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  1. Realizing that I could invest the cost of the...

    Realizing that I could invest the cost of the shiny-item-of-the-day instead, and have a perpetual income stream.

    Is that $5 latte really worth 25 cents a year, *forever*? Nope.
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    Sort of....

    Sort of....
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    I will see if the library has it!

    I will see if the library has it!
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    My experience at Princeton in the '80s, and my...

    My experience at Princeton in the '80s, and my daughter's experience there in the '10s, seem to indicate that there is a significant portion, but a minority, of the students that enjoy, even still,...
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    Well, that saves me a research project and some...

    Well, that saves me a research project and some counter space :-)

    Your wise advice on the toaster oven and slow cooker are much appreciated!
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    I'm a big fan of VPNs, anonymyzing proxy servers,...

    I'm a big fan of VPNs, anonymyzing proxy servers, throw-away email addresses, anonymous VOIP services, and encrypted mail.

    Keeps out at least some of the riff raff.
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    I am familiar with how many "rape kits" we pull...

    I am familiar with how many "rape kits" we pull off the shelf each year in the county and go through the evidence collection process with. Around 1-2 dozen. They lead, each year, to nearly zero...
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    Convection/microwave. I may swoon. In my...

    Convection/microwave. I may swoon. In my endless anticipation of the flying cars and Mars colony promised to me in my youth, I somehow overlooked this great leap into the future.

    Oh brave new...
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    I was speaking to my mother about the...

    I was speaking to my mother about the toaster-oven idea just yesterday, as I remembered she used one quite a bit in The Olde Days. She confessed to me that she still does for most of her 1-person...
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    I will shortly be the only resident here, as my...

    I will shortly be the only resident here, as my daughter heads off to the UK for grad school. Well, except for the dog and the cat, but they seem unable to cook at all:-)



    On this point, no. ...
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    There's also EOC in the other direction, I...

    There's also EOC in the other direction, I suppose. Parents in the past typically planned on their children help support them in their old age.
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    I have no idea what this means. I pay my local...

    I have no idea what this means. I pay my local merchants in cash or silver Eagles or boxes of .380ACP or 9mm ammo. Or sometimes salmon or preserves or eggs.
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    I will confess. I have never used a slow cooker...

    I will confess. I have never used a slow cooker of any sort.

    In my current reduced circumstances, I am wondering if it might be wise to investigate them more fully.
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    It is in trust for her, she doesn't receive it...

    It is in trust for her, she doesn't receive it until she is 25, unless I choose to allocate her funds from it for educational purposes.

    I have involved her in the investment strategy for it over...
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    Well, I paid 100% of the tuition/room/board for...

    Well, I paid 100% of the tuition/room/board for my daughter's undergraduate education, as she wouldn't have qualified for financial aid, and it seemed cruel to task her with taking out $200k of loans...
  16. Thread: Amazon Bank

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    I greatly rely upon Amazon to make living in my...

    I greatly rely upon Amazon to make living in my remote area easier.

    The biggest problem I have with them these days is that I have to be *very* careful to see who is providing/shipping the goods I...
  17. Thread: Robotic vacuums

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    How noisy are the Roombas in action? I had this...

    How noisy are the Roombas in action? I had this fantasy vision of it sorta-quietly vacuuming the main floor while I am downstairs in my office.
  18. Thread: Robotic vacuums

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    Bump. Now that I am a 1-person housecleaning...

    Bump. Now that I am a 1-person housecleaning team, I am contemplating a Roomba for vacuuming the main floor of our house, or at least several of the rooms in it. Mostly carpeted except for one of...
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    I think you could easily beat it, if you had a...

    I think you could easily beat it, if you had a parachute handy.
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    Like the way he often does the Fmaj7 voicing with...

    Like the way he often does the Fmaj7 voicing with no third (A) in it? Irritates some ladies I know beyond measure.
  21. Thread: Smart phone

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    I was cleaning up my lab the other day and found...

    I was cleaning up my lab the other day and found some of my old flip phones - they were really quite a good solution if you just wanted a simple phone - small, light-weight, easy to carry, relatively...
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    It was actually designed for use in space against...

    It was actually designed for use in space against incoming nuclear warheads, and later for use against the Soviet's huge armored divisions in Europe. The warheads are relatively small, but would...
  23. Thread: Smart phone

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    I use mine mostly as a portable computer and...

    I use mine mostly as a portable computer and camera, it is rare that I make or receive a phone call or text.
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    If my current divorce project runs off the rails,...

    If my current divorce project runs off the rails, I am contemplating moving from the island down to Seattle, dumping the real estate up here, and getting a nice $750k 1 bedroom apartment down in...
  25. Thanks Boss Mare, that is a wonderful suggestion!

    Thanks Boss Mare, that is a wonderful suggestion!
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