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    Fits right in there with the declaration at my...

    Fits right in there with the declaration at my old place that we were now all responsible for our own career paths.

    Oh, except for when there were no promotions or job changes, owing to "the bad...
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    Things I haven't seen others mention: - For...

    Things I haven't seen others mention:

    - For meds, last time we flew internationally (November) the Theater of Security Agency (TSA) required us to travel with the meds in their original container...
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    Some cash around the house, some savings accounts...

    Some cash around the house, some savings accounts (different banks to address a single point of failure), some CDs. Line of credit in case we just want to shift when we pay for something huge.
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    This is what we did: the SEPP (and several...

    This is what we did: the SEPP (and several thousand dollars we'd saved up in readily-accessible accounts) was our safety net while I got my business going or ... well, whatever. The decision is not...
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    Welcome!

    Welcome!
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    Trader Joe's typically has very good prices on...

    Trader Joe's typically has very good prices on sustainably-raised ground beef, but the label says it comes from Australia/New Zealand or somesuch. I don't think I need to go all the way to the...
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    The cordless ones do. Maybe some of the "gamers"...

    The cordless ones do. Maybe some of the "gamers" mice with extra buttons/features.

    I'm guessing they don't. Hardly anyone "fixes" anymore. Even the folks at places like Geek Squad and ChipHeads...
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    Heh. A few things to try: - Turn the mouse...

    Heh.

    A few things to try:
    - Turn the mouse over and make sure the beam that positions the arrow is clean and clear. If your mouse is old enough to have a little ball inside, release it and...
  9. Microsoft has been retreating from the tiled...

    Microsoft has been retreating from the tiled interface since Windows 8 was released -- at least for non-mobile users. It was implemented poorly (it was only after a dot-revision update that an...
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    This is pretty much me. I research the jeebus out...

    This is pretty much me. I research the jeebus out of whatever it is. Quantitative values are helpful, but so are opinions because, if nothing else, they pose questions I have to answer for myself. I...
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    The site forum software can tell you that: ...

    The site forum software can tell you that:

    http://i62.tinypic.com/w06y9s.jpg

    When there's a green circle with an arrow in it, you've responded to that topic at least once.

    Boldface indicates...
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    Actually, at least some of the physical stuff is...

    Actually, at least some of the physical stuff is still necessary: the CD/tape/record/whatever. That's the proof that you purchased the music and didn't just download it from somewhere. At least as...
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    Ironically, our co-op, with the costs of...

    Ironically, our co-op, with the costs of butchering, the storefront(s), the living wages, and everything else, is the least-expensive place to buy "the good stuff" at retail. For example, ground beef...
  14. Filtering software pretty much falls into two...

    Filtering software pretty much falls into two camps: blacklist and whitelist. Blacklists are set up so access is allowed to all sites which are not on the blacklist. Either you or your software...
  15. Or he's a lot older now and he can't do two...

    Or he's a lot older now and he can't do two performances in two days (he did an impromptu concert in a small NYC venue the day before SNL)....

    DW and I watched; she's always been more of an SNL...
  16. Got it. Thanks for the clarification. :)

    Got it. Thanks for the clarification. :)
  17. Well, that's essentially the way franchising...

    Well, that's essentially the way franchising works. You front the money and hire others to run the thing for you. That seems to be alive and well as a way of doing business.

    Actually, I agree...
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    $18 every 4-6 weeks for a haircut, so about $200...

    $18 every 4-6 weeks for a haircut, so about $200 for the year. And a package of combs to make up for the ones I inevitably lose. The dog gets far more expensive cuts than I do. One only hopes she...
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    Yes, thanks, bae. It has long really bugged me...

    Yes, thanks, bae.

    It has long really bugged me that, while farmers (at least here in the upper Midwest) are a red-state lot, they're more than happy to accept government money (subsidies,...
  20. Thread: How we met

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    DW and I met on-line (now the service is called...

    DW and I met on-line (now the service is called match.com). She was too busy with work and I was too busy with work and family stuff to be really social. Much easier to look around the Web site at 6...
  21. I probably could dig up articles explaining why,...

    I probably could dig up articles explaining why, but why would Cortana on the desktop have fewer commands than the mobile version? I'd guess that telephony commands might be "grayed out" but I...
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    I'm guessing multi-generational friendships will...

    I'm guessing multi-generational friendships will become less and less common. It's just harder to attend funerals/weddings/christenings/etc. (formal occasions that mark friendship) when people live...
  23. I, too, became an accidental landlord. What...

    I, too, became an accidental landlord.

    What I've learned is that you will not be able to count on getting only "good" tenants. Not that I have bad tenants, mind you, but that there are enough...
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    DW and I bought a PowerBall ticket last night and...

    DW and I bought a PowerBall ticket last night and spent dinner discussing what we would do with our "half-billion". It was a fun conversation (well worth the $2 the ticket cost). One of the ideas...
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    The problem with computers is that they can...

    The problem with computers is that they can pretty much do only what we tell them to do. There's an old saying in computer-dom: "Garbage in, garbage out." If no one codes that you were in last week...
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