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    I just finished backups of my important photos. ...

    I just finished backups of my important photos. I don't trust the cloud either, possibly out of ignorance. I now have these on my laptop memory and desktop memory, plus a copy on a flash drive and...
  2. Thread: Boxabl homes

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    Pretty ingenious. I think I could live in the...

    Pretty ingenious. I think I could live in the small space, but would need a large shed. For the price or a little more I might expect some sort of integrated solar collection and storage system as...
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    Almost done with "Our Story Begins" by Tobias...

    Almost done with "Our Story Begins" by Tobias Wolff. I'd not heard of Tobias Wolff before the Ken Burns Hemingway series where he was featured in several commentaries. I've gathered since that he...
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    Mostly just eye candy, but I enjoyed browsing...

    Mostly just eye candy, but I enjoyed browsing this site that features what they are calling the healthiest homes on the planet.

    https://www.phoenixhaus.com/
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    I enjoyed The Biggest Little Farm. It is about a...

    I enjoyed The Biggest Little Farm. It is about a couple in California buying a 200 acre abandoned farm and orchard and turning it into an organic truck farm for fruit, livestock, and other crops. ...
  6. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    For those concerned about survival of the species...

    For those concerned about survival of the species in the possibility of an extinction event or conditions, going underground seems more practical than settling on a distant planet. I suspect there...
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    The story the salesman gave me is that stainless...

    The story the salesman gave me is that stainless is the better seller and gets preference for parts in that are in critical supply. I suspect you're right about the other odd colors.
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    The news is saying that this is some sort of...

    The news is saying that this is some sort of catchup inflation as the supply chains get up and running again and gas prices get back to pre pandemic supply and demand. So possibly not increase in...
  9. Thread: Bitcoin Seizure

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    I hope this will serve as a deterrent to...

    I hope this will serve as a deterrent to potential hackers, but I doubt it. One of my concerns is more that someone will shut down a critical supply and then just leave it down without any recourse...
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    I'll keep my masks around and might even consider...

    I'll keep my masks around and might even consider wearing them during the next cold and flu season, assuming we're out of Covid issues.

    On my last shopping outing they had hand sanitizer on...
  11. NPR had a recent report on how Amazon Echo and...

    NPR had a recent report on how Amazon Echo and Ring can allow your network to be shared with neighbors using their new Sidewalk feature, starting June 8. The article talks about how it could affect...
  12. There seems to be a small contingent of...

    There seems to be a small contingent of Republican congress officials who claim the assault on the Capitol was little more than a normal tourist visit. At least that's the news spin on their...
  13. I've gotten a little picky about furniture...

    I've gotten a little picky about furniture quality and the use of mystery woods from who knows where. I have a couple of pieces from Room and Board. They are a little pricey, but they identify...
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    I'd probably go with a 7. I've never been much...

    I'd probably go with a 7. I've never been much for dining out, luxury travel, or large gatherings so similar on those fronts. Plus it looks like things are trying to get back to normal.
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    I will follow the advice of respected research,...

    I will follow the advice of respected research, which at this point has basically been the CDC or Fauci.

    I wonder if the government will pick up the bill for any future boosters, or if it will...
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    I am the afore mentioned introvert, so I did...

    I am the afore mentioned introvert, so I did enjoy having a ready excuse for certain social events. Unfortunately, it went along with missing the pleasure of some others.

    I have wondered if it...
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    My first car was an inherited 1957 Studebaker,...

    My first car was an inherited 1957 Studebaker, which was a geezer car at the time, but it was free. It had a V-8, dual exhausts, and was deceptively fast in a few amateur contests. Not quite the...
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    I just renewed my Tracfone days of service. 90...

    I just renewed my Tracfone days of service. 90 days for 19.95. When I upgraded to their out dated but new Galaxy S7 for a hundred dollars or so they boosted my talk time and messages in a way I...
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    I have also used a browser refresh to read a...

    I have also used a browser refresh to read a limited number of NYT articles per month. I subscribe now so don't know if that is still the situation.
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    Pretty interesting. I don't know how...

    Pretty interesting. I don't know how representative the families are relative to any cross section of America. They seem like cherry picked NYT image of things. Plus, being a frugal person I was...
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    Pretty much my understanding, as well. I've...

    Pretty much my understanding, as well.

    I've converted some of my IRA to a Roth every year up until starting social security. Thereafter I've been trying to stay out of a higher tax bracket by...
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    The only place I've been that has dropped the...

    The only place I've been that has dropped the mandates is a gardening supply store. It was about half-and-half maskers and non. The clerk said she puts on her mask when the place is crowded. I've...
  23. It's been my assumption that there are certain...

    It's been my assumption that there are certain rights to privacy that a person forfeits as soon as they use a computer, and that as soon as a person uses facebook, or does a google search, or buys...
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    I use a CPA for my annual tax returns and he...

    I use a CPA for my annual tax returns and he usually give me some time to help explain some ways and times to take capital gains and any retirements savings withdrawals to minimize taxes. It's...
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    The local pharmacies and vaccination sites around...

    The local pharmacies and vaccination sites around here have been offering walk up no appointment needed vaccinations. I'd think anyone who has wanted a vaccination has had a fair chance to get one...
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