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Water Cooler / Re: Longest Shutdown Ever
« on: January 17, 2019, 05:58:00 AM »
>> For those who don't have savings, desperation is starting to set in.

I've been listening to an audiobook, Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence, by James Clapper. He held several key positions in the American intelligence community, sometimes reporting directly to the president.

In discussing various budget shenanigans, shutdowns, sequestration etc. over the years, he made the chilling point that it's a not exactly a bright idea to put employees with high security clearance and access to sensitive information into positions of financial hardship.

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Traffic / Re: Google Moved $23 Billion To Bermuda Tax Haven In 2017
« on: January 05, 2019, 09:11:54 AM »
>> a moral duty to pay your share of taxes in some peoples view

I would agree with that if we could count on our taxes being spent in moral ways.

As things are, I have mixed feelings...

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Those videos are quite something. Having looked at some of them, I would make a point of NEVER, EVER, EVER eating at Carl's.

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Water Cooler / Re: I quit watching TV 20+ years ago,
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:53:59 PM »
>> except for having a roommate for a year who had a TV

I would happily get rid of TV but my husband won't.

I therefore see quite a bit of TV by default but I am never, ever the one who turns it on.

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Water Cooler / Re: Thermal Cameras - looking for info
« on: December 27, 2018, 10:01:53 PM »
That is a magazine-quality review!

I had already discovered the Flir: https://www.flir.com/products/c3/ so it's great to have a less expensive option to consider.


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Water Cooler / Re: Thermal Cameras - looking for info
« on: December 27, 2018, 09:03:42 PM »
No, wanting to identify areas of heat loss throughout the building envelope.

We have c-c-c-cold winters here in Manitoba and beefing up insulation is usually a very productive investment.

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Water Cooler / Thermal Cameras - looking for info
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:28:46 PM »
I'm looking for info and ideas about thermal cameras, for possible use in a remodelling project.

Any thoughts? Cautions, concerns, recommendations?

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Water Cooler / Re: Package Thieves Get Surprised
« on: December 18, 2018, 09:50:08 PM »
I laughed almost to tears.  :D

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Water Cooler / Re: What bankruptcy looks like in Google Trends
« on: December 17, 2018, 05:15:13 PM »
Has anyone besides me noted a connection between rude sales staff and company "difficulties"?

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Water Cooler / Re: Business: Do YOU plan ahead?
« on: December 11, 2018, 01:24:11 AM »
My big goals are months or even years out there, but the step-by-step actions that will get me there tend to have mental timelines of days or weeks.

When it comes to planning, I'm pretty good about deciding WHAT needs to be done and in what order. Alas, I'm not always so good about achieving the WHEN.

My biggest challenges are
  • estimating how long things will take,
  • getting back on track after interruptions and distractions,
  • getting back on track after interruptions and distractions, and
  • getting back on track after interruptions and distractions,

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Water Cooler / Re: Hell, I'm going with 22s
« on: December 08, 2018, 05:22:30 AM »
My 2010 Honda Insight got 56/55 mpg when I drove to PubCon. That was 56 mpg driving from Manitoba to Las Vegas, and 55 mpg on the way home. I attribute the difference to slightly cooler temperatures on the return trip. I usually stayed under 65 mph even if the posted limit was higher.

The Insight shows the mileage you're getting as you drive and you can really see the difference in fuel efficiency at different speeds.

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Water Cooler / Re: Change your age legally
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:59:36 PM »
69-year-old man loses case to lower his legal age by 20 years

https://twitter.com/i/moments/1069634306975252480

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Water Cooler / Re: Key fob relay attacks
« on: November 30, 2018, 04:00:57 PM »
Scary thought: this kind of attack could work in more places than just at home.

Suppose your car was parked outside a restaurant where you were having dinner, and one of these scanners picked up the key fob in your pocket?

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Traffic / Re: Search Engine Lamd deindexed
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:44:30 PM »
Ha! I came to post that link but you beat me to it.

They made a good point about the search console.

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Water Cooler / Re: John Henry and Gary Kasparov
« on: November 22, 2018, 07:12:33 PM »
>> IMO it's also questionable whether everyone should be treated entirely the same

What's equal isn't always fair, and what's fair isn't always equal.

Like the Serenity Prayer says, give us the wisdom to tell the difference!

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