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by Xan
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5231
Views: 822080

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Yes, in Plano. Outside the Plano DPS when my wife went to get her license there was an employee standing outside shouting that this is a Federal Building and mask mandates are in effect. They are still by appointment only at that location. There shouldn't be anything federal about the Plano DPS. Th...
by Xan
Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5231
Views: 822080

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I went into a big chain hospital today. No masking requirements for entry or otherwise. I gather that this is still not the case in some US states? In my part of Western Massachusetts it is always masks for anything medically related. I think that might be the only places where that is the case. No...
by Xan
Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Old Computers
Replies: 17
Views: 139

Old Computers

...Sound Blaster I remember when I first got into PC building (this was like 2005 or so), it was a serious faux pas amongst enthusiasts to use onboard audio. To be fair, those sound blaster cards were REALLY good at creating spatial audio. The usual snide remark about onboard audio was "do you real...
by Xan
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ChatGPT and what it means for our future
Replies: 68
Views: 1263

Re: ChatGPT and what it means for our future

Write a description of downtown Antigua, Guatemala using the style of prose of Ernest Hemingway. The morning sun cast its golden hue on the cobblestone streets of Antigua, Guatemala. The centuries-old architecture, with its ornate facades of brightly painted stucco, seemed almost to glimmer in the ...
by Xan
Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 38
Views: 992

Re: Inflation

Maddy wrote:
Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:39 pm
C'mon, everybody's heard of Queen Nephrotiti.

Is she the one that died of kidney failure?
by Xan
Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The State of the Economy
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: The State of the Economy

I would just like to point out again that debt as a currency user (an individual, a household, a state, a country with a currency that's backed or pegged) is qualitatively a completely different thing from debt as a currency issuer (a nation-state with its own fiat currency).
by Xan
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 114
Views: 2936

Re: Mar A Lago documents

vnatale wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:16 pm
From the above which I prior posted (if the information is accurate):

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You asked how one could stage 12 documents:
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And, I believe the number 12 has gone up since your earlier post.
by Xan
Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 114
Views: 2936

Re: Mar A Lago documents

During an interview on "60 Minutes" from September, Biden was asked about the viral photograph of top secret documents spread across the floor by the FBI following the raid of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. "When you saw the photograph of the top secret documents laid out on the floor at...
by Xan
Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Football
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Football

carrgordon wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:38 pm
Unfortunately, you're right, George Washington never got to see the development of the West Coast offense or any of the other advancements in football strategy.
Welcome, carrgordon! Do you prefer the barbell or the bullet strategy for bonds?
by Xan
Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Holding Vanguard Funds in a Fidelity Account
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Holding Vanguard Funds in a Fidelity Account

Well, it turns out that Fidelity does not have a fee to sell either of the mutual funds I transferred over (VTSAX and VWIAX [Wellesley-- forgot about that one]. They said that the fee pertains only to Vanguard mutual funds purchased through Fidelity. So this is very good news. Now I simply need to ...
by Xan
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 114
Views: 2936

Re: Mar A Lago documents

During an interview on "60 Minutes" from September, Biden was asked about the viral photograph of top secret documents spread across the floor by the FBI following the raid of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. "When you saw the photograph of the top secret documents laid out on the floor at...
by Xan
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Holding Vanguard Funds in a Fidelity Account
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Holding Vanguard Funds in a Fidelity Account

Couldn't you move those mutual fund holdings back to Vanguard to sell them?
by Xan
Mon Jan 09, 2023 9:25 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Silver
Replies: 40
Views: 1284

Re: Silver

I used to have a crush on Cate Planchet. True story, I had an ex lover that looked just like her, if you drank just two martinis. She also came complete with her own venezuelan female bisexual lover. Made for an exciting summer. Back to silver.....outstanding deal here:https://bullionexchanges.com/...
by Xan
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kat Klub
Replies: 468
Views: 85448

Re: Kat Klub

Do you have leash laws for cats where in live in Texas??!! I have never heard of such a thing. I have lived in my house for over 40 years now and the obedience of all the dog owners in my neighborhood to the dog leash laws is so strong that I cannot remember the last time someone's dog came on my p...
by Xan
Sun Jan 08, 2023 4:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kat Klub
Replies: 468
Views: 85448

Re: Kat Klub

vnatale wrote:
Sun Jan 08, 2023 4:52 pm
dualstow wrote:
Sun Jan 08, 2023 4:19 pm
her name’s Lily!
Thanks! I have forgot that fact!

This one looks exactly like one of mine and I'm sure that if she was in the same situation she'd act the same .....
That one looks to be in violation of the leash law, to the detriment of local wildlife.
by Xan
Fri Jan 06, 2023 8:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: WiFi Extender?
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: WiFi Extender?

Pay a guy to run ethernet cables. Even theoretically perfect wifi has all kinds of interference and latency. https://www.gnswireless.com/info/full-duplex-vs-half-duplex Or use the google Nest extenders Hear, hear. A wire is always the best answer if it's possible. I'm a big wired believer myself. W...
by Xan
Fri Jan 06, 2023 8:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: WiFi Extender?
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: WiFi Extender?

Pay a guy to run ethernet cables. Even theoretically perfect wifi has all kinds of interference and latency. https://www.gnswireless.com/info/full-duplex-vs-half-duplex Or use the google Nest extenders I did run an ethernet cable connected to the back of this main router in this room, put it throug...
by Xan
Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: WiFi Extender?
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: WiFi Extender?

Are you sure the electrical monitor doesn't have a wired connector, since you're running a wire anyway?
by Xan
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1698
Views: 278267

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I think I have just favorite lines and scenes, like “ nojo on the rojo. ” Sometimes it’s nice to review the show, like slipping into a warm bath. Familiarity + 90s nostalgia. "90s TV nostalgia" (particularly for a show on Fox) reminded me of this phenomenal article about how Rupert Murdoch got the ...
by Xan
Fri Dec 30, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 944
Views: 60548

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Glennds and vantale, I hereby invoke Godwin's law. If you're really being serious, Godwin's law is mostly aimed at the use of Hitler comparisons in the context of the Holocaust which you know is not the case here. Godwin's law itself can be applied mistakenly or abused as a distraction, diversion o...
by Xan
Sat Dec 24, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: DIY Real Estate
Replies: 28
Views: 920

Re: DIY Real Estate

I was thinking that if I had taken a conservative real estate path out of college, I may have been able to mostly retire at 30 to 35. Part of it was based on the fact that my technical degree gave me a better than average salary, the other part of it was that I was from a very nice but relatively c...
by Xan
Thu Dec 22, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Twitter Files
Replies: 149
Views: 4646

Re: The Twitter Files

Let's assume/breakdown the one tweet theory would have changed the election. First of all, that tweet had to rise above the noise of several 1000, 10s/100s of thousands??? of tweets made daily. Second, you have to assume this tweet would have been categorically decisive. I chose not to make that as...
by Xan
Wed Dec 21, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2459

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

Boris Johnson also wants the war to end quickly but has the opposite approach. https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-a-quick-end-to-the-war-step-up-aid-to-ukraine-weapons-aerial-vehicles-february-boundaries-missiles-11670591008 I don’t care how often I have to say it: The war in Ukraine can end only with...
by Xan
Wed Dec 21, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Twitter Files
Replies: 149
Views: 4646

Re: The Twitter Files

I'm not on Twitter at all. But do you really not see the principle here? If unelected bureaucrats at the government are willing and able to coerce (by one or more of various means) the press into suppressing stories they don't like, isn't that bad? The story here is not Twitter per se, it's that the...
by Xan
Wed Dec 21, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Twitter Files
Replies: 149
Views: 4646

Re: The Twitter Files

While I was on Twitter last regarding my favorite college basketball team I got a lot of enjoyment reading all the excited responses by fellow fans to the exciting double overtime win that had just concluded moments before. And that right there explains your jaded view of the situation. I guess nob...