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by dualstow
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls
Replies: 21
Views: 322

Re: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls

Contractors always want to talk so that they can be hands free and I make every effort to not pick up. O0 Can’t hear them, have no idea how to answer their questions, let alone on the fly. I take a message and then look it up...
by dualstow
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Where would you move?
Replies: 46
Views: 1124

Re: Where would you move?

I live in one of those North Texas Suburbs. People are moving here in droves but personally I don’t see the attraction. The weather is terrible. It is 10pm as I write this and the temp is 92 with a “feels like” of 100. The “feels like” during the day is 111 and that will last until October. North T...
by dualstow
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Google services are failing
Replies: 16
Views: 254

Re: Google services are failing

Rather bold article from WSJ today: https://www.wsj.com/articles/quit-chrome-safari-and-edge-are-just-better-browsers-for-you-and-your-computer-11594558801?mod=hp_lead_pos8 This is the year, people. It’s the year I challenge you to pack up your bookmarks and wave bye-bye to Google’s browser, and pi...
by dualstow
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls
Replies: 21
Views: 322

Re: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls

There's an easy fix for that. Copy the link to a txt file or an email to yourself. You can have one file or email thread called "Crap my brother sent me" or a separate file/email with a specific title relative to the link. Or an even more general file: "crap people send me." The only downside is tha...
by dualstow
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: My Stand Up Act
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: My Stand Up Act

Nice job! I laughed! I saw your name in the Amazon author thread posts first and immediately googled, because that’s what I do. (I can’t handle github, so no SearX for me). Unsurprisingly, there are a few guys out there who share your name. Nope..that guy’s from Shanghai. No, this guy’s in Toronto. ...
by dualstow
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls
Replies: 21
Views: 322

Re: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls

Tortoise, i think about this all the time. • I agree on the sense of immediacy. There’s someone I use both email and texting (Signal app) with, and even though we have explicitly agreed that Signal should not signify the need for an urgent response, the feeling is sometimes there. • Sending a long “...
by dualstow
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Google services are failing
Replies: 16
Views: 254

Re: Google services are failing

I have had some gmail emails vanish. Others are there, but i can’t get to them by searching even if i put in the right search words. i have to know the date or take the long slog to go through as many as I have time for.
by dualstow
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Where would you move?
Replies: 46
Views: 1124

Re: Where would you move?

You may have seen this, Sophie, now that you have the WSJ. Connecticut: https://www.wsj.com/articles/connecticut-suburbs-coronavirus-new-york-real-estate-houses-for-sale-weston-fairfield-11594558882 ( I did a lot of scrolling to find this thread and boy did I miss a lot of topics lately. Smith poste...
by dualstow
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Second passport?
Replies: 29
Views: 463

Re: Second passport?

I mean, look at Sicilians. They have a very rich and diverse history and ancestry.
Yeah, technically Italy was unified late after the period of city-states, but there’s this thing called the Roman Empire.
by dualstow
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Second passport?
Replies: 29
Views: 463

Re: Second passport?

You offering dualstow? ;D Vinny - I'm as American as it gets i.e. a mongrel. 1/2 Palestinian, 1/4 Polish, 1/4 Italian. The 1/4 Italian just happens to be precisely what is required for the Italian passport (patriarchal descent). Feels a little like cheating but hey, I didn't make the rules. Well, m...
by dualstow
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Second passport?
Replies: 29
Views: 463

Re: Second passport?

sophie wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:34 am

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It's a bit like the Israeli "right of return" - for which I decidedly do not qualify.
Marry a nice Jewish boy?
by dualstow
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1385
Views: 255969

Re: Stock scream room

Ocho started posting less frequently even before coronavirus hit. I hope it’s not my fault. I know he wasn’t happy with some of my posts about immigration and ICE happenings.