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by CT-Scott
Thu May 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: So I got married! (Not really)
Replies: 19
Views: 727

Re: So I got married! (Not really)

A few random thoughts... - I envy people who remember their dreams, especially so many details. It's rare that I remember anything about what I dreamed about the night before. Is this perhaps a side-effect of me drinking in the evening and having sleep apnea? I'm pretty sure my inability to remember...
by CT-Scott
Sun May 10, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID-19 - lack of logic while frustration boils over
Replies: 1
Views: 192

COVID-19 - lack of logic while frustration boils over

More and more news each day of a growing number of people getting fed up with the current lockdown/rules. I see things from both perspectives. My wife has some medical concerns, including asthma. My daughter also has asthma. I've got some issues of my own. So, when I go out (I'm the one who goes out...
by CT-Scott
Wed May 06, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Time to replace Macbook Pro?
Replies: 106
Views: 2731

Re: Time to replace Macbook Pro?

Yee ha! So - what's the consensus on picking upgrades? Option 1: get a basic configuration and plan on replacing in 4-5 years. Option 2: max out memory and cpu, and count on keeping it for 7 years or more. I did Option 2 in 2013, and the limit I ran into is the battery - performance is otherwise fi...
by CT-Scott
Wed May 06, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Every New Car You Can Still Buy with a Manual Transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Every New Car You Can Still Buy with a Manual Transmission

I prefer manual transmission. My first MT was a 1991 Toyota MR2, bought new. When I married my wife she had a 1993 (I think) Nissan Altima that was also MT and a pretty nice car, overall. Quite some time later I bought a 2008 (I think) Mazda RX-8, brand new. That was so much fun to drive, but horrib...
by CT-Scott
Tue May 05, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Intellectual Property (IP) & Theft
Replies: 196
Views: 5310

Re: Intellectual Property (IP) & Theft

This overall topic is especially interesting to me in the coronatimes. as I see so many parallels. Restaurant CEO on COVID-19: 'I honestly don't see a scenario where 50% to 60% of restaurants don't close' https://finance.yahoo.com/news/atlas-restaurant-group-ceo-on-coronavirus-impacts-124127891.html...
by CT-Scott
Tue May 05, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Warren Buffet goes nuts and exposes the fraud that is the USA
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Warren Buffet goes nuts and exposes the fraud that is the USA

Unlike so many in the knuckleheads forum, I'm not a Warren Buffet groupie, but I just read this article and was pretty amazed and impressed by how clearly/simply/casually he expresses his confidence in the US economy based simply on the fact that this country can pay its own debts via their own prin...
by CT-Scott
Tue May 05, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2128
Views: 65669

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I know this will probably sound heartless and appalling to some people (probably the same ones who don't want kids playing in the park) but I can't help but think of the beneficial effect COVID is having on reducing the enormous cost of end of life care in this country and others with aging populat...
by CT-Scott
Tue May 05, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Football!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: Football!!!

For anyone who hasn't watched "Project 11" on ESPN, please do so and post back with your thoughts. Full disclosure: I'm an Alex Smith fanboi...started following him with the 49ers in 2011...then followed him to the Chiefs...then to the Redskins.
by CT-Scott
Sat May 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Intellectual Property (IP) & Theft
Replies: 196
Views: 5310

Re: Intellectual Property (IP) & Theft

Anyway, Scott, here's the quote In fact, based on my very limited understanding of what "patent trolls" are, I actually consider them to be a very good thing. So that's that. Well, now you got me to go back and reread what I wrote, and I see that you selectively quoted me, so I'm disappointed that ...
by CT-Scott
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Intellectual Property (IP) & Theft
Replies: 196
Views: 5310

Re: Intellectual Property (IP) & Theft

And I doubt Scott said trolls are a good thing. In any case, the problem is not patent trolls. The problem is really not even other people who hold patents. It's the patent system itself. It's sort of like--for those of us who oppose welfare, the problem is not the people who sign up to get it. If ...
by CT-Scott
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2128
Views: 65669

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Interesting article:

Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab With Millions of U.S. Dollars For Risky Coronavirus Research
https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-backe ... 0741?amp=1
by CT-Scott
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kat Klub
Replies: 346
Views: 10860

Re: Kat Klub

Well, last night another mouse made the mistake of roaming around our house. My wife and I were watching some TV and I got up to go to the kitchen and saw Zuzu playing with a mouse, which I assumed at first was one of the toy mice. On second look, nope, it was a live one. My wife started filming the...