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Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,450
Posted By genec

We're talking cloud based tools that need to...

We're talking cloud based tools that need to "phone home," verses just having a purchased install on your machine. Hell, even Windows "phones home" these days.
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 761
Posted By genec

And yet, I find young waitresses and clerks...

And yet, I find young waitresses and clerks respond rather well to being nicely addressed.

No doubt if you say it with a smarmy attitude, that aspect is probably quickly noticed.
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,450
Posted By genec

Sure, then you're paying for full internet access...

Sure, then you're paying for full internet access just to grab a 64 bit license file every time you want to "save." But yeah, technically, that works.
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 02:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,450
Posted By genec

And of course, as I have often stated, the...

And of course, as I have often stated, the "cloud" simply does not exist everywhere.

Imagine being a writer*, going to your remote solar powered cabin, (boat, camping spot, etc) to work on your...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 761
Posted By genec

Was raised in Texas, and have also found that...

Was raised in Texas, and have also found that certain southern hospitality habit is a nice thing.

Good travels to you sir.
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 285
Posted By genec

More like damp, and cool. It only rains...

More like damp, and cool.

It only rains about 36 inches a year in Seattle. More rain in Florida, where it rains more than 52 inches of rain a year... but then... it is "tropical rain."
10-20-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 995
Posted By genec

Yeah, those simulators are so easy... every one...

Yeah, those simulators are so easy... every one should pass, eh?
10-20-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,390
Posted By genec

My two cents... experienced cyclists don't need...

My two cents... experienced cyclists don't need road markings or signs at all, and drivers ignore road marks and signs anyway.
10-20-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 995
Posted By genec

Yeah, I've heard Toronto can be rough... blame on...

Yeah, I've heard Toronto can be rough... blame on poutine and transplanted NYC habits.

BC and Calgary are a bit less hostile.

And, as far as drivers... mandatory 5 or 7 year retesting on...
10-20-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,544
Posted By genec

THIS! In San Diego, cyclists fought to get a...

THIS!

In San Diego, cyclists fought to get a bike path in Mission Valley that went to the beaches... specifically it goes to OB. The Path starts in a baseball recreation area... and is not...
10-20-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,224
Posted By genec

Biggest problem with that "bike lane ends"...

Biggest problem with that "bike lane ends" sign... It needs a bigger one, right on top, that says "CYCLIST WILL USE FULL LANE"

Motorists don't see those bike lane signs... and they then wonder...
10-20-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 995
Posted By genec

Well, you are in freaking Canada for...

Well, you are in freaking Canada for christsake... try a bike commute in a typical crowded azzhle American city during rush hour on a "share the road" street... Now that's competitive road use, my...
Forum: Foo
10-20-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 422
Posted By genec

Or, just buy a new, better rear derailleur. A...

Or, just buy a new, better rear derailleur. A far more noble sacrifice. New parts are better karma... for the bike. Your wallet will hate you, but it's for the cause, man. Maybe something...
Forum: Foo
10-19-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,211
Views: 776,040
Posted By genec

Nah... he slowed to 55. ;)

Nah... he slowed to 55. ;)
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,745
Posted By genec

My wife is an artist, and there just enough...

My wife is an artist, and there just enough things that she needs, that the local stores never seem to stock that "they can order for us" that means we either pay shipping or drive back to the store,...
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By genec

6 years newer, i7 vice i5 and probably much...

6 years newer, i7 vice i5 and probably much better GPU. And loads more memory... a real computer. Not that "toaster" you were trying to use. Radeon GPU?

Of course the irony is it has the same...
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By genec

Finally, a REAL computer. Congratulations. :D

Finally, a REAL computer. Congratulations. :D
10-16-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,544
Posted By genec

Is it really about "getting people out of cars?"...

Is it really about "getting people out of cars?" Or is it more about putting cycling on a level playing field, as a mode of transportation.

So much infrastructure now FAVORS the automobile, and in...
10-16-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,544
Posted By genec

I bike commuted for 35 years in SoCal... San...

I bike commuted for 35 years in SoCal... San Diego, specifically. The thing that made it work was a safe place to put my bike, and showers at the office. Every office in which I worked had...
10-16-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,544
Posted By genec

So do empty parking spots in the Walmart lot mean...

So do empty parking spots in the Walmart lot mean those many more people are not being served?

Frankly, someday, I'd love to see an ad that says...

"Is your surgeon a second class citizen? "...
10-16-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,544
Posted By genec

Isn't just amazing how ALL these places can...

Isn't just amazing how ALL these places can devote acres of asphalt to motor vehicles, right up to the front door, and can't seem to dedicate the space of one car to a few bikes?

Enough excuses...
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,130
Posted By genec

That is actually mostly good news... it means she...

That is actually mostly good news... it means she is willing to work with you to resolve this. Take that as a positive sign.
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,450
Posted By genec

Good question... it had somthing to do with 50...

Good question... it had somthing to do with 50 year old newspapers still being readable, while any media today can dissappear as soon as the power is turned off. And honestly, I doubt an SSD can...
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By genec

Well I know my fat tire Huffy beach cruiser is a...

Well I know my fat tire Huffy beach cruiser is a blast to ride... albeit the somewhat weak crank and handlebars and brakes. (it creaks like old stairs when I really "get on it")

The biggest issue...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By genec

Iz just fer cruzin' 'round, eh? I would...

Iz just fer cruzin' 'round, eh?

I would think for downhills y'd want some suspension.

I could see it as a gravel or sand bike though.

Sugar sand is heck even on a fat tire trails bike....
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,450
Posted By genec

Yeah... my biggest fear...

Yeah... my biggest fear...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,450
Posted By genec

What folks may not know is that DVDs, if not...

What folks may not know is that DVDs, if not stored in a dry enough environment, start to corrode, and delaminate. And, as I mentioned... needs a reader... which includes the right software.

How...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,450
Posted By genec

Yeah, great story, but it only applies to some. ...

Yeah, great story, but it only applies to some. I have great close vision... even at my ripe old age. It's seeing at a distance that is my weakness... I'd never see the sabre toothed tiger...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,450
Posted By genec

The real irony, as a librarian professional...

The real irony, as a librarian professional recently reminded me, is that books last a long time, on the right paper, centuries.

Electronic media on the other hand, is quite volatile... and...
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By genec

Apparently she just added two new signature moves...

Apparently she just added two new signature moves to her "resume."

If I understand this correctly, that is a total of 4 new moves that will be known as "Biles skills..."

She is literally...
10-13-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,379
Posted By genec

I would think a human life has more value. But...

I would think a human life has more value. But apparently cyclists are less than litter.
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By genec

You have a talking dog?

You have a talking dog?
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 01:23 PM
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 16,707
Posted By genec

Thing is, it isn't just a haircut... note the...

Thing is, it isn't just a haircut... note the tight braids.
10-13-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,379
Posted By genec

The fine for littering in California is $1000. ...

The fine for littering in California is $1000. Go figure.
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By genec

OMG Simone Biles...

Simone Biles makes history by winning her 24th world championship medal — the most for any gymnast!...
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,450
Posted By genec

Amen! Thanks Norman. Heck, I don't even need...

Amen! Thanks Norman. Heck, I don't even need slippers. :)
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,450
Posted By genec

We have often taken two papers... a local, and a...

We have often taken two papers... a local, and a Sunday... a larger paper such as LA Times or Seattle Times.

For a while, we took three papers.

My wife complained that she just didn't have time...
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,450
Posted By genec

Why I love good old fashion NEWSPAPERS...

Now I don't mean old fashion in any political sense... I just mean paper... the paper version of the daily news.

For one, you can quickly scan all the stories on a page, determine what you...
Forum: Foo
10-12-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 16,707
Posted By genec

Florida has a special kind of crazy... I think...

Florida has a special kind of crazy... I think the heat, humidity and occasional hurricane just sets it in.
Forum: Foo
10-12-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By genec

RIP Robert Forster...best known from Jackie Brown

Max Cherry.

https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/entertainment/robert-forster-dies-academy-award-022737602.html
...
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By genec

I actually think this won't work well until they...

I actually think this won't work well until they are at least equipped with the basic smarts of some of the best drones... those that have collision avoidance, GPS and ground following and self...
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By genec

For those of you asking, "where are the flying cars..."

Your wish may finally come true...


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-porsche-electric/boeing-partners-with-porsche-on-electric-flying-car-idUSKBN1WP2J2
...
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By genec

Of course, if you want some REAL computing...

Of course, if you want some REAL computing power... get a Hackintosh.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xkq8k/mac-pro-upgrade-community
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By genec

Try a pro, and quit playing with the toys... ...

Try a pro, and quit playing with the toys...

Jeeze, like trying to use a "Surface" for CAD.
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By genec

Fine... don't use a "mini." It is not a "real"...

Fine... don't use a "mini." It is not a "real" computer.
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By genec

Just get a real computer.

Just get a real computer.
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By genec

New wave... and you're complaining about...

New wave... and you're complaining about "noise?" Sheesh.

I love the sounds of birds in the morning.

New Wave is just machines "squawking."
Forum: Foo
10-06-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 445
Posted By genec

Maybe it is simply a google maps thing... can't...

Maybe it is simply a google maps thing... can't find a PO box on google maps, but an address shows up fine.

In Chicago, just use 1060 West Addison Street. ;)
Forum: Foo
10-06-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 445
Posted By genec

Jeeze, I am in an RV park at the moment, and have...

Jeeze, I am in an RV park at the moment, and have no issues getting Amazon deliveries there... usually FEDEX, or US mail.
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