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Sat Apr 5

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:59 AM

Re: METAR Contest 2014: Q1

HoHum,

Not that it will make much difference, but my safe bet CHS had a dividend of $.075. It went ex-div on March 13, and paid March 31.

My long shot LDK is still an unfolding story, but is trading again as LDKSY. It actually had [more]

Fri Mar 28

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 4:18 PM

Re: Unfortunate Publishing Layouts

Add this one to the list from Apple....

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-new-york-times-ad-fligh...

Ralph

Fri Mar 14

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 9:36 PM

Re: Happy pi day

It's actually a lack of clarity in the units of measurement:

3.14.15 9:26.53.5
M DD YY H MM SS.S

and I believe the seconds can be carried out to any degree of desired precision. Sorry for being unclear.


The [more]

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 12:28 PM

Re: Happy pi day

Next year is super pie day; 3.14.15

I believe you are a victim of rounding error, and will be celebrating alone a year early. Or at least not with any engineers/mathematicians.

Ralph

Wed Mar 12

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:29 PM

Re: GM ignition switch

Ahhhh............the woes of mass production! Does like Mercedes Benz or VW (smaller guys on the block) have this size of recalls?

Small guy VW?

Top 3 manufacturers by volume, 2012

1: Toyota [more]

Sun Mar 9

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:59 PM

Re: OT the free bridge

The Michigan legislature voted against the new bridge. The Governor did an end run to proceed by his decree.

The voters of Michigan saw through billionaire Matty Maroun's snow job in November 2012 (Maroun is the owner of the [more]

Mon Feb 17

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:59 PM

Re: Credit Card vs PayPal

If you share a bank account, then why not just share a PayPal account?

BTW, have you considered getting a Square card reader?


The state and federal regulations make it very difficult to establish a business that is never [more]

Sun Feb 16

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:12 PM

Re: Credit Card vs PayPal

Paypal will only allow one holder of a Paypal account.

So just set up your own account.

Two people, two accounts.


Maybe, maybe not. I recently tried to set up an account for my wife so she could accept [more]

Fri Feb 14

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:39 PM

Re: OT - Geeks Gone Wild

aj,

Watch this 6 year old movie if you'd like to see more of what everyday technology can do. (For you? To you? In spite of you?)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1059786/
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Mon Feb 3

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:06 PM

Re: Floppy Diskettes

I also have some old cds, and I'm sure I could find a crafty friend who could put them to good use - coasters, mobiles, etc.

They make great reflectors when placed at the base of C5 Christmas lights. (Assuming you still use those [more]

Sat Jan 25

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 12:52 PM

Re: Simple Battery Test.

Well, I just bounced my freshly charged rechargeable Duracells, and they bounce all over the place...but they last a long time. So I call BS...

The guy in the clip said it works for all types of alkaline batteries. Your rechargeables [more]

Sat Dec 14

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GrandpaRalph posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:17 AM

Pop-Ups - New Tabs and Audio Only

In the past few days, I've suddenly been plagued by two different, but perhaps related issues with some kind of "pop-up" ads.

In the first case, when I (for instance) click on a specific message on a Fool Board, a separate tab [more]

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