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Fri Sep 19

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KenAtPcs replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 1:52 PM

Re: One hit wonders

Be aware there's two versions. The original publisher didn't like Heinlein's ending, and requested it be changed. The 1995 Baen edition of the book contains both endings.

Thanks, Phil. I did happen to read of that before ordering a [more]

Thu Sep 18

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KenAtPcs replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 8:08 PM

Re: One hit wonders

Earth Abides
I read this over 40 years ago, and remember virtually nothing about it. Time for a re-read, I think. It was by George R. Stewart, and according to wikipedia, it was his only SF novel.

Canticle of [more]

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KenAtPcs replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 7:48 PM

Re: One hit wonders

Belongs right up there with Robert A. Heinlein's Podkayne of Mars

Obviously OT, but thanks, Dave. I thought I'd heard of (if not read) all of Heinlein's major novels, but apparently not. Sounds interesting to me; I've ordered a [more]

Wed Sep 17

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KenAtPcs posted to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 8:11 PM

One hit wonders

I'm enjoying the other threads, so I'll try one of my own.

Books that you really loved from authors that didn't write any other books that were nearly as good (or popular).

Two of my all-time favorites come to mind. If you [more]

Mon Sep 15

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KenAtPcs replied to the Major League Baseball board. 12:55 AM

Re: The batting order from hell (Nats)

Now how about your guys beat the Angels in the playoffs?

So you'd rather the Nats faced the Tigers in the WS than the Angels?

I can understand that! I'd rather face any other team than the Angels, naturally. It surely seems [more]

Sun Sep 14

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KenAtPcs replied to the Major League Baseball board. 8:10 PM

Re: The batting order from hell (Nats)

The Washington Nationals have four players with 80 or more RBIs.

Ian Desmond .250 / .307 / .415
Adam LaRoche .264 / .369 / .464
Anthony Rendon .289 / .351 / .479
Jayson Werth .282 / .381 / .445
The most for any
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Sat Sep 13

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KenAtPcs replied to the Major League Baseball board. 1:51 PM

Re: Ideas to speed up the game

The other is to require batters to request time out before stepping out of the batter's box and for umpires to stop automatically granting it to batters who do so excessively.

I like this idea. It would allow batters to still step [more]

Mon Aug 25

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KenAtPcs replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:19 PM

Re: How to Keep a Customer & Lose Win8

What I'm saying is that Windows 7 has been very stable for me.
Yes, I get that. Just as I assume you get that Win 7 was pretty stable for me, but Win 8 has been ... well, as steady for me as Win 7 is for you.

My daughter has [more]

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KenAtPcs replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:29 AM

Re: How to Keep a Customer & Lose Win8

warrl wrote:
I have you beat. 8.1 has crashed on me twice also, and I've been using it not quite a week.

It also goes through mini-crashes - where whatever program I'm using, which worked just fine under Win7, abruptly disappears from
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Sun Aug 24

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KenAtPcs replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:00 PM

Re: How to Keep a Customer & Lose Win8

I have been using 8, then 8.1, for over a year. I also installed classic shell on it. Classic shell allows me to get around and generally do what I need to do. I still deplore windows 8 and would not choose to purchase a computer of my own running [more]

Wed Aug 13

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KenAtPcs replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 6:07 PM

Re: list of reits by sector

It's a bit clunky, but this should show you what you want to know:
http://www.reit.com/investing/investing-tools/reit-directory...

Also, [more]

Sun Aug 3

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KenAtPcs replied to the Television Banter board. 11:32 PM

Re: Any Sci-Fi-ish suggestions?

How about Fringe?
<snip>
Anyone watched it through thus fare and can vouch for it?


As I alluded to in another post, I think Fringe was partially ruined by having to deal with the threat (perhaps even the promise) of [more]

Sat Aug 2

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KenAtPcs replied to the Major League Baseball board. 12:26 AM

Re: MLB Trade Deadline oddities!!!

Detroit plays in Tampa in two weeks, if Price takes Smiley's place in rotation he'll pitch in series in return to Tamoa...

The series before that one is Seattle at Detroit. Looks like that will be Price's first start in a Tigers [more]

Wed Jul 30

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KenAtPcs replied to the Television Banter board. 1:22 PM

Re: Any Sci-Fi-ish suggestions?

I very much enjoyed Stargate SG-1. I saw all 10 (?) seasons, the couple of movies they made, and one of the two spin-offs. (I've seen Stargate: Atlantis, which was so-so, but have yet to see SGU Stargate Universe).

If you have it available, [more]

Tue Jul 29

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KenAtPcs replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:27 AM

Re: Mispricings

I wonder if you might share some more thoughts on selecting good preferred stocks or direct me to some earlier posts that cover this.

The FAQ isn't updated much these days (sorry), but you may still find some links in FAQ #15 useful [more]

Sun Jul 13

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KenAtPcs posted to the Television Banter board. 2:31 PM

Welcome to Sweden

Anyone else see this new NBC comedy? Available for streaming on NBC for now:
http://www.nbc.com/welcome-to-sweden/video

We usually don't like network comedies (that's putting it [more]

Tue Jul 8

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KenAtPcs replied to the Health Savings Accounts board. 11:47 PM

Re: Best place for HSA investing

I believe I found them through hsafinder.com -- but it took quite a bit of work to make it through their large list of administrators with investment options.

Ken

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KenAtPcs replied to the Health Savings Accounts board. 7:14 PM

Re: Best place for HSA investing

I've been happy with the Bank of Cashton. I've been with them for about 3 years, ever since my old trustee (HSA Bank) decided to raise their fees higher than I wanted to pay. They have an investment option with Cetera Financial (previously [more]

Fri Apr 25

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KenAtPcs posted to the Major League Baseball board. 8:43 PM

Crazy new rule -- gone

That is, the new interpretation of "a catch" is gone; thank goodness:
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