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PSUEngineer replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4 hours ago

Re: flu shots

Isn't it a WAG until flu season actually starts?

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4 hours ago

Re: OT: Throwaway hardware.

I have the Samsung CLP-320 color laser printer. Toner runs about $15 for each, making it a really good deal.

I have the Samsung CLP-310. The only way I see you getting toner that cheap is to buy third-party cartridges which I have [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4 hours ago

Re: This week in home repairs

In that event did you check to see if there perhaps was a fuse on the board? I wouldn't expect one, but perhaps they wanted to protect the unit from voltage (actually, current) spikes.

One of the first things I did last night was turn [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4 hours ago

Re: This week in home repairs

In that event did you check to see if there perhaps was a fuse on the board? I wouldn't expect one, but perhaps they wanted to protect the unit from voltage (actually, current) spikes.

I really don't want to pry it open at this time. [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:12 PM

Re: This week in home repairs

When you say "touchscreen" do you mean the thermostat?

Yes

You probably already checked, but in case...you know those have batteries in them. Pull them off the wall, change the batteries, see if the screen comes [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:07 PM

Re: OT: Throwaway hardware.

Staples is offering a Samsung B&W laser multifunction printer scanner fax Copier with wireless and web printing for $99. It comes with a cartridge good for 1500 to 3000 pages, which is more than I print in a year at home.

Looks like
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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:53 AM

Re: This week in home repairs

You must be my evil twin. One of my AC units went out last night too. In fact, the same one I repaired a couple months back.

The 16th anniversary for the house is October.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:52 AM

Re: This week in home repairs

You must be my evil twin. One of my AC units went out last night too. In fact, the same one I repaired a couple months back.

My unit is just a little over two years old. The touchscreen is dead. Right now I don't know if it is the [more]

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PSUEngineer posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:28 AM

This week in home repairs

The bad luck continues with the house. This week the roof started leaking and the AC went out last night.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:55 PM

Re: Who needs clean water? Bah!

Since I'm not a water quality environmental engineer, I can't form an opinion if it was a good or bad decision by the federal judge.

I can say that I've seen several EPA rules struck down on the air quality side that were the correct [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 11:54 AM

Re: A special stupid

Several years ago I noticed that whenever a house was torn down, shortly thereafter exterminators' trucks could be seen at the neighboring houses.

What if they were calling your wife derogatory names?

This was not a case of [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:52 AM

Re: When will we get a "tradeable bottom"

My Magic-8 ball is in the shop for repair.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:29 AM

Re: Mouse Wars

Several years ago I noticed that whenever a house was torn down, shortly thereafter exterminators' trucks could be seen at the neighboring houses.

There were no homes in this area 25 years ago. It was forest land and old farms that [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:16 PM

Re: Mouse Wars

So far the war stands at

Me: 3
Mice: $100

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:30 PM

Re: Mouse Wars

I was thinking that too. Owl population in decline, perhaps?

I just listened to an owl somewhere in the nearby trees this week.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:02 PM

Re: Mouse Wars

Once you have won the initial battle and pushed back the mice from establishing a beachhead in your pantry, check for other things that may have attracted them around your home.

I have to figure out why there were attracted to the [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:33 PM

Re: Mouse Wars

If they are able to get the bait without springing the trap (crafty buggers), would about a poison bait trap? Or is there fear they'll die and rot inside your walls?

I would prefer not to bait just for that reason. I don't want them [more]

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PSUEngineer posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:56 PM

Mouse Wars

I've been in my house for almost 16 years without ever having a mouse. That changed Friday evening. My wife pulled out the flour container with black specks on top of the lid. She said to me that it looks like we have been invaded with bugs again. [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 10:46 AM

Re: Thinking about a new rewards card

One of the problems I see with that is he's considering offers with annual fees - even big ones that don't waive it initially. I have no problem with occasionally playing a bank's games to garner a bit of extra cash. But I think some of these [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:24 PM

Re: Rethinking work

Compensation is important, but people are motivated by doing something meaningful:

I'm motivated by compensation.

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