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ptheland replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 4:09 AM

Re: iTunes display options

8.1 is available now.

Is that Windows or iOS?

I actually have Windows 8.1. While it's not germane to this board, you'd have to be a nitwit to still be using Win 8.0 on a desktop or laptop. The 8.1 upgrade is free and makes [more]

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ptheland replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 1:30 PM

Re: Honda Hybrid?

Is this the first year for Honda to roll out a Hybrid model?

In addition to the Accord and Civic as already mentioned, they've had a hybrid motor in the Insight since 1999 or 2000.

--Peter

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ptheland replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 1:25 PM

Re: iTunes display options

In the Apple world the OS has a menu system at the top of the screen.

Ditto for the Windows world. Mostly. There is a trend to get rid of those incredibly useful menu systems in favor of unlabelled icons that are too small to really [more]

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ptheland posted to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 11:35 AM

iTunes display options

Are there any display options in iTunes? I'd like to see if there is some option to put a border around the iTunes window.

I'm running Windows 8 and just updated to ... well ... the latest version of iTunes.

[apple rant]I can't [more]

Sun Oct 19

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ptheland replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:41 PM

Re: Shut Down vs Sleep

Shut down: Pretty much what it says. All of the running processes on the computer are stopped in an organized way so that programs can set themselves up to restart correctly, and all important data can be written to the hard drive.

Sleep: [more]

Fri Oct 17

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ptheland replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:50 PM

Re: Slowest Printer Known to Man

I just dropped your description of the printer (HP PSC 1350xi) into google and this was the first or second hit. Looks like the drivers to me.

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ptheland replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:10 PM

Re: Smart Talk or similar

I would not have thought of this had the X (with chronic medical conditions) not had his phone through his ISP/cable for awhile, and twice had events-requiring-ambulance on occasions when the cable was out.

Excellent point, and partly [more]

Thu Oct 16

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ptheland replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:15 PM

Re: Installation wizards

Well, it's not necessary for the wizard to actually be at your computer. I believe wizards generally use the ipsum depellat spell, which is incanted while moving the wand rapidly up and down as if you were tapping the wand on something. [more]

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ptheland replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:37 PM

Re: Smart Talk or similar

Smart Talk is pretty good for heavy smart phone users.

If you're on the other end of the spectrum (like me), there's Ting. They charge for what you use based on tiers of usage. And if you don't use something (voice, text messages, or data) [more]

Wed Oct 15

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ptheland replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 4:31 PM

Re: Obama Can Relate To LBJ

The more thinking types (which probably leaves out the rabid from both sides of the aisle and about 90% of news reporters) might notice that the river had frozen over. **

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Tue Oct 14

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ptheland replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:37 PM

Re: My $2,000 Door Stop

Not sure what NBD means.

Next Business Day.

--Peter

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:28 PM

Re: Roth IRA Strategies

I know the general rule for taking distributions is

1.) Taxable Accounts
2.) Traditional IRA Accounts
3.) Roth IRA Accounts


That's a pretty bad general rule. I can't think of many times when it would make [more]

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ptheland replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:12 PM

Re: Free e-book:Pure Income Investing for Retire

I have the Kindle app on my iPhone, and was able to download the referenced book with no problem and no fees.

--Peter

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ptheland replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 1:11 AM

Re: Train your dog!

Just as an FYI - That's a dog with meagesophagus eating in a Bailey chair. Dogs with that condition need to eat with their head well above their stomachs, and stay that way for 10 to 20 minutes after eating so that gravity will help move the food [more]

Mon Oct 13

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ptheland replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:33 PM

Re: Tablet vs Mini PC for streaming

I have an older model Zotac ZBox. In that one, heat is definitely an issue. It gets hot and stays hot, and occasionally locks up due to overheating.

It also runs Ubuntu - not a big issue, but it's not as easy to maintain as a Windows box [more]

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ptheland replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:52 AM

Re: IRA / Disabled Veterans

Would you be interested in a discussion of tax efficient investing?

And even that would be colored by the fact that the only taxable income he appears to have would be investment income. So the first several thousand of income is [more]

Sun Oct 12

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ptheland replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 11:29 PM

Re: Contacts Phone Type

has ported his old iPhone number X over to Google Voice.

What device is actually using that Google Voice phone number? Is it by any chance still ringing on his iPhone?

I wonder if iPhones are smart enough to recognize when [more]

Fri Oct 10

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ptheland posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:12 PM

OT Statistics and correlations

Found this on Facebook - a very good demonstration of why correlation does not imply causation. Some have suggested it as required reading for beginning statistics courses.

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ptheland replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:55 PM

Re: Landscaping question

Here's my thoughts - probably not even worth the standard 2 cents.

Doing something about the grading next to the house is fairly straighforward and pretty inexpensive. I'd try to do that DIY. Getting a slope away from the house is a basic [more]

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ptheland replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 2:36 PM

Re: Fair market value

Buy from a private seller price - $6327
Sell to a private party - $6619


These are roughly the same - I'm guessing one is KBB and one is something like Edmunds. This is their estimate of a negotiated sale between two private [more]

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