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ptheland replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:44 AM

Re: Glass shower doors?

If you go with clear glass, use the squeegee every time. That's what we use. The alternative is to use some nasty chemicals to clean the soap scum and/or mineral deposits off the glass every week or so.

You might also look into a frosted or [more]

Thu Apr 30

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ptheland replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 9:35 PM

Re: Difference between mortgage & home equity loan?

Is that loan called a mortgage?

Yes. Probably. Well, maybe no. You really need to consult a legal dictionary and not Webster's. And the definition is likely state-specific.

Why do you ask?

I always get worried when [more]

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ptheland posted to the Pet Lovers board. 5:40 PM

more pics and a name

Best guess is that the kitten is a boy. So our son named him Little Gregory. He thought a name starting with "gr" was good for a grey cat.

Here's a couple more photos:

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ptheland posted to the The Kitten Diaries board. 3:33 PM

Hand raising a kitten day 4

Sorry, no day 3 entry. I'll roll two days into one.

It's kind of amazing to see how much a kitten can change in just a few days. But first things first.

Some close examination shows that out best guess is that this kitten is a boy. [more]

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ptheland posted to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 1:32 PM

Testing a phone

Let's try this again.

I need to test a used iPhone. It is a Sprint phone and it will be used on the Sprint network.

Can I temporarily put my Sprint SIM card into this Sprint iPhone to make sure the phone works? I don't necessarily [more]

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ptheland replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:20 PM

Re: How do it know?

Yes, I understand you can regulate the voltage, but how does it know what the battery level is, so it doesn't overcharge it?

You don't need to know the battery level. The voltage regulator simply keeps the alternator putting out [more]

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ptheland replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:04 PM

Re: How do it know?

I've been told if I turn the lights on while mowing it will trigger the tractor to charge the battery. Is this fact or fiction?

Mostly fiction. A voltage regulator simply keeps the system voltage between a desired high and low point [more]

Wed Apr 29

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ptheland replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:21 PM

Re: How do it know?

Simple voltage regulators have been around for ages - back to the 1930s or earlier. You design the alternator or generator to produce up to particular voltage (typically 6 or 12, or a bit more) and enough amperage to charge the battery in a [more]

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ptheland replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 5:18 PM

Re: Shopping for used iPhone

Peter the phone must be unlocked

Why?

The last used iPhone I bought wasn't unlocked and it works just fine. Of course, it's a Sprint phone and I'm using it on the Sprint network. I know to do that much.

What I [more]

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ptheland posted to the Pet Lovers board. 2:54 AM

Payback time

When our son was little, it always seemed like I was the target for every gross thing that can come out of a baby. Now it's his turn.

He was holding the kitten on his lap when it was time for some kitten poop. Surprisingly, he took it all in [more]

Tue Apr 28

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ptheland posted to the The Kitten Diaries board. 7:35 PM

Hand raising a kitten day 2

Last night's weight was about 7.3 ounces - a gain of nearly an ounce in a day. That's a lot, but then again, that's what little kittens do.

This morning we finally got some poop out of the little guy/gal. That makes me feel better about [more]

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ptheland posted to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 6:40 PM

Shopping for used iPhone

I'll be doing that in the next few days.

My question: can I test out a phone by simply putting my existing SIM card into a phone I'm considering and turning it on? I'm on the Sprint network and remember that my current phone wouldn't even [more]

Mon Apr 27

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ptheland posted to the The Kitten Diaries board. 7:11 PM

Day 1 with new kitten

First 24 hours are behind us. Weighed the kitten yesterday evening at 6.45 ounces. That's smaller than average for 10 days old, but not alarmingly so. Considering it spent a night outdoors and alone, plus the next day on a homemade milk substitute, [more]

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ptheland replied to the Pet Lovers board. 4:36 PM

Re: It's official.

Not sure if this link will work, but let's give it a try. Here is the new kitten.

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ptheland posted to the Pet Lovers board. 12:54 PM

Stating the obvious

If you check on a 10 day old kitten in the middle of the night, you better be prepared to spend the next hour or more feeding it and cleaning it and getting it back to sleep.


--Peter

Sun Apr 26

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:35 PM

Re: taxaudit.com not reliable (Long)

- I don't know what he means by "likely to be tax-free." Under current law, they will be tax-free.

Yep. Under current law. CURRENT law.

The problem is that the withdrawal won't happen under current law. It will [more]

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ptheland posted to the Pet Lovers board. 7:18 PM

It's official.

I need to be committed.

After we lost Muffin, we always new we'd get another cat. Today is the day.

A friend of ours found a kitten abandoned in their back yard. It spent an entire night crying on their back patio. The mother with [more]

Fri Apr 24

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ptheland replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 10:35 PM

Re: Can anyone explain this magic trick?

The first note swap is fairly basic slight of hand. I think he's got it in his right hand, between the thumb and palm or forefinger.

The second note swap is world class slight of hand. I have no idea where the notes are hidden or go [more]

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ptheland replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:12 PM

Re: The Moral Problem With Estate Taxes

The government "taxes people twice" all the time.

Has anyone pointed out yet that quite often the bulk of these very large estates that pay the estate tax haven't paid income tax on the earnings? And never will.

If [more]

Thu Apr 23

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:55 PM

Re: IRS Notice 2014-07

Do you have earned income? If so, your earned income can qualify her to make an IRA contribution. And that would make your concerns about the taxability of these payments moot.

--Peter

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