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riprock45 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:27 PM

Re: Snow tires

Hmph. Silicone, not silicon.

And have a look at Tire Rack:

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riprock45 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:14 PM

Re: Snow tires

I drive a car very similar to the G37 (mine's a Genesis coupe). I have summer tires on my car, and won't drive it at all when the temperatures drop below about 40F.

We live in the lower left corner of Canada where it rarely snows (not yet [more]

Sun Jan 17

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riprock45 replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 7:22 AM

Re: Sad news

That's really sad news.

Mon Jan 11

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:26 PM

Re: The bad news: Amazon!

If all you need is a bracket, I'm sure you could go down to your nearest Comp repair shop and pick up a used one for pennies, if not free. they will have drawers full of them.

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riprock45 posted to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:17 PM

Our idiots are more idiotic than your idiots

You'll like this one:
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Fri Dec 18

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riprock45 posted to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:34 PM

HowObama's plan actually works

This popped up in my Facebook with a request to share, so I cut-and-pasted here. It's from a FB acquaintance in South Africa:


An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, [more]

Mon Dec 14

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:45 AM

Re: Windoze 10

Yeah just let it go as long as it needs to.

And windows 10 is pretty good.

Sun Dec 13

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:13 AM

Re: Solitaire

I too was bemused at the new interface for basic games that appeared with Win 10.

You can download and install all the Win 7 games with their original functionality from here. It's free. And they work.

It's a 171 MB size zip [more]

Wed Dec 9

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riprock45 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:16 PM

Re: OT has Jeff been to Andorra?

Carcasonne is wonderful. Andorra is not.

Used to work on and off in Toulouse and travelled around the Midi and South Central France a lot.

Rip

Sat Dec 5

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:46 PM

Re: OT, but I'll try anyway

Warrl's right. You got an Android tablet. You can use it as a reader though, so don't give up yet.

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Thu Dec 3

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riprock45 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:26 PM

Re: How to get rid of Coal

Confession: I own a significant (to me) position in TRP.to.

Me too, I am bemused to find. I had set a limit order such that if the price dropped so far that the dividend yield reached %5, buy some. This [more]

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Thu Nov 26

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riprock45 replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 5:34 PM

Re: A Parable by Orson Scott Card

That was great.

Tue Nov 24

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riprock45 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:04 PM

Re: Oh yeah! This'll help tourism!

I lived in Dubai for 20 years. All the fresh water was from desalinization plants. When I left (2010), there were 13 golf coursed in town. The rumour was that each one required 1 million gallons a day for irrigation.

They mostly used waste [more]

Tue Nov 17

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riprock45 posted to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 2:14 PM

A French writer on the situation

What is it about this war that the America of Barack Obama, at least for the moment, seems not to really want to win? I do not know the answer. But I know where the key lies.

And I know the alternative to using the key: No boots on their
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Mon Nov 16

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:10 AM

Re: Wi-Fi extenders

Another option is the kind of commercial wifi routers that you find in airports and shopping malls &etc. I recently read a pretty good article about using them: I'm thinking about something like this (Amazon page):

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:59 AM

Re: Realplayer

VLC is highly recommended:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Here's another one:

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Sun Nov 15

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riprock45 posted to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 5:37 PM

Putin on national policy.

I cut-and-pasted this from somewhere. It's been translated. I didn't verify it. It'll probably get FA'd, but anyway:

Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, addressed the duma relatively to tense relationship with minorities in Russia:
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