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riprock45 replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 5:36 PM

Re: Cast Iron ?

I get the best results by scrubbing my cast iron pans with kosher salt and a little oil.

I use about a quarter cup of coarse-grain kosher salt dumped into the pan and spread around a bit, then some canola (or whatever) oil. I just scrub it [more]

Fri Aug 14

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:19 PM

Re: Want the most reliable Windows PC?

1. How do you erase the vendor Windows?

Get your new computer.
Buy a new MS- supplied (NOT OEM!) OS on disk.

Insert disk into your new computer and boot.
When it asks "do you want to format?" say [more]

Wed Aug 12

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:58 PM

Re: My Win10 Plan

Hey Tortoise,

RHinCT wrote this:


...One approach is to set up a monitor, keyboard and mouse at your usual working location and hook them to the laptop when it is there. That's where you would probably have the power brick [more]

Thu Aug 6

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riprock45 replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:35 PM

Re: Just a man of the people

Look at the guy. With his size, 7500 sq ft is not big enough for him to fit in.

Sat Aug 1

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:42 PM

Re: What options other than Win10?

Stumbled across this link. You might find it interesting.

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riprock45 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 2:34 PM

Re: 2003 GMC Sierra

That battery replacement might have done it. Sometimes completely removing the power source, not just turning it off will do a proper full reboot. Allsame desktop PC.

Rip

Tue Jul 21

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:51 PM

Re: How Reliable is Windows 10?

I've been running the Tech preview for a couple of months, and Win 10 looks pretty good. I'm running it on a 6-year-old Sony Laptop, and I like it.

You get a great Start menu: right click to get a full systems menu, left click to get a menu [more]

Tue Jun 30

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riprock45 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:02 PM

Re: DOW Theory

For a global picture, it's always worth a peek at the Baltic Dry.

Ticker BDIY tracks it:

http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/BDIY:IND

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Tue Jun 23

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riprock45 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:49 PM

Re: What books are you reading?

Been reading a lot lately, mostly fiction so far this summer:

The Buried Giant
The Girl on the Train
H is for Hawk (nonfiction, fabulous)
The Martian
Seveneves (Neal Stephenson, my favourite author)
Just finished The [more]

Thu Jun 18

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riprock45 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:02 PM

Live Blog Battle of Waterloo!

Well, it was on topic 200 years ago today....

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Wed Jun 17

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:06 PM

Re: Windows 9

Slight correction to rshoe's post

Windows 10 will be a "free" upgrade for current users of:
Windows 8.0 or 8.1
Windows 7.X


The online upgrade will work with Win 7 SP1 or Win 8.1. It will need an ISO file to [more]

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:47 PM

Re: Solid State hard drive

It won't speed up your browsing, but if your applications are installed on the SSD as well as the OS, then they will speed up, too.

32 gigs of memory will only work with 64-bit windows, not 32-bit. which are you running?

Rip

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riprock45 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:42 PM

Re: Canada's western pipeline

Yeah, "Oil", "Tar", I kind of knew that, but my point about that article is: if the Aquilinis can get this together its a HUGE game-changer.

If you don't know, the Aquilini family are Vancouver zillionaires who bought the [more]

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:30 PM

Re: Change Your LastPass Master Password Now

Changed my password too. When I did, LastPass re-encrypted all my data.

It occurs to me that the baddies could have got e-mail addresses.

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riprock45 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:02 PM

Canada's western pipeline

Stumbled across this just this morning. A short article written by a freelance journalist. I haven't seen any reference to it anywhere else. It may be the most important news around here (BC) this year, and for any others interested in Tar sands oil [more]

Sun Jun 14

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:23 PM

Re: Just curious

mmm already answered, but no the extra RAM cannot be used by anything else.

Go ahead and install the 4 gigs. It will work fine, and speed things up. One chip should be cheaper than two.

Just to be pedantic, 32-bit Windows can [more]

Wed Jun 10

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riprock45 replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 6:42 PM

Re: Trip report + Roku!

That picture with the cat; I think you've got Grayscale.

You should have that looked at.

Tue Jun 2

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:41 PM

Re: Windows 10 Questions

1. You can run the Windows 8.1 compatibility tester. If you already have the upgrade icon on your taskbar it will run a tester, but if not, the 8.1 tester is valid.

Download the 8.1 upgrade assistant here:

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