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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

Rip

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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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:46 PM

Re: Get rid of Windows 10 icon?

..perhaps it would be better to hold off a bit? ..

No need to hold off, really.

Here's a little news item about it. If your co-grandpa's new PC has Windows 7 or 8.1 (not 8.0) on it, It will be eligible to get the free upgrade [more]

Mon Jun 1

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:14 PM

Re: Get rid of Windows 10 icon?

Do you know if it is an upgrade or a complete new install?

For the moment, it appears to be an upgrade only. It's free for the first year.
There will be no new Windows numbered versions (No Windows 11) but incremental updates [more]

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:43 PM

Re: Get rid of Windows 10 icon?

..I haven't seen any sign of Win 10 up here in the frozen north yet..

I've been running the tech preview of Win 10 on my laptop for a month or so now. It's pretty good. Got the Start menu back, and you can configure the start or tiles [more]

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:35 PM

Re: Dumb smart phone question

Download and install a free Android Ringtone maker. Here's the one I use:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.herman.rin...

Pick [more]

Fri May 15

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riprock45 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:27 PM

OT How Canada reduces Red Tape.

I was overseas for many years, and didn't notice when this started. Great stuff.

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Tue May 5

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:28 PM

Re: Now hear this!

Here's a step-by-step from Microsoft:

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riprock45 replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 1:15 PM

Re: Missing Michael

Sorry for the late reply, Lucky,

Michael sold his equipment and closed the shop just before he passed.

His wife still lives in White Rock, a nice ocean-side town just south of Vancouver. His children live around the area, [more]

Sat May 2

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riprock45 replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:24 PM

Re: Missing Michael

Yeah, I live a couple of miles from his boat shop.

I used to go over there and mooch free coffee and chat every couple of days.

Miss him a lot.

Tue Apr 28

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riprock45 replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 3:25 PM

Re: hell oooooooooooooooooo

At home in Fort Langley BC, where it's about 57 degrees and considering a bit of rain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Langley

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