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Wed May 4

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riprock45 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:11 PM

Re: Fort McMurray burns

Wonder what that'll do to the oil market if oil sands production is shut down for any great length of time?

Here's a Marketwatch chart that shows how much of US import oil comes from foreign suppliers. It's mostly Canada.

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riprock45 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 1:35 PM

Re: Balky scooter

...heard bad things about routinely using “starting ether”, me..

Yeah that stuff can do bad things. Before it gets you started, it washes the oil off the piston and cylinder. Until the engine gets more oil up there, you've got bare [more]

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riprock45 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:27 PM

Fort McMurray burns

Fort McMurray is in Northern Alberta, and is the city that serves the Oil Sands. Pretty much everyone there is involved in the Oil industry. The Oil Sands projects themselves are a considerable distance away, but they are cutting down output and some [more]

Sun Apr 17

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:06 PM

Re: And onto Windows7

...What bothers me most is the move away from the classic Windows file structure, with folders in the left pane and files or sub-folders in the right. I miss that.

Try: Folder Options/Navigation pane/show all folders, and [more]

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:06 PM

Re: And onto Windows7

...What benefits would I reap by switching to using the HDMI connections? ...

HDMI will connect both video and sound with one connection. If you use the VGA, you will also have to connect your audio to your monitor to get sound out of [more]

Thu Apr 14

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riprock45 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:07 PM

Re: coffee lovers

I use one of these things to make the coffee. I like strong so I cheat the water/grinder ratio. I select 6 cups water and grind for 8.

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Mon Apr 11

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riprock45 posted to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 12:44 PM

OT: used Bentley

Following previous threads about finding great used car deals. This intrigues me. Used Bentley GT's. A new one can cost 180 grand. You can ferret out used ones for 50grand or so. Coupe, 500hp V12, under 50k miles.

Here's [more]

Wed Mar 30

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:50 PM

Re: Network Adaptor Issue

Does that enable/disable the WiFi adaptor the same way I can manually enable/disable under Device Manager?

Nah, it just turns your wifi on or off.

If you have a driver problem you'll need to either download the correct [more]

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riprock45 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:04 PM

Re: Apple vs FBI

...Apple doesn't know how they do it...

If I understand it correctly (and I very well may not), the Israeli security firm found a way to copy the iPhone's operating kernel.

The FBI could then make multiple-like really [more]

Sun Mar 27

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:23 AM

Re: Network Adaptor Issue

Hey elQu, try Fn-F2. That's the switch combo that enables/disables your wifi.

Sat Mar 5

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riprock45 posted to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 2:32 PM

Don't underestimate Donald Trump. He will win

A Canadian writes about the Donald, Hillary, and the others. The author, Conrad Black, is a Trump-esque character himself, even if Canadian, and worth a Google.


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Tue Mar 1

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riprock45 replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 7:14 PM

Re: It's Monday night...

Spare Ribs

Cold and pouring rain, so I totally Sweded them.

Rip

Fri Feb 26

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riprock45 replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:45 PM

Re: Snakes in Brazil...Huge

Anaconda: best snake movie ever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkX5t5ZJLEk

Thu Feb 18

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riprock45 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:15 PM

Re: Beep codes...

Hey, Poo, beep codes "R" us:


http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

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