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Mon Aug 24

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spinning replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:06 PM

Re: whole house fan control

I've fantasized about getting fancy with indoor and outdoor thermometers, some home automation software, and window sensors that make sure it doesn't turn on when the windows are closed. But in the end I'm too cheap and lazy.

We use a [more]

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spinning replied to the Paying For College board. 1:00 PM

Re: Residency

Missouri is a state that makes it possible for students to become in-state residents. There are detailed rules to follow, but unlike California, for example, it is not impossible for a student to become a resident while still largely supported by [more]

Sun Aug 23

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spinning replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:09 PM

Re: Sell your Yellow Cab stock.

Kids communicate with each other by texting rather than talking.

Kids write to each other more than anytime since the telephone killed writing letters.

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spinning replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:58 PM

Re: IRS Certification

I'll see if the Canton will accept form 8802.

You don't send 8802 to the foreign government. You send Form 8802 to the IRS to get them to create the letter you will send to the Canton.

"Form 8802 is used to request [more]

Sat Aug 22

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spinning replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:16 PM

Re: IRS Certification

When I worked abroad I obtained the necessary paperwork with Form 8802, Application for United States Residency Certification. This might be what you need.

Thu Aug 20

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spinning replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:13 PM

Re: Advanced Help for Mac

It can't even tie its own shoe laces. It won't be passing a Turing test any time soon.

To be fair, Eliza was first written in 1966. Doctor is a standard part of the emacs editor and is probably on all Unix systems. The code is only [more]

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spinning replied to the Apple board. 11:56 AM

Re: Straight Into Cupertino

"... then send him out to buy an iMac. It’s a computer especially built for idio… for mommies and daddies."

Are these guys idiots?

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spinning replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:36 AM

Re: Whole house fan repair

Did you check fuses or circuit breakers?

Newer whole house fans could be much quieter. We installed a Quiet Cool fan and are very happy.

http://www.quietcoolfan.com/

Wed Aug 19

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spinning posted to the Climate Change board. 3:50 PM

convincing the deniers

“For us to accept that the average surface temperature of the Earth has risen to critical levels due to mankind’s production of greenhouse gases, we’ll need to see some actual, visible evidence, including a global death toll of no less than 500 [more]

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spinning replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:39 AM

Re: shopping app/cloud solution?

I like Grocery Gadget. My partner and I use it on our phones and iPads, and we share shopping lists in the cloud. We each can add stuff and then whoever goes shopping has the latest list. Once you put something in a list it remembers the items. It is [more]

Mon Aug 17

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spinning posted to the Climate Change board. 4:03 PM

10 real issues in climate change

An interesting listicle of 10 serious issues in climate change. Many of these topics have been discussed here. These are the difficult political issues that we should be focusing on. As long as politicians throw snowballs in the Senate and declare [more]

Sun Aug 16

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spinning replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:10 PM

Re: Ceramic tile for outside poorch

Mexico has churches with colorful exterior tiles that are hundreds of years old. So not all tiles fade. Some nice pics of San Francisco Acatepec are at [more]

Tue Aug 11

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spinning replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 10:29 AM

Re: Move out pre-inspections

I expect 5 years out from a rental carpet

That seems about right. Thanks for the extra info.

Mon Aug 10

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spinning replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 4:52 PM

Re: Move out pre-inspections

Today's tenant tried to convince me dirt, as in carpet stains, is reasonable wear and tear. Sorry, no. I suspect the stains will not come out and you'll get to pay for half of the new carpet.

Carpets get ruined through normal daily [more]

Sat Aug 1

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spinning replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 2:59 PM

Re: Appraisal came in approx 2 percent under

Let's see. You are buying a house worth $139,000. You have a purchase price that is $2,500 too high, a moisture problem that will cost $6800, and a new fridge for, say $500. So you are overpaying by $9600 or 6.9%. I would walk away.

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Wed Jul 29

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spinning replied to the Apple User's Group board. 9:41 AM

Re: I Think I Need A New Laptop

One option is going wireless for your peripherals. I love not having to plug things in to my laptop. No more cables to mess with and I find myself using the laptop in many more places around the house.

Mon Jul 27

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spinning replied to the Tax Strategies board. 1:49 PM

Re: tips

Thanks again, Ira.

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spinning replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:18 AM

Re: tips

Thanks, Ira. I was hoping for something a little more teen friendly than IRS pubs, maybe a video game app, but I guess it's never too early to dive into government documents.

Sun Jul 26

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spinning replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:25 PM

Re: Techie question for the smart kids

Spend a few minutes shopping for flowers. The ads you then get on the Fool are pretty at least.

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spinning posted to the Tax Strategies board. 12:15 PM

tips

Does anyone have a good reference for a teen to learn about taxes and tips for their first job?

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