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Tue Jul 22

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:16 AM

Re: Attic Fan Questions

The box fans exhaust room air, creating a negative pressure in the house.

SP,

Why not turn the fans around and accomplish all the same things with a slight positive pressure instead? I mean you can still control where the air [more]

Mon Jul 21

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xtn replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:11 AM

Re: Drive it until it falls apart?

I take it to the Toyota dealer to get the oil changed every 4,000-5,000 miles. Since they tell me every other little thing wrong with the car I would think they would have told me about a major oil leak, or the car burning oil.

I'm [more]

Sat Jul 19

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:00 PM

Re: Wall Painting - To Prime or Not To Prime

There is nothing like the "instant" gratification of painting a room.

Oh really?

Fri Jul 18

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:21 PM

Re: OT: Unhappy retirees drive BMWs

From the article: "It seems like more than a coincidence."

Does it? 1,300 total responders. Doesn't say how many bought BMW or how many bought Lexus. Just to examine a hypothetical possibility, let's say that out of those 1,300 [more]

Tue Jul 15

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:51 PM

Re: "Perfect" Salary for Happiness by

Money can buy you less stress, but it really can't buy you happiness. Some people have millions and aren't happy. Some people are quite poor and would count themselves very happy.

Hmmmm... maybe I could buy some of those people [more]

Mon Jul 14

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xtn posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:31 PM

Subfloor mold...

Well, I guess this is the consequence of home owners adding on to their home without the benefit of code compliance, permitting, inspections, ect.

While redoing the floors on the first floor, we discovered that one room - which had been [more]

Sun Jul 13

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xtn replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 10:34 PM

Re: Best Burnout Ever!!

Dumbest burnout ever.

I'm deeply in favor of burnouts, but combining prolonged cheating with equipment abuse is just dumb.

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xtn replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 10:18 PM

Re: Porsche 911 Turbo

LOL it was supposed to be a thumbs up. Looked better at the site I copied it from. TMF seems to roll several other ASCII codes into one.

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Fri Jul 11

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xtn replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 3:04 AM

Re: Porsche 911 Turbo

Nugget
Who, having driven both, prefers his Porsches naturally
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xtn replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 2:57 AM

Re: Metric Foibles...

I like that story. I'm inclined to let others do either the very hard or specialty (like upholstery) things I cannot do on my own, or the very easy things that I think nobody could possible screw up.

But when it comes to something like [more]

Mon Jul 7

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:29 PM

Re: OT? Funeral Home payment

I don't think it's ever appropriate. I mean one assumes the bereaved are distraught during the very first visit, throughout the event, and for some time into the future after the event. They've got to ask for money sometime. Starting an argument over [more]

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:16 PM

Re: Love it or hate it?

I'm leery of Facebook, they have a history of violating privacy such as overriding people's privacy settings in the past. Now, it's come out they used advertising to test emotions of users. It's unreal.

Oh I get it. I'm on board with [more]

Thu Jul 3

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:43 AM

Re: Love it or hate it?

They trolled through my Yahoo mail service.

How is that possible without them knowing your password? Have the three acquaintances emailed you using their facebook accounts? They would be able to know that emails were sent to you [more]

Wed Jul 2

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:55 AM

Re: Love it or hate it?

I use Facebook occasionally and use a fake name and have tight limits on who can see my posts. I use Yahoo as my mail service provider. Imagine my surprise when Facebook suggested people I might know and 3 photos of acquaintances popped up. The [more]

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xtn replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 10:38 AM

Re: Treasury announces extension of MHA

Meh. I'm of the philosophical belief that government interference is largely to blame for most of what we call "problems" in the housing/mortgage market in the first place.

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Mon Jun 30

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:17 PM

Re: NYT: Life expectancy by county

I would assume that the higher life expectancy for southern Florida is due to the retirees moving there. The life expectancy of someone who is 65 years old is higher than the life expectancy from birth.


This makes a lot of sense, [more]

Sun Jun 29

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xtn replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 12:10 PM

Re: Name this car

Pontiac Banshee concept. Think it was from the late eighties.

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Fri Jun 27

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:41 AM

Re: Black Cards and Concierge Service

Bragging rights?

I had a friend who signed up for an Amex that was a step or two beyond the regular card. She was really excited about it. "I can buy a condo with this!"

Only if she had the cash available to pay it off
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Thu Jun 26

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:10 PM

Re: Black Cards and Concierge Service

Thoughts?

Yeah. Why is a credit card requiring a $7500 initiation fee and a $2500 annual fee something that is coveted? Who would covet something like that?

And no, it's not worth $85 per year for concierge [more]

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:46 PM

Re: Charitable donations

I don't track monetary donations, but just roughing up a few of the ones I know we do on an annual basis I figure it's about one percent of net take-home pay.

My wife is a stay-at-home Mom, who volunteers on average twenty hours per week. [more]

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