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Take me back to where I was.
  • Date: 2/24/17 3:03 AM
  • Number: 861234
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

I should've made that distinction, but it brought to mind the ludicrous notion that anyone who sets foot on U.S. soil is entitled to the protections of the Constitution. It's like we're sitting ducks for the lengthy
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  • Date: 2/23/17 1:52 AM
  • Number: 861087
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

This idea that if someone sets foot on U.S. soil they automatically have Constitutional rights is preposterous.

If you read the article more closely, the court is considering cases that did NOT take place on US
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  • Date: 2/22/17 1:31 AM
  • Number: 134648
  • Recommendations: 0
2gifts,

When we built the house, we made sure that all the shower controls were on an interior wall specifically for access, so at least we planned for having to do this, but it would take some effort.

Good
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  • Date: 2/20/17 9:51 PM
  • Number: 134642
  • Recommendations: 20
As I've posted before, I had "Whipple" surgery 1/6/2017 http://boards.fool.com/32562600.aspx and have been at home (kind of) recovering. It's been crazy...

On Jan. 28th I
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  • Date: 2/20/17 9:50 PM
  • Number: 265542
  • Recommendations: 47
As I've posted before, I had "Whipple" surgery 1/6/2017 http://boards.fool.com/32562192.aspx and have been at home (kind of) recovering. It's been crazy...

On Jan. 28th I
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  • Date: 2/20/17 9:48 PM
  • Number: 860858
  • Recommendations: 23
As I've posted before, I had "Whipple" surgery 1/6/2017 http://boards.fool.com/32562188.aspx and have been at home (kind of) recovering. It's been crazy...

On Jan. 28th I
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  • Date: 2/20/17 9:20 PM
  • Number: 134641
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

Typically there is a tube inside the heater that pulls water from the bottom (because incoming water (cold) is at the top).

That's exactly backwards. The tube inside a tank heater pushes the water coming in the
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  • Date: 2/20/17 9:14 PM
  • Number: 134640
  • Recommendations: 0
2gifts,

We have 2 Moen posi-temp shower valves in our shower in the master bedroom, and about a month ago, we started to have an issue first with my shower and then with DH's that there was no hot water. DH made a call to Moen, and
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  • Date: 1/27/17 6:16 PM
  • Number: 265299
  • Recommendations: 3
WaveDoc,

Is there a link to the Radiscript definitions for each of the SI Pro screens...

I assume you found this post: http://boards.fool.com/31673761.aspx

Phil
  • Date: 1/25/17 3:04 AM
  • Number: 134460
  • Recommendations: 0
xtn,

I don't think there is any such thing as a 120V LED.

Depends on whether one is talking about a bulb or the actual individual semiconductor. I was writing about the entire bulb assembly, not the individual
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  • Date: 1/24/17 5:07 PM
  • Number: 134446
  • Recommendations: 3
I've been posting for years now that I've never had a line-voltage LED burn out. In contrast to the CFL's that burn out pretty often (a group of all the same brand and type of bulb I kept track of ranged from 0.1 years lifespan minimum
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  • Date: 1/24/17 4:37 PM
  • Number: 134444
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

Did not know that. Yes, the connector looks a lot like that one. I had always assumed it was LV. Makes me a bit more reticent to handle it now.

I think they are pretty safe to handle (but I'm also the guy who
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  • Date: 1/24/17 4:31 PM
  • Number: 195733
  • Recommendations: 0
PSUEngineer,

Since I would like to buy the newest version of Acronis for my laptop, would you know if I could restore the backups made with the 2014 version from the external drive to my laptop using the 2017
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  • Date: 1/23/17 2:45 PM
  • Number: 134429
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

Whenever I have to open a detector (battery change) all I see is a single connector with a few wires that go into the ceiling. It's a LV connector (like you'd see inside your PC), so no way is house power on
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  • Date: 1/23/17 2:10 PM
  • Number: 134424
  • Recommendations: 1
1poorguy,

Though in the AZ heat most things wither. Paper gets crackly, plastic turns yellow and gets brittle, adhesives tend to dry-out and fail, etc.

At our place, the electrician put blue painter's tape on the breaker
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  • Date: 1/22/17 5:19 PM
  • Number: 134415
  • Recommendations: 1
danbobtx,

DW complains about the sulfur odor from the hot water.

Have your water tested, but probably a new anode rod of the appropriate type will solve this.

but can anyone give feedback if a tankless electric
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  • Date: 1/21/17 3:19 AM
  • Number: 134400
  • Recommendations: 26
As I've posted before http://boards.fool.com/32528910.aspx, the cancerous growth was at the head of my pancreas and thus detected early. I had the Whipple surgery 1/6/2017, which took 9.5 hours
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  • Date: 1/21/17 2:56 AM
  • Number: 857399
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

But what did you think of the inauguration?

Haven't bothered to track down the speech. But at least it should put an end to all the social media stuff I keep seeing about the horrible things Trump is "going
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  • Date: 1/20/17 6:08 PM
  • Number: 857366
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

Hey, Phil! How are you feeling on this glorious Inauguration Day?

Still kinda fading in and out... missed the inauguration. I posted an update:
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  • Date: 1/20/17 6:04 PM
  • Number: 265180
  • Recommendations: 84
Thanks for JLC for posting an update for me while I wasn't up to it yet! http://boards.fool.com/32552836.aspx

As I've posted before, the growth was at the head of my pancreas and
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  • Date: 1/20/17 6:02 PM
  • Number: 857365
  • Recommendations: 22
Thanks for JLC for posting an update for me while I wasn't up to it yet! http://boards.fool.com/32553037.aspx

As I've posted before, the growth was at the head of my pancreas and
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  • Date: 1/20/17 5:44 PM
  • Number: 134397
  • Recommendations: 0
inparadise,

Having lived in the Caribbean for almost 10 years, these are on the list to look into. Do you have direct experience with these? Know how loud they are?

No personal experience with these newer designs, sorry.
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  • Date: 1/20/17 4:10 PM
  • Number: 134395
  • Recommendations: 2
inparadise,

Our system is due for an overhaul, preferably to a 2 zone system ... Really want to add central air too. Can't stand the noise or the obstruction of the view with window units.

These types of systems:
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  • Date: 1/20/17 3:44 PM
  • Number: 134393
  • Recommendations: 1
inparadise,

I hate to think what would have happened had the cold snap not broken when it did, had we returned even a day later.

That's why every house I've had in a freezing climate has used a thermostat that's
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  • Date: 1/20/17 3:02 AM
  • Number: 857292
  • Recommendations: 0
Sounds of Silence

I like the Simon and Garfunkel versions, except this part always gets me:

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more


It's like running your
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  • Date: 12/28/16 6:18 PM
  • Number: 264948
  • Recommendations: 0
ep0001,

I use TMF as my home page. Now I am getting something other than the "myfool.com" I have been using. Anyone know how to get my screen back?

Maybe set this:
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  • Date: 12/28/16 6:15 PM
  • Number: 156660
  • Recommendations: 0
drebbin,

I don't know, I can only guess. I would have to google it for starters and then do some other time-consuming research, and then report out to you.

Sounds like work.

But we should probably just cut
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  • Date: 12/28/16 2:27 AM
  • Number: 156648
  • Recommendations: 0
drebbin,

Well, if you fail to see it, I'm sure there can't possibly be or have ever been a good reason.

Funny response, but it just evades the question. What exactly is the reasoning (or other basis) behind this
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  • Date: 12/27/16 1:55 PM
  • Number: 156644
  • Recommendations: 0
drebbin,

I'm sincerely trying to figure out if you are being serious or joking.

I'm serious.

You believe that having restrooms separated by gender is a violation of the Constitution?

Only in
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  • Date: 12/27/16 2:41 AM
  • Number: 156629
  • Recommendations: 0
warrl,

My preference would be that pronoun use be based on presentation.

In the English language, the rule has long been (and as far as I'm concerned, still is) that masculine pronouns are appropriate when referring to a
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  • Date: 12/25/16 2:03 PM
  • Number: 854709
  • Recommendations: 1
here's some ticker symbols for you-all Vanguard funds
VTSMX. Total stock market index
VDIGX Dividend Growth
VFSTX Short term investment grade corporate bond fund


Ditto what LuckyDog2002 said.

Phil
  • Date: 12/24/16 3:08 AM
  • Number: 264906
  • Recommendations: 3
Thanks to all for your words of encouragement, tales of past techniques and successes, and prayers/thoughts. I really appreciate the support!

Phil
  • Date: 12/24/16 3:03 AM
  • Number: 134290
  • Recommendations: 0
wecoguy, footsox, xtn,

Thanks for the encouragement and the positive comments and thoughts!

Phil
  • Date: 12/24/16 3:01 AM
  • Number: 134289
  • Recommendations: 3
inparadise,

So glad this was found early. That's very unusual and a fabulous sign.

Indeed... the doctors said that if the growth hadn't been located exactly where it is (pressing against the bile duct), there's
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  • Date: 12/23/16 2:59 AM
  • Number: 134282
  • Recommendations: 26
I mentioned earlier I was on "limited activity" http://boards.fool.com/32495911.aspx

Since then I have had an EUS (endoscopic ultrasound) which found a small cancerous growth on
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  • Date: 12/23/16 2:56 AM
  • Number: 854383
  • Recommendations: 34
Since my previous update http://boards.fool.com/32478927.aspx I have had an EUS (endoscopic ultrasound) which found a small cancerous growth on my pancreas. I am scheduled to have it removed via
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  • Date: 12/23/16 2:54 AM
  • Number: 264884
  • Recommendations: 61
Since my previous update http://boards.fool.com/32480760.aspx I have had an EUS (endoscopic ultrasound) which found a small cancerous growth on my pancreas. I am scheduled to have it removed via
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  • Date: 12/19/16 7:15 PM
  • Number: 134274
  • Recommendations: 0
xtn,

I don't know if unsupportable claims are being made or not, but this might solve the problem of physically having to change the batteries every year, without being more expensive over the ten year period.

I've
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  • Date: 12/18/16 9:56 PM
  • Number: 853969
  • Recommendations: 0
ArmedInfidel,

I don't like that they just removed the button bar. I used the "my fool" button to quickly navigate between boards, now I have to get to that from a drop down, so an extra step. Not the end of the world but
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  • Date: 12/18/16 2:53 AM
  • Number: 853903
  • Recommendations: 3
warrl,

On TMF the thread containing the most-recently-posted message you've already read plus all new threads are at the bottom (there may be new messages in older threads - too bad, you don't really want to see those do
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  • Date: 12/17/16 9:49 PM
  • Number: 853895
  • Recommendations: 0
warrl,

How about a list of all topics, in order by newest post, with the ones that have new-to-you posts marked? Some versions of Proboards support ignoring topics.

Basically, topics (in the above context) are boards here on
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  • Date: 12/17/16 3:52 AM
  • Number: 853817
  • Recommendations: 1
warrl,

Proboards, 910cmx, and a couple others, they keep track of what the last thing you read was in each thread.

But will they automatically direct you to each thread that has a new post? And new threads in boards (topics)
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  • Date: 12/17/16 3:44 AM
  • Number: 134272
  • Recommendations: 0
xtn,

They could make them with a capacitor instead, so it would run for a while after the house power was cut. Said capacitor could always be at full charge before the house power gets cut.

Indeed. My guess is either there
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  • Date: 12/16/16 4:25 AM
  • Number: 156421
  • Recommendations: 0
warrl,

But that isn't the rule. If *the police* obtain evidence illegally, it's not admissible.

I'm pretty sure that in criminal cases, it's not just "the police" but rather the government (that is,
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  • Date: 12/16/16 4:17 AM
  • Number: 853705
  • Recommendations: 0
warrl,

Actually, of the nine forums I frequent, six are better than TMF at that.

How do they work?

Phil
  • Date: 12/16/16 2:10 AM
  • Number: 853702
  • Recommendations: 0
ArmedInfidel,

What's the alternative? Well, besides the usual there's a new game in town: gab.ai

What is that? No clue by looking at the website, and it won't let you in without an
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  • Date: 12/16/16 2:00 AM
  • Number: 134264
  • Recommendations: 0
mschmit,

but it's crazy that there's no visual indication for which unit has a low battery. — Radish

I would pay double for units that have this.

Someone please build this. You can make tiny LED lights that

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  • Date: 12/16/16 1:53 AM
  • Number: 134263
  • Recommendations: 1
xtn,

Heck, there's no reason they couldn't just do without a battery. Lots of fires are electrical, and that's not going to happen if you're electricity has been cut off probably.

I think they fear that the
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  • Date: 12/16/16 12:55 AM
  • Number: 134262
  • Recommendations: 0
inparadise,

because in my experience the "chirping," a word that suggests a much nicer softer sound than my detectors make, always come in the middle of the night. Never seem to happen during the day.

That does
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  • Date: 12/16/16 12:51 AM
  • Number: 134261
  • Recommendations: 0
GWPotter,

And you are sure that:
#1 The alarms will sound/function without a 110 connection?
and
#2 The batteries still provide 9 volts under load?


The old alarms still sounded when I pressed each one's Test
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  • Date: 12/15/16 4:24 AM
  • Number: 156402
  • Recommendations: 0
drebbin,

If someone chooses to "enslave" themselves, it is a regrettable thing, but I'm not sure I'd say that entitles them to murder someone to fix their own mistake.

Exactly. In ordinary cases, the woman
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  • Date: 12/15/16 1:26 AM
  • Number: 134244
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

The other thing I realized is that if I go on vacation for a week and a detector starts chirping while we're gone, then it's possible it will be dead when we get back and I'd never know it.

Good point,
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  • Date: 12/14/16 2:58 PM
  • Number: 195564
  • Recommendations: 12
Cute... from the article:

If you’re having problems getting connected to a network and can’t connect to the Internet, here are some things you can try in Windows 10.
...
3. Press and hold (or right-click) the network adapter, and

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  • Date: 12/14/16 2:51 PM
  • Number: 134233
  • Recommendations: 0
PSUEngineer,

My detectors are only 17 years old.

Do they still work (like, when you test by blowing smoke at them rather than with the Test button)?

I didn't bother checking mine with smoke, after the one made
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  • Date: 12/14/16 2:49 PM
  • Number: 134232
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

I always wait for a detector to start chirping. As soon as I hear just one do that I go around and change all the batteries on the same day.

I just replace the one that's chirping... hence the wide variety in
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  • Date: 12/14/16 2:43 PM
  • Number: 134231
  • Recommendations: 0
inparadise,

Sending positive vibes your way, Phil. Fingers crossed for good news.

Thanks! I'll take all the positive vibes I can get.

Phil
  • Date: 12/14/16 2:42 PM
  • Number: 134230
  • Recommendations: 0
xtn,

I replaced a ceiling fan last night. Figuring out how to dismantle the existing one and remove it took the longest. Up on the ladder, having to hold the weight of it with one hand while undoing wire nuts with the other....what a
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  • Date: 12/14/16 2:35 PM
  • Number: 134227
  • Recommendations: 0
GWPotter,

I have a suggestion. Make a couple of notes about battery replacement. My alarms need to removed from the mounting plate AND the 110 connection must be removed before I can get to the battery.

These have a door
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  • Date: 12/14/16 4:59 AM
  • Number: 134220
  • Recommendations: 2
Well, I have stepped up some from my previous "big project" of changing a light bulb (see http://boards.fool.com/32495911.aspx). Still on "limited activity" (had an endoscopic
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  • Date: 12/9/16 7:43 PM
  • Number: 853123
  • Recommendations: 0
warrl,

And then you present your insurance card, and suddenly they have no idea what you'll have to pay. The total of what you pay and what your insurer pays will be less than their stated fee, but the office staff possibly can't
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  • Date: 12/8/16 10:53 PM
  • Number: 853033
  • Recommendations: 1
CCinOC,

What does OWI mean?

Operating [a vehicle] While Intoxicated.

Phil
  • Date: 12/8/16 10:49 PM
  • Number: 853032
  • Recommendations: 0
BGinNJ,

You may remember that there were many urban polling precincts where Obama received north of 100% of the registered voters, a mathematical impossibility.

As I recall, that turned out to be that the number of votes
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  • Date: 12/8/16 8:47 PM
  • Number: 853026
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

Nope...never seen such a thing.

I had never noticed them, until at one election one of the poll workers was someone who lived up the street from me. After I finished voting, there wasn't anyone in line to vote,
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  • Date: 12/8/16 7:58 PM
  • Number: 853025
  • Recommendations: 4
Get ready for the chill! Forecasters predict temperatures could fall 35 degrees BELOW average as a polar plunge sweeps across the country

Friggin' Trump.

Phil
  • Date: 12/8/16 7:53 PM
  • Number: 853023
  • Recommendations: 0
BGinNJ,

Where I live now, we have two districts located inside a senior citizens center. Some of the poll workers are so old that you have to repeat your name 3-4 times before they get around to finding it.

Yeah... once I
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  • Date: 12/8/16 4:03 AM
  • Number: 852946
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

I've never seen such a list posted outside the entrance to any polling place, and I vote in nearly every election.

Here's the law requiring a "roster index" at each polling place along with the
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  • Date: 12/7/16 3:08 PM
  • Number: 134154
  • Recommendations: 0
PSUEngineer,

The light which is part of an exhaust fan has a 9.5W (60W equivalent) Phillips LED bulb.

With the multiple bulbs, I'll be way over 9 watts. Sounds like the dimmer should work. Thanks again!

Is the
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  • Date: 12/7/16 3:06 PM
  • Number: 134153
  • Recommendations: 1
PSUEngineer,

Also there are no outlets left to dedicate a night light to.

I'd look into installing a turbine generator in the toilet's drain pipe to power the night light :)

Phil
  • Date: 12/6/16 8:05 PM
  • Number: 852805
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

My liebrul BFF was complaining just yesterday that those who receive a government pension are precluded from also receiving Social Security survivor benefits--thanks to Ronald Reagan. I said, "So, in other words, those who
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  • Date: 12/6/16 7:57 PM
  • Number: 852803
  • Recommendations: 2
BGinNJ,

The political machines gave community organizers lists of voters and on election day they would drive any number of people to polling places to vote as someone on the list. As long as a name matches one on the list, the person is
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  • Date: 12/6/16 7:30 PM
  • Number: 852801
  • Recommendations: 1
JLC,

the deadly combination of taking X pill with an ACE inhibitor followed an hour later by a Mountain Dew and packet of Pop Rocks.

Oh, now you tell me how dangerous that is!

Phil
  • Date: 12/6/16 6:55 PM
  • Number: 134145
  • Recommendations: 0
PSUEngineer,

I bought the TGCL-153PH-WH. It appears the tech specs are the same one that you posted. The only difference is type of switch.

Indeed, it seems to be the same switch in a different style-line. Thanks for letting
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  • Date: 12/5/16 4:46 PM
  • Number: 134129
  • Recommendations: 0
PSUEngineer,

So I stopped by Home Depot for two Lutron dimmer switches. After installing the new dimmer switches, I tried dimming the bulbs again. Now they dimmer to a very low level of light.

What model number of Lutron
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  • Date: 12/5/16 2:29 PM
  • Number: 1779
  • Recommendations: 0
what electronics have a 5000 year life? really?

Tadiran makes batteries with an actual 40 year lifespan (if your current draw is low enough), which is probably longer than most electronics last (without maintenance/repair) in real
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  • Date: 12/5/16 4:59 AM
  • Number: 852627
  • Recommendations: 0
wzambon,

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results".

No, insanity is when you perceive the world differently than the vast majority of people... usually in same way that's
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  • Date: 12/5/16 4:54 AM
  • Number: 852626
  • Recommendations: 0
2828,

Cool chart at the link. [ https://fee.org/articles/why-large-screen-tvs-are-affordable... ]

Hmmm... check out the graph
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  • Date: 12/3/16 6:45 PM
  • Number: 852534
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

Buses loaded with strangers appearing at polling stations? ...

Proof.
At 3:00: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2UQuk14Xv4


That's video of
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  • Date: 12/3/16 6:22 PM
  • Number: 134121
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

So it's possible the tombstones I have now will support this. I just need a meter to verify the two wire connections are not shorted and I can connect the hot and neutral, and I'm good to go. Cool.

Yes,
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  • Date: 12/3/16 5:22 PM
  • Number: 134117
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

How does the single-end work? You need a ground somewhere. Do you need a different tombstone so you connect power and ground to the same tombstone?

The standard terminology (for 110/115/120V) is: the black Romex
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  • Date: 12/3/16 5:15 PM
  • Number: 134116
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

From what I saw while I was in there I would assume I connect one end of the tubes directly to black and the other directly to white, and no more ballast. But I wouldn't try it without viewing a tutorial
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  • Date: 12/3/16 5:05 PM
  • Number: 134114
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

I wired-it up like that and it's working.

Congratulations!

Funny thing... I just got in a shipment of LED tubes, which I'm going to use in a particularly tricky installation of
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  • Date: 12/3/16 4:49 PM
  • Number: 134111
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

Am I correct to assume that this ballast won't do the job?

Ballasts for tube-type fluorescent lamps come in several types: pre-heat (obsolete), rapid start, instant start, programmed start, and so forth. The
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  • Date: 12/3/16 4:26 PM
  • Number: 3998
  • Recommendations: 1
The reason is, a durable POA document can be revoked, therefore you could give them your lawyer's form, then revoke it, and they'd never know.

This is the same experience I've had. By law, POA's are revocable at any
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  • Date: 12/3/16 4:11 AM
  • Number: 852460
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

It's a good thing for the US if a product is available for less money to people in the US. — Radish

Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of American families whose breadwinner has no J-O-B.


When people
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  • Date: 12/2/16 7:50 PM
  • Number: 852438
  • Recommendations: 1
CCinOC,

Going forward, Trump had better use free market principles to deal with corporations who want to use cheap foreign labor and then bring their ill-gotten products back into the U.S. with no consequences. That's not right,
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  • Date: 12/2/16 7:38 PM
  • Number: 852437
  • Recommendations: 0
TheBaronAndrew,

As one who patronizes many restaurants, I can't recall Fox News playing in any of them.

Indeed, the only times I ever see "the news" on TV (aside from the couple I times I purposely turned on
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  • Date: 12/2/16 7:21 PM
  • Number: 852436
  • Recommendations: 0
TheBaronAndrew,

I don't do Egg McMuffins. I have done the "Buy One Get One" Big Macs upon survey completion... but I find that eating two Big Macs in one feeding makes me a bit barfy.

I wonder... if you know
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  • Date: 12/2/16 4:29 AM
  • Number: 852350
  • Recommendations: 1
CCinOC,

Oye, me gusta Taco Bell! — Rábano

Yo también! Love their quesadillas, well done.


See, there are things we can agree on!

Phil
  • Date: 12/1/16 3:19 AM
  • Number: 852232
  • Recommendations: 1
fleg9bo,

How smart can a phone be if it orders something from Taco Bell?

Oye, me gusta Taco Bell!

Actually, I haven't been to Taco Bell since October, since I'm restricted to a special diet for a
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  • Date: 12/1/16 2:48 AM
  • Number: 852229
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

President Trump, this is what you can expect over the next four years but, as you have demonstrated brilliantly so far, you need the media like a moose needs a hat rack.

I think it's very interesting that instead
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  • Date: 12/1/16 2:47 AM
  • Number: 852228
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CCinOC,

Same thing [self-checkout touchscreens] at our grocery stores, but I never use 'em. I'd rather go through the line and interact with a human being, but that's just me.

I find that often there's a line
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  • Date: 12/1/16 2:37 AM
  • Number: 852227
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TheCrusader,

We have had touch screen kiosks at McDonalds for some years. ... But how far away is the complete automation of the ordering process?

Here, Taco Bell has been encouraging people to order using their smart phones
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  • Date: 11/30/16 9:32 PM
  • Number: 592
  • Recommendations: 0
OneWhoWaits,

Typical story of the big company trying to put the little guy out of business, then when that's accomplished, stop making the money losing product, and go on with business as usual.

You might want to read up
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  • Date: 11/30/16 9:20 PM
  • Number: 591
  • Recommendations: 2
OneWhoWaits,

So, I wonder why GM would want to make these cars. Ideas?

Well, in California GM is required by law to have a certain percentage of the vehicles they sell be zero-emission cars. So they have to (a) sell some
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  • Date: 11/30/16 3:25 AM
  • Number: 579
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ItsGoingUp,

Could you be more specific [about the Wikipedia link]? — Radish

Sure. Look up what is known about cost and lifetime rather than making uninformed insinuations.


I made no "uninformed
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  • Date: 11/29/16 9:31 PM
  • Number: 852121
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BGinNJ,

Your IRS example of millions of dependents "disappearing" when an ID requirement was added speaks volumes to the same issue. When the perception is that there is almost zero chance of an illegal behavior having negative
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  • Date: 11/29/16 9:13 PM
  • Number: 852120
  • Recommendations: 2
AdvocatusDiaboli,

No, it's not because tax fraud provides a very concrete and not inconsiderable financial advantage.

Then ignore that tax example. It was just one more example. The main argument (presented before that
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  • Date: 11/29/16 6:37 PM
  • Number: 575
  • Recommendations: 0
1poorguy,

On an island of 1000 people I'm sure they care greatly how much it costs them, and they all had a say in it. To my knowledge it is not autocratic in Samoa.

According to other sources, American Samoa paid some,
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  • Date: 11/29/16 5:42 PM
  • Number: 572
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1poorguy,

There is no way it is cheaper to haul in diesel to keep the generators going than it is to install and maintain a solar array. Not over the expected life of the array (at least 25 years?).

Note that I didn't
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