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Mon Dec 30

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GrandpaRalph posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:18 PM

Lumber Dimensions

We all know 2x4's aren't actually 2"x4". They've been 1.5" x 3.5" for some time.

And 1x2's have been .75" x 1.5". At least that's what I thought, and what this website says: [more]

Sat Dec 28

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 12:54 PM

Re: Flying

"Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 707 makes when it hits a 727?"

While the above punchline might date the joke to a time that millenials will never understand, I still chuckled. Flying was fun back then. I started [more]

Sun Oct 27

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GrandpaRalph posted to the Autonomous Vehicles board. 10:52 PM

PBS "Look Who's Driving"

Recent PBS episode, an excellent summary of current state of the technology. About 50 minutes.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/look-whos-driving/

Wed Oct 9

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:04 AM

Re: Brexit deal 'essentially impossible'

And the UK of GB, because of the stupidity of Brexit [if that actually happens], will likely soon be little more than the rump nation of England united maybe with Wales; Scotland very likely waving goodbye, going independent and rejoining the EU, [more]

Thu Sep 12

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Climate Change board. 4:43 PM

Re: All models are wrong...

"The question is: if climate models differ by a factor of 2 to 3 in their climate sensitivity, how can they all simulate the global temperature record with a reasonable degree of accuracy."

The folks on the [more]

Fri May 10

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:48 PM

Re: Google maps question

I'm another Waze user, have not had the heat issue described by others on my Motorola g5. It does tend to drain the battery on long trips if not plugged in. I generally use it on any trip over a few miles, even if I know the route because it has [more]

Thu Feb 7

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 1:47 PM

Re: How an investor thinks

Interesting. I have uBlock ad blocker on my chrome browser. It prevented the URL you posted from loading, saying there was malware. First time I've seen that happen.

Ralph

Tue Dec 11

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 11:56 AM

Re: Brakes

I agree with Peter, and offer my recent experience with a 2006 Ford Explorer. We replaced the front pads at 110,000 miles the first time, and 180,000 the second time. This seemed a little strange in that the second 100,000 miles was even a higher [more]

Tue Sep 18

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:58 AM

Re: Any PEX users?

Any comments on “crimp” vs “cinch”, or any other dialogue you’d like to share?

We moved into a new home in January that has flexible PEX. It had only 1 outdoor faucet, so I decided to add a couple more so we could wash a car or water [more]

Wed May 23

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 10:31 PM

Re: Barcelona

I personally loved the La Sagrada Familia Basilica by Antonio Gaudí. When I was there in 1993, we paid 400 pesetas to be able to climb up inside one of the spires. They got quite narrow at the top, and watching the heavy equipment beginning to [more]

Wed Apr 11

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:17 AM

Re: The Price of Low Taxes

The appears to be a positive correlation between life expectancy and a State's willingness to tax its residents for the common good.

For more useful correlations, see

[more]

Sun Apr 8

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Spreadsheet Advice board. 8:34 AM

Re: 2010 vs 2013 Excel

There is a summary of the differences between Excel 2013 and Excel 2010 here:

https://www.microsofttraining.net/versions/excel-difference....

There [more]

Fri Mar 30

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:36 AM

Re: Do not call lists

Instead, I wind up including the numbers of the unwelcome calls on my contact list, as additional numbers of a contact that has its own special (easy to ignore) ring tone...

On my cheap Motorola Android, all the spam callers get [more]

Wed Mar 28

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:36 PM

Re: Smart Phone 'Need'?

Anyone else resisting?

After years of resisting, I agree now with rainphakir and PSU, and their lists.

A few additions....

The camera function with ability to share is invaluable in more situations than you would [more]

Wed Feb 7

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Spreadsheet Advice board. 3:54 PM

Re: Formula Help

Using the all knowing Google to validate the result, it says that there have been 545 days since the 9/8/2016 date until today. The formula is calculating 515 days.

Late to this discussion, but my casual observation is:

If [more]

Sun Jan 28

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:25 PM

Re: Garage floor epoxy

Or get back down to the real slab and have it GROUND to an acceptable slope...

There might be a fly in that ointment.

I just recently had a house built, and watched every step of the process. When the garage floor was [more]

Tue Nov 7

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:53 PM

Re: Dual Band USB WiFi Adapter

Coolprash, thanks for the info.

Mon Nov 6

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GrandpaRalph posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:08 PM

Dual Band USB WiFi Adapter

Moved recently to an apartment from a house, and took our Comcast equipment with us. Internet has been randomly unavailable or slow ever since. After spending a while on the phone with Comcast tech support, he had me change some internal settings on [more]

Mon Oct 30

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GrandpaRalph posted to the TEOTWAWKI board. 9:19 PM

Interstellar Asteroid

Discovered AFTER it had already made it's closest approach to earth, traveling incredibly fast, something like this would make for an early end to the TV show Salvation.

[more]

Wed Jun 21

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