PSUEngineer

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Fri Dec 13

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:42 PM

Re: 401k some data to chew on

And sorry, the problem is not people's cable bill. That's just victim blaming, pure and simple.

Anyone who takes discretionary money and spend it on stuff instead of saving for retirement are not victims.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:12 PM

Re: 401k some data to chew on

401ks work best for the wealthiest 10% of the population. As a national retirement policy, it's been a failure.

Except for the bottom x% of income that don't have any money to contribute after basic living expenses, it's a [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:10 PM

Re: UPS:Shrinking Delivery Times/Smaller Package

Someone posted: "As I stated before, UPS (known originally as the American Messenger Company in Seattle) was founded in 1907. The USPS debuted their Parcel Post service in 1913, six years later. Arguably, UPS entered the package delivery [more]

Thu Dec 12

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PSUEngineer replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:02 PM

Re: UPS:Shrinking Delivery Times/Smaller Package

I much prefer this to waiting around for the FedEX or UPS driver to arrive.

And you don't need to worry about a squirrel stealing your package.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:45 PM

Re: The Liberal Food Plan

I forgot to ask - where do you live that you don't have huge swaths of public land?

Near Raleigh NC. This is the game lands that I hunt.
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PSUEngineer replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:31 AM

Re: Windows 7 Security?

Of course I believe that. It means they finally got all the bugs and security errors out of their code, so there will be no need to make any changes henceforth.

Linux Mint is on version 19.2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is on version 8. [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:21 AM

Re: Windows 7 Security?

Fine to just dump the PC if you have the bucks, but some of us have to be a little bit more careful with our money.

The computer that I plan to get rid of is a desktop bought in December 2008 with Microsoft Vista originally on it. It [more]

Wed Dec 11

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:46 PM

Re: Told ya

I post what interests me AND I think would be of interest to others.

This is the LBYM board, not the desertdaveataol what I find interesting no matter the topic board. You could always start your own board for topics that interest [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:17 PM

Re: The Liberal Food Plan

So an actual dollar figure? I'd say $100 or less for gas and since it's combined with visiting other members of the family as well you could argue it's even less because we would be spending the money anyway for a family visit - and at [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:05 PM

Re: The Liberal Food Plan

When we turn some of the meat into sausage that should cost me something

That's where I spent quite a bit of money that I'll need to average over the life of the equipment. Making various meat products are one on my hobbies. [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:48 AM

Re: Positions your ideal candidate would take?

Don't feel bad. You've been very loyal to the cause of dirty air and water in this thread. No one can fault you for not providing adequate support for pollutants in America.

I'm an environmental engineer. This is my [more]

Tue Dec 10

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PSUEngineer replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:30 PM

Re: Windows 7 Security?

What is everyone else doing for anti-virus, etc. for their Windows 7 in 2020? Buying Norton? Other coverage?

Getting rid of the computer.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:55 PM

Re: Positions your ideal candidate would take?

Yeah . . . that's the problem.

Just one of several.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:54 AM

Re: Tipping for services

This topic comes up every December.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:53 AM

Re: Positions your ideal candidate would take?

But should the states be doing the inspections? Are they going to be motivated in West Virginia to be critical of coal mines when that is the primary livelihood (or one of them) of the state? The feds, in principle, wouldn't care about such. [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:45 AM

Re: Positions your ideal candidate would take?

Well . . . Most people disagree with that assessment from the very EPA that Trump has been dismantling. It is true that levels of some pollutants have continued to decline, but there seems to be healthy skepticism from many that the Trump EPA [more]

Mon Dec 9

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PSUEngineer replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:49 PM

Re: Smoke Detectors

Almost immediately we started having false alarms.

That's not good. When my first CO detector started it's end of life beeping, I was at work. When I came home, I couldn't find my dog in the house. He was sitting in the [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 5:28 PM

Re: Patriots robbed

Let me say I am enjoying the whining by Patriots fans on bad officiating calls. It has brightened my Monday.

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PSUEngineer replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:07 PM

Re: Positions your ideal candidate would take?

But should the states be doing the inspections? Are they going to be motivated in West Virginia to be critical of coal mines when that is the primary livelihood (or one of them) of the state? The feds, in principle, wouldn't care about such. [more]

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PSUEngineer replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:41 PM

Re: The Liberal Food Plan

a freezer full of Bambi

But how much does Bambi really cost? My offhand remark about 40 lbs of meat costing over $1000 was with regards to the deer I shot last month. License fees, guns, ammo, hunting clothes, ladder stands, climbing [more]

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