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Forum: Other topics Today, 05:24 PM
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Yep, once again, just install Chromium (the...

Yep, once again, just install Chromium (the open-source version of Chrome) - a single click from the "Ubuntu Software Center". Couldn't be easier.

-ERD50
Forum: Other topics Today, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By ERD50
Whatever, but it looks like all those things are...

Whatever, but it looks like all those things are available in Linux. I definitely use Google Drive, and the various Google Docs. The ref I showed earlier says sync works as well. Have not played with...
Forum: Other topics Today, 08:11 AM
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Posted By ERD50
I disagree that you need to learn/understand...

I disagree that you need to learn/understand terminal commands to any great degree to use Linux. Yes, you will probably need the command line on occasion, because (as I mentioned earlier)...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By ERD50
Thanks for the update, a few Qs/comments... ...

Thanks for the update, a few Qs/comments...



I'm confused here. When you load from the thumb drive, Windows is out of the picture (you boot right to the thumb drive Linux/installer), the state...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By ERD50
Yes, the numbers need to stay relevant. I agree...

Yes, the numbers need to stay relevant. I agree to forget the 'total cost', but people should understand what it will cost per year for the next 25 years, and what it adds to the annual tax bill for...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,546
Posted By ERD50
I'm curious what you skipped, if it was recc in...

I'm curious what you skipped, if it was recc in the manual (or by 'mfg', did you mean 'dealer'?)?

I can see things like inspecting air filters and replace as needed, rather than by miles. But...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,432
Posted By ERD50
Yes, but I was really commenting in the more...

Yes, but I was really commenting in the more general case. Someone might have variable income for any number of reasons, and the progressive tax can 'penalize' them, w/o income averaging offsets...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,546
Posted By ERD50
I can only speak for myself - I would never leave...

I can only speak for myself - I would never leave it open ended as to what to do. Like others, I look up what needs to be done from the manual, and tell them to do what is on my list (and ask for a...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,432
Posted By ERD50
This is a problem I have with our current...

This is a problem I have with our current progressive tax code. Someone who has a one time taxable windfall (which probably was actually 'earned' over many years), they are treated the same as...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-04-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By ERD50
Or maybe talk backwards while playing the guitar...

Or maybe talk backwards while playing the guitar at the same time (another one from Steve Goodman, with a reference to a Homer & Jethro song buried in a backwards line)?
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-04-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By ERD50
See how easy it is to define 'wealthy'? Anyone...

See how easy it is to define 'wealthy'? Anyone who makes 2x more than the person you ask to define it! :laugh: :laugh:

Works every time!


-ERD50
Forum: Other topics 03-04-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 596
Posted By ERD50
Chuck Moore? But, but, but... Jake plays a custom...

Chuck Moore? But, but, but... Jake plays a custom Kamaka tenor ukulele by Casey Kamaka.

Jake Shimabukuro’s Ukulele (http://ukulelehunt.com/2008/05/11/jake-shimabukuros-ukulele/)

j/k, I'm sure...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-04-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By ERD50
You may be less active, but does that mean you...

You may be less active, but does that mean you will spend less money?

My MIL is in that age bracket, she is not active and therefore needs a LOT of help. With family in the area, we are able to...
Forum: Other topics 03-04-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,086
Posted By ERD50
I also wonder how much effect that can have. The...

I also wonder how much effect that can have. The cells themselves are essentially (exactly?) the same as used in laptops and other applications. Those are already mass-produced.

So I'm not sure...
Forum: Other topics 03-04-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By ERD50
I'm not coordinated at these types of things...

I'm not coordinated at these types of things either, but I'm getting better with a little practice.

Here's what helped me - remember that the height is not automatically controlled in any way...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-04-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,393
Posted By ERD50
It is pretty amazing what he did with three feet....

It is pretty amazing what he did with three feet. Not that I'd want to live there, but he really did make the most of it. The glass, angled roof and high ceilings go a long way towards making it far...
Forum: Other topics 03-04-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By ERD50
I see banggood.com has it for $54, shipped 'free'...

I see banggood.com has it for $54, shipped 'free' (included) out of their US warehouse - 2-4 days...


Syma X5C X5C-1 New Version Explorers 2.4G 4CH RC Quadcopter Mode 2 With Camera...
Forum: Other topics 03-04-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By ERD50
I've been having a gas with these, the smallest...

I've been having a gas with these, the smallest currently on the market (no camera though):

Cheerson CX-10 CX10 Mini 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis LED RC Quadcopter RTF - US$15.99...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-04-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By ERD50
Agreed - I've decided to not worry much about it,...

Agreed - I've decided to not worry much about it, which fits in well with my lazy approach to many things. A really big swing could have me looking at it again (last time I did anything was OCT 2008,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By ERD50
Not sure what 'most' do, but many shoot for 100%...

Not sure what 'most' do, but many shoot for 100% and throw in a buffer.

My thinking is, once I'm too old to go back to work, I don't want to find myself in a position where I'm telling DW we have...
Forum: Other topics 03-03-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By ERD50
Ahhh - thanks, very interesting. Reader's Digest...

Ahhh - thanks, very interesting. Reader's Digest version (ooops, trademark infringement?), if I followed it - if the youtube robot scanner detects a violation, it informs the copyright holder, and it...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By ERD50
I thought recognizing that someone was about to...

I thought recognizing that someone was about to repeat the same mistake was called 'experience', and should be considered valuable?

I think I tried to be careful not to just blurt out 'we tried...
Forum: Other topics 03-03-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By ERD50
Well, as I said earlier, agreeing with copyright...

Well, as I said earlier, agreeing with copyright law or not is a different story from what is or is not legal.

The problem is, copyright law has been updated. And the updates keep making it more...
Forum: Other topics 03-03-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By ERD50
That doesn't sound right. Did he later upload the...

That doesn't sound right. Did he later upload the newscast, to show that the news picked up his podcast?

Or does he have a time machine (his podcast was before the news picked it up, so it could...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,454
Posted By ERD50
I've done that a time or two (but why a separate...

I've done that a time or two (but why a separate receipt?), I ended up keeping it in both cases. Ahhh, this reminded me to check my latest 'deal' - I saw these 3-A: 40-B:C First Alert Fire...
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