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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-16-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 31,181
Posted By Leo1277
Yes; except that we should not expect widespread...

Yes; except that we should not expect widespread tracking, considering how well this has worked for preventive contact tracing purposes so far. But it may be particularly useful to continue to follow...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-16-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 31,181
Posted By Leo1277
You are right, and since there aren't so many...

You are right, and since there aren't so many vaccinated people yet, it may take a while before there is enough good statistics about them. The study talks about people with antibodies, and from that...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-16-2021, 07:13 PM
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Views: 31,181
Posted By Leo1277
Can you provide a little back-up to the bolded...

Can you provide a little back-up to the bolded comment above? Everything I have read says "we just don't know, because it was not tested"[/QUOTE]
Thanks for being careful about this question, it...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-16-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 31,181
Posted By Leo1277
Regarding the vaccines, various folks are talking...

Regarding the vaccines, various folks are talking about first evidence that while the vaccination may protect (most) vaccinated folks from getting ill, it does not prevent them from getting infected,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-15-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,513
Posted By Leo1277
Wow, that Icarus is way out there! I thought...

Wow, that Icarus is way out there! I thought those Rickshaw Runs were pretty extreme already in their fun and stupidity, but that Icarus takes it to a whole new level. I suppose if you have been...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-14-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,513
Posted By Leo1277
Wow, really cool, I would LOVE to do one of their...

Wow, really cool, I would LOVE to do one of their Rikshaw Runs :-) Stupid maybe, but that's often part of fun. Have you done one of these?
Forum: Other topics 01-13-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,299
Posted By Leo1277
The permanent forward indeed has the disadvantage...

The permanent forward indeed has the disadvantage that many senders are given your new address, including many official places like the IRS and some banks, and your property tax friends, which might...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,225
Posted By Leo1277
Some more comments for the OP that so far, if I...

Some more comments for the OP that so far, if I read the thread carefully enough, may have not come up:

- Only in the southern half or one third is it warm enough to sit outside basically every...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,225
Posted By Leo1277
That site indeed looks great! About wind-related...

That site indeed looks great! About wind-related weather, I also really like windy.com, which is great for watching a hurricane develop off of Africa, and then get more organized, and finally see...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,225
Posted By Leo1277
So true about the Weather Channel. On Youtube you...

So true about the Weather Channel. On Youtube you can find plenty of videos where the Weather Channel reporter is reporting live from a "deadly" hurricane and behaves like he is about to be blown...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,225
Posted By Leo1277
I agree you will usually be just fine getting...

I agree you will usually be just fine getting around with English. However, if you speak some Spanish, it can grease the wheels with Hispanics working on your home or yard, often they get a big kick...
Forum: Other topics 01-11-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,299
Posted By Leo1277
We had that problem too, but the way around this...

We had that problem too, but the way around this is to set up two separate USPS accounts with different login information, one for each home. This allows you to set up all variations of forwarding....
Forum: Other topics 01-11-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,299
Posted By Leo1277
We have been playing the forward game for...

We have been playing the forward game for snowbirding in Florida for many years. After trying many options, we settled on USPS "temporary forward" for up to six months at a time, and have USPS...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 12-30-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 31,181
Posted By Leo1277
https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/images/ear...

https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/images/early_r/misc/early_r/quote_img.gif Quote:Originally Posted by harllee https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/images/early_r/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Other topics 11-28-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,055
Posted By Leo1277
I hope I haven't missed it in the subsequent...

I hope I haven't missed it in the subsequent discussions, but could you say a little more about the details of that service? Or is this just the Apple News that you mention you also have?

As...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-21-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,063
Posted By Leo1277
Thanks, this is worth exploring. However,...

Thanks, this is worth exploring. However, OpenSubtitles doesn't have many of the subtitles I need, for example for foreign movies or rarer or older ones; so I'd like to load my own .srt subtitles...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-21-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,265
Posted By Leo1277
Tiger, I wish you all the best with your ordeal,...

Tiger, I wish you all the best with your ordeal, these kinds of things are really challenging for the spirit.

ER Eddie, just wanted to let you know that I found these comments very thoughtful and...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-21-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,063
Posted By Leo1277
Thanks, this is interesting. One thing is that it...

Thanks, this is interesting. One thing is that it seems OpenELEC seems to be dead by now, or not further supported, see for example...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-21-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,063
Posted By Leo1277
VLC is indeed quite powerful, but over the last...

VLC is indeed quite powerful, but over the last 1-2 years, my favorite player has been "PotPlayer" by the Korean software powerhouse Kakao (which also makes the Kakao Talk IM and phone tool used...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-21-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,063
Posted By Leo1277
I wonder if anyone has been able to use subtitles...

I wonder if anyone has been able to use subtitles in .srt format over the network. I usually prefer external subtitles, since what comes with DVDs or BRs starts out as an image file and usually first...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-20-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,234
Posted By Leo1277
Actually one has to be very careful about such...

Actually one has to be very careful about such statements, and both are not quite correct. First, "climate" is the long term average of the weather. To determine the climate, one has to average the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-19-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,234
Posted By Leo1277
I wonder where in Michigan that could have been -...

I wonder where in Michigan that could have been - lower Michigan where I spent way too many winters ranks just behind Seattle as the cloudiest place in the US, especially the central and western...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-18-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,234
Posted By Leo1277
Thanks for the details about Lake Michigan; as a...

Thanks for the details about Lake Michigan; as a part time Michigander I go there often, but I somehow had missed this story. I guess it shows that local effects can have different consequences for...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-18-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,234
Posted By Leo1277
But lakes do not have universally rising water...

But lakes do not have universally rising water levels. The oceans do, primarily due to ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica, as well as warming ocean water temperatures that makes the volume expand....
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-17-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,234
Posted By Leo1277
Why many still like South Florida

One major factor is of course the weather. But mind you, not only in January when the average daytime high is around 80 in South Florida, but also in summer! Here is the map from the report of the...
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