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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-02-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,705
Posted By Dudester
I did some checking and determined that lead...

I did some checking and determined that lead hydrogen arsenate was "widely used" as an insecticide mainly on apples in the US as well as other countries. It was banned for use in the US in 1988. See...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-02-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,902
Posted By Dudester
[A lot of stuff about the crime situation in...

[A lot of stuff about the crime situation in Seattle snipped.]

I too live in the Seattle area. Reading the local paper - The Seattle Times - I get the distinct impression that the locus of crime...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-02-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,705
Posted By Dudester
I read an article on the Web several years ago --...

I read an article on the Web several years ago -- sorry I can't give a link -- that said that around 1900 apple trees were sprayed with an arsenic-based insecticide. This spray hasn't been used for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-30-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,902
Posted By Dudester
FIFTEEN MINUTES!?!?!?! It only takes me 5 minutes...

FIFTEEN MINUTES!?!?!?! It only takes me 5 minutes to walk to my convenient urban village grocery store. I didn't realize that it would me three times as long if I lived in the boonies.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-01-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,606
Posted By Dudester
I'm waiting for the plutonium card. :)

I'm waiting for the plutonium card. :)
Forum: Other topics 07-16-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Dudester
I'm a Mac owner, so perhaps I can give you some...

I'm a Mac owner, so perhaps I can give you some useful suggestions about how to handle the problem you had. I'm basing these comments on how things work on my Mac. I'm assuming that yours works the...
Forum: Other topics 06-30-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By Dudester
Did everyone notice that "This product is not...

Did everyone notice that "This product is not available for purchase at this time."
Forum: Other topics 06-10-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,921
Posted By Dudester
The Wikipedia entry on Arkansas explains this...

The Wikipedia entry on Arkansas explains this paradox. At one time there was a dispute about the pronunciation - apparently both the pronunciations you gave were in use. The state legislature...
Forum: Other topics 06-10-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,921
Posted By Dudester
Julius Caesar adopted Octavian when the latter...

Julius Caesar adopted Octavian when the latter was in his 20's. Octavian eventually became Augustus Caesar. So adult adoption has been known to occur outside our shores.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-01-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,946
Posted By Dudester
You DID notice that I allowed for the possibility...

You DID notice that I allowed for the possibility of additional groups, didn't you? Hmmmm i think there is a big problem with your reply.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,946
Posted By Dudester
Perhaps the way to define middle class might be...

Perhaps the way to define middle class might be as follows:

Divide the population into (at least the following) 2 groups:

1) Those who depend on an income on a job-related income to survive. If...
Forum: Other topics 04-15-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,932
Posted By Dudester
I believe this expression was used in the context...

I believe this expression was used in the context of a Nook ebook reader. A Nook is basically an Android tablet that has been crippled so that the only thing you can do with it is read ebooks. To...
Forum: Other topics 04-15-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,932
Posted By Dudester
I have a 3rd generation Kindle and an iPad....

I have a 3rd generation Kindle and an iPad. Interestingly, about 40% of iPad owners also own a Kindle. I find using the Kindle to read books a vastly superior experience to sitting at a computer to...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-01-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,138
Posted By Dudester
I had a crown that came loose once but didn't pop...

I had a crown that came loose once but didn't pop out. I called my dentist and got an appointment right away. He popped out the crown, inspected it, and declared it in perfect shape. He cleaned off...
Forum: Other topics 03-21-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,954
Posted By Dudester
I can remember gas at 35 cents a gallon and...

I can remember gas at 35 cents a gallon and people complaining about how high it was.

But what really makes me feel old is to watch live footage from World War II. It looks ancient and historical...
Forum: Other topics 01-27-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By Dudester
I agree with sailor. I occasionally need to make...

I agree with sailor. I occasionally need to make copies of documents and have found the use of a digital camera with a macro setting to be satisfactory.

To decide if a camera is the way to go, ask...
Forum: Other topics 11-09-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By Dudester
I live in the Seattle area. When I first moved...

I live in the Seattle area. When I first moved here, I read several good books about the history of the Puget Sound area, but not the PNW in general. I can't think of any specific books on the area...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-05-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,316
Posted By Dudester
The Dental Hygienists at my Dentist's office used...

The Dental Hygienists at my Dentist's office used to complain about the bad shape my gums were in. They recommended that I use Johnson & Johnson Stim-U-Dents, which are sort of glorified toothpicks....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-02-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 35,691
Posted By Dudester
I had a colonoscopy about a year ago. One of the...

I had a colonoscopy about a year ago. One of the big problems I had involved lining up someone to drive me home after the procedure. My ride home got sick at the last moment and had to reschedule the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-27-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By Dudester
Actually, if you're worried about BPA, then don't...

Actually, if you're worried about BPA, then don't eat food from cans. Many tin cans are lined with a film that often contains BPA. As far as I know, most people don't eat their grocery receipts, but...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-13-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,492
Posted By Dudester
I have a heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)....

I have a heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). Wrist monitors have a reputation for not being very accurate when used by a person with an irregular heartbeat. (Many wrist monitors even cannot...
Forum: Other topics 06-20-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,480
Posted By Dudester
I worked most of my professional life in...

I worked most of my professional life in aerospace, which is [was?] characterized by a "bimodal" distribution of employee ages. To put it in plain English, almost all employees were either young with...
Forum: Other topics 05-16-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By Dudester
Once I went to a party where we all played Bingo....

Once I went to a party where we all played Bingo. I won. Guess what the prize was? That's right, a lottery ticket. The lottery ticket was a loser. I still wonder if I really won the Bingo game.
Forum: Other topics 05-14-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By Dudester
Historically, the economy of the state of...

Historically, the economy of the state of Washington has been counter-cyclical: we tend to do well when others are doing poorly and vice versa. This has been due to the peculiarities of the airplane...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-02-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,372
Posted By Dudester
I had quite a bit of vacation saved up in the...

I had quite a bit of vacation saved up in the months just prior to my retirement. I used it to "practice" for retirement. This practice allowed me to avoid sitting around at work pretending to do...
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