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Forum: Forum Admin 01-09-2019, 03:43 PM
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Views: 923
Posted By jonat
No, existing links won't break if you add an http...

No, existing links won't break if you add an http to https rewrite in your server's .htaccess file. (Some web hosts have a control panel option for this redirect.)

One problem is that the cookie...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-14-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,096
Posted By jonat
I have had Ooma for 4-5 years now, and it has...

I have had Ooma for 4-5 years now, and it has been very good. I pay for the Premier level for added features and use it with Google Voice. No issues with the phone service itself, though they are...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-10-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,796
Posted By jonat
My wife is on a Medicare Advantage plan from...

My wife is on a Medicare Advantage plan from United Health, sponsored by AARP. It includes all our doctors and, unusually, has the same copay for in-network and out-of-network - just the OOP limits...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-28-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 972
Views: 121,748
Posted By jonat
Wanted to get our second shots, but every...

Wanted to get our second shots, but every pharmacy is out of stock. The local Walgreens put me on their list to be notified when they get some (we got our first shot at Costco.)

My insurance is...
Forum: Other topics 05-10-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,967
Posted By jonat
I agree that it is almost certainly the...

I agree that it is almost certainly the anti-siphon feature. Sometimes you can replace the part as shown in the video, but in my case I had to replace the valve. I used SharkBite connectors instead...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-10-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,149
Posted By jonat
If your bank doesn't offer this feature (none of...

If your bank doesn't offer this feature (none of mine do), check out https://privacy.com It's a free service to generate merchant-specific or "burner" card numbers with an optional dollar limit. The...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 05-06-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 47,494
Posted By jonat
Not sure if it has been mentioned here, but I see...

Not sure if it has been mentioned here, but I see that Spaceballs is available for free on Amazon Prime.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-05-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,797
Posted By jonat
There are, literally, hundreds of different...

There are, literally, hundreds of different "scores" available from the credit bureaus, each with slightly tweaked formulas. Also, the report you as a consumer get isn't the same as what the bank...
Forum: Travel Information 04-25-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By jonat
I just bought trip insurance for a trip a year...

I just bought trip insurance for a trip a year and a half out. Every time I have bought trip insurance there has been a statement that the "lookback period" on preexisting conditions is waived if you...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-19-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,274
Posted By jonat
Exactly what I did.

Exactly what I did.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-19-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,202
Posted By jonat
In many states, the state medical licensing board...

In many states, the state medical licensing board has a process for filing complaints about a facility.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-18-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,274
Posted By jonat
The ONE Plus plan gets you: Unlimited HD...

The ONE Plus plan gets you: Unlimited HD streaming, 10GB LTE tethering, 2X data speed abroad (256K vs. 128), Unlimited in-flight WiFi on GoGo flights, Voicemail to text and Name ID...
Forum: Travel Information 04-17-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By jonat
Waze also has a setting to tell it that you have...

Waze also has a setting to tell it that you have a transponder for one of a bunch of toll systems.

As for Hertz in Florida, they once billed me months afterward for driving on a toll road I wasn't...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-17-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,274
Posted By jonat
That and faster international data plus caller...

That and faster international data plus caller names. I did it too.
Forum: Travel Information 04-15-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,418
Posted By jonat
Back in 2010, DW and I booked a cruise on Cruise...

Back in 2010, DW and I booked a cruise on Cruise West, which we had sailed with (on the same ship) twice before. They were sending this ship on a round-the-world cruise, broken up into segments. You...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-12-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,357
Posted By jonat
Same here, but private insurance, not Medicare....

Same here, but private insurance, not Medicare. The bills came to over $10K, but I paid zero. Second one found and removed polyps.

That said, the distinction is valid and other insurance might...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-06-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By jonat
DW and I are in the last months of the...

DW and I are in the last months of the company-paid COBRA plan from my retirement package. She is of Medicare age, I am not quite yet. We signed her up for the Medicare Advantage plan from United...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-05-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,274
Posted By jonat
Note that if you pay the $10 extra for "Plus",...

Note that if you pay the $10 extra for "Plus", you get 256Kb/s. I never had a problem with T-M data during my multi-country European trip last fall, other than in Reykjavik, where I sometimes...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-03-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 972
Views: 121,748
Posted By jonat
DW and I got our first of the two Shingrix shots...

DW and I got our first of the two Shingrix shots at Costco a week ago; both of us had previously gotten Zostavax. Cigna insurance paid 100%. My doctor's office doesn't have it yet (and my doctor was...
Forum: Travel Information 03-31-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By jonat
Keep in mind that AirBnB and VRBO don't talk to...

Keep in mind that AirBnB and VRBO don't talk to each other, so a reservation made in one system isn't reflected in the other until the owner updates the listing.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-31-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By jonat
TurboTax Business...

TurboTax Business (https://turbotax.intuit.com/small-business-taxes/) (not Home and Business) is what you want here. Cheaper from Amazon than buying direct. This is also what you need for filing...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-24-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,869
Posted By jonat
When I chose to take an early retirement package,...

When I chose to take an early retirement package, several levels of managers tried to convince me to stay, and I was offered a "retention bonus". But it wasn't about the money - Megacorp had made a...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-21-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,852
Posted By jonat
A side comment about flourouracil cream - don't...

A side comment about flourouracil cream - don't leave it out where kids or pets can get to it. I read a recent report of a dog who died after chewing up a tube that had been left out.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-20-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,852
Posted By jonat
Yes, when you start using the creams (5FU or...

Yes, when you start using the creams (5FU or diclofenac), things will look awful for a week or so. But then the skin will clear up.

How do you know it "completely did the job"? When you can't see...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-19-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 88,021
Posted By jonat
That would require a database lookup. The issuing...

That would require a database lookup. The issuing country and currency is part of the data the terminal reads from the card.
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