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Discussions - Public / Re: How can i start dropshipping business in Canada?
« on: November 12, 2017, 02:16:17 PM »
Try this site.  They're based in Canada and have a lot of good articles about drop shipping.

https://www.abetterlemonadestand.com/

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Its a losing battle trying to get anything Windows to run on a non-Windows OS.  Even if you can, its just a PITA.  MS made sure to keep their stuff proprietary.

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Discussions - Public / Re: Buying hardware one generation behind
« on: October 30, 2017, 05:54:31 PM »
I still have my iPhone 4S, but its getting pretty clunky.  I don't really download many apps, but my iHeartRadio won't load a lot of stations anymore and I can't upgrade that app, so I was thinking about the iPhone 7.

I have a Kindle Fire that I like a lot.  I use that more than my phone.

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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Carole King's Wasn't Born to Follow
« on: October 14, 2017, 02:55:46 PM »
Yeah, that sounds like fun.  When I look at that movie today, I think about how much freedom we had back then to do what we wanted.  I never drove a motorcycle, but I had a 65 Mustang convertible, and even though it was used and had its problems, it was heaven to drive anywhere with the top down and my 8 track player.  I wish I had kept that car.  It was dark blue with a white convertible top.  Woo-hoo!


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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Carole King's Wasn't Born to Follow
« on: October 10, 2017, 05:41:38 PM »
I'm going with the Byrd's version of that song, even though Carole King wrote it.  They really personified the song in Easy Rider.  I saw some parts of that movie a couple of months ago and can't imagine why I watched it in the first place way back when.

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Discussions - Public / Re: The Las Vegas shooter: a suicidal sociopath
« on: October 10, 2017, 05:22:10 PM »
I'm starting to think this guy was a spook.  The misinformation by law enforcement about the timeline is disturbing.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/10/09/holy-cow-the-official-mandalay-bay-massacre-narrative-just-completely-changed-latest-presser-video/

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I never realized Asplundh was such a large organization.  This investigation started in 2009, but because the Obama administration never enforced immigration laws it got swept under the rug.

I couldn't read the WSJ article, but this one explains a little more about what they did.  Someone from the company is actually going to jail over this.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/asplundh_tree_company_to_pay_95m_fine_for_hiring_u.html

This case is a *huge* wake up call for any company that employs illegals.

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IBM is one of those companies that are now "multi-national".  They have no country, they just go with the cheapest labor and where the tax laws favor them.

Trump's America First agenda, "Buy American and Hire American" is enticing to companies like IBM now because they can get a good deal, but I'm not sure they will enjoy the same status they once had in America.  I think his agenda favors companies that are pro-America.   

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Ha ha ha ha!  The extent of IBM's outsourcing is finally coming out and fully exposed because it is counter to Trump's agenda of "Buy American, Hire American".  It will be interesting to see what happens with them when the US becomes more attractive to companies that want to do business here due to lower tax rates.

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I think we've lost the battle.  All of our private info is out there already and we're not getting it back in any public space, ever.  You have to keep this in mind in all of your email communications and not use it if you don't want the world to know about whatever you say.

Its sad, but privacy has been dead for a long time.  We're not getting it back.

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Discussions - Public / Re: How do you stop spam phonecalls?
« on: September 21, 2017, 02:08:36 PM »
That's what I always did with my landline.  I finally decided to get rid of the landline because I just never used the phone.  At $80 a month it just wasn't needed anymore.  My husband and I each have cell phones.  I also have a satellite phone in my car through OnStar if the cell phones don't work.  How many phones do you need?

Nomorobo looks like a good possibility to block a lot of the phone spam.  I never answer any numbers on my cell that I don't recognize unless I'm expecting a call.

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Discussions - Public / Re: CCleaner infected with malware
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:35:55 PM »
What bothers me a lot is that people that do tech support depend on a lot of free utilities to solve problems.  Sometimes they buy them, sometimes not, but what a great loss to the tech support community to find out that these help utilities are infected with malware.  Its just sickening.

Maybe something happened when the company was bought out, that surely is possible like pxsant said. 

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Discussions - Public / Re: CCleaner infected with malware
« on: September 18, 2017, 05:15:25 PM »
I've used CCleaner lots of times.  It always did a good job so its really disappointing to hear that it can't be trusted anymore.

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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: AI and Robotics: new opportunity areas?
« on: September 12, 2017, 03:10:27 PM »
Japan is doing a lot of interesting work with humanoids that will become care givers to their older population.  I sure wouldn't mind having a robot around the house when I'm too old to do a lot of things.

https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/cbsn-on-assignment-explores-japans-future-of-humanoid-robots/

There is a definite need for this technology in Japan and also, as the Boomer generation gets older, we will have the same need here.


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Discussions - Public / Re: How do you stop spam phonecalls?
« on: September 12, 2017, 02:47:33 PM »
Geez, its frustrating that there really is no good solution.  I've gotten occasional spam texts, but its nothing like the phone calls.  I don't think personal phone calls will ever go away.  I know I can burn up the phone lines talking to my friends and family.

I'm going to look into Mr. Number.  If I can block most out of state numbers it would be a help.

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