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    Especially on an i3 CPU. The laptop does have 12...

    Especially on an i3 CPU. The laptop does have 12 gig of memory but that CPU really goes crazy whenever you open anything. I had to disable virtually everything that ran on startup.
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Hope everyone is able to enjoy the holiday and stay safe.
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    My 2 month update. I removed BitDefender and I'm...

    My 2 month update. I removed BitDefender and I'm running MS Defender. The premium trial version of Malwarebytes was also consuming quite a lot on startup. I downgraded it to the standard version. ...
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    Stock Market

    Do you think we're in for some growth with the new Administration? I know 2 days doesn't a fiscal year make. But, I think with industries not having to worry which way the wind is going to blow may...
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    I totally agree with you. I actually tune out...

    I totally agree with you. I actually tune out anyone I hear using words like regime, radical and things like that. If you want to say Democrat or Republican that's fine, but there's no reason for...
  6. Thread: How is everyone?

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    At least we seem to have several companies...

    At least we seem to have several companies producing a viable vaccine. Now we just need wait and hope it comes sooner than later.
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    What was getting to me today was my discussion...

    What was getting to me today was my discussion with the girl on the phone. I was asking her 1 simple question, I repeated it 3 times and she still came back with the same answer. Basically, what I...
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    Started my online Christmas shopping

    This is sort of a generalized rant, but what really gets me is just how difficult some of these stores seem to make it to locate their contact info. Some are easier than others but... there should...
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    Yes, we've actually put off our scheduled teeth...

    Yes, we've actually put off our scheduled teeth cleaning and a crown due to Covid. I'm wondering how our DDS is doing. Now that I think of it we haven't received the usual postcard in the mail...
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    You know, she did come home the other night...

    You know, she did come home the other night smelling a little musky. I asked her about it and she said she got a flat on the way home and that some guy stopped and helped her fix the flat.
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    I think I have a pretty good idea as to when I'm...

    I think I have a pretty good idea as to when I'm being lied to. I guess when you get the saturation bombing from one outlet or another you need to step back and take a look at the bigger picture.
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    Good to see you. Join the club. I recently...

    Good to see you.

    Join the club. I recently retired, have the cash, the wife's not working, we have all the time in the world to travel and....
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    What gets me is there seems to be this whole...

    What gets me is there seems to be this whole cottage industry that comes to life every election cycle. I mean, what do all these people do for a living when there's no election going on? If they're...
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    The Easto household is getting by as best as...

    The Easto household is getting by as best as could be expected. There have been a couple of setbacks but fortunately, we've stayed healthy and are able to keep our heads above water. I told my wife...
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    It's not just small businesses. 4 out of 5 of...

    It's not just small businesses. 4 out of 5 of the 24 hour fitness centers in my area have closed or are at least stating they are temporarily closed.
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    Although it's been years since I was...

    Although it's been years since I was self--employed, I do know how venerable a small business can be to the ups and downs of the economy. I also know what a struggle the first several years can be. ...
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    There is a main small town street (2nd street)...

    There is a main small town street (2nd street) that runs through a section of Long Beach called Belmont Shore. Probably about 80-100 small business. I'm guessing about 15% have closed.
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    Wow! NE just raised prices by a lot. The...

    Wow! NE just raised prices by a lot. The Corsair M2 I was watching just went from $189 to $269. The mobo went up $17. I'm going to take a trip to Micro Center soon. I need to commit soon. I...
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    Due to Covid, what has closed near you?

    The wife and I were taking a route that we normally don't take and we started to notice all the boarded up and closed businesses. I've seen several dry cleaners that are closed and there have been a...
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    Gotcha. Most earthquakes at a 4.XX or under are...

    Gotcha. Most earthquakes at a 4.XX or under are just a blip on the radar. No real need to let them bother you. Unless you have friends from out of town and they are sure they're going to die, lol.
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    Without kids and adults going to school or work...

    Without kids and adults going to school or work online and using Zoom or other collaborative online software... those companies can't sell as much advertising or if they are a "paid for" service...
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    Hope you guys stay safe. I would guess by the...

    Hope you guys stay safe. I would guess by the joking back and forth that this is more of an inconvenience that an actual threat.
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    Definitely keeping my fingers crossed for this...

    Definitely keeping my fingers crossed for this vaccine. Regardless, that's the best News there's been in quite a while.
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    The red/white and yellow cords are Left/Right...

    The red/white and yellow cords are Left/Right sound and video (RCA connections). You may have to adjust the setting on the TV as to where it is to expect (source) signal from. RCA out from the...
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    I do have several alerts setup. I do have a...

    I do have several alerts setup. I do have a Micro Center near me but I usually forget to check their prices. Right now they're selling the Ryzen 7 3700X for $44 less than NewEgg. I still think...
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    Will he ever concede? I'm not sure it's in his...

    Will he ever concede? I'm not sure it's in his DNA to stand-up and admit he lost and that his administration is ready to transition and help Biden and his team ready themselves for their first day...
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    I got a Canon LiDE 400. I didn't need any...

    I got a Canon LiDE 400. I didn't need any multifunction utilities. About twice a year we find a need where something we have needs to be scanned and I needed something to fill that gap. We do have...
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    I could not be happier. The Sunday national...

    I could not be happier.

    The Sunday national news shows should be interesting tomorrow. I'm interested in seeing who the administration puts the spotlight on in order to deny the loss. And yes, I...
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    I misquoted. Disinfectant. Regardless, his...

    I misquoted. Disinfectant. Regardless, his statements don't strike you as absurd? He once ask at a meeting of pharmaceutical executives...

    “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don't think that...
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    As of this morning Trump is tweeting "Stop the...

    As of this morning Trump is tweeting "Stop the Count". I just don't understand the guy. I know how I would feel if it was my ballot and I was waiting for it to be counted. I consider that...
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