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Comment Re:DC power? (Score 1) 234 234

I think the problem with your A/C unit is the location. It appears to be located in an unbearable hell-hole :-)

Yeah, but on the other hand.

Come Oct/Nov....I'll be wearing shorts outside for Thanksgiving and enjoying the weather while much of the US is indoors freezing their asses off already...so, like anything, I guess it is a trade off.

Comment Re:DC power? (Score 1) 234 234

That sounds to me like you have a badly undersized unit. Its also possible that something isn't working right

No, I just had it checked, is a good system, etc.

It is just THAT fucking hot down here, and humid. A lot of the AC time on is to dry the air out in the house.

I like to keep the temp about 74F during the day time I"m here, and about 72F at night to sleep. That's comfy to me.

But it gets HOT here at the end of April usually, and we don't even start to get breaks in the heat and humidity till about mid Oct I think....

Comment Re:DC power? (Score 1) 234 234

1) They built houses that were passively cooled

2) Linen. Try it.

Well, I've been in a LOT of #1 type houses here (they still have 100's of year old homes here, and it still ain't cool enough.

And even wearing linen...single layers are still too hot, much less the many layers they seemed to have worn then.

I"m just guessing they were a LOT tougher than we are now.

:)

Comment Re:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 1) 861 861

Not me.

I dread the day that the fun and thrill of driving is possibly taken away...kinda of the Red Barchetta song coming true.

Sad, I love my cars...and every day I get into one and fire up the engine, is an adventure.

Life is too short not to have fun and some thrills in life.

And what cost? Even a burger flipper can save and get a basic car, if you have an education and a real job, it isn't like it is draining your wallet in a manner you even notice.

Comment Re:Jeremy clarkson does not approve (Score 0) 861 861

This quote got me:

"Electric cars will be better than any alternative, including the loud, inconvenient, gas-powered jalopy,"

Seriously, do people not like the throaty growl of a well tuned engine? Heck, even kids today put the coffee can mufflers for at least that type sound (I don't find it as pleasant as better, large engine sound, but to each his own.)

I mean, right now, I'm kinda looking at the new Dodge Hellcat Challenger, 707 HP (underrated) bone stock..and MAN, do these things sound good to me. So happy to see a muscle car once again available on the market...harkens back to the muscle care days of the last 60's and early 70's, but with better modern tech, braking and handling.

Me? I want one of these to play around with I think:

Hellcat Quick Burnout

Or this for a bit more in-depth review:

Review..skip to about 1:33 to get past the opening commercial

Will a Tesla out drag this car? Sure. But what fun is it when it is silent? If I had an electric car, I'd almost have to mount speakers outside and give it an engine sound. Cars are meant to be FUN as well as a means for getting from point A to B.

Life is too short not to have a few thrills.

Comment Re:DC power? (Score 2) 234 234

Unlike most air conditioners, inverter air conditioners are always-on.

Hmm...apparently you're not familiar with "AC" Air Conditioners in the New Orleans area.

My Air Conditioner comes on basically late April and does not shut off till about early November.

:)

Frankly, I don't know how people lived down here in the old days without A/C....not to mention looking at the old pictures from the 1800's and so where men have full suits on and women with 14 layers of clothing on, and deodorant not really being prevalent either...UGH!!

But yes...my A/C really never shuts off all summer, which down here lasts for about 6mos of the year or so, give or take.

Comment Re:No Compromises (Score 1) 150 150

The lack of NFC is disappointing.

If you're not planning to use your cell phone also as a Credit Card...then what other uses really are for NFC?

I'd not want any of my CC info on a phone that can be stolen and cracked into. And from the article, apparently not that many people out there are even using NFC functionality, so I'm guessing to many it is no great loss.

What all do you use NFC for so much that it is a deal breaker for you? Seriously curious.

Thanks!

Comment Re:But... but? (Score 2) 170 170

I don't have any problem with the account verification though - it's just a variant of the 2-factor authentication so don't complain too much, it may prevent you from getting your account hijacked.

Well, I just would rather not give Google my cell phone number...

Comment Re:But... but? (Score 2) 170 170

Wait....!!

Does this finally mean I'll be able to post replies to my own YouTube channel and other's videos?

I have my account, that predates Google taking YouTube over. I've resisted all these years going to G+ or giving them more information....but for that, Ihad to give up being able to post comments and replies not only to other peoples' videos, but even to my own.

This will be a welcome change if that works!!

Now, if they'd also do away with trying to occasionally "verify" your account with a phone call. I fear I"m gonna have to go get a disposable phone for that one day...but hey at least this is one step in the right direction.

Comment Re:Two birds with one stone (Score 0) 571 571

As I said in my post, I don't live in the U.S.A. Apart from that solar panel thing, all I know is that she's the wife of former president Bill Clinton.

So, in other words, her primary qualification is, that she sucked a sitting presidents dick, right?

Not sure how that qualifies her for President???

Comment Re: Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 4, Insightful) 571 571

Yeah, that's just what this country's over-leveraged home owners need---more loans.

And exactly who held a gun to those home owners' heads and forced them to take out loans way beyond their means?

If you don't know how to live within your means, manage your money like an adult, and overstretch yourself fiscally and fuckup and blow it and lose it....exactly who's fault is that?

And why would anyone suggest other folks having to be there to catch them when they fall?

The US is supposed to be free...free to succeed and free to fuck up.

Most good lessons in life are learned more from fucking up and having to deal with the repercussions.

Comment Re:Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 3, Insightful) 571 571

Absolutely after a day of hunting, give me a curvy redhead I only have to pay once and don't have to talk to, and a bottle of good scotch and that is money well spent. At least getting screwed by the hooker is a hell of a lot more fun than having the government do it.

Ah....my kingdom for MOD points today!!

:)

The govt shouldn't be in the business of trying to mold or target my behavior. I fail to find in the US Constitution where that is one of its few, enumerated responsibilities and rights...

Look, I don't mind paying reasonable taxes, to fund common good things, schools, roads, etc. But that is best done by the states who are more directly answerable to MY needs locally.

I earn my my money, and should be able to spend it on anything legal I wish and I should not be having external forces, like the federal govt trying to mold my behavior by penalizing me with taxation.

That is simply NOT their job.

At these prices, I lose money -- but I make it up in volume. -- Peter G. Alaquon

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