Monthly Archives: December 2016

Investing In And Out Of 2016…

“The average investor made just over 5% in 2016, according to Openfolio. That may not sound like a lot given that the Dow is up a whopping 13.4%, its biggest gain since 2013, but most investors don’t put all their money … Continue reading

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Reloading Pleasure And Pain

“Powder Info SRN 0065Distributor HodgdonProduct Name H322Data Source Federal Bureau of InvestigationSource SRN 660 Product use ReloadDate obtained 6/10/05Lot Number 10404054288Manufacturer ADI / Australia” Reloading ammunition is one of the things I do well and enjoy. It saves money per shot … Continue reading

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“I’ve tried to tell myself that it will be all right and that I can continue in good conscience before God and man … I only know I could never ‘throw roses to Hitler.’ And I certainly could never sing … Continue reading

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To Weigh Or Not To Weigh. That Is The Question.

Trial Charge δ δ2 1 18.66 -0.060 0.004 2 18.86 0.140 0.020 3 18.66 -0.060 0.004 4 18.66 -0.060 0.004 5 18.7 -0.020 0.000 6 18.66 -0.060 0.004 7 18.74 0.020 0.000 8 18.82 0.100 0.010 9 18.7 -0.020 0.000 … Continue reading

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Last “Working” Day Of 2016 And Still No Cello

“The LeMaker Cello main board is scheduled to ship in Q2 of 2016.” See, they promised Q2. Then, in a private e-mail, they promised December. Here we are on the last working day of December and 2016 and still no … Continue reading

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Crazy Things I Might Do In 2017

How am I going to survive a few years living with Trump? I’m going to have fun! High on my ToDo list are things to make the world a better place, like growing trees and flowers, you know, natural stuff … Continue reading

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Free Software Foundation Keeps On Giving

“Meanwhile, freedom is threatened even at the level of the processors in PCs. The current generation of Intel and AMD processor chips are designed with vicious back doors that users cannot shut off. (In Intel processors, it’s the “management engine”.) No … Continue reading

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Trump Has A Looming Problem

“Sprint (S) shares popped after the company announced Wednesday that it was going to “create or bring back” 5,000 jobs to the U.S. in 2017. This announcement was part of an earlier plan by SoftBank, which owns more than 80% … Continue reading

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Internet Access – Right Or Freedom?

“during the Budget speech for 2017, Government has pledged to make our country one of the first Wi-Fi states in the world and a few weeks later launched a mobile government strategy for all public services. …in today’s globalised society … Continue reading

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2016 – Mixed Results

“I was also all kinds of awesome – in ways that left you a better place.” See Dear world, I wasn’t all bad. Signed, 20162016 was a mixed bag. TLW and I finished planting an awful lot of trees on the … Continue reading

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The Fix-It Guy

Well, in the middle of a visit by family and near the tail-end of the storm our Christmas season was marred by a failure of our geothermal heating system. We managed with the stove, drier, a hotplate and some appliances … Continue reading

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If Dead, Trump Would Be Spinning In His Grave Like All Those Windmills

“Half of the UK’s electricity came from wind turbines, solar panels, wood burning and nuclear reactors between July and September, in a milestone first. Official figures published on Thursday show low carbon power, which has been supported by the government to … Continue reading

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