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  1. Oh we can't plug them in today. But neither could we connect at all until we developed a browser. Today the US is way behind most first world countries in broadband deployments. Many states are no longer interested in supporting the cable and broadband DSL monopolies that the big ISPs had passed at the state level. The big conglomerates have abysmal records in customer service, and they carve out one town and another gets the next and so on. The one thing we all agree on is that we don't have enough broadband. StarLink, may well be that solution. Or we may indeed have the next generation or two witness another mass extinction. These are seminal times simultaneous to technological extinctions as newer and better tech comes and resets the bar. Just being able to discuss and cuss online is amazing in itself. It was just a couple of decades ago the telephone companies had a total monopoly and threw it away by balking at the cost of laying fiber. Hindsight is 20-20. Foresight is rarer. I enjoy this point in time on the continuum of human life, tech, and knowledge. And the amazing increases in weather and seismic anomalies makes for entertaining challenges to preconceived notions. My sons at my age and my grands will see changes we can't conceive yet. I'm only 67 and my sense of child-like wonder is tickled by the reality of commercial rockets and developing space tourism. All things Musk is directly involved in bringing to fruition. I made a bundle betting on him once. I hope the Starlink division does an IPO.
  2. Mark, Did you miss the launch of the first 60 satellites by SpaceX for Musk's StarLink constellation? https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/15/18624630/spacex-elon-musk-starlink-internet-satellites-falcon-9-rocket-launch-live "Update May 23rd, 11:35PM ET: SpaceX successfully deployed all 60 Starlink satellites into orbit following liftoff, and the individual vehicles will fan out in orbit over time. The company also landed its Falcon 9 rocket following launch, marking this particular rocket’s third time going to space and back. Update May 23rd, 12:57AM ET: All 60 Starlink satellites are now online. The solar array deployment should be happening soon. The Federal Communications Commission has already granted SpaceX permission to launch the entirety of its nearly 12,000-satellite constellation. SpaceX launched its first two test satellites, TinTin A and TinTin B, in February of 2018, and the company now has about six years to launch half of the full constellation to bring its license with the FCC into full use." Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/15/18624630/spacex-elon-musk-starlink-internet-satellites-falcon-9-rocket-launch-live SpaceX has started already. Most discussion points raised here, negative or positive takes place in the comments sections at the end of the above article. Here's the Starlink mission video: Just as our cell phones don't need a directional antenna because as we move our conversation is handed off to another tower over and over except where there are no towers, neither will StarLink require aiming a dish. So we complain and ask them for more towers or switch to whoever has the better signal where we are or where we go. Satellites in LEO will work the same, not requiring ground stations as they go. This first group does, and like the proof of concept and demand Tesla Roadster, these are to learn from and do final design changes. Since they will require an antenna to send and receive without aiming, communist and totalitarian countries can simply outlaw them. It's up to them to find bootleg dishes and subscribers.
  3. The bad news: BlueKeep is poised to attack any Windows machine, except those running Windows 8 and 10, that are not updated. The good news: It's fixed by the latest Windows update. Microsoft even made an update for XP systems. Excerpt: " The United States Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has gone public with a warning to Microsoft Windows users regarding a critical security vulnerability. By issuing the "update now" warning, CISA has joined the likes of Microsoft itself and the National Security Agency (NSA) in warning Windows users of the danger from the BlueKeep vulnerability. While Windows 8 and Windows 10 users are not impacted by this vulnerability, Windows 2003, Windows XP and Windows Vista all are and the news that an exploit has been confirmed justifies the unusual step of the U.S. Government and its agencies getting involved in issuing these "update now" warnings. " That full article is here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/06/18/u-s-government-announces-critical-warning-for-microsoft-windows-users/#500abcb952d2 I strongly recommend you read and heed and pass it along.
  4. NBEV one of my holdings, is moving up: https://seekingalpha.com/news/3472017-new-age-beverages-plus-7-percent-taking-cbd-product-hong-kong
  5. Great video! Starlink: https://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/starlink_mission_press_kit.pdf Starink?
  6. Linda, Sorry meant to answer earlier. I'm glad you got the gist of the article and changed your settings. The writer was obviously an Apple guy and not well informed on Android. But I've been running Nord VPN on my systems for almost a year now. And I really liked the new Windows user friendly sandbox we just got in the last Windows update for testing security as well as privacy. All systems are improving from Apple too.
  7. Rich, That's how I did well with Tesla! Your investments look excellent too. I'm still in for 6000 shares of ACB, and New Age Beverages (NBEV) in Denver. The rest are funds we bought earlier and a bunch in the 2008-2010 fire sales.
  8. Good catch on the author of the article Geoffrey Fowler Lou. I wouldn't have checked it because I already have a three year subscription to Nord VPN which includes the mobile edition for our Android phones. Do you use it or another? Here's his page: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/geoffrey-a-fowler/?utm_term=.26a065f93654 I went to the article and posted your correction here - WaPo comment
  9. Current issue of the Military Report VA Overcharged Disabled Vets on Home Loans: Inspector General Wait Time for Burial at Arlington Can Be Nearly a Year Get a Free Resume Assessment Now How to Use the VA's New Urgent Care Benefit $1 Million Life Insurance Coverage from Just $41 a Month Pentagon Effort Underway to Make DD-214 Digitally Accessible, with More Privacy Fallujah Vet Will Be First Living Medal of Honor Recipient from Iraq War Build Your Civilian Career at American Income Life Family Receives Purple Heart 75 Years After Veteran Sold it for Food Up to $484k Financing with Your $0 Down VA Loan Benefit SGLI and FSGLI Premiums Decreasing Justice Department Won't Appeal Agent Orange Ruling Benefiting Blue Water Navy Vets VA Rolls Out New Private-Sector Health Care Programs Reduce Your Rx Costs with a Tricare Supplement Now Vets Denied VA Home Loans if They Work with Cannabis VA on Track to Cure Nearly All Patients with Hepatitis C Air Force Allows Sikh Airman to Wear Turban and Beard Army to Test New Extreme Cold Weather Gear Next Year The Warning Signs of Suicide and What to Do STEM School Center Combines Air Force Training, Gaming VA Looking to Hire More Former Medics, Corpsmen Test Pilot-Instructor Earns Navy's First-Ever Army Broken Wing Award The Lone Sailor Statue Dedicated at Utah Beach During D-Day Ceremonies All the benefit news as of today 10 June 2019: https://www.military.com/benefits
  10. These are only applicable to active duty, 100% disabled, and the different military retiree groups. Excerpt: "Tricare changes: What you need to know The military’s Tricare health program was overhauled in 2018 to include a strict limitation on switching between Tricare plans. And for retirees, a new dental program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, or FEDVIP, has replaced the now-defunct Tricare Retiree Dental Program. As of 2019, beneficiaries can’t switch between Tricare Prime and Tricare Select until the yearly open season starting each November, unless there’s some sort of qualifying life event, such as the birth of a baby, a move to a new duty station, marriage or retirement. Amid Tricare’s bureaucratic reforms and changes in regions and contractors, beneficiaries are dealing with higher costs, and some have had difficulty finding local doctors and other medical providers who are in the Tricare network. Defense health officials have been closely monitoring the performance of the two Tricare contractors and are working to resolve the problems. WHAT IT IS Tricare is a health care program for almost 9.4 million beneficiaries that offers 11 different options, with choices depending on the status of the sponsor and the geographic location: Active-duty members; military retirees; National Guard and Reserve members; family members (spouses and children registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) and certain others, including some former military spouses and survivors, as well as Medal of Honor recipients and their immediate families. Those entering the military on or after Jan. 1, or changing status (i.e., from active duty to retired) should make sure they and their eligible family members are enrolled in the Tricare program of their choice. Those who don’t enroll may only receive care at a military clinic or hospital on a space-available basis, and medical care by civilian providers wouldn’t be covered. The one-month open season begins on the Monday of the second full week in November and goes through the Monday of the second full week in December. During that time, you can enroll in a new Tricare Prime or Tricare Select plan; or change your enrollment. If you’re satisfied with your current Tricare health plan you don’t have to take action to stay enrolled. THE DETAILS Tricare offers two core options: Tricare Prime and Tricare Select. Select replaced Tricare Standard and Tricare Extra in 2018. All active-duty members are required to enroll in Tricare Prime; they pay nothing out of pocket. Active-duty families can enroll in Tricare Prime without an enrollment fee. Prime beneficiaries are assigned a primary care manager, or PCM, at their local military treatment facility or, if one is not available, they can select a PCM within the Tricare Prime network. Specialty care is provided on referral by the PCM, either to specialists at a military facility or a civilian provider. Tricare Select is similar to a traditional fee-for-service health plan. Patients can see any authorized provider they choose, but must pay a deductible and co-pays for visits. Patients pay lower out-of-pocket costs when they receive care from a provider within the Tricare network. All Tricare programs have a cap on how much a family pays out of pocket each fiscal year, depending on the sponsor’s status and the type of Tricare program used. THE PLANS • Tricare Prime: Prime is similar to a health maintenance organization, which has lower out-of-pocket costs but requires enrollees to use network providers and coordinate care through a primary care manager — a doctor, nurse practitioner or medical team. It’s free to active-duty members and families; retirees must pay an annual enrollment fee ($297 for an individual, $594 for a family in 2019). Those whose initial period of service began before Jan. 1, 2018 are grandfathered in to these rates. Co-payments for medical visits are lower than other programs, and there are no deductibles unless patients get care outside the network. • Tricare Prime Remote: Service members who live and work more than 50 miles or an hour’s drive from the nearest military treatment facility must enroll in Tricare Prime Remote. Family members are eligible if they live with an enrolled service member in a qualifying location, or they may use Tricare Select. • Tricare Prime Overseas/Prime Remote Overseas: Tricare Prime Overseas is a managed-care option for active-duty members and their command-sponsored family members living in nonremote locations. They have assigned primary care managers at a military treatment facility who provide most care and referrals for and coordination of specialty care. Tricare Prime Remote Overseas is a managed care option in designated remote overseas locations, with most care from an assigned primary care manager in the local provider network, who provides referrals for specialty care. Activated National Guard and Reserve members and their families also may enroll in these options while the sponsor is on active duty; retirees and their families aren’t eligible. • Tricare Select: This is a preferred provider plan — authorized doctors, hospitals and other providers are paid a Tricare-allowable charge for each service performed. Costs are higher for out-of-network providers, and certain procedures require pre-authorization. There is no enrollment fee for active-duty families, or for retirees and their families and others whose period of service began before Jan. 1, 2018. Copays vary by status and type of care: An in-network primary care outpatient visit costs retirees and their families $29, for example, while some active-duty family members pay $21 and others — those whose sponsor entered the network on or after Jan. 1, 2018, pay $15. • Tricare Reserve Select: Qualified Selected Reserve members can buy Tricare coverage when they are in drilling status – not mobilized. The program offers coverage similar to Tricare Select. • Tricare Retired Reserve: “Gray area” National Guard and Reserve retirees who have accumulated enough service to qualify for military retirement benefits but have not reached the age at which they can begin drawing those benefits (usually age 60) can purchase this insurance, which offers coverage similar to Tricare Select. • Tricare for Life: This wraparound program is for retirees and family members who are eligible for Tricare and Medicare. The provider files the claims with Medicare; Medicare pays its portion and then sends the claim to the Tricare for Life claims processor. Enrollees must enroll in Medicare Part A (free for those who paid Medicare taxes while working) and Part B (monthly premium required) to receive Tricare for Life. The full article is here: https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2019/06/09/your-2019-guide-to-military-pay-and-benefits/ • Tricare Young Adult: Unmarried dependent children who do not have private health insurance through an employer may remain in Tricare until age 26 under a parent’s coverage via TYA Select or TYA Prime. Premiums are required for both. • US Family Health Plan: Beneficiaries who live in one of six designated areas, can enroll in this as a Prime option. Those enrolled get all their care, including prescription drugs, from a primary care provider the beneficiary selects, from a network of private doctors affiliated with one of the not-for-profit health care systems in the plan. Beneficiaries don’t get care at military hospitals or clinics, or from Tricare network providers when enrolled in the US Family Health Plan. ACTION ITEMS Beneficiaries must take action to enroll in a Tricare plan in order to be covered for civilian health care. Those who don’t enroll will only be able to get health care at a military clinic or hospital on a space available basis. To be eligible for any of the Tricare plans, beneficiaries must first be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Active-duty members are automatically registered in DEERS when they join the military, but they must register eligible dependent family members. Service members should make sure the information is correct for their family members. Only military members can add or remove family members; this is done through the local ID card office." https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2019/06/09/your-2019-guide-to-military-pay-and-benefits/
  11. Excerpt: "The VA refunded $97 million to 19,700 affected veterans from Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2017, but 53,200 are still owed refunds, according to Reinkemeyer. The refund amounts could be substantial: The average funding fee charge was $4,483, with the highest fee topping out at $19,470, according to the report. The VA OIG recommended that the VBA identify the affected veterans and issue refunds. It also recommended that the VA identify any exempt veterans erroneously charged the fee before 2012 and provide refunds." Much more in the article here: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/06/07/inspector-general-finds-va-overcharged-disabled-vets-home-loans.html
  12. I thought Apple was the last bastion of privacy? Excerpt: "Apple says, “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.” Our privacy experiment showed 5,400 hidden app trackers guzzled our data — in a single week. You might assume you can count on Apple to sweat all the privacy details. After all, it touted in a recent ad, “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.” My investigation suggests otherwise. IPhone apps I discovered tracking me by passing information to third parties — just while I was asleep — include Microsoft OneDrive, Intuit’s Mint, Nike, Spotify, The Washington Post and IBM’s the Weather Channel. One app, the crime-alert service Citizen, shared personally identifiable information in violation of its published privacy policy. And your iPhone doesn’t only feed data trackers while you sleep. In a single week, I encountered over 5,400 trackers, mostly in apps, not including the incessant Yelp traffic. According to privacy firm Disconnect, which helped test my iPhone, those unwanted trackers would have spewed out 1.5 gigabytes of data over the span of a month. That’s half of an entire basic wireless service plan from AT&T. In a world of data brokers, Jackson is the data breaker. He developed an app called Privacy Pro that identifies and blocks many trackers. If you’re a little bit techie, I recommend trying the free iOS version to glimpse the secret life of your iPhone. Yes, trackers are a problem on phones running Google’s Android, too. Google won’t even let Disconnect’s tracker-protection software into its Play Store. (Google’s rules prohibit apps that might interfere with another app displaying ads.)" Much more in the article including a video and many links to related info here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/28/its-middle-night-do-you-know-who-your-iphone-is-talking/?utm_term=.a87a134c23a7&wpisrc
  13. What is with this guy posting Chinese character posts who joined seven hours ago? http://www.rvnetwork.com/profile/60577-zzzzhy456/

  14. OK! Here are articles showing how to use the new features in Windows 10 version 1903, which just came out in May. Even non-techies should give this article a good thorough read. It has lots of links to more in depth how to articles and screen shots. It's all good. Here is the overview Excerpt "Windows 10’s latest update is the May 2019 Update, which is version 1903 and was codenamed 19H1 during development. It features a light theme, speed improvements, and lots of polish. There are no crazy new features like My People or Timeline. And it’s out now. Microsoft previously called this Windows 10’s April 2019 Update, but it was delayed. The stable update began rolling out on May 21, 2019 and became available to everyone as of June 6, 2019. Microsoft announced it’s making big changes to the way Windows 10 updates. You’ll have much more control over the way Windows 10 installs updates—or not. Specifically, Windows 10 will no longer automatically install big updates like the May 2019 Update and October 2018 Update every six months without your permission. Now, you’ll see a notification and it’s your choice when you want to install the update. Don’t want to install the update? That’s fine. You can keep using your current version of Windows 10 for as long as it’s supported with security updates—that’s 18 months after release. But, once every 18 months, you will be forced to update to keep getting security fixes. This is much better than once every six months, and it gives you a lot more control. On top of that, Microsoft will now let Home users pause updates—just as Professional users can—for up to 35 days. You must pause in seven day periods, but you can pause up to five times. And, after you check for updates in Windows Update, Windows won’t automatically install them—you’ll have a choice to pause the updates, if you like." Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/402569/everything-new-in-windows-10s-april-2019-update/ The article goes on to show how it speeds up Windows, and has a great link for folks running Windows 10 Professional on how to use the sandbox. Another link for that is here: https://www.howtogeek.com/399290/how-to-use-windows-10s-new-sandbox-to-safely-test-apps/
  15. https://techjourney.net/ms-edge-browser-favorites-storage-folder-location-for-export-save-backup/ More ways explained differently here: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=favorites+folder+in+edge&t=ffab&atb=v172-3_j&ia=web
  16. If you are a vet this is important news.
  17. A message from the secretary: Message from the Secretary It's the dawn of a new era for VA Healthcare! VA Secretary Robert Wilkie provided this message explaining the VA MISSION Act and its many provisions. Due to the importance of this change and the impact it will have on Veterans for years to come, we are providing his message in its entirety here. From the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, to all of our Veterans and supporters across the country, a note explaining the Mission Act. Bringing Bipartisan Reform to Veterans "Imagine if Republicans and Democrats worked together to pass reforms that improve the lives of millions of people. And imagine if those reforms put America's Veterans at the center of their healthcare decisions, leading to better customer service for our Nation's heroes. This isn't hypothetical. It happened last year when Congress passed the MISSION Act. Through state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, and increased clinician recruiting and retention incentives, VA continues to enhance its coordinated care system through high-quality VA health care and community care provider networks. The legislation sailed through Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support and the strong backing of Veterans' service organizations. President Donald J. Trump's signature put us on a path to implementing these reforms. On June 6, the MISSION Act will enable VA to consolidate the Department's community care efforts into a single, simple-to-use program that will empower Veterans with the ability to choose the healthcare providers they trust. So what can Veterans expect on June 6? Less red tape, more satisfaction and predictability for patients, more efficiency for our clinicians, and better value for taxpayers. Veterans will be eligible to get community care for a variety of reasons, including when VA can't provide the treatment they need or when care outside our system is in the best medical interest of the patient. We listened to Veterans and heard they preferred standards based on drive times rather than driving mileage because those standards better reflect Veteran experiences, especially in large urban areas with lots of traffic. To ensure our Veterans are spending their time getting care instead of driving to it, patients facing an average drive time of 30-minutes or more for VA primary or mental healthcare, or non-institutional extended care services, will have the option of choosing a community provider closer to home. For specialty care, the drive-time standard will be an average of 60 minutes. And to get Veterans the care they need when they need it, VA patients facing a 20-day or more wait time for primary or mental healthcare, or non-institutional extended care services, will have the option of choosing a community provider who can deliver that care faster. For specialty care, the wait-time standard will be 28 days. For additional convenience and timely treatment, eligible Veterans will also have access to urgent, walk-in care that gives them the choice to receive certain services at participating community clinics in their communities. (To access this new benefit, Veterans will select a provider in VA's community care network and may be charged a copayment.) Veterans will be encouraged to ask VA about these new options, and well-trained staff will be available to help them quickly understand their choices. These exciting and important changes speak to my top priority - delivering the best medical customer service and offering Veterans more healthcare choices. While we still have more work to do, the VA is making progress. We are seeing more patients than ever before, more quickly than ever before and studies show VA now compares favorably to the private sector for access and quality of care - and in many cases exceeds it. And Veterans have noticed. Patients' trust in VA care has skyrocketed to 87.7 percent, and in the last fiscal year VA completed more than 58 million internal appointments - a record high and 623,000 more than the year before. VA employees are noticing improvements as well. VA ranked sixth out of 17 Federal Government agencies in the Partnership for Public Service's most recent 'Best Places to Work' survey, up from 17th the year prior. To maintain the trust of our Veterans, we must continue to deliver. And we will constantly innovate, upgrade, and pursue ways to better serve our Nation's heroes. The MISSION Act is a vital part of this effort, giving VA the ability to implement the best practices we've learned in our nearly 75 years of experience offering community care. The core of the doctor-patient relationship is trust. President Trump promised Veterans that this core value would shape the VA. With the MISSION Act, the future of the VA healthcare system will lie in the hands of Veterans - precisely where it should be. That's exactly what President Trump promised, it's exactly what Congress voted for, and it's exactly what VA will deliver to America's Veterans. We will provide more information and progress updates over the next several weeks." For more information on the Mission Act, and what this will do for all Veterans, please go to www.MISSIONAct.va.gov. Your support and health are our mission. Thank you for choosing VA. Source AFSA newsletter. More here: https://missionact.va.gov/
  18. The truth about search engines and how they make money. A really great article with screenshots and hotlinks by the CEO of DDG. (Duck Duck Go) Excerpt: "Gabriel Weinberg, CEO & Founder at DuckDuckGo.com (2008-present) Updated Jun 14, 2018 · Author has 95 answers and 784.9m answer views DuckDuckGo has been a profitable company since 2014 without storing or sharing any personal information on people using our search engine. As we like to say, what you search on DuckDuckGo is private, even from us! We’re proud to have a business model for a web-based business that’s profitable without making your personal information the product. I’m happy to tell you all about how we make it work (and how other companies can, too). Though first, if you’re not familiar with DuckDuckGo, we are an Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs. We operate a search engine alternative to Google at http://duckduckgo.com, and offer additional apps and extensions to protect you from Google, Facebook and other trackers, no matter where you go on the Internet. The Big Myth It’s actually a big myth that search engines need to track your personal search history to make money or deliver quality search results. Almost all of the money search engines make (including Google) is based on the keywords you type in, without knowing anything about you, including your search history or the seemingly endless amounts of additional data points they have collected about registered and non-registered users alike. In fact, search advertisers buy search ads by bidding on keywords, not people. It makes intuitive sense, too. If you search for ‘car’, you are more likely to respond to a car ad than something you searched for last week. This keyword-based advertising is our primary business model. When you search on DuckDuckGo, we can show you an ad based on the keywords you type in. That’s it. And it works. Our privacy policy, in a nutshell, is to not collect or share any personal information at all. Every time you search on DuckDuckGo it is as if you were there for the first time – anonymous. The full article is here: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-revenue-generation-model-for-DuckDuckGo/answer/Gabriel-Weinberg I use it occasionally but Firefox is my primary browser. Edge with its new Chrome engine is becoming another favorite for me.
  19. Dennis, Your favorites are stored in a folder you can copy easily and save. The location is dependent on which browser you use. Your system should not be booting different versions of Windows and I've no idea what is going on there.
  20. Did Redoldcar at ever say what model Atwood he had?
  21. I have had exceptionally well trained dogs and have taken them to pet friendly stores like Home Depot, Lowes, Tractor supply, Goodwill, and many others. My animals are never off leash outside of home, don't strain on the leash, don't jump on people or try to go after other animals in a friendly or other way unless given permission. When asked if they can pet him or her now, because folks tell me you aren't supposed to pet service dogs, I tell them sure, Maggie is NOT a service dog, just a nice dog. In Germany where we were stationed for seven years of our 27 years active duty, our Shar-Pei, Bogart, was welcome in hotels and restaurants with us where he'd lay down and relax and not beg or threaten the waiter. We would never "fake" our pup's status as anything more than much loved family pets. Nor would I keep them if they bit people. People are more important than dogs, even mine. We are the guard dogs not them. They look to us to protect them from harmful animals, children or adults. We have had to put them in another room when folks deathly afraid of dogs had to come in to buy something we advertised or were service people. None of our friends are afraid of her now or our previous animals. I don't spend time training and working with my pups to please others here or when we were RVing full time. I trained them because once they learn some English and what they mean, a barrier comes down, and our loyalty bonds become understood both ways. Like a new employee training is faster than trial and error on their part. They have their first year to become an adult and responsible for their behaviors. We don't crap where we aren't supposed to, nor pee inappropriately. We enjoyed the German custom of pulling off the autobahn and peeing just facing away from traffic. Here the humans get arrested if they do that in public. Sometimes the rules are reversed! LOL! We even go out with them in our own backyard in all sorts of weather. Our pups are not allowed on the furniture, in or on our bed, they all have their own bed at the foot of ours. She'll be our last pup, as we want to travel to see the continents we missed during our childhood and adult travels. Asia, Australia, and Iceland are our targets once settled in Colorado. Our Maggie's time is nearing an end, and she is as sweet as ever. Like with our other pups we are getting ready to lose her too. Our neighbors in Louisiana or Colorado will never know as she is not allowed to be off leash outside of our yard, and not a barker. She does let us know when someone arrives, and that's enough beyond her companionship. There are lots of folks like us out there, but unless you go to PetSmart where many of us take our pups, or one of the many dog parks where dogs can meet and play with other dogs, you'll only see the untrained ones, or the abused, chained up in yards 24/7.
  22. Good wordplay, and funny.
  23. YW Pieere, glad you used it too! Dennis, Still not doing Images to an external drive using the Windows 7 tool in control panel Viewing it in large icons? Your favorites can also be copied and saved separately.
  24. Known as the Windows release health dashboard, a new page offers known issues and what to expect with major Windows updates. (Note: The dashboard, with the latest 1903 feature upgrade front and center, is here. Odd, nowhere does Microsoft label this as "Dashboard.") This Computerworld article is thorough and explains exactly what this new tool can do for us users out here. Sure, some folks will claim it's over their heads and won't even try to understand and use it and that's fine. For the rest of us, a little time invested will make it possible to defer or not, and if deferred, get them as soon as they are showing stability. The article also has hotlinks to related articles. Excerpt: "What the dashboard does Each Windows 10 feature upgrade - from the initial release (1507) to the just-issued (1903) - has its own dedicated page on the dashboard, sometimes shared with an edition of Windows Server. Windows 10's predecessors, including Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and their Server colleagues, also sport pages. All are listed in the column at the left side of the display. Microsoft Clicking a version of Windows 10 - or one of the earlier operating systems - in the list on the left expands the item, letting users drill down." Click to expand any Windows 10 feature upgrade at the left, or one of the earlier operating systems. Two items - "Known issues and notifications" and "Resolved issues" - appear." See the full article with hotlinks here: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3399557/how-to-make-sense-of-windows-updates-and-upgrades-with-microsofts-new-release-dashboard.html
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