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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 02:09 PM
Number of posts: 47,237

About Me

Retired from a career in Social Work//Mental Health, now I concentrate on being the "Queen of Everything" in our house in the woods. (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

Journal Archives

they are trying to make repairing our items illegal. Here is how to fight back:

f you’ve tried to open any iDevice—iPad, iPhone, iMac, any of them—within the last four years, you've come face-to-face with Apple’s very small, five-pointed Do Not Enter sign. It's an overt declaration that your phone, or your computer, or your tablet is not really yours to tamper with, a public statement that you are not qualified to fix your own things.

Manufacturers have attempted to use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to claim that they own the software that makes an electronic an electronic, and tampering with that software is a copyright violation. There's the fact that Apple quietly stopped accepting applications for "Authorized Service Provider" designations in 2010. There are the seizures of "counterfeit" parts being imported from China that may be legally legitimate. There are the lease programs carriers and Apple have started that ensure you won't ever actually "own" a phone ever again.

Here is how you can take control back over your stuff:

I cannot stop laughing at this

Heads up...new Tick warning

Turns out, there IS an upside for the EU, after Brexit.

I just had my first ever breast biopsy......ask me anything.

Like a lot of people, the idea of getting a needle any way near that soft tissue gave me cold chills..... they use a needle to numb the area, which is the thing I was dreading.

Usually the nurses/techs say something comforting like " It is like a mild bee sting"
Well, my memory of bee stings did not contain the concept of "mild"

Had to laugh, tho, when the tech gave it a Southern twist...."It is like a mild fire ant bite".

So...ask away....

Didja know we have a micro country in the SW of the USA?

Tis The Republic of Molossia

seems to have a stable currency,
Molossia's currency is the valora, which is subdivided into 100 futtrus and pegged to the relative value of Pillsbury cookie dough

but it is at war with East Germany.

To read more of this fascinating country, which is surrounded by Nevada, go here:

Get it?.

Dementia warning....some of you are in real trouble...

Woman sues Microsoft over Windows 10 ...and wins $10,000. !

A few days after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public last year, Teri Goldstein’s computer started trying to download and install the new operating system.

The update, which she says she didn’t authorize, failed. Instead, the computer she uses to run her Sausalito, Calif., travel-agency business slowed to a crawl. It would crash, she says, and be unusable for days at a time.

“I had never heard of Windows 10,” Goldstein said. “Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update.”

When outreach to Microsoft’s customer support didn’t fix the issue, Goldstein took the software giant to court, seeking compensation for lost wages and the cost of a new computer.

She won. Last month, Microsoft dropped an appeal and Goldstein collected a $10,000 judgment from the company.

Challenging DU lexophiles..............Do You Know These Very Obscure Words?

I got 8 of 10, mostly by stopping to think hard and eliminating what the choices could not be.

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