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Windows 7 going the way of XP?

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] In a Microsoft post announcing a mostly uninteresting list of products and their respective dates for when Microsoft will terminate support for them is a notable standout: Windows 7. Within the next six months, all versions of Windows 7 will en...
by CountryBoy
Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 7 free support will be ending in 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2192

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

I guess I will never know the answer, but I thought some people on the Forum would have wealthy friends that could share some insight on the topic.

Thank you LadyGeek for the time.
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2378

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

Well, I appreciate LadyGeek allowing me time to get some answers on this, but for the record I still don't get what people really do with all the money, given the fact they can't be living in 4 houses each and every year; riding in a yacht and a jet plane and driving a few expensive cars while at th...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2378

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

Ok so I read in the link that It can cost in the region of €500,000 to fill the tanks of the largest yachts. Golly, those folks could really be hurting for gas money; who would have thought. But my point still stands, while you are cruising in the yacht, you can't be living in the 4 houses; flying t...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2378

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

I don't want to appear contentious on the topic but I still don't see how a person can spend so much time in the 4 houses; in the air in the jet; and on water in the yacht plus buying art for a collection. It just sounds exhausting. I think Jack Bogle is a lot more happy and certainly on the right t...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2378

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

Now I did not think of art. Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:24 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2378

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

kaudrey..."4 houses" Ok so the guy has four houses, which means he visits each house for 3 months of the year, which is fine. But picking up and moving every 3 months, year after year would seem to me to be a exhausting. And if he buys a plane, then just how much time can a person spend in...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2378

Re: Enough: True Measures of Money

livesoft

Please clarify.
by CountryBoy
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2378

Enough: True Measures of Money

Ok, I have a serious question that is neither political or economic. I want to know where people actually spend their money when they get paid 19.9 million dollars for a year's work. This by the way was a 50% increase over last year. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/lloyd-blankfein-pay_n_509...
by CountryBoy
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Enough: True Measures of Money
Replies: 28
Views: 2378

Re: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock

Good point.......
by CountryBoy
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock

Well, not really. I believe this is more clearly technology based. We have developed space and computer technologies, etc. but lost our ability to maintain older technologies, ie, clocks. Maybe we can't have it all. I am of the opinion that telling time should be able to be done independent of a bat...
by CountryBoy
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:41 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock

I have sought to do repairs loclly on two occasions and still the clocks don't work....
by CountryBoy
Sat May 31, 2014 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock

Thanks, I am currently using one that looks just like that; it is made in China. This is typical of what is made in China and does not work: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/books/review/jeff-vandermeers-authority-and-more.html?ref=review Of course I have a couple of Very early Little Ben Westclox ...
by CountryBoy
Sat May 31, 2014 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 840

American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock

Did anyone every locate a place to buy a reliable American made wind up alarm clock for the night stand?

Many are made in China and never work.

I am still looking; see below for more.

viewtopic.php?t=43451

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Sat May 31, 2014 8:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: American Made Wind Up Alarm Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Put down that smart phone; Log off!!

WOW! and thank you!
by CountryBoy
Tue May 06, 2014 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Put down that smart phone; Log off!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4163

Re: Ordering new blank checks

Buy now and save later..........?
by CountryBoy
Tue May 06, 2014 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ordering new blank checks
Replies: 36
Views: 1872

Re: Ordering new blank checks

Many thanks to all.......

Good idea HIinvestor re being a new customer.
by CountryBoy
Mon May 05, 2014 5:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ordering new blank checks
Replies: 36
Views: 1872

Re: Ordering new blank checks

Current
http://www.currentcatalog.com/-Checks.html

1 800 848 2848

125 singles….10.99
2 boxes….20.99
4 boxes…32.97
by CountryBoy
Mon May 05, 2014 1:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ordering new blank checks
Replies: 36
Views: 1872

Re: Ordering new blank checks

linenfort

thank you
by CountryBoy
Mon May 05, 2014 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ordering new blank checks
Replies: 36
Views: 1872

Re: Ordering new blank checks

I am not a member of Costco. http://www.checksunlimited.com: Qty Singles Duplicate 1 Box $20.99 Save 0% $24.99 Save 0% 2 Boxes $31.98 Save 24% $39.98 Save 20% 4 Boxes $52.92 Save 37% $64.92 Save 35% One-part Personal Side Tear checks: 125 per box 125 cks to a box…or as I figure it=0.16792 ea. With B...
by CountryBoy
Mon May 05, 2014 10:52 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ordering new blank checks
Replies: 36
Views: 1872

Ordering new blank checks

Does anyone have preferences for the best place to go for ordering new blank checks; other than your own bank.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Mon May 05, 2014 9:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ordering new blank checks
Replies: 36
Views: 1872

Re: Malwarebytes Anti-malware vs. any AVP

The folks at the company say this: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not meant to be a replacement for antivirus software. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a complementary but essential program which detects and removes zero-day malware and "Malware in the Wild". This includes malicious programs an...
by CountryBoy
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-malware vs. any AVP
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Malwarebytes Anti-malware vs. any AVP

Could someone tell me the difference between a s/w product like Malwarebytes Anti-malware and an AVP like Avira? I get lost in the terminology.

Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-malware vs. any AVP
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: Cordless Phone for Hearing Impaired

Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cordless Phone for Hearing Impaired
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly

Many thanks; think I will buy it.
by CountryBoy
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly
Replies: 22
Views: 5238

Re: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly

Interesting.

And where does one get Release 1.0?
by CountryBoy
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly
Replies: 22
Views: 5238

Re: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly

And since I am a beginner, again, please tell me what does Malwarebytes do that regular AVPs like MSEssentials or AVG do? I get confused with the terminology?
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly
Replies: 22
Views: 5238

Re: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly

myself and Many others have had trouble with viruses when downloading from CNET.
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly
Replies: 22
Views: 5238

Re: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly

That is an excellent point; ummmmmmmm...I might be buying it after all.

And please tell me again what does Malwarebytes do that regular AVPs like MSEssentials or AVG do? I get confused with the terminology?
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly
Replies: 22
Views: 5238

Re: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly

Toons

Thank you so very much; that was simple. Gratefully,....

If anyone would be interested in pointing out how to select a free AVP from all the very credible advice, that would be appreciated also.
by CountryBoy
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly
Replies: 22
Views: 5238

Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly

My free version of Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire in two days. I am also currently running that s/w and MSEssentials. Two questions: 1- Since I am looking for a free AVP and the following sites give conflicting advice how do you suggest I proceed? http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,28...
by CountryBoy
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Malwarebytes Anti-malware advises it will expire shortly
Replies: 22
Views: 5238

Re: Is Stopping SPAM on Yahoo Possible?

FWIW, I tried that and found: https://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html Zip+4 Advertising Yahoo! is an advertising-supported network of web sites. This means that much of our content and many of our services are free of charge because we show advertising on our site. We ...
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Stopping SPAM on Yahoo Possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

Re: Is Stopping SPAM on Yahoo Possible?

I've found that I have no choice but to manually scan both my email client's spam folder and the server-side spam

+1
Many thanks.
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Stopping SPAM on Yahoo Possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

Re: Is Stopping SPAM on Yahoo Possible?

Yes, they do appear in the special SPAM folder, but it is in such quantity that it makes me think I am doing something wrong.
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Stopping SPAM on Yahoo Possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

Is Stopping SPAM on Yahoo Possible?

Is there anyway, at all, to stop the large quantity of Spam I get in my Yahoo account on a Daily basis. I get on average about 10 emails daily, and they come from places I have never contacted before. Yes, I have a Gmail account and so far never any problems. But Yahoo is impossible to control. Do y...
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:46 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Stopping SPAM on Yahoo Possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

Re: Annuities

Many thanks Taylor.
by CountryBoy
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:12 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

Taylor Larrimore: A single premium immediate annuity (SPIA) is one of the most simple investment products you can buy. You pay a one-time premium and receive a guaranteed income for life. Taylor thanks so much for joining in here. Your guidance is always greatly appreciated. What makes the decision...
by CountryBoy
Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

bluemarlin08, could you please clarify the meaning of the term "guarantees?'
by CountryBoy
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

I believe I will have to do a lot of study of the material that people have offered here; for which many thanks.

But as of the moment, the complexity of the product together with the learning curve required cause me to back off.

Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:09 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

My thanks to everyone for their time and guidance.
by CountryBoy
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

Ron
Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:00 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

In the words of Donald Rumsfeld, there are:

- the known known
-the known unknown
-and the unknown unknown

And in this area of SPIAs, I sense the unknown unknown can come back to haunt me. Am I right?
by CountryBoy
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

gordon2, Thank you very much for your guidance; truly grateful. Must confess total ignorance as to what is meant by your using "stochastic dynamic programming" but it sounds powerful. What interest rates should I wait for before investing; or is it possible that by "that point" w...
by CountryBoy
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

Professor Emeritus: " A sensible consumer compares items of similar risk on price." Your instructions sound wise however the more I learn about SPIAS in terms of structures and payouts from comments above and elsewhere, the more challenging it is to follow through on in a truly informed a...
by CountryBoy
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

PJW
the most crucial action is to do nothing

Love that advice; very grateful for same. I am good at that.
by CountryBoy
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

Yes LadyGeek I have been reading and reviewing it and find it very helpful.

You and it are always very helpful and greatly appreciated.
by CountryBoy
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

Phineas J. Whoopee, thank you very much for your crucial and necessary clarifications; most appreciated. One thing I am cautious about in making this decision is the viability of the insurance company, whichever that is. Way back in 2008, AIG was considered a strong global insurance company. In retr...
by CountryBoy
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

dhodson If interest rates remain low then that is actually more compelling to purchase now. Could you clarify that for me? Some people say just the opposite. I am sure you are both correct but I am confused. See FrugalAl Postby Frugal Al » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:04 pm They are just a tool. If used prop...
by CountryBoy
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:55 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: Annuities

Thank you, everyone. Greatly appreciated.

Sounds to me as if in this low interest rate environment, I am a bit late to the party. Also, it seems as if interest rates will continue low for a few years yet. So maybe annuities aren't so attractive for me right now.
by CountryBoy
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 59
Views: 6663
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