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Re: BEWARE-Dell Computer Tech Service (India)

We all know that Dell has a Long history of fraud . Their track record is what it is. Like the Dead Parrot sketch in Monty Python, they have a history. If you disagree you are certainly welcome to your own opinion. If you are happy then by all means stay happy, but their track record is what it is.
by CountryBoy
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: BEWARE-Dell Computer Tech Service
Replies: 39
Views: 3368

Re: BEWARE-Dell Computer Tech Service (India)

Re: Dell and fraud and whether it was intentional: http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/cuomo-announces-dell-will-pay-4-million-defrauding-new-york-consumers I was a party in this fraud case against Dell and as a result got money back. They have a Long history of fraud; just Google the topic. Anyone b...
by CountryBoy
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: BEWARE-Dell Computer Tech Service
Replies: 39
Views: 3368

Re: Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters

Am very grateful for all suggestions.

Find YouTube also helpful.

Anyone with ideas re: cost for running the heat cables after installation?
by CountryBoy
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Re: Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters

Excellent question; thanks.

Yes, all I can do is to knock the big heavy icicles off this winter; so it is too late to do anything else; I imagine.

But for next year, I hope to be proactive and am searching for suggestions.
by CountryBoy
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters

Do people have any ideas as to the best and most practical way for Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters?

People seems to use many different things. Does electricity work?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Preventing Ice Build up in my roof gutters
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Re: Ladybugs! How do I get rid of them!

Well, it's all relative. I have one that has lived with me for about 3 months now. Her name is Matilda and we get along just fine. She will live to be 2-3 yrs. old. She is far cheaper than our cat re food and kitty litter and she makes less noise. She isn't noisy and doesn't make any demands; she ju...
by CountryBoy
Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ladybugs! How do I get rid of them!
Replies: 20
Views: 1693

Re: Oatmeal suggestions

I used it for the first time today in bread I made.
Excellent!!!
by CountryBoy
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oatmeal suggestions
Replies: 147
Views: 13802

Re: Enough compensation

May I ask, when all the CEOs on the list in the Bloomberg article do have salaries listed, what is the advantage and to whom of keeping Mr. McNabb's salary secret? I know nothing about the financial world so I have no idea.
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Bill McNabb's] compensation
Replies: 12
Views: 2292

Re: Enough compensation

Vanguard is a fine institution, a leader, but there often is room for improvement.
Carl53

+1
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Bill McNabb's] compensation
Replies: 12
Views: 2292

Re: Enough compensation

I am a total supporter of the magnificent book Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life by John C. Bogle. I was just curious, that is all.
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Bill McNabb's] compensation
Replies: 12
Views: 2292

[Bill McNabb's] compensation

Could someone tell me roughly what the level of compensation is for Bill McNabb, III, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer at The Vanguard Group, Inc. ? I do not wish to argue or debate the answer but I did come across an interesting article on compensation but found his name missing: http://ww...
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Bill McNabb's] compensation
Replies: 12
Views: 2292

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

Now all I need is a reliable one...........
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

So in my planned remodel of a kitchen we were designing the microwave to be set in a cabinet. With the venting and all of the microwave with convection that would be incorrect since it needs venting. Right?
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

Can I bake bread in it? I don't have a convection oven but maybe with a microwave with convection I was curious if I could bake bread...normally about 350 degrees for 45 mins.
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

Sharp Carousel microwave...

http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-R-331ZS-100 ... ewpoints=0

Am not sure what product to buy.
by CountryBoy
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

Breville Smart Oven sounds good but how do you feel about these comments........

http://www.amazon.com/Breville-BOV800XL ... ewpoints=0
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

Postby mikeast » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:08 pm
Then I'd get a combo oven (microwave and convection in one


Does a combo oven (microwave and convection vent into the room? I am having trouble visualizing its function.
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Re: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

This seems to be one option:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-NN-SN65 ... ewpoints=0

But with 144 single stars vs. 602 five stars we are a bit ambivalent...
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Best microwave to replace kitchen stove

We are about to remodel our kitchen. That means we will try to live in our house and cook some of our meals on a microwave during the 3 wks. of remodeling.

Do people have experience with a microwave they consider totally reliable for this function.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best microwave to replace kitchen stove
Replies: 26
Views: 2240

Re: Buying Pearls

I love pearls but don't know that much other than seeing the pearl divers in Japan.

One thing I learned in Tiffanys while working there is that since pearls are organic they require oils of the human skin or they will dry up and become brittle. FYI.
by CountryBoy
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Pearls
Replies: 24
Views: 2059

Re: Takata Airbag Recall

Well, I did as you advised and my car shows no recalls so that is nice. There are no current safety recalls for this vehicle. However, it certainly is chilly comfort.... I guess for a truly safe car that GM, Honda, Toyota, and BMW are out; it is pretty much a roll of the dice. Back to the old Volvo ...
by CountryBoy
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Takata Airbag Recall
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Takata Airbag Recall

There are recalls and then there are wide spread recalls; the Takata recall is one of the latter. In fact it got one full page write up in the Financial Times today, the bottom line of which is that there are not a sufficient number of replacements for the possible faulty ones. http://www.ft.com/cms...
by CountryBoy
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Takata Airbag Recall
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Oatmeal suggestions

I have been eating Mccann's Steel Cut Oatmeal, 28-Ounce Tin but thought people might be interested in this from Amazon: Even at $6 per canister, this product is inexplicably overpriced. Let me explain why: Intro to Oats 101--Oats, in whole form, are known as groats. In an effort to cut down on cooki...
by CountryBoy
Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oatmeal suggestions
Replies: 147
Views: 13802

Re: The safest 4 door sedan out there

The 2014 Volvo S60 cost $10,000 more than my Honda Accord in 2014 and it got lower scores...........

http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/volvo_s60_2014
by CountryBoy
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 74
Views: 4849

Re: The safest 4 door sedan out there

FYI for those that might be interested............

http://www.truedelta.com/
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 74
Views: 4849

Re: The safest 4 door sedan out there

There are certainly tests and results from those tests. Does that prove that a car is the safest? I doubt it.


Well, I would prefer to choose a car that does very well across the board in numerous tests vs. one that did not.
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 74
Views: 4849

Re: The safest 4 door sedan out there

I am confused, is your question rhetorical? No I am not being rhetorical. I simply do not know where one might go to get the definitive answer to the question as to which is the safest car for 2014. And I am not sure that the website referenced has all the necessary credentials to answer the questi...
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 74
Views: 4849

Re: MS Windows 7 Dead [in 2020]?

The fact that extended support ends in 6 years in not a great concern.


Why shouldn't it be a concern? I don't understand. I am very much a buy and hold sort of guy.
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MS Windows 7 Dead [in 2020]?
Replies: 26
Views: 2366

Re: The safest 4 door sedan out there

Well this is a concern:

InformedForLife.org Safety Assessment
NOT RECOMMENDED:
[NHTSA frontal impact rating in bottom 72%]
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 74
Views: 4849

Re: The safest 4 door sedan out there

Mercedes E class
InformedForLife.org Safety Assessment NOT RECOMMENDED:
[NHTSA overall rating in bottom 59%]
[NHTSA frontal impact rating in bottom 72%]
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 74
Views: 4849

The safest 4 door sedan out there

So in one of the threads that refers to Boglehead like urls I discovered the following one for cars: http://www.informedforlife.org/ On it you can run a test to determine what is the safety of a particular car.*** So my wife got a Nissan Altima in 2013 and I got a Honda Accord in 2014. The latter of...
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 74
Views: 4849

Re: MS Windows 7 Dead?

When you say
security patches will be forthcoming as long as Win7 is on enterprise desktops.

is that a fact or a wish?

I love my Windows 7 but since they discontinued support for XP(that I loved) I have every reason to believe they will take this also 'from my cold dead hands.'
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MS Windows 7 Dead [in 2020]?
Replies: 26
Views: 2366

MS Windows 7 Dead [in 2020]?

MS Windows 7 Dead?
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2471126,00.asp

How many more years for support?
by CountryBoy
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MS Windows 7 Dead [in 2020]?
Replies: 26
Views: 2366

Re: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player

well we have a card in the box at the moment...
by CountryBoy
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:56 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 1286

Re: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player

My wife and I enjoy watching '30s movies that we record from Turner Classic Movie channel on our Cablevison.

No one else likes these but we certainly do.
by CountryBoy
Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 1286

Re: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player

Sounds like I might have to adjust my thinking to TiVo....? But not everyone is a TiVo fan. The following are comments are from Amazon on TiVo 14 of 17 people found the following review helpful 1.0 out of 5 stars TiVo Roamio not ready for prime time, January 24, 2014 By Rebecca Shapiro - See all my ...
by CountryBoy
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 1286

Re: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player

My thanks to both people above for their suggestion. However, I think they are possibly too sophisticated for my level of technical know-how. Below, are the responses from people on Amazon to the two different units. It is highly probable that I would run into problems that other people did on eithe...
by CountryBoy
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 1286

Re: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player

So how do I record my movies if I am not supposed to use DVD or VHS formats and prefer not to sign up for TIVO or Netflix?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 1286

DVD-R, RW and VHS Player

Anyone able to suggest a reliable DVD-R, RW and VHS Player? The ones listed at Amazon for Toshiba have very mixed reviews. I am not looking for a high end entertainment center model but something a sensible Boglehead might use to just get the job done. (Think Toyota Camry or Honda Accord.) Maybe the...
by CountryBoy
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 1286

Re: Done with Honda, not sure what next car should be?

Several people seem to be indicating that their cars are subject to recall but cannot be fixed yet due to parts being unavailable. This seems highly problematic. So basically drivers are being asked to continue to drive cars that may have a serious safety issue? This is exactly what happened to my ...
by CountryBoy
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Done with Honda, not sure what next car should be?
Replies: 77
Views: 8159

Re: VCR Head Cleaning

Many thanks.
by CountryBoy
Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VCR Head Cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: VCR Head Cleaning

okidoki
thanks.

Just curious how do people record 6 hours of movies on a DVD recorder? I do that long with VCR tape but understand that digital recording will only take 2 hrs. Is that right?
by CountryBoy
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VCR Head Cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: VCR Head Cleaning

Gulp! Sounds both sensible and inexpensive; thanks.
by CountryBoy
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VCR Head Cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1113
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