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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 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 70
Views: 3311

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 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 70
Views: 3311

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 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 70
Views: 3311

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 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 70
Views: 3311

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 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MS Windows 7 Dead [in 2020]?
Replies: 23
Views: 1681

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 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 70
Views: 3311

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 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 70
Views: 3311

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 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The safest 4 door sedan out there
Replies: 70
Views: 3311

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 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MS Windows 7 Dead [in 2020]?
Replies: 23
Views: 1681

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 10:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MS Windows 7 Dead [in 2020]?
Replies: 23
Views: 1681

Re: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player

well we have a card in the box at the moment...
by CountryBoy
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:56 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 872

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 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 872

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 5:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 872

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 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 872

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 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 872

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 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVD-R, RW and VHS Player
Replies: 13
Views: 872

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 3:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Done with Honda, not sure what next car should be?
Replies: 77
Views: 6966

Re: VCR Head Cleaning

Many thanks.
by CountryBoy
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VCR Head Cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

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 9:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VCR Head Cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: VCR Head Cleaning

Gulp! Sounds both sensible and inexpensive; thanks.
by CountryBoy
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VCR Head Cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

VCR Head Cleaning

Yes, I realize it is a blast from the past, but does anyone know of a good cleaner for the heads? Something like this work? http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-Cleaner-Non-Abrasive-Safely-Effectively/dp/B0056DQOHY/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1414112604&sr=1-4&keywords=vcr+player+cl...
by CountryBoy
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VCR Head Cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Password Safety

Most people probably know most of this info but probably not all:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-fox/ ... 95208.html
by CountryBoy
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Password Safety
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Kitchen Cabinetry Lines

We are in Westchester, NY but certainly wish we lived in Amish country.....
by CountryBoy
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:18 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Cabinetry Lines
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: Kitchen Cabinetry Lines

Yes gardenweb is useful in this regard.
by CountryBoy
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Cabinetry Lines
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: Kitchen Cabinetry Lines

Many thanks for the ideas........
by CountryBoy
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Cabinetry Lines
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Kitchen Cabinetry Lines

We are remodeling our kitchen and want to know which manufacturers to avoid and which to go with when considering our estimates. We have the estimates from 5 different places, but need help to decide which is the best choice. Cheap is not always the best; nor is the most expensive the best. How to d...
by CountryBoy
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Cabinetry Lines
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: What did you always wish for but never got?

Peace of mind.
by CountryBoy
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:51 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What did you always wish for but never got?
Replies: 87
Views: 5319

Re: Tour travelling by bus

Many thanks to all for their constructive suggestions.
by CountryBoy
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tour travelling by bus
Replies: 36
Views: 2015

Re: Tour travelling by bus

The Tauck tours look really good as does Calgary.

I guess one needs to find a way to get a reliable bus tour operator or company.
by CountryBoy
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tour travelling by bus
Replies: 36
Views: 2015

Re: Tour travelling by bus

I am only interested in bus tours in the US; anyone with recent experience with that?
by CountryBoy
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:35 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tour travelling by bus
Replies: 36
Views: 2015

Re: Tour travelling by bus

Doesn't sound as if people have had that much recent experience with bus tours in the US.
by CountryBoy
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tour travelling by bus
Replies: 36
Views: 2015

Tour travelling by bus

Are there people out there who have enjoyed taking tours by bus? We live in a small town and a tour bus stopped for gas and the people getting out talked about all the fun they were having. They were from Wisc. and had been to New Bedford and the next stop was West Point. Apparently the bus has WIFI...
by CountryBoy
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tour travelling by bus
Replies: 36
Views: 2015

Re: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed

So I ordered them on 9/12/2014 - Friday and the two items arrived this morning-9/15/2014, about 10:30am. And just a reminder, they are from Inchon, South Korea. And I have tested them and they work...so far. People are posting above that I am retro, but for this retro guy, that is fast, and I did no...
by CountryBoy
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed

Congratulations on your good fortune and yes all I want it for is for audiobooks. My two brand new ones for $99 ea. are due tomorrow. I hope they are ok. I have done a Lot of research recently on MP3 players and audiobooks and find it a very tangled web with no easy answers. I neither have nor want ...
by CountryBoy
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Email security risk from staying logged in?

Thanks to everyone for their wonder full assistance.
by CountryBoy
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Email security risk from staying logged in?
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Email security risk from staying logged in?

Is there a risk from hackers in my staying logged into my email account when shutting down the Firefox or Chrome browser?

Both browsers give a person the option of staying logged in.
by CountryBoy
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Email security risk from staying logged in?
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed

As a special treat to those kind folks who have sent thoughtful answers, I thought a wrap up might be in order. After 2 yrs. looking for a worthy substitute for my current Sony Walkman cd player and finding nothing (and I tried many), I splurged and bought two-one for me and one for my wife. They we...
by CountryBoy
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed

JohnFiscal » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:24 pm
Does Sony even manufacture these anymore? I don't see portable CD players shown on their website.


Not that I can find........
by CountryBoy
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed

I don't have a laptop PC; I use a desktop so that would not work.
by CountryBoy
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed

by bnes » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:32 am
They went for $34 until recently. See a price graph here:
http://camelcamelcamel.com/Sony-DEJ011- ... B000MVJ1M0

Interesting site.

As mentioned on the site they are currently not available.
by CountryBoy
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:15 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed

BestBuy.com has some of their Insignia (house brand) portable CD players for under $50 that might be worth considering. They have customer ratings and evaluations posted.


The reviews suggest that there are an awful lot of people who are definitely not happy with Insignia....
by CountryBoy
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:00 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed

reason a good, inexpensive mp3 player isn't an option? The question is totally fair and reasonable. The answer is I love audiobooks and the libraries in my county only have the books I want in CD format. They have very few books available for download in MP3. No one of course makes good CD players ...
by CountryBoy
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Reliable Portable CD Player Needed

I own a Sony-DEJ011-Walkman-D-EJ011-Player that works fine but to replace it costs about $125.00 which seems Really expensive. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DEJ011-Walkman-D-EJ011-Player/dp/B000MVJ1M0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1410398106&sr=1-1&keywords=sony+walkman+cd+player...
by CountryBoy
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reliable Portable CD Player Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: How often do you really change your email passwords?

Thank you for your guidance; most appreciated.
by CountryBoy
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How often do you really change your email passwords?
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: How often do you really change your email passwords?

Would the monitors please delete this copy of the same post?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How often do you really change your email passwords?
Replies: 17
Views: 727

How often do you really change your email passwords?

How often do you really change your email passwords?
Once a month
Once every 3 months
Once every 6 months
Once a year
Never
by CountryBoy
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How often do you really change your email passwords?
Replies: 17
Views: 727
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