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Re: Recommend a clickless mouse

Dutch wrote:Hmm

1. Move the computer out of the bedroom?

2. Build a cage and sleeve covered with fabric or foam to block out any sounds?

Option 1. seems the simpler one.


It's not in the bedroom. She can hear it down the hall in the early morning hours - light sleeper!
by lightheir
Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a clickless mouse
Replies: 26
Views: 1670

Re: Anyone else love reading textbooks?

I agree that in general, teachers in the US teach too superficially. But in my experience, that's not necessarily the fault of the teacher - there is only so much you can do in terms of depth with the kids are completely unprepared to tackle deep reading, either in time commitment to studying/readin...
by lightheir
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:06 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else love reading textbooks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2625

Re: What experts say about $5,000 watches

But even with resale, don't even try to pass it off as some 'wise financial decision' for resale or inheritance. Agree on the first point, but I disagree on the second. I don't think you should hold a Rolex for resale. However, I do know my wife's watch sells for more than I paid for it. Yet, adjus...
by lightheir
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:01 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 902
Views: 171765

Re: What experts say about $5,000 watches

I def don't think people who think a $5k Rolex is a 'good deal' are doing it mainly for financial advantage. They're doing it mainly because they like the luxury and are willing to spend for it. But even with resale, don't even try to pass it off as some 'wise financial decision' for resale or inher...
by lightheir
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 902
Views: 171765

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

Latest Update: I just picked up another new Chromebook to try out. As required, I signed into my Google account as part of the setup process. To my amazement, everything from my laptop Chrome browser was synced to this brand new Chromebook: bookmarks, browsing history, extensions, apps, all of it. ...
by lightheir
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Recommend a clickless mouse

Apparently, the touch mouse clicks. As do most of the seemingly logical 'google search' recommendations that have turned up. Which is why I was asking about anyone who was actually using one and could recommend. Apparently, nobody has one! I think you are in a very small group of people that care a...
by lightheir
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a clickless mouse
Replies: 26
Views: 1670

Re: Recommend a clickless mouse

Apparently, the touch mouse clicks.

As do most of the seemingly logical 'google search' recommendations that have turned up.

Which is why I was asking about anyone who was actually using one and could recommend. Apparently, nobody has one!
by lightheir
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a clickless mouse
Replies: 26
Views: 1670

Re: Downside to eDelivery?

As a not-too old adult, I will say for sure that it is wayyyy easier for my spouse to find/track my assets after I die, as they're all electronically nicely organized, as compared to the chaos that's coming her way from her non-electronic parents. It's interesting to see the varying viewpoints here....
by lightheir
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Downside to eDelivery?
Replies: 36
Views: 1992

Re: Downside to eDelivery?

If your computer is lost or stolen or the hard drive crashes, you not only lose the latest copies of these documents (if you hadn't done a backup since receiving them), but your personal data can end up in someone else's hands. Practice has shown that this probably happens at similarly frequency pa...
by lightheir
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Downside to eDelivery?
Replies: 36
Views: 1992

Re: Recommend a clickless mouse

Anybody have a PC-only solution? I'm frankly shocked that there isn't one out there. Clickiness is nice, but I can't believe that there aren't more superearly birds with spouses they don't want to wake up with the clickiness of their mouse. Seems like an untapped market! I'm not understanding what ...
by lightheir
Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a clickless mouse
Replies: 26
Views: 1670

Re: Recommend a clickless mouse

Anybody have a PC-only solution?

I'm frankly shocked that there isn't one out there. Clickiness is nice, but I can't believe that there aren't more superearly birds with spouses they don't want to wake up with the clickiness of their mouse. Seems like an untapped market!
by lightheir
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a clickless mouse
Replies: 26
Views: 1670

Re: Anyone else love reading textbooks?

That's actually on purpose. Educational theory these days is all about Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives where recall of facts is considered lower order thinking and teachers are encouraged to push up into higher orders of thinking where students are forced to synthesize and recreate the i...
by lightheir
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else love reading textbooks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2625

Re: Anyone else love reading textbooks?

Did this ever happen to anyone else while studying? Read the assigned pages or the entire chapter and get to the end of chapter questions. There is a good number that are relatively easily when going back to the formulas and theorems. Then, there are a fair number where the text does not go into en...
by lightheir
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else love reading textbooks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2625

Re: Anyone else love reading textbooks?

Maybe was in school too longer in my earlier life, but I've finally come to the conclusion that textbooks are my favorite genre of reading. Ok, not super heavy tomes on dense theoretical physics, but the kind of textbook that would be used in an entry-level college class - I actually enjoy reading ...
by lightheir
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else love reading textbooks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2625

Re: Recommend a clickless mouse

Is the Apple mouse PC compatible? I don't use a Mac. Seems like on the website it's mac only. (Looks fantastic, though!)
by lightheir
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a clickless mouse
Replies: 26
Views: 1670

Re: Anyone else love reading textbooks?

Did this ever happen to anyone else while studying? Read the assigned pages or the entire chapter and get to the end of chapter questions. There is a good number that are relatively easily when going back to the formulas and theorems. Then, there are a fair number where the text does not go into en...
by lightheir
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else love reading textbooks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2625

Recommend a clickless mouse

I'm looking for a clickless mouse. NOT a trackpad. It's been surprisingly hard to fine one. If anyone can recommend one, would be great. I use it in the wee AM and really want a noiseless mouse.
by lightheir
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:23 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a clickless mouse
Replies: 26
Views: 1670

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

Bit of a problem using 2FA on my laptop. I have been using the Windows Live Mail client to retrieve my gmail emails. I have several email accounts and this is much more convenient than logging into each one individually. Unfortunately, I discovered that Live Mail won't work when 2FA is activated. N...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

You're just substituting your last password for your google password. Using 2factor isn't a problem on a mobile device. You will be required to 2-factor login the 1st time, but after that, there's a checkbox on logon to 'remember this device', and if you check that, Google will remember that device ...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

... All they need is your GMail password . If someone is able to hack your password, they have complete access to your browser and can, for example, install new extensions. What is to stop this person from installing a malicious extension, such as a keylogger, into your Chrome browser? ... I'm a bi...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

(As an aside, I could use your same argument to say that cell phone use has NOT been proven to not cause cancer for a 50+ year window - so we might as well stop using our cell phones.) A negative impact of generating electro-magnetic radiation near one's head is within the realm of possibility. Per...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

(As an aside, I could use your same argument to say that cell phone use has NOT been proven to not cause cancer for a 50+ year window - so we might as well stop using our cell phones.) A negative impact of generating electro-magnetic radiation near one's head is within the realm of possibility. Per...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

I still hold to my original view. In contrast to what you are saying, this browser sync is NOT a brand new functionality. It has been around for at least a year now, and millions upon millions of people have used it without problem. I do strongly feel that widespread common use without failures it ...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Anyone else love reading textbooks?

I agree with you texasdiver. As I mentioned in my prior post, it's the TEXT I want kids to be able to handle. If they get it on a laptop. kindle, or other e-reader, I'm good with that. Although my own personal bias is that they'll be much, much less distracted reading a paper textbook, and it defini...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else love reading textbooks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2625

Re: Anyone else love reading textbooks?

Well, as a HS science teacher I can tell you that I have about 50 different science textbooks on my classroom shelf and not more than a handful of them are truly good. Some of offerings by the biggest publishers like Pearson are so bad as to be virtually unusable in the classroom. And their electro...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else love reading textbooks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2625

Re: Anyone else love reading textbooks?

lightheir, As a professor, I could not agree more that students need to read the major/primary texts assigned at least 3 times, or they need to read *very* slowly, whichever works best for them. My specialty is Ancient Greek Philosophy, and I am so tired of students who skim, e.g. Plato's Gorgias, ...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else love reading textbooks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2625

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

I still hold to my original view. In contrast to what you are saying, this browser sync is NOT a brand new functionality. It has been around for at least a year now, and millions upon millions of people have used it without problem. I do strongly feel that widespread common use without failures it a...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Anyone else love reading textbooks?

... but if you're like me and enjoy the depth and long-term knowledge, it's awesome. If you haven't tried it, but are interested in learning things deeply, it's very enjoyable. (I'll pass on the tests though, even though I've always been very good at them!) The most formidable test is to post in th...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else love reading textbooks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2625

Re: Anyone else love reading textbooks?

Agree with the above! For me, textbooks are the FASTEST way to gain comprehensive knowledge. When I read nontextbook nonfiction, there is a lot of filler story or fluff in there. Don't get me wrong - it definitely makes it more entertaining on the first read, but if you are intent on reading multipl...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else love reading textbooks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2625

Anyone else love reading textbooks?

Maybe was in school too longer in my earlier life, but I've finally come to the conclusion that textbooks are my favorite genre of reading. Ok, not super heavy tomes on dense theoretical physics, but the kind of textbook that would be used in an entry-level college class - I actually enjoy reading t...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else love reading textbooks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2625

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

Unfortunately, Google Chrome apparently saves your passwords as well as credit card information unless you turn off that "feature" in the browser settings. And it's trivial for someone to find and display this information if they have access to your computer. If you are syncing to other d...
by lightheir
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Keurig-cup coffee makers - why?

Same question/idea...Why do people buy bagged lettuces? Convenience! True, but we also don't pay $100+ for a machine that pretty much does the exact same thing as an $18 drip equivalent, just in smaller form. If the Keurig cost similar to standard coffee machines, I'd have less of an issue with it,...
by lightheir
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:22 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keurig-cup coffee makers - why?
Replies: 67
Views: 4703

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

Lol. This is the reason I use Chrome... Me too! I love it. Me three. I would recommend that the OP enable two-factor authentication. Anytime I go to sign in to a Google application from a new machine it sends a text message to my mobile phone in order to verify it's really me. That at least gives m...
by lightheir
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

I wouldn't fret too much about the security issue,,just sayin. :happy Well, Toons, you have to console me, too. The more I am learning about cybersecurity (and I have an MS degree in it) the more is scares me. I suppose it's similar to Medical School Syndrome, which Shawn Achor describes in The Hap...
by lightheir
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?

While I can understand OP's trepidation with the google browser sync due to its unexpectedness (he clearly wasn't aware of this), there are enough current users of Chrome with this sync feature on that it is safe to say that it is definitely NOT a 'mega' security problem. Chrome has been syncing the...
by lightheir
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:51 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome: is this a mega security problem?
Replies: 111
Views: 6419

Re: Birthday gift ideas for a 7 year old chess player

This is what I would recommend for a chess set, it's easy to take care of and transport and he can us it at a local chess club (scholastic preferably). { http://www.amazon.com/US-Chess-Federations-Standard-Combination/dp/B002Z49HVC/ref=sr_1_2?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1421784346&sr=1...
by lightheir
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Birthday gift ideas for a 7 year old chess player
Replies: 19
Views: 1488

Re: Birthday gift ideas for a 7 year old chess player

Thanks again for all the great advices, I think I will go with lightheir's advice on the book selection. I will talk to his dad about getting an online membership, I don't mind start the boy off with a 3/6 month membership but I don't want to burden his parents with recurring fees after that. Anoth...
by lightheir
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Birthday gift ideas for a 7 year old chess player
Replies: 19
Views: 1488

Re: Birthday gift ideas for a 7 year old chess player

If he is a regular player and really wants to improve, a TACTICS book is the way to go, bar none. It is the only thing that will make him better as a beginner. http://www.amazon.com/Chess-Tactics-Kids-Murray-Chandler/dp/1901983994/ref=pd_sim_b_6/175-3836729-2421413?ie=UTF8&refRID=031BC589XYW5YF9...
by lightheir
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Birthday gift ideas for a 7 year old chess player
Replies: 19
Views: 1488

Re: "Wining and dining" in medical community

As a fairly new attending, there isn't too much wining and dining amongst my current cohort. I think it does vary by specialty, but even surgeons in general aren't exactly rolling it compared to bankers. In terms o spending for lifestyle, it's not required at all. As long as you're professional at w...
by lightheir
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Wining and dining" in medical community
Replies: 35
Views: 3500

Re: How to transition from local hard drive to the cloud

It's not that hard - just commit to making the swap, choose a reputable provider like Google docs , and start keeping all your files from then on out on the cloud. You will have to make the judgment as to how secure you feel comfortable with your data in the world of hackers. At the same time, reali...
by lightheir
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to transition from local hard drive to the cloud
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Alternatives to TurboTax

Keep in mind that the cost of "Freetax" is very close to TaxAct if you do plan on filing state return with the federal. So it's not as 'free' as you might think.

TaxAct was excellent for me. I would recommend it. Amazing value for the price.
by lightheir
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Alternatives to TurboTax
Replies: 26
Views: 2691

Re: Free (or REALLY cheap) image hosting?

Photobucket is free and works great for image hosting those random images that you want to insert into forum posts.

For home photos and other personal things, Flickr or any other dedicated photo archive site like Picasa etc is the way to go.
by lightheir
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free (or REALLY cheap) image hosting?
Replies: 20
Views: 1418

Re: Saving vs Living

I was in that situation for years as a medical resident. I made a budget and stayed strictly within it. It was hard - I honestly have to say that in the places I was living, I either had to choose substandard housing with safety issues or make numerous big quality of life sacrifices to make it work ...
by lightheir
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Saving vs Living
Replies: 33
Views: 4492

Re: Life-Teaching Topics for my Kids

It's 100% because of you. Parents should get the blame when their kids are punks and the praise when kids do well. It's all the parent's fault, good and bad. Good job. I don't have kids and have the unique experience of watching my close friend's kids grow up, the good and bad. It's easy to see tha...
by lightheir
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:02 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Life-Teaching Topics for my Kids
Replies: 42
Views: 2708

Re: Keeping CC Receipts

Friends have had restaurant servers give themselves an extra $10 tip by writing a "1" and then retotaling the bill after they've departed. In fact a friend's investment club went out to a fancy restaurant for a year-end dinner and everyone's CC got stiffed for an extra $10 tip. I've also ...
by lightheir
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keeping CC Receipts
Replies: 45
Views: 3496

Re: Gaming PC for son, buy or build?

HI All - I wanted to give an update, that my son ended up building his own Gaming PC, and it works awesome. He learned a lot along the way, and I am very proud of him. Personally, I would have been afraid to do this, so I really got behind his effort. The tips and advice from everyone helped a lot....
by lightheir
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gaming PC for son, buy or build?
Replies: 63
Views: 5007

Re: Keurig Coffee Makers

I gotta chime in - we have Keurigs at work, and while yes, they work totally fine, I'm horrified with the # of K-cups of waste generated by that machine. It got so bad that at two of our locations, people set up a good ol' pot brew next to it and asked people to not use the Keurig if there was the b...
by lightheir
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keurig Coffee Makers
Replies: 37
Views: 2730

Re: Paper Statements

As things stand circa 2015, I continue to think that mailed physical paper statements are good protection against a deceased person's family overlooking important assets. And I'd say 'good' protection against overlooking a deceased person's assets would be actually having an up to date list of impo...
by lightheir
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paper Statements
Replies: 68
Views: 3395

Re: Do you keep manuals/packaging for products you buy?

I keep zero manuals after the first few weeks. I get rid of all of them now. Have never had a problem getting a .pdf online for any of the products that I still actually use and needed. Have been doing this for 5 years. Seriously, you'd accumulate a file cabinet worth of paper manuals for which you ...
by lightheir
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you keep manuals/packaging for products you buy?
Replies: 34
Views: 2046

Re: Paper Statements

When I got rid of my nearly a decade ago, I too felt some anxiety, especially since I didn't have a good record of long-term digital recordkeeping at that point (very few people did.) However, since I've made the swap, it's been ALL upside, no downside. I converted all incoming paper mail to online ...
by lightheir
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paper Statements
Replies: 68
Views: 3395
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