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Re: squirrel question

granpa wrote:Need to know how far to relocate nuisance squirrels to keep them from coming back???


1 foot deep should solve the problem. :twisted:
by zaplunken
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: squirrel question
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: Mouse over thread title to see content?

Sorry for the thread hijack. It's not under consideration at the moment. There are a lot of good ideas presented in the forum, but we're resource limited and tend to stay with the "stock" configuration to reduce the workload. To be clear, that mod is only for viewing the forums directly, ...
by zaplunken
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:02 am
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Mouse over thread title to see content?
Replies: 21
Views: 1467

Re: Mouse over thread title to see content?

Here is what I get for this thread: http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=133223&newpost=1998085 http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=133223 Whoa nelly. Talk about inconsistency! Why newpost for one and not the other. Plus, the link with newpost doesn't actu...
by zaplunken
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Mouse over thread title to see content?
Replies: 21
Views: 1467

Re: Cheap ammo

Yeah back in the early 70's I used to buy a brick too but I forget the price. I do remember a box of 50 shorts were 50 cents but then gas was 30 - 31 cents a gallon.
by zaplunken
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheap ammo
Replies: 26
Views: 2223

Re: Cheap ammo

I am shocked anyone would recommend Cheaper Than Dirt - they are VERY expensive and gouged on ammo and firearms badly all last year , please don't patronize someone that does that. Walmart is as good as it gets for prices around here and the ammo shortage is loosening up. Most ammo is readily availa...
by zaplunken
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheap ammo
Replies: 26
Views: 2223

Re: Any indoor seed starters?

I've been doing this for decades. Don't try to grow vegetables in a window, they will but it is a poor system. The sun is filtered, the plants grow towards the light vs straight up and it is cold. I grow under 4' shop lights, buy the cheapest bulbs they work fine and DO NOT leave them on 24 hours a ...
by zaplunken
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any indoor seed starters?
Replies: 30
Views: 1439

Re: Mouse over thread title to see content?

Any decision/progress on this? It'd be a great improvement. :sharebeer
by zaplunken
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:55 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Mouse over thread title to see content?
Replies: 21
Views: 1467

Should I rebalance this?

I have a small amount in the Vanguard REIT fund in my Roth IRA. Initially I put in $11,150 in during the summer 2011 and today it is up to $15,900. It's just an increase of $4,750 which isn't a lot of money but it is a 42% increase! Obviously this is way above any 5 or 10% rebalancing ban but it isn...
by zaplunken
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Should I rebalance this?
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Continual phone solicitation by a debt consolidation com

I have resorted to going along with the ruse. I tell them that yes, I have 20K in cc debt at 20 percent interest. How much is this going to cost me, I ask. Nothing is the response. I am then asked for the cc number and the telephone number off the back. I tell them that the card is upstairs and I w...
by zaplunken
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Continual phone solicitation by a debt consolidation company
Replies: 34
Views: 2060

Re: best tips for passwords?

I think having a print out of your password manager and the master password on it ensures that even if you forget the master password it is in the safe deposit box. Having all the userids and passwords printed out in the safe deposit box ensures you at least know them if the password manager fails. ...
by zaplunken
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best tips for passwords?
Replies: 141
Views: 8298

Re: best tips for passwords?

I am not directing this at anyone. I hope to show you that no matter what you think you are not really safe unless... So any words and phrases in dictionaries whether English or foreign are useless. Cracking software using GPUs (forget what they are just know they are powerfully fast!) can run throu...
by zaplunken
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best tips for passwords?
Replies: 141
Views: 8298

Re: TAYLOR'S 90th BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday Taylor! I only come here every month or two so I am always late catching timely threads. It sounds like it was a good one and I hope you have many more to come! You have done and still do so much for all of us all we should refer to you as Saint Taylor! :sharebeer
by zaplunken
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:46 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Taylor's 90th Birthday
Replies: 272
Views: 12472

Mouse over thread title to see content?

I don't think I have asked this before but if I have please forgive me. Would it be possible to show the 1st 3 or 4 sentences in a thread by putting the mouse on the title of the thread? Many sites do this, some using phpbb and some not, so I assume it can be done here.The volume of threads here is ...
by zaplunken
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Mouse over thread title to see content?
Replies: 21
Views: 1467

Re: Capital One Quicksilver rewards isn't quite 1.5%

Mine is a VISA maybe the OP's Mastercard is different. Both are Capital One Quicksilver.
by zaplunken
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Capital One Quicksilver rewards isn't quite 1.5%
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Capital One Quicksilver rewards isn't quite 1.5%

I just looked at my C1 QS statement and they assigned exactly the correct amount ie total charged * 1.5% they did not chop off the cents and calc each purchase separately.
by zaplunken
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Capital One Quicksilver rewards isn't quite 1.5%
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Wood burning stoves in New England

This thread has degenerated far off of the topic of the original post and I will contribute my best to get it locked. [OT comments removed by admin LadyGeek] I too live in NH and have offset my oil bill by burning wood in my fireplace insert for the last twenty-three (23) years. I have harvested de...
by zaplunken
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wood burning stoves in New England
Replies: 88
Views: 4578

Re: Wood burning stoves in New England

OK I got less than 1/2 way through page 1 and quit reading. DON"T pay any attention to posts from people that have not heated with wood. Everything posted here is opinions including mine BUT I have heated my prior and current houses with firewood using the same woodstove for 20 years. I like fi...
by zaplunken
Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wood burning stoves in New England
Replies: 88
Views: 4578

Re: Time Zone [Changing the displayed time]

Perhaps I read this wrong or just don't understand. I just noticed posts were time stamped 6:10 when it is 5:10 and this is after I went into CP and reset the time to be EST. I thought that'd reflect current times? I now turned off the DST thing and now time stamps are 5:XX. :confused
by zaplunken
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:15 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Time Zone [Changing the displayed time]
Replies: 40
Views: 3624

Re: [CryptoLocker] Back Up your files - Back up your files .

How do most folks back up "their files"? Most of the files on my hard drive are OS stuff or application files but not "my files". I think most of what I need to copy to a new PC are in one or two top level folders on my C: drive. Is that the approach most folks use for backup? W...
by zaplunken
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [CryptoLocker] UPDATE Important Info to protect your Data
Replies: 68
Views: 5562

Re: Passwords: Part III

I use KeePass but I put my database on 2 flash drives and deleted the base on the hard drive.
by zaplunken
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Passwords: Part III
Replies: 24
Views: 2372

Re: [Sad news - Pat Larimore]

Taylor,

Sorry for the loss of your wife. That video by your son was beautiful.
by zaplunken
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Sad news - Pat Larimore]
Replies: 225
Views: 15419

Re: Password Security Part II

It is beginning to sound to me as if the average Joe on the street wants to Really protect himself with psw security, that he has to go out and learn a lot of geeky software. Since I am not a geek, but greatly respect those that are, I guess I need to resign myself to a few of the basics suggested ...
by zaplunken
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Password Security Part II
Replies: 49
Views: 2985

Re: Active Gardening Forums?

If you are serious I'd avoid the Garden Web, it's a really poor place for information. "I just planted my ________ (name of seeds or vegetable plants) what should I do next?" :oops: Maybe you should give an alternative or are you saying don't bother going to any garden forums? I find that...
by zaplunken
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Active Gardening Forums?
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Garlic anyone?

Garlic and onions, in the allium family, have high levels of sulfur (when hot to the taste ie Vadillia have very low sulfur that's why they are so sweet). They contain other chemical compounds that have antibacterial properties. Both of those may eliminate diseases in your body and or gut. I'm sure ...
by zaplunken
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garlic anyone?
Replies: 51
Views: 4478

Re: Gardening, the new year

Update time: 1. Broccoli is still producing small shoots. I am watering frequently as suggested. Many of the leaves are dying off. Am I not providing enough water? Leaves dying off is normal. Sometimes a plant produces small shoots and sometime a plant will produce larger side shoots. I think it is...
by zaplunken
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening, the new year
Replies: 90
Views: 8019

Re: What is Wrong with My Maple Tree?

Was it struck by lightening? When a tree is struck they have a grove down the trunk as I see on yours.
by zaplunken
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is Wrong with My Maple Tree?
Replies: 14
Views: 1367

Re: Bogleheads Without Avatars

Meg77 wrote:
.....I also have what I consider a normal degree of trouble remembering people's names in real life.....


And that is why avatars are a great thing because we typically are visually oriented and will remember the image but forget the user name. :sharebeer
by zaplunken
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads Without Avatars
Replies: 197
Views: 13631

Re: Removing a beehive from mailbox newspaper holder

Are they aggressive? If not just ignore them. I have paper wasps living in the newspaper tube since spring. They are very docile, they make no attempt to bother me even when my hand is close to them getting the paper so I leave them alone. Being predators they are eating a lot of insects and that's...
by zaplunken
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing a beehive from mailbox newspaper holder
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: Garlic anyone?

That's a good point I forgot to mention. There are hundreds if not thousands of garlic varieties. Some are very mild all the way to very very hot which is my favorite, if it burns my mouth that's good garlic! There are many online suppliers of garlic for planting but rush because NOW is the time to ...
by zaplunken
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garlic anyone?
Replies: 51
Views: 4478

Re: Gardening, the new year

You mulch when the plants are up if planting from seed or they may not push through the mulch. I put about 1" of shredded leaves around the plant and it keeps the weeds to a bare minimum. If you put in established plants then mulch immediately. Broccoli will produce side shoots all season. I ha...
by zaplunken
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening, the new year
Replies: 90
Views: 8019

Re: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads ar

Not to be critical of the mods because I am not doing that nor do I want anyone to suspect it or accuse me of it so I'm getting that out in the open, I just don't understand why some threads that don't seem to abide by the objectives of the forum are left open when similar ones are closed. It must b...
by zaplunken
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT
Replies: 22
Views: 5416

Re: Gardening, the new year

mp173, Does anyone have any suggestions for summer lettuce? Is there a hot weather variety we can try? Batavin lettuces hold up in the heat as well as Simpson Elite and Black Seeded Simpson. I think any lettuce will be ok in summer just mulch the soil and water each day. Secession planting is requir...
by zaplunken
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening, the new year
Replies: 90
Views: 8019

Re: Active Gardening Forums?

If you are serious I'd avoid the Garden Web, it's a really poor place for information.

"I just planted my ________ (name of seeds or vegetable plants) what should I do next?" :oops:
by zaplunken
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Active Gardening Forums?
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Garlic anyone?

Parsley will cleanse your breath. I grow 200+ plants and eat it raw as it is more flavorful than when it's cooked. I used to ride on a 12 and then a 7 person van for work. Very tight quarters. I asked if anyone could smell garlic on me ie through my pores and no one could. Garlic is good for your he...
by zaplunken
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garlic anyone?
Replies: 51
Views: 4478

Re: Removing a beehive from mailbox newspaper holder

Are they aggressive? If not just ignore them. I have paper wasps living in the newspaper tube since spring. They are very docile, they make no attempt to bother me even when my hand is close to them getting the paper so I leave them alone. Being predators they are eating a lot of insects and that's ...
by zaplunken
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing a beehive from mailbox newspaper holder
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: Why does my lawnmower leave a stripe?

To the respondents above: 1. I will check underneath to make sure it is clean. 2. All wheels are set at the same height. All panels and chutes are in place. 3. I am pushing (not pulling) the mower. I have tried pushing it at a very slow speed. I am mulching, not bagging. 4. Sharpen the blade: I wil...
by zaplunken
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why does my lawnmower leave a stripe?
Replies: 26
Views: 2744

Re: Bogleheads Without Avatars

I agree with grayfox, thanks for starting this thread.

I too associate the replies with avatars. No avatar, then you're a nobody ie I can't id you and I skip your posts.

Such a simple thing to create, why all the confusion?
by zaplunken
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads Without Avatars
Replies: 197
Views: 13631

Re: New Printer Needed

Thanks I don't need a printer today but mine is from 2008 so who knows. I don't like the idea of just B&W but I'm not sure if I really need color or if I just like having it. The longevity of the laser ink cartridges is amazing and is what I do like about a laser but a color laser printer would ...
by zaplunken
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Printer Needed
Replies: 64
Views: 4803

Re: GNMA downward spiral

GNMA does well in a declining or stable interest rate environment. I bought a bunch in 2007 and they were excellent but I exchanged out of them a while back, maybe 1 year. Glad I did. People don't get the danger involved in GNMA. Now I stupidly put money into the Vg TIPS fund in Nov 2012 and lost 5%...
by zaplunken
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:05 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: GNMA downward spiral
Replies: 24
Views: 3476

Re: Getting lower cable rates by threatening to cancel

I have no idea what Hulu, Netflix and Roku give you. I watch a ton of stuff on Turner Classic Movies, Nat Geo, Discovery, History, some Animal Planet, some TLC, some A&E. These are all current seasons of shows - are these channels' new programming on these other methods?
by zaplunken
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Getting lower cable rates by threatening to cancel
Replies: 67
Views: 6598

Re: New Printer Needed

Classpro read good things about the brother mfcj430w,which was on sale for $50. He especially liked the cheap third party inks. The printer has lived up to its billing. Ink costs $1 per cartridge, lasts a long time, prints look good, and cartridges are clean to change. I looked at this printer and ...
by zaplunken
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Printer Needed
Replies: 64
Views: 4803

Re: Gardening, the new year

They're either Yellow Cherry or Roma. I'm hoping for the former since I couldn't find any Yellow Cherry plants this year. I bought them by accident last year and they were the sweetest cherry tomatos I've had. I can't find a tomato called "Yellow Cherry" and I looked the most extensive on...
by zaplunken
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening, the new year
Replies: 90
Views: 8019

Re: Guaranteed to Need Repair in 3-5 Years

I tend to agree from what I was told by a repairman. He said fridges are made to last 5-7 years then toss them! I have a Kenmore fridge with the freezer on the top and it is 14 years old, never had a problem, bought it new. I've replaced 2 fridges in the kitchen in 12 years and both had the fridge o...
by zaplunken
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Guaranteed to Need Repair in 3-5 Years
Replies: 31
Views: 2894

Re: New Printer Needed

I'd like to know what MM decides. I was surprised at how cheap b/w laser printers are. I don't print much so I'm not sure a laser is right for me. As to color I'm not sure about that either but it is a nice option to have. My issue is inkjet cartridges dry out and I don't get my use from them. I hav...
by zaplunken
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Printer Needed
Replies: 64
Views: 4803

Re: Gardening, the new year

Well, the "heavy frost" Monday morning nailed the sweet potatoes, tomatos, and pepper plants. I covered the plants (tarp) but the plants are brown and drooping. I gambled with the early planting and lost. The 10 day forecast looks pretty good and we are past the "average last frost d...
by zaplunken
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening, the new year
Replies: 90
Views: 8019

Re: Is it important to frequently change passwords?

There are a few reasons to change passwords. Since you're using strong passwords and a password manager the most important reason is to keep up with improvements in software and hardware. This does not require frequent changes, every two to five years should be enough, or when you have notice that ...
by zaplunken
Sun May 05, 2013 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it important to frequently change passwords?
Replies: 37
Views: 2486

Re: Questions for the Munchkin Man about take out foods

Munchkin Man, I have 30 years experience cooking and trust me it is not hard. I make easy to make dishes, if it can be made in 1 pot or frying pan I like it but if it requires 2 pots or pans then I probably skip it. I don't want to have a lot of dishes to wash, 1 pot is enough! The easiest thing to ...
by zaplunken
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Questions for the Munchkin Man about take out foods
Replies: 27
Views: 3041

Re: The Munchkin Man Diet

Well I am very late to this thread. The last time I was on was 2/28, the day before this thread was started, and I returned yesterday 4/6. I was shocked to see a different thread by the Munchkin Man when looking at threads since 2/28. By doing a search on all your posts I found this one. [Suggestion...
by zaplunken
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: The Munchkin Man Diet
Replies: 120
Views: 10504

Re: How to search for posts by author?

Thank you, I'll bookmark this.
by zaplunken
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:31 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: How to search for posts by author?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

How to search for posts by author?

I don't want to use the google search it was showing me posts from 2-3 years ago as the 1st hits when I know there are current posts from a week or 2 ago. My written directions are and how I used to do this: 1. control panel 2. board preferences tab 3. edit display options 4. display topics ordering...
by zaplunken
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: How to search for posts by author?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079
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