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Re: Will not using my dishwasher cause problems?

Thanks. I'll just turn the water off and forget about it.
by zaplunken
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:04 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will not using my dishwasher cause problems?
Replies: 41
Views: 1796

Re: Will not using my dishwasher cause problems?

How is it possible you never use the dishwasher? If you are washing everything by hand, I think you should change. From a water usage and dollar standpoint, using the dishwasher is more efficient and of course time saving. Huh? Because I wash by hand. I never bought that "it's cheaper to run t...
by zaplunken
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will not using my dishwasher cause problems?
Replies: 41
Views: 1796

Re: why it pays to make purchases with a credit card

My credit card doubles the warranty period when purchased with the card.
by zaplunken
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: why it pays to make purchases with a credit card
Replies: 15
Views: 3881

Re: Will not using my dishwasher cause problems?

So having not run it for 4 years, maybe longer, it seems that I'm potentially asking for trouble with leaks? I never wanted it but it's there. So maybe it's safer to just let it be, don't run it and some day a new owner can buy a new one? I don't know if I'd be selling the house in 1,2,10 years, ever.
by zaplunken
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will not using my dishwasher cause problems?
Replies: 41
Views: 1796

Re: Snake!

Not that it really matters, but I figured I'd throw this out there just so we're all on the same page,... snakes are either venomous or non-venomous. Using "poisonous" is incorrect. To the OP, I bet the snake was just exploring or finding a dark place for a nap. He won't stay long. FINALL...
by zaplunken
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Snake!
Replies: 51
Views: 4122

Will not using my dishwasher cause problems?

I have a Frigidaire Gallery (model FDB636GFT0) dishwasher that we purchased new in 1999, it has been used probably less than 50 times. I haven't used it more than 10 times in the past 10 years and probably the last time I ran it was a good 4 years ago. Will it just sit and be useable in the future o...
by zaplunken
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will not using my dishwasher cause problems?
Replies: 41
Views: 1796

Re: Removing a beehive from mailbox newspaper holder

I was at my sisters yesterday. There's a large Japanese Yew bush next to the steps going to the front door. There are 5-10 bees coming and going all the time. They are a little smaller than a honeybee but look like a honeybee. She says they are not bothering her and it's been like this for a month o...
by zaplunken
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing a beehive from mailbox newspaper holder
Replies: 29
Views: 2721

Re: Garden 2014

My corn is about 5ft now, some showing 3 silks, but something is eating the leaves. What is commonly used to stop these critters? It depends upon what the problem is. If it is a caterpillar then BT is effective and organic essentially harmless to all but caterpillars unless you grow that GM crap &q...
by zaplunken
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garden 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4433

Re: Garden 2014

Little update here. This morning I harvested a large head of cauliflower, but looking on the internet, it was probably harvested a bit early. Does anyone here have luck with secondary shoots for cauliflower (similar to brocolli)? Speaking of which, I also picked a large center crown of brocoli and ...
by zaplunken
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garden 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4433

Re: Help! Mom fell for scam--computer hacked?

Best advice was to wipe the hard drive clean then reinstall the OS and load the software for whatever devices she has or software she uses. Would it be unsafe to put any file back on the pc (spreadsheets, word doc, pictures et al) if they were from the c drive? If these files were backed up off line...
by zaplunken
Mon May 19, 2014 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help! Mom fell for scam--computer hacked?
Replies: 28
Views: 2981

Re: Squirrels ate through sceen, plastic & wood to get bird

Ever heard of a chipper dipper? Bucket of water half way -- dump sunflower seeds into water -- put a nice little ramp to the top of the bucket. SPLASH! So this will attract the squirrels and they fall into the bucket but can't get out? I'd assume you need a 5 gallon at a minimum? This sounds toooo ...
by zaplunken
Mon May 19, 2014 3:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrels ate through sceen, plastic & wood to get bird feed
Replies: 37
Views: 2016

Re: Squirrels ate through sceen, plastic & wood to get bird

Ever heard of a chipper dipper? Bucket of water half way -- dump sunflower seeds into water -- put a nice little ramp to the top of the bucket. SPLASH! So this will attract the squirrels and they fall into the bucket but can't get out? I'd assume you need a 5 gallon at a minimum? This sounds toooo ...
by zaplunken
Sun May 18, 2014 6:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrels ate through sceen, plastic & wood to get bird feed
Replies: 37
Views: 2016

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: 1347

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: 3602

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: 3602

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: 2416

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: 2416

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: 1697

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: 3602

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: 267

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: 2430

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: 10198

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: 10198

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: 22055

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: 3602

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: 1179

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: 1179

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: 4704

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: 4704

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: 8079

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: 5906

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: 2387

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: 15826

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: 3615

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: 1019

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: 4610

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: 8329

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: 1463

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: 14318

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: 29
Views: 2721

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: 4610

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: 8329

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: 7769

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: 8329

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: 1019

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: 4610

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: 29
Views: 2721

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: 3760

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: 14318

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: 5456
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