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by CountryBoy
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Financial Times subscriptions for less?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Financial Times subscriptions for less?

Spooky105
taking a peak using TOR/a VPN using an international server.


You are definitely above my skill set and I congratulate you.

I subscribed to FT for about 5 years but just felt it was beyond my wallet.

I do miss it.
by CountryBoy
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Financial Times subscriptions for less?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Financial Times subscriptions for less?

Many thanks for the suggestions; definitely something for me to followup on.
by CountryBoy
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Financial Times subscriptions for less?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Financial Times subscriptions for less?

Actually I meant thin as in "content." I mean some days there just is not that much.
by CountryBoy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Financial Times subscriptions for less?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Financial Times subscriptions for less?

Am I the only one in the world who finds there newspaper to be a very thin one?
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1299

Re: Planning for a long term trip

Most grateful for your excellent guidance.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1299

Re: Planning for a long term trip

Gulp...gulp...!

I never thought of insurance. What kind specifically? Just for flying?
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1299

Re: Planning for a long term trip

blennkins90

Very interesting; thank you!
by CountryBoy
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1299

Re: Planning for a long term trip

Thank you to you all for your very patient and comprehensive replies; greatly appreciated.
by CountryBoy
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacing our cable box
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Replacing our cable box

It is very interesting to learn the paths that different people take for a solution; and greatly appreciated. I am more on the computer and my wife is more on the tv. We love the old time movies on Turner Classic Movies but they come on mostly late at night or early morning. That is what she wants t...
by CountryBoy
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacing our cable box
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Replacing our cable box

I am extremely grateful for people taking the time to explain the pros and cons of the different options.

So very much to learn.........

Thank you very much.
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I want to ditch the cable company's modem
Replies: 51
Views: 3312

Re: I want to ditch the cable company's modem

I have Optimum/Cablevision box from Samsung for our WIFI television at $10/mo.

Does anyone know if Arris/Motorola 6141 will work with that? They say that I have to rent from them and I am told a chip somewhere will tell them if I am not using their box.

Any advice?
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacing our cable box
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Replacing our cable box

We currently subscribe to Optimum cablevision and pay $10/mo. to rent the box. They tell us we can't buy it outright. Although I believe in the past it was possible. Do people out there have experience with replacing their Optimum cablevision box and if so for how long have you done it. They tell me...
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1299

Re: Planning for a long term trip

You all make it sound so easy and doable........
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1299

Re: Planning for a long term trip

Thanks so much; that looks like an excellent list.

Do you ever have to get prescription drugs for the trip?
by CountryBoy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning for a long term trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1299

Planning for a long term trip

Bolgleheads are all about being practical, planning thoroughly, and thinking things through. With that in mind, I would like to ask advice re how to go about planning for a long term trip. My wife and I are planning to go to New Zealand, and other countries and the trip will probably take about 2 mo...
by CountryBoy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best DVD Player and Recorder
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Best DVD Player and Recorder

Most grateful for everyone's responses. Sounds like a learning curve for us........... We currently are recording movies off Cablevision and since our VCR broke I guess we feel the need to change to DVD, although we don't like the idea of subscribing to Netflix, etc. When we buy movies, we buy them ...
by CountryBoy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best DVD Player and Recorder
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Best DVD Player and Recorder

We recently got a Sony XBR43X800D 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV (2016 Model) which we love. Now we need to find the best DVD Player and Recorder that will be compatible with that. We don't do Netflix, etc. but do want to be able to record movies, etc. The WIFI capability of the tv is wonderful! Can you giv...
by CountryBoy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VCR Head Cleaning
Replies: 22
Views: 2189

Re: VCR Head Cleaning

The best way to digitize tapes?
by CountryBoy
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

So now things are getting interesting............. Just got an email asking what I think of their service............ :D ...surely they jest. So it comes from http://www.vanguardlistens.com but only has special individual access, or I would send it to you all. Specifically they wanted to know what I...
by CountryBoy
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

cricket49

Am I seeing a pattern here............?
by CountryBoy
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

HueyLD It pains me to see my favorite company deteriorating to such a low point. At this rate, Vanguard's competitors such as Fideliy, Schwab, TDA, etc. will be getting a lot of new former Vanguard customers. Well,I have been a member for 30 yrs and I can tell you that the customer service back the...
by CountryBoy
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

I also am one who gave up on trying to get through on the phone 3 times in the last week. I can only sit on hold 15 or 20 minutes before I have to move on to something else.

So how do you get thru when you have to?
by CountryBoy
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

Just in case people are interested in this case history and its final outcome: -I started back on 12/7 trying to contact Vanguard by phone and finally got thru on 12/8 in the evening about 9pm -members posting in my thread here suggested that a practical option was to email Vanguard which I did on 1...
by CountryBoy
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

nisiprius » That's not good, CountryBoy. I assume that Vanguard has not volunteered any explanation of why they are experiencing "high call volume? " I am not sure I understand your question other than the obvious fact that it is Dec, the end of the year, and we are all having to do our y...
by CountryBoy
Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

Anyone out there interested in the final outcome? So I called at 7pm EST and was on hold for 35 mins. and finally got thru to someone in Flagstaff. I shared with the CSR my challenges in trying to get thru and she said: 1-There was no special tele. no. that I could call to remedy wait times. 2-That ...
by CountryBoy
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

sport Try calling during odd hours. Very early, or very late might work. I think your idea is an excellent idea and I will indeed try to call them tonight 9-10PM, outside of normal business hours. But the thought did occur to me that I find myself now restricted to dealing with Vanguard outside of ...
by CountryBoy
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

Wakefield1 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:28 pm
Seems like there is more than one phone #-are some better?


If you are referring to Vanguard phone #, I have tried several different ones and they all appear to offer equal opportunity when it comes to results.
by CountryBoy
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

1- In the interests of full disclosure, I am not a million dollar + account and so have no personal rep. 2- I proceeded to the screen that Broken Man 1999 kindly advised and got this message: High email volumes We're currently experiencing high email volumes. For immediate assistance, we recommend c...
by CountryBoy
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Re: Telephoning Vanguard

Well I went to the Contact Tab and under
Contact us by mail
there is no email for Vanguard.

Where is "secure email" address?

Also I called late last night and early this morning.

Any ideas?
by CountryBoy
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Telephoning Vanguard
Replies: 77
Views: 5215

Telephoning Vanguard

I was on hold on the telephone to Vanguard for 30 mins yesterday and gave up.

Today I have been on for 1 hr.

Does anyone have suggestions re how to access Vanguard via phone?
by CountryBoy
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FIRE how do you live now
Replies: 56
Views: 7270

Re: FIRE how do you live now

Work out 3-4 days a week at the gym
Study French 2-3 hrs day, 6 days a week.
Practice taichi 30 mins., 6 days a week.
by CountryBoy
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2424
Views: 613675

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

RE: Arrival
JW Retired
Yes, we saw it on Friday, the first day in our nearby theater. We both liked it.

I had one problem in that a lot of the dialog is very subdued/quiet so I missed some of it.

Wife and I both retired; liked the show. I found much of the dialogue to be mumbling.
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ad Blockers Not Blocking
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: Ad Blockers Not Blocking

Many thanks for the guidance.
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ad Blockers Not Blocking
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: Ad Blockers Not Blocking

So if uBlock is the bad guy and uBlockOrigin is the good guy how do I delete uBlock? I right click on it and also go to the Start Menu Pgms to uninstall but it does not show up. I don't seem to be able to uninstall uBlock.
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ad Blockers Not Blocking
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: Ad Blockers Not Blocking

Wow! There is an awful lot to learn here!
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ad Blockers Not Blocking
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: Ad Blockers Not Blocking

jebmke

Thanks for the info re Thunderbird; it looks good and I downloaded it but am not sure how to use it? Do I have to pay for a new email account? Can I just keep my old Chrome and Yahoo Accounts and have Thunderbird act as a screen of sorts.

Thanks........
by CountryBoy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ad Blockers Not Blocking
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Ad Blockers Not Blocking

I am using Yahoo E-mail with uBlock and AdBlock Plus but am still getting ads along the right hand side of the screen and ads that appear in the listings of emails before disappearing after 3-5 secs. On my Gmail with Chrome, I get ads that go directly to my Spam folder but no where else. Do others f...
by CountryBoy
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best website for consumer product reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: Best website for consumer product reviews

mb2016
Yes, I and many others agree re your comments re CNET.

bhinvestor234817
Thank you; that is new for me.
by CountryBoy
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best website for consumer product reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: Best website for consumer product reviews

LifeIsGood, thank you. It looks excellent.
by CountryBoy
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best website for consumer product reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Best website for consumer product reviews

Could people please tell me what are the best websites for consumer product reviews?

I am familiar with Amazon and Consumer Reports but I know there are others out there and I am not able to track them down.

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Dealing with neighbors with dogs]
Replies: 45
Views: 2950

Re: [Dealing with neighbors with dogs]

In my opinion, urinating in the yard is great fertilizer for the grass. One can see evidence of that: Greener grass wherever the dog has gone. I don't worry about pets urinating in my yard. Well, I have had examples in years past where there were burn spots from dogs. The concept of it as fertilize...
by CountryBoy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Dealing with neighbors with dogs]
Replies: 45
Views: 2950

Re: A Political Question

cheese_breath That is a totally excellent and valid question and must be answered. Yes, I did indeed see the dog in the position all dogs assume when doing what they have to do, ie their duty. It is not their fault. I might add in passing that the dog neighbor across the street owns about 5 acres, a...
by CountryBoy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apps for spendings tracking
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: Apps for spendings tracking

I agree; +1
by CountryBoy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Dealing with neighbors with dogs]
Replies: 45
Views: 2950

[Dealing with neighbors with dogs]

All politics are local and nothing is more local than you dealing with neighbors, so here goes. I came back from working out at the gym this morning at 9am. As I drove into my driveway I noticed my neighbor from across the street and up one house was standing on the lawn of the neighbor directly acr...
by CountryBoy
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to stop MS loading Windows 10?
Replies: 70
Views: 7214

Re: How to stop MS loading Windows 10?

GULP!!!

Thanks for the heads up.
by CountryBoy
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to stop MS loading Windows 10?
Replies: 70
Views: 7214

Re: How to stop MS loading Windows 10?

I thought automatic updates provided me with antivirus info for my machine, among other things.
by CountryBoy
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to stop MS loading Windows 10?
Replies: 70
Views: 7214

Re: How to stop MS loading Windows 10?

Many thanks to all.

Sounds as if the GWX Control Panel is the way to go.
by CountryBoy
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to stop MS loading Windows 10?
Replies: 70
Views: 7214

Re: How to stop MS loading Windows 10?

Turn off auto windows update.

Well that is one solution, but all I want is to block the Windows 10 update. Many of the other updates i want.
by CountryBoy
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to stop MS loading Windows 10?
Replies: 70
Views: 7214

How to stop MS loading Windows 10?

Any experienced people who can explain how I can block MS from loading Windows 10 on to my Windows 7 desk top machine? My understanding is that they are now forcing it on people.

Is GWX Control Panel the best answer?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to learn a second language
Replies: 103
Views: 10855

Re: How to learn a second language

If there are people who are learning French and would like to share experiences in the journey, please do PM me. I think there is a lot to be gained from sharing of info re the best resources, best methods(for each person) for learning, and much more. One person from this thread has already agreed t...

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