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by squirm
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are you finding any good values at Amazon anymore?
Replies: 132
Views: 11493

Re: Are you finding any good values at Amazon anymore?

I'm surprised Amazon hasn't been able to take away more of a market from Netflex. Microsoft is giving AWS a run for the money too with their Azure department.
by squirm
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sears appliances from Amazon
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Sears appliances from Amazon

I was just thinking the same thing. For appliances i usually like to touch and feel. I doubt I'd buy anything from sears. Frankly the brand Kenmore reminds me of the eighties.
by squirm
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: car rental at OGG, any opinions?
Replies: 14
Views: 510

car rental at OGG, any opinions?

I need to rent a car at OGG on November, last time went through Advantage, what a disaster. Waited more than an hour and got a total POS. Have gone with Hertz before which iirc was ok, but wanted some other opinions. Avis has a good price but bad reviews on yelp, but it almost looks like every car r...
by squirm
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: cell phone signal booster
Replies: 3
Views: 322

cell phone signal booster

Is there a device that will easily boost the signal? In some areas in our house i don't get a signal. I don't want to go through Wi-Fi.
by squirm
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Amex Platinum worth the high fees?
Replies: 45
Views: 3130

Re: Is Amex Platinum worth the high fees?

Chase has UR which is very good... Too bad they got rid of the dividend on the rewards.
by squirm
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Battery Life - 2008 Toyota Hybrid Camry
Replies: 39
Views: 3835

Re: Battery Life - 2008 Toyota Hybrid Camry

2009 camry hybrid, no issues at all. It's insane to think about replacing the batteries so soon.
by squirm
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Amex Platinum worth the high fees?
Replies: 45
Views: 3130

Re: Is Amex Platinum worth the high fees?

This card is targeted to us every couple years. The chase sapphire preferred is better, one year free and only 95/yr after with 50,000 sign up points.
by squirm
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Comfortable Vehicle Front Seats
Replies: 97
Views: 15678

Re: Comfortable Vehicle Front Seats

I found stretching my quads and hamstrings help.
by squirm
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: what's your secret to cleaning inside car windows?
Replies: 47
Views: 3406

Re: what's your secrete to cleaning inside car windows?

Ron wrote:Don't secrete anything on them so you don't have to have a secret to clean them :twisted: ...

- Ron


LOL! On my laptop now fixed it, so much for writing from my phone!
by squirm
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: what's your secret to cleaning inside car windows?
Replies: 47
Views: 3406

what's your secret to cleaning inside car windows?

I still don't get great results. I use window cleaner from Stoner which I believe is pretty good, then take microfiber towels. I never do it when the windows are warm or hot, and not in direct sun. I think the inside of car windows are hardest given the angles, how I need to twist my joints that don...
by squirm
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hiding the TV
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Hiding the TV

Maybe not have a tv?
by squirm
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 57
Views: 3769

Re: Solar panels

How do you project out 35 years? I do data projections and even 20 years is difficult to forecast with any type of realistic accuracy. If your solar system doesn't pay off within ten years it's probably better to take other measures. It's not too bad in this respect. The capital costs are known, an...
by squirm
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: instant pot [Pressure cooker]
Replies: 34
Views: 2814

Re: instant pot [Pressure cooker]

So do meals taste better versus a crockpot for example, a pot roast? The slow cooker I can just throw everything in there, set and forget, is it the same with this?
by squirm
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cortana on android
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Cortana on android

Thank you.
by squirm
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cortana on android
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Cortana on android

Has anyone used Microsoft's Cortana on an android? What is your opinion?
by squirm
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 57
Views: 3769

Re: Solar panels

How do you project out 35 years? I do data projections and even 20 years is difficult to forecast with any type of realistic accuracy.

If your solar system doesn't pay off within ten years it's probably better to take other measures.
by squirm
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 57
Views: 3769

Re: Solar panels

Last year, my total electric bill was about $1,500 and the local power company recently requested a 20% rate increase for next year, which they subsequently lowered to a 17.5% increase. Since my roof is not suitable for solar (slate roof, highly shaded by tall trees), I have been looking into a sol...
by squirm
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 57
Views: 3769

Re: Solar panels

Last year, my total electric bill was about $1,500 and the local power company recently requested a 20% rate increase for next year, which they subsequently lowered to a 17.5% increase. Since my roof is not suitable for solar (slate roof, highly shaded by tall trees), I have been looking into a sol...
by squirm
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 57
Views: 3769

Re: Solar panels

Much of this depends on your rates and your schedule. If you're hit with tiers and peak and super peak rates the payoff is much faster because you're selling at those rates. If you're on a low flat rate, solar probably isn't the solution, unless you can get a super cheap install.
by squirm
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Which debt to pay off first?
Replies: 37
Views: 2745

Re: Which debt to pay off first?

Student loan cannot be discharged, pay that off first.
by squirm
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need to switch from Cricket to Tmobile, how?
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Need to switch from Cricket to Tmobile, how?

I've been with Cricket for years, but it's too spotty for my new location, so I'd like to move to Tmobile. A firned tried out his Tmobile at my location and it seemed to work well, or well enough. Is there a way to verify this before switching over? Also, how do I port my phone number? I'd just like...
by squirm
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 57
Views: 3769

Re: Solar panels

That's too big of a system for those bills. You must be paying very little in electrical rates, which makes the payoff longer. I'm assuing your expsure is mostly southern?
We have a 5kw system.
by squirm
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: instant pot [Pressure cooker]
Replies: 34
Views: 2814

instant pot [Pressure cooker]

Anyone have one? That's all I'm hearing and reading about. 20k reviews on Amazon, is it worth it?
by squirm
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 57
Views: 3769

Re: Solar panels

Btw, you're consumption might be a moving target. We use more power more since I have solar but we're not baking anymore. Just make sure you have done the easy things like adding insulation, etc first.
by squirm
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 57
Views: 3769

Re: Solar panels

Who is you provider and what are the rates, that's really is what is needed. You're consumption will help too.
by squirm
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Most Effective Rat Poison
Replies: 24
Views: 1261

Re: Most Effective Rat Poison

Barn cats.
by squirm
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any way to eat healthier at Subway (or any other quick lunch ideas)
Replies: 102
Views: 4650

Re: any way to eat healthier at Subway (or any other quick lunch ideas)

Anytime that I eat out, I NEVER finish the food. If I order a burger, I rip off half of the bread (with the mayo part as that has more calories) and a bit of the meat and cheese and put it to the side. I don't doggybag it either. Yes it is a waste of food, but helps me maintain my weight. If I didn...
by squirm
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any way to eat healthier at Subway (or any other quick lunch ideas)
Replies: 102
Views: 4650

Re: any way to eat healthier at Subway (or any other quick lunch ideas)

What is processed meats? I buy turkey breast (not smoked) in the tupperware that states it doesn't have nitrates, sometimes I buy the ham (which I'm assuming is processed meat?). Never salami, hot-dogs, bacon or anything like that. We don't eat out much, but when we do, I don't care what we eat, sin...
by squirm
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Excel 2010 and Windows 7 -- Where to go from here?
Replies: 39
Views: 2707

Re: Excel 2010 and Windows 7 -- Where to go from here?

I use Win10, I like the extra security. No issues.
by squirm
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do not buy new cellphones on ebay
Replies: 38
Views: 3934

Re: Do not buy new cellphones on ebay

Just buy it at BestBuy, they'll match low prices from places like Amazon.
by squirm
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Android phone, which one?
Replies: 16
Views: 1272

Android phone, which one?

Brother will be getting an Android phone, which phone is a good value and isn't too big that you can't use it with one hand?
by squirm
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to block autostart video
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: How to block autostart video

yup, that worked, my problem was, I tried another extension called block video autoplay blocker by Robert Sulowski installed, but that wasn't working, at least on CNN.
by squirm
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to block autostart video
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: How to block autostart video

ok, great, I will try the "Disable HTML 5 autoplay". Thanks!
by squirm
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to block autostart video
Replies: 6
Views: 415

How to block autostart video

I'm using Chrome with fairad blocker, however I'm still getting autostart videos on places like CNN. I've tried some other extensions (forget which ones, but I think they were HTML 5 autostart blockers) but they didn't work. Has anyone had luck in preventing these annoying autostart videos? Seems li...
by squirm
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Better hurry if you want a gas-engine Volvo
Replies: 96
Views: 4506

Re: Better hurry if you want a gas-engine Volvo

It's going to take incentives and greater innovations for further adoption. I think it takes some technical knowledge to drive a tesla in a road trip, on how and where to charge, I'm not sure if the common driver has that. On another level I just watched some blowhard on YouTube stating he's selling...
by squirm
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Better hurry if you want a gas-engine Volvo
Replies: 96
Views: 4506

Re: Better hurry if you want a gas-engine Volvo

Volvo is talking about gasoline ICE cars with 48v battery mild hybrid systems. News media is a little off. I noticed that too. 0.5kwh battery is nothing to write home about either. These are mild hybrids and from my understand is an option. Sounds more like pr, but I'll reserve judgement until I se...
by squirm
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Assess our possible new house purchase
Replies: 22
Views: 1693

Re: Assess our possible new house purchase

I only saw the part about no privacy. Being able to see 12 houses is bad, really bad.... that's a lot. We thought our rental house is bad seeing 6. I hated being packed in like sardines. You can't do anything about the privacy issue. We moved many years ago, we have a lot of acreage and love it. Eve...
by squirm
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Better hurry if you want a gas-engine Volvo
Replies: 96
Views: 4506

Re: Better hurry if you want a gas-engine Volvo

Two hours to charge a BEV? Supercharger takes 20-30 min if you arrive with a low soc and charge to 70%.

Charge at night while you sleep or at work.
by squirm
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Better hurry if you want a gas-engine Volvo
Replies: 96
Views: 4506

Re: Better hurry if you want a gas-engine Volvo

.5kwh battery, I can't see this as taking the ev world by storm. Sorta a joke.
by squirm
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Delta Air - various classes of service
Replies: 59
Views: 3414

Re: Delta Air - various classes of service

Some airlines are breaking the 30" seat pitch and doing 28". They try and sell it by saying they use thinner frame more comfortable seats. If they're doing 28 or 30 and then want to sell you another 4" via an upgrade, that's robbery. I think Delta said the pitch was 36", at leas...
by squirm
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Delta Air - various classes of service
Replies: 59
Views: 3414

Re: Delta Air - various classes of service

might as well add, some are also doing 17" width, i think the standard was 19.
by squirm
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Delta Air - various classes of service
Replies: 59
Views: 3414

Re: Delta Air - various classes of service

Some airlines are breaking the 30" seat pitch and doing 28". They try and sell it by saying they use thinner frame more comfortable seats.
If they're doing 28 or 30 and then want to sell you another 4" via an upgrade, that's robbery.
by squirm
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Model 3 or Chevy Bolt?
Replies: 258
Views: 24829

Re: Tesla Model 3 or Chevy Bolt?

I doubt there is going to be major changes to the battery in a few years. Maybe Chevy will offer a bigger one, but Musk himself said maybe 5% a year in energy density increases for Tesla, doubt gm has anything more than that.

Can you charge at work?
by squirm
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: UberX or UberXL??
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: UberX or UberXL??

depending which airport, you can also try wingz, no surging.
by squirm
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you splurge on?
Replies: 133
Views: 10776

Re: What do you splurge on?

tools and travel. Go cheap on either and the results usually aren't impressive.
by squirm
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lastpass anyone use it?
Replies: 21
Views: 1932

Re: Lastpass anyone use it?

Why would you trust your passwords/userids in the cloud? KeePass is safer and you can keep the database on thumb drives (multiple for backup in case) vs the C drive for added safety. Nothing is 100% perfect but storing sensitive info in the cloud seems like asking for trouble. I'll take the extreme...
by squirm
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: John Deere series 100 lawn tractors
Replies: 28
Views: 2210

Re: John Deere series 100 lawn tractors

We have lots of acreage on hills. My JD175 is crap, tranny gets too hot and can't make it up the hills. I'm sure I was asking way to much from it though, but the JD X series wouldn't do that. I use my Kubota tractor.
by squirm
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lastpass anyone use it?
Replies: 21
Views: 1932

Re: Lastpass anyone use it?

I have it. Works like crap with FF but great with Chrome.
by squirm
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Sam's Club, Costco, BJ's, and other wholesaler clubs]
Replies: 274
Views: 12716

Re: Sam's Club vs. Costco

The Sams club by us sells gas, the difference is the Costco line is ten cars deep the Sams is two.

Can't imagine wasting all that time to save a buck fifty.
by squirm
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: LED Flood Light Question (CREE/FEIT/Etc)
Replies: 39
Views: 8192

Re: LED Flood Light Question (CREE/FEIT/Etc)

While we are on the topic of LEDs, is anyone having any issues with LEDs flickering very slightly? I started replacing older Cree LEDs in my master bath and noticed the newer bulbs from Costco started flickering very slightly (barely noticeable but there) if the dimmer switch was anywhere other tha...

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