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by drekce
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Chrome says passwords are compromised
Replies: 38
Views: 3278

Re: Google Chrome says passwords are compromised

Chrome is now looking at password hash databases from previous "hacking event" dumps and comparing them to your hashes. When they match they know that the password was involved in one of those hacks. Understand that this isn't at all related to you browsing to a site and being actively hac...
by drekce
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a Tesla
Replies: 84
Views: 7601

Re: Buying a Tesla

You might want to consider prepping your home before you get the car. Last year I installed the Tesla Level 2 charger in my garage about a month before I got the car. It was great bringing it home and having everything ready to go to fast charge it. When I was considering purchasing a Tesla (I stil...
by drekce
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a Tesla
Replies: 84
Views: 7601

Re: Buying a Tesla

You might want to consider prepping your home before you get the car. Last year I installed the Tesla Level 2 charger in my garage about a month before I got the car. It was great bringing it home and having everything ready to go to fast charge it.
by drekce
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Model S P100D or Model 3 performance?
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Model S P100D or Model 3 performance?

I have a P3D. I drove the S85D prior to making the decision and it wasn't even close. The 3 is tight, hugs the road and handles very sporty. The S has an air suspension system that is "boaty." The acceleration of the P3D beats almost every variant of the S except the most expensive one. Th...
by drekce
Wed May 20, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple iPad vs Notebook
Replies: 43
Views: 2136

Re: Apple iPad vs Notebook

I just bought an iPad Pro 11" and the new iPad Magic Keyboard. It wasn't cheap (~$1200), but is basically a really great, flexible laptop. I already have a MacBook Pro from work, so didn't want a "real laptop." I absolutely love it. The iPad connects magnetically to the keyboard/touc...
by drekce
Tue May 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple iPad vs Notebook
Replies: 43
Views: 2136

Re: Apple iPad vs Notebook

I just bought an iPad Pro 11" and the new iPad Magic Keyboard. It wasn't cheap (~$1200), but is basically a really great, flexible laptop. I already have a MacBook Pro from work, so didn't want a "real laptop." I absolutely love it. The iPad connects magnetically to the keyboard/touch...
by drekce
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Extended Stay in Las Vegas - nearby hiking?
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: Extended Stay in Las Vegas - nearby hiking?

Red Rock Canyon. A short drive from the strip and plenty of great trails and scenery.
by drekce
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Indecision on Career Move - Fed to Industry
Replies: 21
Views: 1634

Re: Indecision on Career Move - Fed to Industry

It's not possible to adequately describe your work environment over the internet. You are the only judge of that. In my experience, valued mid-career folks were viewed favorably in the fed. If you approach your supervisors I would imagine you could work out some changes. I had FANTASTIC results the...
by drekce
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Indecision on Career Move - Fed to Industry
Replies: 21
Views: 1634

Re: Indecision on Career Move - Fed to Industry

Could you possibly just relax on the job, not work so hard, and cope with poorer performance reviews? Do you feel you could still avoid being fired if you just didn't work as hard? If so, why not choose that route? Maybe the job would be as bad then and you find work/life balance and feel better ab...
by drekce
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Indecision on Career Move - Fed to Industry
Replies: 21
Views: 1634

Re: Indecision on Career Move - Fed to Industry

You might be over-estimating the value of a deferred pension if you left now. Because of inflation, you can't estimate the real value of your future deferred pension as years of service*current high three average*1.1%. The number I used for the deferred estimate is in today's dollars, but the futur...
by drekce
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Indecision on Career Move - Fed to Industry
Replies: 21
Views: 1634

Indecision on Career Move - Fed to Industry

I'm currently a DoD civilian; an engineer who has also done a good bit of program management. I moved up the ladder relatively fast, I'm 38 and am only a 3-5 years out from the top of the GS-15 pay scale (I happen to not be in the GS pay system, but that doesn't really matter except I move up quicke...
by drekce
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Blocking URLs/Sites on home network for kids
Replies: 33
Views: 2301

Re: Blocking URLs/Sites on home network for kids

I use a Circle device. It isn’t perfect, but I love it and it works across all devices (to include streaming boxes, game consoles, etc.).

I pay for the Circle Go service as well, so my kid’s phones can’t get around it as easily when not on the home WiFi.
by drekce
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Duke University TIP Program Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1945

Duke University TIP Program Questions

My son is a seventh grader and attends a private prep school. They push the Duke TIP program pretty hard. He took the SAT this year and qualified. Question is, is the program actually worth it? Anyone with experience with one of your children? Does it help with college admissions later? Did it make ...
by drekce
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why pay cash for a car?
Replies: 250
Views: 37481

Re: Why pay cash for a car?

If the rate is low enough to be attractive, it is being subsidized by the auto maker. If you go all cash, you can get some of that subsidy in the form of a price reduction. I was actually in a Nissan dealership negotiating over a new car purchase this weekend. I actually would get a better overall ...