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by gutterman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Monovision contacts?
Replies: 23
Views: 1413

Re: Monovision contacts?

I have been wearing mono vision contacts for about seven years. It is so much better than having to put on reading glasses to read. That said, it took me some time to get accustomed to them. You will be able to read fine print without reading glasses, but you will sacrifice come crystal clear distan...
by gutterman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Blockbuster
Replies: 34
Views: 3407

Re: Blockbuster

My experience is today’s public companies are laser focused on short term profits. At least the one I worked for and the others in that industry. They do not like to invest in new ways of business if it impacts short term profits. So the well run private companies run circles around the public compa...
by gutterman
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ireland & Scotland Do I Need Cash?
Replies: 24
Views: 2086

Re: Ireland & Scotland Do I Need Cash?

I went to Ireland for 2 weeks in 2016 and was surprised at the number of restaurants that were cash only. In some rural areas it was just easier to use cash. I got cash at the airport, and had to get more later. ATM's are easy to find. I switched to Ally Bank when I got home for the next time becaus...
by gutterman
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Composite Cedar Siding and Real Cedar Siding Maintenance
Replies: 24
Views: 2061

Re: Composite Cedar Siding and Real Cedar Siding Maintenance

If you do cedar, be sure to have the new cedar sealed/stained/finished before it is installed. Front, back and ends. There are homes built in colonial times with the original cedar still on them, and this is how they did it. The installers hate this because it takes a lot longer to do the job. Also ...
by gutterman
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keeping kitchen knives sharp
Replies: 54
Views: 6649

Re: Keeping kitchen knives sharp

This system works well for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bailuQUh2mY I had to use different height blocks of wood to sharpen the existing bevel angle just right for different knives. Using the marker as he does in the video helps figure that out. If that is too confusing, you can just use any ...