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Old 2019-06-09, 17:50   #782
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Yes it's a security vulnerability ...
Yes, it is. But not to nearly the extent that the scare-mongers would have us believe. So I say don't worry about not updating. For most people in a normal usage situation they'll be just fine without updates.
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Old 2019-06-20, 05:30   #783
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Default Retiring ... again... warning: emoticon overload

Today I made it known at work that I am retiring again; from my second career.
This one is for real!!!






I'll be around for a few weeks training the new guy so my final date is unknown.
I'm kind of hoping for July 19....even if I only work 1 hour that day.

My first retirement was announced 2011-05-23; a fully prime date.
yyyymmdd; yyyymm; mmdd; yyyy; mm; dd are all prime

2019-07-19 is also fully prime.
In fact this one is also prime for yyyy-dd.

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Old 2019-06-20, 07:27   #784
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Today I made it known at work that I am retiring again; from my second career.
This one is for real!!!
Enjoy your retirement!
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Old 2019-06-20, 16:31   #785
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Smell of summer next week Wednesday and Thursday, UK.
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Old 2019-06-21, 19:22   #786
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hmmm finally getting rid-off the 750 TI. acquiring a 1660 for around 305 € shipping included.
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Old 2019-06-26, 19:29   #787
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I have been trying to buy a 2K monitor to be delivered here in La Palma. Two separate vendors on eBay each took my order and then canceled because they didn't fancy delivering to the Canaries.

This afternoon I went to a local shop for local people. They took my order, promised a delivery time shorter than the second eBay merchant, and charged me €26 less to boot!

(If you don't know who Tubbs and Edward are, DuckDuckGo is your friend.)

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Old 2019-06-27, 05:30   #788
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Glad you took it locally.

Now you understand my pain in the butt, hehe, ebay is a big fuss when it comes to deliveries out of their local areas. Additionally, there are a lot of people who get paid to take your orders even if they do not have the products, keep your money for a while, and then return the money to you. The catch is that you do not get back all the money, but always loose a bit from the exchange rates back and forth and from the commissions, etc., (especially paypal, which is/was/is ebay own too), and even when you don't, they get interest from keeping your money in escrow.

In the past, I repeatedly was hit by this, and lost money. Luckily, Mike (Xyzzy) offered to help me (not only once!) to buy hardware and other thingies, by buying them locally and sending them to me by post/forwarder, for which I am eternally grateful (it means, I will never be able to pay him back, because if I do, then I am not "eternally", anymore, hehe )

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Old 2019-06-27, 07:41   #789
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Now you understand my pain in the butt, hehe, ebay is a big fuss when it comes to deliveries out of their local areas.
Sure, but one of them was a Spanish company. No exchange rate losses because i paid in Euros.
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Old 2019-06-29, 05:12   #790
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Not really happy or unhappy. We've had a few warmer days, and I am throttled considerably on CPU and the GTX 1060. The CPU, i7 6700K, is running at 3800 MHz instead of 4200 or 4300. On the 1060, I turned down the power limit in Afterburner from 108% to 90-95% on the warmest days.

So, I'm happy summer is showing itself, and I like messing with the gear, anyway.
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Old 2019-07-04, 13:31   #791
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I posted on this subject One year ago today

UPDATE: The link provided in that post to Mark Isham's "On The Threshold Of Liberty" has been blocked in the US. I offer this one as a substitute.

EDIT: I append the last two sentences of the Declaration of Independence. By today's standards, the penultimate sentence is remarkably long.
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We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. -- And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

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Old 2019-07-04, 20:15   #792
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EDIT: I append the last two sentences of the Declaration of Independence. By today's standards, the penultimate sentence is remarkably long.
A large number of the members of this forum are not from 'merica.
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