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  1. I recently spent $6,500 on a young registered Black Angus bull. I put him out with the herd but he just ate grass and wouldn't even look at a cow. I was beginning to think I had paid more for that bull than he was worth.  Anyhow, I had the Vet come and have a look at him. He said the bull was very healthy, but possibly just a little young, so he gave me some pills to feed him once per day.

    The bull started to service the cows within two days, all my cows! He even broke through the fence and bred with all of my neighbor's cows! He's like a machine! I don't know what was in the pills the Vet gave him ............ but they kind of taste like peppermint.


  2. I have read it and do not trust them anymore than i trust the banks. Ergo, i do not trust bit coin until proof is supplied that they are not being used the same way as our currency is in the long run. The fact that their price has jumped ridiculously lately is also scarey. That indicated that it was being used to gain a hold by crooked persons. Suddenly you have people making money for no reason, explain that please.

  3. hah, ignorance on a tech related forum? what a surprise.

    Please at least read the white paper first and release your brainfarts later:



    Crypto currencies seem a lot more real than any other alternative at the moment.



    Perhaps read a bit yourself. Oh yes we really trust this scam.......



  4. I keep getting popup saying MB has successfully blocked access to a potentially malicious website.  It is the same IP address and port each time - port 137 - type outgoing.  I tried to look up the IP address but it says it is private.  I get this even when I have no applications running.  I ran MB and had 1 threat which I had MB remove.  I didn't pay much attention to the threat other than it had PUPS in the name - sorry.  I just ran MB again and there were no threats found.  But I am still getting the popup.  Is there anything I can do?


    Thanks in advance for any help!


    You can see the new topic here Donna


  5. Anyone who has ever worked for a big company (or the government) will understand this one...
    A toothpaste factory had a problem: they sometimes shipped empty boxes, without the tube inside. This was due to the way the production line was set up, and people with experience in designing production lines will tell you how difficult it is to have everything happen with timings so precise that every single unit coming out of it is perfect 100% of the time. Small variations in the environment (which can't be controlled in a cost-effective fashion) mean you must have quality assurance checks smartly distributed across the line so that customers all the way down to the supermarket don't get peed off and buy another product instead.
    Understanding how important that was, the CEO of the toothpaste factory got the top people in the company together and they decided to start a new project, in which they would hire an external engineering company to solve their empty boxes problem, as their engineering department was already too stretched to take on any extra effort.
    The project followed the usual process: budget and project sponsor allocated, RFP, third-parties selected, and six months (and $8
    million) later they had a fantastic solution - on time, on budget, high quality and everyone in the project had a great time. They solved the problem by using high-tech precision scales that would sound a bell and flash lights whenever a toothpaste box would weigh less than it should. The line would stop, and someone had to walk over and yank the defective box out of it, pressing another button when done to re-start the line.
    A while later, the CEO decides to have a look at the ROI of the
    project: amazing results! No empty boxes ever shipped out of the factory after the scales were put in place. Very few customer complaints, and they were gaining market share. "That's some money well spent!" - he says, before looking closely at the other statistics in the report.
    It turns out, the number of defects picked up by the scales was 0 after three weeks of production use. It should've been picking up at least a dozen a day, so maybe there was something wrong with the report. He filed a bug against it, and after some investigation, the engineers come back saying the report was actually correct. The scales really weren't picking up any defects, because all boxes that got to that point in the conveyor belt were good.
    Puzzled, the CEO travels down to the factory, and walks up to the part of the line where the precision scales were installed. A few feet before the scale, there was a $20 desk fan, blowing the empty boxes off of the belt and into a bin.
    "Oh, that," says one of the workers - "one of the guys put it there 'cause he was tired of walking over every time the bell rang"

    And that's why my friend, lazy people are smarter than energetic people.

  6. Steam does not need to stay on the internal drive, you can get "steammover" and move it there at will. However, if you have only USB 2.0 ports on the laptop your games will be slow when run from the external drive. USB 3.0 is pretty necessary i think.

    Given the hassles involved i would opt for a SS drive next time around and prices drop, having waited to see what the fail factor will be.....(wink) :P

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