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    • in reply to: Make the most of Microsoft Rewards #2585912

      Caffeine is a legal simulant drug that 90% of the world is hooked on and can’t easily do without.  Kids are introduced to caffeine via soda and then make the transition to coffee as young as 10-12 years old.  Caffeine increase your heart rate and blood pressure among numerous other negatives.

      I can’t consume caffeine due to an allergy that gives me shortness of breath.  So I was always at a disadvantage at work where over-caffeinated co-workers were buzzing around the office at 3:30pm when I was feeling like taking a nap.

    • in reply to: How can an e-cigarette know the age of its user? #2581431

      Was he getting annual low dose lung scans up until his 15th year of not smoking?  That might have caught the spot.

      The USPSTF recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in adults aged 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Screening should be discontinued once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingness to have curative lung surgery.


    • in reply to: Vulnerabilities everywhere #2581204

      And stay away from ASRock products.  Their support is awful.

      My mobo from them was bought in 2015 but I think was new in 2014 (Z97 Extreme 6).  It’s still going strong.  However, they stopped updating the BIOS in 2018 except for issuing a small update in 2021 for some apparently serious zero day.  Their tuning app A-Tuning crashes all the time.  The version for my mobo hasn’t been updated in years and emails referencing the problems to their support function go unresponded to.

    • in reply to: How can an e-cigarette know the age of its user? #2578502

      The tobacco lobby is only interested in earning money, how many people are killed by tobacco and e-cigarettes they are not interested in.

      Of course.  Same with the drink/alcohol advertisers.  Then there is the military industrial complex which is only interested in more wars because that is how they make their money.  And sundry other industries.  Welcome to capitalism.

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    • in reply to: How can an e-cigarette know the age of its user? #2578363

      Regulations in the UK restrict e-cigs to 20 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter of e-liquid. A single vape is allowed to contain 2ml of liquid. That adds up to 40mg of nicotine per e-cig. Uncontrolled, back-alley products may contain much more of the drug.

      Candy-flavored e-cigs are tasty, especially to children. Vapes also lack the harsh, smoky particulate matter that’s typical of a cigarette’s red-hot tobacco. This means an e-cig user can breathe deeply, inhaling in the process more nicotine than an entire pack of cigarettes. (The Guardian)”

      Typical media exaggeration’s.  A vaper will not suck in all the nicotine at once, just a smoker will not smoke a pack of cigarettes one after another.  Actually, one of the great things about smoking is that it is the perfect drug delivery system for addicts.  You can buy your drug at any corner store, easily carry it around with you everywhere and dose as you need by smoking part or all of a cigarette.

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    • in reply to: How can an e-cigarette know the age of its user? #2578362

      “Why would anyone in the world want to inhale this stuff?”

      Smoking used to be a rite of passage to adulthood.  In the early 1970’s, just out of high school, I worked at Blue Cross in Newark, NJ while hoping to discover what I wanted to do with my life.  Probably 50-60% smoked at their desks in open plan offices, in the cafeteria, in the bathrooms.  When I think back to that time, I find it amazing that the overall USA smoking rate is down to around 10% now.  That is an amazingly high successful quit rate.  It might also explain why there is so much obesity in our society today as smoking does tend to keep people thinner.

      You may also not be aware of how much of a sexual fetish smoking is.  There are a huge number of websites of smokers, primarily woman,  just smoking.  Some are not wearing clothes. [lol]

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    • in reply to: Make the most of Microsoft Rewards #2578355

      Caffeine is an additive drug that 90% of the world depend on daily.  Coffee, tea, many sodas and energy drinks are loaded with caffeine.  Young kids are introduced to caffeine via sodas and diluted coffee.  Caffeine raises your blood pressure and has many other negative health concerns.  Failure to continue to dose with caffeine leads to withdrawal symptoms including extreme tiredness and headaches.

      If you want an increase in alertness w/o the negatives of caffeine, check out TeaCrine.

      Is It Time to Quit Coffee for Good?
      A growing chorus of concerned former “addicts” are trying to wake people up to caffeine’s negative effects.
      John McDermott
      MAY 2, 2023


    • in reply to: Will Threads be the real Twitter killer? #2575984

      Here’s an article on Threads that some may find interesting:

      How the Internet Went to Threads
      And how we can sew it back together
      JUL 17, 2023

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    • in reply to: Will Threads be the real Twitter killer? #2575983

      “Is it worth switching from Twitter to Threads? I’d say so, as long as you realize that the challenger is very new and won’t sport every bell and whistle you might be accustomed to.”

      In order to do this, I would first have to have a Twitter account, which I do not and then I would have to create an Instagram account, which since it is owned by Zuckerberg, I have no interest in doing.

      Oh well, I guess I won’t be able to play with the cool kids.

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    • in reply to: Another AI you didn’t ask for: Windows Copilot #2575972

      Like internet browsers, manufacturers such as Microsoft have long ago ago corrupted the Windows OS, turning it from a traffic cop into a swiss army knife.

      From Wikipedia:

      An <b>operating system</b> (<b>OS</b>) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources, and provides common services for computer programs.

      If MS stuck to this definition, Windows would have a lot less bugs and problems.

      If MS is looking for a project that would bring value to all its users, it should rewrite Windows from the ground up with modern languages and architecture instead of what I assume must be a mass of patched, spaghetti code tied together with bailing wire.

    • in reply to: High CPU temps #2571135

      Problem solved.

      Windows 10 Power control has always been screwed up.  For example, even though I have a password entry required when returning from the lock screen, this only works when I physically click ‘Winkey-L’  If I let the system go into [supposed] lockdown by inaction timeout, hitting any input will reopen the system w/o a password being requested.  It doesn’t matter much because I live alone, but still…

      In this case, I enabled the following settings in the Acronis app:

      Advanced settings
      [X] Back up only when the computer is locked or screensaver is running
      [X] Wake up the sleeping/hibernating computer
      [X] Prevent the computer from going to sleep/hibernate

      I had #’s 2 & 3 originally checked on.  Adding #1 seems to have fixed the issue.

      Without this checked on, the backup jobs were running when I returned to the system in the morning and then when completed, were issuing the sleep command.  #2 checked on should have addressed this but apparently did not.

    • in reply to: High CPU temps #2569282

      One crazy thing I am experiencing since adding that sleep command to the Acronis backup tasks is that every day when I return to my computer, between 10:00am and 11:00am, my system goes into sleep mode while I am using it!

      The Acronis tasks have been run hours before and therefore should not be triggering the command.

      I have searched the scheduled tasks to see if the sleep command somehow got added in there but see nothing.  The only clue I have is that whenever this happens, the following event record shows just before the system went into sleep.

      Log Name: System
      Source: e1dexpress
      Date: 6/20/2023 10:41:56 AM
      Event ID: 27
      Task Category: None
      Level: Warning
      Keywords: Classic
      User: N/A
      Computer: pc-03222015
      Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V #2
      Network link is disconnected.

      I cannot figure out what network link it is referring to or how to control it.

      I’ve thought of removing the sleep command I added to the Acronis backups to test if it is just coincidence between adding the sleep command and running into this problem but that is a very blunt approach.

      Any other ideas anyone?

    • in reply to: The Star Trek universal translator is here today #2568294

      I dredged up this video to listen to the language.  It doesn’t sound that bad, seems to have flow.

      I am very poor at languages, so would likely have great difficulty learning something new.

      Esperanto: Like a Native

    • in reply to: The Star Trek universal translator is here today #2568153

      It would be great if we had one world language!

      Whatever happened to the Esperanto movement?

      Forgot to click the notify button.  Don’t understand why this can’t be turned on as the default!

    • in reply to: Working with the Intel Driver & Support Assistant #2568152

      Or better yet, try Snappy Driver Installer. Wow! It updates all the drivers at one time.

      I’ve used SDI for years w/o creating any problems that I am aware of.  The UI is screwy, so you have to be careful as to what you allowing to be installed.  There is plenty of opportunity to make the wrong choices.

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