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    Lack of Time is the Bain of an Audiophile
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  1. I don't watch much TV. I dumped Cable and Satellite years ago for over-the-air programming..., While I now get thousands of channels through the channel master antenna (no kidding) I am more inclined to turn it off. Haven't seen those shows. I kinda' like this. Some people probably considered that LE would look through this eventually - and said, I have nothing to worry about, 'cause they didn't. Stupid idiots that get caught this way for something they thought they could get away with..., years ago, living free after a rape or murder. Expose 'em, take 'em and put 'em away. Karma comes in many forms, and this is a new one. I know others feel differently. Just my own thoughts on this.
  2. Any of the quick "resister color code identifier" apps. I usually just install one, then remove it..., they are all about the same. But come in handy, when old/poor resistor striping gets confusing.
  3. No never. That event kicked off a lot of things that has affected us all. They are daily reminders - not everyone sees the connection.
  4. I have found that "forgetting" the actual purchase path keeps me from having to explain... Hah! Call it denial. Your path to and through OCCD in such a chronical is a reminder of what I try to forget. Sanity, you know. LoL! Welcome, and as Kevin said, you are one of us, now.
  5. It is interesting that this is an area that is largely unregulated. There are privacy laws, here in the US (The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. ยง 552a) that have even been amended several times. However, there really is no enforcement around the law(s). Sure, there's litigation after a breach, but nothing to set standards on the processes, or guidelines for best practices that would protect businesses, and individuals, better. I'm not arguing for more laws, just pointing out the gap - and it is in favor of the crooks. Bottom line, businesses and online entities, can collect this data all day long. They can outsource/offshore the coders on their websites to locations on the planet where there are no privacy laws. And worse, have their (our) data stored in offshore internet hosting environments, also places without regulation. Consider that if one were to put their personal information out there, in the hands of developers that worked offshore, and they had the encryption keys to the technology, and held the physical data (the hard disk in the host)โ€ฆ, do they have access to individual's personal individual identifying information? Why, yes they do. It's being "banked" and held like a commodity on the "dark web" as they say. Legitimate law enforcement can't touch them. The businesses like the one above, just go out of business. The data collected is now an asset of an offshore organization. I met Frank Abagnale once, after a speech he made to a group of bankers 5 years ago. He's the person (con man, impersonator) that the movie "Catch Me If You Can" is based on (starring Leonardo DiCaprio). He's now a consultant for the FBI in this area of con-men, fraud, privacy and identity theft. What he shared about what the FBI has uncovered in this area, and how little we can do anything about it, was shocking.
  6. Bingo! Yes, Lee. They are goldfish. The curtains knocked the fishbowl onto the floor, putting water everywhere, and they died, out of their element. You are up for the next Brain Teaser.
  7. Jaime and Goldie come home to find Robert and Barbara dead on the floor. It's too late to try to resuscitate. There is water everywhere on the floor. The sash is open, and a strong breeze is moving the curtains. How did Robert and Barbara die?
  8. Could there be several solutions, based on ambiguity? How about half and half (divide the circle of the pie down the middle), then the third ingredient across half of each of those so you have a pizza that is 1/4 pepperoni only, 1/4 sausage only, 1/4 pepperoni and mushroom, and 1/4 sausage and mushroom. Back in my high school days as a Pizza Hut cook, that's how I would have made it. Ambiguously, I think you could put any "one" of the "half" toppings across some "half" aligned with, or not aligned with, the first circle bisector, and be correct.
  9. Saw that this morning. Simply excellent. My wife has family in Nashville. We're ordering one of those shirts for them to pick up. U.T. sending proceeds to support anti-bullying cause.
  10. Happy Birthday @Zenith4me Here's a little "Happy Birthday" song for you..., on no less than Reel to Reel !! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  11. Colloquially, using hyperbole in conversation, and today in social media, has become commonplace. Ironically, this concept or malady (whatever you feel like calling it) has been studied and well documented by psychologists, philosophers, scientists/researchers who study logic, legal experts, human behavior scientists, and daily by lawyers in courts trying to find the truth. The human nature to use "faulty generalization" has been a source of failure in the news and entertainment lately, and in history (remember Orson Welles 1938 radio drama "War of the Worlds" that caused widespread panic). My mother was a college English teacher, and my brother and sisters and I had our proverbial knuckles cracked regularly, for such misuse of language. I still fail, regularly, and am guilty of making faulty generalizations from time to time. Defined, 'Faulty Generalization' "is a conclusion about all or many instances of a phenomenon that has been reached on the basis of just one, or just a few instances of that phenomenon. It is an example of jumping to conclusions. For example, we may generalize about all people, or all members of a group, based on what we know about just one or just a few people. [โ€ฆ] Faulty generalizations may lead to further incorrect conclusions. Expressed in more precise philosophical language, a fallacy of defective induction is a conclusion that has been made on a basis of weak premises. Unlike fallacies of relevance, in fallacies of defective induction, the premises are related to the conclusions yet only weakly buttress the conclusions. A faulty generalization is thus produced. This inductive fallacy is any of the several errors of inductive inference. (I cite Wikipedia for most of this text above and below, the definition in my Freshman logic class textbook is less clear!) I like the list of synonyms for the Faulty Generalization that are cited in Wikipedia: Hasty generalization Illicit generalization Fallacy of insufficient sample Generalization from the particular Leaping to a conclusion Blanket statement Hasty induction Law of small numbers Unrepresentative sample Secudum quid When referring to a generalization made from a single example, it has been called "Fallacy of the lonely fact." When evidence is intentionally excluded to bias the result, it is sometimes termed the "fallacy of exclusion" and is a form of selection bias. No follow-up question on my "Worthless Information" piece here..., just something that I keep in mind when watching the news, these days. Click ๐Ÿ‘ if it sparks thought for you. Some just call it "Bull Shit." LoL ๐Ÿ˜‰
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