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Forum: Political News and Discussion Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 527
Posted By MattB4
Easy enough solved. All the auto and truck...

Easy enough solved. All the auto and truck manufacturers can simply refuse to make models to sell in California. Yes, it is a huge market to lose, but why should everybody else in the country suffer...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,773
Posted By MattB4
It also doesn't take a genius to realize that...

It also doesn't take a genius to realize that that it takes more than a casual correlation to imply a certainty of connection. Take for instance the claimed rise in auto-immune diseases. How many of...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,773
Posted By MattB4
Nifty charts. However I fail to see any proof...

Nifty charts. However I fail to see any proof from them of correlation to any causative factor. Could be caused by watching TV since the numbers of the diseases has gone up since TV watching became...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,773
Posted By MattB4
There are people that are hypersensitive to...

There are people that are hypersensitive to foreign things introduced into their bodies just like there are people allergic to pollen. They can go into shock or get violently ill. However such a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 793
Posted By MattB4
Many valid points. Take for instances needing...

Many valid points. Take for instances needing references to rent a apartment or apply for a job. If you never rented before it becomes very difficult to get approval for becoming a renter. And if you...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,773
Posted By MattB4
Funny, I thought I had made the statement. ...

Funny, I thought I had made the statement. :upsidedown:

I don't have the data to conclusively prove extraterrestrial aliens do not walk among us either. However I am happy to say that they don't....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 793
Posted By MattB4
Got mine back in June. It is a good idea to check...

Got mine back in June. It is a good idea to check your States requirements, as to items you need to bring in to establish identity, before going to the DMV office.

Yes there are going to be...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,773
Posted By MattB4
Too open of minds allow your brains to fall out...

Too open of minds allow your brains to fall out and land on the floor. Flu vaccine shots are not going to give you a auto immune disease. Having a black cat cross your path or being cursed by a Juju...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,642
Posted By MattB4
Not at all surprising though. It is hard to think...

Not at all surprising though. It is hard to think outside of your normal surroundings. Unless you experience something you have little appreciation for what it is like. You can read about it, or...
Forum: Food and water 09-18-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,890
Posted By MattB4
Because freezing is a better way to preserve...

Because freezing is a better way to preserve food. It keeps the food closer to fresh.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,642
Posted By MattB4
That's why all my good ideas end up in the Public...

That's why all my good ideas end up in the Public arena. Stolen without attribution by the notoriety seeking crowd. :cool:
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-17-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By MattB4
I had good success with Echo lawn power tools....

I had good success with Echo lawn power tools. Makita I only ever had their electrical tools like drills and saws. Excellent quality. Never had one fail. I would never own Stihl again after some bad...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 09-17-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,773
Posted By MattB4
I try to schedule getting it every year but...

I try to schedule getting it every year but sometimes I don't always. I never have gotten sick by getting it. However there is no way for me to say it has prevented the flu. I am not sure I ever have...
Forum: The Tech Zone 09-17-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By MattB4
I have the Netgear MIMO antenna. It marginally...

I have the Netgear MIMO antenna. It marginally improves my signal from about 108-111db RSRP without to 104-105db with. It seems to help most with upload speed. Not sure if I had a outdoor antenna I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,755
Posted By MattB4
When it comes to motivation in the ME "gain" is...

When it comes to motivation in the ME "gain" is not number one. After all what does a suicide bomber gain when he blows up fellow Muslims?

Iran did it through proxies. It does not hope to gain...
Forum: The Tech Zone 09-16-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By MattB4
In the category of strange. After spotting this...

In the category of strange. After spotting this Thread this afternoon I get a notice on my computer that it was detected the WiFi signal from the Free T-mobile Coolpad. Considering I had powered it...
Forum: New Hampshire 09-16-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By MattB4
Although he is in Maine, Forest Beekeeper would...

Although he is in Maine, Forest Beekeeper would have the best input since he has a large solar collection system.

One thing I can say is that just about everything I have seen is you have to...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 09-16-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,773
Posted By MattB4
Oh no!! Not the annual flu shot Thread! :eek: ...

Oh no!! Not the annual flu shot Thread! :eek:

Long and bloody wars have been fought again and again between the forces of light and the forces of darkness on this.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 09-16-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By MattB4
Well since I am a super villain it should be no...

Well since I am a super villain it should be no problem. I will give plenty of time on the detonator circuit to make my escape. I figure I can be back in my evil lair when it blows up.

The rest...
Forum: New Hampshire 09-16-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By MattB4
Really hard to give much advice without knowing...

Really hard to give much advice without knowing what you and your family's normal life consists of. You will however want a backup generator if the place does not already have it included. Double...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-16-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 480
Posted By MattB4
When my old wheelbarrow finally wore out after...

When my old wheelbarrow finally wore out after several decades of use and abuse I replaced it with a new one several years ago. Several wooden handles rotted, broke and was replaced over the years on...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,434
Posted By MattB4
More alcohol. Duh...! :cool:

More alcohol. Duh...! :cool:
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,434
Posted By MattB4
What concerns? Standard rhetorical type of...

What concerns? Standard rhetorical type of statement. Drug users are never content with the last high. They seek a more intense experience. So if nicotine does not deliver for them lets add some...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,434
Posted By MattB4
One being more addicting or the other is...

One being more addicting or the other is meaningless in the context of the debate. Nor does the need to add THC in order to sell cartridges. (You might want to take a break from smoking if that odd...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,407
Posted By MattB4
Would not surprise me. Forums can sometimes...

Would not surprise me. Forums can sometimes decide the meaning of a term to be used at that Forum.
from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid-tied_electrical_system

from...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,407
Posted By MattB4
Sorry but you are not grid tied. You are also not...

Sorry but you are not grid tied. You are also not off grid. You have 2 separate sources of electrical power. You can choose either one and probably also use the grid to charge batteries when you need...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,434
Posted By MattB4
Teen vaping use is up. I would bet my last dollar...

Teen vaping use is up. I would bet my last dollar that they are adding Thc to it. I would also bet that the survey from the AMA does not properly question kids about this type of use. Like all...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,281
Posted By MattB4
Heating with wood is not allowed in some...

Heating with wood is not allowed in some locations due to the pollution index. It is not "Green" and the same folks that would ban natgas will happily ban wood stoves. Though the reasons are slightly...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,434
Posted By MattB4
From what I understand they are blaming the...

From what I understand they are blaming the explosion in teen and children vaping usage on the flavor varieties. I suspect it is a combination of when you make something acceptable than more people...
Forum: The Tech Zone 09-12-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By MattB4
I was able to complete my d/l without having to...

I was able to complete my d/l without having to start from scratch. I did a checksum of the IS0 and it all came out good. Just got done burning it to a 8gb thumb drive and testing it out. Works.
...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-12-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By MattB4
The amount is the same. Whether you have 10 -...

The amount is the same. Whether you have 10 - 1gal cans or 1 - 10gal tank. You are correct that it is easier to handle a smaller can. Unless you are trying to carry 5 of the 1 gal cans versus 1 of...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-12-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By MattB4
If you prevent algae growth diesel lasts a long...

If you prevent algae growth diesel lasts a long long time. I have used diesel over 5 years old without problems. Your Kubota generator owner's manual will give a schedule for exercising it.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-12-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By MattB4
Batteries are a collection of cells connected...

Batteries are a collection of cells connected together to create a voltage. There is no special quality to 6vDC batteries that make them better than 12vDC batteries of the same build quality. Simply...
Forum: The Tech Zone 09-11-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By MattB4
After about 1 hour this afternoon I have D/L...

After about 1 hour this afternoon I have D/L about half of the open SUSE 15.1 ISO of 3.8GB using the T-Mobile test hotspot. (It is ongoing on a spare computer) It will be interesting if I can end up...
Forum: The Tech Zone 09-11-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By MattB4
I got in the T-mobile test drive hotspot...

I got in the T-mobile test drive hotspot yesterday. Have to say it is a rather crappy device. Hard to turn off or on. It also has a marginal battery for any long time usage. To get it to work without...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,919
Posted By MattB4
Those that have a VA ID card can probably slide...

Those that have a VA ID card can probably slide by the HD restrictions. I have not had a military ID since I left the Navy 20 years back. Don't need it for VA services since they know who I am....
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,281
Posted By MattB4
Unfortunately it does not stop various cities and...

Unfortunately it does not stop various cities and States from going right ahead and imposing such restrictions. For the good of all of us no doubt.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-10-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By MattB4
https://makeskyblue.com/ If you click on the...

https://makeskyblue.com/

If you click on the 40 amp unit you will see a spec sheet where the max PV input is mentioned. For a 24v battery charging system the max PV array is 960 watts. Price is $85
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-10-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By MattB4
As to size, 3-320w panels for a maximum of 960...

As to size, 3-320w panels for a maximum of 960 watts. Divide watts by volts to get amps. 960/12 = 80 amps if you go that route. If you wire your batteries for 24vDC you would drop down to 40 amps.
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,292
Posted By MattB4
Your suggestion is noted and rejected as being...

Your suggestion is noted and rejected as being inadequate.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-10-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By MattB4
No problem at all with a MPPT controller. My Blue...

No problem at all with a MPPT controller. My Blue Sky Solar controller can take up to 80vDC and convert it to for 12vDC charging. It can go up to 105vDC for 24 volt battery charging and 160vDC for...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-10-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By MattB4
Since you have them already there is no reason...

Since you have them already there is no reason not to use them. They are not going to last as long as Deep Cycle batteries and you'll want to avoid deep discharge cycles. Probably setup up your...
Forum: Food and water 09-10-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,890
Posted By MattB4
Recently I have been looking at several portable...

Recently I have been looking at several portable 12-24vDC Refer/Fridges that are from China on Ebay. There are a few that are chest style and of a fair size. I have no idea if they are reliable or...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 09-10-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,954
Posted By MattB4
I thought Bolton was a excellent choice. I expect...

I thought Bolton was a excellent choice. I expect his being fired had to do with the recent Taliban peace treaty fiasco. He probably opposed it and quite rightly. There should be no negotiating with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,919
Posted By MattB4
Lowes recently removed military discount for...

Lowes recently removed military discount for online purchases, now you can only get it in store. It is different than HD though because HD does not offer a Veterans discount except on Veterans,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,281
Posted By MattB4
Your point is a interesting one however it misses...

Your point is a interesting one however it misses the mark since in order to have sufficient electrical power to make up for not using natgas in buildings and residences would involve building a lot...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,281
Posted By MattB4
It sorta makes sense (in a bizzaro magical...

It sorta makes sense (in a bizzaro magical reality) if the goal is to eliminate all bad environmental effects from drilling, refining, piping/transportation and eventual burning of nat gas. Though...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 09-09-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By MattB4
You are correct. I did move the goal posts a bit...

You are correct. I did move the goal posts a bit far with that post.

If you wish to stay with the horse to town and Train transportation days than you can have your lever action and your 6...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,281
Posted By MattB4
Which would be no problem if they were not in...

Which would be no problem if they were not in charge of things. But for some odd reason their numbers are growing and the numbers of people that can reason seem to be dwindling.

We don't even...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 09-09-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By MattB4
Perhaps, but you would not have a dirt bike to...

Perhaps, but you would not have a dirt bike to ride nor a computer to tell the world about how happy you are to live so unregulated. And guns? Sorry but they are a convenience. You now have to chase...
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