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Posts by Crusher138

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  • Trump Ends Business Councils as CEOs Turn Against President

    08/16/2017 3:15:32 PM PDT · 112 of 114
    Crusher138 to JME_FAN
    If RINOs “feared their voters,” then one of the various Obamacare Repeal bills would be signed into law by now.

    The last one got stopped by a guy who will probably die before he has to face the voters again...a guy who has always hated Trump ever since Trump questioned his "heroism".

    McCain is a douche-bag who put his petty pride before the needs of his country.

  • 24 Novels That Are Crying Out To Be Turned Into A TV Series

    08/15/2017 11:46:33 AM PDT · 70 of 99
    Crusher138 to EveningStar

    The Vorkosigan Saga

    Lots of material. Very interesting protagonist. A funnier, less pretentious Dune-like saga.

  • It turns out the iPad was just too expensive after all

    08/03/2017 12:13:20 PM PDT · 70 of 85
    Crusher138 to TexasGator
    $1200!!!!!!!!!!! Really?

    I think when people willfully lie on FreeRepublic they should be banned for life.

    The absolute most expensive iPhone 7 Plus with 256GB of memory is $969. A regular iPhone 7 with 32GB of memory is $699.

    Just for comparison a Samsung Galaxy S8 with 64GB of memory is between $929 and $999 from various vendors.

  • Bombshell Discovery Reveals Major ‘Discrepancy’ In 2016 Votes

    08/01/2017 11:54:08 AM PDT · 48 of 49
    Crusher138 to alan8228

    Been going on for years.

    When I was an aide to a Democrat Congress Critter from Florida back in the 80’s, snowbirds used to brag to me about how they voted both in New York and in Florida. If I mentioned that such a practice was illegal, I got an earful of righteous “I pay taxes in both places, I deserve to vote in both places!”

  • Mac User has to buy a PC - need advice

    07/17/2017 10:59:10 AM PDT · 53 of 93
    Crusher138 to higgmeister
    Apple is that Tiger Tank, all hype and no substance but seems cool to a crazy person.

    So much for not turning this into a flame war...

    Higgmeister could not be more wrong.

    IBM itself has many employees using Macs in the business environment. Just Google "IBM Macs" for any number of news stories that have been done on the subject.

    I am a heterosexual, male, conservative business owner, who used to build Windows boxes for a living. When I started my own business, I decided I wanted to spend more time being productive and less time messing with computer issues, so I went Mac.

    Through work I have contact with dozens if not hundreds of business owners on a constant basis. I would estimate Mac penetration into the business environment at about 20%.

    The days of incompatible file formats and hardware are mostly over. Many programs you will use in a business environment have Mac counterparts. The hardware you are most likely to use - keyboards, mice, monitors, USB drives, etc. - generally will work on both platforms.

    Apples are for children, artists or dreamers with their heads in la-la land.

    I'll be sure to mention that to Rush Limbaugh and President Trump next time I see them...

  • Mac User has to buy a PC - need advice

    07/17/2017 10:42:47 AM PDT · 48 of 93
    Crusher138 to jacquej

    My experience, for what its worth...

    Son #1 goes to University that “suggests” a Windows machine. He ignores their suggestion, uses his Macbook Pro, and never had an issue. He used Pages to write his papers and saved them as Word docs to send them to his professors.

    Son #2 goes to University that “requires” a Windows machine. We had already bought him a Macbook Pro for graduation, so we load up VMWare Fusion, so he can run Windows and Mac at the same time. The wife had a year old Lenovo laptop that she no longer used, so we sent it with him just in case.

    Again, it was a problem overblown. Son #2 never has to use his cludgy Lenovo. His Macbook Pro was just fine when connecting to the University network, accessed the assignment pages just fine, and saving Pages files as Word files is simple and worked.

    My suggestion, buy a CHEAP Windows laptop, just in case, but send him off with both his Macbook Pro and the cheap PC.

  • This is the Strangest Idea Ever for a Spacecraft Propulsion System: Ferrofluids

    07/14/2017 2:45:30 PM PDT · 14 of 15
    Crusher138 to BenLurkin

    Ferrofluid can stain the heck out of your kitchen, especially the grout around the tiles in the backsplash.

    Don’t ask me how I know this...

  • Amish Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Improper FDA Labeling

    07/10/2017 3:49:26 PM PDT · 14 of 31
    Crusher138 to Ray76

    I have started an official White House petition asking President Trump to pardon, commute or reprieve Samuel Girod’s sentence.

    You can sign the petition at:

    Thank you!

  • LIVE: UNSC emergency meeting on North Korea (3pm on C-SPAN)

    07/05/2017 11:40:25 AM PDT · 19 of 90
    Crusher138 to wiseprince
    Banning Chinese textiles without have sufficient manufacturing capabilities elsewhere would be foolish.

    Clothing, next to food, is one of our "essentials" and cutting a main source would have huge, unintended, devastating consequences.

    This from the KQED website:

    In 1960, an average American household spent over 10 percent of its income on clothing and shoes – equivalent to roughly $4,000 today. The average person bought fewer than 25 garments each year. And about 95 percent of those clothes were made in the United States.

    Fast forward half a century.

    Today, the average American household spends less than 3.5 percent of its budget on clothing and shoes – under $1,800. Yet, we buy more clothing than ever before: nearly 20 billion garments a year, close to 70 pieces of clothing per person, or more than one clothing purchase per week.

  • What Will Advanced Cell Phones Be Like in the Year 2027?

    06/30/2017 3:01:49 PM PDT · 17 of 43
    Crusher138 to PJ-Comix

    The person to person payment thing is already here. Just got an email from Bank of America that they have made it “easier than ever!”

    I think that cell phones will be physically tougher with flexing cases and truly water-proof. With induction charging and bluetooth earphones there are fewer and fewer reasons to have any sort of physical port.

    The ability to send a file, photo, song or whatever from one phone to another will get easier and universal. Apple’s AirDrop is a good start, but it needs to be more user friendly.

    At some point we are going to blend in bio-enhancement. Having augmented storage accessible by thoughts built into us has many positives, as well as being able to “think” into the internet. Education will go from being just collecting and memorizing facts to learning creativity and specific skills.

    One thing is for certain, the future holds many surprises and wonders.

  • Justice Department gives up Washington Redskins name fight

    06/30/2017 8:50:52 AM PDT · 36 of 48
    Crusher138 to MUDDOG
    ‘Cuz we’re the Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers Number 1.

    The Dolphins had the song first and I believed successfully sued the Houston Oilers...

  • Justice Department gives up Washington Redskins name fight

    06/30/2017 8:38:37 AM PDT · 29 of 48
    Crusher138 to Covenantor
  • Justice Department gives up Washington Redskins name fight

    06/30/2017 8:37:30 AM PDT · 27 of 48
    Crusher138 to Covenantor
    Washington Redskins, only pro football team to have a fight song.

  • Chart of the Week: Who Is Most Likely to Switch From Windows to a Mac?

    06/30/2017 7:53:05 AM PDT · 33 of 71
    Crusher138 to shotgun

    So “Chrome” and “Firefox” are beyond you as well?

    Here is a cheat sheet for you:

    Word ~ Pages
    Excel ~ Numbers
    Powerpoint ~ Keynote
    Outlook ~ Mail, Contacts, Calendar

    Please note that these come FREE with most (if not all) new Mac purchases. They are full versions, not trial versions or crippleware.

    Additionally, Macs come with:

    Safari = Web surfing software
    Photo Booth/Photos

    This list doesn’t include the hundreds of free apps available for download from the App store. Unlike free Windows programs, these are certified virus free.

  • 10 years ago today, Apple and iPhone changed our world

    06/29/2017 4:09:53 PM PDT · 34 of 45
    Crusher138 to Drew68

    Posts like that make me wish for a “Like” button on FR!

    So both Rush and Trump would be gay fan boyz?


  • 10 years ago today, Apple and iPhone changed our world

    06/29/2017 2:08:24 PM PDT · 19 of 45
    Crusher138 to mrsmith

    I guess I’m an idiot then...

    My company is front to back Macs. We pay zero for IT support. I used to BE the IT support for companies that had Windows computers. When it came time to own my own company, I decided I wanted to be productive and not mess with computers, so I looked at Macs. We now incorporate iPads, iPhones, Mac Mini’s, Mac Pro’s, iMacs, and Macbook Pro’s and are highly productive with NO additional costs after purchase.

    Damn, I’m really stupid! Thanks for telling this Microsoft Certified Network Administrator the truth!

  • 10 years ago today, Apple and iPhone changed our world

    06/29/2017 1:38:28 PM PDT · 15 of 45
    Crusher138 to BBB333

    As I remember it the HTC Touch came out just a couple of weeks before the iPhone. Some functions could be done by touch, but others required a stylus.

  • Game of Thrones Season 7: #WinterIsHere Trailer #2

    06/28/2017 5:26:39 PM PDT · 32 of 46
    Crusher138 to ConjunctionJunction

    Please add me to the ping list!

  • Luther’s Appalling Instabilities & Contradictions

    06/28/2017 12:23:58 PM PDT · 99 of 147
    Crusher138 to vladimir998
    Just came upon this post. I was raised Moravian and they were as pretty straight-laced, conservative and boring as they come.

    In that Moravian source you posted I found this paragraph:

    What were the responsibilities of ordained women in the early Moravian Church? Ordained women were allowed to perform pastoral services within their respective choirs and to give an address in meetings with only women present; they also assisted in the distribution of Holy Communion, and some of them (the so-called archdeaconesses) even performed ordinations of other women. The office of the archdeaconess came closest to that of a male bishop. Although the women’s responsibilities were confined to the female realm and therefore not equal to those of their male counterparts, their roles were quite extraordinary when compared to other groups of the time.

    I would hardly call this controversial. The women were allowed to pastor to all women choirs. Horrors! They helped pass out Communion - which in the Moravian church meant standing in the aisle and passing the plate to the next row of pews when it came to you. Their responsibilities were confined to the "female realm." My, they are truly going to hell...

  • Harvard Study Shows the Main Reason Wives Divorce Husbands [Husbands Not Making Money] [ed]

    06/27/2017 9:45:35 AM PDT · 61 of 103
    Crusher138 to SamAdams76
    That is a big mistake men often make. They get to a certain salary level, lose their job, and then they sit around waiting for an equivalent job to come along. It is much better to put yourself right back in the workforce, even at a much lower paying job. If you were truly worth what the original job paid you, you will get promoted quickly where you are or you will be able to find that better job at leisure - with at least some money coming in.

    Absolutely right. I was let go from a 6 figure job. We moved to somewhere with a much lower cost of living and took a job for less than half of what I had been making. Within two years I was offered a partnership. I turned it down to start my own company because I was tired of working for other people. While I still don't make as much as I used to, I live in a house that is more than twice as large. There are much better public schools here. My wife works with me at our company, so she is emotionally and financially vested in it's success as well.