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    Yesterday, 9:19 PM
    If you're going to adjust monitors up and down constantly a gas cylinder might be better. I looked at a lot of reviews of the inexpensive monitor...
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    Yesterday, 6:02 PM
    Ergotron is great, but expensive. Try searching EBay for 3M MA120MB or MA140MB. Good monitor arms, but sold way less than regular retail on Ebay. ...
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    Yesterday, 5:12 PM
    If you ever write a check your account number and everything else required to access your bank account is accessible to anyone that handles that...
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    Yesterday, 5:09 PM
    Many of the "landline" services that aren't POTS have a battery so the device works during a power outage. (The major cable TV service in my area...
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    Yesterday, 4:33 PM
    Search for monitor arm. You will find there are too many options to sort through. I have two monitors and ended up buying an open box 3M one from...
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    10-25-2021, 4:16 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    Isn't this deal with Hertz just going to make the wait for the public to get Telsa vehicles even worse? The wait to buy a model 3 today is between...
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    10-25-2021, 10:58 AM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    I wonder how this will affect rental car pricing? I wonder if Hertz is doing this in part because they simply need more cars to meet rental demand?...
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    10-25-2021, 10:51 AM
    I had a new house built in 2001 to replace a condemned house. New sewer and water lines were installed as part of the project. They didn't ask me,...
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    10-24-2021, 10:59 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    Some analog meters would actually charge the customer for electricity sent to the grid. Other analog meters would simply do nothing if power was...
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    10-24-2021, 10:53 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    The number of solar users who are tied to the grid and have batteries is very few. Batteries just don't make financial sense if you have grid access...
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    10-24-2021, 12:30 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    I have solar and my electricity certainly is not free when you consider the cost of equipment. Because I ended up spending a ton of money to move my...
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    10-23-2021, 10:37 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    Way more engineering goes into an electric car battery than into a phone battery. Most electric car batteries have sophisticated thermal management...
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    10-22-2021, 3:43 AM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    What kills cars in Minnesota is rust if you drive the vehicle in the winter. If you drive 12,000 miles per year it is likely your car will have rust...
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    10-21-2021, 10:50 AM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    Right now, out of state cars often buy fuel when in another state so it mostly evens out. Commercial vehicles have to pay fuel tax for each mile...
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    10-20-2021, 11:47 AM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    Yes, your phone might be tracked, but I think people are worried about GPS data being sent straight to state government. You know that law...
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    10-19-2021, 5:54 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread House Windows in Off Topic Forum
    I bought a property before selecting a builder. I also got my own construction loan. The small builder allowed me to do my own work like the...
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    10-18-2021, 11:22 AM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread House Windows in Off Topic Forum
    Why can't you leave out the central air? If you don't want the central air and appliances covered by the mortgage can't you just increase the down...
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    10-18-2021, 11:18 AM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    I worked at a fairgrounds in the 1990s that had passenger shuttles powered by CNG (compressed natural gas). The local natural gas utilities did this...
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    10-18-2021, 11:11 AM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    I doubt there will be any issues getting fuel for any ICE vehicle in a decade from now unless government bans the sale of petroleum fuels. Congress...
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    10-15-2021, 10:59 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread House Windows in Off Topic Forum
    Sure, you can't put a window air conditioner in a casement window, but most houses old enough to need window air conditioners also tend not to have...
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    10-15-2021, 8:37 AM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread House Windows in Off Topic Forum
    What Paul said. Sliding windows are mostly used because they are cheap. To me, casements are all around a better window than sliding windows. My...
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    10-14-2021, 11:42 AM
    A decent sized office building was built in Minneapolis out of wood about five or six years ago. Nowhere near 20 stories though. It seems like this...
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    10-12-2021, 10:45 PM
    This is only in certain area codes. The reason for this is because next summer we will be able to dial 988 to connect to the national suicide...
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    10-12-2021, 1:21 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    I didn't think any electric car manufacturer was actually doing battery swaps at this time. My understanding is the Tesla Model S has battery swap...
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    10-11-2021, 7:23 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    There are a great many people who are dead set against GPS tracking of vehicles for road taxes. Law enforcement will certainly be asking judges to...
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    10-11-2021, 7:14 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    I'm not against paying my fair share for road taxes. However, $250 a year is at least $100 per year more than I pay for 12,000 miles in a 23 MPG...
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    10-11-2021, 4:43 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    I have considered buying a used Nissan Leaf or Ford Focus electric from time to time. One reason I haven't done it is because annual registration...
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    10-11-2021, 4:33 PM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Electric Cars in Off Topic Forum
    Unfortunately, for those who commute to work during the day there usually isn't a place to charge the car to use some of that solar generated...
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    10-11-2021, 9:42 AM
    Brian Elfert replied to a thread Windows 11 in Off Topic Forum
    I personally would not buy a used SSD when new ones are so cheap. It is very rare that anyone needs a 4TB SSD. I am still using a 250GB SSD, but I...
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    10-10-2021, 5:00 PM
    An electric bike for outdoor use can still provide good exercise while allowing you to ride more miles. I am pondering getting an electric trike...
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