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  1. Yes. It's not realistic to expect a web site to...

    Yes. It's not realistic to expect a web site to do anything specific to you, like check the status of something, without cookies. They aren't evil. You can set your browser to delete them when you're...
  2. I'd use LED strips as mentioned but mount them on...

    I'd use LED strips as mentioned but mount them on metal or plastic strips, not directly on the door. I use the cheap white foam-core plastic molding strips from Lowe's. Then screw the strips to the...
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    I've made some very limited and crude turnings...

    I've made some very limited and crude turnings with a drill press by using 2 coarse rasps. I held them with one on each side of the wood so the pressure balanced and the wood was held in alignment....
  4. I bought a "reconditioned" two-part brush-cutter...

    I bought a "reconditioned" two-part brush-cutter plus power head from Home Depot on-line. It's like a battery-operated string trimmer where you can separate the shaft in the middle to attach the...
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    I also have about 2 acres although too much of it...

    I also have about 2 acres although too much of it is partially-tamed woods. I can't tell you about mower brands (we use a gas-powered lawn tractor) but my suggestion would be that you consider the...
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    Many years ago I spent a year in the shadow of a...

    Many years ago I spent a year in the shadow of a large military radar installation. Hi-fi equipment (remember that? This was when it had tubes and wiring.) would buzz badly. We made wooden cages with...
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    I've played some of those games in the past but...

    I've played some of those games in the past but my time is worth more than that and there's a real risk of being recorded saying something that can be edited to make it sound like you agreed to...
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    I agree that you should consider a gun safe...

    I agree that you should consider a gun safe unless you're really confident in your security measures. Safes also add some fire-proofing and storage for valuables besides guns. However, you'll be very...
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    It was several years ago and on the other side of...

    It was several years ago and on the other side of the country but at 2 different times in 2 different cities I had cars abandoned on property I owned. Both times I called a junkyard and said the...
  10. Everyone here has more tabletop construction...

    Everyone here has more tabletop construction experience than I do so a few thoughts on ergonomics and esthetics. Typical breadboard ends bother me because of the minor break in the smooth line of the...
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    Unless the caller (computer) is already talking...

    Unless the caller (computer) is already talking when I pick up the phone I always say ""Hello".

    If I don't hear a human response in about one second I hang up. If I hear "This is .... from the...
  12. Lightning in real time: ...

    Lightning in real time: https://map.blitzortung.org/#1.26/-3.1/-110.8

    Turning on the display of the number of strikes in each area right now shows over 7,000 recent strikes in the Gulf and the...
  13. Or about 1125 fps, depending on tenperature,...

    Or about 1125 fps, depending on tenperature, altittude, your references and perhaps attitude. If you really want to see that subject discussed to death find a rimfire-oriented gun forum and a debate...
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    We have fertilized eggs "From gloriously healthy...

    We have fertilized eggs "From gloriously healthy free-range, socially and environmentally responsible chickens. A renewable resource." $4 take it or leave it.

    I wouldn't pay that much myself when...
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    There are 2 of us and 12 hens so we have 3-4...

    There are 2 of us and 12 hens so we have 3-4 dozen eggs a week more than we can use. We had been giving them away to friends and neighbors but recently we started asking for a donation of $4/dozen...
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    Showing my ignorance here, but I also wonder why....

    Showing my ignorance here, but I also wonder why. If it's because of Covid, I wouldn't worry about it after it's been sitting around for a few days - and I'm someone who worries about Covid. If he...
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    I agree, although I wouldn't rule out another...

    I agree, although I wouldn't rule out another desktop unless you need the mobility. In our house one of us has a degree in Computer Science and the other is a former IBM Systems Engineer. She uses a...
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    YOU might be someone who can disassemble...

    YOU might be someone who can disassemble everything he's hung on his workshop walls to paint them down the road. I'm sure as heck not and I bet I'm not the only one. I'd paint them now while you can.
  19. He should know how to use a simple multimeter to...

    He should know how to use a simple multimeter to measure voltage and current **. Make sure he has one. He should know the difference between AC and DC. He should understand what it takes to make a...
  20. Ozone, at best, will help the air smell better....

    Ozone, at best, will help the air smell better. In the OP's situation, he's going to have to remove or encapsulate (paint) the residue as much as possible first and that's not going to be completely...
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    The nicest thing about fireflies is they're...

    The nicest thing about fireflies is they're silent, they don't sting, don't eat your house or plants, and don't die in large numbers all over the front of your car. I'd give up fireflies if the...
  22. I managed the web site for a small non-profit for...

    I managed the web site for a small non-profit for several years with GoDaddy as ISP. I can't remember GoDaddy's names for the type of system they had but initially they paid a little more and had, in...
  23. Get rid of anything fabric if you can. Baking...

    Get rid of anything fabric if you can. Baking soda is the traditional DIY deoderizer. I would rinse any surfaces you can with a strong solution of it. Leaving some behind in absorbent materials like...
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    In principle you got it right but there's no...

    In principle you got it right but there's no point having the raised edge only on the long-grain side. I knew less about things like differential expansion when I was involved with boats and wasn't...
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    My experience with boats includes a lot of time...

    My experience with boats includes a lot of time on salt-water sailboats. Not much of that involved boat construction except for repairs and it ended a while back. Today I wouldn't know where to go...
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