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    Ole, note that the device you linked to...

    Ole, note that the device you linked to advertises "coverage up to 600 square feet". You know what "up to" means and 600 square feet is a radius of only about 14 feet.

    [Edit: corrected my math.]
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    I don't know anything about them that I didn't...

    I don't know anything about them that I didn't learn in the last 5 minutes through Google, but I don't see how they can affect throttling. They will extend the area where your wifi is effective. If...
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    The spare on my '05 Prius fit that description. I...

    The spare on my '05 Prius fit that description. I went years without checking it, but finally did before a 600-mile trip. 2 days later, late at night and far from home, I hit a concrete median at 40...
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    I hear mothballs work to discourage critters.

    I hear mothballs work to discourage critters.
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    Any air that escapes through the skylights will...

    Any air that escapes through the skylights will be replaced with air from outside the house so probably not. If the outside air is better than what's inside the house then yes but that's probably not...
  6. Not an answer to your question but something to...

    Not an answer to your question but something to think about re Roundup and anything else you put on your lawn or landscaping: Once it's inside your house, it doesn't break down. You need to be...
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    What Verizon is dropping is LTE. They will...

    What Verizon is dropping is LTE. They will support VOLTE (Voice Over LTE) only starting January 1. Newer phones will have no problem but if your phone is as old as mine, it will no longer work. Time...
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    We have a Roku 3 now several years old and we had...

    We have a Roku 3 now several years old and we had an older one before that. There's a lot of useless junk available on the Roku but also a lot of good stuff. You can get an HDMI cable switch for...
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    I don't think you're going to do much to the...

    I don't think you're going to do much to the foliage to deter ticks. You're going to have wear your tick defenses. If you've seen the suggestion about the gravel space then you've probably seen all...
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    When I rented a car in London for the first time...

    When I rented a car in London for the first time several years ago, it was mind-blowing driving away from the Hertz office, which was on a downtown traffic circle. It got better after that and the...
  11. No argument with the epoxy. "Glue" was sort of...

    No argument with the epoxy. "Glue" was sort of generic.
  12. I have a similar project which is still in the...

    I have a similar project which is still in the worry-about stage, but this is the only solution I've come up with. Plywood has the advantage that it offers a large area to glue and will not move with...
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    IMO anything rated for "5 volts DC" will work...

    IMO anything rated for "5 volts DC" will work with any DC power source claiming to be 5 volts assuming the source can put out enough amps. That is, you can plug a 500 MA device into a 1 amp power...
  14. I have an old Pfaff 130 I bought years ago to sew...

    I have an old Pfaff 130 I bought years ago to sew sails and leather. It's bulletproof, cast iron and weighs 30-40 pounds. I knew someone in a sail loft who had mounted one in an industrial sewing...
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    I'm looking forward to the day when I can send a...

    I'm looking forward to the day when I can send a self-driving car to pick up the groceries. Presumably from a self-driving grocery cart.
  16. On the other hand, with a HWH (electric) well...

    On the other hand, with a HWH (electric) well past its warranty date and having had one leak before, I don't like the thought of the tank leaking unchecked for a week or more.
  17. The metal roof on our house is about 30 years old...

    The metal roof on our house is about 30 years old and held down with those hex-head screws with flanges and rubber washers with no sign of deterioration. They sometimes back out, especially on the...
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    I recommended the Ecobee and feel some...

    I recommended the Ecobee and feel some responsibility here. You're right that the Ecobee 3 Lite needs a remote sensor for home/away to work. I wasn't aware of that distinction because I had bought...
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    Lee - When you're done, I'd be interested to know...

    Lee - When you're done, I'd be interested to know what you used for scanning the slides and how it worked for you.
  20. If you want opinions on eye surgery, spend some...

    If you want opinions on eye surgery, spend some time at your local gun club. Eyesight is pretty fundamental to marksmanship. 75% of the members will be over 65 and either contemplating eye surgery or...
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    Are you saying we're covering the money drug...

    Are you saying we're covering the money drug companies lose selling in other countries? Not likely. Those companies are not in business to cover their costs. Their goal is to make money for their...
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    How much choice do you have? Look at all the...

    How much choice do you have? Look at all the ....sartan heart medicine recalls recently and try to find an alternative that sounds much better. Just out of curiosity I looked into the company that...
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    I had a 10" Craftsman and replaced it with 12"...

    I had a 10" Craftsman and replaced it with 12" when that was stolen. Loved them both but sold it when we moved. The RAS will do everything the miter saw will do and do it better, except for easily...
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    I'm concerned when the circumstances sound like...

    I'm concerned when the circumstances sound like needing a bigger truck because you can't pull your trailer now that the tires are flat.

    If Windows had stopped at XP I'd still be using it but they...
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    You have about a year before Windows 7 fades into...

    You have about a year before Windows 7 fades into history: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/end-of-windows-7-support and that laptop isn't getting any younger, either.

    Unless...
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