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To: kphone who wrote (97879)9/6/2017 6:54:44 PM
From: goldworldnet
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OT: When my son was 3 or 4 he tried to stick a fork in an electrical wall outlet. I wasn't there, but his mother spanked him, which was the right thing to do in my opinion.

No comments please, but recs are acceptable for those that believe she did the right thing.

Josh

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To: untilzen who wrote (97877)9/6/2017 7:27:17 PM
From: SI Ron (Crazy Soup Man)
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An auto mechanic told me a story many years ago what they would do to apprentices. They would charge up a capacitor and put it on a bench and ask one of the flunkies to get it for them. They got shocked every time. Now that is quite dangerous, but that's the story.

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (97881)9/6/2017 7:32:06 PM
From: SI Ron (Crazy Soup Man)
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I got shocked when I was around 5-6 years old. I was playing with my mothers cloth tape measure with metal ends making a bridge for the army men to cross by plugging it into the wall sockets in the kitchen. I got a good jolt, that's why I remembered it so well.

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (97881)9/6/2017 9:10:07 PM
From: SmoothSail
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My son stuck a knife in a socket to "start his spaceship."

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To: SmoothSail who wrote (97884)9/6/2017 9:30:34 PM
From: goldworldnet
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How to baby proof everything electrical
February 16, 2017 by Jess

parent.guide

Today there are additional safety measures available. :)

Josh

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To: untilzen who wrote (97877)9/6/2017 11:58:04 PM
From: RMP
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When I was a kid I knew connecting two twisted wires to a battery you can make the wires hot. Taking that to the next level I took a nail or just wrapped wires and stuck them in an electric outlet. Needless to say I blew the fuse and learned a good lesson.

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To: Gottfried who wrote (97856)9/7/2017 11:51:20 AM
From: goldworldnet
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The Google Drive app for PC and Mac is being shut down in March
Google will end support on December 11th
by Chris Welch -- September 7, 2017

theverge.com

The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post. Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. Users who are still running the Drive app will start seeing notifications in October that it’s “going away,” and the company will steer customers towards one of two replacements depending on whether they’re a consumer or business user.

Google now has two fairly new software tools for backing up your data and/or accessing files in the cloud. There’s Backup and Sync, the all-encompassing consumer app that replaces the standalone Google Drive and Google Photos Uploader apps. And on the enterprise side, Google has rolled out Drive File Streamer, which saves space on your local drive while providing access to “all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer.” It’s a much more elegant and integrated approach. “Say goodbye to time-consuming file syncing and any concerns about disk space,” Google says of the benefits that Drive File Streamer introduces.

There are some differences between the apps; both can do one or two things that the other can’t, so check out Google’s help pages to see which is the better fit. For most people the Backup and Sync option is probably it, though power users have complained about its lack of support for NAS drives.

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (97887)9/7/2017 1:36:44 PM
From: SmoothSail
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My grandson is in the latter part of his junior year and needs a new computer and asked me what I thought he should get. I asked him what he needs it for and this was his reply.

• I am a Geomorphology major, with a minor in Geophysics.
• I will be building maps, and using mapping software like GIS(geological informations systems) and ARC GIS.
• I will be running crystallography and Mineralogy programs.
• I will need to run 3D Chemistry modeling, math and graphing models, and physics model programming as well.

I thought the Dell Inspiron with 8GB of memory, 1TB of storage space, and the Intel Core i7 processor would be a good fit, but I don't know anything about his area of study. Would appreciate any input from folks here.

I had a problem with Dell a few years back when I got a lemon. It took hours on the phone with the techs from India before they agreed to take the laptop back and replace it. The replacement is still working just fine. I don't want to go through that again. Any suggestions as to how he should buy it? Online? Best Buy or Costco?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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To: SmoothSail who wrote (97888)9/7/2017 2:15:45 PM
From: goldworldnet
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I would be tempted to give your grandson the money according to your own budget to buy the computer he selects. He would probably be happier making his own selection and you're off the hook if he isn't completely happy with the final choice. <g>

Btw, Black Friday for 2017 is November 24th.

Also, here's a link comparing Dell and HP.
Dell Vs HP – Price, Performance & Support Comparison

July 22, 2017

rootreport.com
Best of Luck for your grandson! :)

Josh

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To: SmoothSail who wrote (97888)9/7/2017 2:15:58 PM
From: John Koligman
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Well you did not mention desktop or laptop or budget, if you are thinking laptop you probably want something fairly powerful with a discrete graphics chip. I'm partial to Thinkpads, and Lenovo has a line of workstation class laptops with Nvidia discrete graphics at several 'power' levels. You can check them out here: (P series laptops). These particular laptops have core i7 or Xeon chips, and there is a 'thin and light' model.

www3.lenovo.com

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