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Do you like Google?

December 14, 2015 Leave a comment

With Google watching our every move, no one any longer has the privacy that they expect, at the times they should.

Forget the time old worry that people used to have, about the government implanting microchips in everyone so we all are numbered and tracked.

The government has outsmarted us. We all have a number, voluntarily and we are all tracked by satellite wherever we go,  all thanks to our New government agency, Google!

Smart phones are that chip that we all carry with us voluntarily. Hell, we not only gladly pay for them, but we even pay monthly fees for their daily use and the upkeep of the systems they use.

If that isn’t one of the best take offs of the old proverbial Trojan Horse, than I don’t know what is.

We also buy and get apps for them and blindly click accept to their user terms, without reading the rights they want us to give them.

Those rights you give to Google or the apps owner, include most anything you could imagine that would not only tell someone all about your life and what you are doing,  but also let them know everywhere you go and anywhere you have been!

So stop worrying about implanted chips, because you already have a pocket or a purse full of them, along with a phone number to go with them, and Google and our government gladly thank you for your gullibility! Suckers!





Buy American, It will Last Longer.

December 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Why do we as hard-working Americans, who earn every gosh darn dollar we work for, put up with all the junk toys and crap products that are made in China or Japan that flood into our stores on a regular basis.

You have surely bought one of these toys for a child, only to have it be hard to assemble or put together and be of such poor quality, materials and craftsmanship, that it was headed for the trash can before its first hour of play was completed.

These toys are crap people, literally crap and nothing more. I have made the mistake of purchasing some of these toys for someone, the past two years and have regretted it fully.

The toys were boxed junk and were not of any quality that enabled a child to play with them the way it was advertised on the box. I bought them because they were cheaper or was the only version of the toy I could find.

They all ended up in the trash within a day and the kids were left with nothing I got them.

I don’t know about everyone, but most people work hard for their money and can’t afford to be wasting money on presents that are not going to last the children for a while. Doing this is absurd. The sad part is that the toys we want to buy are made overseas and that’s what we end up getting and giving, junk.

Does anyone know if there is a site on the internet that is dedicated to toys and their quality. One that rates toys on how well they are constructed. If there isn’t one, there sure needs to be one. I would like to see a site where they would categorize toys by manufacturer and give real reviews from people who have tried them out.

If the importers in America are going to keep pushing this crap down the retailers throats because they are cheep and more profitable to sell and Americans can’t stand together and boycott all the crap they are pushing off on us as quality play toys for our children, then its high time in America for some laws on manufacturing that will eliminate this from continuing to happen.

Or we as Americans can just keep buying this crap and giving it to our kids to play with, because as the richest nation on the face of this earth, we have the expendable income to let this keep happening, all the while showing our intelligence to the world on this issue at the same time.

I think they must use Craftsman tools in Japan or China to do their repairs with, because if they used their own tools they manufacture, we wouldn’t have this crap coming over anymore because both countries would be permanently broke down .

We manufacture oversees to make a bigger profit because the labor rat is so low and because of this we live with crap in our American stores we don’t even like to buy for ourselves.

This doesn’t make much sense people!!!! It’s got to change, for the good of the American people, and Children!

Buy American, It will Last Longer and Save you Money in the long run.


Yahoo Answers but don’t always believe it.

December 20, 2009 Leave a comment

I saw a recent article on the Yahoo home page about what to do if your cell phone gets wet. Upon reviewing all the answers, even their best choice was not correct.

It appears they are in the Q/A business to gain advertising space and not checking their answers with any professional staff at all who are qualified to give the correct answer.

That is one thing you must be able to discern while surfing the net, is the information you are viewing actually correct or not.

The best way to make sure the information you seek is actually the correct information, is to find it on a reputable site that deals with that kind of information alone.

For example, if you were seeking information on how to tell if you have Tonsillitis, don’t just take the first answer you find anywhere as being correct. You may be on a page that was written by a kid who had it and what they say may be wrong.

Simply think of the category your question is about and then search for sites that deal with that category alone. For Tonsillitis you would search for “medical references or directories” giving you WEB MD, it is there that you will find the correct answer to your question.

To find out how to replace a starter you would search “auto repair manuals online” and go from there. The trick is to first figure out what category your question belongs in and search that category and go from there. By doing so you will not run across as many wrong answers as you would by just searching “Tonsillitis” or “Starters”.

As for the wet cell phone, Putting it in a bowl of uncooked rice won’t hurt anything and it also won’t speed up the evaporation rate of the water in the phone. The rice does collect moisture that comes from the air but it does nothing more to help you.

First let’s look at how the professionals who fix these items do it on a daily basis. Electronic repair technicians first discharge any stored energy in the form of capacitors or batteries. All caps are discharged and all batteries are removed as soon as it comes in. They do this to prevent voltage from shorting to other components in the device and doing more damage.

So first, as soon as you get it out of the water, remove and dry off the battery and sim card the best you can with a soft cloth or towel.

Next the technicians actually wash their repairs in a soap mixture that cuts grease also. Then they rinse them with water.

Now they dry off all of the water they can by blowing low pressure compressed air all over it until it appears there is no more water left. So now take your phone and try to shake and blow out as much loose water as you can from any crack or opening on the device, until you cant shake or blow out any more. A can of Keyboard duster works well for the air to blow it out with.

Now the technicians place the device in a convection oven set to 100 degrees for 24 hours or longer to get rid of any remaining moisture without warping or melting any of the plastic.

You have to find warm dry heat to place your phone in, that isn’t hotter than the heat coming out of your furnace vent in the wintertime. Place it in front of the vent and keep rotating it a little at a time, and leave it there for days. The key to the device working again is to dry it out completely so it won’t short out inside and removing the battery quick enough before the electronics did short inside of it.

You should dry the sim card and battery in the same manner.

Once all is dry and patience is the key while waiting the couple of days for it to dry out, Insert the sim card and reattach the battery to the phone. If it didn’t short out before pulling the battery and it is completely dry inside, than you should be able to turn it on and start using it once again.

If it doesn’t work you could try drying it longer, but it probably is shorted inside so it’s time to have it replaced. I hope you got the accidental damage warranty when you got it.

Since electronics techs wash repairs of all kinds, all the time, this will work with most all of your electronic gear that may ever get wet. Water doesn’t hurt 99% of electronic parts now days. It’s the electrical shorting that happens when they first get wet or if you try to use them before they dry completely inside!

So remember this, the next time you leave your boom box or Ipod out in the rain, don’t throw it away, try to dry it out first, and if you dry it out completely it may be good as new.

HOT TIP; Water and electricity don’t mix so, if anything gets wet while it is plugged into the wall, make sure you turn off the breaker that puts power to the outlet it is plugged into, before you try to unplug it, or you could be severely hurt or killed if you don’t!!! If you are younger and don’t know what to do, don’t touch it and tell an adult immediately.


Magic Jack Saves You Money.

August 31, 2009 4 comments

unknown said…
I am getting ready to try the “Magic Jack” and drop my regular phone service which is through the cable company. The Magic Jack plugs into your PC and your phone plugs into the Magic Jack.

The first time you hook it up, you will be provided with a phone number that is permanently attached to the Magic Jack which you can take everywhere with you and use on any laptop or PC with Internet service.

Yearly cost for phone service with Magic Jack is less than $20. The only draw-back is that if your computer is down, so is your phone. BUT, remember that you can take the Magic Jack and your phone with you to a working PC at a friends house or even the local library. The phone call will not cost your friend even a penny.

The Magic Jack does have a few international calling limitations though; so if you frequently need to place international calls you’ll have to double check Magic Jacks calling limitations before getting rid of your home phone.

I am sure that there may be other things that might be objectionable, like having to leave your computer on 24/7 to get phone calls. Overall though it doesn’t sound like to bad a deal, even if you keep your phone service you have now. Click the link for more info on the

How do you like the Over the Air Digital TV?

You know, the kind that you get with an antenna and I’m not talking satellite either. I mean rabbit ears or the old rooftop or tower antenna.

Have you had any problems or complaints about it? Trouble hooking things up? Well overall it really isn’t to bad. The pictures are better, and many stations now have more channels which offer more programing options than before.

The main problem that I’m hearing is that some people have channels that they can’t get anymore. There could be several reasons for the trouble. Here they are.

1.   Your station simply decided not to go digital. Find their number and give them a call, or ask a neighbor who uses an antenna also, they might know.

2.   Your antenna might not be pointed in the correct direction. Try moving it a little at a time and rescan your box every time you do. You may get lucky and find it again.

3.   You may need a bigger or higher antenna for that station now. You could live on the edge of their broadcast area and have a weak signal. A bigger or higher antenna may help. Check The Shack or a TV store for more antenna help.

4.   Try a little trick. Simply move the antenna to different locations in the room if possible. You could be in a dead spot and when you move it you could get it to come in. Remember to rescan you box every time you move the antenna or TV.

5.   Try this, set your antenna on top of something that won’t burn to simply raise it up. Get it up as close to the ceiling as possible. Then try moving the direction. Remember to rescan each time. My neighbors son couldn’t get the new cartoon channel on his TV, it was only coming in in their living room. So I told him to put a milk crate on top of his TV and set the antenna up on that. After he did and rescanned he now gets more channels on his set than they do in their living room.

Two tips.  1.   If you get a pass through converter box, you could possibly receive more channels, depending on where you live. Canada and other countries still broadcast analog signals and you may pick up a channel or two.   2.   You can get antenna amplifiers that you can connect to your antenna, from Radio shack and TV stores. They may help pull in that elusive station.

Visit Antenna and follow their instructions. Just by entering your zip code and centering your location on their map, it will suggest the proper antenna and the stations you can expect to receive for your location! Try it, it works pretty well. Remember that some of the stations shown will have others that you may receive also!

I hope this helped to make your viewing better, so for now, pass me the popcorn because channel 4.2 is a new 24-7 retro movie channel in my area and “White Lightning” is coming on again.


If you need help with anything digital just click on Q/A’s up top and ask.

Remember, If you are buying a new TV, Recycle the old one to help save the planet from more pollution.

Or you can collect them like this guy in Germany did.

How do you set those in the mirror car compasses?

March 29, 2009 1 comment

I read the car manual and looked online but I can’t find the instructions to calibrate the darn thing. It has two buttons just below the compass and when I hold one it flashes cal. Then some numbers come up from 1-15. Beyond that I am lost but I do know one thing, I drove around in circles so long in the shopping center parking lot, trying to get each direction to read correctly, that I almost got that, one to many carnival rides feeling! ( and yes I actually knew which way I was facing, but the compass didn’t ). Help

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