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  1. Steve North

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    Little tidbits, eh? Gotta think about this awhile. Let's see.....

    A magazine article appearing in Hot Rod Magazine described the writer asking Rolls Royce Engineers in England, which manufacturer of vehicles used the highest quality iron in their engines. He expected Rolls Royce, of course! One guy piped up immediately with, "We have determined that Ford Motor Company utilizes the best iron in the industry today!"

    Wonder if the guy suffered any consequences.......

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    Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 7:02 PM - Warm temperatures in Wisconsin's upper atmosphere recently created a stagnant air mass that trapped hot air and toxic manure fumes over a farm, leaving a 29-year-old farmer and 13 of his cows dead.

    The incident occurred at Biadasz Farm near Amherst.

    Michael Biadasz was found dead Monday by workers who had arrived to remove manure from a tank on the property.

    Coroner Scott Rifleman told the Associated Press he was "overcome" by methane or sulfur oxide present in the manure
     
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    Oooer - poor man
     
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    To keep a pc in good running condition, get your anti-virus updates daily and once a week run your anti-virus scan, disk cleanup and defrag. Also, watch very carefully what you download from the Internet. The Norton Anti-Virus we have lets us know immediately if it is safe or unsafe to download something. If it say "unsafe" I immediately stop the entire thing of downloading.

    Another thing: to keep a pc tower, monitor/screen and keyboard clean from dust, buy a plastic cover for each. Up until now, we didn't do this, but now we do.
     
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    I have Kaspersky. It is very good about warning me anput possible viruses before downloading from the internet. If it gives me a warning, I don't download either.
     
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    I also have Kapersky and so far, so good..
     
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    Sounds Polish, but it's Russian, and evidently those "Soviet-Bloc" areas not enjoy anonymity with regard to their individuals' freedoms. Or, do they?........
     
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    I have a Mac. I don't need no stinking antivirus.
     
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    MacIntosh is impervious to viruses? Not facetious, OK, just have no idea what differences lie between the two (Windows).
     
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    Not impervious, but very few viruses are written for Macs, and a Mac won't install anything without your permission, including a password, so about the only way you can get one is if you are deceived into giving them permission. Sometimes on a web site, a box will pop up telling me that my Flash is out of date or Java is out of date, and prompting me to download an update. These may be attempts to fool me into installing a virus. So instead, I'll go directly to Macromedia or Oracle, and download it from there. When I do that, sometimes I find that my Flash or my Java are not out of date, hence the web site that prompted me to download it probably was a trick to get me to install a virus or some other nasty.

    They do make antivirus software for Mac, but the Apple technicians say they usually cause more problems than they solve, and that it's best to simply not install something unless you know what it is than to depend on an antivirus software to keep you safe.
     
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    @Ken Anderson I need to learn more about the Mac's system, how it operates, what differences there are, how much new "familiarity" must be gained to use it. Took me a number of years to get where I am with Winderz, and I'm still lost half the time!

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    This just in - a new app for the smart phone that is a pretender to the throne of Skype. Download and install Google Duo to experience the video call which uses only the phone number. I have already downloaded it but still have to test.
     
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    The Health Dept. on Oahu has determined that raw scallops are the culprits to Hep A that hit mainly Oahu and Kauai these past few months that sickened over 100 people.



    At our home we love and wait for sales of poke a fresh and raw ahi dish. We like either Marukai or Don Quiote supermarkets for sales on ahi poke or you can make your own:

     
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    The orange of a monarch butterfly’s wings is a warning color, identifying itself to predators that the butterfly will taste bad or may be toxic.
     
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    In 1885, a patent was awarded to LaMarcus Adna Thompson regarding roller coasters which were made out of wood, however, there were “Russian Mountains” roller coasters considerably earlier.
     
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    In New Zealand, it is illegal to name your twin babies "Fish and Chips".
     
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    An octopus can detach an arm on purpose and then regrow it.
     
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    The "Law of Diminishing Returns" puts you in the poor-house.
     
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    When it comes to eating dropped food, the snail follows the "5 Day Rule"!
     
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    Researchers say by the year 2085, most cities will be unfit to host the Summer Olympics due to rising temperatures fueled by the changing climate
     
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    The top of the Empire State Building was originally built as a place to anchor blimps, Fake pictures surfaced, but it didn't happen until September 1931, when a privately-owned dirigible docked for a mere three minutes, in a 40-mile-per-hour wind. “Traffic was tied up in the streets below for more than a half hour as the pilot, Lieutenant William McCraken jockeyed for position in the half gale about the tower 1,200 feet above the ground,” the Times reported in 1931. It was the one and only time! What about the "Mooring Mast"? FAKE!
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    Fake Picture 1930
     
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    Is that Billboard in the picture advertising the Bossert Hotel in Brooklyn?
     
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    Yes, the 1930 version of the Hotel Bossert!

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    Here's a 1930s view from the Marine Roof Restaurant at the top of the Bossert, looking NW toward Manhattan. The tall apt building is at the corner of Pierrepont and Columbia Heights, before the tall apt buildings on Montague and Pierrepont were built:
     
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