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Bad Skinny

My world of “science” knowledge sources seems to be filled with a minimum eighty percent bad information. In the Navy we called it “bad skinny” I had a hard time finding this term on the internet until I defined it as “the skinny”. Many examples can be found when you ask properly.

That is a part of the problem. Knowing how to ask a proper question to get the proper information. 

Also common. Asking questions that only fit the answers expected. Shaping facts to fit preconcieved notions. All bad science. 

But this is far from the real problem.

The world hears more expressed opinions rather than […] Continue reading » Bad Skinny

Excessive/Aggressive Marketing Semantics

The Hermitage – No advertising!

When is marketing/advertising excessive?  Every day is the correct answer.

Every external world contact activity is crammed with marketing propaganda to make people dissatisfied with their present condition. It’s gone far beyond creating simple product/services awareness.

How we look, how we smell, what we own, how we are educated, everything we are “missing” in life! It is never ending pressure to trade our financial resources (spendable present and future incomes) for what we must have NOW!

In a previous life (before retirement) I was a DMA (Dealer Marketing Advisor) My job was to help our corporate dealer (agents) market and sell our […] Continue reading » Excessive/Aggressive Marketing Semantics

Safety First Window De-Ice

I used my small 1500 watt electric room heater (using low 750 watt setting) to thaw out our two iced-over autos. Dry windows in about 1/2 hour.

One must of course have a long extension cord (I use for yard work) and access to 120 volt power.

Safety Concerns

The heater must be one with a finned ceramic block heat core and fan with NO RADIANT open filament emission meaning no light emission. Just warm blowing air.

My cars are SUV type with hatchback and fold down rear seats. I fold down the seats a put heater in the way-back. NO HOT AIR blowing against anything within 3 foot.

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Big BOOM – II

This week started with a literal BANG!

Lightning again struck my house here in Frisco, Texas. This is the second time. First time was Monday June 29, 2009. A little over 11 years ago. Search “lightning” (upper right corner) on this blog for more information. (Yes, this blog is much older than ten years.)

This one was on Sunday morning August 30, 2020. About O500.  One hell of a wakeup for a Sunday morning. (Words carefully chosen…)

The bolt struck my nearly 20 year in-place vertical amateur radio antenna. Just outside the bedroom window. The vertical antenna is mounted above the lowest corner of the roofline on […] Continue reading » Big BOOM – II

Giant Suck

Raw Sewage

I have abandoned Facebook for (I think) the third time.

FB has some good points and I enjoy keeping in touch with “real” friends and family. I do not judge my self-worth by how many long-lost and stray-cat “friends” want to join me.  My real friends know how to otherwise keep contact with me if they desire.

The political climate and vicious personal  attacks have driven me away again. The fraudulent advertising is also no attraction. There is more raw sewage in Facebook than I can withstand. I don’t desire the exposure when it is so easy (and hard) to just turn it off. 

It […] Continue reading » Giant Suck