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You can buy an inverter that plugs into a car... 337 Views / 7 Replies  
You can buy an inverter that plugs into a car cigarette lighter that supplies 115 vac at some frequency to run a small appliance. Provide the 12 vdc yourself. I do not know how good the frequency...
Posted by SVass, on Apr 29, 2014 at 12:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a retina iPad purchased last spring. Sam... 3,994 Views / 109 Replies  
I have a retina iPad purchased last spring.
Sam
I watched NCAA basketball tournament on cbs last march and espn football now in hd along with netflix and hob, etched.
Posted by SVass, on Nov 11, 2013 at 07:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My Retina iPad works well for watching movies and... 3,994 Views / 109 Replies  
My Retina iPad works well for watching movies and streaming tv from Comast via my AirPort Extreme router. I could use the 32 or 64 gig hard drive to save movies for off line viewing.
Sam from my...
Posted by SVass, on Nov 11, 2013 at 03:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use my retina iPad to watch tv including daily... 3,994 Views / 109 Replies  
I use my retina iPad to watch tv including daily show, Colbert, ESPN, hbo, netflix, etc.
I can also read ny times, New Yorker, and track stock market.
Sam
Posted by SVass, on Oct 30, 2013 at 02:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My words were quite specific as to military. ... 1,145 Views / 64 Replies  
My words were quite specific as to military.
The contributions fom future earnings of the immigrant children are not included. Again I point out that projections for future annual deficits and long...
Posted by SVass, on Jul 28, 2013 at 05:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, let us talk about absurdity! I suggested... 1,145 Views / 64 Replies  
Yes, let us talk about absurdity! I suggested that separating the design engineers for the commercial and military aircraft geographically by Boeing was a mistake. I note that the light-weight...
Posted by SVass, on Jul 26, 2013 at 10:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You missed the point. Boeing is laying off their... 1,145 Views / 64 Replies  
You missed the point. Boeing is laying off their world class, experienced design engineers in Seattle and hiring newbies in South Carolina to support production and garner a short term profit which...
Posted by SVass, on Jul 24, 2013 at 11:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unfortunately, some use an old political... 1,145 Views / 64 Replies  
Unfortunately, some use an old political "projected" unfunded federal liability and an old federal "current deficit" and Detroit naysayers use the claim by the biased bankruptcy manager for the...
Posted by SVass, on Jul 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A DEFICIT has nothing to do with a long term... 1,145 Views / 64 Replies  
A DEFICIT has nothing to do with a long term debt. As I said, arithmetic appears to be a stumbling block for those who blame unions. Mismanagement for the sake of short term gains creates deficits....
Posted by SVass, on Jul 23, 2013 at 01:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So the current year national deficit is due to... 1,145 Views / 64 Replies  
So the current year national deficit is due to social security future growth. I suggest repeating third grade arithmetic for all deniers of evolution as well as those who accept straw man diversions...
Posted by SVass, on Jul 22, 2013 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Read Paul Krugman's column and be cured of your... 1,145 Views / 64 Replies  
Read Paul Krugman's column and be cured of your obsession with union excess being to blame. I note that the Boeing CEO recently said that he was laying off the engineers in Seattle who design their...
Posted by SVass, on Jul 22, 2013 at 03:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Let me change the subject to watching tv and... 4,379 Views / 11 Replies  
Let me change the subject to watching tv and movies at home and abroad. I have both a retina MacBook pro and a retina iPad both with John Stewart, WatchESPN, HBO Go, et cetera installed. I have...
Posted by SVass, on Apr 16, 2013 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple TV can display new Mac and iPad screens on... 692 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple TV can display new Mac and iPad screens on your tv via wi-fi. It also supports Comcast HBO Go, WatchESPN, and NetFlix apps.
sam
Posted by SVass, on Mar 30, 2013 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought a 4 port D-Link, powered, USB2 hub... 465 Views / 6 Replies  
I bought a 4 port D-Link, powered, USB2 hub several years ago for about $20 at my local Office Depot. I strongly recommend a powered one and at least USB 2 for speed. I use external, USB powered...
Posted by SVass, on Jan 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You answered 95 of 96 questions correctly for a... 287 Views / 25 Replies  
You answered 95 of 96 questions correctly for a total score of 99%.
I missed the draft age question even though I was drafted in 1961 and served. They must have changed the registration age...
Posted by SVass, on Sep 14, 2012 at 09:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have lived in the area since 1976. It is a 50... 16,637 Views / 18 Replies  
I have lived in the area since 1976. It is a 50 mile long city of narrow width with large urban areas continuing in both directions. Mountains to the east and Puget Sound with peninsula to the...
Posted by SVass, on Sep 13, 2012 at 11:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.macconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Deta... 288 Views / 6 Replies  
http://www.macconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=11832021&cac=Result
is an inexpensive USB powered scanner ($85) that I use from Preview on MacBook Pros. Just load the Canon printer...
Posted by SVass, on Aug 26, 2012 at 01:14 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I suggest remaining compatible with the rest of... 182 Views / 2 Replies  
I suggest remaining compatible with the rest of the world and saving in the Word 97-2000 format. Otherwise, I suggest using NeoOffice which can open/save in many formats.
sam
Posted by SVass, on Aug 4, 2012 at 06:09 AM, in Applications
I would recommend installing both Graphic... 770 Views / 10 Replies  
I would recommend installing both Graphic Converter ($30 shareware) to handle pictures ala Photoshop and
NeoOffice ($10 shareware) that both opens and replaces most functions provided by MicroSoft. ...
Posted by SVass, on May 2, 2012 at 06:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am not trying to explain or debate current tax... 511 Views / 11 Replies  
I am not trying to explain or debate current tax law; however, per the cited publication:
"The following table shows the unified credit (recalculated at current rates) for the calendar years in...
Posted by SVass, on Mar 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I could make this a political response by asking,... 511 Views / 11 Replies  
I could make this a political response by asking, "What does making sense have to do with tax law?"; but, I will refrain by stating that an accountant can do the computation as a parent could gift a...
Posted by SVass, on Mar 17, 2012 at 10:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I suggest that you do two income tax... 511 Views / 11 Replies  
I suggest that you do two income tax calculations. In one, assume a management fee. In the other, have her GIVE you some money. She can give you quite a bit and you pay no taxes on said gift.
sam
Posted by SVass, on Mar 16, 2012 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If one's rollover is more than some minimal... 406 Views / 13 Replies  
If one's rollover is more than some minimal amount (about $3,000) , the annual fee from both Fidelity and Vanguard is zero. The latter has lower fees for their funds and the former charges a minimal...
Posted by SVass, on Mar 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Either Fidelity or Vanguard is acceptable and... 406 Views / 13 Replies  
Either Fidelity or Vanguard is acceptable and relatively safe. Tell your friend to avoid brokers as they tend to push costly, expensive products for which they get a commission. Tell her to call...
Posted by SVass, on Mar 14, 2012 at 01:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have done this for several years. I have a few... 508 Views / 15 Replies  
I have done this for several years. I have a few no load mutual funds that pay out "qualified dividends" as well as earn capital gains. I sell/buy them annually to reset the acquisition cost. So...
Posted by SVass, on Dec 31, 2011 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would suggest that EVERY modern digital tv set... 723 Views / 17 Replies  
I would suggest that EVERY modern digital tv set will have an HDMI connection and their sales far outnumber those of HD size computer monitors. The average person can purchase an HDMI to HDMI cable...
Posted by SVass, on Aug 9, 2011 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What is the ratio of sales of HDMI monitors to... 723 Views / 17 Replies  
What is the ratio of sales of HDMI monitors to those with Display Ports? Would Jobs prefer to sell laptops that can access any HDTV with a streaming movie or tv show (think HULU, Netflix, ESPN3)? ...
Posted by SVass, on Aug 9, 2011 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Feel justified thread 475 Views / 10 Replies  
http://www.aptiquant.com/IQ-Browser-AptiQuant-2011.pdf
Posted by SVass, on Aug 1, 2011 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I want the 1280 by 720 resolution hdmi port to... 2,608 Views / 37 Replies  
I want the 1280 by 720 resolution hdmi port to connect to my and motel 720p hdtv as well as the firewire and usb.
Do the existing modules support it?
sam
Posted by SVass, on Jul 20, 2011 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Allow me to disagree with the previous... 2,162 Views / 8 Replies  
Allow me to disagree with the previous responders. There used to be a utility called "File View" that could open any file and view it in ASCII. One could copy text from its window and paste it...
Posted by SVass, on Apr 20, 2011 at 12:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Roll it over into a Rollover IRA at a brokerage... 832 Views / 5 Replies  
Roll it over into a Rollover IRA at a brokerage or with someone like Vanguard that has low cost funds. You can then convert it to a Roth IRA at any time afterwards if you want. I would suggest a...
Posted by SVass, on Apr 17, 2011 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Office 2008-Excel will not open files saved in... 1,085 Views / 53 Replies  
Office 2008-Excel will not open files saved in XML format from FTDNA project sites nor will it accept data paste ins from their spreadsheet like data files. As this is the major amateur yDNA data...
Posted by SVass, on Dec 13, 2010 at 11:45 AM, in Applications
No, you are wrong! NeoOffice is alive and far... 1,085 Views / 53 Replies  
No, you are wrong! NeoOffice is alive and far better than Open Office!
NeoOffice Downloads (http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/download.php)
Both Open Office and Microsoft Office have some...
Posted by SVass, on Dec 12, 2010 at 11:45 AM, in Applications
Let me agree on NeoOffice and let me add a few... 1,085 Views / 53 Replies  
Let me agree on NeoOffice and let me add a few comments on set up. Show them the Preferences options in the menu. Show them how to use the SaveAs option for saving files. Set the thing up to save...
Posted by SVass, on Dec 11, 2010 at 01:41 PM, in Applications
Gutenprint for Mac OS X... 805 Views / 7 Replies  
Gutenprint for Mac OS X (http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php)
I never got the standard drivers to work with my old Epson. Try Gutenprint
sam
Posted by SVass, on Nov 20, 2010 at 06:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Panasonic TC-L42U22. I have both the 32 inch and... 1,437 Views / 40 Replies  
Panasonic TC-L42U22. I have both the 32 inch and 37 inch versions. (I bought the 32" from MacConnection and the 37" from Sears on sale.) They even have a "faster" version for gamers. It gives a...
Posted by SVass, on Nov 9, 2010 at 10:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Same answer that I gave in another thread. My... 523 Views / 9 Replies  
Same answer that I gave in another thread.
My Epson color pro originally purchased in 1992 quit last week with a smell of ozone. The ink was quite inexpensive. I went to the photo section of my...
Posted by SVass, on Nov 1, 2010 at 02:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I thank all for the responses. Okay, I will... 4,132 Views / 5 Replies  
I thank all for the responses. Okay, I will install it on the laptop (after I do a full backup). I note that the article also says that it runs without authentication for the first 15 days; so, to...
Posted by SVass, on Oct 31, 2010 at 09:48 AM, in Applications
New Mac Office 2011 License question 4,132 Views / 5 Replies  
I just received a complimentary copy of Microsoft Office Mac 2011, Home & Business that has a strange label. It says, "1 User, 1 Mac".
I asked them whether my two log-in laptop could run the...
Posted by SVass, on Oct 30, 2010 at 05:32 PM, in Applications
My Epson color pro originally purchased in 1992... 1,834 Views / 32 Replies  
My Epson color pro originally purchased in 1992 quit last week with a smell of ozone. The ink was quite inexpensive. I went to the photo section of my local Costco and noted that they have a price...
Posted by SVass, on Oct 17, 2010 at 02:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Will VLC work on an external drive?? VideoLAN -... 1,050 Views / 4 Replies  
Will VLC work on an external drive??
VideoLAN - VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/)
sam
Posted by SVass, on Oct 4, 2010 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
I currently have a BenQ 24 inch display. The new... 2,467 Views / 50 Replies  
I currently have a BenQ 24 inch display. The new 27 inch is only $350, has a pair of speakers, and has two HDMI inputs, component, and DVI. It even comes with cables. It would make a great tv set...
Posted by SVass, on Sep 27, 2010 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Benq - Online Store... 2,467 Views / 50 Replies  
Benq - Online Store (http://shop.benq.us/store?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&SiteID=benqna&Locale=en_US&Env=BASE&productID=186961900#)

sam
Posted by SVass, on Sep 26, 2010 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Bank fees can be successfully negotiated to zero... 1,318 Views / 49 Replies  
Bank fees can be successfully negotiated to zero fairly easily. And yes, one can even wire money to someone else's account at a different bank without knowing the account number if one knows other...
Posted by SVass, on Aug 23, 2010 at 11:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have the following within reach: Casio... 986 Views / 17 Replies  
I have the following within reach:
Casio FX-115D Super FX Scientific calculator
Casio CM-100 computer math (does binary, octal, hex, and decimal, AND, NOR, etc)
MacWarehouse Diskette calculator...
Posted by SVass, on Aug 19, 2010 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My Visa card was issued by my credit union and... 1,827 Views / 53 Replies  
My Visa card was issued by my credit union and gives the 1% cash back AND doubles the warranty on purchases made with the card up to one extra year which is nice if one is buying a computer or an...
Posted by SVass, on Jun 20, 2010 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In 1995, I got a buyout offer and accepted! I... 587 Views / 16 Replies  
In 1995, I got a buyout offer and accepted! I kept mentally occupied and have been happy. Life is about more than making money!
(I could have stayed and made those who inherited my wealth rich.)...
Posted by SVass, on Jun 1, 2010 at 06:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I normally format USB thumb drives as Fat32 so I... 6,047 Views / 5 Replies  
I normally format USB thumb drives as Fat32 so I can download from PCs and later transfer the files (pictures, music, etc.) to my Mac.
My daughter got a pc formatted drive loaded with 100 GB of...
Posted by SVass, on May 6, 2010 at 11:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
I recommend buying an external 100 gigabyte or so... 6,047 Views / 5 Replies  
I recommend buying an external 100 gigabyte or so external drive (with a usb/firewire connection), formatting it as a pc boot disk, and copying your entire old hard drive to it. This can serve as a...
Posted by SVass, on May 4, 2010 at 04:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Let me suggest allotting 5% or less to fun stocks... 16,455 Views / 454 Replies  
Let me suggest allotting 5% or less to fun stocks which is what I have done. I bought 100 shares of AAPL in 1996 and have enjoyed the ride. I just sold 100 of the now 400 after splits last week.
Posted by SVass, on Apr 20, 2010 at 06:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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