@feorlen as victims of Scottrade and Excellus data breaches, we have to make up our minds about upgrade of the credit watch bandaid we are offered to a service that would notify of all fishy doings ...for a fee. no pleasant choices after they screw up.
@johngordon The oil export model cited is interesting news to me...SA be damned, That part of the earth will be unlivable in a decade for climate reasons. Had I a religious bone in my body I'd say the karmic consequences of their human rights are due.
@johngordon with ever fewer of the worlds former champion consumers able to participate in the economy above a subsistence level [declining US mean disposable incomes :(] what IS there to bid up prices...whence real inflation, China?
@johngordon how did it die? I put mine back in the box, hoping it is just the power supply. but happy enough with HP Envy that I haven't bothered to get it fixed...and yes, they are their own best tombstone:(
@larand Yeah, these are really hard events to get our heads around. Pick up "Die Wise" by Stephen Jenkinson, try page 106, paragraph in mid-page. If it grabs you, look over the book, maybe pass it on to the boy's family. Hard to see our blessings.
@johngordon I hit a fatigue limit in turning "back ground data" on and off for my phone. But the apps need patches and updates more than I need the money blown on exceeding data plan limits...or so the messages tell me.
@larand doing it. kids have done risky enough things to give me gray hairs but two commute by bike...getting to work can be a killer. The Persians say "Life is two days" [and don't have to finish it with "Today and Yesterday"] sorry to hear of that loss