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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.

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    Getting back in the environment, putting the front back on, flux capacitors, the fourth mode, but NOT landt.

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  1. I received th 6 digit code as a text message - I'm just not sure what to do with it.
  2. AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaargh! Somehow my iPhone 'forgot' its logon to itunes/icloud So, I follow the directions and am sent a 6 digit code to put in after my "new" password? How the $^%&^ does that work? I entered my "new" password, and then my other iDevices bow up with the 6 digit code to enter. Where!?! How!?! I really don't want to drive to an Apple store. What's up?
  3. General rule of thumb: 100 - your age = % equities. You can never predict the next bear market and they can be as nasty as -50% (sometimes more) over 12 - 24 months. The bitch is a 50% decline means a 100% increase to get back to even. If you are sawing off limbs to stay warm instead of eating the fruit, you'll never get back. Watch fixed income. Keep durations short and stay convex. Real estate is a good idea, but some consider your home not of the portfolio - how do monetize it and still live there? Reverse mortgage? No. Renters? Where do you live? Roommates? Seriously - st retirement? REITs are highly liquid, but make sure you know what they are backed by. Regional? Sector specific? Management history? In short, seems a bit steep on equities, unless you have other cashflow and the portfolio is a boost for days further over the horizon. EDIT: Forgot to mention: never, ever, ever chase yield. A wide old man once said "risk and reward ride the same elevator." Same goes for hihj yield vs. low yield - especially going into the 10th year of near zero rates. Sounds like the Japan of the late 1980s (which is still pretty stagnant still).
  4. I was trying to stay away from the salt so I don't kill the trees that the weeds are under. My first venture with 5% vinegar was so-so, and the Ag. vinegar is pretty spendy. Just looking for a way to boost the acidity on the cheap. Maybe I will have to spend for roundup. I agree with 2,4-D. Used to have a farmer friend who.... I mean I have a friend who used to have a farmer friend.
  5. OK, The internets are full of blogs promoting killing weeds with vinegar and dish soap (and salt if you like the scorched earth deal). Tried the US 5% and dish soap deal to minimal effect. Other blogs say get the 20% stuff it's great! seems the 20% stuff (agricultural vinegar) is pricey and regulated in the US (and I'm in Cali, to make it maddeningly worse). Well... a 1 gallon container of 5% stuff is ~$2 and a 1 gallon container of the 20% stuff is ~$30. What's the best way to reduce? I have read boiling and freezing, but the temperature ranges don't suit a lazy guy like me. Is there a simple solution?
  6. You're asking for a friend, right?
  7. Can they get anything right? A United Airlines passenger boarded a plane in Newark believing that she was headed to Paris. Hours later, the plane touched down at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Lucie Bahetoukilae, a French woman who does not speak English, carried a boarding pass that read, "Newark to Charles de Gaulle," reports ABC 7. She approached the gate listed on the pass, where a flight attendant scanned her ticket before she boarded the plane. With her niece acting as translator, Bahetoukilae recalled approaching her seat – 22C – only to find it already occupied. Bahetoukilae said the flight attendant came over to look at her boarding pass before assigning her a new seat. Three thousand miles later, Bahetoukilae disembarked at SFO, where she reportedly waited an additional 11 hours before boarding a flight back to Paris. In total, she claims to have been traveling for 28 hours. http://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/United-Airlines-passenger-flight-paris-travel-sfo-11122917.php
  8. True story, but I would think the agent I spoke with would be empowered - especially after the UAL (actually Continental Airlines, buying UAL's goodwill...) debacle.
  9. OK, Wife ordered something that requires a signature. Delivery emailed was Tuesday 4/18. Wife is a principal whose school is on spring break this week. She goes in on Tuesday to wait for the package and get some things done, because at 5:45 AM Tues, the FedEx website says out for delivery. At 3:00, she checks the websiite - "Delivery Exception" headed back to distribution center. Called, FedEx promised delivery between 8 - 8 on Wednesday. No Joy. Called FedEx - again. Was promised delivery by 10:00AM today. No Joy. At 10:15 called to see what was up. Still in warehouse. Promised delivery between 3:00 and 8:00 today. At 4:30 website still showed in warehouse since yesterday. Called again. Their apology script is really good. I was told the best they could do is MONDAY between 8-8!?!!? And that was to the local office, not an address! What?!? If I was at the local FedEx office when i placed the call, I could have had it in NYC (I'm in CA), by 10 tomorrow morning guaranteed! /rant PS - thanks for listening
  10. Good point about the guys with tattoos and guns. The Klein is pretty small, so maybe I'll just keep it in my pocket to alleviate 50% of the potential problems. My Sheriff is pretty hard to get a CCW permit from - and he's my friend! I'll just stay out of biker bars for now. Sooooo, about that disconnecting the main breaker and making the house dead (or the array) thingy...
  11. Figured it out with google as my friend. Non contact circuit tester from Klein. Out the door under $20 at the local big box store. No more hunt n pick. Prob solved.
  12. Just moved into a new to me house. PO had an electric (220V) hot tub on the patio. the wires come down from the eave and are on the patio. PO just cut and taped the wires and left them. I want to cut them under the eave, put wire nuts on each lead in a junction box. There was one 30A dual pole breaker that was off. Just for safety's sake, i thought it best to verify off with my multimeter. Must had bad aim... Pow! big spark. Rather than do that again while checking each breaker, Can I shut off the main service breaker? Will the solar output still energize the house? Will it damage the solar system? Kinda thinking about having an electrician do it, but if I can safely de-energize the house, I'm in. Thanks! Oh yeah, I'm in California. EDIT: Alternatively, is there an electrical meter (those with a clamp?) that I can use so I don't have to get near the cut off leads?
  13. And what would a whole new rig and sails be if it fails?! $250, $500, or $1,000 depending on your deductible. That's what sucks about insurance and risk transfer on boats.
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  15. Flew United over the Christmas Holiday from California to the Caribbean. NEVER AGAIN. 30" seat pitch?!? two 5+ hour legs? Family of 4 with a special needs child initially is 4 seats in 4 different rows? 12 year old seated in emergence exit row? Show up at the gate and the flight waitress says "That's against the law! He cant sit there." Shoewd the United generated boarding pass that assigned it to him. You practically have to give DNA to get on a plane these days. How did their computer not know his birthdate? I'm old enough to remember when United was what all the others strived to be. Now, it's in the dictionary of how not to be a good airline. Did they hire some executives from Ryanair?