Posts by James Sotherden

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Large fire extinguisher recall........ (Message 1906680)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Thank you Mark for the reminder. Once I get a replacement, how do I properly dispose the old one?

I am reading conflicting information searching the web.
I think the best advice would be to call your local fire department (on a non-emergency number) and ask them. They may accept it from you for disposal or recycling, or should know what local ordinances require to dispose of it.

Meow!

That's good advice Mark, Plus they know of any company's that service fire extinguishers. They can give you a name or phone number. Most fire departments don't service the extinguishers they use in the line of duty. ( at least the volunteer ones don't)
I would say google a fire extinguisher service and see what pops up.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1906674)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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And yes bead sealer is used all the time in the UK by tyre dealers. It is a can of gunge that they brush around the rim before fitting the tyre.

-that's one of the politest descriptions I've heard for it ;-)

They use it here in the States also. At least in all the places Ive had my tires changed.

Edit- And I always spend the few bucks extra to get new valves and stems too.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1905820)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Then you know what the issue is that you have to address, Vic.
'Nuff said.

A hiatal hernia is the root of My problems, and is not something I can do anything about.

Wrong, A hiatal hernia is not the root of all your problems.
I was diagnosed with one in 1980. The Dr. Told me that most people that have one are born with it. And a lot of folks never know they have one.
Your health problems are not related to a hiatal hernia. Its being obese, having arthritis , and the other maladies you have.

@ Chris- having a hiatal hernia does not exclude you from military service. After I was discharged from the USAF in 1980. I wanted to join the Army Reserve in 81. I had to get copies of my x-rays on my hiatal hernia .
Unless it is an extreme hernia you are able to enlist. I was able to enlist in the Army reserve.
So having a hiatal hernia is not and end all to much of anything you want to do. Its other health problems that come into play.

So it does not make Me gasp for breath?

It does...

Coughing right now.

NO it does not do that. You have other issues then.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1905816)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Ive been working 12 hour shifts of late, 3 days a week ( mandatory ) and 6 hours on Thursday. So Ive not been online much. So I'm doing catchup reading.
Mark its hard to quit smoking. And yes Ive been there and cheated a bit my self trying to quit. But back when i was doing it . It was cold turkey with none of the things they have nowdays.. So good for you on getting the help to quit. You will feel a lot better, And save a lot of money.
Best wishes to you and the kittys.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1905810)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Then you know what the issue is that you have to address, Vic.
'Nuff said.

A hiatal hernia is the root of My problems, and is not something I can do anything about.

Wrong, A hiatal hernia is not the root of all your problems.
I was diagnosed with one in 1980. The Dr. Told me that most people that have one are born with it. And a lot of folks never know they have one.
Your health problems are not related to a hiatal hernia. Its being obese, having arthritis , and the other maladies you have.

@ Chris- having a hiatal hernia does not exclude you from military service. After I was discharged from the USAF in 1980. I wnated to joun the Army Reserve in 81. I had to get copies of my x-rays on my hiatal hernia .
Unless it is an extreme hernia you are able to enlist. I was able to enlist in the Army reserve.
So having a haital hernia is not and end all to much of anything you want to do. Its other health problems that come into play.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1903482)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Vic cant even come up with the 5% down payment. Weve all seen this song and dance before.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : RIP Dr SETI (Message 1903475)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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RIP, Richard. He was a gentleman that will be missed on the boards.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1903116)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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I was laid off in 2004. I was 52 then. It took me 2 weeks less than Two yeasr to find a job. The excuses I heard was we cant pay you what you used to make. Or your over qualified. I think it was because I was to old myself. But trying to prove it? The ACLU might have been a resource to try. But I'm not a quitter. I found a company that was willing to retrain me in a totally different skill set.
There are jobs out there. You might have to be retrained or move to get them. But you will never get one sitting on your ass hoping some one will offer you one.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1903089)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Meeter &Greeter doesn't require any specific qualification. Only that one has a welcoming personality. One of the supermarkets near me has Meeter & Greeter who only works a handful of hours a week, he is chair bound (not wheelchair bound) greets everone with a smile and a few word, his knowledge of the store layout is very poor,but the store pays bim because people enjoy his greetings and 'smiley' personlity, despite frequently in pain. So don't assume you don't have the qualifications you may simply be lacking the internal drive to do such a job.

Walmart used to have those, no one else did, now Walmart does not have them, I have concentration problems, that's short term memory is bad, I can not always remember something, My older Niece has a New bf named Nick, I was told His last name, but I can't remember that... And I don't speak much Spanish either.

Not all Walmarts got rid of the Meeters and Greeters. All 3 of the Walmarts I go to have them. I think its a stores choice to have them or not.
Edit. If Vic was born in 1960 he would have been 18 in 1978. Able to enlist in the Army. Four yeas is the normal enlistment period. ( but you can enlist for 6 years also.) So if he was in for 4 Years He would have gotten out in 1982 or 83 depending on the date he signed up.
So he would have been 22 or 23 when discharged.
He could apply for VA benefits. But the VA closed down so many centers its not feasible to travel hundreds of miles to go to one. That is one of the big complaints from Vets here in NY state.
But I will state. One makes ones own bed also. Don't cry if its not comfortable.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1902827)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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The wiring in My factory built house is fine, if there was a problem, it would have shown up around the outlets, like in a stick built place, where a small fire did happen at one time before the problem was fixed, before I owned the place.

So that is why you need a 50' extension cord to run your TV? Your little test gadget wont tell you if you have pinched wire that is tripping a breaker.
You are lying to your self if you think your home is safe electric wise.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1902325)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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If you need 50' extensions cords in your house To run anything. You have a problem. Ive seen that picture Vic Of the octopuss of outlets you had on one outlet. The one where you had the CO detector. That's bad also.
You have crappy outlets so you over load the ones that work? Then you have bad breakers and you overload the good ones? Hopefully you do NOT tie breaker to keep it on?
And please never ever put an extension cord under any rug. If you cant see it you will walk on it. and it will fail at some point and start a fire.
Maintanance of ones house should take precendence over E-bay junk or eating junk food for a auction that you will not win.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1902006)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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My condolences Admiral on the loss of your Grand mother. I lost mine back in 2003. She was 96 . I still think of her. I miss those molasses cookies she used to bake when I spent the weekend doing chores around the house for her when I was a kid.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1902004)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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I just looked up the price of an Xbox one X console. on the Microsoft site. Its listed at $ 499.00 US.
Id like to know VIc, Is how much you have spent of your own money or put on your credit cards buying soda and chips that you will throw away?
Seems to me that you could have saved the money and bought one. Every day the bid just keeps on getting higher. Your wasting money on a fools errand.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1901768)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Bernie, you did an amazing job taking care of your father.
You did :)

When I chose to be my mother's caregiver, I didn't think about the end. I hoped it would be a long time away, but there's no way to prepare yourself for a parent to die.
No :( There isn't :(

You "know" that's the way round it's "supposed" to be, but when the roles get reversed and you find yourself being their "dad" or "mum" to whatever degree their frailty, the bond they established with you before you ever knew who they were, forms as strong I think.

Your right Annie, You cant prepare your self. Even when you know that day is not that long off. You hope it can be put off, But you don't have a say on how long that is.
I haven't posted it On the main board here. But My Mom passed away Oct 30th. It was sudden and totally unexpected.
And again Annie, you are so right on about the bond a mom has with her children. I was probably almost 4 when I knew I had parents and a younger sister.
And even after almost 4 weeks, I can still feel the bond with my mom.

Annie, For some reason, You have the knack of posting words that I need to read. You have the rare ability to take a feeling that cant be described and putting it into words.
Thank you my friend.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Phone Scam. Pretending to be a telemarketer from a resort. (Message 1901475)
Posted 17 Nov 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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I received a supposed call from lady who actually left a message on my answering machine. Claimed to be from National Grid ( who is my electricity provider ) saying they had a problem with my delivery charges. Left her name number and a reference number. Well to say that it stunk to high heaven is an under statement.
I got last months bill out and called the 1 800 number. After wading through many robot prompts I finally got a real person. Told her of the phone message and she confirmed that's yes it was a scam, And they had received many calls on it.
Most robot calls wont leave a message. But don't count on it.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Large fire extinguisher recall........ (Message 1900807)
Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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I Bought two extinguishers today for our cars. Both are B C for cars, Trucks and boats. They are Kidde, But not on the recall list.

Good move! It is still on my to do list.

At $12.95 each that isn't a bad deal I thought. I still need to get off my butt and get the older ones tested and the one refilled up to pressure. I should just buy one more new one for the home and keep the old ones after being tested in both cars. After seeing many cars fires One extinguisher might not be enough.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Large fire extinguisher recall........ (Message 1900480)
Posted 11 Nov 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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I Bought two extinguishers today for our cars. Both are B C for cars, Trucks and boats. They are Kidde, But not on the recall list.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Large fire extinguisher recall........ (Message 1899206)
Posted 5 Nov 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Both of mine are rechargeable. But I know that the one that is 11 years old now, Was a replacement for one that was only half charged. And they would not recharge it because it was over 10 years old.
I'm going to look into seeing what the price difference is between a basically one time use and rechargeable one. Mine are 2 1/2 pound ABC extinguishers. Which as a Air Force fire fighter and was once a volunteer fire fighter is what we trained with a lot. I know they are not very good on large wood fires. But they can put out a good size oil fire.
I'm considering going to a Halon or whatever they use now days for a grease fire in a kitchen. I had one in my own home once and had to use a dry-chem extinguisher. It put the fire our quick but even a short burst made a huge mess.
I will keep both kinds in the house and dry-chemical in the cars. And as I type this extinguishers will be added to the shopping list.
So you did a great service Mark by calling attention to the recall. One never knows when having a workable fire extinguisher will prevent a major fire or save a life.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Large fire extinguisher recall........ (Message 1898813)
Posted 3 Nov 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Thanks Mark. I have two in the house, None are Kidde. But both are over ten years old. And one has a low charge. Plus I need to get two more for our cars.
Ive been meaning to check them for awhile now. Thanks for getting me off my butt and checking.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1897995)
Posted 29 Oct 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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He kept the same hard drive.


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