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RE: OTR Indoor Antenna

Here is a link that will show you all the over the air stations and their direction from you. They also sell antennae's.
T18skyguy 03/30/20 07:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Combined home computers reach exaflop levels

When you download the program, they show you a list of disease's, and you can pick and choose which one's you can devote your idle computer time to, or there is a box you can check that says "all of them". There is also a feedback mechanism that presumably shows what your computer contributes too, but I haven't seen it yet. They ask for patience because it takes some time for them to collate whats happening with it.
T18skyguy 03/29/20 12:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Combined home computers reach exaflop levels

[email protected] and [email protected] are very well known and respected distributed computer systems. They are very powerful and have more computing capability than many of the supercomputers around. Distributed computing is scalable,allowing it to change easily for the task. Supercomputers, once built, are very difficult to reconfigure. I have participated in some distributed computer projects and the benefits to research are tremendous. Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are an example of distributed computing(cloud computing). You seem to understand this. How do they administer such a program and assign x numbers of computers a task? Do they take a complex problem and divide it into little pieces? How do they implement this scalable method? I totally see why people have a hard time believing that thousands of little computers could outdo a supercomputer, or in this instance, 20 times more powerful.
T18skyguy 03/28/20 10:23pm Technology Corner
Combined home computers reach exaflop levels

Cutting edge scientist's are working on a molecule to block Covid19's ability to attach to a human cell. They are also working on other disease's such as Parkinson's and cancer. Their goal is to combine at least 1 million home computers to help crunch all the data that's needed. If you leave your computer on, it either works in the background, or you can toggle it to off while you use it. Their website is [email protected] Here is an article about it. I figure if I can contribute, then maybe it'll save my life someday. If any of you folks can explain how they combine all these home computers for this job that would be interesting. It's beyond me. The [email protected] site is better than that small article.
T18skyguy 03/28/20 05:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Chromebook questions

If you are doing taxes professionally using software ON YOUR COMPUTER then a Chromebook won't work,, But if you use an online program like I do so the actual computing is done else where (There is a security risk in that) it does. When I do my taxes the only thing running on the Chromebook is Chrome OS and Browser.. and perhaps something to play music to sooth. If you don't mind me asking, what online program do you use? The play store has Turbotax basic, but that doesn't cover my needs. Turbotax data can easily be converted over to H&R block, but I haven't tried that.
T18skyguy 03/28/20 10:20am Technology Corner
RE: Chromebook questions

I did my taxes with the Chromebook, Using one of the online tax services which I've been using for years. When done I saved the 1040.PDF to the hard card (The removable card) and copied it to my windows machine for printing and archiving. Thanks for that tip. The only reason I keep my PC's is I need Turbotax premier for taxes, and I use a Canon high speed scanner, and it's software is critical to my needs. If your method works for me that would be great. I'm a landlord, and the thought of screwing up or not being able to import dozens of depreciation schedules is scary. Edit: If you would like to visit a Chromebook specific site go to
T18skyguy 03/27/20 06:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Well, They gone and done it

And don't forget the lava lamp, and put some burnt orange shag carpet in your rig. A nice final touch would be put a plastic pink flamingo outside the rig.:) You're forgetting the beads in the doorway. And the 8 track player connected to some giant speaker's. That'll get you the girls :)
T18skyguy 03/25/20 08:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Well, They gone and done it

And don't forget the lava lamp, and put some burnt orange shag carpet in your rig. A nice final touch would be put a plastic pink flamingo outside the rig.:)
T18skyguy 03/25/20 05:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: New rv's

Gray seems to be the in color. I rent apts and it’s amazing how popular gray is. I can hardly rent anything that doesn’t have gray plank flooring. If I have one with gray and one with brown natural the gray always goes first. Yea, I'm a landlord and grey seems to be the current fad color. I expect it to run it's course soon I hope. When I first spotted grey housing in my neighborhood I thought it was just primer. I said to my wife "When in the h_ll are they gonna paint that house"? Until I realized it was painted. Ugg, so ugly. Even burnt orange from the eighties would be better.
T18skyguy 03/23/20 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

Twq different approaches. Not hard to figure out which one works. Excellent article. Numbers I read for the Spanish flu worldwide deaths was between 50-100 million. I don't think they can ever know the real numbers, but their huge.
T18skyguy 03/23/20 08:15am General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

I just lost a colleague to this virus. He was a big strong healthy man of 58. Unfortunately, he made conversation with someone who had just returned from that infected cruise. He went from fever, to intubation, to ECMO, and near the end they had him on 5 pressors to try and support his blood pressure. To those of you in medicine, you know when your on 5 pressor's your done. We know the people who are immunocompromised, but what we don't know is how strong our own immune system is until it really has to deal with something serious. Yes it's better to be young, but this disease is also killing young people. It's a wild card how strong each of our immune systems are. I wish everybody in the RV world a special strong immune system, plus a little luck won't hurt.
T18skyguy 03/22/20 09:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

China seems to be on the downhill side of this outbreak. They say the incidence of new cases as well as the incidence of deaths in China have both declined for the past month. China's population is 1.435 Billion. Total deaths attributed to this virus, as of now, stands at 3,255. If my math is correct, that's a mortality rate of 0.00022% of the population in the nation that was the origin and epicenter of the disease. (Mortality rates are supposed to be calculated versus total population, but many news sources are figuring death number versus number diagnosed with the disease, a misleading statistic if it's called "mortality rate.") China was able to bring it under control by issuing a total lockdown of a broad area. They drew a big circle on a map and froze the whole population. They can do that since their a totalitarian society. Regarding the numbers, 15% of everyone who gets Covid19 gets hospitalized. So you can see their concern with having to hospitalize millions. We have about 925,000 staffed hospital beds in the country, so this virus could more than mow them over easily. I am hopeful that some of the measures they are taking will slow it down. We have some herd immunity to the flu, which keeps it at a mortality of .1% We have no immunity to this. Combine that with the fact that it spreads much more easily than the flu, and Covid19's very long incubation period, and it's a very serious matter. The incubation period for flu is several days or so, so folks are able to avoid the obvious quickly. But Covid19's incubation period of 2 weeks, allows it to be spread rapidly and quickly since the individuals are fully infectious during that period and they have no symptoms. Four out of five people who catch it got it from someone with no symptoms. One of the issue's is that folks find it hard to believe it's happening, including me, and I been in health care 50 years.
T18skyguy 03/21/20 10:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Parks to be used to Quaratine people You can always find some crackpot with credentials who goes rogue with stupidity.There's so much falsehood in what he's saying it's ridiculous. This disease is 35 times more lethal than the flu. The flu infects an average of 1.3 other people per day compared to Covid19 is 2.5 per day. To make it worse, the incubation for Covid is between 1 to two weeks, and people are fully transmissable during this period before they have any symptoms,but the flu only takes several days. Four out of five people get it from someone who shows no symptoms. This virus has a level of stealth which is serious. We have no herd immunity. Yes it kills the elderly more easily, but it's also killing people of all ages including the doctors that treat it in their forties. We should all take it seriously.
T18skyguy 03/20/20 06:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fiberglass Repair Help

I would agree with the guys above. If that rig has been sitting out in the rain with those cracks you may have some bigger issues inside. Here's how another of our members said a dealer fixed his roof crack. "Clean the area with a non petroleum solvent. Fill the crack with Fiberglass resin,then apply a fiberglass patch with Marine 5200 Vulcanizing adhesive" This was done on a roof however, so can't say how appropriate it would be for your overhead.
T18skyguy 03/20/20 06:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How are others facing issues with the Coronavirus?

I get my nitrile gloves from our local Hazardous Freight, put them on in the morning, then take them off in a sterile manner before I come back through the front door. I don't have to wash my hands a million times. I'm about to put my rig up for sale sadly, so no worry now about where we'll go. I talked to a Doctor from Spain today. No covid19 patient gets a ventilator if their 60 years old or more. We could see the same thing here in the US as projections are demand will far outstrip available ventilators within a month. They project this whole thing will take 18-24 months to play out. :( Hope you all stay well.
T18skyguy 03/18/20 10:23pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

I don't understand did someone with all knowledge suddenly say this flu is the end of the world or something? It's weird because it's no worse than a common yearly flu season flu. Seasonal flu has a 0.1% death rate. Currently, COVID-19 has over a 3% death rate. That makes COVID-19 30 times more deadly. And if you're over 70, the death rate jumps to 8%, and over 80, the death rate is 15%. Finally, there isn't any vaccine or treatment for this new flu. Very good TechWriter. That's the kind of solid information folks need. Here is a good worldwide Covid19 watch site.
T18skyguy 03/15/20 12:34pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: 95 ford pace arrow falls on its face

One thing to check for the heck of it, is that big vacuum hose on the back of the intake manifold. They have a tendency to crack on the bottom where you can't see it and give you a vacuum leak. Measure the vacuum to make sure you don't have two problems at once.
T18skyguy 03/13/20 03:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Don't forget this weekend

To dang early in the year, makes no sense to me Always mucks up my mornings for several weeks My body and Soul have to adjust, not ready for the alarm and wake up Yea, so tired of changing clocks twice a year.
T18skyguy 03/08/20 10:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Installing a slide out room in an existing coach

You might be able to recover a nice chunk of money if you record the whole thing and post it on youtube. That would generate plenty of views. Maybe one of those that speed the process up from cutting the whole to installing and working the slide.
T18skyguy 02/26/20 06:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A Wise Laptop Buy For A High School Student?

Somebody’s been playing with the Wayback machine this morning. :):) True that. At first I thought Mex was back, at least he kept us talking.
T18skyguy 02/25/20 09:30am Technology Corner
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