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RE: Remembering my best physical condition

The good ole days,lift and carry any thing. Now when I go get a case of beer,I buy 4 six packs. Two usually stay in the car until the next day when I get my energy back. :B:B
mr. ed 09/19/21 05:19pm Around the Campfire
Reminder of one's mortality

Erased by original poster. Didn't care for subject, :)
mr. ed 09/18/21 07:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Not much posting

Sometimes posters get pretty adversarial on certain subjects (probably just human nature). This can cause a thread to be deleted if it goes too far. In addition, such behavior may cause others to leave the forum. As for me, I don't mind a disagreement on a topic as long as it remains a discussion and not an out and out name calling argument, which doesn't lead to anything positive. ;)
mr. ed 09/17/21 08:12am Around the Campfire
RE: Remembering my best physical condition

When young I carried two 75 lb sacks of cement under each arm, 100 lb sacks of feed on a shoulder. Buddy and i in high school would take friends cars one on each end and turn them sideways or all the way around until the Buick that put blisters on my feet and caused and tore my shoes up. We lifted it but ruined our backs. Since knee replacement and double pneumonia in 2014 I can't get around much along with my back, and not even use a weedeater. 40 lbs is now heavy. Use to at nine years of age along with Uncle lift huge 10 ft pieces of oak and hickory onto a saw buck. Until the 80s walked 10 miles to even 50 miles in the Cumberalands sleeping under the stars hunting and exploring in the Smokies kids and wife got winded walking up the steeper trails but my heart rate or breathing did not increase. I would love to have that that strength and capacity back. I wasn't as physically strong as you, carryng 100's of lbs sacks, but I was in good enough shape to engage in extensive and intensive hiking until 70 yrs old. Even now, at 77 yrs, I have absolutely no aches or pains and never get sick. Like you, I also reminisce about the good ol' days. I don't try to get too upset, though, realizing there comes a time when every human needs to slow down. We can only appreciate that we were able to engage in hard physical activities for as long as we did, and that there are many others that haven't been as fortunate. :)
mr. ed 09/17/21 08:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Why Choesterol is Biologically Important

My Cholesterol runs high but anti cholesterol medications make my arthritic back and knees hut like h. Got far worse things to worry about. Left eye torn retina, macular degeneration, edema and gel pulled loose from lens. Shot every month in the eye. Have kidney disease and maybe a little crazy, Nah..get back in the fish bowl Jethro. I understand what you're going through, downhome, and I express my sympathy. My late mother also had macular seperation problems (she wasn't taking statins), and also needed injections into the eye. Besides that, she was doing fairly well until passing at 98 yrs old. I wish you well, and hope for at least some recovery. :)
mr. ed 09/17/21 07:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Why Choesterol is Biologically Important

I did a lot of research on Cholesterol after my doc put me on Lipitor after my dad passed. What I found was disturbing. . Study in Japan several years ago, the longest life expectancy occurred at a much higher level than what was being sold, IRC, it was 248. Back to my study. MD said don't pay attention to what you read on the internet, go read the actual study... and I did. I fired him! They wad one set of data used for side effects, and a completely different set of data for benefits. Mother in law was put on statins with a cholesterol level of 150. The impact on her mental capacity was remarkable. wife took her off the statins and it was an amazing transformation. Not long ago, I threw an unopened bottle of statins in the trash and informed my doctor to remove them from my med list. The list is quite long concerning their possible side effects. Besides loss of mental abilities, as you mentioned, there are also possible muscular destruction and kidney problems, among many other side effects. While many people don’t seem to have these problems there are a multitude of others who have, as noted in reports I’ve read. They can’t all be wrong. IMHO. ;)
mr. ed 09/16/21 07:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Why Choesterol is Biologically Important

One piece of wrong information in the video- he says the less cholesterol you take in the less the body makes. That's completely backwards - the more you take in the less the body makes and vice versa. I know some people have side effects (as with many drugs) but these are among the most prescribed drugs and studies have shown benefits in preventing heart attacks and strokes. Risk vs reward. I would agree with you, that part didn’t sound right to me either. At any rate, I also learned from personal experience some truths about my own elevated cholesterol. I underwent a nuclear stress test a few weeks ago at the local VA med center. The results were perfectly clear coronary arteries, along with great blood pressure (lower number 55bpm resting, forgot upper number, but it was normal). So, at least in my case, though having elevated cholesterol I don’t feel it’s necessarily a death sentence. I do what I can to stay healthy even though I can’t exercise much due to partial paralysis from the stroke. I also try to eat a healthy diet without being fanatical. :) BTW, my stroke over 7 yrs ago wasn’t caused by cholesterol but by atrial fibrillation, which is now pretty much under control.
mr. ed 09/16/21 07:30pm Around the Campfire
Why Choesterol is Biologically Important

For quite a number of years, I've had high cholesterol numbers. Doctors have tried getting me to take statin drugs, which I've refused to do. That being the case, I've devoted quite some time learning all I could about cholesterol and statins. I'm sure some of you folks may have similar issues. I've read that high cholesterol may actually be a normal ocuurence in some individuals. As this video will show, your body may create as much as 3000 mg of cholesterol daily. Our brains are 50% fat and 50% cholesterol. Plus, cholesterol is needed for bile production and the protective layer around nerves. Heer's the link: hCholesterol video
mr. ed 09/16/21 11:56am Around the Campfire
RE: Remembering my best physical condition

I picked up a 110 lb strawberry blonde back in 1972. I've still got her. :B I also picked up a similar "nice catch", about the same weight, brunette, right out of high school (7 yrs my junior). After 16 years, needed to throw her back. :B
mr. ed 09/14/21 07:33am Around the Campfire
Remembering my best physical condition

I like to think of the days when I was in my best physical shape. That would probably be 1968, when I was discharged from the USMC. I kept my physical fitness all the way to just about 70 yrs old in 2014. I was heavily engaged in hiking, bike riding and other physically demanding activities. Even though a stroke put the kabash on those activities over 7 years ago, I still feel that if some of the crippling effects were removed, I’d be able to perform those same activities today at 77 yrs old. Hopefully, some of you folks have kept your physical prowess throughout the years. :C
mr. ed 09/13/21 02:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: Great Movie

Besides Youtube, I also use Vudu, PeacockTV, Tubitv and popcornflix. One problem I sometimes have with YouTube is low volume, even with volume set at max and using external speakers. I’ve often had to leave a good movie because it was too much strain to listen.
mr. ed 09/13/21 02:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: StrangeThings

If I learn that an intersection has one of those “red light” cameras, i plan future trips in that location taking different routes, even if it’s a longer distance just so I can avoid that intersection. Fortunately, many cities are getting rid of theses “traps”, which were just devious ways to fine you unjustly. I’m dismayed to learn my location, Amarillo, still uses these cameras, whereas several other TX cities have stopped doing so.
mr. ed 08/19/21 07:56am Around the Campfire
RE: Temptation to Buy a Chromebook

I'm still exploring possibilities. Checking on the web, I see more positive comments on CB's than negative ones. I'm still a bit cautious about anything "Google" since they're notorious for obtaining users' information to build a profile for advertising purposes. If I could be persuaded they've stopped doing that, I'd be more inclined towards getting a CB even though I believe my iPad could be a good substitute for a regular PC laptop (I've been using it quite a bit in that configuration,and so far it looks like a winner.) Of course, I've read Apple may also do a bit of "spying" on its users, as well as Microsoft. There's just no escaping from "spies":E
mr. ed 08/17/21 11:20am Technology Corner
RE: Temptation to Buy a Chromebook

Yes, I have some concerns with anything Google. I never use Chrome browser, but prefer Firefox instead (sometimes Edge). Even so, I think I'd give a Chromebook a try. Another thing I have some concerns with the iPad, is that they receive updates for only about 4-5 years, or so I've read. Chromebooks "expire" (End of Life), once Google decides to pull the update support plug on that specific Chromebook hardware it will no longer get software and security updates. Once it hits EOL, it can still be used but now you will find that apps you once had, may no longer available or found if you do a powerwash. Some apps may refuse to work and your OS will be far less secure than using Win95 on the wobbly web.. While I can't say for sure, I suspect Apple pulls the same trick At least with Windows PCs, you often can easily keep older PC hardware working fine for many, many yrs. I have successfully installed Win10 on many older PC hardware platforms that were built for Windows XP, Vista and Win7 and it works reasonably well. I suspect that even when "11" is offered, most PCs running Win7, 8, 10 will also be upgradeable to "11" in some form or fashion. By the way, a Chromebook is nothing more than a another version of Android but is optimized for folks looking for a closer to Windows experience than Android without the price of Windows. Android is optimized to run on dirt cheap "ARM" processors which have very low processing speed with very little on board memory. Android doesn't do well if you are looking to have multiple programs open and running at all times. Android and Chromebooks are also designed and optimized for the touchscreen tablet crowd which often makes many things you take for granted that are easy to do on Windows either difficult or impossible to do without pulling your hair out. Android has considerable limitations in onboard memory and even accessing something simple like a large USB drive can be an issue. Chromebooks most likely suffer the same fate.. Not all USB devices may be compatible with Android or Chromebooks which can severely limit what you can plug in and have it work. Printing can be a hassle as there is no direct printing from Android, it is done via a cloud app, even if your printer is a few feet away from your device. You can read up on file types and external drive and hardware devices for Chrome HERE Chromebooks might be nice for light websurfing, checking your emails and perhaps reading/writing documents but if you are wanting to do a lot of other things there are limitations as to how much Chromebooks can really do. They are cheap for a reason, and a lot of people love cheap, but being cheap, you can't expect a lot out of it.. Thanks for the “heads up”. I didn’t realize those negative points about Chromebooks, as I’m still learning. I do like Windows, and have been using that’s OS since the days of XP. If my trusty Toshiba breaks down and I don’t wish to use my iiPad as my main computer, I’ll probably just stick with Windows. It’s always worked well for me. :)
mr. ed 08/16/21 11:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Temptation to Buy a Chromebook

I need a laptop or Chromebook to use in my trailer, which is 12-volts on 400-watts of solar. A long battery life and low power draw is important. I do not wish to use an inverter. Can you recommend a laptop or Chromebook? No tablets. Very easy solution very few realize is available for Laptops (IE Windows PCs) is a universal 12V laptop charger. https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61zzrHXXyeL._AC_SL1001_.jpg height=300 width=300 The Charger in the pix and plug into 120V AC OR 12V DC and can adapt to a wide range of laptops and even different manufacturers by simply selecting and changing the tip that plugs into the laptop charging port. That one is available HERE for $35. Bought one similar to the one in the pix for my DD 4 yrs ago for a I7 Hyper threaded quad core processor "2 in one" touch screen laptop I custom ordered from Dell for her College courses. The one I bought her is still going strong and she liked it better than the original Dell charger.. For longest battery life, you will want a bit slower processor than I7 and for general PC work a I3 or I5 can work great, speed takes more battery. Believe it or not, spinning rust hard drives require much less power than SSDs. Typical 1TB laptop drive will use 3.75W, Typical 1TB SSD 8.5W! Although some of my research on SSDs Samsung EVO SSDs are a bit more efficient on power use, typically around 4.5W. Sadly, when you buy laptops, manufacturers do not typically give you a choice of HD brands. On the upside, as long as the drive is removable SATA you can opt to install the brand of choice after you buy it. You can get free HD cloning/imaging software that allows you to copy/clone/image your existing drive. Then you can simply keep a backup drive for those oops moments. I keep a backup drive by periodically making an image backup of the entire drive. I can overcome malware/virus/hacker/bad software by taking a couple of minutes to pop a backup drive into my PCs and I am up and running in minutes without having to re-enter passwords, reinstalling software or resyncing files. You can't do any of that with any Chrome books. Backup image of your PC results in a much faster recovery than Chrome books "power wash" which wipes out all settings and you have to start from scratch. If you like "tinkering" with your OS and software and keeping your information/files local, more secure and private, a Windows PC is where you want to be provided you disable silly things like One drive or other cloud storage.. Once that information leaves your PC, it is never safe.secure or private. Google rakes through all of your files and builds a personal profile of your usage, habits and other web based use. Yes, I have some concerns with anything Google. I never use Chrome browser, but prefer Firefox instead (sometimes Edge). Even so, I think I'd give a Chromebook a try. Another thing I have some concerns with the iPad, is that they receive updates for only about 4-5 years, or so I've read.
mr. ed 08/16/21 02:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Temptation to Buy a Chromebook

I must admit, I can be pretty spontaneous sometimes in decision making, but eventually I usually return to my senses. I’m going to hold off on any thought of getting a Chromebook until it’s really necessary. I trust my iPad will act as a good substitute should my aging Toshiba eventually give out. I don’t engage in gaming or any type of computer program that requires the capabilities of a full-fledged PC. In fact, I had already set up my iPad as a laptop replacement, adding a keyboard and mouse, in anticipation of needing to make a change, and I trust it can do the job. However, I appreciate the responses on this thread that have encouraged me about the Chromebook, just in case I make that decision someday. :)
mr. ed 08/16/21 04:54am Technology Corner
RE: Safety issue in handicapped bathrooms

Maybe 2 or 3 wraps of the shelf liner,then zip tie the ends. That way the middle shouldn't slip and the zips would be out of the way of your hands. I like your suggestion, Jetboater454. Good thinking. :C
mr. ed 08/15/21 08:11am Around the Campfire
RE: Temptation to Buy a Chromebook

I’m not concerned with startup speed since I’m never in that much of a rush. One thing that had concerned me is that after about 5 years the CB stops getting updated. That’s not too important since CB’s are cheap enough to replace every 5 years.. Everything else I’ve read about them is pretty positive.
mr. ed 08/15/21 08:06am Technology Corner
Temptation to Buy a Chromebook

The last thing I need is another computer. I already have a Toshiba laptop (Windows 10), a fairly new iPad with keyboard & mouse plus an RCA Viking pro tablet with detachable keyboard (android), all in excellent operating condition. So, obviously I’m all set as far as digital equipment goes. Since I like experimenting with technology, I’ve been considering picking up an inexpensive Chromebook just because it’s a new operating system to “play” with. If I actually did so, I’d look at devices between $100-200, very cheap compared to regular PC's. I’m normally pretty conservative, and try not to spend money needlessly. Although a few hundred $$ wouldn’t break me, I’ve been resisting the urge to by a Chromebook for a few weeks (in fact, I almost ordered one today). But I then come to my senses, realizing that might be foolish. I know I’m not the only one who has been tempted to buy a device that is totally unneeded. ;)
mr. ed 08/14/21 06:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Safety issue in handicapped bathrooms

My guess is that it is not required and it would cost 10¢ more to make them. Profits before anything. I feel for you. You say you use a washcloth. Would something like a gripper cloth used to open jars, or shelf liner be better? That's a good suggestion. I do have a roll of material that I used in my RV to line shelves to help keep things in place. The washcloth I use now works very well also, but I'll keep in mind your suggestion. :)
mr. ed 08/14/21 04:38pm Around the Campfire
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