| Tech Board|| Windows 7 on E-Bay - Layabout on 9/24/14 at 7:45 am|
I have a PC with XP that I would like to use as a server so I've been looking at upgrading to Windows 7. A number of sellers on E-Bay are offering to sell the software bundled with used hard drives or mother boards. They include a certificate of authority pasted on the used part. The prices are w...
| Political Talk|| Snowbilly Reality Show - Layabout on 9/11/14 at 2:57 pm|
I'll take Edwin any day of the week over this gang.
| Money Talk|| ShopRunner, Yay or nay? - Layabout on 8/26/14 at 12:36 pm|
Just got an e-mail from American Express offering a new card benefit, free membership in ShopRunner which normally costs $79 a year.. Sounds like a good deal unless I'm missing something. Any thoughts?...
| Tech Board|| Rooting My Cell Phone - Layabout on 8/23/14 at 10:40 am|
I have an ATT-branded Samsung phone that I really like but I switched to another carrier a few months ago and now have all of this ATT bloatware on the phone that can't be deleted. I'm assuming the phone has to be rooted in order to get rid of these apps. Can anyone recommend a phone repair store ...
| Money Talk|| Co-Signing a Student Loan - Layabout on 8/5/14 at 12:45 pm|
I did this last year for my niece's daughter because they've got two other kids in college. It's Sallie Mae with an interest rate of 9.25%. First, this seems kind of high to me given my credit score of 800+ and second, I'm concerned about getting on the hook for $120K before this is over. Should ...
| Tech Board|| Cancelling DISH Service - Layabout on 6/21/14 at 8:09 am|
What do they do about the antenna? Just leave it? I own the receiver but not the antenna....
| Political Talk|| Operation American Spring - Layabout on 5/17/14 at 2:40 pm|
A march on Washington to oust Obama, Holder, Reid et al occurred yesterday. Thirty million patriots were expected to join in the march to "take back" their government.
Two dozen showed up.
| O-T Lounge|| Passport - Layabout on 3/20/14 at 4:49 pm|
Has anyone used the EBR Clerk of Court on Coursey to get a passport? If so, do they have a camera on-site or do you have to have a pic before you go?...
| Political Talk|| Oh, the Irony - Layabout on 2/21/14 at 10:21 pm|
Exxon CEO joins suit against fracking water tower. NIMBY!
| Food and Drink Board|| Whatever Happened to Pressed Duck? - Layabout on 1/31/14 at 10:31 pm|
It used to be a staple on Chinese restaurant menus but I haven't seen it in years. ...
| Political Talk|| Nattering Nabobs of Negativism - Layabout on 1/28/14 at 6:46 pm|
As President Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union address tonight, congressional Republicans are promising to respond with what they call their grumpiest faces ever.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) confirmed that the G.O.P. have been practicing in front of mirrors for w...
| Political Talk|| Why Would a Candidate Brag about a 97% LABI Approval Rating? - Layabout on 1/27/14 at 6:58 pm|
Paul Hollis starting to run commercials for his senate race and touting this? To me it says he's bought and paid for by the 1% and that's not a lot of votes....
| Political Talk|| Paul Krugman Nails It - Layabout on 8/5/13 at 8:39 am|
Last week House Republicans voted for the 40th time to repeal Obamacare. Like the previous 39 votes, this action will have no effect whatsoever. But it was a stand-in for what Republicans really want to do: repeal reality, and the laws of arithmetic in particular. The sad truth is that the modern G...
| Political Talk|| And So It Begins - Layabout on 7/16/13 at 4:05 pm|
A Florida man asked a group of teens at a gas station to turn down the loud music blaring from their car and, after an exchange of words, opened fire on the vehicle, killing a 17-year-old boy.
| Money Talk|| Convert Alarm System to Cellular - Layabout on 1/28/13 at 6:26 am|
I'm seriously considering pulling the plug on my land line and the only thing holding me back is the fact that my alarm system won't work with VoIP. Anybody have any experience with converting? Do I need to replace the entire alarm box or is there some sort of cellular adapter? Also, does the ala...
| Political Talk|| Who's Who at the Inauguration - Layabout on 1/22/13 at 4:18 pm|
Pan and zoom, find the movers and shakers. Pretty cool graphic from the New York Times.
| Political Talk|| Welcome to Our 51st State - Layabout on 11/7/12 at 11:42 am|
Almost buried in the presidential buzz was the referendum on statehood in Puerto Rico, which passed with 65% of the vote.
Flag manufacturers in China rejoice.
| O-T Lounge|| U-Verse Sucks - Layabout on 9/2/12 at 2:18 pm|
Phone and internet down for four full days with widespread broadband outages in Baton Rouge.
Riddle me this: how can this happen with a buried fiber-optic backbone? Is it time to go back to Cox Cable?...
| Political Talk|| Diaper Boy up to His Old Tricks - Layabout on 8/25/12 at 12:45 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| Baton Rouge to Albuquerque - Layabout on 5/31/12 at 6:29 pm|
Shortest route is through Texas with a couple of hundred miles of non-interstate. I'm thinking about taking I-10 to El Paso then I-25 to Albuquerque, interstate all the way. Any advice welcome. ...