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Old 02-11-2012, 12:46 PM   #26
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With all that laundry, and all the flushing that will ensue from the pizza and BBQ... there goes the hot water!

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Old 02-11-2012, 11:21 PM   #27
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With all that laundry, and all the flushing that will ensue from the pizza and BBQ... there goes the hot water!

Solar, and lots of it!
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:37 AM   #28
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:52 AM   #29
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Is this the final word?

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Subfora:
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Cellphones and Mobile Electronics
Personal Security and Privacy
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:13 AM   #30
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I am good with that. Anyone else?
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* I have the right to my private property, thus I have the right to defend my property from thieves who would take it from me.
* I have the right to self-determination, thus I have the right to defend my liberty from tyrants who would take it from me.
* The only usable tools for these tasks are guns, and thus I have the right to shoot anyone who would take my guns from me.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:15 AM   #31
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No problem with that.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #32
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Do we want to have a subforum "Requests for Assistance"?
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:15 PM   #33
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Seems good enough thanks O6
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #34
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Okay, I added the forums according to 06's list. I need descriptions. See the little blurb up at the top of the page:

Help and Suggestions This forum is a PUBLIC forum where everyone will see your posts and be able to respond. If you want to reach the staff privately please use private message.

I need something like that for each new section. Also, with MA's suggestion - are you going to incorporate help and assistance in any forum or would you like to pull that out separately?

Annnndddd... opening thread for each forum should be an elaboration of the description and a sticky.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:09 PM   #35
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Thanks for the forum magic.

I think help assistance can be handled in the subforums especially since Personal Security and Privacy will cover a huge part of them anyway.

(we still have the subforum in Within our home)

Computers and Home Electronics

It should be clear that it's also about the internet? The subforum in Homestead has some threads about Anonymous and they should go into here too.

Any ideas about the many threads in the Within our home/Computers & Tech which could be moved to the new forum?
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:12 PM   #36
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Do we need the subforum from Within Our Home any longer? Looks like it should be covered in the new Tech section and existing threads migrated over.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:21 PM   #37
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Okay, I added the forums according to 06's list. I need descriptions. See the little blurb up at the top of the page:
I thought the description was O6's Man Cave?




(I couldn't resist. But I'll shut up now so as not to distract from the serious work of redecorating. )
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973 threads.

We should move everything into the techology/computers subforum and move the newer stuff to approprate subforums as appropriate. I'm game.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:25 PM   #39
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If you're volunteering, Kassy, have at it! Thanks!
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #40
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If you're volunteering, Kassy, have at it! Thanks!
If you move the 973 i'll take it from there.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:58 PM   #41
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* Humans are tool-users, and technology is where our science becomes reality, giving us the powerful electronic and mechanical tools that mostly make our lives easier, yet more complex, and at times frustrating. *


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Computers and Home Electronics
* Desktop computers, laptops, TVs, audio systems, computer games, home automation and more have transformed our lives and our homes. *

Cellphones and Mobile Electronics
* Technology, especially electronics, are with us every moment now as we walk out the door to work, play and travel. Cellphones, smart phones, tablets, e-readers, GPSs and more let us carry tools that allow us to communicate, be more productive and entertain ourselves. *

Personal Security and Privacy
* Technology brings us tools to greatly improve our security, in the home, on the road, walking around and online. But the government has these tools and much more. As we move towards a total surveillance society, where our every move is watched, measured and recorded, and every scrap of data about us is collected and used to profile us by corporations and governments, privacy has become a critical issue. *

Military Technology
* The technology of death and destruction keeps us safe, while at the same time it is a threat to the human race itself. The fruit of military research frequently becomes the consumer products and safety equipment of tomorrow. Advances in this field affect us all. *
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* The only usable tools for these tasks are guns, and thus I have the right to shoot anyone who would take my guns from me.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:06 PM   #42
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I can do the thread administrative work, if you want. That does not mean I want to be a mod. But temporarily give me the power to move threads, and I can do that if nobody else wants to do it.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:29 PM   #43
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FB would have to designate you a general mod to even do so temporarily, Ought. When I was only a forum mod, I couldn't move anything into or out of the forum (except to and from the Tomb), but only within the forum and sub-fora.
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I would not have a problem with temporary mod powers. I just would not use them, except for moving threads. But probably the mod room should be limited to actual mods, so I guess that is not a viable idea.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:37 AM   #45
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I moved a bunch of threads from page one. There are probably some more on the page that should be moved but we'll get there:

Tech to Cell Phones

Verizon Takes Over MCI Cards, then Kills Them
http://thisbluemarble.com/showthread.php?t=43821

Apple to ban stealthy iPhone contact data harvesting
http://thisbluemarble.com/showthread.php?t=43714

Five iPad 3 Rumors That Just Might Be True
http://thisbluemarble.com/showthread.php?t=43635

Tablets
http://thisbluemarble.com/showthread.php?t=43552

Blackerry Playbook
http://thisbluemarble.com/showthread.php?t=43461

Tech to Security
'Reverse smudge engineering' foils Android unlock security

Beware! AVG antivirus software is NOW malware
http://thisbluemarble.com/showthread.php?t=43515

Infected w/ DNSChanger Trojan?
http://thisbluemarble.com/showthread.php?t=43464

Useful computer security website
http://thisbluemarble.com/showthread.php?t=43024


Tech to Military Tech
Army step closer to enabling self-aware network



Similar lists of suggestions could be put in this thread.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:19 PM   #46
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This one could go to Cellphones:

http://thisbluemarble.com/showthread.php?t=35896
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:46 PM   #47
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