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Everything posted by Heelster

  1. Parsing sentences - No Parsing concepts - Yes Cabernet Sauvignon - But of course!!
  2. I would gladly sit down over a nice bottle of wine and go over the finer details of this. and if I were in England I would make a special trip to do so - - alas I'm not. I have no intentions of writing a thesis or annotated bibliography today. A good concept start would be to understand the concept of open source software.
  3. Flying Kangaroos?? = = = Yeah - - That ain't right!!
  4. Unfortunately, that kinda was plain English - - a bit on the tech side, but plain enough for some of us that are familiar with the open source software concepts and protocols. My issue with some of these concept is that they seem to create a fiscal value out of thin air. My best example would be Pokemon Go - it creates value within itself, but is useless beyond itself.
  5. Could be though I'm thinking some of the parents might wonder about this - - - Heh heh heh - - - - Merry Christmas How about @CAT wearing a green skirt and some knee high green boots - - - - that would work!!!
  6. Who has bought some new shoes

    Well those look interesting - wonder who has them here state side.
  7. Who has bought some new shoes

    Oh - - Hot looking Drywaller stilts. Not for me - - A tad bit too high.
  8. I've had a beard since 1981. - non stop. It's pretty white now. Now if only folks could see a Santa Claus in Stilettos. Nope - better stick with boots after Black Friday.
  9. I don't know where your finding your western boots, but the ones I see are pretty damned flat. Just landed a deal on some new Ariat women's boots for $44 but the men's boots - - - you couldn't straddle an electric cord.
  10. Hey - - - I resemble that - - -almost - - !!
  11. Well gentlemen - -Yes, they may not be considered the high heel of the day, but as of late, I haven't seen anything at a local store that high on the men's side of the aisle. If they are comfortable, and you like them, then it's all good.
  12. Steinway ad feat. Yuja Wang

    Nice screen shot - - !!
  13. The Issue of Gender and Clothing

    I find I can easily get away with women's medium to low rise jeans in flare and boot cut with no issues as long as I don't have shiny bling on them - - nobody notices. I can pull off a calf high boot with a 1-1/2" (3.81cm) block heel with no problems (under flares) and nobody thinks twice. Even out here in the sticks!! Locally - - I'm disinclined to push it.
  14. This alone may hurt Bitcoin and any other currency of this type. There is a deep concern by some world powers regarding sending or transferring monies or "value" to some country's. Example - Drug cartels, and of of now, anything to North Korea.
  15. Who has bought some new BOOTS?

    Agreed - - even I could get away with no issues in my neck of the woods. Hell - - I'd wear them out!!
  16. Waterproofing advice

    It's probably a silicon spray with some possible additives. They work, but I've never tried it on anything except work / hiking style boots. Read the directions, and then possibly look online for reviews and comments. Your mileage may vary - -
  17. Just FYI - - China is putting the clamps on Bitcoin. Google search gives all the gory details.
  18. Skirt n heels. Big city phenomena?

    Geez - - I don't see skirts and heels much at all. Once I get into a major city, I'll see a few, but not often. Locally - - - not even on a Sunday.
  19. Don't have many in the area, and what few there are pretty much keep their mouths shut. What few democrats are in office are not progressive. Locals refer to the progressives as nut jobs and snow flakes. I'm a social liberal and fiscal conservative. Registered Libertarian (only 11 in the county) Basically - I don't care what you want to do as long as I don't have to pay for it.
  20. Nope - but they seem to need less space for what brain they have allowing the rest to be filled with air. Being your in England, you may not be paying much attention to the goings on here in the colonies. Out in the sticks, the mentality of some of it's residents seem to be moving backwards toward stone age thinking. Do I need to elaborate much more than this??
  21. Easy - First off, a large majority of businesses use a payroll service such as ADP. They do all the tax and benefit management. They deal with your insurance providers, do the W2's (an annual tax form indicating what was taken out and distributed to the federal government along with state and local. Savings , and other benefits) They do the transfers on specified dates as stipulated by the employer. As for the weekly or monthly issue - U.S. employers discovered early that if you paid a person on Tuesday, they may be too drunk to show on Wednesday. That's an early reason why they waited until Friday. It was more likely the guy would show up for work all week. By going to biweekly, it saved on payroll checks and processing. It also had the unknown affect of making employee's more likely to budget. Employees had less foreclosures and liens. With services like ADP, there are no paper statements unless you, the employee go and print one. As for myself, I was grandfathered in and allowed to receive mine in the mail. Most people don't like to wait the extra two or three days, but I prefer not to allow anyone access to my accounts. I don't do money transfers or direct deposits. I have never been hacked, lost my identity to theft, or bounced a check for 40 years. After being in IT / network management for years, and dealing with hacked Microsoft PC's I no longer use Microsoft for anything other than work.
  22. From a paleontologist viewpoint, Your probably correct, From a more recent viewpoint, that larger brain cavity is just that - space for air. Recent current events and the praise that have accompanied them have me wondering how so many people even accomplished the act of voting. I will leave it at that.