Jeff Relf's "Useful", Truthy MemesI ( Jeff Relf ) am in Seattle, Early 2018.   Mail@"Jeff-Relf."Me
I was born here, start of 1960.  My Photo  My Location. 

Everyone is a (biased) advocate of one thing or other.
(Biased) Premises only need be useful, not truthy.
Below are some of my Useful/Truthy Memes.
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  Trump is a giant mirror, and Hollywood can't look away.
  " Look at that ugly racist ", they say.
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  Reproduction is a community effort; not every moron has to do it.
  100 million year old microbes reproduce once every 10,000 years.
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  You can breathe longer (granny) or faster (Sumo), pick one.
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  We ( you, me and the stars ) consume what we can, given our options.
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  Suicides, homicides, homelessness and war are bad PTSD/pain management.
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  Seriously, I love how modern women are casting aspersions,
  assuming the worst, to destroy men's reputations.

  Also, I love how they insist on rubbers and/or pulling out,
  instead of getting tubal ligations, so men aren't tempted.

  This is great news for those of us who promote abstinence, 
  better than I could ever have hoped for, years ago.
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  Like Linux distros, CryptoCurrencies multiply like rabbits, 1,384+ so far.
  Android is the most successful distro because Google invested in it.
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  I filed my 2017 taxes, CostFree, using "FreeTaxUSA.COM";
  I owe $411 for the $6,000 I made last year.

  All of it was "Self Employment" ( Social Security, Medicare ) taxes;
  I would've owed twice as much ( 14% instead of 7% ),
  if it wasn't for the Earned Income Credit.

  I was exempt from the HealthCareInsurance requirement,
  due to my low income.

  1099-MISC records are not eFiled to the IRS like a W-2 forms are,
  so the IRS wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't filed at all;
  but I filed anyway, in case I need SocialSecurityRetirement,
  Medicare, SSI ( Supplemental Security Income ) and/or FoodStamps someday.
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  For 7 years now, I've managed a 32 unit Rooming house.
  So I know that BedBugs makes some people go stark raving mad,
  to the point where they can't think straight.

  I can solve their problem, if they're HalfWay sane,
  and willing to work with me; I tell them:

    If you're itchy, take a shower.

    To kill the bugs and their eggs, put your clothes and bedding
    in the dryer, on high, for 20 minutes.

    Put encasements on your matteress and BoxSpring.
    The "Sleep Defense System" ( from "Hospitology" ), BoxSpring version,
    is best for BOTH the mattress and BoxSpring.

    Get a one gallon "Lawn and Garden Sprayer",
    and an 8 Oz bottle of "Demand CS" ( which makes 20 gallons ),
    so you can spray around your bed.

    The spray slowly kills for months, like DDT, only stronger;
    you may need to spray two or three times, weeks apart.

    When wet, the spray irriates your skin; dry, it's OK.
    After spraying, wash your hands and face.

    Cocaine, Caffine and Opium are natural pesticides;
    so, given the right dose, you shouldn't fear them.
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  Usenet is a sea of spam, 37 years deep, with HUNDREDS of backups.
  Every post remains, uncensored, for decades;
  and you can filter/sort them six ways to hell and back.

  Reddit has a higher signal to noise ratio,
  -- Wikipedia is higher still -- but they're censored.

  My posts to Usenet ( since Feb 2012 ).
  Who's posts I read first:  Sci.Physics
                             Comp.OS.Linux.Advocacy

  To post, use a binary server, e.g.:
  
    News.US.Usenet-News.NET:119  or  usNews.BlockNews.NET:119 
  
    They won't censor you; they don't even keep the "Path:" line,
    so you can't be identified.  Their archive is over 15 years deep.
    $5 buys you 11 gigs, enough for several life times.
    If one is down ( very rare ), use the other one.
  
  Do NOT use a binary server to read Usenet,
  they're not desinged for text ( huge lags, unreliable ).
  
  To read, use an INN server, e.g.:
  
    News.MB-Net.NET:119  or  News.Individual.NET:119
  
    "MB-Net" is cost free; "Individual" is 10 Euros per year.
    Register at:  MB-Net.NET/register/register.php
                  Must translate from German; if Captcha fails, F5 refresh.
  
  Do NOT post using an INN server, they'll ban you.
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  Wealth can damage your health.
  Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, loved being a high roller;
  once it came to an end, as it had to, he couldn't handle it.

  Suicides, homicides, homelessness and war are bad PTSD/pain management.

  ExtremeVegan (Fruitarian) Steve Jobs died at age 56.

  Wealthy Seattle has 12k homeless kids and rampant street drugs.
  They're so damn wealthy, like rock stars, they die at 27;
  they don't have to work and they spend thousand$$ per month on drugs.
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  Everything, all of us, always move at "c" ( the speed of light ).

  If, relative to each other, we ( you and I ) are not moving spatially,
  then I observe that you're moving ( at c ) exclusively
  in the temporal dimension, not in the spatial one.

  Conversely, photons move exclusively in the spatial dimension;
  i.e. we observe that their ( local ) clocks don't tick.

  We observe that objects are frozen/static at an APPARENT event horizon
  because they only move in the spatial dimension, not the temporal one.

  No TRUE event horizon exists because, if it could, 
  it'd have ZERO entropy and INFINITE "eXergy"
  ( energy that can do physical work ).

  Imagine the Earth, the Sun, the Solar system, the Milky Way,
  Andromeda, and the hundreds of billions of galaxies we see today...
  now add a little "gravity&eXergy", so it fits in the head of a pin.

  When you're done, that's what it was like, 13.8 billion years ago:
  less entropy, more eXergy/Gravity/Density.
  [ And, NO, it was NOT a (true) black hole back then ]

  Lord Kelvin, 1852, originated the idea of universal heat death.
  Eventually, MostAll gravity&eXergy will be consumed away, replaced with entropy;
  leaving us with a uniform heat bath that has energy, but not gravity&eXergy.

  Life consumes gravity&eXergy, same as the sun.

  The frequency of a natural light emitter is a clock/ruler, 
  and it accelerates/SpeedsUp as gravity&eXergy dies off.
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  I know that I'm ignored 99% of the time;
  the other 1% is _random_ insults from nasty dudes,
  or _random_ praise from nice ladies.
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  No one is happier than the (poor) dude who's WELL LOVED by the rich.
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  InSoFar As the mob rules China and Russia, BitCoin makes sense.
  They lost South Korea but aren't willing to give up the North.
  OpenSource CryptoCurrencies are like Linux; Google will build on it.
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  Once a lady has agreed to make love with the proper gentleman,
  she then wants to be "raped" by the "beast" ( Christian Grey ).
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  "Man" asks woman:  Does size matter ?
  Woman:  Size of what ? !
  Man:  My dick, of course.
  Woman:  No, that's _your_ problem, not mine.
          (Rent) Money is my biggest issue, not sex.

  Man:  You don't like sex ?
  Woman:  No, I like it, but only with those ( men or women )
          with a nice countenance, a lovely face,
          and pleasant expressions.

  Man:  Sure, but does size matter ?
  Woman:  Size of what ? !
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  Due to climate and geography, the typical white person,
  compared to the darker skinned, has more money because he has
  more land and a longer history of "saving up for a rainy day";
  e.g. Switzerland, Norway, IceLand, Russia and Canada, NOT India.
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  EmmaBlackery, MatthewSantoro and ssSniperWolf are young and strong;
  so they enjoy the roller coaster lifestyle.  Likely, Emma will
  get rich and have kids with someone from the live music "scene";
  however, it won't last long, and she'll mourn the loss.

  Yes, she'll mourn the loss of what was _never_ hers,
  like MatthewSantoro is doing now, feeling "poor and alone".

  EmmaBlackery is my favorite Youtuber, but SuperSexySniper
  ( ssSniperWolf ) is nice too, and she's richer and less alone.
  Her "husband" ( in all but name ), Sausage ( no super model ),
  wants his space while she can't stand to be away from him.

  She tells us how her dad "used and abused" her ( and her mom );
  yet _he_ has a restraining order against her, not vise versa ! !
  Sausage might be "using" her too, keeping the tradition.

  Melania Trump quotes:

     I think the mistake some people make is 
     they try to change the man they love after they get married.
          ....
     You cannot change a person.  Let them be.
     Let them be the way they are.
          ....
     I'm not a nagging wife.
          ....
     I'm not political in public; I'm political at home.
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  Cocaine caused the AIDS epidemic, I think;
  cocaine and coffee wear down the immune system.

  For liability reasons, doctors _must treat cancer,
  even when they know that the cancer might be dormant,
  depending on the immune system.

  Older people have (painful) kidney stones, it's natural;
  doctors and patients who think it's prostate cancer
  are killing themselves ( e.g. Steve Jobs ).
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  Everyone is richer when Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos get richer;
  moving to the North Korean ideal would lower the "wage-gap", sure,
  but then we'd have no Amazon, no MicroSoft, no internet.

  Illegals and Communists make strawberries and iPhones affordable;
  good for us, not so good for them, in their ReEducation camps.
  Around 1980, Khmer Rouge communists killed people who wore glasses
  ( too intellectual looking ) making NAZIs look good.

  Stop allowing money&women to control you.
  U.S. tax records show that 50% of adults were married in 2015,
  down from 72% in 1960.  "Let It Go", by James Bay ( and DanceOn ):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpVf5-aTgys
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  Fact is, some prefer "the stone age aesthetic".
  If the Palestinians are unhappy ( a big "if" ),
  then it's up to _them to do something about it;
  PseudoSocialists expect something for nothing.
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  Google founder Sergey Brin was born in Moscow;
  his dad was a a mathematics professor at the University of Maryland,
  and his mother a researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

  Trump has no desire to block immigrants like that;
  i.e. people who are _not thieving junkies, murders/rapists, etc.

  White males earn less than Asian males;
  but this does not mean that whites should be compensated.
  Not wanting "something for nothing" does not make one a "racist NAZI".

  Around 1974, communists in China and south east Asia killed millions.
  PseudoSocialists always ignore this, focusing instead on Germany, 1945.
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  Masked AntiFa Anarchists are just as wrong as the "neo nazis".
  Neither side looks anything like "upright, hardworking citizens".

  In " Why Socialism ? ", 1949, Einstein says PseudoSocialism
  leads to " the complete enslavement of the individual ".  Can
  " CounterWeights to the power of bureaucracy be assured ? ", he asks.

  How often do Bill Maher, Bill Clinton, Obama and CNN discuss 
  the  PROBLEMS  of "socialism", and the necessary CounterWeights ?
  How often do they discuss the  BENEFITS  of global warming ?

  Captialism is the CounterWeight ( to the power of bureaucracy ).
  Without capitalism, you have no real say, no _real_ vote.
  One dollar, One vote; No dollars, No _real_ votes, just slaves.

  Trump could send North Korea back to the stone age;
  but Yemen, Syria, Somalia, North Korea, etc. like 
  the " stone age aesthetic "; it's a pedophile's paradise.

  So, naturally, " bombing them into the stone age " doesn't work. 
  " Please, Br'er Fox, don't fling me in dat brier-patch ", says Br'er Rabbit.
  But we're not jealous of rabbits breeding/dying faster than us.

  U.S. tax records show that 50% of adults were married in 2015,
  down from 72% in 1960.  Marriage is too risky; it's too easy to 
  lose one's home or kids to drugs or divorce; it's not worth it.

  PornSexuals are the fruits of capitalism.
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Taxing sugary drinks raises money for the state, nothing more.
The more oxygen you breathe, the sooner you'll die.
Entropy makes us ugly; calories make us fat.

Goolge: oxidative-stress, case-studies.
Quoting " Oxidative Stress and the Aging Brain ", Dr. Riddle, 2007.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.NIH.GOV/books/NBK3869/

  Currently, one of the most plausible and acceptable 
  explanations for the mechanistic basis of aging is 
  the " free radical theory of aging " ...

  The origin of this explanation has a foundation in 
  the " rate of living theory " [ Pearl ], 
  according to which, the lifespan of an individual depends on
  its rate of energy utilization ( metabolic rate ) ... 

  Pearl proposed that the longevity of an organism 
  is inversely correlated to its mass-specific 
  metabolic rate: increasing an organism’s metabolic 
  rate will decrease longevity, whereas factors that 
  decrease the metabolic rate will increase longevity ... 

  birds have a low rate of free radical production
  in brain and in other tissues [ increasing their longevity ]
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Noramlly, there's no way to turn a monitor "off" ( asleep )
without some random mouse movement waking it.

I turn my monitor "off" via a HotKey ( assigned to a mouse button );
and it doesn't wake UnlessAndUntil I hit it again.

Source code found at: X.HTM.  Look for "KeepMonOff" in "X.CPP".

While "off", the Desktop has the keyboard and mouse focus.
The PC remains awake, so I can listen to music.

Buttons on my g633 headset control the volume, 
Run/Pause and Next/Prev track.

A log is kept of when the monitor is "off" ( 15 minutes or more ):

  Screenshot  Text version ( 372 columns wide ! ).

My "waking hours" are more random than most people's;
so, unLike most people, I _need_ this info, 
so I can predict how many hours might be left in my "day".
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Homeless Americans aren't winning The Victim Olympics.

Here (Seattle), it's mostly young, healthy _kids_ who chose homelessness
as their LeastBad option -- about 12 thousand people, last count.
New York City has just 3,892 homeless people, last count.
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Billions prefer to live in hot/sunny India, not Norway.
If Global Warming is true, knock on wood, they can move to Norway.
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My " Nude, Grape and IcyBlue on Black " Theme for Windows 10:

  Jeff-Relf.Me/Black.Theme.TXT
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My playList when reading/writing/programming.
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C++ Coding Rules, Visual Studio 2017 macros, C#, Win10 Registry Settings.
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I wrote my own diff routines ScreenShot.  Help/Settings: X.HTM.
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    My userContent.CSS(.TXT), for Mozilla FireFox.
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Sometimes, _after working strenuously, I cough;
returning to work, instead of relaxing, stops it.

Sucking on hard candy calms me down, relieving the symptoms;
i.e. sugar pills are indeed the best medicine, sometimes.
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LongTerm, Earth is cooling; originally, it was molten.

Great empires require a mild climate, fire helps;
now, with air conditioning, warmer climes are doing better.

Capitalism and/or Communism, it doesn't matter;
either way, the fit thrive and idiots die.
Pick the LeastBad option, and hope for the LeastBad luck.
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The top ten most frequent ways Americans die, by age group:
  http://Jeff-Relf.Me/OldPeopleDie.PNG

" UnIntentional Injury " ( e.g. a drug OverDose ) kills  _Young people;
-- Behind the wheel, drinkers kill  _Young people;
-- When you don't get enough sleep, kid, you're  _Drunk.

Smokers are smarter, I say.
" Heart Disease " ( e.g. from decades of smoking ) kills  _Old people.
So what ? ! Old Age is the leading cause of death everywhere, globally.
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We ( humanity ) _invent dimensions to simplify things; to wit:

  I chart my sleeping hours by day ( xAxis ), hour ( yAxis ), 
  and year ( a table ); i.e. time by time by time, virtual dimensions !
    When I slept ( 372 columns wide ! ) ( ScreenShot ).
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A strict, LifeLong vegan who doesn't OverIndulge 
( in fat, sugar, salt, alcohol and tobacco ) _will_ live longer;
even if he doesn't, it'll certainly _feel_ that way.
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You don't have to pay an Asian programmer $5/hour,
plenty of Americans will do it for free.

Are you looking for a hooker or a wife ?
Wives cost a _ton_ more; same for programmers.

Personally, I find that knowledge and skills
are the best assests to hold, not money per se.

Holding money is a _bad_ idea, these days.
Here in Seattle, housing costs are going through the roof;
meanwhile, 5-year CD's yield just 2% APR.
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"Time Curvature" ( into space ) models the (Newtonian) "1g"
we know so well, here on earth; i.e. simply moving forward 
in time is enough to alter your position ( free falling ).

The spatial axis is bent, curved, warped.

Here on earth, "Space Curvature" ( into time ) is negligible;
but, near the sun, "space itself" ( the path ) morphs, over time; 
so Mercury's orbit "spirals" ( precesses ).
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I wrote my own "terminal interface", "X.EXE" ( Windows 8 );
250 columns, fixedWidth fonts.  Screenshots ( 3840 x 2160 ):

  http://Jeff-Relf.Me/Diff.PNG
  http://Jeff-Relf.Me/X.PNG
  http://Jeff-Relf.Me/SleepPat.PNG
  http://Jeff-Relf.Me/Chess.PNG
  http://Jeff-Relf.Me/Super.Fast.Monopoly.PNG
  http://Jeff-Relf.Me/Reversi.PNG
  http://Jeff-Relf.Me/Solitair.PNG
  http://Jeff-Relf.Me/Mario.PNG

"X.EXE" is in <X.ZIP>, along with the files it needs.

    "X.HTM" is the "help/settings file".
    "Nyms.HTM" is the Usenet Scorefile.
    The "xGames" folder has .PNG files for the Monopoly game.
    "X.CPP" is the source code, Visual C++, x64, Visual Studio 2017.


"OCR A", "MS Mincho", "Segoe UI Symbol", "DejaVu LGC Sans Mono" 
and "nSimSun" are the (required) "Unicode Console" fonts.

"DirectX.CPP" is a small (one-file) example of how to:
_ Make all Fonts/Glyphs the same width (double_width is allowed).
_ Rescale Graphics/Glyphs when a window changes size.
_ Use DirectX 11.1, Direct2D 1.1, DirectWrite, and Direct3D.
_ Draw to a back buffer at a high fps (frames per second).
_ Draw properly scaled/smoothed .JPG files, hardware accelerated.
_ Draw to/from/within bitmaps.
_ Discover if a font exists or not ("FindFamilyName()").
_ Discover if a glyph exists in a font ("HasCharacter()").
_ Discover the width/height of a glyph ("GlyphWH()").

Your startup folder should have, e.g., "Pics/LowRes.JPG" ( 100px wide/tall ) 
and "Pics/Chess.PNG" ( a 3840 x 2160 screenshot, Jeff-Relf.Me/Chess.PNG ).
All coordinates are in hard⋅pixels (D2D1_UNIT_MODE_PIXELS).

ScreenShot: Jeff-Relf.Me/Glyph.PNG
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My $350, 1 TeraByte SSD
arrived in the U.S. Mail, along with some letters.
U.S. Mail is _Slow_, 7 days without tracking info.

Cloning the "C:boot" drive is easy, 
lots of free programs do it, but...
.....making the new SSD the "C:boot" drive,
without reInstalling everything, was _hard_.

I'm not sure what I might've done wrong or right,
but, in the end, this worked:

  Shutdown and plug in the new SSD (SATA_III).

  Boot and, with no apps running ( no browser, editor, etc. ),
  run "DiskMgmt.MSC" (Windows 8) to remove its partitions, then
  "CloneDisk" your "C:boot" drive (I used "Todo Backup", Free version).

  Shutdown ASAP, unPlug the previous "C:boot" drive.

  Boot to BIOS (Hit DEL). 
  The fan will run hard for awhile, 100% CPU, 4 gigaHz,
  as the new drive becomes "C:".  BIOS does it !

  Find/Change BIOS' (well hidden) BootDrive Setting.

  On reBoot, you've got a new "C:boot" drive, without reInstalling.

  Shutdown, plug in the previous boot drive.
  Boot, remove all partitions from the previous boot drive;
  otherwise, the drives would be too similar, confusing you.
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My vasectomy was the best thing I ever did for myself
because it helped me respect woman and kids.

Quoting "PBS.ORG/earth-a-new-wild/episode-plains/reindeer/" <<

  The practice of castrating [[reindeers]] has helped. 

  A castrated male, known as the gentleman of the tundra, 
  won’t waste his energy on fighting for reproductive rights, 
  and therefore will use his strength 
  and enormous size to dig through the snow. 

  The ancient castration technique of biting 
  is being studied and brought back because it is 
  less severe than using tongs or other modern methods. 
  Using modern methods, some male deer can become listless and lazy.

  Scientists believe that with the biting method, 
  the deer will still produce enough testosterone to remain vigorous.

  Reindeer are one of the last species to be domesticated by man —
  and are only semi domesticated. 

  Castration is a key component in domesticating a herding animal. >>
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In FireFox, my "Search-Bar" has many Search "Providers" ( methods ).  
ScreenShot  Note "Classic Theme Restorer" Extension.

  Google Wiktionary:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Wiktionary.XML
    Wiktionary.ORG/wiki/{searchTerms}
    
  Google WikiPedia: Jeff-Relf.Me/WikiPedia.XML 
    Google.COM/search?q= {searchTerms} site:WikiPedia.ORG &num=50
    
  Google WikiQuote:  Jeff-Relf.Me/WikiQuote.XML
    WikiQuote.ORG/w/index.php?search= {searchTerms}
    
  Google, Google ranked:  Jeff-Relf.Me/G.XML
    Google.COM/search?q= {searchTerms} &num=50
    
  Google, Last 3 Months, Google ranked:  Jeff-Relf.Me/rG.XML
    Google.COM/search?q= {searchTerms} &num=50&tbs=qdr:m3
  
  Google images:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Images.XML
    Images.Google.COM/images?q= {searchTerms}

  Google.DEFINE a word or term:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Spell.XML 
    www.google.com/search?q= define:{searchTerms}

  "Urban" dictionary: Jeff-Relf.Me/U.Dict.XML 
    UrbanDictionary.COM/define.php?term= {searchTerms}

  Dictionary.COM:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Dictionary.XML
    Dictionary.COM/search?q= {searchTerms}
    
  Thesaurus:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Thesaurus.XML
    Thesaurus.COM/search?q= {searchTerms}

  Google a YouTube video:  Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTube.XML 
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query= {searchTerms}

  Google Newspapers:  Jeff-Relf.Me/nG.XML
    news.google.com/news/search?q= {searchTerms}&scoring=n

  Google.MAPS:  Jeff-Relf.Me/GM.XML
    maps.google.com/maps?q= {searchTerms}

  Google MicroSoft ( for help ): Jeff-Relf.Me/MicroSoft.XML
    www.google.com/search?q= {searchTerms} site:microsoft.com

  IP to City/Domain 1:  jeff-relf.me/IP.1.XML
    http://whatismyipaddress.com/ip/{searchTerms}

  IP to City/Domain 2:  Jeff-Relf.Me/IP.2.XML
    http://www.infosniper.net/index.php?ip_address={searchTerms}

  Google "Sci.Physics" (Usenet), newest first:  Jeff-Relf.Me/GG.XML
    groups.google.com/forum/#!topicsearchin/Sci.Physics/{searchTerms}|sort:date

  Find a (Usenet) post by Message_ID:  Jeff-Relf.Me/G+mID.XML
    groups.google.com/forum/#!search/messageid:{searchTerms}
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My Logitech g600 mouse has 39 logical "Buttons".
I control them using This is Lua script, and "Logitech Gaming Software".
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"War and Crime" is about breeding more than the next guy;
and, for that, you need guns.  It's (ugly) evolution.
"Arrogant, Breeding Morons" are vicious animals.
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To change the location of the special "Documents"[*] folder...
[ *: a.k.a. "My Documents", a.k.a. "Personal" ]

See, "http://Jeff-Relf.Me/Win10.REG.TXT".  

;  Use Short, Friendly Paths, all under "C:\__" ( Home ).
;
;  First, "Right_Click Properties -> Location -> Move" each special folder.
;
;  Make Sure "MyDocumentsLocation", "Shell Folders"/"Personal",
;  and "User Shell Folders"/"Personal" ( below ) agree with each other.

;  The line, below, is for Visual Studio 2017.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0]
"MyDocumentsLocation"="C:\\__\\Sys"
"VisualStudioLocation"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\VisStudio"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Startup"="C:\\__\\Startup"
"SendTo"="C:\\__\\SendTo"
"AppData"="c:\\__\\Sys\\AppData"
"Local AppData"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData"
"Local Settings"="C:\\__\\Sys"
"Local AppDataLow"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\LocalLow"
"Cache"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\IE-Tmp"
"Desktop"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Desktop"
"PrintHood"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\PrintHood"
"NetHood"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\NetHood"
"Cookies"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Cookies"
"Recent"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Recent"
"Start Menu"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Start Menu"
"Programs"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Programs"
"History"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\History"
"Templates"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Templates"
"Favorites"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\-Crap-"
"My Pictures"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\-Crap-"
"My Music"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\-Crap-"
"My Video"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\-Crap-"
"Personal"="C:\\__\\Sys"
"{A520A1A4-1780-4FF6-BD18-167343C5AF16}"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\LocalLow"
"{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}"="c:\\__\\Downloads"

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
"Startup"="C:\\__\\Startup"
"SendTo"="C:\\__\\SendTo"
"AppData"="c:\\__\\Sys\\AppData"
"Local AppData"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData"
"Local Settings"="C:\\__\\Sys"
"Local AppDataLow"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\LocalLow"
"Cache"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\IE-Tmp"
"Desktop"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Desktop"
"PrintHood"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\PrintHood"
"NetHood"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\NetHood"
"Cookies"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Cookies"
"Recent"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Recent"
"Start Menu"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Start Menu"
"Programs"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Programs"
"History"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\History"
"Templates"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\Templates"
"Favorites"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\-Crap-"
"My Pictures"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\-Crap-"
"My Music"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\-Crap-"
"My Video"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\-Crap-"
"Personal"="C:\\__\\Sys"
"{A520A1A4-1780-4FF6-BD18-167343C5AF16}"="C:\\__\\Sys\\AppData\\LocalLow"
"{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}"="c:\\__\\Downloads"
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Console2, a better "DOS Console",
runs CMD.EXE in the background, like a daemond.

Console2 works well with Unicode,
provided you tell -both- the default DOS console 
and Console2 to use the "DejaVu Sans Mono" font.

Japanese glyphs work too,
despite the fact that DejaVu doesn't have them.

But you must change Windows' Registry first:

  ; ReBoot to effect any change to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE".
  [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont]
  "0"="DejaVu Sans Mono"

Also, "7z.EXE" ( like Zip.EXE ) works well with Unicode.

With every invocation of CMD, "Init-CMD.BAT" runs; to wit:

  > @chcp 65001
  > @prompt $P$_$g

  [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor]
  "autorun"="C:\\__\\_Source\\Init-CMD.BAT"

Console2's settings are stored in "Console.XML",
which I edit by hand, using Visual Studio 2017,
my text editor; like this:
 
  ... rows="115" columns="143" ... 

  font name="DejaVu Sans Mono" size="14" 
     bold="0" italic="0" smoothing="2"

    color use="1" r="222" g="111" b="111"

Console2 settings for my 185 dpi 
( set to 144 dpi ) 4K/UHD monitor:
http://jeff-relf.me/Console.XML.TXT
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My "Jeff-Relf.Me" domain_name costs me $20+ per year, paid to GoDaddy.
<cPanel hosting>[*] costs me $30 per year, paid to "PacificHost.COM".
[ *: pacifichost.com/web-hosting.shtml ]

cPanel allows unlimited, "Catch-All" email addresses ( aliases );
e.g. "Usenet@@Jeff-Relf.Me".
[ To set it up, ask PacificHost  pacifichost.com/contact-us.shtml ]

That's unlimited "transfer" ( gigabytes ), unlimited disk storage,
unlimited sub_domains, password_protected folders,
<yaml filtering ( to block select email aliases )>[*], etc.
[ *: http://Jeff-Relf.Me/filter.yaml.TXT ]

Do NOT give your loging info to a customer service representative !
You can't trust them with it.
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Photos of my rooming house ( I'm the manager ):
  Front of House, Back, Bath, the Kitchen, a Room.
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Usenet isn't WikiPedia or CraigsList, so Google doesn't fully index it.

Apparently, the first post of a long/interesting thread is well indexed.

You can improve a Google search by 
limiting yourself to more recently indexed pages.

Take, for example, <This Search>[*].
[* "Jeff Relf" on the web, last 3 months, Google ranked ]

   Note the URL:

     Google.COM/search?q= "Jeff-Relf.ME" | "Jeff Relf" &num=50&tbs=qdr:m3&filter=0
       
       Links to my website (Jeff-Relf.ME) are boosted above "Jeff Relf".
       "|" means "OR".
       "filter=0" shows more results; duplicates are NOT filtered out.

       "tbs=qdr:m3" gives me the last 3 Months, Google ranked.
       Nicely, the "indexed date" is listed for each search result.

Search Usenet, last 2 Weeks, like this:

  Google.COM/groups/search?q= "Jeff Relf" &num=50&sitesearch=google.com&scoring=d&as_qdr=w2
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I close apps I'm not using, to free my mind;
don't even want them "pinnned" to the taskbar, as icons.

I never see the "Start Screen" ( Windows 8, Metro ); I boot to
the desktop where only X.EXE greets me, instead of the start button ( Win7 ).
I re_boot once every few months, I suppose.  My 30 watt, full-size desktop PC
is diskless and fanless, including a 500 watt fanless power_supply.

My app launcher/toolbar now _TOTALLY_ stops newly launched apps
from stealing the "foreground" ( i.e. the keyboard/mouse focus )
and blinding me with that nasty "Black to White", bright flash.

For a taste (yuck!), see below. "⏉Win" is the Top_Most window.

  #define ⏉modeOn  ( prev@⏉ = ⏉mode = 1, ⏉most( HWND_TOPMOST ) )

  #define Norm  ( ⏉mode = 0, ⏉most( HWND_NOTOPMOST ) )  // No Top Most.

  #define ⏉most( TM )  (  \
    SetWindowPos( Win, TM, 0,0,0,0, SWP_NOMOVE | SWP_NOSIZE ),  \
    LockSetForegroundWindow( TM == HWND_TOPMOST ? LSFW_LOCK : LSFW_UNLOCK ) )

  #define ⏉  SetForegroundWindow(Win)

  #define @⏉  ( _@⏉ = ( ⏉Win = GetForegroundWindow() ) && Win == ⏉Win )

My launcher must rapidly request the Foreground, 30 times a second;
otherwise, Windows takes it from me without notice, the fucker.
 
  Windows tells me that I've lost the keyboard/mouse AFTER the fact,
  not before, so I have to bombard it with SetForegroundWindow() ASAP.
  This seems wrong, of course, but I see no alternative.

Moving the cursor to Win10's taskbar stops this "Top_Most, Bombarding",
giving me easy access to my newly launched app, sans White_Flash.
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FireGestures JavaScript to magnify images 1.667 times

" var node = FireGestures.sourceNode ;
  if ( ! ( node instanceof HTMLImageElement ) )  return ;
  node.width *= 1.66666667 ;  ".

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Who I am ( Personal info ):

My dad, after being a WWII pilot ( catching the very end of it )
became a tool and die maker, first in partnership with Jeff Fluke,
later on the team that designed and built the 747.

My dad's dad ( Gerald Relf ) was a banker for the Federal Reserve.
Back in the day ( in Seattle, 1940 ), 
bankers sat around a table and exchanged each bank's bags.

My mom's dad ( Robert Grass ) was a Washington state senator
and a lawyer, working out of what was, at the time,
the tallest building west of the mississipi, the Smith Tower.

Seattle has always been a boom/bust town
and Boeing had hit hard times in 1971,
people were leaving en masse.

Also, being Mormons, my dad felt the Seattle/University drug scene
had engulfed two of his kids... one of my brothers is/was
a paranoid schizophrenic... so, in 1972, he moved us to Utah.

My first programming was on HP/TI calculators starting around 1973-74.
By 1976, I was programming the HP 67 with it's magnetic strips.

Me ( Jeff Relf ), back in 1976, when I was 16 ( Orem Utah ).
Me ( lower right ), 1976, Seattle, my parents and grandmother
are behind me, right side.
My mom, dad ( Bill ), and a brother ( Pete, age 18 ), in 1976 ( Orem Utah ).

My dad's mom ( age 73 ) holding her GREAT_grand_daughter, in 1976 ( Seattle ).
My sole sister ( Diana, then 22, Seattle ) and her first daughter.

My brother ( Bill Jr. ) born in Seattle, 1956, in Utah, Sep 15th, 2017.
He died Sep 20, 2017, shortly after getting off
antipsychotic medications ( which he took most of his life ),
to get on meds for his liver and kidneys.

His last words ( to Peter, my brother ):

  " Dreams that will never be... ".

Here is a photo of Sarah ( Wallace ) Pruse ( my friend )
visiting her daughters, Gianna and Ginette.
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Work:
    
  Dr. JianXin Huang   nfo@"DrHuang."BIZ  //  Seattle  WA
  Dr. Charles Haley   ChipH@"UW."EDU  //  Tucson  AZ
  Tom Schrank   TSchrank@"ABA."COM //  Washington DC

Family:
    
  Diana ( Relf ) Harkcom   dHarkcom@"gM"ail."COM  //  Lehi Utah
  Peter.Relf@"Dell".COM  //  Sandy Utah

Friends:
    
  Michael Brickler   MBrick02@"gM"ail."COM  //  Eagle-Rock VA  24085
  Sarah ( Wallace ) Pruse   ICantForTheLifeOfMe@"Ya"hoo."COM  //  Tampa FL
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