I ( Jeff Relf ) am in Seattle, Early 2019.   [ Mail@"Jeff-Relf."Me  0"206_900_9444"0 ]
I was born here, start of 1960.  My Photo  My Location. 
My Mouse/Keyboard Layout ( "%LocalAppData%\LGHUB\Settings.jSon" ).
My playList when reading/writing/programming.
I wrote my own diff routines ScreenShot.  Help/Settings: X.HTM.
My posts to Usenet ( since Feb 2012 ).
HTML or C++, I ignore erroneous warnings/errors; C++ Coding Rules,
Visual Studio 2017 macros, C#, Win10 Registry Settings.
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  Trump won rural America.  " Rat Utopia " experiments indicate:
  dense communities have too many attackers, too much vice.

  First, males stop guarding mothers ( too many attackers );
  then mothers stop raising kids ( again, too many attackers ).

  Macau, China, has the lowest fertility rate ( births/woman );
  the poorest and most rural parts of Africa have the highest.
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  On stage, it's Apple;  on the desk, it's Microsoft;
  on disability, it's Google ( Android Linux );
  off your rocker, it's  random Linux distros.
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  "TON 618" is the most massive black hole known to man;
  we see it as it was 10.4 billion years ago.

  12.5 billion years ago, quasar J2157-3602 had 
  the luminosity of 695 trillion suns ( 2.66×10^41 Watts ).

  695 trillion suns.

  As entropy increases, our universe gets less "dense/hot/powerful".

  In physics, entropy is how evenly  heat/matter  are distributed.
  The  hot/dense  sun is dissipating into the  cold/sparse  void;
  i.e. "entropy" (uniformity) is increasing, the sun is evaporating.

  Lambda, the cosmological "constant", is growing.

  Compared to the concordance model ( Lambda-CDM ), the Big Rip 
  now seems more likely, given recent evidence from "the quasar era"
  that shows that the (growing) Hubble "Constant" was then LESS (72.5)
  than one at the ( cosmologically older ) "Type Ia supernova era" (73.24),
  and MORE than the one at the CMBR (67.66), near the start of the Big Bang.

  " Is Dark Energy Getting Stronger ? ", by PBS Space Time, Mar 20, 2019:
    Youtube.COM/watch?v=tAtVgHvt05M
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  First we ( the apocalypse cult ) vilify Big Oil ( like Big Tobacco );
  then we  Tax-'n'-Regulate  the crap out of them ( killing the poorest ).
  " Virtue Signaled ", job done.
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  Men "think" women just want a big dick.

  If you want to know what a woman _ really wants,
  read a romance novel with her, in a coffee shop.
  Few city boys measure up, so (horny) women go without.

  Most Sybian dildos are 3 inches tall;
  and even that is too much, when you crank it up.

  Most white boys are under 5 inches, hard/stretched;
  normal women don't want anything larger.
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  Seattle is home to the 1st and 2nd second richest men in the world.
  With the Pacific ocean to the West, and high mountains to the North&East,
  and hot, wealthy California to the South, no city is better placed.

  There's a huge pipeline of money going from Governments/corporations
  to Microsoft -- they tax the taxman; smart. 
  Bill Gates "invests" in poorest Africa, helping women & kids; smart. 

  Amazon is hungry for investors, and vice versa.
  Walmart is slow; the post office is slower.
  Apple doesn't want investors money; they're returning it.

  Jeff Bezos can't buy a girlfriend, MacKenzie can't buy men's respect;
  imagine if you could hire/fire a wife for minimum wage.
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  We humans _ need to believe in a judgment day;
  "Climate Change" is just the latest version of it.

  More rain, more carbon dioxide, warmer weather,
  tropical Arctics... What more could a plant ask for ? !

  56 million years ago (@PETM), the Arctic was tropical, not icy;
  then and there, we primates first appeared.  3 million years later,
  we were most everywhere.  22 million years later, the poles froze.

  4.5 billion years ago, the surface of earth was molten.
  13.8 billion years ago, The Known Universe was infinitely hot.
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  In the Philippines, President Duterte enlists 
  vigilantes to kill druggies ( kids are slaughtered );
  freeing the cops to  make/sell  meth at a nice profit.

  Meth is bad but prohibition is a hundred times worse;
  so, in Seattle, drug dealers run free, without consequence.
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  The more a place looks like Norway ( the Democrats' wet dream )
  the more likely it is to vote for a Trumpesque candidate.
  We're talking: Cold, White, Rural, with a fiscal surplus.

  Too much debt.  Trump is HerBert Hoover all over again.
  We're seeing "The Grapes of Wrath", HooverVilles, on a grand scale.
  No worries, it's just technological displacement, growing pains.

  Capitalism is like poker.  Some are enjoying it, others are talented,
  and some couldn't give a shit -- but at least there's a game; 
  authoritarian (Pseudo)Marxism has no game, it's meaningless.
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  Quantum ignorance doesn't falsify thermodynamics nor General Relativity.
  General Relativity and thermodynamics are presumed "true" because:

    1:  They're useful ( to some, sometimes ).
    2:  No one can falsify them (presumably).

  The red pill ( harsh reality ):

    "God" ( nature, thermodynamics, evolution ) programmed us;
    " Sustained Consumption " is the goal, not truthiness per se;
    we're (robotic) consumers, like the sun.

    "God" ( nature, General Relativity ) is static, immutable, 
    changeless and timeless, both everything and nothing.
    Randomness is ignorance ( nothing more, nothing less ).
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  Two of my older tenants ( 65 & 80 ) have reoccurring bed bugs;
  I have to inspect their rooms periodically, and handle it myself,
  as they never seem to notice anything ( much less handle it ).

  I use mattress encasements and "CSI Cyzmic CS Controlled Release Insecticide";
  but I can't put pesticides on blankets, pillows, computers or headsets;
  instead, I spray them with rubbing alcohol and Bed Bug Bully.

  Rubbing Alcohol (sorta) kills bugs/eggs, and chases them away;
  it's flammable, so careless people shouldn't use it.

  Bed Bug Bully is a nice smelling, herbal bug repellent;
  it doesn't kill anything.
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  A stable currency must be tied to the LOCAL Consumer Price Index,
  and an army must be ready and willing to protect those prices.
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  Plants prefer warmer weather, with more carbon dioxide;
  likewise, people prefer warm Bangladesh over cold Norway.

  The North Pole was tropical 55 million years ago, 
  when/where we primates first appeared.
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  Respect is rare and expensive, like gold.
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  Happiness is a WellHydrated body and an empty bladder;
  if you find yourself wanting to cough, 
  or you're having breathing troubles (at night), hydrate.
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  Staring into the "hot fire" of the microwave background
  may have blinded us, so we can't see "Meta-ColdDarkMatter" 
  ( mCDM; cold, decayed particles; LOW ENERGY physics ).
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  Instead of $$sex, Tenga's "Flip Zero" latches on and won't let go,
  so I can edge for 5+ HOURS, despite distractions; it's better than $$sex.

  And it feels good after nutting too -- so even a 60 year-old man, like me,
  nuts multiple times. Vaseline is my lube. It never leaks; no mess.
  When done: open it up, and lay it on paper towels.

  Once dry, put it back in its case, so it stays clean.
  If this product doesn't take over the world, the world is wrong.
  Happiness is a WellHydrated body and an empty bladder.
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  The Copenhagen Interpretation still dominates: Shut up and calculate;
  -- stop making ABSURD assumptions about Schrodinger's cat.

  Otherwise, you'll be led down the science FICTION path,
  like multi-worlds and superstring theory.

  Truth can be crippling, and falsehoods can be liberating,
  -- science FICTION pays better than the REAL deal;
  hence Christianity, Marxism, and other apocalypse cults.

  The hot dense sun evaporates into the cold vacuum;
  the sun is losing 4.3 million tons/second.

  Eventually, all eXergy will be consumed away, replaced with entropy,
  leaving us with a uniform heat bath that has all of the energy,
  but none of the "eXergy" ( a type of energy that can do physical work,
  force * distance ).  Gravity is residual exergy.

  Einstein's Cosmological Constant ( 1.11 * 10^−52 / Meters^2 ) tells us 
  that outer space is growing EXPONENTIALLY, gravity is dying off;
  -- i.e. the "Heat Death" predicted by Lord Kelvin, 1852,
     is the most likley outcome.
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  Alcohol, heroin and cocaine kill _ young people.
  Tobacco kills old people, including several who are well over 100 years old.
  The more oxygen you breathe, the sooner you'll die.

  Goolge: oxidative-stress, case-studies.
  Quoting " Oxidative Stress and the Aging Brain ", Dr. Riddle, 2007.
  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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  The dollar is a casino chip; the house always wins.
  There are other casinos, better games.
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  Every religion, from emperor worship to Marxism, is a quasi government.
  "Usefulness" is the only thing that matters, not the truth.
  Hypocrisy is extremely useful; everyone engages in it, en masse.

  Spinoza's "pantheism" ( "God" is just nature ) encompasses everything,
  including all "religions", from emperor worship to Marxism;
  yet, at the same time, it's "dogmatic atheism" writ large.

  Anything else would be far too limited for Einstein ( and me ).
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  Choose your cult:

    SuperDeterminism ( Spinoza, Einstein and Me ):

      Sure, our ignorance ( not the cat's "randomness" ) is real, 
      -- we don't know if Schrodinger's cat is dead or alive;
      but "Local Realism" (causality) doesn't need our recognition.

      qBism uses an AgreedUpon (SI) standard to reduced the wavefunction 
      to AgreedUpon probabilities upon which one might (subjectively) bet.

      One might (subjectively) bet that entanglement is a real phenomenon,
      "knowing" |Up> in one location will be |Down> in another;
      no faster than light anything; no bullshit worlds.

      YouTube.COM/watch?v=LQvCTZgNRNw
      YouTube.COM/watch?v=95fKJF5frtE

    MultiVerse ( Stephen Hawking, Brian Greene and ComicCon ):
       Before EachAndEvery NanoChange, a universe duplicates itself;
       because ComicCon SciFi pays better than real science.
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  I'm an individualist; I won't be forced to pay collectivists'
  absurdly high HealthCare costs ( for women and junkies, mostly );
  I spent nothing on _ my HealthCare, last 30 years.
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  Last 2 Years, I've been OffLine  8.5 to 13.4  Hours/Day.
    Jeff-Relf.Me/SleepPat.PNG    Jeff-Relf.Me/SleepPat.HTM
    See "SleepPat" in "X.CPP" in "Jeff-Relf.Me/X.ZIP".
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  I love my ArmMounted, 40 inch, 4k, curved monitor, at arm's length,
  in bed; but, with no real desk or touch screen,
  hardware keyboards are a major pain in the ass.

  So I was thrilled by the "Touch Keyboard" recently introduced
  to the Windows 10, MouseOnly DesktopMode; 
  what's more, it lets me (voice) dictate text.

  Now, "Jeff-Relf.Me/X.HTM" supports these SystemWide "HotKeys"
  ( assigned to g600 mouse buttons, Jeff-Relf.Me/MouseKeyboardLayout.PNG ):

    Alt+Shift+Ctrl+K: Toggles "Touch Keyboard" On/Off.
    Alt+Shift+Ctrl+M: Toggles Monitor On/Off(asleep).
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  Everyone is a "rent slave", everyone bows down before the government,
  everyone pays property taxes, everyone is someone's bitch, a bottom.
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  "PolyAndry" ( multiple husbands and one wife, together ) is unheard of;
  not even jail time, income and asset seizures, and license revocations
  ( over child support debt ) convinces the men.

  "PolyGyny" ( multiple "wives" and one husband, together ) is common,
  especially when kids are involved, but each wife has her own house;
  it's "illegal" ( wink wink ), but happens, if a man can afford it.

  Having sex with "anyone and everyone", like porn actors (kinda) do,
  is _not_ the same as living together, intimately;
  at the end of the day, they go home to their _real_ homes.

  Women don't like strangers and, if they're to share a man, sexually,
  he and his partners _must_be_well_tested_ ( via weekly blood draws ).

  _Few_ men qualify, and they don't get paid much ( in porn );
  in fact, they have to _pay_, if a girl gets pregnant;
  as a result, there's like one man for every 1,000 girls, in porn.
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  I quickly switch "where/how/what" I search, OnTheFly;
  my SearchBox, has large, editable text ( UnDo/ReDo ); see:
    YouTube.COM/watch?v=2XlyaFPpQa4

  UnLike FireFox users, GoogleChrome and Safari users can't
  "UnDo/ReDo/Edit" SearchBar text without losing sight of 
  the current URL, and/or selecting it from the URL history.

  GoogleChrome remembers the zoom settings of each WebSite;
  ideally, users could Zoom the AddressBar, like a WebSite.
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  In the screenshot below, FireFox's AddressBar/SearchBar text
  (UpperLeft) stands out, larger than elsewhere;
  GoogleChrome users can't do this, I think.

      Jeff-Relf.Me/SearchPlugins.PNG

  The DropDown, UpperLeft, lists the "SearchProviders" I use;
  GoogleChrome users can't do this, I think.

  From "Jeff-Relf.Me/userChrome.CSS.TXT":

    * {  Font-Family: Times New Roman ;
         BackGround: Black !important;  Color: RGB( 255, 144, 198 )!important;  }

    textbox *  {  Font-Size: 34px ;  }
    .textbox-input  {  margin-left: 2ch !important;  }
    [ id $= container ]  {  margin-top: -1px ;  margin-bottom: -1px ;   }

    #urlbar  .textbox-input  {  Width: 300ch ;  }
    #search-container {  Max-Width: 99ch ;   }   #searchbar  {  Height: 39px ;  }

    //  "Display: Flex" --> "Display: Block"   {}
    #urlbar  {  Display: Block ;  }
    #urlbar-go-button, #reload-button, #stop-button  {  Display: None ;  }
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  Men care about length, and women humor them;
  in reality, they want normal dicks, like mine;
  big, stretched out girls need girth, not length.

  One girl said she liked my "Statue of David" look
  ( Jeff-Relf.Me/Statue.of.David.JPG ).

  Another made flying motions, with her hand,
  saying my dick was like "SuperMan" -- Motion matters.

  "WikiPedia.ORG/wiki/Human_penis_size#Erect" says:

    An Italian study of about 3,300 men published in 
    European Urology concluded that flaccid stretched 
    length was measured on average to about 12.5 cm ( 4.9 inches ).  

    An Indian study of 500 men ages 18 to 60 published in 
    the International Journal of Impotence Research found:

       8.21 cm Flaccid   -- I'm  6.4 cm, like the statue of David.
      10.88 cm Stretched -- I'm 12.7 cm, 5 inches.
      13.01 cm Erect.
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  Google stole Oracle's Java and, with it, MicroSoft's "monopoly".

  When Google finds a torrent, it's a (protected) public service;
  when ThePirateBay does it, the operators get tossed in jail 
  and stripped of their (meager) assets, present and future.
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  The British use the word "dark" when they mean "unseen";
  e.g.: The "dark" (UnSeen) side of the moon.

  95% of the (spherical) Milky Way can't be seen because
  we're sitting in a brightly lit "room" with pitch black "windows",
  and we can't turn down the lights, nor move to the window.

  Quoting WikiPedia: <<

    The visible disk of the Milky Way Galaxy is embedded 
    in a much larger, roughly spherical halo of dark matter. 

    The dark matter density drops off with distance from the galactic center.
    It is now believed that about 95% of the Galaxy is composed of dark matter >>
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  I wish people would post links to their own WebSites, like this:
      Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTubeComHist.PNG

  The "Jeff-Relf.Me" domain name costs $22/year; I'm paid up, 5 years.

  "PacificHost.COM" hosts "Jeff-Relf.Me"; $90 for 3 years.
  UnLimited BandWidth/Storage/Apps.  I'm paid up for the next 5 years.
  My email filters:  Jeff-Relf.Me/filter.yaml.TXT

  Do NOT, NOT, -NOT- tell the customer service drones your password;
  they'll use it to spam others, so you can't send emails yourself.
  [ I changed my PassWord; it's all good now ]

  A similar thing happened to one of my VoIP services "FlowRoute.COM".
  I told a customer service drone my password and they proceeded 
  to spend hundreds of dollars calling random countries (kick backs?).
  [ I changed my PassWord; it's all good now ]

  By the way, "VoIP.MS" is far better, they have free texting/SMS;
  I'm paid up for the next 5+ years ( about $28/Year ).

  As for Usenet:

  Unless you enjoy -Random- lags ( when will the post show up ? ),
  Do NOT use a binary server to read Usenet.
  For that, use INN servers; to wit:
  
    News5.Open-News-Network.ORG:119
    News2.Open-News-Network.ORG:119
    News6.Open-News-Network.ORG:119
            News.Individual.NET:119
  
    "Individual.NET" is 10 Euros per year.
    "OpenNews" is cost free ( News5, News2 and News6 are best ).
    Register at:  Open-News-Network.ORG/register
                  Must translate from German; if Captcha fails, F5 refresh.
  
  Do NOT post using an INN server, they'll ban you !
  For that, use a binary server; to wit:
  
    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- unlikely ), use the other one.
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  How YouTube looks to me ( on FireFox.56, Win10 ):

    Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTubeNotices.PNG
    Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTubeChannel.PNG
    Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTubeComHist.PNG
    Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTubeComments.PNG
    Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTubeSubs.PNG
    Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTubeSearch.PNG
    Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTube.COM.PNG

  The CSS:

    Jeff-Relf.Me/userContent.CSS.TXT
    [  Jeff-Relf.Me/Black.Theme.TXT  ]

    Like "Display: Flex" children, "Transform:" is dynamic;
    make it a constant, and GoogleMaps becomes randomly responsive.

    If something looks wrong, on some random page, 
    I'll either add|remove CSS or open it in Chrome.
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  If you drive a fancy sports car, you buy Apple.
  If you dumpster dive, you download Distros at the public library.
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  In prison, TaterTots are the "best" ( least bad ) currency
  because dollars aren't allowed there.

  BitCoin is the TaterTot currency of the underworld
  because other currencies must be "clean".

  Reputation is the TaterTot currency on Usenet
  because, effectively, dollars aren't allowed there.
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  (Imperialist) China/Russia's missiles target Tokyo and New York;
  so "little brother" ( North Korea ) wants the same.

  But censorship is their flaw, their Achilles heel; 
  before long, they'll have WikiPedia, porn and cheese.
  Surely, they know about:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Lanky.Boobs.JPG
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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.
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  BitCoin's market cap, $160 billion, is the pot in a grand poker game.
  You can ante in with dollars, Yen, Yuan, Rubles or computing power.
  But remember, banks are the house, and the house always wins.
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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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  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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  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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  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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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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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 ):

  Jeff-Relf.Me/Diff.PNG
  Jeff-Relf.Me/X.PNG
  Jeff-Relf.Me/SleepPat.PNG
  Jeff-Relf.Me/Chess.PNG
  Jeff-Relf.Me/Super.Fast.Monopoly.PNG
  Jeff-Relf.Me/Reversi.PNG
  Jeff-Relf.Me/Solitair.PNG
  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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"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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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:  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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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
  April Faulk         aFaulk@"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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