I ( Jeff Relf ) am in Seattle, Late 2018.   [ Mail@"Jeff-Relf."Me  0"206_900_9444"0 ]
I was born here, start of 1960.  My Photo  My Location. 
My Logitech g600 mouse has 39 logical "Buttons" ( The Lua script ).
My playList when reading/writing/programming.
I wrote my own diff routines ScreenShot.  Help/Settings: X.HTM.
My posts to Usenet ( since Feb 2012 ).
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  Fake News ?

  Everyone is selling something, and I can't stand what CNN is selling.
  CNN is _ losing; and it will continue to lose, thank God.

  Donald Trump makes people think, something CNN has never done.
  CNN doesn't think, it just believes.

  Why is there a 50 year waiting list for WellEducated Asians ?
  Why must we allow undocumented sex offenders into the country ?
  Why the one, but not the other ?

  Soviet Marxism, Progressive Collectivism, and Democracy are intolerant;
  everyone, from China's CCP to America's CNN, are _ fanatics.  Fanatics.
  _ Only capitalism allows the poor to be poor, and the rich to be rich,
  however they like it, without passing judgment.

  And, yes, poverty has its benefits.
  Not everyone wants to be, nor needs to be, rich.

  Plants need _ more warmth and carbon dioxide, not less.

  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.

  Which countries are LessBad ?

  Like Hitler, "progressive collectivists" cite BlueEyed Norway
  instead of Soviet Marxist "utopias" ( complete with KoolAid )
  like JonesTown (Guyana), Venezuela, or North Korea.

  How are these "progressive collectivists", jetting round the world,
  from mansion to mansion, superior to the UniBomber, in his shack ?

  The wealth and intelligence of a nation is reflected
  in its birth rate -- from Singapore (.83/woman) and Macau, 
  at the top, to Niger (6.49/woman) and Angola at the bottom.
    Jeff-Relf.Me/Global.Fertility.Rates.1970.2014.PNG

  Maximal consumption has been programmed into us ( by nature ).
  Ways to do it:

    1. Live Fast ( consume more now ), Die Fast.
    2. Live Slow, Die Later ( consume longer ).
    3. Sacrifice yourself for the tribe, so they can consume more, longer.

  Either way, the (PreProgrammed) objective is the same: consume.
  We ( you, me, and the stars ) consume what we can, given our options.

  Idiots play dice; "God" (nature) is _ not an idiot.
  Once the cards are all dealt, and the dice stop rolling,
  and the bets are paid out, the "probability wave" has collapsed.

  The biggest "loophole" in Bell's Theorem is:

    It's an ensemble of tests, a series, not just one test...
    like a pollster, asking 5 _ liars if they'll vote for Hillary or not.

  You can't prove anything, not ThermoDynamics ( Entropy and eXergy ),
  nor General Relativity; in fact, they _ contradict each other.

  The best you can do is:

    - Find it useful ( in its domain ).
    - Try to Falsify it ( in its domain ).

  For example, the notion of "mass" ( rest mass ) is useful.
  The notion doesn't have to be entirely accurate ( nothing is at rest ),
  it just has to be _ useful.

  2016, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope found 
  the brightest objects known to man: gamma-ray blazars,
  Two Trillion times the sun's output.

  They're _ young, of course, just 1.4 billion years old, 
  multi-billion-solar-mass black holes, in "Active Galactic Nuclei".

  Like The Known Universe itself, blazars had more exergy,
  less entropy, when they were _ younger. 

  At the start, there was "no entropy" ( no time, no space ), just "eXergy" 
  ( a type of energy that can do physical work, force * distance ).

  Everything decays, even gravity; hence the arrow of time.
  Entropy converts blazars into SpaceTime.  Gravity is residual eXergy.

  Eventually, this 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.  

  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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  I get heart palpitations when I relax, after a hard day,
  causing a tickle in my chest, and coughing.
  The solution is to hold my breath, to slow down my mind and heart.

  Sucking on hard candy also works.
  Drinking lemon juice helps me pee less often.
  Sugar pains my teeth; Salt stops it. 
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  There's more than one way to run a country.

  Singapore, Japan and China are (cheaper/better) because they don't have 
  to service a veritable sea of "undesirables" -- they're homogeneous,
  more collectivist, less individualist.

  In contrast, India and America are more _ diverse, less Hitleresque,
  with higher highs, and lower lows -- the richest and the poorest, together,
  more individualist, less collectivist.
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  2006-2008 were tough years for me, 
  but nothing in the grand scheme of things.

  I think 2019-2021 will be like 2006-2008.

  An inverted the yield curve indicates that the Fed is tightening,
  which is the opposite of what Trump is doing, with his tax breaks.
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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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  Pride _ demands ignorance; hence the MultiVerse notion.

  Ignorance can't prove the existence of EuRandomness. 
  All of history, every lesson ever, every advance, tells me:
  randomness is ignorance, nothing more.

  A robot might select an apple over an orange,
  but that doesn't mean it has "free will" ("the uncaused cause").

  We're consumption machines, exploiting a niche,
  (poorly) programmed by nature to take a LessBad "option".

  We call ourselves "consumers" and the GDP measures our progress.

  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.

  Over eating is fun; if you only mention the downside,
  then you are biased, like a used car salesman.
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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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  All around the world... Dictators, Robots, Bishops, Ayatollahs,
  Authoritarians, Censors and Moderators are _all in agreement:
  you should _ not see:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Urethral.Opening.JPG

  Notice how the pee _ shaft hangs down into the vagina.

  Most women aren't aware of this, not even the "educated" ones. 

  On "SexPlanations" (YouTube), Ms. Lindsey Doe's drawing
  (wrongly) suggests that the pee "hole" ( sans shaft )
  is halfway between the rim of the vagina and the clit.
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  Homelessness is a sign of prosperity.

  Work on the Empire State Building began March, 1930.
  1929 to 1941, productivity was so high, it was shocking.

  UnEmployment is a (wonderful) vacation.
  Many homeless people are _ happy to not be in the rat race, trust me.

  The Indian economy is largely resilient to external pressures
  and is expected to grow around 7.5% in 2018 and 2019.
  Where else do you see such growth  ?
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  Linux and WikiPedia are ProofPositive that 
  random people can come together,
  without expecting a reward, or fearing a punishment,
  to create something amazing for the common good.
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  2016, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope found 
  the brightest objects known to man: gamma-ray blazars,
  Two Trillion times the sun's output.

  They're young, of course, just 1.4 billion years old, 
  multi-billion-solar-mass black holes, in "Active Galactic Nuclei".

  Like The Known Universe itself, blazars had more exergy,
  less entropy, when they were younger. 

  At the start, there was "no entropy" ("no time, no space"), just "eXergy" 
  ( a type of energy that can do physical work, force * distance ).

  Everything decays, even gravity; hence the arrow of time.
  Entropy converts blazars into SpaceTime.  Gravity is residual eXergy.

  Eventually, this 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.  

  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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  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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  Money melts away in the hot Brazilian sun.

  Long, dark winters and cloudy summers ( in England ) 
  created the SunAdverse white man and the BankingInternet system
  that now _rules_ the world.   Boo sun, yay Seattle.
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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/g600.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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  Rich people buy interesting things, not just food and rent,
  making our lives less mundane, less banal.
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  When my soul dies, I'd like to be fed to the fishes, 
  so I'll be worth more, per pound.
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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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  Profit aside, Apple can't invest, not like Samsung or Amazon.
  Samsung is the most popular smartphone manufacturer April 2018;
  39% of activations; Apple got 31%, down from 40%, last quarter.
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  When you don't allow winners and losers, like in Cuba,
  no one's feelings get hurt; no PayGap;
  no boom and bust, no outrageous expectations, no progress;
  just a stone age aesthetic that everyone can relate to.
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  Air causes cancer; breathe too much of it, and you're dead.

  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.
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  If you're going to be poor, old and/or disabled,
  better do it in America, not China ( or Bangladesh ).

  Welfare is a luxury only the rich can afford;
  slowly, China is approaching AmericanStyle welfare.

  In Utah (U.S.A.), my High Schooling was free,
  though my family was middle class -- not so in China.

  Currently, I get 192$/month in "food stamps" (SNAP) which
  can be used to buy most any food, anywhere, including IceCream,
  fresh meat/fruit/milk, and frozen "pies" ( Sweet & Salty ).

  China has _never_ seen anything like this, above;
  free rice and soy sauce, back in the 1970's, doesn't compare.

  Outside of the city, old|disabled people get 70 Yuan/month;
  inside, they get about 450/month; 
  former government employees get around 1,200/month (190$).

  27 MegaBitPerSecond down, 6 up, no data limit, internet
  is free with rent.  In "my" Seattle, old|disabled people
  get (nearly) free housing; "SeattleHousing.ORG" says:

    Applicants who are at least 62, income eligible 
    and reside within the city of Seattle
    receive the highest preference points for SSHP waiting lists.

       University District:  1 to 2 years
       Green Lake:           1 to 2 years
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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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  HTML or C++, I ignore erroneous warnings/errors.
  C++ Coding Rules, Visual Studio 2017 macros, C#, Win10 Registry Settings.
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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.
■
  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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  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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