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Corona Covid-19 Coocoo Connections

You already know I am not a medical professional. I most likely need to see a medical professional to analyze my mind but its the internet so here I go

My opinion is that the Covid19 virus has been around for at least a year. No one in the world world had the kits to test for it until around the end of 2019. So people were getting sick at least from the beginning of 2019 or before. The reason cases are popping up is because we are testing. Hello.

Next the desease affects those with preexisting conditions. That applies to a lot of viruses. The flu kills tens of thousands of people in America every year. I figure about 60,000 so that’s about 5,000 per month.

The desease affects mostly the elderly. Being old is a preexisting condition in itself. So that’s not a surprise.

Mostly men are affected. It’s already been proven that testosterone makes men have worse flu symptoms compared to women. I would like to add that HPV has been associated with throat cancer in men, not exactly related but I posit that the prevelence of cases in Italy is due to the oral the guys are performing on women. That needs further research but it would explain why African diaspora countries are less affected.

African diaspora countries typically can’t afford to test so that has to be taken into consideration.

Diabetes is a high risk condition for people who contract the virus. Alcohol, sugar and meat have a harder time being processed when the body has difficulty absorbing insulin. So the Western diets full of meat and sugar increases risk. People enjoy thier alcohol in Western countries so there you go.

Cigarettes are popular in Asian countries and compromise the respiratory system. There’s another increased risk.

Most of the health nut hippies suggests anti inflammatory herbs to combat the virus while staying hydrated. I think they have a good strategy and I would add avoidance of smoke, sugar, alcohol and the consumption of vagina mucus/fluid.

That’s my twoalbert-einstein-1505932669R3h half cents.

 

Hot Water Boiler Relief Valve Leaking Problem – Fixed

This weekend I came into the house and it smelled like rusty steam. The air was humid. Also the temperature in the house dropped.

I went to the boiler and saw that the aquastat had been tripped. The aquastate was set to trip at about 220F. As its a hot water boiler and no a steam boiler the warer should really not exceed 212F.

After resetting the aquastat the boiler fired up.  About 3 minutes into the boiler running I heard a hiss from the Pressure Relief Valve(PRV) drop pipe. Water began to drip on the floor. It was only then I noticed that there was water on the floor the whole time. So I went to home depot and purchased the last PRV they had in stock for about $40. After a lot of struggling and the use of a butane torch and some banging I was able to replace the PRV. Turned on the the boiler feeling proud that the problem was solved.

Later that night around 2AM I started to feel a draft. I went to the radiator and it was cold. So back to the basement I went. I again reset the aquastat but stood there watching the boiler for some time. Again the PRV was letting out water. I wondered whether I had damaged the temperature sensitive spring inside with the butane torch. So I decided to turn down the internal temperature limit of the boiler in hopes that the pressure would not increase to the point where the PRV would release.

So I stayed there watching the boiler. Still the PRV released water.

So I looked at the built-in pressure and temperature gauge. I was able to see that the pressure in the boiler was increasing constantly as the temperature increased. Also the PRV was doing its job correctly as it released the pressure at 30psi exactly.

God inspired me to suspect the expansion tank. So I googled what are the sypmtoms of a bad expansion tank. There I found that the expansion tank is supposed to absorb approximately up to 50psi of pressure(may be different for different boilers). So I went to Lowes the next day and purchased their biggest(same size as mine) 4.4 gallon expansion tank.

Using my butane tank and a vice grip(not the best tool) as my two plumber’s wrenches were too big to grip the hex area of the tank I was able to eventually replace the existing unit.

I skipped descrition of some steps in the story: I had to drain the boiler a few times and then bleed the radiators. I also reset and reprogrammed my thermostat. I was able to get the heat to function for about 18 hours with the bad expansion tank connected but a lot of water was wasted during that time possibly up to 10 gallons. The expansion tank dropped as soon as I screwed it off as it was filled with water and heavy. I used the butane torch to dismantle the copper PRV drain pipe and to soften up the iron threads to assist removal.

So in conclusion if your PRV is leaking but the pressure gauge on the boiler says the PRV is working correctly then the PRV is fine. Its something else probably the expansion tank.

This applies to “hot water boilers” but does not apply to “hot water heaters” as they have combination Tempereture and Pressure Relief valves. You can tell the difference between the valves as the T&P valve(for heaters) has a rod sticking out of it while the PRV(for boilers) does not. 

Pinnacle Dazzle DC100 USB Capture Device Errors -FIXED

If you are running any operating system above Windows XP such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, you may have issue capturing video using the Dazzle video capture device.

The error codes from my memory are:

  • Device not found…
  • STI Error…
  •  Program is set to interact with desktop but it is not permitted…
  • Device could not be started may be in use…

Download and install the device drivers found here: http://cdn.pinnaclesys.com/SupportFiles/Hardware_Installer/readmeHW10.htm

Then you will have to reduce the resolution of your screen to 640×480(480p) pixels.

Reducing the screen resolution is how I eventually got the device to work. This could be due to the device and drivers being old or due to the fact that the maximum resolution you can get from a composite video connection is 480i.

Good luck.

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For Shame

The other day someone who is ungrateful, dysfunctional and a bully told me a story of their friend who went partying even though their mom was just admitted to hospital. I am a believer that life goes on and if there is nothing you can do, don’t stress over it. In this case I did not think it appropriate but it was justified. The person most likely went ahead to the party as all their life their mother was a dysfunctional bitch. Sorry to say but its true.

The mother would ignore the child’s chronic illness and also degrade and emasculate the father. This is where I come in as I have faced similar emasculation, though not for as many years.

When I heard this bitch was afflicted with cancer I said in my mind, and now on paper “that’s what you get you ****ing bitch.” I was ashamed of myself for thinking that but I still felt I was justified. I prayed to God to forgive me of my insensitive thoughts but it took some time to go away. My anger and hate came from my being able to relate to the father going through decades of being **** on, daily. His youth being ground down and blown away in the wind.

I thought that I would write him a letter saying how this is his time to enjoy life now that she is going to be dead. God help me. I’m the most docile worm you ever met but my mind takes me to some dark places at times. I’m not the one who gave her the cancer, her behavior and the universe did that. The universe is punishing me also right now, I think…

Anyways, don’t think I’m the worst person in the world. There are about what, 8 billion people by now? I’m maybe in the top 3 billion worst.

Let me pray. God please have mercy on me, and please help me to earn your favor so I may live comfortably and happy in this life and the next. Amen.

 

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Locating HP Compaq Presario C700 or F759WM Drivers

I have had many problems with the subject device.

I have had problems with a lot of devices.  Thankfully in most cases I was able to search online and locate a savant who had a solution. Nerds RULE!!

I have made some small gains myself in locating drivers and solutions. The hardest being locating drivers.

HP has discontinued support for this laptop but there are places where files can still be found.

Its good to know the device specifications before doing a search.

Here is the CNET breakdown of the device’s specifications: https://www.cnet.com/products/compaq-presario-f759wm-15-4-turion-64-x2-tk-57-vista-home-premium-1-gb-ram-160-gb-hdd-series/

Here is NVIDIA’s, the motherboard chipset manufacturer’s generic board features: https://www.nvidia.com/object/mobogpu_nb_7series.html

Here is NVIDIA’s driver download site: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Download.com which is owned by CNET also had drivers and BIOS flash programs for this specific unit. I was able to locate the file on Download.com. I was not able to directly find the correct files using Download.com’s search field. I found the exact service package/driver execulatble name via other blogs, some shady. Then used Yandex to search for the file name which allowed me to find the correct executable on on Download.com in the Yandex search results.

Here is almost useless information verifying that the unit is no longer supported. Select Laptops>Compaq>Presario F: https://support.hp.com/us-en/retired-products

Using Google or Bing to find anything brings up virus sites, spam and a few thousand results most of which are useless. I prefer to use tthe Russian search engine Yandex as it is not so ad driven. Enter as many words as you can relating to what you are looking for. Entering “Compaq Presario “f759wm” 64bit HP Nvidia AMD Chipset Phoenix Bios” still generates 7000+ results.

Any executable file that you find and download. DO NOT run it until you look at its properties and check that the Digital Signature says its either from HP or NVIDIA. you can do that by right clicking then going to properties. One of the tabs will take you to the certificate where you can see who made the program or file.

Also look at the status bar at the bottom of your browser when you hover your cursor over a link. If the link is taking you to somewhere other than an HP ftp link or a Nvidia certificate.

I thought i would download files and link them here but its better you take your own risks. Most of the drivers release by HP have executable files with names that start with the letters “sp____.exe.” Good luck.

 

The Two Irelands

St. Patrick’s day is coming up and I think John Boehner is Irish(he wears a lot of green ties) maybe of German decent. Who knows? I am writing this post because for my many years on earth I did not understand what the difference was between the two Irelands. I watched a Youtube video on Ireland to determine which one was cool and which one was lame. So here we go my summary of the two Irelands.

Northern Ireland is a part of England. They use English money and are not a separate or sovereign state. Within Northern Ireland there are separatists who want Northern Ireland to break away from England.

The separatists in Northern Ireland want to join the sovereign country called The Republic of Ireland(south of northern Ireland). While the loyalists are the residents of Northern Ireland who want to remain part of England.

The English government and therefore the loyalists are associated with one of the protestant religious sects. While the Republic of Ireland and the separatists are associated with the Catholic Church.

So the violence that took place for years, had it’s front-line mainly in the English territory of Northern Ireland. Armed groups financed by The larger English and Republic of Ireland governments conducted bombings and shootings against their own Irish brothers over politics and religion.

So in summary the cool one would be the Republic of Ireland and the loyalists because just like the United States of America they kicked England’s butt. Unfortunately Northern Ireland did not gain independence but the loyalists groups eventually got some legitimate political representation in Northern Ireland. Most importantly today there is no war and the two sides live in peace.

 

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Mom and Pop pop

I wrote yesterday about commercial real estate is headed downhill. Today I saw a blurb for an article by NYU Stern saying Amazon is killing location New York shop owners. So my thinking we could say is in line with that of NYU, but this is nothing new.

The transfer of consumables and household items from storefront to online is a threat but there is hope in the services industry. As people can’t get thier haircare, childcare, medical care or any human or animal body work in a box. Additionally car repair (those who still have them), home repair(those who still have them), police, fireman, politicians and municipal services.

So the world as we know it will change and retail stores will diminish. People will still need last minute outfits that make them look good. As long as looking good or attracting a mate is a thing. Until that is deemed descriminatory or offensive.

State of real

Reading a Bloomberg article this morning regarding commercial property landlord debt, coupled with the ongoing environment of shrinking of brick and mortar stores including Walmart, Macy’s and many others. I do not expect commercial real estate to do anything but become devalued. There will be more warehousing needed but less retail space. With the “now” or “just in time” economy and the on demand delivery of consumables, who needs a retail store, market or local walk-in customer service location? Additionally if the Obamacare Tax is repealed the insurance companies and proportionally the hospital’s will have to tighten thier belts and scale back thier campus sizes. I expect that warehousing and personal storage facilities will be growth areas.

With the government leaning towards domestic manufacturing the shipping companies such as Hanjin and Maersk will continue to suffer. Unless they find other markets to and from Asia. This will be a great opportunity for developing nations to negotiate lower prices for goods America will no longer accept. Still thier consumption will not compensate fully for the US market that they will loose.

In conclusion, commercial real estate sucks with the exception of warehousing. Also, though I did not discuss, residential properties will continue to do well because the investors running away from commercial rentals will take thier dollars to the residential market.

Get back to work.

I don’t consider myself a right wing person. I would consider mystelf a conservative. I believe in conserving the environment, energy and money Also I believe in preserving certain cultural behaviors dealing with harmonious human interaction. Unfortunately the word conservative in America doesn’t convey such warm feelings. It is interpreted as an adverserial and antagonist way of thinking. Understandably the political conservatives historically have been against environmental conservation, energy conservation and fiscal conservation in thier massive defense spending. I’m just stating what most people think, I am not bashing conservatives.

I’m writing now to discuss and even applaud the new Trump administration’s job creation. I believe the president has done a good job even before his first day in saving jobs here by putting fear into manufacturers. This should be applauded unless you like having people dependent upon the state which results in increased texes. The government has to get that money from somewhere. It’s like osmosis.

There has been a good amount of discuss regarding labor. Heath insurance, minimum wage, unions, guaranteed minimum income, helicopter money, right to work, worker cooperatives and more. I’m only choosing to write about my limited understanding of right to work states. My assumptions are they are usually Red States, anti-union, anti-minimum wage and pro corporate tax breaks. All qualities attractive to companies seeking to outsource within the domestic United States. The current president is making it hard to outsource labor outside of the US so I expect that there will be a hot potatoe game of corporations relocating to these states. According to google the list of states are as follows:

Alabama,Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi,Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dhhakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Though these states are attractive to colorations they are also some of the most debt laden and suck from the federal government. Unlike worker friendly blue  states that contribute to the Federal government coffers.

In the short term there will be an influx of growth due to the things I just mentioned in addition to lowered environmental regulations and promotion of gas/oil exploration. In the long term the tax deferring will cause deficits, the oil will dry up and the earth/air/water will be polluted.

It will be profitable buy stocks in utilities from now until I assume end of 2018/2019. Barring a weather event or other man made devastation economic or physical. That is when all the speculation will be taking place. We have already seen a lot of speculation since November 2 2016 that business will prosper under the current president. But there are still many late coming suckers/speculators that will help to boost the price of shares in the next maybe 24 months.

So lets get back to work, in the oil fields, in the coal mines, in the automotive factories and without healthcare, without a minimum wage, without union protection. Hey at least we’re working right?

 

My Championship Sports Picks

2016 is setting up to be a historic year in regards to elections. The republican and democratic party have respectively and reluctantly chosen their presidential candidates. Through his marketing genius and ability to entertain Mr. Trump has eliminated and eviscerated the other GOP candidates. Similarly, through inherited political connections, promises and skulduggery Mrs. Clinton eliminated Bernie sanders and the primary ballots especially in New York are at the deepest end of the Hudson River. Trump is running a traditional Republican marketing campaign of values and low taxes. He himself is of questionable values but at least he follows through in being an advocate for lower taxes by himself not paying any taxes.

In essence and in effect they are both of highly questionable mores. That is why I suspect I will vote for Gary Johnson. He doesn’t know Aleppo from Adobo but I don’t care as long as he knows and focuses on what is going on here in America.

Just as important or possibly more important are the many local elections. I will list my championship team pics below. Some were chosen because I could not locate an online presence for their opponent, they were cute(Helen Voutsinas) or they had campaign  which I found noble. They come from Gree, Democratic and Republican parties. Enjoy.

Gary Johnson – President
Robin Laverne Wilson – US Senator
Edmund M. Dane – 10th District Supreme Court Judge
Du Wane Gregory – 2nd Congressional District Representative
Jack M. Martins – 3rd Congressional District Representative
Kathleen M. Rice – 4th Congressional District Representative
Gregory W. Meeks – 5th Congressional District Representative
Ellen R. Greenberg – Family Court Judge
Ayesha Keri Brantley – Family Court Judge
Eileen C. Daly-Sapraicone – Family Court Judge
Darlene D. Harris – Family Court Judge
Helen Voutsinas – 2nd District Court Judge
Eileen J, Goggin – 2nd District Court Judge
James F. Gaughran – 5th New York State District Senate
Ryan E. Cronin – 6th New York State District Senate
Adam M. Haber – 7th New York State District Senate
John E. Brooks – 8th New York State District Senate
Todd D. Kaminsky – 9th New York State District Senate
Joseph S Saladino – 9th New York State District Assembly
Charles D. Lavine – 13th New York State District Assembly
Michael F. Reid – 14th New York State District Assembly
Dean E. Hart – 15th New York State District Assembly
Anthony D’Urso – 16th New York State District Assembly
Matthew W Malin – 17th New York State District Assembly
Earlene Hooper – 18th New York State District Assembly
Gary B. Port – 19th New York State Assembly
Anthony P. Eramo – 20th New York State Assembly
Travis P Bourgeois – 21st New York State Assembly
Michaelle C. Solanges – 22nd New York State Assembly
Douglas P. Mayer – 4th Council District Town of Hempstead
Arnold W. Drucker – 16th New York State District Legislator

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