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  1. AjayM

    Anyone know anything about web conferencing?

    Check out; http://www.webex.com or http://www.gotomeeting.com I've used both in the past/currently and both will do what you're asking for. WebEx does have one time meetings (pay as you go), I believe GoToMeeting does as well, both will be FAR-FAR cheaper than $32k.
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    Gambian president claims he has a cure for AIDS

    How do a HUGE number of those people know they are infected? Once infected, how many more people have they infected until they realize they are sick, what caused it, and how it is transfered to other people? How do you break the teachings of many previous years, an outsider coming and saying...
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    Have no Health Insurance - Is Blue Cross/Blue Shield the way to go?

    This is the most important part, but you also need to add that it varies widely by many other factors as well. The difference in insurance between a 20yr old and a 40yr old is HUGE, the difference between a smoker and a non smoker is pretty decent, if you have just about any kind of health issue...
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    Have no Health Insurance - Is Blue Cross/Blue Shield the way to go?

    Keep in mind that the rule/law is that a hospital can't just let you die in the emergency room if you have no ability to pay. But in the cases of some long term illness's and the like you may not (and likely won't) have access to the best healthcare you normally would. As far as not paying...
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    Has anyone ever been to a presidential library?

    All Presidents regardless of past military service are eligible for burial in Arlington. Here is the list from their website; Eligibility for Interment (Ground Burial) The persons specified below are eligible for ground burial in Arlington National Cemetery. The last period of active duty...
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    Car buying question: Must I use dealer financing on a Advertised car (newspaper ad)

    You should still figure out the costs, the difference between a 4.9 and even 6.9 rate on a $30k car for 5years is only about $1500, which is a decent chunk of change, but not the end of the world either. Some banks change the rate based on a re-fi vs new car purchase (even 1 day after you...
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    The Amazing Race 11: All-Stars

    I'm a bit undecided about an 'all-stars', I think it would work out a bit better than the Survivor version, just from the way the two games are played, with Survivor being much more of a social engineering game relying on the other contestants. With the right cast of previous players it could...
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    Is the “Middle Class” disappearing in America?

    The tax payer rarely has to pay anything on a corporate bail-out, all a "bail out" does is guarantee a loan which is then made by a private bank to a company. If that company fails and the bank isn't able to recover enough assets to cover the loan then the government comes in and pays the note.
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    Is the “Middle Class” disappearing in America?

    I doubt they are fully funded, however they are almost certainly insured. Which still means a lower benefit payout in a lot of cases (but also means they aren't out to dry with nothing if the company goes bust). You mean the very few companies that you have heard about have comp packages that...
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    Is the “Middle Class” disappearing in America?

    I wonder what the percentage is in a truly impovershed nation such as those in sub-saharan Africa? How about rapidly developing economies such as China or India? How about established "1st world" nations like most of Western Europe or Japan, etc. As for the original subject, the last numbers...
  11. AjayM

    Is the “Middle Class” disappearing in America?

    What would your feelings be if you didn't have anything with no prospects for improvements? How about if you didn't have enough gas money to bring your baby home, let alone feed it and wrap diapers around him/her? Would you still be on that high?
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    The Amazing Race 10

    There are lots of "obligitory" teams, the gay duo, the two women team, the eye candy team, the jock team, the model team, the "I've never been outside of my house" team, etc, etc.
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    Dell to use AMD processors in desktops

    Intel really hit one out of the park with them, amazing performance, lower power requirements (less heat), etc. And sooner or later AMD is going to fire back, so it looks like we'll soon be back to the rapid pace of processor's as we were for such a long time. Of course the downside is that...
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    Dell to use AMD processors in desktops

    Always a good thing.
  15. AjayM

    Dell to use AMD processors in desktops

    You realize the latest Intel processors offer A LOT more speed for the dollar than AMD, hence the latest price crash of AMD stuff.
  16. AjayM

    Should books be banned on flights?

    I read the article. Notice how there is zip for information in regards to those other "sources". How about this one from the BBC then; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4780391.stm - source is an explosives expert. Go google the whole deal, there is plenty of other information...
  17. AjayM

    Should books be banned on flights?

    Pan-Am 103 over Lockerbie would be an excellent example, granted it was a Semtex explosion, but the hole that it blew out the side of the plane would have been survivable all by itself, however the shockwave it sent through the plane ripped the skin of the plane off in many places including...
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    Should books be banned on flights?

    Terrorists have been using "liquid" explosives for quite some time, I'm sure we all have heard about the subway/bus bombings in London not to long ago, Phillipine Air 434 was a test run for a similiar plot 10+ years ago, etc. It's not difficult to create it, granted the chemicals used aren't...
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    Should books be banned on flights?

    I'd say it's a bit of both. I lock the doors of my house when I'm away (and when I'm home) despite the fact that there are thousands of cops in the area doing police work and investigations and such. Imagine if there were no security at all at the airport, what do you think will happen...
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    Should books be banned on flights?

    A friend just got back from a flight that went through Heathrow, they were allowed to buy a book/magazine once they were "inside" the security area, but they would have to provide a receipt for it while boarding the plane.
  21. AjayM

    Why can't I ship myself again....?

    Hmmm 149lb package with FedEx in a 36x30x20 box would cost nearly $600 for priority overnight. $450 for 2 day and $123 for FedEx ground. This is coming from S. Florida to NYC. Of course that is a one-way fare, so double them up for round trip. Cheapest flight from S. Fl to Newark is under...
  22. AjayM

    BMW certified pre-owned warranty

    That all depends on the car and driving habits. The 3-series has a higher than "normal" oil capacity (6-7 qts depending on model), plus the use of synthetic means you can extend an oil change out a bit longer than normal. Now granted if you don't drive much things change around a bit. But...
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    BMW certified pre-owned warranty

    You didn't get an itemized bill? If so, go in and ask for one. Just because it's a BMW dealer doesn't mean anything, you still have the same consumer rights as before. BMW service goes; 15k - oil change 30k - Inspection 1 (oil change, air filter, adjustments, inspection) 45k - oil change...
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    BMW certified pre-owned warranty

    They should only charge $50 per visit, not per item wrong on the car, the fee is a "deductible", I never once had to pay more than the $50 even if I came in with multiple items. Regardless a bulb going out isn't a warranty item, so if you had them repair it it should be done under a standard...
  25. AjayM

    Ridin' the storm out (boats & lightning)

    That was on a trip out to Bermuda, we got caught between two low pressure centers and sort of squeezed through the middle. The night before it went to hell though we had about 7-8 hours where we played racer and gave it hell. Since we were on a cat, the other boats we were with were 40-60 miles...
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    Ridin' the storm out (boats & lightning)

    As somebody who sailed quite a bit (inshore, coastal and offshore) you never ever abandon the boat until the boat is no longer safe to stay on. Which basically means that if it's floating (and it's not on fire for instance), it's safer than being in the water. I'm not familiar with the standards...
  27. AjayM

    Warren Buffet Giving Away Almost $40 Billion!

    Well if you want to get really picky, Columbine is a city in Colorado which was made famous by a shooting at the local high school :D
  28. AjayM

    Warren Buffet Giving Away Almost $40 Billion!

    Or maybe saving millions of lives per year in countries that redefine the word "poor" is more important.
  29. AjayM

    Warren Buffet Giving Away Almost $40 Billion!

    Do you have anything more than wild idle speculation that Gates/Buffet are only doing this to keep "family power"? And libraries and hospitals are smokescreens? So next time you have a medical emergency, where are you going to go? Surely not one of those evil corporate smokescreen places...
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