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I was so happy when I found AC. I was in need of knowledge and support in my caregiver role.

I did find many supportive answers and have made in my heart friends.

But lately I read questions/answers that I know are not real.. How can someone be so cruel?

I know just ignore them! But they more than often ruin a question by making it become off topic..

I just don't know if ANY questions are real or not..

It's sad to think that another caregiver is where I was last year and needs support and some mean spirited person is answering their question with bad intentions....

Why do some people have to ruin a good thing?

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Close to 2 acres here covered in dandelions each spring. I leave them be as they're the first food of the season for the bees.
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I love youtube. Step by step instructions for canning, jams, sauces, veggies, fixing my laptop, killing dandelions, well, just about everything..........also

the full Neil Diamond concert on BBC ! love it
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Sallie, that idea sounds similar to what homes and businesses used back in the 1930's. It's great that your son enjoys building things like that, that is how new ideas and inventions get their start :)
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No refrigerant is used, just a small fan buckets pvc pipes and a block of ice. Very ingenious. I think it will only cool off a room like a bedroom.
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Sally, I take it that the homemade a/c doesn't use any refrigerant?
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sounds like a pretty crappy A - C , sally . nothing to remove the humidity from the air . i watch youtube videos before doing any automotive repair . then i wonder how i ever lived without the videos .
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There's a YouTube video on how to make a homemade air conditioner. It's really cool. My son is going to make one. They say it cost about $45.00 to make and then you just need a block of ice to make it cool a room.
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There are some good DIY videos on YouTube. Hopefully they're made by the participating individuals and don't breach someone's IP rights!

I'm partial not only to the dance but the music ones, although I suspect they are copyrighted. I've seen some of Scottish Tattoos with dozens of bagpipers marching into a castle that looks it could have been the setting for MacBeth.
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Personally I like Youtube and use it frequently for videos on how to do stuff.
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FreqFlyer, there was a post on another forum I visit regularly about the exact issue of someone taking unauthorized photos. In this case the would-be photographer took the photos from his back yard, of the neighbors and their child, then added the photo to some type of commercial activity in which he was engaged, but paid no royalties to the spied-on family. Nor did he ask permission before breaching their privacy personally and publicly. I hope they sued him for mental anguish.

I found this just so offensive. But unfortunately the advent of photo capable phones has allowed any one to take photos of anything and anyone, w/o permission. I doubt if there will be any legislation to address this though.

YouTube is another story; apparently anyone can upload a video. There are privacy issues here as well as intellectual property (IP) infringement. I do like to look through the ballet and dance sections, but I'm also aware that some of these videos are unauthorized and that YouTube had eventually started removing some when notified of copyright infringements.

Facebook...I will never, never understand what prompts people to share family or intimate photos online, or to post detailed accounts of their daily activities, children's illnesses, meals, animals sicknesses, and all sorts of trivia that to me would interest only their families.

I've told one of the younger members of my extended family repeatedly that there's no expectation of privacy when she uploads all of her photos online and that she's exposing her children to an openness which can be dangerous, especially given the proliferation of pornography, child abduction and other horrific crimes.

I've asked myself repeatedly, and others, but never had a satisfactory answer to the question of why people need to share so many photos of themselves and their family online. Are we becoming a nation of exhibitionists? of amateur photographers? What's the deal with all this anyway?
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I don't worry about the government as they are dealing with billions and billions of people... I worry about the average Joe or Jane on the street with a cellphone camera.... who knows how many times you are in someone's photo to which they can put on-line anywhere.

I think YouTube has made us a country of idiots trying to out do one or another to see who can have the most hits on their photos or video.

My significant other is always warning his grown daughter not to post photos of her young daughters on her Facebook page because it is too easy for someone to lift a copy of that photo and who know where that photo will finally end up.
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There was a tv program on cybersecurity sometime in the last month. It was a documentary aired either on one of the technical channels or PBS; I don't remember which.

Webcam spying was addressed, and according to the various expert(s) interviewed, it is feasible now and can be done. Whether it is, or the extent to which, is probably hard to define. But it seems to me that it would be commercial entities who have that capability, and could extend that to oversight agencies, as some communication companies have voluntarily done in the past.

Time has periodically had some interesting articles on these issues, especially after the Snowden episode.

Don't forget also the predominance of cameras in public places. In one local community here, there are 8 cameras at nearly each intersection. There are cameras in banks, retail stores...you name it. We're all on candid camera if we go to any of these places.

X-Box spying is also feasible. Although I would never consider this type of entertainment, it was surprising to me.

Not that I ever wanted a web-cam, but that's a good reason to spend the money on flowers and gardening supplies instead.
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Thank you Captain and I so agree, All I was saying, yes it could, can and will happen to be tracked. I have Verizon, I can any one can log into their on line carrier account and manage even contacts, voice mail, apps... everytime we access the internet, yes, everything is tracked, it does not have to even be you personally as an individual as the internet provider you signed up with could be a main source of all people who connect through that service... I know for a fact as well as most of all you out there, LOL the "government" would not ever give up that kind of control... I only say this as a "heads up?" I did not mean any offence and you can find this info on about any side or "bi-partisan" whatever, I am not even into any of that, I am however into computers and the capabilities thereof... Thank you all be SAFE and just you know,... Be Safe... HUGS!
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Jeanette, I was wondering the same. Its a person who made comments on this site early on. If you go to the second page you will see the name.
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glad,
if someone demanded i trim their nails id tell em to get f - ed but an old lady whos near blind and dying from dementia -- ill help them out . i s'pose were all different . ive changed a lot of baby diapers but adult diapers id have a hard time with .
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Cap,
I am with Jeanette! I hate toenails, they are gross! It is the one and only thing I absolutely hate helping with! It may be the psychology of it. Sitting on the floor trying to hold a foot in the lap. Just a bit servitudish (if that is a word) for my liking!
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oh my gosh.... guess I need to start reading people's bio before speaking/answering/typing to them.

hey, I'm just here for support/guidance with my mom
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sheliaj4u, this will be my last post regarding this subject.... I get my news from bi-partisan news sources, not one sided journalism. Have a good evening.
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i respect most opinions shelia but mine is considerably higher concerning obamas performance . id give just a little to stop hackers and identity thieves .
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conspiracy theories aside , i believe that our closed cell phones are eavesdropped for key words . i was working in my driveway with a young kid a year ago and asked him to wire brush and grease his moms battery terminals . pop ups online offered to sell me new battery terminals the rest of the evening .
bout the same time i had a guy in my driveway wanting to kill me for taking his GF for a bike ride . cops using cell signals had him in cuffs in a matter of minutes after we called them .
exiting technology but clearly needs fine tuned to protect privacy .
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The new bill is called CISPA
below is just a bit copied from above link, just in case your interested...
Yet from Net Neutrality to the 2010 “Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act,” all have met with such an outcry from left and right alike that they have died in Congress.

All, that is, until now. A week ago the House of Representatives passed the latest Congressional attempt to nullify the last remaining exercise of American freedom, the “cyber-security” bill called CISPA—the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

According to lawmakers, the purpose of CISPA is to make it easier for companies and the federal government to share information about methods of thwarting hackers. Until now, such information sharing about individual web users could have provided the grounds for a law suit. CISPA, however, “… would allow companies to freely share “cyber-threat information” without consequence.” (1)
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For a would-be despot of Barack Obama’s ilk, the possibilities for abuse inherent in such a law are staggering. He would have the authority to flagrantly spy on any group or individual under the pretense of concern for national security. And as he may, under the powers afforded him by the NDAA, declare such groups or individuals a threat to the United States, the chilling effect upon any declared opposition to his nefarious schemes would be enormous. What better way to kill the internet than to clear it of all dissent!

my own words now, I do apologize as I know this has gotten way off topic so Thanks again for all the caregivers and I wish you well, safe and secure in what ever you do...
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sheliaj4u, again, the said bill died in the U.S. Congress, it never made it out of *committee* back in 2010 to be voted on the floor of the Senate/House.

As for California, as of today's date said kill bill has not been voted upon by the California State Assembly, therefore it hasn't been passed or failed. It only recently came out of *committee* to be voted upon. By the way, this bill has to do with killing your own cellphone should it be stolen.
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yuck

yuck on old yellow thick toenails, yuck on the possibility of people spying on us through our webcams/smart phones. Oh........one more yuck that I cannot mention ;).... I still love Hawaii though ;)
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Sorry the "purpose" of the bill died, but the are still using it for tracking illicit web sites... and that the public thinks that it has died. Do you think they really don't track you...? I'm sorry...
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LOL so that why they call it "kill bill"? Hana lol just kidding, I didn't have a computer for a while till last year... I guess I am a bit behind... Thank you...
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LOL the prison planet... no just Google governments "kill" bill or "kill switch the bill was passed in Ca but they are already trying to fight it. discovered it from looking up meds and a lot of sites in other parts like Canada and Eu have ben shut down. that link was just an example and LOL it is not an Obama site, ... Being able to tap into your web cams? well it is no beyond possibility that is for sure, if your camera is turned on but I don't this so with your cell cam, well maybe if it is turned on...? If your carrier can access your phone and connect that does make me wonder if they can see what you can ... LOL Hmmm, I'm just saying it is a possibility...
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jeanette,
i dont get whats so gross about toenails . a little grime , a little lint -- heavenly to have an ingrown corner cut out of one of them .
i took care of my moms toenails for years . she was diabetic , it was crucial .
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sheliaj4u, please note that bill died in committee back in 2010.
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come on jeanette -- prison planet ? entertainment rag , by law not held to any expectations of accuracy .
theres a good story on aljazeera america tonight . the supreme court just made a ruling on law enforcement spying on cell conversations without a warrant . it was a ruling in the favor of privacy and will have far reaching implications for cell phones and the web at a later date .
the conspiracy theorists are a bit closed minded imo . so the fed govt just bought millions of rounds of rifle ammunition . i can visualize the govt arming responsible members of the populace on a grand scale if there were foreign invasion or unrest / violence from a fringe section of america .
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well heck, that eye set stare!!

;Captain, My aunt still has those too! I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. I admire you for caring for your aunt! Bless you!
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