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Nick Pine! by JazzMan
You seem pretty versed on energy topics. I have a question for you that you might be able to answer. It's a strange one, though. How much photovoltaic generating capacity do you think could be bought for, say, a billion dollars? Just looking for rough order of magnitude...
July 2nd 03 03:17 AM
by Anthony Matonak Go to last post
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Free home heating and lighting by Fritz M
(Nick Pine) wrote: Tony does that. The US-EPA most likely won't notice or care what Tony is doing to the air in your neighborhood. What might be of more immediate concern is that landfill in Tony's yard, especially if there are people using well water within a few...
July 2nd 03 01:50 AM
by Bob Go to last post
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Ode to Credit Card Debt by [email protected]
massive crossposting cut 'way back In article , Omphalos wrote: Michael Douglas' character in the film Wall Street Gordon Gecko, IIRC. famously said, "Greed is good." Added to this truism should be
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Best sources for pricing a used car to sell? by dnrg
I'm getting rid of my 2002 Toyota Corolla to buy an old Geo Metro. More economical and would meet my needs fine. I understand Toyotas hold their resale value pretty well, but I'm wondering where some good online sources would be for researching what my model of car (with 30,000 miles on it) would...
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July 1st 03 10:07 PM
by dnrg Go to last post
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Need advice on whether to consider a mortgage refinance by Otis McNatt
I have a mortgage, but this is an area of life that I'm not much up on. I heard a bit on a consumer show yesterday about (and I think I got this right) a "no closing cost home equity refinance." A woman caller asked about this and the host said she should consider one; and her situation was that...
July 1st 03 05:51 PM
by Otis McNatt Go to last post
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Furthermore.... by Andy in Fink
If the timer only uses 4 watts (like an electric clock), its electricity costs about $4/year... Nick A timer to control a hot water heater could need to be a model that has heavier contacts than most cheaper versions, otherwise the contacts would burn out.
July 1st 03 05:17 PM
by The Real Bev Go to last post
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New email address verification technique used by spammers? by [email protected]
Interesting. A little while back one of my quiet spambait addresses got hit with a sudden burst of spam along with a request to purchase the domain name. I did some quick reverse DNS checking and net searching, and low and behold, the company that supposedly wants the domain name is a major spam...
July 1st 03 04:55 PM
by Dennis Go to last post
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does anybody know how to balance a ceiling fan? by Patricia
From: FACE Newsgroups: misc.consumers.frugal-living Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 09:05:29 -0400 Subject: does anybody know how to balance a ceiling fan? Yes. Good thought there. Will check again. From a previous post I now wonder if I did not change the...
July 1st 03 04:48 PM
by Bob Mounger Go to last post
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We'll alway have Paris by ing
Karen Wheless wrote: Finding good Hepburn quotes is hard - her movies weren't particularly quotable. But I looked up this one from Adam's Rib (one of my favorite movies) - this is an exchange between Hepburn and Tracy KH: What I said was true, there's no difference between the sexes....
July 1st 03 04:31 PM
by ing Go to last post
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What would make a ceiling fan stop running? by Me
In article , (Daniel) wrote: One day it was working. The next time I flicked the switch, nothing. And it's never turned on again. Does anyone have any idea what happened? I don't want to have to buy a new one if I...
July 1st 03 03:27 PM
by Lee K Go to last post
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Island project - response from mayor by Nick Pine
Harry Chickpea wrote: Good thing no one mentioned solar salt ponds, huh? http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumerinfo/refbriefs/aa8.html Interesting... One might add "A Solar Pond for London?" by Bryant, H.C., and I. Colbeck, in Solar Energy, 19, 321, (1977) and...
July 1st 03 03:14 PM
by Nick Pine Go to last post
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Long Distance Telephone Problem. Can't Figure It Out. by [email protected]
For about two months I have had problems with calling long distance. If I attempt a call I almost aways get a request to "dial it again" or supply "a Access Code." I have had Verizon check the lines from their office three times. They always claim there is no trouble in the lines, that it...
July 1st 03 12:13 PM
by Me Go to last post
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How I Got My Best Data Rebate! by liberty2020
Are you one of the many customers who purchased a Best Data modem from OfficeMax or CompUSA based on price after mail-in rebate but have never received your rebate from Best Data? After searching Google for "best data rebate" I was surprised at how many people had encountered the same problem with...
July 1st 03 04:47 AM
by liberty2020 Go to last post
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I miss classifieds 2000!!!!! by Eric Smith
I completely agree. Kudo's to the web developers that made that site; it was efficient, sensible, and the easiest to use classified web page I have ever seen anywhere. AFAIK there is no equivilent that even comes close. "James" wrote in...
July 1st 03 03:12 AM
by Eric Smith Go to last post
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Let's destroy Sen. Orrin Hatch's computers and cars! by .Educron
Let's find out how he likes to have his property destroyed.
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July 1st 03 02:58 AM
by Frank White Go to last post
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Buying In A RE Bubble or Continuing to Rent by Larisa
wrote in message ... Larisa, I'm sorry to hear of your situation - and what you're going through is what concerns me the most, and it's why having ample emergency fund savings is so important - I'd like to have a...
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Suggestions For One Piece of Furniture Move by IC_Clearly
I have a large armoire that I need to move from New York city to Atlanta (I live in Atlanta). The size is 84"h X 44"w X 23"l and it weighs about 225 lbs. I have looked at renting a truck, but the rates from NY to Atl are all between $1000 to $1500 (interestingly they are 60% less going the...
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July 1st 03 01:28 AM
by juliehh Go to last post
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Small, energy efficient AC fridge/freezer for one person? by Tanya Quinn
"ares" wrote in message ... Wondering why you don't have the fridge more full than that; do you eat canned stuff or eat out alot? We have a large fridge, large chest freezer, and everything's almost always about full for 3...
June 30th 03 10:56 PM
by Tanya Quinn Go to last post
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Lawnmower tips by Albert Wagner
On Mon, 30 Jun 2003 08:35:34 -0400 Pat Meadows wrote: snip Ditto. There is no way I could push a mower any more. I have probably gone through several dozen mowers over the years and today own my all time favorite: 6hp Toro Personal Pace.
June 30th 03 08:02 PM
by Anthony Giorgianni Go to last post
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Not exactly frugal, but interesting by Nick Pine
From: French Government Tourist Office Subject: E-News from France - June 2003 edition Mike's Bike Tours introduces Segway Tours After five years of guiding thousands of English-speaking visitors through Paris on bicycle, Mike's Bike Tours has just added trendy technology to their...
June 30th 03 07:23 PM
by Nick Pine Go to last post
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