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Problem With Consumer Reports

Problem With Consumer Reports

June 29, 2020 I decided to subscribe to Consumer Reports and did so.  I got a confirmation in part as follows: “Your Print membership to Consumer Reports is now active. Get started by creating your membership account on cr.org to access all your benefits. You can expect your first issue of Consumer Reports magazine to arrive at your home within 4-6 weeks.” I mouse clicked on the creating your membership account on cr.org  and was sent to a web page asking…

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Blackvue DR900S-2CH Dash Camera Fails To Reliable Connect To WiFi

Blackvue DR900S-2CH Dash Camera Fails To Reliable Connect To WiFi

I recently, (APRIL 2020) had a Blackvue DR900S-2CH Dash Camera installed in my car.  Everything about this device is quite good except it would fail to reliably connect to the WiFi.  I quickly found the solution.  I use an Android LGV30 phone.  I went into the cell phone settings and chose Network & Internet portion settings.  All I had to do was to turn Mobile Date Off. 

Harbor Freight Thunderbolt Solar Panel Kit – Not Recommended

Harbor Freight Thunderbolt Solar Panel Kit – Not Recommended

September 2017, I purchased a Thuderbolt Solar 100 Watt Solar Panel Kit for $154.25.  This kit seemed really clever but the controller failed to work.  I measured the voltage from each solar panel with a volt meter and each panel put our 22 volts.  When all the panel were connected to the controller, nothing happened.  I could not get the controller to turn on.  It was dead.  I waited too long to contact Harbor Freight to get this resolved.  I…

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Book Review: The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America By Thom Hartmann

Book Review: The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America By Thom Hartmann

I have a really bad habit of buying books that I never read. The one most recent exception to this failing is my most recent purchase. I discovered this book by listening to this pod cast: How “We the People” Can Take Back the Supreme Court. The above podcast touted a book that I rushed out and purchased: The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America by Thom Hartmann. Only soft cover. I can not find…

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Near Perfect Men’s Pajamas

Near Perfect Men’s Pajamas

At Target I finally found near perfect pajamas made by Hanesbrands. But, by fortunate mistake, they are not pajamas. It seemed someone at Target put a pair in the sleep wear section and that is how I discovered them.

Installing Kenwood 144/430 MHz Dual Bander, Model TM-D710A Into 2009 RAV4

Installing Kenwood 144/430 MHz Dual Bander, Model TM-D710A Into 2009 RAV4

I was given a Toyota 2009 RAV4 from my sister who can no longer drive.  I decided to install an old Kenwood radio that I had purchased years ago into that vehicle.  The Kenwood TM-D710A radio is a dual display radio because two channels can be received. MSRP for the TM-D710A when it was sold $600. I have this model. E-Ham Score for TM-D710A: Average rating: 4.2/5 TM-D710A is no longer made. Current, in production, model is TM-D710 GA, ($530…

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