TECHNOLOGY: KODAK may go Chapter 11; are your pictures backed up

Sunday, January 8, 2012

On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM, X wrote:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/27/tech/mobile/dropbox-camera-auto-import/index.html?c=mobile

Sent from my iPhone 

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Nah, it’ll just blow out storing pictures. Now if KODAK offered it, I’d be interested.

BTW the impending KODAK chapter 11 has led me to back up all my pictures into SUGARSYNC and I ordered and have an EOY cd.

Can’t depend upon any ONE service provider.

Argh!

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Word to the wise: Cloud services are useful, BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), always worry that they could disappear tomorrow.

Argh!

Remember the Rawles adage: “Two is one; one is none”. Service providers or survival tools, same rules apply!

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MONEY: Savings bonds have gone digital

Sunday, January 8, 2012

http://www.doughroller.net/investing/how-to-buy-us-savings-bonds/

Electronic U.S. Savings Bonds–Say Goodbye to Paper
by Rob Berger
in Investing

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As of today, U.S. savings bonds have gone digital. Paper savings bonds are history.

I’m get a bit nostalgic when it comes to paper bonds. There’s just something comforting in holding physical evidence of your investment. And the designs of paper bonds over the years have been quite impressive.

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In the old days, a family accumulated savings bonds to pay for the children’s education. War bond, savings bonds, even savings stamps that led to a savings bond were common.

Over time, even rubes recognized that this was a joke.

Sorry, but this is just another scam pulled off on “We, The Sheeple”.

If the inflation rate is what I think it is, there’s no way that Gooferment Bonds of any type make any economic sense.

And, any interest on those savings bonds add to your taxable income in the future.

Also, those “savings” count in the formula for aid for that education.

Bullion is a better vehicle for any saving. Similar to passing along an inheritance, the rounds don’t appear on any form or schedule.

Hey, if the Gooferment and Wall Street can have “off book” and “off balance sheet” entries, why can’t you?

Call it jewelry. Just don’t keep it in a safe deposit box. (FDR raided those.) Everyone should have a garden.

Keeping what’s yours and / or getting back what was stolen from you is just financial self-defense.

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FUN:Luddite sent me a Laughing Baby video

Sunday, January 8, 2012

https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=e96c39c9b735ab8c&resid=E96C39C9B735AB8C!119&parid=E96C39C9B735AB8C!110&authkey=!ABlb_nSM43Bpn4Y

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Yeah the whole 5 Gig file in an email. Argh! So, here it is for your enjoyment. Just the link; take the file if you want it. But why? You can just share the link. Think of all those electrons you’re saving.

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