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Jim37F

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Well my sister just bought a (2 yr old used) BMW X5....

An order of magnitude or 2 lower I made my own big purchase, after having spent the last year or so with no computer at home other than my cell phone (since my old laptop hard drive failed) I finally bought a new computer. (Now I gotta decide if I want to spend 60 bucks on a yearly subscription to get MS Office or drop 150 bucks once and just get Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by themselves with no annual subscriptions... which are really the only Office apps I want/need for general home use but I guess that option doesn't come with automatic updates?

Anyone know of any discounts or deals for Office (at least Word)? lol
 

DesertMedic66

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Well my sister just bought a (2 yr old used) BMW X5....

An order of magnitude or 2 lower I made my own big purchase, after having spent the last year or so with no computer at home other than my cell phone (since my old laptop hard drive failed) I finally bought a new computer. (Now I gotta decide if I want to spend 60 bucks on a yearly subscription to get MS Office or drop 150 bucks once and just get Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by themselves with no annual subscriptions... which are really the only Office apps I want/need for general home use but I guess that option doesn't come with automatic updates?

Anyone know of any discounts or deals for Office (at least Word)? lol
I do the yearly subscription for 2 reasons: I always like having the most updated items and more importantly I store 100% of my files online. The yearly subscription includes 1TB of OneDrive storage.

I had my laptop fail earlier this year and luckily didn’t loose any data as it was all stored online. I also store a backup of my online storage on a SSD just in case.
 

ffemt8978

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Well my sister just bought a (2 yr old used) BMW X5....

An order of magnitude or 2 lower I made my own big purchase, after having spent the last year or so with no computer at home other than my cell phone (since my old laptop hard drive failed) I finally bought a new computer. (Now I gotta decide if I want to spend 60 bucks on a yearly subscription to get MS Office or drop 150 bucks once and just get Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by themselves with no annual subscriptions... which are really the only Office apps I want/need for general home use but I guess that option doesn't come with automatic updates?

Anyone know of any discounts or deals for Office (at least Word)? lol
Or you could save that money and look into LibreOffice or OpenOffice. Both are open source and don't cost money, yet are MS office compatible (mostly).
 

ffemt8978

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I do the yearly subscription for 2 reasons: I always like having the most updated items and more importantly I store 100% of my files online. The yearly subscription includes 1TB of OneDrive storage.

I had my laptop fail earlier this year and luckily didn’t loose any data as it was all stored online. I also store a backup of my online storage on a SSD just in case.
Personally, I switched to pCloud after Dropbox kept raising prices and reducing the number of allowed devices on the free plan. I then copy my pCloud folders over to Google Drive monthly for long term storage.
 

DesertMedic66

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Personally, I switched to pCloud after Dropbox kept raising prices and reducing the number of allowed devices on the free plan. I then copy my pCloud folders over to Google Drive monthly for long term storage.
I just upload everything directly to OneDrive. It took me a while to get everything organized but once I did, it is amazing. All my excel and word documents automatically save to OneDrive as I am still working on them so I don’t have to remember to save them. There is also no limit on devices. I have it one my phone, tablet, and multiple computers.
 

ffemt8978

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I just upload everything directly to OneDrive. It took me a while to get everything organized but once I did, it is amazing. All my excel and word documents automatically save to OneDrive as I am still working on them so I don’t have to remember to save them. There is also no limit on devices. I have it one my phone, tablet, and multiple computers.
I did the same with Dropbox, and now do that with pCloud. The bonus is that both pCloud and Dropbox map as a local directory on my devices, which means I can still access and work on the files without an active internet connection (something that is seriously lacking with Google Drive). Once connection is restored, the files are updated. Since OneDrive is not an option for me, I don't have any experience with it so I can't really say how it works.
 

DesertMedic66

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I did the same with Dropbox, and now do that with pCloud. The bonus is that both pCloud and Dropbox map as a local directory on my devices, which means I can still access and work on the files without an active internet connection (something that is seriously lacking with Google Drive). Once connection is restored, the files are updated. Since OneDrive is not an option for me, I don't have any experience with it so I can't really say how it works.
It works the exact same way
 

Seirende

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Here is the explanation that my doctor gave me for how TMS works. It's based off of Faraday's law of induction. I never took physics, but apparently electricity and magnetism are related and by turning a very powerful magnet on and off very fast, they can cause my neurons to depolarize. The limit is about 10 Hertz (he must have seen the look on my face because he translated that to ten cycles per second) before the magnet overheats. They target a specific part of the brain; I forget which part, but in most people it's approx. 5 cm in front of the part of the motor cortex that controls your thumb. So they find that landmark and go from there.
 

PotatoMedic

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Glad thing seem to be hopefully going in a good direction!
 

CALEMT

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Early morning bread and butter call. Single vehicle rollover with ejections. 2 adults 2 peds.
 

CALEMT

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Another successful cardiac arrest resuscitation. This makes my fourth this year.

And it really has nothing to do with me. It's all about bystander CPR, cops with AEDs and me being in close proximity.
All those Johnny Gauge memes you post of facebook have to do with your success.
 

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