Apps: OneNote

Self-tutoring about apps: the tutor mentions a story.

The other day I made a purchase online from a laptop. “Please print the receipt,” I was told at the end.

Clearly, I was expected to click the PRINT button, but of course the computer wasn’t connected to a printer.

I thought for a minute, then decided that, with all the facilities of computers nowadays, this one would have a way to handle the situation. I clicked PRINT, wondering what would happen.

A notification appeared, asking me where, in OneNote, I wanted to save a copy of the receipt that would have been printed. I didn’t even know what OneNote was, so I told it to save right on the intro page, which it did.

Today, around two weeks since, I went on OneNote: there was the receipt, just where OneNote had left it. I wondered what format it was, which turned out to be PNG, I guess. Anyway, I copied and pasted it to a folder on the laptop.

I always say that apps have so many features, it’s easy to get distracted. Yet sometimes, an app can rescue you.

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Business: what is dumping?

Self-tutoring about business terms: the tutor looks into the definition of dumping.

dumping: selling a product in a foreign market for less than you charge for it at home.


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Politics, investing and the pandemic: Leon Cooperman’s idea

Self-tutoring about the pandemic: the tutor mentions Leon Cooperman.

Leon Cooperman is a billionaire who was born into a working class family. He made his money investing, or managing investment portfolios. I’d say, therefore, that he has a good record of predicting the future.

Cooperman says that the coronavirus problem might be solved earlier than many fear. He imagines that, with so many people working on it, from all different parts of the world, there could be results in June. He admits that’s his “pure guess,” but obviously Mr. Cooperman has guessed right before.

Governments have to be conservative in their predictions, because they can’t predict human ingenuity. Who predicted the iPhone, for instance, or Android? Yet, they happened. Perhaps an equally ingenious response to COVID-19 is almost upon us.



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Technology: what is a bump stock?

Self-tutoring about firearm technology: the tutor mentions bump stocks.

To understand a bump stock, one must first understand semi-automatic vs automatic. Semi-automatic guns require a distinct trigger-pull for each shot, with a trigger release in between; automatic, the shooter can just hold the trigger in firing position for repetitive fire.

A bump stock is an attachment installed in place of the original stock. The difference is that a bump stock can vibrate back and forth in response to recoil, independently of the barrel. As the bump stock vibrates back and forth, it can cause the shooter’s hand to release and repull the trigger without the shooter actually opening and closing their finger. You could argue the gun continues firing “automatically” until the shooter purposely releases the trigger.

To my knowledge, a bump stock’s use is on a semi-automatic gun, making it fire repeatedly from a single pull. Even though, with a bump stock installed, you can get repeated fire from only squeezing the trigger once, the firearm remains semi-automatic since its trigger is pulling and releasing to cause each shot. It’s just that the user doesn’t need to pull and release; if they just keep their finger squeezed around the trigger, the recoil vibration “bumps” the gun back and forth, causing the trigger to engage and disengage until the user purposely draws their finger away.

Not too surprisingly, bump stocks are controversial. I’ll follow up.


YouTube: ABC News Australia

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Politics: state of the union, part 0

Self-tutoring about US politics: the tutor reflects….

Lots of people I know aren’t fans of the US president right now. He doesn’t seem much of a politician. Less politically, there are a few statistics I’ve been thinking about.

Under Trump, both corporate profits and the federal debt are up — the former, by 6.9%, while the latter, by 16.7%. My reading suggests the US has run a deficit every year of the Trump presidency. Interestingly, tax cuts were enacted in December, 2017.

Enacting tax cuts while the government runs a deficit sounds ill-advised, especially when the corporations seem to be doing well. One wonders if there is a larger idea presenting itself.

I’ll follow up.


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Autos: tire wear bars

Self-tutoring about tires: the tutor continues about them.

Yesterday, wondering if the summer tires would be good for another season, I discovered “tire wear bars” on the internet.

Tire wear bars, apparently, run across the tire, in the grooves. The tires I checked had two sets of them. They start out deep below the tread pattern: on a new tire, the tread pattern is about 5/16″ deep. The wear bars are about 1/16″ deep.

If the tread is worn to the point that it’s level with the wear bars, the tire obviously needs to be replaced, and it’s potentially illegal to drive on. If, on the other hand, the wear bars are clearly below the tread pattern, the tire, based on tread depth, is still good.

I’d never known of tire wear bars before, but easily found them while examining the tires.


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Tires: recommended tread depth

Self-tutoring about autos: the tutor mentions some ideas.

I’m looking into changing the tires back to the summer ones; we don’t do mountain driving, and it seems the winter season is withdrawing here. Yet, a question came to me: can I be sure the summer ones are good?

I read a couple of articles and discovered that tread depth, for summer tires, should be more than 1/8″. I was happy to discover that the old summer ones are still good.

That’s not all I learned, though; I’ll follow up.

BTW: on some roads in BC, winter tires are required through April 30. An adventure-avoiding person like me, who lives on the coast and only drives to the grocery store or the high school, might not need winter tires any more, but many BC residents still do.

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Religion: does God know the future?

Self-tutoring about religion: the tutor examines a notion.

Often, talking about the future, you may hear someone say, “God knows.”

Yet, does God know the future? In Genesis 3.9, God asks, “Where are you?” to Adam and Eve. When Adam explains they are hiding because they are naked, God asks, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”

Genesis verses 3.9 through 3.11 suggest that God is surprised that Adam and Eve have eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Therefore, the Bible suggests to me that God does not always predict the future.


New American Standard Bible. La Habra: Lockman Foundation, 1973.

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Business: what is a gilt?

Self-tutoring about investment instruments: the tutor finds a definition for gilt.

A gilt is a type of UK government bond.

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Health: COVID-19 symptom(s) vs cold or flu

Self-tutoring about coronavirus: the tutor looks into specific symptoms.

Since COVID-19 seems to have arrived during cold/flu season, an obvious question is, “If a person is sick, then do they have COVID-19 or just ‘the flu’ or a cold?”

From my research this morning, it seems that the symptom associated with COVID-19 but not with flu or cold is shortness of breath.


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