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RE: Boston

It all depends on how comfortable you are in bumper-to-bumper traffic and the convoluted streets that exist in Boston. Weekdays, rush hours are terrible for the most part. Weekends is a total ****-shoot, where it can be easy in and out or just as bad as weekdays. Should you choose to drive in, head for the Government Center Parking Garage. This puts you pretty much in the middle of everything, but won't be cheap. For the train options, there's a T station right in Downtown Foxboro, about a 5min drive from Normandy Farms. Check the Commuter Rail schedule, especially on the weekends, to be sure the schedule fits your needs. I would suggest the train, myself, but would drive to Quincy and park at the commuter rail station there (right off Rte 93), The trains are much more frequent between Quincy and South Station, so you'll have much more flexibility in your schedule. From South Station, you'll need to take the subway to wherever you want to go. There's so much to see in Boston, it's well worth the trouble to get in there.
paulcardoza 05/06/19 07:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forget 5G

Same here, but I think it's more of a Marketing gimmick than 5g service. https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_RY3OYo4ysaOM-370c4RbTA5DJs=/0x0:800x209/920x613/filters:focal(615x0:743x128):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62994675/5giconattios122_800x209.0.jpg
paulcardoza 04/24/19 11:08am Technology Corner
RE: Restaurant tipping question

To keep from getting fired maybe? why should I work harder to get the same reward as someone who doesn't?
paulcardoza 04/23/19 08:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Restaurant tipping question

For me, it depends on the situation. Local pizza joint is family run, so I don't tip them for a carryout order. I had relatives that owned a pizza joint and they admitted that selling pizza is extremely profitable. If I get takeout somewhere manned by hired school kids, I will tip them.
paulcardoza 04/22/19 05:15am Around the Campfire
RE: Waze

And the "Hey Waze" feature lets you interact hands free........
paulcardoza 04/18/19 11:18am Technology Corner
RE: Waze

Waze is the best. I cannot count how many times its saved my commute by routing me around Boston traffic problems. I drove my 90 year old father in law up from SC and he was mesmerized by Waze's functionality.
paulcardoza 04/17/19 10:25am Technology Corner
RE: Big Brother IS watching, and listening, and recording...

Google insists that while they have employees listening to conversations, in an effort to help develop their systems, they do not know what accounts these conversations are coming from. I have no reason to doubt that this is the case. If it weren't, I'm sure there would have been a much bigger uproar before now. I know we members in here tend to be toward the older end of the spectrum (I'm 62), but the general fear and loathing of technology is surprising, still.
paulcardoza 04/15/19 08:05am Around the Campfire
RE: Boston - Cape Cod area

Correct. The ship will not be back in Plymouth until after Labor Day. The Pilgrims ship, Mayflower II, may not be there... I think it is still being rebuilt at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut... Speaking of which!!
paulcardoza 03/07/19 10:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Start/stop technology

That's not the way ESS works. If the car is warm inside and the AC is needed, it will not shut down. Same thing if it's cold inside. In stop and go traffic, it will not shut down again if you move a few feet and stop. If the restart battery is down on juice because of many stop/start cycles, it will stop working. And lastly, most every car with ESS has a dash button to disable it for the remainder of that drive. It's not as big a deal as some people make it out to be,
paulcardoza 03/04/19 11:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Boston - Cape Cod area

Also, if you're baseball fans, a Sox game at Fenway is a must-do.
paulcardoza 02/25/19 11:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Start/stop technology

My 2019 CX-5 Mazda locks itself, but that option can be easily disabled in the settings menu. I'm assuming when your wife locked her purse in the vehicle, the key was not inside the car? I don't believe it'll auto-lock if the key is inside. My Mazda also locks itself. Unlock the door to get the ice scarper. Try and get back in one minute later and it's locked. Wife had the habit of leaving her purse on the seat then getting out, not anymore.
paulcardoza 02/21/19 06:02am Around the Campfire
RE: Start/stop technology

DW has ESS in her Pacifica van. After a few weeks it became pretty much invisible to me. I can turn it off via the dash button, but only do that when I'm stuck in stop & go traffic. Yeah, it's just another technology piece that can go wrong, but not a big deal to me.
paulcardoza 02/21/19 04:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

With 700+HP Challengers, Mustangs and Camaros, who needs to HotRod cars anymore? ;) Don't forget the old-time "hot rod" is a thing of the past. The back yard tinkerer can no longer hop up the current FWD street cars to make a cool ride out of it - now it takes mega bucks to modify the current crop of expensive cars, unless you're a kid and stick a loud exhaust and a tin can tailpipe on your Accord. Nothing on the street these days even closely resembles a NASCAR "Stocker" - "Run what you brung" is unattainable to the back yard enthusiast. So who cares what NASCAR is up to...
paulcardoza 02/20/19 07:55am Around the Campfire
RE: Using Cell Phone As Your GPS

Don't anwser the call........... Focus on driving. Good point Bill, What do cell phone users do for GPS when the phone rings?
paulcardoza 02/12/19 05:03am Technology Corner
RE: Using Cell Phone As Your GPS

iPhone + Waze for several years. Now, iPhone, Waze + Carplay on my new vehicle. Huge Waze fan..........
paulcardoza 02/11/19 08:36am Technology Corner
RE: Hydrogen vehicles

Problem is the extremely high compression rates needed to store a reasonable amount of hydrogen on board in any vehicle. A large, heavy, robust tank is the only option. Then you need to worry about connections in the event of a significant crash. A lot of fail-safe components need to be included in any hydrogen fuel system.
paulcardoza 02/08/19 07:30am Around the Campfire
RE: Goodby Google Chrome (a rant)

No issues at all here. Using Chrome on my office laptop, home MacBook and iPhone, all without a problem.
paulcardoza 01/28/19 11:02am Technology Corner
RE: How cold was it?

That's insanely cold............
paulcardoza 01/22/19 09:47am Around the Campfire
RE: iOS vs Android

Personal preference rules here. If you are a "tinkerer" and like to customize the phone settings extensively, you're probably better off with an Android phone. If you want the phone to just work, to receive regular OS updates with no hassle and to sync with your iPAD, MacBook, etc., the iPhone may be your best choice. I admit that I'm not one to sit and customize my phone endlessly, so for ME APPLE rules........
paulcardoza 12/10/18 05:37am Technology Corner
RE: GM shutting down 5 plants....

How do you close 5 plants and end up with the majority of layoffs being white collar jobs???? The majority of the layoffs are white collar so it's not like the world is coming to an end.
paulcardoza 11/29/18 05:46am Around the Campfire
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