[CGUYS] Salvaging Hard Drive

2010-07-02 Thread Richard P.
I've somehow messed up the re-formatting of my laptop hard drive when I was attempting to reinstall Windows XP. Now when I try to boot up with the CD, I get a No Operating System Found error. Is there a way to start this process over and salvage the hard drive? Thanks in advance Richard P

Re: [CGUYS] Salvaging Hard Drive

2010-07-02 Thread Richard P.
over. Richard P. On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 6:14 PM, mike xha...@gmail.com wrote: Why can't you start from CD and just reformat? On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 2:59 PM, Richard P. richs...@gmail.com wrote: I've somehow messed up the re-formatting of my laptop hard drive when I was attempting to reinstall

Re: [CGUYS] Salvaging Hard Drive

2010-07-02 Thread Richard P.
New Information: Apparently letting the laptop stay off for awhile has helped. I now am able to get to the partitioning prompts. When I was here before, the installation failed to complete on C after it had been formatted. Now I'm not sure what to do. any suggestions? Thanks again, Richard P

[CGUYS] Fwd: [CGUYS] Salvaging Hard Drive

2010-07-02 Thread Richard P.
. Richard P. On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 7:43 PM, Rev. Stewart Marshall popoz...@earthlink.net wrote: If you got media with your Computer you can boot to the recovery CD and it will then start from the recovery partition. I have never had problems with reformatting a drive on a Dell as it is a hidden

[CGUYS] Picture editing software recommendations

2010-06-24 Thread Richard P.
, 64bit Thanks in advance, Richard P. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at http://www.cguys.org/ ** *

[CGUYS] DVD Burning Software

2010-06-23 Thread Richard P.
Looking for recommendations for DVD burning software. A friend has home movies on DVD which he wants to copy. He would need something simple and easy to use and cheap. He has a 2 month old Dell, Windows 7 64bit desktop. Thanks in advance, Richard P

Re: [CGUYS] Image resolution for video

2010-05-13 Thread Richard P.
If they are going to be zooming in tight on the scan, then that would be a good reason for the higher resolution. Richard P. On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 1:39 PM, David Turk dt...@indianahistory.org wrote: We have a patron in Britain who wants some scans for a documentary they're putting together

[CGUYS] Cox Modem Troubleshooting

2010-05-08 Thread Richard P.
will show the TCP delay over the time of the test. Height and width of the 'orange' delay line shows the delay consistency. Thanks in advance, Richard P. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy

[CGUYS] Where to buy XP computer?

2010-04-15 Thread Richard P.
. Is there a place he can buy an XP computer with a decent amount of memory (2GB) and dual core chip for a reasonable amount of $? Is there another solution for him? It looks like the only Microsoft computer's being advertised are the Windows 7, 64 bit version. Thanks in advance, Richard P

[CGUYS] Disposing old computers

2010-01-30 Thread Richard P.
What's the best way to get rid of old computers? I have 3 old WinBook business laptops which were taken out of service many years ago and have been just sitting around. The data has been deleted but that's all. Recommendations please. Thanks in advance, Richard P

Re: [CGUYS] Here we go again....

2010-01-01 Thread Richard P.
Really great site, thanks. Richard P. I found an interesting source from the FCC for transmission maps. http://www.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/maps/ * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy

Re: [CGUYS] Kill it!!!

2009-12-31 Thread Richard P.
to be reconnected. Richard P. On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 5:48 PM, phartz...@gmail.com phartz...@gmail.com wrote:  ATT has petitioned the FCC to allow for the dismantling and removal of all landline telephone service in the United States.  ATT wants to know when they can begin the euthanasia and how

Re: [CGUYS] Correct way to burn a video DVD

2009-12-29 Thread Richard P.
I'll get this info and report back. In the meantime, thanks for everyone's posts. They're quite helpful. Richard P. What flavor of DVD is your friend using? DVD-R and DVD+R discs work in most drives and players, while DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs work in fewer. There are also a number of less

Re: [CGUYS] Consternation over Computer Constipation list slamming ...

2009-12-22 Thread Richard P.
, even ones with legitimate tech questions. It would be great if we could get back to computer questions/solutions/discussions without the ridicule. The list has been a great help in the past and hopefully it will continue in the future. Just my opinion, Richard P. On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 5:44 PM

Re: [CGUYS] US Military Ignoring Encryption

2009-12-17 Thread Richard P.
Are you sure this wasn't an April Fools story? This is ridiculous! Richard P. On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Snyder, Mark - IdM (IS) mark.sny...@ngc.com wrote: Predator drones use less encryption than your TV, DVDs about an hour ago - by Nate Anderson | Posted in: Law Disorder Militants

Re: [CGUYS] Waking from sleep

2009-12-11 Thread Richard P.
to look at his shop with its antiquated tools, you would never guess how great a craftsman he was. I would rather have a person that can work with anything like this than to have someone show up with flashy tools and maybe not much to back it up. Richard P. hack and a pro.  You are permitted

Re: [CGUYS] Waking from sleep

2009-12-11 Thread Richard P.
and the workshop he used to accomplish this were nothing to look at, but in his hands, he created miracles. Richard P. On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 8:13 PM, tjpa t...@tjpa.com wrote: On Dec 11, 2009, at 5:42 PM, Richard P. wrote: Personally, I think it's more important to have a skilled person behind

Re: [CGUYS] Redacting PDF document files?

2009-12-09 Thread Richard P.
document or an e-mail. http://tinyurl.com/ygyna96 Richard P. On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:28 PM, Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A. acker...@astrecg.com wrote: I have not found one, per se. What I do is redact using Adobe and then print (not save as) to PDF, which then makes the PDF as redacted. Eschew

[CGUYS] Wikipedia

2009-11-25 Thread Richard P.
to jump in and contribute.” Richard P. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at http://www.cguys.org/ ** *

[CGUYS] Drop My Rights

2009-11-04 Thread Richard P.
Tony, awhile back I think you mentioned a program called Drop My Rights. How has that worked for you and will you provide details? Thanks in advance, Richard P. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules

Re: [CGUYS] Drop My Rights

2009-11-04 Thread Richard P.
(photo) require using Outlook in order to work. Richard P. On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Tony B ton...@gmail.com wrote: It was a clever method to trick WinXP into running Firefox with lower than administrator rights. The idea being that would lower the risk of having malware installed. Alas

Re: [CGUYS] Win7 badly written errors (already!)

2009-10-27 Thread Richard P.
There is only one product ID, which will be shared among 3 computers, is this correct? Thanks in advance, Richard P. On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:42 PM, Tony B ton...@gmail.com wrote: Okay, I got my Family Pack (2 DVDs, 32 bit and 64 bit, one Product ID

Re: [CGUYS] Windows 7 the question...

2009-10-22 Thread Richard P.
Does the Family Pack require that all 3 licenses be installed in the same household? Or is it just 3 different licenses that can be used anywhere? Thanks, Richard P. On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 12:21 PM, Tony B ton...@gmail.com wrote: I just ordered a new 1tb drive and the Win7 Family Pack (3

Re: [CGUYS] Windows 7 the question...

2009-10-22 Thread Richard P.
I would guess that while this means 3 licenses, Windows 7 Family Pack only comes with one disk. Is this correct? Richard P. On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 2:06 PM, Stewart Marshall revsamarsh...@earthlink.net wrote: I think it is similar to the Family pack (Student and Home) of Office 07.  Three

Re: [CGUYS] Web Cam, Microphone recommendations

2009-10-19 Thread Richard P.
Actually, I was thinking more in line of a webcam that would attach to the monitor. Also looking for a decent mic for recording podcasts. Richard P. On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 7:55 PM, tjpa t...@tjpa.com wrote: On Oct 18, 2009, at 6:30 PM, Richard P. wrote: Can anyone make some recommendations

[CGUYS] Web Cam, Microphone recommendations

2009-10-18 Thread Richard P.
. Thanks in advance, Richard P. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at http://www.cguys.org/ ** *

[CGUYS] ZoneAlarm Pro

2009-10-13 Thread Richard P.
Got an email from ZoneAlarm saying that their Pro version is free for the next 24 hours but when I go to their site it is only discounted from $39.95 to $18.90. Anyone know if this is a scam or am I missing something? Thanks in advance, Richard P

Re: [CGUYS] ZoneAlarm Pro

2009-10-13 Thread Richard P.
Thanks, your link worked and they will send the validation out. Not sure why my link didn't though. Richard P. On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 3:38 PM, John Settle john_j_set...@yahoo.com wrote: Richard P. wrote: Got an email from ZoneAlarm saying that their Pro version is free for the next 24 hours

Re: [CGUYS] Create https website

2009-09-23 Thread Richard P.
to start and will assist them in helping get this set up. Richard P. A non-profit has a http website in which users are filling out personal and private form information, and the non-profit would like the get it secured with https. How can this be accomplished economically? Is the code

[CGUYS] Create https website

2009-09-22 Thread Richard P.
A non-profit has a http website in which users are filling out personal and private form information, and the non-profit would like the get it secured with https. How can this be accomplished economically? Is the code difficult to write? Thanks in advance, Richard P

Re: [CGUYS] Create https website

2009-09-22 Thread Richard P.
to set up access for the non-profit a couple of years ago but it has fallen through the cracks. FYI, the parent company has very strict access policies so I don't know if that's standing in the way of their non-profit getting a secure access port on their server. Richard P. On Tue, Sep 22, 2009

Re: [CGUYS] If anyone is interested

2009-09-15 Thread Richard P.
Looks like they even offer $100 discount off of that to make it $599: http://tinyurl.com/llpjn2 http://www.geeks.com/pix/2009/SAVENB.html?cm_mmc=geekmail-_-daily_html-_-15sep09_SAVENB-Viewasweb Richard P. On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 7:42 AM, Rev. Stewart Marshall revsamarsh...@earthlink.net wrote

Re: [CGUYS] Back to dial up

2009-09-10 Thread Richard P.
change the customer experience when things do go wrong and they call in for help. Good luck. Just my 2 cents Richard P On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 12:43 AM, Eric S. Sande esa...@erols.com wrote: I discussed my experience with my team today, as an object lesson in how to do it wrong.  We just don't

Re: [CGUYS] Thunderbird Word Wrap Broken

2009-09-09 Thread Richard P.
This works great, thanks Betty. Richard P. On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 2:21 PM, b_s-wilk b1sun...@yahoo.es wrote: I've just noticed that when I forward some messages in Thunderbird (version 2.0.0.23 ), that the word-wrap is broken and there's no way to get it rewrap. Anyone else notice

Re: [CGUYS] Gmail question...

2009-09-09 Thread Richard P.
The same for me. If I start a C-Guys email, it won't show up until someone replies to the message. Makes me doubt whether it ever went out... It would be nice to be able to get rid of this feature Richard P. On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 4:38 PM, db db...@att.net wrote: Gmail won't let you email

[CGUYS] Password Hackers Article

2009-09-07 Thread Richard P.
FYI: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/06/AR2009090602238.html Password Hackers Are Slippery To Collar By Tom Jackman Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, September 7, 2009 When Elaine Cioni found out that her married boyfriend had other girlfriends, she became

Re: [CGUYS] Vark

2009-09-06 Thread Richard P.
Maybe you need to put Tom in as part of your circle of friends : )) No, I haven't tried it yet as it looks a little too public for me. It looks like that there could be a substantial delay on when you get your answers, depending on when someone chooses to respond, much like this list. Richard P

Re: [CGUYS] yet another off topic request, but who knows?

2009-09-04 Thread Richard P.
: UHF 25 dB -- VHF 30 dB Price: $2.85 Richard P. On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 1:18 PM, One Manone911...@yahoo.com wrote: I have coaxial cable (Time Warner) coming from the wall that I want to split to provide cable to the tv and tuner.  My tuner is older and has no need of replacement.  When I

Re: [CGUYS] Power strip

2009-08-30 Thread Richard P.
there but I haven't found them yet. Richard P. On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 3:59 PM, Chris Dunfordseed...@gmail.com wrote: Does anyone know of a power strip that has separate power switches for each outlet? Doesn't absolutely have to have surge suppression, although that would be a plus

Re: [CGUYS] Google's Sorry

2009-08-28 Thread Richard P.
That would explain it. Never been accused of being as fast as a computer before :)) Thanks for clearing this up. Richard P. On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 9:21 PM, TPiwowart...@tjpa.com wrote: On Aug 25, 2009, at 7:47 PM, Richard P. wrote: Is this legit? Has anyone else seen this before? Yes

Re: [CGUYS] Postcard virus

2009-08-27 Thread Richard P.
. Richard P. On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Jordanjor17...@gmail.com wrote: Tony B wrote: If you really looked this up at Snopes, you sure didn't read very well. If you trusted _someone else_ to look it up at Snopes and read it, shame on you. http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp

[CGUYS] Thunderbird Word Wrap Broken

2009-08-26 Thread Richard P.
to my mailbox. When they arrive, they are fine (wrapped), but when I go to forward them, the text shows up as one long line. All other emails forward OK. Richard P. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives

Re: [CGUYS] Mac Transition to 64-Bit

2009-08-25 Thread Richard P.
I would think that you'll be dead meat after this post :)) Richard P. On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 4:36 PM, Rich Schinnellrichnrockvi...@gmail.com wrote: An interesting article in Info World. http://www.infoworld.com/d/windows/snow-leopard-just-cheap-windows-7-knockoff-798 Maybe I will get

Re: [CGUYS] Google allowing users to opt-out

2009-08-13 Thread Richard P.
Why does this sound all too plausible??? Thanks for the laugh. Richard P. http://www.theonion.com/content/video/google_opt_out_feature_lets_users?utm_ source=videoembed http://tinyurl.com/ltfvaj * ** List info

Re: [CGUYS] Computer gadgets in cars

2009-08-11 Thread Richard P.
Sorry, but I can't resist... So would this mean that they would have wrist fights instead of fist fights??? We could work our way back up the skeleton, eliminating potential weapons of the human body until we get to the root of the real problem. Richard P. Fists cause them to happen?  Does

Re: [CGUYS] Computer gadgets in cars

2009-08-06 Thread Richard P.
I take it that you don't use a temperature gauge or volt/ammeter in your vehicles... I find them quite useful to monitor, especially on a long trip. Richard P. If most of the dash info (spedo, tach fuel etc.) could be done this way would not necessitate taking eyes off of the road so much

Re: [CGUYS] More DTV weirdness...

2009-07-31 Thread Richard P.
You might want to try calling and talking directly to one of their engineers. Letters just go to public affairs. Richard P. On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 2:45 PM, phartz...@gmail.comphartz...@gmail.com wrote:  For a while yesterday afternoon, Washington DC affiliate WRC, normally DTV channel 4-1

Re: [CGUYS] More DTV weirdness...

2009-07-31 Thread Richard P.
Last time I called WUSA about the poor reception problems, I asked the receptionist for engineering and they put me through. The receptionist usually doesn't have time to filter outside calls. Richard P. On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 6:22 PM, phartz...@gmail.comphartz...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Jul

[CGUYS] GMail Warning about Betty's Post

2009-07-18 Thread Richard P.
, semi-nude waitresses. MS says its stores won't copy Apple stores, but it will innovate: semi-nude sales associates? Maybe I'll just go back to the beach. And find an Apple store to use as an internet café. Betty Betty, is that you or are you somebody else now??? Richard P

Re: [CGUYS] New Sig [WAS: [Advertising for cell phones]

2009-07-15 Thread Richard P.
Yes, that is a good one, isn't it? Richard P. Betty, I hope you won't mean if I use your line as a sig. ... hehehehe Subject: Re: Advertising for cell phones [deletions] Texts aren't pointless. TWITTER is pointless. Twitter is for people who have nothing to say, but say it anyway. cy

Re: [CGUYS] Here I am again friends...

2009-07-12 Thread Richard P.
For the short term, you can keep it from automatically running by disabling it in the Startup window. Start Run msconfig Startup Richard P. I am trying to uninstall the program Kodak EasyShare. I can´t find it to delete it. It is not in the Control Panel´s Add and Remove Programs

[CGUYS] Windows Video Editor Program

2009-07-11 Thread Richard P.
Looking for Windows video editor program recommendations. Something less than $1000 and somewhat user friendly for a novice editor (16 years old), who wants to move forward. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Richard P

Re: [CGUYS] Windows Video Editor Program

2009-07-11 Thread Richard P.
Thanks for the good advice, especially the training reference. I will pass it along. Richard P. On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Tony Bton...@gmail.com wrote: On the Windows side I use and recommend Sony Vegas. Now at version 9: http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8tag=mozilla-20index

Re: [CGUYS] beta no more?

2009-07-10 Thread Richard P.
In case you need it, Google Labs allows you show it as still in Beta if you want: Back to Beta by Darren Soothes the soul by putting the familiar beta sticker back on the Gmail logo. Just check the box. Looks like they try to think of everything Richard P. Gmail is finally out of beta! I

Re: [CGUYS] New algorithm guesses SSNs using date and place of birth

2009-07-09 Thread Richard P.
For a certain age group and younger, who are born in here, perhaps. Older people and new citizens get their numbers where they are living at the time. Incidentally, let me note as a quick factoid that without EZ Check, most employers could spot made up social security numbers presently just by

Re: [CGUYS] myEarthLink News Article - Reception problems linger after DTV transition

2009-06-17 Thread Richard P.
Here's a local article from The Washington Post about the DC area losing 2 stations: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/16/AR2009061603381.html Richard P. *2 D.C. Stations Lost to Viewers in Digital TV Transition* By Kim Hart Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday

Re: [CGUYS] myEarthLink News Article - Reception problems linger after DTV transition

2009-06-17 Thread Richard P.
. Richard P. Here are the helpful webpages from 7 and 9 on antenna choices. http://cfc.wjla.com/external.cfm?p=dtv_vhf http://www.wusa9.com/life/programming/dtv/default.aspx I guess I need to wire up an outside antenna to see if that helps

Re: [CGUYS] DTV debacle

2009-06-13 Thread Richard P.
I can't get 7 or 9 in the DC area, even after I've rescanned the set. I even tried rotating the antenna to better receive the signals but nothing came through. Next step is to replace the primary UHF/VHF antenna with the old VHF/UHF one I took down 2 years ago. Oh what fun... Richard P. On Sat

[CGUYS] DTV Reception Maps

2009-06-09 Thread Richard P.
call sign, it will give you more detailed info. Richard P. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at http://www.cguys.org/ ** *

Re: [CGUYS] No Smiling

2009-05-29 Thread Richard P.
So now all the baddies have to do is smile to avoid recognition? Richard P. Apparently you didn't read the story. Smiles and teeth in general just makes it more difficult for automatic face recognition software to work. Makes a lot of sense. I'm sure the apps will only get better. However

Re: [CGUYS] getting Computer Guys email sent to spam list

2009-05-22 Thread Richard P.
You can see all the posts at http://www.cguys.org/ Richard P. I ask the list for advise on the Airport-macbook problem and several responses were sent to SPAM folder in my gmail account.  I just trashed the contents of the SPAM folder and wonder why those emails are going to the spam folder

Re: [CGUYS] urgent query

2009-05-22 Thread Richard P.
, a lack of system resources comes to mind. Richard P. Will I be able to run microsoft office on a Netbook-- at least Word, PowerPoint and maybe Excel?... * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives

Re: [CGUYS] Google software update

2009-05-21 Thread Richard P.
My first thought is No thank you. My second thought is can I disable the background updater after downloading. Let us know what you end up doing. Richard P. I haven't used any Google software on my Mac in a while so maybe this is already an old issue, but I downloaded Google Earth 5.0 and got

Re: [CGUYS] Kindle Sighting

2009-05-20 Thread Richard P.
in a much safer venue. Richard P. wrote: That was exactly what I was getting at. IN some instances an audio book is great.  In other instances it does not translate well. I am a great fan of the Audio book reader on NPR, and he usually reads light fiction which works well. A more intense book

Re: [CGUYS] Kindle Sighting

2009-05-19 Thread Richard P.
A friend of ours loves it and won't do without it. We prefer non-electronic books ourselves. Easier to read and they don't break when you fall asleep reading and drop them : )) Richard P. I saw my first passenger reading on a Kindle today on the Metro. Will this be a trend

[CGUYS] AVG found Touchstone Software driveragent_488.exe

2009-05-19 Thread Richard P.
if this is a false positive or is it something to get rid of? Thanks in advance. WinXP, SP3 Richard P. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more

Re: [CGUYS] Kindle Sighting

2009-05-19 Thread Richard P.
I can see that would be a great use for them, especially if the electronic books would allow the updating of technical error corrections. Richard P. A friend of ours loves it and won't do without it. We prefer non-electronic books ourselves. Easier to read and they don't break when you fall

Re: [CGUYS] AVG found Touchstone Software driveragent_488.exe

2009-05-19 Thread Richard P.
Thanks for the feedback. To my knowledge, I've never used it either. It is a comfort to know that it is not going to take over my machine in the middle of the night and make life a living . Richard P. On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Chris Dunford seed...@gmail.com wrote: AVG found

Re: [CGUYS] How do I change the sizes pf the partirions?

2009-05-18 Thread Richard P.
And I thought Tom was the only one who brought up controversial topics... : )) You are never a bore, Marcio. Richard P. Computers are more or less like womem. When they are working well... wonderfull but when they refuse to respond to our needs...it is very hard to understand... You

Re: [CGUYS] Audio/video sync problem with DTV broadcasts

2009-05-13 Thread Richard P.
that there's no solution. Richard P. Another data point: I was watching WETA this afternoon on DirecTV, and the video lagged the audio by nearly a second. They are obviously feeding DirecTV with their digital signal.  Now, WETA says that there is really nothing that can be done about the type

Re: [CGUYS] Audio/video sync problem with DTV broadcasts

2009-05-13 Thread Richard P.
Here is the X75HD manual so they can learn to operate it: http://tinyurl.com/o83pd7 Now if only there were a instruction manual to get them to actually use it... Richard P. Leitch: http://tinyurl.com/pkyk86 From a 2005 Broadcast Engineering Review: Leitch Technology has introduced the X75

Re: [CGUYS] Audio/video sync problem with DTV broadcasts

2009-05-13 Thread Richard P.
www.leitch.com. Richard P. On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 9:03 AM, Snyder, Mark - IdM (IS) mark.sny...@ngc.com wrote: Who makes them?  If only a few models out there, we could google the instructions and send to WETA? Thank you, Mark Snyder -Original Message- That's exactly the point. They deny

Re: [CGUYS] Audio/video sync problem with DTV broadcasts

2009-05-13 Thread Richard P.
not for the rest of the broadcast? Richard P. What you guys are forgetting (or just conveniently ignoring) is that the sync *is just fine* back at their location. If they throw it off enough so that yours looks good, that's going to throw it off for everyone else. And then it will change again for the next

Re: [CGUYS] Audio/video sync problem with DTV broadcasts

2009-05-13 Thread Richard P.
look at the homeowner's lip synch and correct for it. They would only have to correct the lip synch of the signal that is leaving the station. Richard P. What you guys are forgetting (or just conveniently ignoring) is that the sync *is just fine* back at their location. If they throw it off enough

Re: [CGUYS] Audio/video sync problem with DTV broadcasts

2009-05-13 Thread Richard P.
unlock it by introducing an analog device, then we wouldn't be having this conversation, at least not about WETA. Richard P. All I'm suggesting is that they send out a signal that is synched. What happens after that is obviously out of their control (at this point). By them saying that they have

Re: [CGUYS] Audio/video sync problem with DTV broadcasts

2009-05-13 Thread Richard P.
to pay. Besides, with non-linear editing, it's easy enough to fix. The same standards should apply throughout the chain. Richard P. So you're saying outright that the station engineer sees this bad sync, but does nothing about it. And won't, unless forced by the FCC? I don't know; I can't really

Re: [CGUYS] always never always

2009-05-12 Thread Richard P.
I too have noticed this over the past month. Don't know if there's been a change in Google or Firefox which is causing this. Richard P. When I'm using Gmail in Firefox, I *always* get these messages telling me to clik here if I *always* want to display images from this address or *always*open

Re: [CGUYS] Cleaning the Inside of a Computer

2009-05-12 Thread Richard P.
vouch for it: http://www.amazon.com/VACUUM-MICRO-ATTACHMENTS-9-PIECE-KIT/dp/B000BSJCLY Richard P. My iMac is about 4 years old, and I think that the fan noise is louder than it was originally. I want to open it up and vacuum the dust out of it, but I recall reading that this may make a static

Re: [CGUYS] Audio/video sync problem with DTV broadcasts

2009-05-11 Thread Richard P.
There is equipment that they can use to manually synch up the signals. It requires the signals to be monitored by a person and adjusted as needed. Because of the human cost, they will probably never do this. Richard P. When I started with my first LCD TV a receiver, I read of complaints about

Re: [CGUYS] Audio/video sync problem with DTV broadcasts

2009-05-11 Thread Richard P.
at the source is when there is a national speech during prime time. They don't want to look bad there, do they??? At least they replied to you. Richard P. There is equipment that they can use to manually synch up the signals. It requires the signals to be monitored by a person and adjusted

Re: [CGUYS] Audio/video sync problem with DTV broadcasts

2009-05-11 Thread Richard P.
heard, their permissible lip synch error was less than 3 frames (about 1/10 second) audio delay and zero frames video delay. FYIW, with the multitude of current problems with HDTV transmission, I use my HDTV for primarily DVD playback. Richard P. PS An interesting thing these articles always note

[CGUYS] Verizon TV Box

2009-05-07 Thread Richard P.
the house to the other TV's? Thanks in advance, Richard P. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at http://www.cguys.org/ ** *

Re: [CGUYS] Verizon TV Box

2009-05-07 Thread Richard P.
I would guess that a nominal fee would still involve a monthly charge. I'd rather just pay once up front. Understood about the single box = single channel. How would the distribution be done? Is there a recommended device? Thanks in advance. Richard P. Are there aftermarket boxes which

Re: [CGUYS] Phorm

2009-05-06 Thread Richard P.
Another good reason for No Script. Richard P. Phormís All-Seeing Parasite Cookie Then we are back to setting our browsers to keep no cookies at all and every website we visit will be worse off for it. It is a bad result for everybody, including Phormis

Re: [CGUYS] DTV

2009-05-06 Thread Richard P.
the difficulty of the installation, it will be easier this way. You can always not use it. However, as an installer once told me, if the signal isn't there, it can't be amplified. Richard P. I am in sNJ 08320 and have a 40' tower with an uhf/vhf antenna on there pointed toward Philadelphia

Re: [CGUYS] Phorm

2009-05-06 Thread Richard P.
Will you explain? If I cookies aren't allowed to be placed by using NoScript, then wouldn't there be nothing to read? Or is it the fact that this info is being picked up at the ISP, so it doesn't matter about the cookies. Thanks, Richard P. Another good reason for No Script. It will not help

Re: [CGUYS] Phorm

2009-05-06 Thread Richard P.
. If they can be, where is that located? Thanks, Richard P. Will you explain? If I cookies aren't allowed to be placed by using NoScript, then wouldn't there be nothing to read? Or is it the fact that this info is being picked up at the ISP, so it doesn't matter about the cookies. If you want

Re: [CGUYS] Saving tabs in Firefox

2009-05-05 Thread Richard P.
Not sure if this is what you're asking for but I let the Firefox generate the prompt by allowing the computer to shut down any open Firefox windows instead of me shutting down them down. From there, you can set it to always save, and it will open them the next time it launches. Richard P. Where

Re: [CGUYS] Saving Web pages in Firefox my os

2009-05-05 Thread Richard P.
I use XP also, but Firefox is 3.0.10. I can FILE SAVE PAGE AS and it works fine. Richard P. On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 5:27 PM, computerg...@att.net wrote: I use XP. The idea is to save it to the hard drive.  Would you suggest save as a pdf and save to the HD? Thanks, Bill

Re: [CGUYS] What to look for in digital converter box?

2009-04-29 Thread Richard P.
Walmart and Borders allows you to search the store's inventory online. Richard P. It would be so helpful if you could search a specific store's inventory online, rather than having to go in person or call and take a chance that a) anyone will answer and b) if they do, they will give you

Re: [CGUYS] Can´t install IE7

2009-04-29 Thread Richard P.
Can you go back to the original IE version using system restore and the try to upgrade from there? Richard P. Hi fellows Here I am in my new computer. By mistake I installed Internet XP Home (Brazilian Portuguese). It came with an IE I am not sure the edition. I then installed IE 8 but my

Re: [CGUYS] What channel?

2009-04-29 Thread Richard P.
I would imagine that they are trying to make sure that all are informed, so there's no false start again as with the last deadline. My relatives in Florida had to endure this for 2 months straight before the first February changeover date and tired of it quickly. Richard P. Expect to rescan

Re: [CGUYS] Win98 printer issue

2009-04-28 Thread Richard P.
operating system, not wanting to throw out a perfectly good computer, who knows what?). I wanted to simplify my life and theirs but it was not to be. But they are my relatives so on it goes. Richard P. On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Brian Jones wjone...@carolina.rr.com wrote: Of course, try

[CGUYS] Win98 printer issue

2009-04-27 Thread Richard P.
down. With great difficulty installing them, he was able to get it working over the weekend. But now it no longer works. Besides the obvious (get a new computer!), is there something that might help solve this problem? Thanks in advance, Richard P

[CGUYS] Gmail accounts hacked via unpatched hole

2009-04-23 Thread Richard P.
In today's Windows Secrets article: http://WindowsSecrets.com/comp/090423 It looks like online storage isn't as safe as it's cracked up to be. Richard P. Gmail accounts hacked via unpatched hole Scott Spanbauer By Scott Spanbauer Exploits allowing hackers to break into Gmail accounts

Re: [CGUYS] OT: Comcast Cable HD

2009-04-23 Thread Richard P.
out of coat hangers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWQhlmJTMzw A neighbor built one and it actually works quite well. Richard P. Hi All! Thanks to wonderful Comcast Cable here in Baltimore County, MD, we have now lost the ability to watch WETA, Channel 26, on any of our TV's. We hook directly

Re: [CGUYS] monitor cables

2009-04-22 Thread Richard P.
is a VGA cable the 'regular' cable 'we' are used to for monitors? Yes what is a DVI cable to what does it attach? It's the digital version of the analog VGA cable. For more info than you would ever want to know: http://www.thesmallest.com/lessonettes/dviandvga.html Richard P

Re: [CGUYS] Upgrade MS Office from 2003 to Office 2007

2009-04-20 Thread Richard P.
the same installation procedure and then uninstall Office 2003 afterward if you didn't want it. I would wait for a second opinion though, as I am not as dependent on Outlook as you are. Richard P. On a Windows XP computer I need to upgrade from MS Office 2003 to Office 2007. Everything I read

Re: [CGUYS] DC first to get free mobile TV

2009-04-20 Thread Richard P.
You'll be interested in this Forum page: http://www.storm2k.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=30t=100897 It discusses this problem and offers up some LCD Digital TV's as an option. Richard P. What does this bode for an emergency TV set that runs off of batteries (including a dismounted 12V car

Re: [CGUYS] Itunes help!

2009-04-20 Thread Richard P.
Did you reboot? Are you talking Windows or Mac? and what version? In Windows XP, the music path is: My DocumentsMy MusiciTunesiTunes Music Richard P. I downloaded Itunes 8 and now I have nothing. I know the music somewhere, how do I get it into the current version. Thanks

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