[CGUYS] Is Window's 7 Greatest Competitor Apathy?

2009-10-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
http://daringfireball.net/2009/10/microsofts_competition_for_windows_7 What if the reason why most PCs are still running XP has nothing to do with whether Vista is “good” or “bad”, but rather is the result of indifference on the part of whoever owns these untold millions of XP machines, be they

Re: [CGUYS] [Fwd: Apple's Iphone app Policy]

2009-10-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 14, 2009, at 12:55 PM, b_s-wilk wrote: Many applications, both shareware and commercial, have demo versions that automatically disable after 14-28 days unless you purchase and register them. An iPhone app that costs $100 and doesn't work should at least have a demo version to try

Re: [CGUYS] Plain English, please...

2009-10-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 15, 2009, at 8:30 PM, b_s-wilk wrote: Cloud changes its name every few years. The new idea is not cloud. I have drawing templates from 30 years ago (pre-internet) for drawing clouds. The new idea is storing all your data in the cloud. Previously we lacked enough bandwidth to do such a

Re: [CGUYS] M$ Gives the Cloud a Black Eye

2009-10-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
I can't help thinking that this whole Sidekick disaster was not just a M$ plot to hurt the competition when I read stories like this... Sidekick Disaster Shows Data's Not Safe in the 'Cloud' - ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/Business/sidekick-disaster-shows-datas-safe-cloud/Story?id=8840420page=2

Re: [CGUYS] Windows 7 review

2009-10-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 12, 2009, at 11:44 AM, phartz...@gmail.com wrote: The Washington DC Fox outlet, WTTG, on their morning newscast today, had a review of Windows 7. Some Windows expert, I failed to get his name, was on-air offering his opinions of Windows 7. He was less than enthused about the product.

Re: [CGUYS] Plain English, please...

2009-10-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 16, 2009, at 12:57 PM, b_s-wilk wrote: Old people invented the cloud many years ago. Do you remember ARPANET? I do. I used it. I used punch cards for Fortran programs that I fed into a Burroughs mainframe that was the 3400 block of Market Street in Philly. I don't recall a Burroughs. My

[CGUYS] Why Am I Not Surprised?

2009-10-13 Thread Tom Piwowar
New Republican Party 2.0 web site debuts with bugs and blanks http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ybenjamin/detail??blogid=150entry_id=49465#ixzz0TqWmanSM The first post makes Steele sound like he just discovered the internet yesterday. The accomplishments page's last listing was 2004 touting

Re: [CGUYS] [Fwd: Apple's Iphone app Policy]

2009-10-13 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 13, 2009, at 10:56 AM, b_s-wilk wrote: http://tinyurl.com/yk57ff9 It is not just Apple. Are not most products that are sold via download sold with no-refund policy? Even boxed software is sold this way too. If the box is opened you can't return it. The problem is that anyone can demand a

Re: [CGUYS] Photoshop won't open and stay open

2009-10-13 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 13, 2009, at 2:33 PM, Bill L'Hommedieu wrote: I'm running OSX .4.11 and yesterday Photoshop 7 failed to open and still won't open. I haven't installed any new fonts or apps since it was last working. Any Ideas on problems, system, software or other wise. Reinstalling PS7 doesn't help.

Re: [CGUYS] Snail Mail

2009-10-13 Thread Tom Piwowar
I think the problem was Verizon. I Googled smtp verizon filtered for the last 24 hours and got 376 hits. 13,100 hits in the last week. Lots of mad people. Apparently Verizon is so panicked about handling spam that they are dropping standard email support. The posts linked to

Re: [CGUYS] M$ Gives the Cloud a Black Eye

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 11, 2009, at 8:46 PM, Rev. Stewart Marshall wrote: He also was given a Nobel peace prize after only 12 days in office. Way, way off topic. Just the slightest reference about our President and America-hating neocons can't help themselves. Fellow Nobel laureate Paul Krugman explains it

Re: [CGUYS] Saving Web Pages with Firefox-Followup

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 12, 2009, at 6:05 AM, computerg...@att.net wrote: Thank you everyone who replied to my post a while back. Briefly, I am trying to save web pages in my computer, rather than print them out and have lots of paper laying around. Per the advice here, I updated my Firefox to the latest

Re: [CGUYS] Oh, my...partitions...

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 12, 2009, at 2:24 AM, Marcio wrote: My computer came back from the shop and is working OK. But the guys made me the user and the administrator, which I don´t like. First question: is there a way to separate these two after WindowsXP is installed? That is the typical way to set it up.

Re: [CGUYS] Windows 7 review

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 12, 2009, at 11:44 AM, phartz...@gmail.com wrote: The Washington DC Fox outlet, WTTG, on their morning newscast today, had a review of Windows 7. Some Windows expert, I failed to get his name, was on-air offering his opinions of Windows 7. He was less than enthused about the product.

Re: [CGUYS] M$ Gives the Cloud a Black Eye

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 12, 2009, at 10:53 AM, mike wrote: I don't know how your neomicrosofticons feel or conservatives, but I felt bad for Obama, the committee made him look like a fool by giving it to him. Can you read the subject line? This thread is about a big M$ fail caused by not backing up critical

Re: [CGUYS] Saving Web Pages with Firefox-Followup

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 12, 2009, at 12:36 PM, Mike Sloane wrote: I used the scrapbook add-on to FireFox, and it worked very well. It saves the pages as html files wherever you want to put them. I have not tried Scrapbook, but I worry about any archive format that uses HTML to save its files. How does

Re: [CGUYS] Windows 7 review

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 12, 2009, at 12:26 PM, Chris Dunford wrote: It was pretty obvious that he didn't really understand libraries. It was Rob Pegoraro from the Post, by the way. Rob has had this beat for a long time and is one of the most tech savvy writers around. Are you calling him an idiot because he is

Re: [CGUYS] glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com Goes Viral

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
I just noticed that Carbonite is a major sponsor of Beck. So there is one back up solution I won't be considering. Is it good/bad to buy/not buy a company's product/service because it does good/bad things with its revenues?

[CGUYS] Snail Mail

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
An email I sent October 7th just showed up on the List. Has anyone else noticed this kind of thing? * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at

[CGUYS] Snow Leopard bug deletes all user data

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
Not to be outdone by M$, Apple has got its own catastrophic bug... Snow Leopard's home directory -- the one sporting the name of the Mac's primary user -- is replaced with a new, empty copy after users log-in to a Guest account, log out, then log-in to their standard account. All the standard

Re: [CGUYS] Windows 7 review

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 12, 2009, at 6:59 PM, Chris Dunford wrote: These comments are about Snow Leopard. Sounds kinda fermiliar... And he would be right. I always tell my clients that we will do better sitting [it] out, at least until [there is] a bug-fix update or two for it. He is neither a shill for M$ nor

Re: [CGUYS] glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com Goes Viral

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 12, 2009, at 7:04 PM, Chris Dunford wrote: Well, O'Reilly seems to love boycotts. He boycotted France, as I recall. I'm still gorging on those Limbaugh Fritters. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules,

[CGUYS] Funding Evil [Was: glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com Goes Viral]

2009-10-12 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 12, 2009, at 7:44 PM, mike wrote: Never occurred to me to boycott wackos like Beck or Olbermann etc, can't say I ever notice I've bought anything they advertise anyway. Do I have to sit thru these guys to figure out what not to buy? I mean these guys aren't doing Evil with a capital

[CGUYS] M$ Gives the Cloud a Black Eye

2009-10-11 Thread Tom Piwowar
Our WFBs will claim that I'm picking on M$, but really I'm not. Ask any late-night comedian about how easy it was to make President jokes last year vs this year. I really would have nothing to say if M$ were not fouling up again and again and again. Contacts, calendar entries, photographs and

Re: [CGUYS] formats web archive vs page source

2009-10-11 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 11, 2009, at 12:59 PM, One Man wrote: I want to save some images from the web and the options safari gives me are save as web archive or page source Advantages to either? Archive will save the graphics on the page into a folder on your drive and change the links in the saved source to

Re: [CGUYS] Two Zero Day Patches in Hand But No Distribution Until Next Week -- Why?

2009-10-10 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 10, 2009, at 11:45 AM, John Duncan Yoyo wrote: The explanation I keep hearing for this is that IT departments want to be aware of when the patches are coming and don't want surprise patches. MS caved to IT and there is only the one patch Tuesday per month. Need to get the virus

Re: [CGUYS] Need a laptop service recommendation

2009-10-09 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 6, 2009, at 7:48 PM, Rev. Stewart Marshall wrote: I have a friend in Sandpoint, ID, (North of Coeur d'Alene, ID) and has a laptop that needs service. It sounds like the cable for the screen is going bad. Any recommendations for mail in service that is good and reliable and not a ton

Re: [CGUYS] ATT VOIP decision...

2009-10-09 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 9, 2009, at 2:06 AM, mike wrote: FUD has nothing to do with it. You simply think Google is lying and others think Apple is. Looking at who has a reason to lie, it's not hard to take google's side in this. Apple's only defense has been we didn't really deny google voice after we

Re: [CGUYS] Bands folder?

2009-10-08 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 8, 2009, at 4:12 PM, David Cowdrill wrote: Problem: I customarily backup to an attached drive using SuperDuper. I tried Time Machine and it failed reporting not enough space. Using OmniDiskSweeper I find that the biggest folder is 74 GB, named bands; it has hundreds of 8 MB file

Re: [CGUYS] glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com Goes Viral

2009-10-07 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 7, 2009, at 8:45 AM, John Duncan Yoyo wrote: The website in question was turning one of his favorite techniques against him. It is the old When did you stop beating your wife? question. But don't you think it is significant that he has not produced any evidence that he did not do it? He

Re: [CGUYS] Apple Done Good

2009-10-07 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 7, 2009, at 8:05 AM, phartz...@gmail.com wrote: The current head of the Chamber, Thomas Donahue, who has held that position since about 1999 if I am not mistaken, has taken the Chamber much more in a far-right direction than it has ever been before. He is a right-wing ideologue who

[CGUYS] macpromo bundle

2009-10-07 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 7, 2009, at 8:50 AM, Stephen Brownfield wrote: I received an add for the October macpromo bundle (http://macpromo.com/). I was thinking about this just because it included TechTools Pro 5. What are you thoughts about TechTools Pro 5? The rest of this bundle? Has anyone had any

[CGUYS] NIST Offers Security Checklists

2009-10-06 Thread Tom Piwowar
NIST has a collection of security checklists http://checklists.nist.gov for configuring various hardware and software to be secure. The ones for OS X that I read are well written, quite comprehensive, providing a nice summary of each problem and specific instructions for correction. The ones for

[CGUYS] WFBs May Face Heavy Fines (But No Jail Time)

2009-10-06 Thread Tom Piwowar
The FTC ruled that consumers have a right to know if the opinions they read are really bought and sold, Now, such payments have to be disclosed or the blogger faces punishment ranging from a warning letter to an $11,000-per-incident fine. You don't have to be a professional blogger to be covered

[CGUYS] I Did Not Call It Pathetic

2009-10-06 Thread Tom Piwowar
But these folks did... Windows Mobile 6.5 is more of a superficial cosmetic overhaul, not a bona fide upgrade capable of handling the mobile market's stiff competition. I'm not sure this will be a failure the size of Windows Vista; however, it will most certainly be one of Microsoft's weaker

[CGUYS] glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com Goes Viral

2009-10-06 Thread Tom Piwowar
If turnabout is fair play this site is the fairest of them all (and a lot of fun too)... http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/09/memes-strike-back-gerbils-gay-blood-elves-and-glenn-beck.ars * ** List info,

[CGUYS] NPD: 12% of US computer owners have a Mac

2009-10-05 Thread Tom Piwowar
*Not only do 12 percent of all U.S. homes have an Apple computer.* * * *• Mac owners have more computers than the average consumer, including other types of electronics such as iPods and navigation systems.* * * *• There is also a high correlation among Apple owners and more affluent consumer

Re: [CGUYS] Recommendations on Wifi N router?

2009-10-05 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 5, 2009, at 2:00 PM, db wrote: How can you tell from the specs whether an N router is single stream or not? Yes, it is very confusing. Single-stream means it is not MIMO. N is supposed to require MIMO, but vendors got exceptions written into the standard. I have read that single-stream

Re: [CGUYS] Crazy Adoption Rate for Snow Leopard

2009-10-05 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 5, 2009, at 2:43 PM, David K Watson wrote: I don't regularly use layout or presentation software, so the font problem is not an issue for me, but it doesn't seem like a particularly big one for anyone. As I understand it, is only a problem with character spacing for Type 1 postscript

Re: [CGUYS] Wireless Expander

2009-10-05 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 5, 2009, at 1:07 AM, Frank Sestir wrote: I was contacted by email, obviously I couldn't read the f 'in manual Tom... I find it amazing that some people can't be helpful and civil at the same time. Hypersensitive? Instead of giving you a fish I encouraged you to fish for yourself. That

Re: [CGUYS] Finding web stores overseas

2009-10-05 Thread Tom Piwowar
On Oct 5, 2009, at 4:28 AM, Jeff Miles wrote: Regardless of the origin of the product, wouldn't you want to know you're making the best? That is unless your a soulless crook. For many, despite where they live, pride is still a factor. Pride is still a factor and it gives me joy to see it.

Re: [CGUYS] MPAA is still at it....

2009-05-23 Thread Tom Piwowar
Reminder from the MPAA: DRM trumps your fair use rights Before I respond I have to know if this is computers or politics. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a

Re: [CGUYS] Which MacBook Pro?

2009-05-23 Thread Tom Piwowar
I've actually done a lot of foot work on this exact question for both platforms... Well that should definitely disqualify you from this discussion! Essentially, your priority list for expenses on a MBP is: 1. Memory 2. Memory 3. Memory 4. Memory... On a similar note I was reading about souping

Re: [CGUYS] Color Calibration?

2009-05-23 Thread Tom Piwowar
There is a hardware-software combination called Spyder3Pro ($169 list, $130 street) which purports to be able to do this. Color Eyes is better and cheaper, but not as cool looking. You probably do not need either one. The term calibration is a misnomer. Calibration is virtually impossible to

Re: [CGUYS] urgent query

2009-05-23 Thread Tom Piwowar
Sound bites like this are useless, except to paint badly with a broad brush. Details matter. Any information that conflicts with your preconceived notions is of course useless. Anyone considering a net book purchase should be aware that a large portion of net book purchasers end up unhappy.

Re: [CGUYS] urgent query

2009-05-23 Thread Tom Piwowar
sources did seem to list a high return rate...of the linux based laptops. This computer did not come with Confiker. All my PC owning friends have Confiker. They say the won't let me join their bot net until I get Confiker. Take this defective computer back and give me one with Confiker! Sure,

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-23 Thread Tom Piwowar
So many different ways to slice it. This one is called on-demand streaming. Lala.com will play any song for you one time. Then sell you the right to play it as many times as you like for a dime. This feels a lot more reasonable to me than the Zune model. A dime is a fair price and I'm not

Re: [CGUYS] Shifting DTV channels

2009-05-23 Thread Tom Piwowar
OMG you are right. I just pressed the 4 button on my remote and the screen displayed no signal. I had to press 48 to get WRC-HD. Thanks to your heads up I knew what to do. * ** List info, subscription management, list

Re: [CGUYS] MPAA is still at it....

2009-05-23 Thread Tom Piwowar
Reminder from the MPAA: DRM trumps your fair use rights Hopefull they will go after the MPAA after they finish with the credit card cartel. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** **

Re: [CGUYS] Google software update

2009-05-23 Thread Tom Piwowar
My first thought is No thank you. My second thought is can I disable the background updater after downloading. Run the Lingon editor (tuppis.com/lingon/) to edit the launchd configuration file. Under the User Daemons tab is the Google keystone daemon. You can disable it from there. (But will it

Re: [CGUYS] urgent query

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
Any Netbook should be able to handle these basic tasks. Get FoxIt PDF viewer. Much lighter resource demands than Adobe. I was catching up with the Future Tense podcast this morning and they had a program about NetBooks a few days ago. Points to note... 1) Buyers of net books are so unhappy

Re: [CGUYS] urgent query

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
9 times out of 10 when an MS office program crashes it has to do with the file it is loading or using than the program itself. *11 times out of 10 when an M$ program crashes it is not M$'s fault.* I just don't buy that. I see really, really bad engineering leading to a defective, buggy,

Re: [CGUYS] urgent query

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
Betty, that recommendation is based on YOUR needs and priorities. Yes I understand how the fact that Betty ACTUALLY DOES what is being discussed and has FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE certainly disqualifies her observations on the matter.

Re: [CGUYS] Ram sources for MacBook

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
I should have kept track of just how much I've bought from Crucial over the years, but it's probably somewhere north of 500 GB. I've only had problems once, which they exchanged with no grief. Every time I check prices Crucial charges too much. YMMV. I usually buy from datamem.com. Good priced

Re: [CGUYS] Ram sources for MacBook

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
How this works : RAM is a commodity but even commodities have gradations best of the best go for a premium price... next tier is not as reliable...A third tier is worse yet and...A last tier goes to the dumpster I question this for a mature technology. When a particular chip-making

Re: [CGUYS] urgent query

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
PPT is one of those programs where you can imbed a lot of junk. It is often that junk that caused the PPT to crash and not the program. Yes you can imbed junk. Should not the program parse the file on input and stop the import if the file has errors (or at least warn you of the errors). If an

Re: [CGUYS] urgent query

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
So all in all, this is what I'm leaning to purchasing.  I investigated the MSI Winds, the Samsungs, Dells, Asus, Acer... etc. but found that the HP mini 2140, though on the more expensive end, has features that seem better for me.  HP does appear to be taking the high road with net books. A

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

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
Specifically, a reply from Rev. Stewart Marshall about the problem with my mom's wifi connection. Could I get that reply again pleaseyour reply got trashed. Thanks, Sandra. The list is archived in two different places. You can search the whole list or follow threads. Details at cguys.org.

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

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
I recommend creating a label for the list, based on the presence of [CGUYS] in the subject line. This is what I am doing. I just checked out my latest spam, there were 57 messages there and none from Computer Guys. I am guessing the label supersedes the action of the spam filter. Have you

Re: [CGUYS] external hard drives

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
As I stated, I currently have all Lacie drives, but they are more expensive than Western Digital. It's tempting just to go with Lacie again due to familiarity and also tempting to go with a cheaper alternative. I have used Lacie drives for years with good results. However thay have a

Re: [CGUYS] Kindle Sighting

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
I still have a real IBM 360 'Green Card circa 1969 in my collection. Anyone remember those? My OS/VS JCL Syntax Reference Summary (1972) is green. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy **

[CGUYS] Politics, Politics, Politics...

2009-05-22 Thread Tom Piwowar
When I first joined this group, it was more about keeping computers running and less about politics (except for the occasional Mac vs. PC tussle). I still love to hear the innovative solutions to common problems, some of which I had not tried yet. Keep the good questions coming!

Re: [CGUYS] A silly scanner problem -

2009-05-21 Thread Tom Piwowar
The most reliable way of dealing with this issue is to do what used to be called a nuke pave i.e., save your data, erase every thing on the installation drive then reinstall XP then run install SP3, then finally allow it to update, and then finally reinstall all of your programs. That's a lot of

Re: [CGUYS] Kindle Sighting

2009-05-21 Thread Tom Piwowar
Remember the days when your computers' documentation outweighed your computer by about 3 to 1? I used to carry a half dozen reference cards, most of what I needed was there. Now 30 years later I still pull out one of those cards about once a year.

Re: [CGUYS] Google software update

2009-05-21 Thread Tom Piwowar
My first thought is No thank you. My second thought is can I disable the background updater after downloading. Search the drive for GoogleSoftwareUpdate. I found 2 GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle files on my drive. Open the bundle and find GoogleSoftwareUpdate.app and GoogleSoftwareUpdateDaemon

Re: [CGUYS] urgent query

2009-05-21 Thread Tom Piwowar
I'm new to the list, having joined for the express purpose of asking the following question. (I take it there is no way to search an archive of the list). Of course you can search our archives. Details at cguys.org. We are also indexed by Google. I love my Imac 24. But for my research I

Re: [CGUYS] I wonder

2009-05-20 Thread Tom Piwowar
I figured you had pulled this one from your nether regions...just wanted to hear you say it. I know your shtick. Challenge everything. Deny everything. The classic OJ defense. * ** List info, subscription management, list

Re: [CGUYS] Revealed Truth

2009-05-20 Thread Tom Piwowar
Those who support physically abusive interrogation techniques, AKA torture when done to us, simply say that it is righteous when we do it because we are the good guys. That and just following orders are the classic defenses. Closer to topic another such bogus defense is to blame your evil

Re: [CGUYS] Kindle Sighting

2009-05-20 Thread Tom Piwowar
I hope the electronic Kindle, and the like, doesn't replace printed books. Are electronic books sufficiently similar to MP3s that they will do to books what MP3s did to CDs? * ** List info, subscription management, list

Re: [CGUYS] Kindle Sighting

2009-05-20 Thread Tom Piwowar
In a loose way, our current financial market derivatives problem is a metaphor that illustrates how that kind of centralized dependence can ultimately let us down in big ways... Close to on topic would be making this connection with music subscription services.

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-20 Thread Tom Piwowar
Maybe in your made up subscription service...but not the one we were talking about. You seem to like doing that, change what is true into what is not, then argue that. You end up arguing with yourself more then anyone else this way. I can imagine seeing you in a grocery..alone in the

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
Are you guys really trying to say that this is a bad deal? If so, can you come up with any rational reason to say that other than it's an MS service? I recall that in the past this company has launched subscrption services and then withdrawn them, leaving subscribers high and dry. Is that why

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
I would be humbled, too, if I had read your little cartoon and didn't notice that it was lying. You didn't get the joke. Actually I'm a bit surprised at the generally hostile press/blogosphere reaction to this ad. I think the false notes struck by the Laptop Hunters ads has poisoned the well

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
That misses the point. I buy music that pleases me. Music I will want to hear again. Not just to fill up a storage device. My iPod's drive was too small to hold all the music I had accumulated over the years. Then I had to go back and delete stuff to make room for the free podcasts. Then I

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
Sure, but how DO you fill a 120GB music device legally without spending a whole bunch of money? It is not a music device. It is a media device. I can fill it with music videos, video podcasts, movies, etc. New TVs come with iPod docks so I can play all this content on their big screens.

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
The CD I'm playing at the moment was purchased about 10 years ago. Checking online I see the list price for this boxed set is $71. I probably paid a bit less, I don't remember. Amazon says my $71 boxed set is out of print, but lists a thrid-party seller willing to sell one to me for $142.

[CGUYS] Kindle Sighting

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
I saw my first passenger reading on a Kindle today on the Metro. Will this be a trend? * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
This makes no sense. If you wanted the whole thing, and right away, you'd just buy the tracks. And the price per track isn't $1.50, it's 99c, so it would cost $53.46, not $81. That's $17.54 less than the CD list price. Would the $53.46 get credited against the $15/month or would I still have to

Re: [CGUYS] Shifting DTV channels

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
As I understand it, the label is a piece of data carried inside the digital TV signal. If your TV sees this label data, it will display it. Presumably, the data may have been missing or corrupted at times, and so your TV just displayed the channel number that would normally be at that frequency

Re: [CGUYS] I wonder

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
While I know the Mac market share is approaching 10% I found it strange the about 50% of the laptops I saw where Macs. Could be Mac users just like to travel more? Mac fans have said for many years that market share figures are slanted in favor of Windows because surverys measure the wrong

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
No, they don't roll over. Not good. There goes M$ again, cramming things down our throats even when we don't want them. Haven't they seen those clever ads about rollover minutes? * ** List info, subscription management,

Re: [CGUYS] Firefox tabs error

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
When I right click on a link that turns out to be dead... and tell it to open in a new tab, it opens up a Can't find this page message... on every open window I have. I do have this happen from time to time, especially when I click on a string of news links from a news site. I have these open in

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
Well anyone that would find it hard to buy ten songs a month...who bought into a service because they love getting new music, must have other issues we can't cover here without multiple therapists Some months I can easily contemplate not hearing 10 new songs worth keeping. M$ tends to be a

Re: [CGUYS] I wonder

2009-05-19 Thread Tom Piwowar
And where are your surveys that they stay in service for twice as long? Please provide irrefutable evidence of your existence. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy,

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-18 Thread Tom Piwowar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ExogURaeIfeature=player_embedded Wow. Would anybody take financial advice from somebody so out of touch with reality? He's probably peddling AIG stock too. * ** List info, subscription

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-18 Thread Tom Piwowar
Zune Pass is pretty good. Why has every attempt to date at selling such a subscription service been a flop. Is this one structured any differently than past failures? Or does M$ think the brand will make the difference? *

Re: [CGUYS] Zune ad

2009-05-18 Thread Tom Piwowar
I am humbled... http://gizmodo.com/5256174/new-zune-ad-obliterated-because-you-know-its-stu pid * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at

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

2009-05-17 Thread Tom Piwowar
My C: Drive has two partitions. One is much smaller and has the programs, windows, etc. The other much larger has only two files because I have a D: Drive with my data. How to I make C: without a partition? Or at least increase the first C: partition and decrease the second? Do I have to have

Re: [CGUYS] Revealed Truth

2009-05-17 Thread Tom Piwowar
Capitalists thrive only when their profit margin generates a customer's margin. That is when the capitalist's reward for producing roughly matches the value of the customer's satisfaction beyond the price paid. In these difficult times we should try genuine capitalism, as Adam Smith explained

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

2009-05-17 Thread Tom Piwowar
Again, excellent advice. You are becoming a psychoanalist... Why did I decide to do this? Obssessive compulsive traits?... Well you do know I think that anyone using a PC needs psychological intervention. * ** List info,

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

2009-05-17 Thread Tom Piwowar
If I'm not mistaken, I don't think Symantec even supports Partiton Magic any more. Last time I looked, version 8 was the latest (had been for a few years) and I thougth there was no further development. And Ver 8 does NOT work on Vista. Isn't that Symantec's MO: buy a popular product, invest

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

2009-05-17 Thread Tom Piwowar
In your new Vista, you can simply use Disk Manager for this. I did a little digging. With Vi$ta M$ changed the way drives have been partitioned for the last 30 years. So any older partitioning utility will create partitions that fail to boot -- so don't use those anymore. Fortunately,

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

2009-05-17 Thread Tom Piwowar
I know, I know...you give a hand and the person wants the arm... Human nature... So far I can´t imagine me moving to a Mac... And it would be so dull around here without your computer adventures. * ** List info,

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

2009-05-17 Thread Tom Piwowar
Well, perhaps I can still use my old Version... but I am nor invested on this... Since you are using XP, which still uses the original partitiona method, this might be a reasonable thing to do. Backup everything and don't blame us for any misfortune.

[CGUYS] Alpha vs Google

2009-05-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10242260-2.html I was surprised at how dull Alpha was. In contrast a Google search is often the beginning of an adventure in learning. Google gives me lots of hits that reprensent different options and viewpoints. I get serependitious hits that teach me new

Re: [CGUYS] Revealed Truth

2009-05-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
That base is not nearly as broad as that of The Nation, many whose supporters are not wealthy. Thank you. Why am I not surprised that I was being mislead? Maybe the cons/neocons predilection for enhanced interrogarion comes from their knowledge that they would otherwise never tell the truth.

Re: [CGUYS] Revealed Truth

2009-05-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
So the choice is to read one mag who supports enhanced interrogation, or one that thought Joe was a great guy when he was killing as many as 20,000 Russians a month? Those evil Ruskies are out to get us! OMG there's one under your bed!!

Re: [CGUYS] TinEye.com

2009-05-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
Interesting tool... Reverse lookup for images! Give it an image, and it can tell you the source. http://tineye.com/ It doesn't really tell you the source. It shows other places on the web where that image is used. This could be a stock agency, which could validly be called a source, but it is

Re: [CGUYS] Revealed Truth

2009-05-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
How do you budget for finding a new energy source? Would we have electric light bulbs if Edison would have been on a budget? I know he probably funded it himself, but after the first 100 tries he'd cut himself off we'd be sitting in the dark. And I think fusion research is about a million

Re: [CGUYS] Chrome for Mac almost ready?

2009-05-16 Thread Tom Piwowar
I seem to remember reading that this browser keeps each tab in a separate sandbox so that if there is a problem on one tab/window, that tab or window can crash without effecting the others. If I am recalling correctly, it would explain why there are as many Chromiums under Process Name in

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