Re: [CGUYS] comcast internet speed question

2008-11-05 Thread rlsimon
I got the 768 option and can change it upward if I'm not satisfied ...the price is too good! ...thanks for the good advice from everyone! -Original Message- From: Rev. Stewart Marshall [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 4:33 PM Subject: Re: comcast internet speed

[CGUYS] terabyte

2008-11-05 Thread rlsimon
If I buy a 1tb external usb drive, will it have the same 120gb limit due to my motherboard or what? If yes, then I would hafta divide it up into many partitions? My internal drive is a 160gb pata drive which had2 have 40gb partitioned off to see it. There's a 2nd hdd internal slot open ...if I

Re: [CGUYS] Odd Time Stamp Problem

2008-11-04 Thread rlsimon
Speaking of time stamp ...windowsXPhomeSP3 refused to start Monday and when it did the time was off by 2 hrs and I had to go into the time/date utility and tell it to check the time with which everything was fine ...usually it just did it without the nudge ...wazzat?

[CGUYS] comcast internet speed question

2008-11-04 Thread rlsimon
I ordered cable for the first time in my life. I have had dialup...yeeech! I took the $25.95/mo 768kb (sorta like DSL) while my dialup usually gives me all of 23k (I want a 2mb file, I can make a sandwich and take a nap). Am I gonna hate it or shuddi get the 42.95/mo 6mb speed one ...on both

Re: [CGUYS] cannot delete device from device manager

2008-11-03 Thread rlsimon
Dunno...the zip drive shows in disk management as a removable disk and functions properly. Today when booting the notice showed new device found and tried to install that tape controller again ...it failed and tape controller shows a bang in device manager but will not uninstall. -Original

[CGUYS] tweakui setting not sticky

2008-11-03 Thread rlsimon
when I set the winxphomesp3 using tweakui to boot automatically to one useraccount, it does so for a while and then returns to showing a choice of user accounts on the screen before proceeding ...how come? * ** List info,

Re: [CGUYS] cannot delete device from device manager

2008-11-03 Thread rlsimon
Dunno either ...tape drive controller shows bang and cannot be disabled or deleted and also shows no driver and cannot be rolled back or updated ...?? -Original Message- From: Wayne Dernoncourt [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 12:40 PM To: rlsimon Cc: 'Computer

[CGUYS] cannot delete device from device manager

2008-11-02 Thread rlsimon
while trying to get my computer (xphomesp3) to recognize my internal iomega zip100 drive to view library of zip100 disks I have, it somehow installed a tape drive that is now in device manager and cannot be deleted ...it shows no properties and no driver assigned and a message comes up saying to

Re: [CGUYS] what router?

2008-10-30 Thread rlsimon
They post an approved list: http://media2.comcast.net/anon.comcastonline2/support/help/misc/cmclist1.htm That does NOT mean all these are good. I read and googled until my eyes hurt ...I just purchased a Motorola SB5101 modem (on the approved list) and will get cable put in and then will see

Re: [CGUYS] what router?

2008-10-28 Thread rlsimon
ok...I have a usb2 2.0 b/g wireless adapter for my desktop (Xterasys XN-2133G) and my laptop has an internal a/b/g wifi (IBM x31) ...so if I have cable internet service, why do I need a router at all just to do fileshare and internet share from my laptop around the house to the desktop ...can't I

Re: [CGUYS] what router?

2008-10-28 Thread rlsimon
as for my Xterasys XN-2133G 802.11g/b Wireless Adapter, the only detraction is it doesn't have WPA, only has WEP ...but I could start with that and look into an upgrade ...this b/g adapter would let me establish an ad-hoc network with my a/b/g notebook to get going ...

[CGUYS] what modem?

2008-10-28 Thread rlsimon
TERAYON TJ615 DOCSIS seems to be a good modem. One thing is it cannot be reset from the firmware webpage but requires you to go and shut it off or unplug it ...is that important? It seems some other brands like motorola allow reset from the firmware webpage.

Re: [CGUYS] internal iomega zip 100 drive invisible ...poof!

2008-10-26 Thread rlsimon
I got the new maxtor drive in and restored the image using EZGigII software which worked just fine ...however, the thing won't see my internal iomega zip 100 drive ...downloaded the latest driver package for it ...still doesn't see it ...rebooted and still no good ...looked in bios and no sign of

Re: [CGUYS] what router?

2008-10-26 Thread rlsimon
Hi...help me out with this MIMO thing ...which ones do I need to get for that? I have been looking at netgear CG814M and linksys wcg200 because they are gateway/router/wireless all in one and comcast says they work with their stuff but I don't see any MIMO mentioned... -Original Message-

Re: [CGUYS] what router?

2008-10-26 Thread rlsimon
http://media2.comcast.net/anon.comcastonline2/support/help/misc/cmclist1.htm #n shows approved list ...what else? -Original Message- From: gerald [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2008 4:32 PM Subject: Re: what router? i did not know komkast had modem/routers. if

Re: [CGUYS] what router?

2008-10-26 Thread rlsimon
Furthermore, I have been googling around and find there is a not our problem round robin where netgear says it's comcast's problem and vice versa ...further, there are over 100 posts for the linksys item largely negative ...of course, people don't tend to post positives as much, do they? ...I just

[CGUYS] what router?

2008-10-25 Thread rlsimon
I've had ATT dialup since it was acquired from IBM ...a long time. It's too slow and I'm fed up. No FIOS here during my natural life per verizon. No DSL either as we're in the stix and too far from the switch. Comcast offering $24.95/mo for 768mbps speed (like DSL) cheep. Offering TV for

Re: [CGUYS] digital TV converter box

2008-10-14 Thread rlsimon
Got a walmart special and hooked it up to analog tv (sony kv25xbr) and to amplified uhf+vhf antenna on 40' tower pointed toward philly 1h away by car. Get lots of nice analog stuff for years incl. cbs,abc,nbc,whyy,njn,wybe,wb,fox,cw but don't get much on the digital ...initially got 3.x and no

Re: [CGUYS] seagate drive failure

2008-10-09 Thread rlsimon
They will honor the rest of the warranty... -Original Message- From: Matthew Taylor [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 6:17 PM Subject: Re: seagate drive failure Who is They? AFAIK, Seagate and Maxtor are the same company, but ISTR that the Seagate's typically

[CGUYS] seagate drive failure

2008-10-05 Thread rlsimon
seagate baccaruda 160 gb pata 9W2883-337 failed they replaced it under warranty with a maxtor 9dn032-326 same size ...is that gud? * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy,

Re: [CGUYS] IVR cheats (was: just one..)

2008-10-01 Thread rlsimon
What about http://www.gethuman.com/ as well? -Original Message- From: Reid Katan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 8:16 AM Subject: Re: IVR cheats (was: just one..) Quoting [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED]: A google search brought up a list of IVR cheats

[CGUYS] We will raise bandwidth caps if necessary, says Comcast

2008-09-26 Thread rlsimon
hmmm ...thou givest, thou takest away ...bery bery bushoid, dontcha think? ...waddaya think verizon has up their sleeve for the future? http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/15488.cfm http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/15488.cfm

Re: [CGUYS] disk defrag vs disk clean-up

2008-09-26 Thread rlsimon
So, therefore, in view of this simile, it is a truly hopeless proposal either way (in my case)... -Original Message- From: Rev. Stewart Marshall [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:34 PM Subject: Re: disk defrag vs disk clean-up Defragmentation takes the

Re: [CGUYS] Adobe Reader 9

2008-09-26 Thread rlsimon
Try foxit free reader ...works faster w/smaller footprint and less ram and much less folderol... -Original Message- From: Judy Cosler [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 11:28 PM Subject: Re: Adobe Reader 9 and do I even need v. 8? and, what a pain it is! but, a

Re: [CGUYS] Diagnosis: noise of death or ?

2008-09-23 Thread rlsimon
unusual. Anyway, usually you can isolate fan noise by ear or by unplugging it. You may not have to open the case - not to ear-ball the front and rear case fans, anyway. On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 1:46 PM, rlsimon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My seagate barracuda 120gb ST3120026A is in a dell 4400

Re: [CGUYS] Diagnosis: noise of death or ?

2008-09-23 Thread rlsimon
somewhere else!! -Original Message- From: mike [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 2:02 PM Subject: Re: Diagnosis: noise of death or ? Open the case and see. On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 10:46 AM, rlsimon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My seagate barracuda 120gb ST3120026A

[CGUYS] Diagnosis: noise of death or ?

2008-09-22 Thread rlsimon
My seagate barracuda 120gb ST3120026A is in a dell 4400 and there is a ringa janga sound which comes from the unit...I wonder if it is the unit fan because it began suddenly a few weeks ago and running SeaTools and using the spindown feature, the sound doesn't go away. The running temp is 27-30

Re: [CGUYS] Lightning fast FIOS died again

2008-09-21 Thread rlsimon
: Sunday, September 21, 2008 9:30 AM To: rlsimon Subject: RE: Lightning fast FIOS died again when i got comcast cable, it was a new fangled thing. had problems for the first year, then rock solid. got dsl verizon for my factory. they did not even have real working software to establish a connection

Re: [CGUYS] Lightning fast FIOS died again

2008-09-19 Thread rlsimon
Say it ain't so, ger... -Original Message- From: gerald [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 2:28 PM Subject: Lightning fast FIOS died again Verizon has some major downtown hardware problems. couple months ago TV and telephone stayed, but internet died for 4

Re: [CGUYS] Will HP Replace Windows with Its Own OS?

2008-09-16 Thread rlsimon
I admit I have NOT read this whole thread ...however, with HP offloading 80% of it's worldwide workforce as announced today, who exactly will be maintaining and servicing their supposed proprietary operating system and answering the fones for jerks like me who can't get it to work?

Re: [CGUYS] Hard Drive Failure?

2008-09-09 Thread rlsimon
I you have quite a bit to back up, do not dispair. I had that problem. It was a hard disk failure. I bought an external usb-ide cable. I put the hard disk in a sealed ziplock bag with all the air drawn out. I froze the hard disk in the freezer. I took it out, put it on the cable, and quickly

Re: [CGUYS] On-board Ethernet Connection (was:Re: Hard Drive Failure?)

2008-09-09 Thread rlsimon
Uninstall it from network connections first; then uninstall it from the device manager (the actual ethernet in network adapters listing); then reboot and let windows tell you it has found new hardware and install it and you shud be gud2go... -Original Message- From: Richard P.

Re: [CGUYS] Back ups on computer if backing up on external driv

2008-09-07 Thread rlsimon
I have upgraded my laptop to a 120gb hdd and used an upgrade kit from apricorn which comes with an external usb case for the old drive and software to do the image and move that to the new drive ...for most cases you buy the drive, stick it in the case, and run the software and you're in business.

Re: [CGUYS] Battery operated converter box (was CGUYS video compression)

2008-09-06 Thread rlsimon
What about a radio for that? Go to the swap meet or dollar stores ...it's ONE DOLLAR!! -Original Message- From: Richard P. [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 10:04 AM Subject: Re: Battery operated converter box (was CGUYS video compression) I saw an article

[CGUYS] bluetooth

2008-09-05 Thread rlsimon
I have a bluetooth usb device for my desktop and one for my laptop but am not having lots of success with them. Should I expect them to give me short distance functionality similar to wifi? i.e. should I be able to file/printer/internet share via bt? If so, where am I going wrong? Desktop

Re: [CGUYS] WiFi mobile phone

2008-09-04 Thread rlsimon
In Belgium there is only GSM service on networks operate in the 900 MHz or 1800 MHz bands. Some countries (including Canada and the United States) use the 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands because the 900 and 1800 MHz frequency bands were already allocated*. In the time I spent in the EU this summer,

Re: [CGUYS] WiFi mobile phone

2008-09-04 Thread rlsimon
Tell me whoever is asking, is the wifi desire to use vonage or something or is it to surf? -Original Message- From: Rev. Stewart Marshall [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 2:07 PM Subject: Re: WiFi mobile phone Wifi kind of narrows it down a little with

Re: [CGUYS] WiFi mobile phone

2008-09-04 Thread rlsimon
Apparently the Motorola V9 has some kind of clear talk scheme in it that is supposed to be great for clarity and noise abatement ...I'm sad to say my brother had a Moto v710 which was clear (imho as recipient) on verizon ...poor reception though in li ny and dwntn chicago ...he went for the ifone

Re: [CGUYS] WiFi mobile phone

2008-09-04 Thread rlsimon
I never could figure out what the dual sim thing allows ...my razrV3 apparently will support dual nam but that,of course, would be on the same service. ...is it that the dual sim allows you to do it with say a couple of gsm cards from different providers? ...like if one is for your work and one

Re: [CGUYS] WiFi mobile phone

2008-09-04 Thread rlsimon
In Belgium, both the razrV3 and the SamsungSync had reception and transmission CLEAR AS A BELL with pegged 5 bars in every tiny town behind hills and under overhead wires ...of course, there's one detrimental aspect ...the beautiful countryside in the ardennes that was so terribly deforested in

Re: [CGUYS] WiFi mobile phone

2008-09-03 Thread rlsimon
My experience with the iPhone is zero ...my brother has one and has terrible problems with reception and other software glitches ...he calls att gets referred to the apple store ...he goes to the apple store (manhattan) and the teenagers there know nothing and refer him to att ...meanwhile, some

Re: [CGUYS] WiFi mobile phone

2008-09-03 Thread rlsimon
Furthermore, we have 2 att fones (my trusty old razrV3 original model and my wife's spiffy new samsung sgh-a707 sync ...it's red!!) ...she uses none of the features at all except the camera and calls ...she had me shut off voicemail and internet and messages... I use everything sadly only GPRS

Re: [CGUYS] Tom Piwowar for President

2008-09-03 Thread rlsimon
An apple in every home? An apple a day? Tom apple pie? -Original Message- From: Ranbo [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 8:54 PM Subject: Re: Tom Piwowar for President Tom, What's your platform? Going to promise a chicken in every pot and a Mac in every

Re: [CGUYS] Data backup question

2008-09-02 Thread rlsimon
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3 930502sku=S130-8032SRCCODE=WEM1693C 1tb free agent drive $169 ...not bad * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy

[CGUYS] 2nd hdd ...more

2008-09-01 Thread rlsimon
also, what about this ATA-100 ATA-6 business...what do I need to know? * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at http://www.cguys.org/ **

[CGUYS] 2nd hdd capacity in dock

2008-09-01 Thread rlsimon
I bought myself a sled to hold a 2nd HDD in the Ultrabay2000 of my UltrabaseX3 into which I slide my ThinkpadX31 2672XXL PIVm1.4 XPproSP3 notebook computer. I wonder if there is a limitation on the capacity of the HDD I could put in there (takes a 9.5mm thick, 2.5 PATA IDE HDD) based on the CPU

Re: [CGUYS] Tom Piwowar for President

2008-09-01 Thread rlsimon
Is he qualified? Does he have a pregnant daughter? Can he run an organization like the town hall of a burg of 9000 population? Was he a beauty queen? Does google call him a gilf ?? Well... -Original Message- From: GK [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 12:52

Re: [CGUYS] Comcast Internet Cap

2008-08-30 Thread rlsimon
Comcast (the sole reason I have still got dialup=yeeech! is that I don't wanna ever deal with them) is dummer'n snot ...instead of cutting them off, why not just make them agree to a surcharge for overages ...that way they donna pissa offa no goons and make 'coupl'a bucks to boot !! -Original

Re: [CGUYS] Amazon.com

2008-08-23 Thread rlsimon
Call them up and fiddle through the menu to get to a real person ...they are very helpful and will fix the shipping hit and also help fix the rest... (800) 201-7575 -Original Message- From: Tony B [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 8:46 PM Subject: Re: Amazon.com

[CGUYS] drive sled question

2008-08-19 Thread rlsimon
they sell drive sleds (inserts so you can stick a 2nd ide drive in the dock of an ibm laptop ...ultrabay 2000) ...there are 2 formats of these sleds ...one is plastic and has no bottom (??air circulation) ...the other is plastic and has a metal housing ...which is better? cost similar...

Re: [CGUYS] iPod - Zune

2008-08-17 Thread rlsimon
the educational value of failure --bravo!! ...do the fix with her so she can see how it's done... I have found frustration from many failures mostly being corrupted or faulty software over the years from fortranIV to msdos3 to win3.1 to win95 (happily skipping the 98-2000 misery) to winXP. The

[CGUYS] ultrabay 2000

2008-08-16 Thread rlsimon
I have an ibm thinkpad x31 pIV-m 1.4 2gb/120gb on an ultrabase x3 with empty ultrabay 2000 and I have the old 40gb hdd I replaced in the notebook (for size, not malfunction). Can I just buy the 2nd HDD adapter (the HDD I bought is a WD scorpio wdc wd1200ve-00kwt0 2.5 120gb ATA-6 and the one I

Re: [CGUYS] Frankenstein iPod

2008-08-15 Thread rlsimon
http://www.command-tab.com/2007/03/11/upgrading-ipod-hard-drives/ -Original Message- From: b_s-wilk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 11:12 PM Subject: Frankenstein iPod My 20GB iPod's hard drive died. Since the Toshiba 40/60/80GB 1.8-inch drives are very close

[CGUYS] trying to predict 10 worst products of 2009

2008-08-10 Thread rlsimon
number 1, windows7 ...the other 9, likely stuff that works with windows7 ...am I way off ? * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at

Re: [CGUYS] Puritans at the helm...

2008-07-31 Thread rlsimon
Wasn't that settled by Potter Stewart who said, I can't define it but I know it when I see it!! ...not many are aware it was a case of a certain piece of film (which was shown in the supreme court chamber) ...Stewart further added, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.

Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread rlsimon
Wachit ...sound card is saying something... Maybe it's dum-dum-dum-da-da-da-dum-dum-dum or is it dum-dum-da-dum, dum-da-dum, da-dum, da-dum ?? Check basement for captives trying their hand at morse code... http://4arainyday.com/RainyDayArticles/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/arti

[CGUYS] ntldr disappeared ...after reinstall all's well but windows update gives error

2008-07-16 Thread rlsimon
winxpsp2 live update leads to error page ...what to do? this is an original winxp completely legit came with machine = dell4400 pIV2.0ram1gbplennyaHDDspace... * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives,

Re: [CGUYS] ntldr disappeared ...after reinstall all's well but windows update gives error

2008-07-16 Thread rlsimon
a week or so with my dialup connection (or else go park in neighbor's driveway with laptop and get it on wifi)...weather is too hot here for outdoor sports!! -Original Message- From: rlsimon [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 5:59 PM Subject: ntldr disappeared ...after

Re: [CGUYS] cancelling Comcast

2008-07-14 Thread rlsimon
And for heaven's sake, don't forget to tell the verizon gorillas NOT to disconnect and remove the wires for your regular dial-up phone service even if not used ...if you don't tell them, they will rip it out and you're stuck!! -Original Message- From: Larry Sacks [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [CGUYS] GPS nav for winXP

2008-07-07 Thread rlsimon
I have a Holux CF GPS receiver GR-271 which is working fine in the CF slot of my thinkpad x31 ...now I need navigation software ...recommendations (free, I hope, cheap old me!!) ?? Also, I would like to try it using my PocketPC2002 IPAQ 3635 ...same question?

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-07-01 Thread rlsimon
Interestingly, in Belgium if I use up the PayGo card to zero, people can still call me inasmuch as the caller pays and the recipient does not!! Here in the USA they sell AIR twice; they've got us commin'goin' !! If the caller is on the same company as I had (Proximus), then nobody pays on

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-07-01 Thread rlsimon
I agree, but the studies were for adults. I don't believe the safety of rf exposure to young children over time is settled science. Wouldn't you be loath to accept such exposure as a PZB member only to find out 20 years down the road those kids are sick from it ??

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-06-30 Thread rlsimon
Problem with wireless is the rollout is not complete so there is little room for the ultimate solution to reliability; redundancy. -Original Message- From: Eric S. Sande [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 7:21 PM To: rlsimon Cc: 'Computer Guys Discussion List' Subject

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-06-30 Thread rlsimon
I'm on the Planning/Zoning Board of our town. Recently we reviewed an app to put up a tower along the main road on a piece of land behing fire company #2 with good rental $$ for the town. I objected given it is kiddycorner across the street from the new school. They brought in a big gun (prof

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-06-30 Thread rlsimon
I live in the official hinterland ...pop 1100. And I tried fones from the big4 ...no dice for tmo or next/spr (even with an antenna on a tower right behind our town hall 1mi away) ...verizon had some signal, but ATT gives me 5 bars at my desk (so I can ramble on all day) and at my kitchen table

[CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-06-29 Thread rlsimon
On NPR there was a story claiming the US was a winner initially in the lineup of those nations affording access to broadband internet being amongst the top 4 while now we are 15th behing Luxembourg ...I know this for sure having recently visited Belgium where just about everyone has it (even cell

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-06-29 Thread rlsimon
OK ...here goes!! I just got back from Belgium visiting the family for the first time since 2001. Already in 2001 when we were going along the highway from Brussels to the eastern city of Liege with the car radio turned off, the radio suddenly turned itself on and gave us a traffic accident

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-06-29 Thread rlsimon
Take a look at this!! Doel, Belgium. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d0/DoelMolen.jpg/451px -DoelMolen.jpg * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy,

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-06-29 Thread rlsimon
I am loath to expect the optical solution will stand the traffic demands over the short term. I can't understand why more has not gone into wireless as a longer term solution with less disruptive infrastructure demands albeit the view of a tower herethere which pales in comparison to the

Re: [CGUYS] xp sp3

2008-05-20 Thread rlsimon
xp pro sp3 went on fine on my x31 thinkpad... no troubles displayed... * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at http://www.cguys.org/ **

Re: [CGUYS] Cash in the EU

2008-05-10 Thread rlsimon
http://www.rd.com/debit-card-traps-and-fees-to-avoid/article50626.html -Original Message- From: Tom Piwowar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 7:26 PM Subject: Re: Cash in the EU You mean ... someone could steal your debit number and clear out your account? Wouldn't

Re: [CGUYS] Cash in the EU

2008-05-05 Thread rlsimon
Laws protect you for fraud with credit card with loss limited to $50 while no such protection is afforded the debit card use at all. -Original Message- From: db [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 12:17 AM Subject: Re: Cash in the EU What debit card risk are you

Re: [CGUYS] Cash in the EU

2008-05-04 Thread rlsimon
Trav checks are hard to spend ...lotsa places don't takem ...also, they getcha on the rate and fees some places chargin' the exchange fee for EACH check !! ...my entire 2nd hand knowledgebase on the subject. I would like to thank everyone who answered my query about this some in extreme detail

Re: [CGUYS] Cash in the EU

2008-04-30 Thread rlsimon
On purchases, I get a rebate, yes. But, alas, not for withdrawal of cash at an atm. I have the option of doing a wire transfer to my family member's bank there but I don't know if the rate will be a wholesale conversion rate like with the credit/atm cards or another less advantageous rate...???

[CGUYS] password

2008-04-30 Thread rlsimon
winXPsp2home ...at present has no password protection so it just boots and starts without any folderol ...if I add a password now, can I take it off and get back to this point later or am I stuck entering a username and password forever ?

Re: [CGUYS] french

2008-04-24 Thread rlsimon
Thanks! This is for a novice 100% french speaking family member and any english on it will create havoc ...also, the azerty keyboard usually has some function keys to create alpha with accents. I see ASUS has a digital drive small webcam wifi linux device EEEPC which can be had with everything

[CGUYS] french

2008-04-22 Thread rlsimon
I want to buy a notebook with french keyboard layout (azerty) and french language version of windows (probably xp pro) to take with me as a gift for a family member in the EU ...can I buy that here in the USA ? ...neebodee know whereat?

Re: [CGUYS] newsreader

2008-04-20 Thread rlsimon
also, I was thinking about it, and if you don't want to buy something like newsbin which has many custom automation features, you can dld the free Opera browser which has a very nice newsgroup reader included... * ** List

Re: [CGUYS] usenet news reader

2008-04-20 Thread rlsimon
I read newsgroups (certain specialty newsgroups are quite useful in some technical areas) offline, so I use Newsbin to download the selected items and store them to look at later ...it is quite customizable. My ISP (ATT.net) furnishes newsgroup access included in the price. Seeing newsgroups go

Re: [CGUYS] APC Smart UPS battery replacement.

2008-04-08 Thread rlsimon
I have a Leviton power backup that doesn't do anything but that. The battery lasted for quite a few years and then got weak (short backup time). I looked at getting a new one but the battery (arizonabattery.com) was cheap and easy to replace. BaddabingBaddaboom. -Original Message- From:

Re: [CGUYS] safari3.1 update

2008-03-25 Thread rlsimon
? rlsimon wrote: Izit faster than Opera (latest full ver 9.25, I use 9.50beta) ?? Also, is the 39mb dld because it has dozens of languages; therefore is there a slipstreamed version of USA inglich only or is there an update to lay over ver 3.0.1

Re: [CGUYS] safari3.1 update

2008-03-24 Thread rlsimon
Izit faster than Opera (latest full ver 9.25, I use 9.50beta) ?? Also, is the 39mb dld because it has dozens of languages; therefore is there a slipstreamed version of USA inglich only or is there an update to lay over ver 3.0.1 ?? Remember I am using WinXPsp2 Plz don't tell me to ask

Re: [CGUYS] dtv converter box ...more

2008-03-23 Thread rlsimon
Antennaweb shows that at 9 degrees and when I look at the antenna that was installed by a professional tower jockey who tested signal strength (analog at that time) it looks to be around that vector... The analog reception for the big four is generally excellent. I don't know what else to do. My

Re: [CGUYS] safari3.1 update

2008-03-23 Thread rlsimon
Sometimes I use safari for windows for a change of landscape ...I have 3.0.2 ...is the 3.1 update needed (I have dialup and 39mb is gonna take days) ?? * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy

Re: [CGUYS] dtv converter box ...more

2008-03-22 Thread rlsimon
Update...after windstorm ended, got about a dozen channels, some marginal, most grouped decimal versions of 4 base channels. Only getting cbs for the big4 not getting pbs or njn ...do get privately owned public broadcasting station wytv phila...huh? -Original Message- got the chp

[CGUYS] dtv converter box ...more

2008-03-21 Thread rlsimon
got the chp magnavox version from walmart in del valley ...here 1h s of phila getting only ch 3.1 ...good antenna on 40' tower pointed at city hall ...is that all there is ?? * ** List info, subscription management,

Re: [CGUYS] dtv converter box choice

2008-03-20 Thread rlsimon
you to use the current tuner for non digital signals. On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Tony B [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've seen no reports yet, but then none have yet been spotted in the wild. On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 5:35 PM, rlsimon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: which dtv converter

Re: [CGUYS] dtv converter box choice

2008-03-19 Thread rlsimon
yet, but then none have yet been spotted in the wild. On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 5:35 PM, rlsimon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: which dtv converter box is best? * ** List info, subscription management, list rules

[CGUYS] dtv converter box choice

2008-03-18 Thread rlsimon
which dtv converter box is best? * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at http://www.cguys.org/ **

[CGUYS] weird message...

2008-03-16 Thread rlsimon
weird message... went to link from email ad from known vendor... got this !-- - Unfortunately, Microsoft has added a clever new - feature to Internet Explorer. If the text in - an error's message is too small, specifically - less than 512 bytes, Internet Explorer returns -

Re: [CGUYS] weird message...

2008-03-16 Thread rlsimon
Odd thing is it was not IE that displayed it, but it was Opera 9.50b set to id itself as ie... -Original Message- From: Jeff Wright [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 4:20 PM Subject: Re: weird message... That option has been there since at least v. 5. I have no

Re: [CGUYS] Minolta Dimage 5400 scanner

2008-02-27 Thread rlsimon
I bought mine from a vendor who had factory refurbished ones (before Minolta/Konica melted into Sony). I see several up on eBay in your range. There is quite a difference between the model 5400 and the 5400II inasmuch as the former is incandescently lit, has usbfirewire, and has 3 corrections

Re: [CGUYS] Podcast neophyte questions.

2008-02-24 Thread rlsimon
Windows compatible application total recorder will save whatever is sent to your speakers ...check it out ...there's a trial copy ...works great and will function when you shut off your speakers as long as the site is sending the sound to your card... -Original Message- From: Stephen

Re: [CGUYS] Do Not Call Lists

2008-02-19 Thread rlsimon
I didn't read all the posts in this topic thread...I've wondered what happens to the guys who think the DNC is not working and re-up ...does that open a 90 day window for the callers to call you waiting for that period to expire when they MUST honor your request resulting in worsening of the

[CGUYS] thanks for hotel wifi advice ...za dld in process

2008-01-30 Thread rlsimon
for some reason, I never got those messages, but the archive feature I was pointed to worked great ...thanks to all !! * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send

[CGUYS] Hotel WiFi advice? (put up again cuz I didn't see any answer)

2008-01-28 Thread rlsimon
Last year I went to a hotel using their wifi and found I had folders installed on my box and lotsa problems which I have fixed. Now, I'm on my way again and I plan to: 1) disable file share, 2) use webmail only, 3) what about banking for bill pay?, 4) is winXPsp2 firewall enuf or do I need2get

[CGUYS] ebay

2008-01-28 Thread rlsimon
they will never ask you to change your password ...you got stuck with a phish ...no doubt about it ...change your ebay password periodically ...watch out for any other site for which you use the same password ...change them all ...cover your windows with black paper ...get in your bed and pull the

[CGUYS] Hotel WiFi advice?

2008-01-25 Thread rlsimon
Last year I went to a hotel using their wifi and found I had folders installed on my box and lotsa problems which I have fixed. Now, I'm on my way again and I plan to: 1) disable file share, 2) use webmail only, 3) what about banking for bill pay?, 4) is winXPsp2 firewall enuf or do I need2get

Re: [CGUYS] Digital TV

2008-01-11 Thread rlsimon
Watza deal with plasma/lcd at present ...I see Laser TVs are in the pipeline ...was I right to wait ...I use a 1984 Sony kv25xbr which is a 25 tube set which still gets rave comments ...it also has lotsa inputs/outputs, etc. I can live with it longer if the Laser will be superior, and/or if the

Re: [CGUYS] USB Audio Interface

2008-01-09 Thread rlsimon
Total Recorder has a neat feature...It will record in virtually any format and with complete customization and editing features ANYTHING that plays through your speakers ...it's entirely software and no wires or folderol ...captures streams, anything at all ...very good thing! Trial version so

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