Re: [CGUYS] multi-core CPU's

2007-05-01 Thread rlsimon
What's the deal with dies cores ? -Original Message- From: mike [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 2:50 PM Subject: Re: multi-core CPU's The dual cores are on one die...Intel's quad cores are two dies, both with two cores. AMD is releasing a true quad core, four

Re: [CGUYS] What should one charge?

2007-05-09 Thread rlsimon
My 8400 has the little green vertical poser light which flutters when there is HDD activity too! While it's small, it's unobtrusive. Now I have a flat screen from iInc which has an annoyingly large blue power button that shines in my eyes ...the world is imperfect! -Original Message-

Re: [CGUYS] Notebook for daughter

2007-05-15 Thread rlsimon
I have an IBM x31 ...older model which is very well built as opposed to later x40+ which is tinny... It's small and does not have an optical drive. Take a look at the T series IBMs after model 23 which have a drive slot where you can get a DVDR and also other stuff fits in there. They are great

Re: [CGUYS] my upgrade

2007-06-21 Thread rlsimon
I had a hdd death ...started to grind and disappeared from windows ...finally, lazy me, I put my dell 4400 pIV2.0-256-40mb on the table and opened it. I had some stuff around I had purchased before months a go, lazy me, but never put in it. So, I took out the dead WD 40gb 5400 hdd and put in the

Re: [CGUYS] COMPUTERGUYS-L Digest format

2007-06-21 Thread rlsimon
when I look at this digest via email through webmail on my phone, it comes as a large textfile I can scroll through ...in MSOutlook2002 on my XPsp2 computer, it has each entry in expansion links below the headers which are a pain to open and read. Is there a way to get the digest format?

Re: [CGUYS] my upgrade

2007-06-22 Thread rlsimon
What bad about intel thingie ?? All it did was change the drivers for the processor and can be uninstalled via add/remove programs or via driver rollback... -Original Message- From: Tony B [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 9:39 PM Subject: Re: my upgrade I'd be

Re: [CGUYS] micro$oft update

2007-06-22 Thread rlsimon
I used micro$oft update to do my newly refreshed xpHOMEsp2 box with m$officeXP it did the xp stuff and 15 updates for the new install of office...now as to the laptop xpPROsp2 ...it has the same officeXP on it and wants the same 15 updates ...is there a workaround for this so I don't hafta

[CGUYS] down with norton

2007-07-01 Thread rlsimon
now that I redid my dead HDD with a new 120gb 7200 one with more memory (1gb from prior 256) and usb2 (was 1.1) I have been fiddling with norton which, after all efforts, installs fine but will not perform live update of any of it including virus defs which is sooo lame ...I have it working fine

[CGUYS] scanner misery

2007-07-05 Thread rlsimon
my desktop HDD failed and I put in a new one and reinstalled winXPhomeSP2 and all the updates. my scanner (travelscan464) came with drivers and software. it installed and worked fine before. it is working fine on my laptop (x31 xpPROsp2) with those drivers and software (pagemaker6.12). I

Re: [CGUYS] confetti (was shredder)

2007-07-11 Thread rlsimon
one of the TV channels in Phila also does the great shredder event in various parking lots around Phila but they say it's for non-commercial and oriented towards private individuals who need to shred old checks tax papers, etc.

Re: [CGUYS] batteries

2007-07-16 Thread rlsimon
http://www.thetwistergroup.com/store/customer/product.php?productid=LHAA%20D 07997source=fr $5 * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[CGUYS] external HDD format

2007-07-19 Thread rlsimon
I got an external usb2 HDD as I got caught with my bvds around my ankles recently and had2 replace my HDD which is bricked. I now have a 120gb hdd internal and 120gb hdd external usb running fine after some initial trouble with it replaced under warranty. So, the internal is ntfs with winxpsp2

[CGUYS] search

2007-07-19 Thread rlsimon
winxpsp2 pIV2.0 1gb plennya HDD space ...how come search consumes 100% cpu? * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] == * Join the list:

[CGUYS] rundll32.dll

2007-07-19 Thread rlsimon
found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\X10\Common\rundll32.exe which is a known program to run smart devices via computer interface but size of rundll32.dll is different than all the others found in windows folder in $NTServicePackUninstall$ and Prefetch and System32 and ServicePackFiles\i386

[CGUYS] African Apples

2007-07-19 Thread rlsimon
Anyone tried Safari for Winderz ?? I did. Looks nice, pretty fast (though Opera9.21 is faster IMHO) ...then I saw an artikel sayin' don't use it ...here http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2152776,00.asp ...thoughts ??

Re: [CGUYS] search

2007-07-19 Thread rlsimon
local -Original Message- From: mike [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:53 PM Subject: Re: search Web search? Local search? Mike * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following

[CGUYS] those yahoos at yahoo!

2007-07-19 Thread rlsimon
I've happily used yahoo as my homepage for years ...it was easy to customize and I could look at it just the same layout on my fone using OperaMini ...now (yesterday to be exact) they took off the custom tv listing feature unless you upgrade to their beta which they claim keeps all your stuff the

[CGUYS] d**n dial-up !!

2007-07-20 Thread rlsimon
I'm seriously considering getting Comcast cable net and tv ...any advice (other than a good supply of Paxil and/or Jose Cuervo) like rent a modem or buy one, rent a digital box or buy one? ...stuff to watch out for during install (other than the old aob test)?

[CGUYS] dope slap

2007-07-20 Thread rlsimon
yahoo homepage saga continues ...they have an add your 2 cents page to give feedback about the new page layout that stinks and has a nonworking tv schedule provider (not yahoo TV ...duh!!) and also can't be viewed in OperaMini browser on the fone with whom they have a $$$ agreement to stick their

Re: [CGUYS] The height of arrogance?

2007-07-20 Thread rlsimon
Just bringin' the white light to shine up'on that yellow brick tobacco road, brutha! -Original Message- From: Steve Rigby [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 8:55 AM Subject: The height of arrogance? Okay, this is not exactly about computers and computing, but this

Re: [CGUYS] On Topic [Was: Not on topic]

2007-07-21 Thread rlsimon
I suppose the entry level of data contained in the chip would lend itself to a simpler method of discovery like a bar code which would adapt to a handheld device for less than the cost of a meal for 4 at Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia. And the handhelds can work with AA batteries which are cheap and

Re: [CGUYS] Apple Posts Record Quarterly Profit

2007-07-28 Thread rlsimon
But, I read somewhere the profit was from iPods stuff, not iPhone which, disappointed ...their words! * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL

Re: [CGUYS] Apple Posts Record Quarterly Profit

2007-07-29 Thread rlsimon
, have made my v3 a pleasure to have and use! A phone is not a prison!! I will not get an iPhone until they settle many if not most of those issues. -Original Message- From: Tom Piwowar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 12:36 PM To: rlsimon Subject: RE: Apple Posts

Re: [CGUYS] Apple Posts Record Quarterly Profit

2007-07-29 Thread rlsimon
: Sunday, July 29, 2007 4:35 PM To: rlsimon; * Computer Guys Listserv Subject: RE: Apple Posts Record Quarterly Profit most of all, a user replacable battery (jeez, what are they thinking?? For instance...my v3 came with a 750mAh battery which I promptly replaced with a 1900mAh aftermarket battery

[CGUYS] Am I a genius ?? ...d'oh!!

2007-07-31 Thread rlsimon
I bought an I-Inc 19 CY199D LCD a while ago to replace my beloved IBM flat panel that finally gave up the ghost!! I ordered it from that site with the orange stripes since it was on sale ultra chp!! It works fine, but I was flummoxed to find a coupla things about it I didn't like. First,

Re: [CGUYS] Am I a genius ?? ...d'oh!!

2007-07-31 Thread rlsimon
I'm a high class action kinda guy ...dontcha know? ...wachit! (and, howd'ya know I was wearin' a suit?) -Original Message- From: Tom Piwowar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 4:00 PM Subject: Re: Am I a genius ?? ...d'oh!! First, they don't supply any duct tape

Re: [CGUYS] FIOS

2007-08-07 Thread rlsimon
Wachit...seems when Verizon puts up your fios it takes down your old standard telephone line unless you tell them to leave it there (burried in small print of contract) so if you change your mind later you hafta pay $$$ to get your old telco lines up... -Original Message- From: mike

Re: [CGUYS] List Etiquette

2007-08-10 Thread rlsimon
to wade through a bunch of mush to get it :) Michael rlsimon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This list has been an ongoing source of informative postings that, over several years, have never failed to be useful, insightful, and sometimes amusing; rarely has anything been distasteful. I, for one, am

Re: [CGUYS] Canada

2007-08-17 Thread rlsimon
The model to follow is not Canada ...it's the Netherlands !! -Original Message- From: b s-w [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 10:42 AM Subject: Re: Canada Creating a less expensive, probably single-payer, health care system that nearly everybody wants isn't

Re: [CGUYS] Weird Sites With Weird Names

2007-09-17 Thread rlsimon
http://www.weirdnj.com/ Definitely weird!! * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] == * Join the list: SUBSCRIBE COMPUTERGUYS-L Your

Re: [CGUYS] HDD upgrade for thinkpad

2007-09-21 Thread rlsimon
- From: Michel Lowe [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 12:32 AM To: 'rlsimon' Subject: RE: [CGUYS] HDD upgrade for thinkpad Like Rev. Stewart said, I upgraded from a 50G Hitachi HTS54106 to a 160G WD using Acronis True Image. I never bothered checking with the helpful IBM

Re: [CGUYS] COMPUTERGUYS-L Digest - 21 Sep 2007 - Special issue (#2007-671)

2007-09-23 Thread rlsimon
Decision made ...I bought a WD-1200VE 5400 120GB which NewEgg had bundled with Apricorn kit (chickened out on the 7200 as some posts said the thing is a real heater, and chickened out as my Norton Ghost 2003 refuses to auto update and Norton site says I need ver 775 to do it via USB2, also, can

[CGUYS] x31 HDD upgrade

2007-09-23 Thread rlsimon
...oh yeah, why did I choose WD ?? ...postings said it's the quietest of all. In my Dell 4400 desktop the WD (which was so quiet I had to look at the light to see if the box was running) failed after over 5 yrs and I replaced it with a Seagate Barracuda which is noisier, not real bad but not

Re: [CGUYS] One laptop per child: give one and get one

2007-09-24 Thread rlsimon
I saw an IBM x31 laptop on ebay today for $135. What does this one do over that? Also, WalMart has desktops complete for that kinda money on sale. Further, how will it get power? If it has a wind-up or a treadmill for a rat, it might work. Maybe sun power or a windmill?? This sounds like a

Re: [CGUYS] x31 HDD upgrade

2007-09-24 Thread rlsimon
3yrs -Original Message- From: mike [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 4:41 PM Subject: Re: x31 HDD upgrade What is the warranty on the WD? Mike On 9/23/07, rlsimon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ...oh yeah, why did I choose WD ?? ...postings said it's

Re: [CGUYS] x31 HDD upgrade ... interim report

2007-09-26 Thread rlsimon
Installed WD-1200VE 120gb 5400 in my x31 with Apricorn Kit ...it was anything but easy!! Since the Apricorn drive needs 2 USB connections (1 data, 1 power) and the x31 has 2 usb2 ports and the CD-ROM also needs to be connected (IBM external usb2 multiburner) it's quite a headache! Was on the

Re: [CGUYS] x31 HDD upgrade ... interim report II

2007-09-27 Thread rlsimon
for my laptop!! -Original Message- From: rlsimon [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 3:11 PM Subject: Re: x31 HDD upgrade ... interim report Installed WD-1200VE 120gb 5400 in my x31 with Apricorn Kit ...it was anything but easy!! Since the Apricorn drive needs

Re: [CGUYS] rename the list ...naaaah!

2007-09-28 Thread rlsimon
D'oh!! Does this mean it's fun to read?? -Original Message- From: Randy [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 1:31 AM Subject: Re: rename the list ...nh! Absolutely; I fully agree - just ignore the various asides, like my commentary about the fundamental

Re: [CGUYS] Anti-virus

2007-09-29 Thread rlsimon
I switched from Norton 2003 to Avast and it seems to work well. I have dialup via ATT via proxy accelerated ...do I need ZoneAlarm really? For spyware, I run Adaware periodically. Spybot doesn't ever seem to find anything, but has the immunization feature. Mike Stephen Brownfield wrote: A

Re: [CGUYS] rename the list ...naaaah!

2007-09-29 Thread rlsimon
anyone who screws with this list is gonna hafta deal with me ...it's the only place to get some solid advice about computer issues from people who know something!! I have saved hundreds of dollars and hours from answers posted here by knowledgeable members for which I am grateful ...furthermore,

Re: [CGUYS] COMPUTERGUYS-L Digest - 28 Sep 2007 (#2007-692)

2007-09-29 Thread rlsimon
artificial intelligence is, artificial... * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] == * Join the list: SUBSCRIBE COMPUTERGUYS-L Your

Re: [CGUYS] email header time stamps?

2007-10-12 Thread rlsimon
Not being expert, I do recall having had some time back an app that would change the time/date stamp of any file/folder and I assume that would include emails. When such an app does so, would it not be wise to design such files/folders/emails such that editing of the headers leaves an invisible

Re: [CGUYS] File time stamps?

2007-10-13 Thread rlsimon
the timestamp would ever bear the same value as service of a document. RLS -Original Message- From: John DeCarlo [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 2:56 PM Subject: File time stamps? On 10/12/07, rlsimon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Not being expert, I do recall having

Re: [CGUYS] Table top stand alone MP3 player?

2007-10-16 Thread rlsimon
Check this maybe ?? http://www.agoodic.com/viewproduct.asp?id=576 -Original Message- From: Tom Piwowar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 2:47 PM Subject: Re: Table top stand alone MP3 player? Does such a thing as a table top stand alone MP3 player exist?

Re: [CGUYS] least invasive Anti Virus

2007-10-26 Thread rlsimon
I never met anyone who actually paid money for software ...it's indeed a pleasure to broaden my life experience ...I wonder if there are any others out there?? ;^) * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following

[CGUYS] right click dialog (context) item annoying

2007-10-30 Thread rlsimon
I got a webcam but my dial-up connection is too slow to do much with it at present. It came with Ulead software that opens the camera and also handles the data. It puts a context menu entry into everything and I tried using software called Context Menu Editor as well as another called Elrise

[CGUYS] IRDA

2007-11-28 Thread rlsimon
I have an ActiSys ACT-IR4000US USB IR port that doesn't work anymore. I have WinXPsp2 up to date and the latest drivers for the device (not the native WinXP ones the manufacturer says will NOT work). WinXP device manager showed a bang under hidden devices titled IRDA Protocol which I

Re: [CGUYS] removing Norton

2007-11-30 Thread rlsimon
I have Norton SystemWorks 2003 on my winXPsp2 box which ran like sludge with 256mb ram and 40gb hdd about 3/4 full ...upgraded to 1gb ram and 120gb hdd with plennya space and ran like sludge ...uninstalled NAV and put on Avast ...runs like a top (although, the Opera browser seems to linger until

Re: [CGUYS] MS IE 7

2007-12-03 Thread rlsimon
Get opera9.5b ...gud ...www.opera.com -Original Message- From: db [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 2:58 PM Subject: Re: MS IE 7 Why should I have to get used to IE7. It's only a browser... something that should be transparently invisible. When I borrow a

Re: [CGUYS] removing Norton

2007-12-06 Thread rlsimon
must have fixed it as there were lots of errors shown. Now winXP boots and shuts down fine. I am loath to uninstall Norton2003 again ...any thoughts about this? -Original Message- From: Michel Lowe [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 2:56 PM To: 'rlsimon' Subject: RE

Re: [CGUYS] Video Editing on an INTEL desktop.

2007-12-16 Thread rlsimon
More about the Ulead which I have included with a Lenovo WebCam. It installes a right-click dialog in everything which I want to get rid of. I tried some menu editors which would NOT take it out. How to get it gone from my dialogs where it occupies a spot I use for other more frequently used

Re: [CGUYS] Audio Conversion?

2007-12-30 Thread rlsimon
There's a thing called Total Recorder (trialfree). Nokia has a media converter that's not2bad. There's also a free dld called SuperC (French company) which has lost of options. You will need, of course, a good cassette player (Check out used Sony WM-D6C with dolbyBC) on eBay (without C you only

Re: [CGUYS] Photographic slide/negative digitizer?

2008-01-04 Thread rlsimon
I went for the Konica Minolta Dimage 5400ii (differs from the 5400 which had incandescent lights as opposed to fluorescent ...also, 5400ii has digital ICE IV which has 4 correction features) ...I chose this because I have over 1 slides mostly kodachrome 25 or 64 ...the other choise was 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

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

[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

[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] 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

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

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] 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

[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

[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/ **

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

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

[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 ...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

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] 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] 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] 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] 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

[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] 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

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] 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

2008-05-05 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

2008-05-10 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] 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/ **

[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] 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

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] 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] 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]

[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] 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

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.

[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

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