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Self | 3/28/'14 | Zionist Conspirator

Posted on 03/28/2014 11:02:24 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator

Remember how my computer would no longer play videos very well? Well, nothing worked, so I took it to the shop on Monday, and when I went back today even though it had been wiped and had new hardware installed it still wasn't working. Apparently it's kicked the bucket.

G-d willing I will get another one some time next week and be back with you. It's been rough with no FR and no net for a solid week, though I suppose a little vacation from the Internet isn't a bad thing.

I can't tell you exactly when I'll be back on (I'm at the local library right now), but hope you won't forget me during this lacuna.

I miss you all.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: computercrash; exile; nonet; vanity

1 posted on 03/28/2014 11:02:24 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator
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To: Jewbacca; Phinneous; wideawake; KC_Lion

Ping.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 11:03:03 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Stay away from Window’s 8!


3 posted on 03/28/2014 11:04:36 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Keep your chin up Z.C.

You will be back up and running in no time.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 11:06:04 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
In my house computers are like tires. I have four but still don't feel safe unless the spare is ready too.
5 posted on 03/28/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Nope didn’t notice...


6 posted on 03/28/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Well, nothing worked, so I took it to the shop on Monday, and when I went back today even though it had been wiped and had new hardware installed it still wasn't working.

Did you have to pay them to NOT fix your computer ?

7 posted on 03/28/2014 11:11:55 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator; martin_fierro; Ernest_at_the_Beach

I spent a lot of time (one hour at a time of course, per day) at the various libraries near where I used to live, back when I had connection issues (iow, I was flat broke and ripped through my allocation on those free ad-supported dialup services that were around in the 1990s). Sucked, but of course, I was getting more exercise then, so...

Maybe Linux on an inexpensive (under $100) replacement board for your existing CPU box (or use the existing hard drive, if that’s still working, and the OS on there) would be an option?


8 posted on 03/28/2014 11:14:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Stay Safe. Those libraries can be dangerous places. The head librarian is usually a liberal.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 11:15:11 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
How can you believe me when I say that I will miss you
When you know I've been a liar all my life
Nothin' but a liar, a good-for-nothin' liar
All my doggone cheatin' life.....

Leni

10 posted on 03/28/2014 11:15:28 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Did not notice.

TO: Everyone else offline

RE: Being offline.

MEMO: Please report.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 11:15:48 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

it had been wiped and had new hardware installed it still wasn’t working. Apparently it’s kicked the bucket.

**************

And it still didn’t work? Don’t they test their work. Hope they didn’t charge you for the wipe and hardware.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT by deport
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To: MinuteGal

Gosh ... Remind me to stay away from cliffs when speaking with you, please.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 11:18:19 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I hear you. I am freeping on an XBOX 360 right now. I have no idea when I will be able to replace the laptop or its fan


14 posted on 03/28/2014 11:23:59 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

The NSA will miss you.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 11:25:19 AM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

Who needs Carbonite when we have the NSA?


16 posted on 03/28/2014 11:28:06 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: MinuteGal

{{HUGS}} MinuteGal. I hate cliffs anyways.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 11:28:25 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: MinuteGal

Mom, is that you???


18 posted on 03/28/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: KC_Lion; Zionist Conspirator

That's right.

There will be none of that laying the head down on those library keyboards to "rest your eyes".

Don't even think about it.

19 posted on 03/28/2014 11:36:09 AM PDT by BlueDragon (You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra)
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To: don-o

The fans are staying away from the ball-park...in droves?

20 posted on 03/28/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT by BlueDragon (You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra)
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To: Gen.Blather
Stay away from Window’s 8!

Don't listen to that advice! Windows 8 is just fine. A few hours learning curve for 90% of what you do. The other 10% may take a few days. Plus, it works really, really well on both new and old machines.

21 posted on 03/28/2014 11:42:17 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: don-o
I was off-line for a couple of weeks until just yesterday.

It really, really bothered me, knowing that someone on FR was going to be wrong, and I wouldn't be able to point it out, or correct thier speeling.

/johnny

22 posted on 03/28/2014 11:45:05 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Get a Mac.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 11:45:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Laz would hit it.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 11:47:36 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Get a used Ipad on ebay.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 11:49:04 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I was off-line for a couple of weeks until just yesterday.”

I know! I was worried sick! And you didn’t even call!

:-)


26 posted on 03/28/2014 11:49:23 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Are you logged on?

somebody had to say it...

27 posted on 03/28/2014 11:51:08 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

shakes head, like a bobble head doll, and not bothering to comment.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 11:53:06 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Maybe now’s the time to tell that I regard you as FR’s Chief Rabbi, even if you are Noachide.

‘Good that you may have a few days to cool that one off, but I ain’t kiddin’.

Hurry back!


29 posted on 03/28/2014 11:58:10 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Hope to see you posting soon!

Sometimes I almost think computers are more trouble than they’re worth.

Almost, lol.


30 posted on 03/28/2014 12:10:34 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SunkenCiv

Linux on a $10 USB stick.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 12:27:20 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
You need Web TV! Rock on like it's 1996!!!


32 posted on 03/28/2014 12:30:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Keep it up ZC. We need you around here.


33 posted on 03/28/2014 12:48:58 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Zionist Conspirator
I had issues with my PC last year (W7 64 bit) not playing video and audio files well. I'd get glitches and buzzes and pauses and stuff. I bought a Blu-ray drive for the purpose of backing up files before re-formatting the machine. I had googled it over and over and could not find a solution short of a clean sweep. However, at some point, I noticed some programs like search engines that I had not installed. So, as I googled how to get rid of them, I found programs that help get rid of malware and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).

These PUPs are frequently trojans that interfere with normal PC operations. Sometimes the install as ried-alongs with other programs you install. After I cleaned these trojans off my machine, I was able to play videos and audio again, and my PC shuts down in around 15 seconds instead of several minutes. I ended up not feeling the need to reformat after all.

34 posted on 03/28/2014 1:04:56 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: gura

That’s true, a “live-USB” image can be d/l’ed and installed right onto a memory stick. Costco has four packs of the SanDisk “facet” drives, 8 gb, for $22 or something, and I needed them for a small project at work. I found a drive cloner which was in fact Clonezilla; and I found a program that installs the ISO image file right onto the flash drive (and it works, which is a nice change from other times I’ve tried it). So the Clonezilla image went from a file on one flash drive to the only contents of another, and I booted the Clonezilla to clone the drive of a small embedded system before fiddling with it. I love the portability, and by carrying one drive with the programs and archives and another one as the object drive, I have options. :’)


35 posted on 03/28/2014 2:38:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Time for a New Laptop
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3138495/posts


36 posted on 03/28/2014 2:42:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I’ve got some spare computers. Where do you live? Linux okay?


37 posted on 03/28/2014 2:47:31 PM PDT by FXRP
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To: jdsteel
Don't listen to that advice! Windows 8 is just fine. A few hours learning curve for 90% of what you do. The other 10% may take a few days. Plus, it works really, really well on both new and old machines.

It doesn't do well with dial up, HughesNet, or any limited usage service where bandwidth usage is limited. Microcraps CLOUD and other non closable functions have to talk with the world.

For Tablet and Microsoft program users who love X-Box for them W 8 may be great. For an average longtime desktop user? No it's highly annoying. The best feature of W 8 they let users keep? Control+Alt + Delete which after a few minutes of frustration you'll use to close many programs Microcrap forgot to put the handy "X" on the screen to close it.

38 posted on 03/28/2014 8:52:42 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I look forward to your return!


39 posted on 03/28/2014 10:15:29 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: cva66snipe
For an average longtime desktop user? No it's highly annoying.

I'm neither an Xbox user nor a programmer. Yes, I can operate a tablet with no issues, thank you. I am a longtime desktop user. Yes, there are some differences between XP and 8 in the way you use them but they are no problem once you get the hang of it. My almost 80 year old father in law can operate it pretty well. You just have to have someone show you the "tricks" once or twice. Really, it's not rocket science. The strangest thing for most folks is when you have to move the pointer all the way OFF of the screen to do some things.

40 posted on 03/29/2014 6:31:25 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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