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  1. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Picked it up and using it right now. Total bill was $193.41. It seems to be a bit faster now - so far.
    He recommended a larger monitor using the port that connects to a graphics card that I...
  2. Thread: Loquacious

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    Re: Loquacious

    I think it was Jean Shepherd who said "You ask a man the time - he tells you how to build a watch". You ask a woman the time and she says "Because". My daughter hates this one.
  3. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Update - computer needed a new circuit board and a new processor. He's testing it now and it should be ready later today. I think he found some used parts - he said it would only cost $10 more than...
  4. Thread: SS100 anyone?

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    Re: SS100 anyone?

    I saw one of these (a replica?) at Hayfields last year. Had a modern Jag engine under the bonnet.
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    Re: New HP Laptop SSD

    Shop called while I was out driving the Alfa. Computer is ready. I'll pick it up Monday, checkbook at the ready.
  6. Thread: SS100 anyone?

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    Re: SS100 anyone?

    Too many zeroes...
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    Re: New HP Laptop SSD

    Using wife's Dell laptop, we have external speakers, mouse and separate BENQ keyboard. The touchpad also works concurrently. This laptop has virtually never run on battery power alone - maybe once or...
  8. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Still no desktop. Not looking good. This shop - PC Warehouse - has never kept one of my conputers for more than 2-3 days with a reasonable repair price. I fear the worst. On the good side, my...
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    Re: Latest Side Projects

    I've got a banjo ukulele. Strum only - can't fingerpick.
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    Re: MAD Magazine Ending After 67 Years

    "Uhtuba Toothpaste:. "Acana beans". Brand recognition via Mad. RIP.
  11. Re: 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 Goes Full Lockdown

    "Things left off a car can't give trouble."
    CT has no "safety inspections" - only emissions.
    Can you get the parts yourself and install them?
  12. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Computer update. Not hearing anything, I visited the shop today. The new part was installed but no joy. He's going to try cannibalizing another computer that uses the same components and if that...
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    Re: Milky Way over Cabazon

    Last time I saw the Milky Way was about 30 years ago on the beach at Captiva Island in Florida. I'll bet it won't be the same now. Maybe this winter I'll try it again - but I think the bridge to the...
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    Re: Milky Way over Cabazon

    No Milky Way up here. Lucky if you see 10-12 stars including Venus & Mars. If I were King, I would decree one day each month as Dark Sky Day - no lights from dusk to dawn. Let people see what's out...
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    Re: Musical groups I had forgotten about.

    If I had fingers like that, I could play the 3rd movement from the Moonlight as well. NOT! We had 21 ukulele players last night, some good some mediocre, plus an electric bass ukulele for rhythm. He...
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    Re: No more engines with points

    My son bought some sort of crazy bike with wheels that lean or something. A scooter really. About 400 cc. I told him to drive it like everyopne else is out to get him.
  17. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Re: Dead Computer

    You guys are good. I'm still back in the soldering iron days. I once built a Heathkit.
  18. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Re: Dead Computer

    Still under repair. I did call the shop for an update but no response as yet. I hope they can fix it. I don't want to lay out 400-600 for a new box.
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    Re: Hi All, new to the forum.

    It's near Blue Ball, PA.
  20. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Update - played bocce Wednesday night right handed and won both matches. We're in first place. Biopsy report came back negative for melanoma cells in the surrounding tissue. Arm wrap came off but...
  21. Thread: Robocalls

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    Re: Robocalls

    Landline gets all the robocalls. If I don't recognize the numbetr, I don't pick it up. If it;s real and important, they;ll leave a message.
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    Re: Harley training wheels

    I had to get rid of my last motorcycle - a Honda CB1 - when it fell over in my driveway and I had to call my daughter to help me lift it up. It was fast though.
  23. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Re: Dead Computer

    I went to my ukulele meetup tonight. Hope I didn't do any damage. Played some songs from the 70s and 80s I never heard before and one blugrass number. Have a bocce match tomorrow night but will have...
  24. Thread: "Old Yeller II"

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    Re: "Old Yeller II"

    Max Balchowsky. Beat a lot of very expensive machinery.
  25. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Re: Dead Computer

    Surgery done and arm still attached but wrapped like a mummy. I watched almost the whole operation on a computer screen with a local instead of anesthesia because I drank a tiny bit of orange juice...
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