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  1. Re: how can i sure mice advantage exaclty the pros and cons of using one?

    I have used a track ball device for years and love it. Not having to pick the mouse up and put it down over and over and over and over just to navigate a page is the big advantage .. and you do not...
  2. Re: #1 Top 10 Best Jobs of 2012 - Software Engineer?

    Software Engineer has been a top tier and well paying job for years. Had a guy that worked for me while he was attending SF State and studying programming. Once he graduated (at the top of his...
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    having fun with scammers!

    Phone call yesterday afternoon:

    “Dis Microsof tegnical support: (hmmm) Reported you have bad virus on computer an you need have fix.”
    I say: “Don’t use Microsoft” and start laughing,
    He gets...
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    Re: what made you decide to use ubuntu?

    Got fed up with the amount of time and energy needed to keep an on line Windows machine operational and safe. Installed 6.04 and have never looked back. Gone through 3 physical hardware upgrades and...
  5. Re: What conditions do you think are required for the existence of consciousness?

    Then what would you call it when a plant can change it's attractant to change pollinators?
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    Re: Is it cruel to keep pets?

    on the tube .. therapy dogs visiting the hospitals in Boston and previously Newtown. Pretty well sums it up!
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    Re: Is it cruel to keep pets?

    Adding to this, Doctors and Psychologists recommend pets for the elderly as companions .. and there are service and companion dogs. .. then there are pets for the handicapped that help bring the...
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    Re: Is it cruel to keep pets?

    Look at it this way. Dogs and cats moved in with humans in pre-historic times .. it was a two way relationship.
    Dogs will protect their adopted owner from perceived harm. (defend the pack) No...
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    Re: Printing missing from menu?

    left click on file and scroll down.
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    Re: What do you use your Ubuntu for!?

    it is the OS on my primary computer and is used for about 98% of my computing .. and ALL of my on line usage. I have a separate box with xp on it that I use for photography and music/video editing...
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    Poll: Re: Do you actually print anything anymore?

    Associates use theirs for itinerary's, venue layouts, up close maps for general ideas, contracts, lodging verification, set lists .. all the things needed when you are on the road.
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    Poll: Re: Do you actually print anything anymore?

    Two printers .. a color laser and a high end photo printer ... guess what .. the photo printer prints photos!! The color laser does shipping labels & invoices, printouts of information, and...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Could someone point me in the right direction?

    I suspicion that the OP is trying to get Windows based games to work in Ubuntu .. which will not happen as we know. Not without installing Wine or Play on Linux or something similar.
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    [ubuntu] Re: What DELL model do you have?

    I built my own desktops. hands are too big to use a tiny keyboard on a laptop.
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    Re: Can malware kill a computer?

    Only if said virus or malware damaged track zero on the drive or re-flashed the bios. Not much of that around and it would take some steps over and above just clicking on a link to install those .....
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    [ubuntu] Re: How can i call with modem 56K?

    Think the OP is asking about setting up VoIP. But, could be wrong.
  17. Poll: Re: What sort of Music lets you concentrate better?

    something I do not have to CONCENTRATE on. New Age works for me. Being a sound engineer for years, I have the tendency to "take things apart" and listen to the individual contributions (and some of...
  18. Re: Your Internet Speeds

    Comcast: 31.60mbps down & 2.86mbps up. They are in the process of doubling that by the end of the month. NON contract .. considered entry level service, they offer much more at a premium rate.
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    [lubuntu] Re: sudden blackout crash

    Check your fans! It could be an overheating problem.
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    Re: trying to install my new printer

    Install HPLIP from the software center. See if that gives you the printer. I just installed an older HP color laser without a problem.
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    Re: A new social network in the works?

    What killed AOL was the page after page of banner ads!
    MySpace became a matter of loading time and speed ... the dozens of hidden scripts (mostly tracking for advertising purposes) added to the...
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    Re: How many of you love to touch type?

    The US Air Force taught me how to touch type years ago. Used it ever since. That is the big reason that I have a very difficult time using a tiny laptop keyboard .. and a miniature keyboard such as...
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    Re: Are the days of the desktop numbered?

    I can't type on a laptop and using a tablet is out of the question except for single letter entries using a stylus .. In order to touch type, I need a full sized keyboard and prefer an ergonomic one....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Clean up installation

    Many use the third party "ubuntu tweak" to do the clean up. I do, Run it about once a month. (get rid of those excess kernels) But, I store my pictures, videos & music off of my main hard drive, so...
  25. Thread: I think...

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    Re: I think...

    Have an acquaintance that is an official beta tester for Microsoft. He took 8 OFF of his everyday personal computer and reverted to 7 .. that was two months ago and he has NOT put it back on even...
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