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    This summer a Tornado went through just 20 miles south of me. The quake gave us a shaking and Irene left ponds, streams and rivers overflowing and closing local roads and bridges. I hope it's a quiet winter.
  2. I really like what Microsoft is doing with 8. It's nice to see them trying to "think different". If they truly move in this direction I'll be in line for a Windows 8 touch screen laptop.
  3. Apple put out a update yesterday that will block this and remove it if you do have it. If ever you click a link and a popup says you are infected click here to remove it "Don't do it".
  4. This newest (non)threat can be avoided by going to Safari > Preferences > General and making sure "Open safe files after downloading" is unchecked. Also if you go to a site and get a pop up that says your computer is infected click here to find how to remove viruses. "DON'T CLICK."
  5. Because I rarely use office apps I prefer iwork . I just like the simplicity of using it and that it make pretty reports and graphs with just a click. I do have MS office for mac on my work laptop but it sees very little use. If however I were to recommend a office suite for a office power user I would have to say MS Office.
  6. Hey Pete I don't think ISPs use DHCP just because they can then charge for a static ip, although it is a added perk. With DHCP they can in theory have more users then addresses. But I think they use DHCP so they don't have to manually assign ip's and then remove them from the address pool.
  7. Lot of rumors about apple this week. New Macbook Pros maybe this thursday and maybe iMacs also, both with Sandy Bridge. I have a ipad and love it but not sure what they could offer in version 2 that would me update. But then again a little faster processor could make me think about it. I also think Steve Jobs has a birthday this week... well that one's not a rumor.
  8. Microsift needs to work on their marketing, statements like this are just stupid. You can't say something is superior if it doesn't exist yet. They could use terms like "will be or should be superior". But then again how do you know what the other product will be like at the time of it's release.
  9. I take care of 90 laptops used by school students in classrooms. I keep the laptops plugged in and powered off whenever they are not in use. Sometime during breaks this can be weeks or even months during the summer. We have never had a battery overcharge. We also have some that still have the original batteries that are going on five years old. With all the students and teacher laptops we service probably over 1000, I find most batteries last about three to four years.
  10. Check your local UPS. They hire young guys this time of the year to load trucks during the christmas rush. They pay great, it's usually nights and you can go back to your old job after christmas.
  11. Maybe a half shaft broke. Pop noise, no drive and oil could be leaking from around trans outdrive. And you really don't want to go from a Honda to Volkswagen.
  12. Many times problems like this can be solved by trashing a .plist file. Look in your Library > Preference folder and find the office plist files and move them to desktop to put back lated if you want or just trash them. Also run the Microsoft updater to see if you need any updates.
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    Picture thread

    Looks like she's trying out for Riverdance.
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    Ridding the Mohawk Trail rt. 2 in Massachusetts came across this.
  15. The only thing that is really using any CPU is the task manager. Task manager is what you took a screen shot of. What exactly is slow about your computer?