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  • Member since
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  • From: Douglas AZ
For those who follow my nonsense
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:23 PM

Apperently My Dell laptop has reached the end of it's usefull life. There was some sort of update and now I cant access my postimage account. This means I cannot post picture's at the moment.

I'm also having trouble typing , the cursor keep's running off into Oblivion and sometimes take's my word's with it ( hope their having a good time )

I keep having to edit my post's because word's are missing  ......

Anybody have some DuctTape ????   Or a "Bigger" hammer ?????

If I dissapear for a few days its' not because I'm unhappy with the FSM forum, or upset with anyone here .....

It's because I took my compootor and "CHAINED" it to the back of my truck ..... and dragged it out into the wood's ..... and left it to die in the wild! 

( Watch..... some Antelope will find it and start posting in my place ! )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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    April, 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:28 PM

I have trashed three Dell computers over the last 10 years.  They, and their tech support from India are worthless. 

I now have an Apple iMac and find it much less troublesome.  

I like your idea of dragging it behind the truck!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:38 PM

Poor nigerian students would love. it. I'm somewhat in the same boat, I think the latest Windows updates have kind of toasted it.

I paid $ 165 to have it all cleaned up, but anything more and I'm going to take it out back for target practice.

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:08 PM

Sticky key?  Spacebar?

I once thought I had a virus when I unknowingly enabled the voice to text feature...lol. I'd start typing and the cursor would jump around.  Then I'd start with a bunch of explicatives and it would get worse.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:31 PM

I get that alot from Siri

 

"Bill, there's no need to use that language".

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:11 AM

Throw it in the ocean... salt water and electronics do not get along... better than dragging behind a truck...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:28 AM

My community has an E-scrap recycle program every April. They collect up TVs, computers, printers, cell phones, etc. and they get recycled properly.

Last year, I got real lucky. I had a pair of old dehumidifiers that I had registered with the manufacturer. Both were almost 10 years old. Both were recalled and I was instructed to take a photo of the units with the power cord cut and a photo of the data plate. They then sent me two brand new ones for free. This happened just before the E-scrap date.

The older of the two was ready for the scrap heap. The newer of the two was suffering from what the recall was for. I am glad I received notification about it and unplugged it. Got rid of two old dehumidifiers and replaced them with two brand new ones for free.

Any way, I dropped those, a few old laptops and a bunch of printer cartridges at the E-scrap site.

fox
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    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:45 PM

My dad used to have a solution to any and all problems. Find the center of whatever needs fixing and hit it hard with a hammer. Problem solved one way or another.

I never followed that advice but there were times........................

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:03 PM

Ours has that too, much more frequently. Amazing how much ewaste there is.

 

I take my cartridges to Staples, actually get money for them.

Which leads to a completely arbitrary thought.

Growing up in California, by the end of the 50's and into the 60's, the landscape was dominated by auto junk yards. Don't see that so much anymore.

 

Bill

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, January 22, 2018 9:55 PM

OK . I managed to find a "Backdoor" into my Postimage account.

I have to enter EACH step of the prosses as I go, and then take one step back to go one step forward    

EXAMPLE: I enter postimage.org   Then the page turn's into postimages/login

Then enter :  postimage/login  Then I can log in. Once I'm logged in it change's to postimages.org/my images

Then enter :  postimage/my images

after three or four more step's I  have to upload a picture to a gallery before I can get into one of my 4 Gallery's

To change Gallery's , I have to do it ALL over again ..... It's stupid slow but you will all be thrilled ( or not )  that I can now  post my nonsense again.... like so ...

I think someone "Hacked" their way into my account. I'm still trying to change my password without totally screwing up my account.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 9:53 AM

Yeah "G' ;

 Me too .

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Thursday, April 05, 2018 3:06 PM

Rob Gronovius

Last year, I got real lucky. I had a pair of old dehumidifiers that I had registered with the manufacturer. Both were almost 10 years old. Both were recalled and I was instructed to take a photo of the units with the power cord cut and a photo of the data plate. They then sent me two brand new ones for free. This happened just before the E-scrap date.

The older of the two was ready for the scrap heap. The newer of the two was suffering from what the recall was for. I am glad I received notification about it and unplugged it. Got rid of two old dehumidifiers and replaced them with two brand new ones for free.

I once got a humidifier and a dehumidifier for my birthday. So, I put them both in a closet, plugged them in and turned them on, closed the door, and let them battle it out..... Propeller Cool

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 06, 2018 4:45 PM

My father in law had a beloved set of Nikon binoculars that went to many air races.

One of the optics came loose inside, so with a little research I discovered that they had a lifetime warranty.

I sent them in, Nikon wrote me back and suggested that they had use of the old parts in the thing, and offered a brand new unit. I thought he'd be nostalgic, but he readily agreed.

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7:58 AM

Hi Bill !

 I had a Nikon , Model unremembered . I bought it from a retired reporter who used it in his Job on the Arkansas newspapers . It had more lenses than I had children ! 

 It was damaged from the shockwave of Challenger . They actually replaced it with a new one that still used the older lenses . 

 But I will say this . It took better pictures at 35 mm. than any of my digitals do . I sold it when i was traveling , to some fellow that took wild-life photos for his job in Montana .

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:02 AM

Ah!

 I have a Dell . Now fifteen years old . I have replaced the hard drive and periphials because I got hacked ! Other than that , it has served me well .

 It was bought used from a lawyer in Alabama . He used it for his legal work . It took some getting used to . Since the repair it hasn't let me do anything I shouldn't .

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:24 PM

Cadet Chuck

I have trashed three Dell computers over the last 10 years.  They, and their tech support from India are worthless. 

I now have an Apple iMac and find it much less troublesome.  

Dell computers are all that my company uses (world-wide, over 5,000 users, plus most of our cancer treatment equipment uses Dell as well), and my current one is over two years old, with no issues so far. My previous Dell I had for 5+ years, with no problems, and the one before that was error-free, too (all company computers, used for personal use as well. I'm typing this on my Dell company laptop). Not sure why you've had such bad experiences with yours, Tanker. But, I've heard others complain about Dell, too. I've only heard about a few of my co-workers having issues in the past, but nothing major.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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    January, 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Monday, June 04, 2018 12:31 PM

GMorrison

Poor nigerian students would love. it. I'm somewhat in the same boat, I think the latest Windows updates have kind of toasted it.

I paid $ 165 to have it all cleaned up, but anything more and I'm going to take it out back for target practice.

 

 

Yeah, you gotta love the vendors who post updates to their stuff that renders your stuff unusable.  I've had that happen on a couple of Apple products.  Luckily, so far, incompatible OS updates will fail to start if they aren't compatible with the hardware. 

So far.......

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, June 04, 2018 5:14 PM

Tanker - Builder

Hi Bill !

 I had a Nikon , Model unremembered . I bought it from a retired reporter who used it in his Job on the Arkansas newspapers . It had more lenses than I had children ! 

Yep, I had a Nikkormat that I bought used from a newspaper lady. Best 35 mm camera I ever owned. Built like a brick you-know-what.

I've always bought Dells for my business since they became available and the only started buying Windows machines when the choices expanded from expensive HP machines. They work fine, but they do die with heavy usage. I'm typing on one right now.

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    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Monday, June 04, 2018 9:26 PM

Devil Dawg

 

 
Cadet Chuck

I have trashed three Dell computers over the last 10 years.  They, and their tech support from India are worthless. 

I now have an Apple iMac and find it much less troublesome.  

 

 

Dell computers are all that my company uses (world-wide, over 5,000 users, plus most of our cancer treatment equipment uses Dell as well), and my current one is over two years old, with no issues so far. My previous Dell I had for 5+ years, with no problems, and the one before that was error-free, too (all company computers, used for personal use as well. I'm typing this on my Dell company laptop). Not sure why you've had such bad experiences with yours, Tanker. But, I've heard others complain about Dell, too. I've only heard about a few of my co-workers having issues in the past, but nothing major.

 

I have used Dell for years and they have served me very well. My current PC is 5 plus years old and going strong. My family uses Dell, same thing, doing well. A couple friends I know use Dell, they like them. I will not hesitate to buy another Dell when the time comes.

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, June 04, 2018 10:09 PM

   OH MY GOD .... IM BACK ON !!!!!

Testing ....

             Testing .....

        ( is this thing on ?????? )

You guy's have NO idea what I have gone through to get this pile of ( explitive deleated)  to work again. I dont know how long my "Hack" will last, so I will be "FURIOUSLY" posting untill it catche's fire !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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