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#79966 Feb 9, 2013
I'm up early at nicks. Can't leave yet, target doesn't open till eig. So I'm watching a show about a kitty prison program. They take cats out of kill shelters and put them in prisons and jails and the inmates get to volunteer a the shelter. Sheriff's idea. He said the cats teach the prisoners compassion and responsibility, and depression levels have dropped and behavioral problems greatly reduced. Win-win-win.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#79967 Feb 9, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Computer purchase nightmare.
My old computer died.
My husband brought me a Dell Vostro he wasn't using in his office. It kept crashing and eleting things.
He was not able to fix it. I gave up and went to Dell's website on Feb 1. Had a nice IM chat with a guy there, chose the configuration and placed the order based on sales guy's recommednation and the website notation that it would be delivered by Feb 4.
Feb 4 I get an email that it will be delayed until the 12th.
Today I get an email that says that maybe they can ship on the 18th.
I call. I talk to 2 people with Indian acccents who tell me the model was never available in stock, that there is a glitch in the manufacturing process and that teh 18th is not a guarantied date.
I cancelled. Micahel Dell can take his company private and stick it private. I am searching for a website to share my experience
Now I am back in the market. Many of the places I go are blocked on the office computer. My smart phone sucks for anything than casual browsing and I will not pay bills off that thing, no security as far as I am concerned.
I would be happy to have suggestions on where to go next. It has been since the 1st of the year since I have a computer at home. I can't even look up phone numbers easily.
ARGHHHH!!!( caps intended)
I have had such good luck with HP that I stick with HP now. I just purchased an HP quad core with 1 terabyte of HD and all the bells and whistles, including full version of MS Office (yes!) and it came with antivirus for life and 24/7 for life HP help online and if they can't fix it online -- free shipping both ways (life of the computer). And it's pretty.:)

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#79968 Feb 9, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I'm up early at nicks. Can't leave yet, target doesn't open till eig. So I'm watching a show about a kitty prison program. They take cats out of kill shelters and put them in prisons and jails and the inmates get to volunteer a the shelter. Sheriff's idea. He said the cats teach the prisoners compassion and responsibility, and depression levels have dropped and behavioral problems greatly reduced. Win-win-win.
What an excellent idea.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79969 Feb 9, 2013
Ok. I take back what I said about Journey. Watching a concert on Palladia. Asian Steve Perry is pretty good.

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Since: Mar 09

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#79970 Feb 9, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I have had such good luck with HP that I stick with HP now. I just purchased an HP quad core with 1 terabyte of HD and all the bells and whistles, including full version of MS Office (yes!) and it came with antivirus for life and 24/7 for life HP help online and if they can't fix it online -- free shipping both ways (life of the computer). And it's pretty.:)
I always buy HP. I've had a few others, Gateway, Compaq, IBM, etc., back in the day, but I always go with HP....except not there's windows 8 and I freaking hate it. I installed it on this laptop and gave it a few days then I had to uninstall it. I hate it. Did I say I hate it? I'm going to call HP and see if they can make me one that comes with windows 7, but I doubt it. I'll just have to go to Apple. <shrug>

Since: Jan 10

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#79971 Feb 9, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Ok. I take back what I said about Journey. Watching a concert on Palladia. Asian Steve Perry is pretty good.
I'm a big Journey fan and have most of their CDs.

But Asian Steve Perry? Is that the guy they replaced Steve Perry with who looks a little like him (like the hair) and REALLY sounds a lot like him?

Since: Jan 10

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#79972 Feb 9, 2013
I hope jess is doing okay! Nick said one town in CT already had 34 FREAKING INCHES OF SNOW this morning!9999

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#79973 Feb 9, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I always buy HP. I've had a few others, Gateway, Compaq, IBM, etc., back in the day, but I always go with HP....except not there's windows 8 and I freaking hate it. I installed it on this laptop and gave it a few days then I had to uninstall it. I hate it. Did I say I hate it? I'm going to call HP and see if they can make me one that comes with windows 7, but I doubt it. I'll just have to go to Apple. <shrug>
both dell and hp offer hard drives loaded with New Coke er I mean windows 7

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Since: Jun 09

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#79974 Feb 9, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I hope jess is doing okay! Nick said one town in CT already had 34 FREAKING INCHES OF SNOW this morning!9999
She is further south.This looked like it followed Sandy's path.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79975 Feb 9, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
But Asian Steve Perry? Is that the guy they replaced Steve Perry with who looks a little like him (like the hair) and REALLY sounds a lot like him?
Who? Nooo. Asian Steve Perry is the 6'5" black guy with the 17 inch afro, that dresses like Bootsy Collins and sounds like BArry White.
:)

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#79976 Feb 9, 2013
PE, late to the show, i know, but i can chime in on apple... the mini is a desk top "box" that's fully loaded. the iMac is the desk top wiht the monitor built in. I went wiht a mac book 13". the newer ones are not incuding DVD/CD players anymore, but there is an external drive available if you need that functionality. i do have the Office programs on here.

Also, to anyone on a laptop only - look into a program called One Password. it's a program that stores all your passwords under a master, monster password. it also creates "gobbledygook" passwords that are complex enough to be secure. Best of all, you don't have to think when you start a new account or remember! It was one of my conditions of moving to a laptop only that i have some sort of security like this if i were to switch to a portable device.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#79977 Feb 9, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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Who? Nooo. Asian Steve Perry is the 6'5" black guy with the 17 inch afro, that dresses like Bootsy Collins and sounds like BArry White.
:)
Seriously? You gotta post a youtube link.

Since: Jan 10

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#79978 Feb 9, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>
Who? Nooo. Asian Steve Perry is the 6'5" black guy with the 17 inch afro, that dresses like Bootsy Collins and sounds like BArry White.
:)
I have never heard of this.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79979 Feb 9, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I have never heard of this.
I'M KIDDING!

Of course Asian Steve Perry is the guy they replaced Steve Perry with who looks a little like him (like the hair) and REALLY sounds a lot like him.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#79980 Feb 9, 2013
Hi! We only got about 8 inches. We were outside for about 2 hours shoveling, clearing cars, helping neighbors, snowblowing (first time we used it and my husband filled it with gas over a year ago, so I don't know if stale gas was the reason we had a hard time getting it started but it took us a while) and building a fort.

The sun is out now and helping to melt the areas that were shoveled. Our area has power, thankfully. My cousin lives in RI, though. They were hit pretty hard.

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Since: Mar 09

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#79981 Feb 9, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
PE, late to the show, i know, but i can chime in on apple... the mini is a desk top "box" that's fully loaded. the iMac is the desk top wiht the monitor built in. I went wiht a mac book 13". the newer ones are not incuding DVD/CD players anymore, but there is an external drive available if you need that functionality. i do have the Office programs on here.
Also, to anyone on a laptop only - look into a program called One Password. it's a program that stores all your passwords under a master, monster password. it also creates "gobbledygook" passwords that are complex enough to be secure. Best of all, you don't have to think when you start a new account or remember! It was one of my conditions of moving to a laptop only that i have some sort of security like this if i were to switch to a portable device.
Oh he way cool. Thanks. I am forever having to reset my PW because I forget which one goes with which account.

Since: Jan 10

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#79982 Feb 9, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> I'M KIDDING!
Of course Asian Steve Perry is the guy they replaced Steve Perry with who looks a little like him (like the hair) and REALLY sounds a lot like him.
You turd!! I'll get you! and your pugs, too!

Since: Nov 09

Danielson, CT

#79983 Feb 9, 2013
We got about 7 inches in upstate New York. We went outside to start shoveling and this beautiful man pulled up in his truck and plowed our driveway for us! It was awesome and saved us like 2 hours of work!

Since: Jan 10

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#79984 Feb 9, 2013
JLDean wrote:
We got about 7 inches in upstate New York. We went outside to start shoveling and this beautiful man pulled up in his truck and plowed our driveway for us! It was awesome and saved us like 2 hours of work!
That is wonderful!

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Since: Jun 09

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#79985 Feb 9, 2013
JLDean wrote:
We got about 7 inches in upstate New York. We went outside to start shoveling and this beautiful man pulled up in his truck and plowed our driveway for us! It was awesome and saved us like 2 hours of work!
That is so cool! I love when unexpected things like that happen :)

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