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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.:)

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Feb 9, 2013
 
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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.

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Ok. I take back what I said about Journey. Watching a concert on Palladia. Asian Steve Perry is pretty good.

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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>

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Feb 9, 2013
 
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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?

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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

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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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Feb 9, 2013
 
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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.

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Feb 9, 2013
 
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
:)
I have never heard of this.

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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.

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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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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.

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<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!

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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!

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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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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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Feb 10, 2013
 
Mostly for Tonka:
The Cider Summit was phenomonal. I talked to the organizer. By about 3:30, a little more than 1/2 way through the scheduled event, they had in excess of 3X the expected attendance. By 4 some of the tables were running out of the products with the better buzz.

They are looking at Atlanta, but Orlando was not on their radar. It sounded like the limits are more based on production capabilities of the breweries as much as the market for the product.

If you wanted to lobby for an Orlando location, I have the guys name and email.

There were no European breweries, manyUS for all regions that grow apples, a number of British/Scottish and I think Irish breweries and at least one New Zealand product.

Here are my picks

Angry Orchard Apple Ginger worth buying. I have bought otehr Angry Orchard brews and would have avoided their table, but lots of people were praising this one and it was good. When I went to teh liquor store, I found that it is only being sold in a multi12 pack. The sales guy said tehy couldnt make enough to sell on its own.

Black Star Farms Sirius Maple Dessert. High alcohol cntent tastes very close to a good Cream Sherry. We shared sips and tehn my BIL dumped some thinner cider he wasn't keen about in the cup and teh mix was almost better than anything poured. If you were going to mix it, I'd suggest one of the Crispin brews.

California Cider Co, Ace Joker- dry, not fruity or apple-y. Its good but just okay. Other people around liked their perry ( pear cider) though.

Citizen Cider Unified Press, moderate dry. My BIL liked this one. I tasted their bRose ( not a typo). I wouldn't spend a drink ticket on my own on this one. My sister didn't like it either. Kind of sweet in a Lancers Rose way.

Farnum Hill Ciders. Farmhouse. No bubbles at all. Very dry. I could tell it was apple based but no sufgar sweetness at all. This would be a good substitute for a dry white wine.

Orchard Gate Thistly Cross Whiskey Cask. This is very good. There is a peat-y quality to it and a good appple taste present without being too dry or too sweet. It does better chilled but it didn't last long enough to get to room temperature. I went back for seconds and went out today to buy some. Other people liked the Thistly Cross Traditional but I didn't taste it because after my second Whiskey Cask I was getting slightly fried. My liquor store had two or three botles on the shelf. I now own them.(The label calls it Glen-something or other whiskey cask)

Samuel Smith Organic. A bit sweet but good apple taste. I like it and will buy it as soon as I finish the Whiskey Cask.

Shelton Bros Zeffer Apple Cider from NZ. A little light, but much better than the Crispin line. My sister and BIL like things from NZ. They sai this reminds them on Vino Verte or a Prosecco.

Vander Mill Totally Roasted. very good. there is a very small hint of cinnamon, but this is definitely not a spiced cider. I went out Sunday to find this and bought a bottle.

Virtue Cider Mitten. awful. However, this is teh stuff we mixed with teh Maple Sirius that made such a fabulous mix.

Prima ran out before I got to front of line. However the sales guy at the liqour store was there at the end of the event and they apparently pulled out some bottles found in the back of someone's basement. Liquor guy got to taste that, said it was really good and we discussed whether cider would age well in bottles like wine. Apparently Prima will. The liquor store had a coupel varieties on the shelf.

And, standing at the far end of Navy Pier on a cold sunny afternoon, we turned and faced O'Hare to the northwest and my sister, BIL and friend and I raised our cups to Moon and Mimi, then pivoted to I-80 and saluted Union Maid and then... we drank.

Definitely worth breaking the diet for.I cannot remeber the last time I was that tipsy. Very glad we took the CTA.

The afternoon and the post were Sublime.

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