Topix Chitown Regulars

Since: Aug 08

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#81659 Mar 3, 2013
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>I have no problem with the attorneys first rule (I benefited from that a long time ago in shady circumstances),and agree about the cops giving a free pass to other cops. My afore-mentioned CPD ex-mr. wonderful told me he will never try to stop two speeding cars in a row cause one is sure to be another cop. I guess growing up in a town that was known for the outfit making the rules and also being in Chicago past and present I've gotten more insensitive to a lot of minor indiscretions. And I mean minor.

However, saying that there should be cops at every bar to catch the DUI's is ridiculous on it's own, let alone from someone who keeps crabbing about paying more taxes.

Maybe there should be a campaign started wherein we could allocate our tax dollars only to where we want them to go.
I never said there should be cops at every bar. I said:

"It's known that most folks leaving bars are drunk and if they focused on that half as much as they focus on pulling over folks speeding, we'd have a lot less drunk driving fatalities."

The point being, if safety were the primary concern they would focus far more in that type of driver verses someone doing 10mph over the speed limit. Speed traps are where the $$ is at and that is their primary concern ... It's just cloaked in safety.

on another nite, what a Blackhawks game! Holy schmoely!!!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81660 Mar 3, 2013
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
So do I, and beyond. We survived, there will always be changes. Bad and good. Way back when stores all would have to sell products at a set price by the manufacturers. That was before my purchasing days. I think it was called Fair Trade Act. And there are others that would be unheard of today.
There will always be something that pizzes of someone, but I think the sense of self-entitlement and the "all about me" factor is much more prevalent then years ago.
It's not easy to be one of the two wise ones here.
Not wise ( assuming your are talking about me), its that we have mileage and intact memories.(Do you really have a 50 year old son?- you sound younger than that)

Since: Aug 08

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#81661 Mar 3, 2013
Hawks just won in a shoot out, which is even better 'cause I hate Detroit. Sa-weet.

The streak continues...

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#81662 Mar 3, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't forget ( or perhaps remember to remember ) that he also put in wage and price freezes and controls... Da*m conservatives.
(I was there. I remember)
Well I was just a little kid (I love being able to say that) but I remember it happening.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81663 Mar 4, 2013
Morning all,
I have finally eaten my first "scone" I remember you guys talking about them alot, never knew what the heck they were. Well my neighbor just brought me over a couple (lemon/rosemary)
So a scone is basically a glazed biscuit, kinda disappointing.
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#81664 Mar 4, 2013

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81665 Mar 4, 2013
So all you peeps with tablets!
Whats the deal with them, what should I look for, how do they connect to the inet, is the 150 tablet as good as the 300 tablet.

Basics
Inet
ability for usb or CF type card
How do I set up my phone to be a hotspot for it?
Do they have hard drives?

Thanks in advance
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#81666 Mar 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Not wise ( assuming your are talking about me), its that we have mileage and intact memories.(Do you really have a 50 year old son?- you sound younger than that)
I am talking about you. I think the mileage and intact memories do make us wise. At the very least loads of common sense. Doesn't apply to everyone older, of course.

I've had an out of the ordinary life style that warped my mind. Wish the body felt that young.I can still be a cranky old broad. And revel in it.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81667 Mar 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
So all you peeps with tablets!
Whats the deal with them, what should I look for, how do they connect to the inet, is the 150 tablet as good as the 300 tablet.
Basics
Inet
ability for usb or CF type card
How do I set up my phone to be a hotspot for it?
Do they have hard drives?
Thanks in advance
Inet is same as a smartphone. When I got my Galaxy III last summer, Verizon ws telling me all the things I could have on my Inet account and tablets were on the list.

End of expertise.

When I was shopping for my new desktop last month, our office IT manager told me to look at Cnet.com for good reliable information. I , being a non-techy, also relied heavily on teh ratings and analyses in Consumer Reports.These days it seems like tablets and laptop and smartphones predominate in that magazine.

End of resources

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81668 Mar 4, 2013
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
I am talking about you. I think the mileage and intact memories do make us wise. At the very least loads of common sense. Doesn't apply to everyone older, of course.
I've had an out of the ordinary life style that warped my mind. Wish the body felt that young.I can still be a cranky old broad. And revel in it.
I wish you had been around when Andie J was here. You are almost two of a kind.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81669 Mar 4, 2013
Ha,
My neighbor went out and "Warmed" up her car this morning was like 45. bitter cold!
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#81670 Mar 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
So all you peeps with tablets!
Whats the deal with them, what should I look for, how do they connect to the inet, is the 150 tablet as good as the 300 tablet.
Basics
Inet
ability for usb or CF type card
How do I set up my phone to be a hotspot for it?
Do they have hard drives?
Thanks in advance
Research:
http://reviews.cnet.com/best-tablets/

I have a cheapie off brand one and even that has a card slot.
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#81671 Mar 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>I wish you had been around when Andie J was here. You are almost two of a kind.
I was reading then but not posting. I remember that I enjoyed her. Such a loss.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#81672 Mar 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
So all you peeps with tablets!
Whats the deal with them, what should I look for, how do they connect to the inet, is the 150 tablet as good as the 300 tablet.
Basics
Inet
ability for usb or CF type card
How do I set up my phone to be a hotspot for it?
Do they have hard drives?
Thanks in advance
Is a $150 one goodas a $300 one? Is a Toyota Corolla as good as a Lexus? No. But depending on what you are going to use it for, it might do the job just as well. It just won't be as fast or have the same amount of bells and whistles.

Inet - you either have to buy one with a monthly data plan thru a cell provider or you have to have a wifi router set up at home so you can use your wirelessly connect to your home internet connection thatyou are already paying for. Phone companies are starting to offer the ability to pay something like $10 extra a month if you wantto add a tablet to your existing cell phone data plan.

USB - they will all plug into your computer if you wantto transfer files. Few if any have a USB port for you plug a USB ddrive into. Some have a memory card slot, some don't.

Phone hotspot - depends on the carrier - ATT branded phones have disabled the menu option to turn your phone into a wifi hotspot(but they have not disabled the functionality, so you can use other programs to turn it on). My co-worker has another carrier, and they have disabled the funtionality altogether. They want you to pay the extra monthly fee to be able to use that functionality.

Hard drive - no. A hard drive has an actual spinning disk in it. They do not have hard drives, but they do have flash memory which serves the same purpose. So a low end one will have 8 or 16 GB, a higher end will have 32 or 64 gb.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81673 Mar 4, 2013
Thanks!
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
Research:
http://reviews.cnet.com/best-tablets/
I have a cheapie off brand one and even that has a card slot.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#81674 Mar 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
Morning all,

So a scone is basically a glazed biscuit, kinda disappointing.
Right? I don't buy them too often. I do like them (certain ones) with some butter though. Some people use clotted cream (confession: I don't know what clotted cream is) or honey, or jam, or even cream cheese. <shrug> Try a cranberry/orange one...my favorite.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81675 Mar 4, 2013
Thanks Tonka,
I will need to get some hands on time at best buy or walmart. Not really sure what I would use it for other than jacking into Topix after I lock up the laptop.
Can you stream from netflix with a slower cpu? What would be a min cpu speed (in your view).
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>
Is a $150 one goodas a $300 one? Is a Toyota Corolla as good as a Lexus? No. But depending on what you are going to use it for, it might do the job just as well. It just won't be as fast or have the same amount of bells and whistles.
Inet - you either have to buy one with a monthly data plan thru a cell provider or you have to have a wifi router set up at home so you can use your wirelessly connect to your home internet connection thatyou are already paying for. Phone companies are starting to offer the ability to pay something like $10 extra a month if you wantto add a tablet to your existing cell phone data plan.
USB - they will all plug into your computer if you wantto transfer files. Few if any have a USB port for you plug a USB ddrive into. Some have a memory card slot, some don't.
Phone hotspot - depends on the carrier - ATT branded phones have disabled the menu option to turn your phone into a wifi hotspot(but they have not disabled the functionality, so you can use other programs to turn it on). My co-worker has another carrier, and they have disabled the funtionality altogether. They want you to pay the extra monthly fee to be able to use that functionality.
Hard drive - no. A hard drive has an actual spinning disk in it. They do not have hard drives, but they do have flash memory which serves the same purpose. So a low end one will have 8 or 16 GB, a higher end will have 32 or 64 gb.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#81676 Mar 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
Thanks!
<quoted text>
Just get the Galaxy tablet. It's the best one out there. I would have kept the one I had, but I didn't use it as much as I thought I would. Expensive toy. <shrug> Also, they are Android so you don't have the whole "Apple owns you" thing going on. Unless you're one of those Apple fanatics, if so I apologize (she says as she puts the mac book air into her shopping cart).

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#81677 Mar 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
Thanks Tonka,
I will need to get some hands on time at best buy or walmart. Not really sure what I would use it for other than jacking into Topix after I lock up the laptop.
Can you stream from netflix with a slower cpu? What would be a min cpu speed (in your view).
<quoted text>
I don't have netflix, but my tablet is a year and a half old and no longer in production. I have no problem with youtube. I imagine most mid-range and probably low end ones sold today would do just fine.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#81678 Mar 4, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
It's illegal to drive drunk afterglow and police would just be doing their job,...
I just had to laugh at this.

Clearly Sub is trying to say after all, but his autofill filled in afterglow.

What are you usually typing, Sub, that this is what it picks?
:D

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