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Ski52

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About Ski52

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  • Birthday 12/30/1947
  • Age 71

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  • Location
    Palm Bay, Florida
  • Interests
    46 years of computers & I have given up learning how to use a Mac
    3D Printing
    Woodworking
    R/C Aircraft & Boats
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    Windows 10
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    HP
    3.2 Ghz I5
    12 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 5TB Storage
    Solidoodle 2PRO 3D printer
  • Age 71

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  1. Ski52

    Today's Cartoons

    The Wizard applies to Florida flys this year
  2. Ski52

    Fran's Favorites

    Herman got a big laff out of this one....
  3. Ski52

    Climate Change

    Ya know, I've said many times over many years, and I beleive it, that, although we shouldn't, we can almost do what we want... When Mother Nature tires of the human, she'll do to us what she did to the dinasours.
  4. No. I am my family. Besides, in Florida, the only way to get away from an impending storm is to leave long before it's even near. Can't go east, west or south - run out of land. By the time you decide to go, the 2 Interstates that can get you out are parking lots. So, just get another case of beer, a few candles, and hunker down.
  5. Ski52

    Memorial Day 2019

    For real Hero!
  6. Reason I ask, I may have a way to stop all robo calls, but I don't know if the equipment is available to anyone or it's expense. You all know, if you call almost any non-residental phone, you get - press 1 for something, press 2 for something else, if you pressed 2, press 3 now... What I want is something that announces even before the first ring - "press any key to continue." I say befor the first ring because my TV shows the incomming # about 2 - 3 seconds before it rings - I have Spectrum TV, unfortunitely. I beleive something like that would stop all robo calls, until the scum figured how to get around it. Thoughts??
  7. Ski52

    Do I FDisk & Format or what??

    Will try that later today when it gets too warm to work outside.
  8. Ski52

    Do I FDisk & Format or what??

    May have to do that Rok. You know I should have stuck with Linux a little more - I got a registration no. from about 25 years ago. I think I still have an original Red Hat distro, plus a few others. I think they are still around here. My Mac runs a deritive of Unix I beleive. Got a little into that when I worked for Sun Micro some 22 or 23 years ago.... I hate getting old! I still haven't decided what I want to do when I grow up.
  9. Ski52

    Do I FDisk & Format or what??

    Nodsh - thanx for the reply. I may have to beg assistance from Broni again, I thought we had it licked. I tried the recommendations on the net, and now the hidden network doesn't show in Device Manager, I deleted it, but it still shows in Settings > Show available networks. And, I just noticed, in the red box above, is says 'An administrator...' , could mean anyone. I even tried renaming the AllShare progrem to Junk.exe. Still no-go. For some reason, an administrator don't want me to run that program, maybe it would give me back network connectivity, wouldn't that be something... Maybe Broni will read this and take pity, otherwise I will ask for help...
  10. About 6 - 8 weeks ago, Broni helped me try to get rid of a root kit virus, nasty thing. It literally destroyed my win7 laptop, and I think it even crossed my now defunct home network and screwed with the IMac, but the Mac fought most of it off, I think. I blitzed the laptop and reinstalled win7, and now have forgotton the password - it figures. Those are not the problem, it's my main machine - it keeps doing strange things, such as - on Yahoo, my home page, I used to have 4 weather locations in order to raz the family about their sub zero temps from 85 - 90 degree Florida. Now, no matter what I do, I only have my home location. I follow Yahoo's instructions to get other weather locations, and save them, but it don't work. Just today I tried to install a program I used for some time to connect to the 3 smart TV's I have - Samsungs AllShare. This is what I get when I try to install it... I envoke 'Run as Administrator', and the UAC is turned off, or at it's lowest level. I have 50 or so movies on the computer that I periodically watch to see if I want to waste a DVD on. The TV's can find the directory where the movies are, drive Q:/, but can't connect to my server. I no longer have my 'SkisHouse' network, it's gone. I changed my TV/Phone/Network provider a year ago, I know its exactly a year ago, cuz my bill just went up some 35.00. Prior to this root kit, everything seemed to work. Also can someone tell me what the #$%^ this is... I can't do anything with it. I beleive it's in my house because of the strength - and I beleive it is the administrator that I can't overcome. I want it gone!! Can you still fdisk and format a drive? I know drive structures have changed over the years, and it's been a while... I have a 2TB system drive, partitioned into a lot of drives, is there a way around cleaning this mess up, or do I just spend the next week or so trying to recover all the stuff? I also have 3 more TB attached, but I think they are safe, I hope... Wide open for suggestions here.... Ski
  11. Ski52

    DVD burner freezing

    Food for thought... it is possible the newer peripherals won't run on XP, the drivers, although they load, may not work. I say this cuz I have a Win7 laptop that won't run Win8 or 10. After much searching, the onboard video card won't handle either, and is not upgradeable. Just a thought. You need to seriously consider upgrading XP.
  12. Ski52

    general

    Most drive manufacturers have a diag program specific to their drives available on their sites. I have never seen a processor actually run if they are failing - they either go or no go. I used to have a RAM diag that checked each block by writing - verifying - and erasing, but with 16+ gig, I don't think I'll live long enough, I'll look for it tho. There are a lot of freebee's and trials out there, ya just gotta find them.. Ski Check PassMark's site they have a lot of diags software, free for home use or 30 days. We used to use a lot of their stuff building 'government' computers...
  13. Ski52

    RATS!!!

    They may not be gone... Keep ya posted..
  14. Ski52

    RATS!!!

    Well, I think I finally got rid of them! The fan in the car quit - no air, no heat zip... made the car almost undriveable. Took the fan out, it was jammed with ?stuff? Most of it was the cabin air filter, the one you never hear of. This is what was left... Vacuumed all the remnants out, and cleaned up under the hood where they had chewed some foam rubber sealing pieces and some other rubber stuff - also cleaned out the 'nest' in the airbox below the air filter. Left everything for 2 days. No signs of activity. Before, I would clean it up and start over again the next day. Rok, your trap was a little big to put under the hood of the car, I still may put one out back near the shed tho. I bought a couple of battery (C cells) power high pitched - 12Khz - 'pest chasers'. Mounted one under the hood and tossed the other inside the car - it"s for my truck, but later. They work! I can't hear then, even with my hearing aids cranked up, but my son and the neighbor's kid can ... So for now, they're gone. If they return, I'm gonna call an exterminator, I aint going thru this again!! Now... to handle the stink!!!
  15. Ski52

    RATS!!!

    Don't know where to put this, so I'll start here. Been in my house for 31+ years, never had a known problem - until about 8 - 10 mo ago. Rats are in my shed, I can probably take care of that, but as of about 2 months ago, they have taken up residence in both my truck and car, under the hood. I never would have known if it wasn't for my dog. She won't stay away from the wheel wells. They are in my neighbor's cars/trucks also. My son and me were looking under the hood of my truck last evening, and he says '....look at this little SOB looking right back at me!!!' they were in the recess where the hood hinges hide. They have disabled Bill's mower by chewing thru the gas lines. I searched and bought some 'pet friendly' rat poison - Rat-X. But they just seem to think I'm feeding them. I have ordered 2 electronic devices that are supposed to work - we'll see. But until they get here, I don't know what to do. I don't need them chewing cables and hoses. Home Depot & Lowes sell different types of poisons, but I don't want to kill off all the dogs, cats and small kids in the neighborhood. If I can't find a way, I'll do what no one else will try - I'll call an exterminator, but I think that is just putting a band-aid on an amputation. Old wife's tale - Irish Spring bar soap. They don't like the smell. Got some, I'm gonna run it thru the cheese grater and spread it around. I am completely open for other suggestions that are somewhat safe. Last resort is some type of kill spray... really don't want to do that...........yet!
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