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76  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 13, 2014, 05:06:47 PM
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77  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 13, 2014, 03:58:31 PM
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78  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 13, 2014, 03:26:15 PM
Can I get ^that^ in poster size for my office?

Poster size is out there I guess.  Biggest I have is what's posted here.  500 x 388.

If you're just joking... then...  Grin smiley
79  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2008 / Re: Coin Jar Calculator on: May 13, 2014, 01:45:46 PM
Maybe another coin jar to calculate.   Grin   I suppose, in the right setting, these still work?

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80  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 13, 2014, 11:54:20 AM
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81  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 13, 2014, 11:53:06 AM
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82  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 13, 2014, 10:15:19 AM
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83  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Are Recovery Disks Brand Specific? on: May 12, 2014, 09:29:45 AM
It depends. Quickest way to find out is to try. General rule of thumb: look at the disk directory. If it looks like a regular Windows CD, it will probably work. If you just see a few setup type executables plus long list of cryptically named files (like DM1134.MM or IMGSET.001...002...003 etc.) it probably won't work.

Older recovery disks from many vendors (like Dell) would usually work on any PC. That's because they were standard Windows disks tricked out with an installer shell and manufacturer specific driver sets, utility programs, and (later) crapware they were being paid to load on a fresh installation.

Newer disks, and most from Sony and HP, can be very brand (and in some cases model) specific. Not hard to do since a query to the BIOS will usually reveal make/model/ serial# info - all of which could be keyed to the supplied (or user created) recovery disk set.

The real tech hassle using another maker's recovery disks is that you'll need to obtain hardware drivers specific to your machine. A minor niggle. But one to be aware of.  And there's also a new issue that may become problematic down the road. HP has started a new policy of restricting free and open access to driver and BIOS updates for their servers. If you don't have a support subscription - no driver downloads for you! It will be interesting to see if other manufacturers follow suit - or if the practice spreads to desk and laptop models.

Note: the license for that OEM copy of Windows that ships with a PC is not transferable and is legally for use only on the machine it originally shipped with. That's why it cost much less than the full retail version Microsoft would be happy to sell you. Not to say an OEM licensed copy of Windows can't be physically installed and validated on another machine. But it is a EULA violation to do do.

Just sayin'  Wink

Thanks for the info 40hz.   smiley  You've answered my question and then some.  Just have to find somebody who needs or wants em.
Bought the Averatec in 2005 and they went out of business in 2011 so my chances of locating an interested Averatec user are pretty slim.   Grin
84  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Are Recovery Disks Brand Specific? on: May 12, 2014, 07:44:50 AM
My first computer was an Averatec laptop, running XP and came with 3 recovery disks.

Can I use these on a different brand machine?  Like Dell, Acer or whatever?   tellme
85  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Happy Mother's Day! on: May 12, 2014, 07:01:24 AM
You Know You're a Mom When ...

Your feet stick to the kitchen floor.....and you don't care.

You spend an entire week wearing sweats and yet...you still managed to gain 10 pounds.

Your favorite television show is a cartoon.

Peanut butter and jelly is eaten at least in one meal a day.

You're willing to kiss your child's boo-boo, regardless of where it is.

Your baby's pacifier falls on the floor and you give it back to her, after you suck the dirt off of it because you're too busy to wash it off.

Your kids make jokes about farting, burping, pooping, etc. and you think it's funny.

You automatically double-knot everything you tie.

Spit is your number one cleaning agent.

None of us would be here if it weren't for mothers.   smiley
86  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Will you miss newspapers when they're gone? on: May 06, 2014, 07:40:51 AM
I'm sure we'll soon see the day when books and music will have limits on them, such as, "You have 180 days to read this [e]book; after that, it is digitally erased from your collection via DRM."

And I swear I've seen some of the rumbling early attempts at that already, I just don't have references handy. One of you net researcher types can poke around if you want.



This looks like a 'How-To' on removing DRM protection so I guess time limits exist.

http://www.ebook-converte...ed-days-library-ebook.htm

Possibly this person could use a grammar eBook?  Grin  Or maybe English is not their first language?   huh
87  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 05, 2014, 08:55:34 AM
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88  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 05, 2014, 08:53:37 AM
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89  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 05, 2014, 08:51:31 AM
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90  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 05, 2014, 08:16:36 AM
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91  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 05, 2014, 08:14:55 AM
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92  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Will you miss newspapers when they're gone? on: May 05, 2014, 08:08:58 AM
No I won't miss em.   They won't be gone any time soon though.   undecided   The publishers make too much money selling advertising space.

Besides... newsprint, with veggie-based ink, cleans glass just as good as paper towels and it's a lot cheaper.   Grin
93  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 05, 2014, 07:14:04 AM
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94  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 05, 2014, 07:12:43 AM
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95  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 05, 2014, 07:10:17 AM
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96  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 05, 2014, 07:08:57 AM
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97  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Races To Fix Massive Internet Explorer Hack on: May 03, 2014, 01:24:00 PM
It's true that updating Flash requires applying one update for IE and a separate update for other browsers.  However, the update that I thought we were talking about was not Flash but an update for a problem that only affected Internet Explorer.  That's why many people were advising using a browser other than IE until the problem was fixed in IE.

That's correct.  We were/are talking about the IE update.  This Flash update is just a little off topic and I wasn't/aren't quite sure how you handle any updates.
98  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 03, 2014, 01:07:17 PM
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99  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 03, 2014, 01:05:22 PM
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100  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 03, 2014, 01:03:39 PM
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