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formerblacklistfan • 7 years ago

There were 666 comments before I posted this one. Not that I'm superstitious or anything (throws salt over shoulder).

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

nuttin like techno-babble to kill a thread :)

Am gonna re-warm some ravioli and watch last nights AoS.

!!!

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

LOL. do the music mix next time!

Carmtom13 • 7 years ago

How many more are going to get in this primary?

January8 • 7 years ago

When are you going to announce, Carm?

Carmtom13 • 7 years ago

As soon as you do JR... between the two us we can probably straiten out the mess that all those idiots in DC made.

January8 • 7 years ago

Let's do it! :)

Carmtom13 • 7 years ago

ok!

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

2016 is a mess. Conservative issues are being marginalized and pushed to the back burners.

We need a restoration!

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

even .. A Reckoning !

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

Firefox is a mess too, crashing with Adobe every other launch. Now my ancient safari is on.

Guest • 7 years ago

You techie might be able to assist. I have typed "would" woudl and could and coudl so many times (fat fingers) that word defaults to the misspelling Ditto "jospeh" instead of Joseph.
Any advice on how I coudl fix this? Thanks M.Jospeh Sheppard .

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

Firefox has always been problematic (at least for me). Also a memory hog in my experience. Chances are you require some updates (either Adobe flash, or the browser itself).

i've been using Chrome almost exclusively the past two years. But if yer reverting to Safari, then your prolly an Apple user, in which case you can't be saved /sarc

formerblacklistfan • 7 years ago

Cruel computer humor.

Love it.

Btw, Firefox is all those things you described. I'm used to it so I put up with it, but Firefox and Adobe really don't seem to like each other very much; in fact they haven't played well together for several years now on my computers (past and present) Then there's the whole issue that during one version of it I had to manually move files around before closing each session in order to keep my eleventy bazillion tabs from disappearing. It must have been unique to me because I couldn't find anyone on the Internet who had the same symptoms and recovery files that I was manually dealing with. Finally, my newest version started saving my tabs again but I was so burned by that whole mess that I still move all of the relevant files to my own "save" folder every night "just in case".

Recently I upgraded from 4G to 8G of memory thinking that my "out of memory" days would be over, but nooooooo: Once in awhile, when replying from Windows Live, I end up leaving IE open and not thinking about it. Wait awhile, and the messages will come in about not enough memory because of IE and when I check the Task Manager lo and behold, sha-ZAM my memory usage is up around 7.5G, give or take. Seriously??? IE apparently is just as big of a hog as Firefox. What's also weird to me is that when I got my 4G machine, Win 7 Home Premium was perfectly happy and I didn't have any memory problems. Now I have an 8G machine running Win 7 Home Premium and it boots up into the range of from 3.5G to a little over 4G of memory. Apparently at the end of the other machine's life I was running off of Virtual Memory. Thanks Microsoft. Sometimes I long for the days of Windows98 which ran in something around 1G or less.

*sigh*

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

win 98 was a very stable, tight os

formerblacklistfan • 7 years ago

It seems like Microsoft has always alternated Windows OS' with one stable followed by one not-so-much: 3.1, stable; 95, not junk but you did have to reload it about once a month; 98, a rock; ME, just look at it funny and it would freeze; XP, a rock: Vista, everybody hated it; 7, another rock; 8, everybody hated it on PC's; 10, I don't know about but I'm betting it's probably going to be ok?.
Weird.

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

Additional memory won't solve the problems. If it's a hog, it'll just keep sucking up the resources till it crashes

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

Chrome runs into Adobe problems too. If there are too many tabs open running flash, it'll crash the tab, but thankfully not the whole browser. you can still restore the tab.

Generally, I can leave Chrome running for days and days with a dozen tabs open. It's the most stable browser I've used.

It's been literally years since I've used IE. Supposedly MS has a new browser coming. Believe there are beta's of it out there.

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

My phone uses Chrome so maybe I will add that to the MacOS. I think the sun-spot may be part of this problem?

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

I have Chrome on my android phone, but I prefer the native samsung browser.

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

LOL been with Apple (started with MacII) since I was making Cricket graphs in grad school. Now however I suppose I should join the digital age and get a tablet or something. These apple IMacs and stuff are expensive and I don't have an NIH budget anymore...

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

was using punch tape before anyone imagined local disks

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

LOL I'll match my WANG days to your Dec PDP-10! Truthfully, I hated computer programming and had to take it in Summer School (with massive amounts of beer and Tequila) to ease the pain

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

was proficient in Basic. Never got the hang of Fortran and Cobol. Assembly and Machine was either over my head, or too boring to pursue

Should have followed thru on my puter inclinations in the day. Could've been one of those early tech pioneers

formerblacklistfan • 7 years ago

I went to computer tech school in LA in '73, while Wozniak and Jobs were still thinking of doing something in the garage. I feel your pain.

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

Should have trusted my aptitudes, and ignored the "guidance" counselors

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

Don't worry, my degree puts me in the top 1% of scientists so I get to work at the top 1% of universities. Unfortunately, no one is hiring right now, LOL. I do have the oppty to create my own new job in one of those outfits and I think I will, starting this summer.

The last job took me to assistant (research) professor but now I start again, but at least I have some publications to rely on.

Guest • 7 years ago

My son after his PhD applied to Ohio Univ. for a professorship-after being told he was accepted at NY Uni which had a smaller dept. The Ohio uni people told him there were 416 applicants and he might wish to think again before he turned down the NY job LOL. He took the smaller dept. job and now just got tenure.
Bird in the hand etc.

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

Who knew? We were all encouraged to pursue liberal arts.

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

I shouldn't say that I "couldn't" pick-up cobol and fortran. I never really tried. Just saw them as limited and not worth learning. Were a few other early languages that were interesting. Lisp and ADA

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

don't look to me for answers. I started on a teletype to a timeshared DEC PDP-10 .. way pre windows

There are things to admire about the early Apple products, but once Jobs decided to own the environments, I told Steve to shove it

formerblacklistfan • 7 years ago

I still have the Apple IIGS that I bought in '87. I still play the original Bard's Tale on it from that era. It's maxd out with two 800K 3.5's, 2 144K 5.25's, and 1M of memory. I felt so superior to the pathetic DOS machines of the time with their puny 8 colors and their little "boop-boop" speaker. Then some idiot named Gates went and developed Windows and 32 bit OS's and Jobs did his thing with Macs.....my little GS still runs though. Jobs' refusal to continue the II line ticked me off and I switched over to the Dark Side and have remained it's prisoner ever since. Turns out that he was right and I was wrong but oh well.

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

i prefer DOS environs. I understand them. Was post Apple II when I turned on apple.

formerblacklistfan • 7 years ago

I had fun in DOS; I remember it well.

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

I finally threw out my MacII with its 20 or 40! MB HD. Even the G5 is now obsolete. But at least I have a few G-Tech backups for my current equip (don't trust the cloud) and all the old work is saved.

iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

Believe that if Apple hadn't rejected 'mouse' functionality in the early days, and employed the use of a 'right click' button, they might have been competitive with MS in the early days.

Jobs thought users were stupid, and sought to limit user interface.

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

Now touch screen and all those interface things. Jobs did ok on simplicty with power though. Now I cannot even learn all the function of Photoshop, but then again I just use what I need. anyway, later my friend.

myfairlady • 7 years ago

All good things must come to an end. Oh well, when you float to the top by stepping on someone else, you're bound to come down sooner or later.

Walker hits bump in ’16 race

"Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has hit a bump in the presidential race as new candidates have crowded the field, and his national poll numbers have faltered.

He was seen as an early favorite to win the Iowa caucuses after taking the race by storm with a well-received speech in January at GOP Rep. Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit.

Since then, some air has come out of the Walker balloon.

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday still shows him with a big lead in the Hawkeye State, with 21 percent support. He leads Rubio, the next closest candidate, by 8 percentage points.

But Walker’s support has fallen in Iowa. In a Quinnipiac poll from February, Walker had taken 25 percent support and led the next closest candidate by 12 percentage points.

Nationally, Walker’s support peaked at 17.3 percent on April 1 and dropped to 12.3 percent on Wednesday, according to the

RealClearPolitics average of polls.

He’s been overtaken by two candidates seeking to appeal to establishment-minded Republicans.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush now leads the field at 15.5 percent support, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) at 14.3 percent,"

Continue reading: http://thehill.com/homenews...

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

Hey as that wisest of all wise consultants said, (a standard line) polls at this point are just background noise.

Guest • 7 years ago

Poll Paul beating her in Pa.shows what polls mean. I'd bet the house against any GOP candidate winning Pennsylvania in 2016

myfairlady • 7 years ago

Well the establishment practically ran over Palin and her Iowa speech to push this guy to the head of the pack, and now his time is coming to a screeching halt. I don't necessarily have anything against him, as much as I have a big problem with the way they treated Palin in trying to push him ahead of the pack.

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

True, good point, the initial UP was manufactured

Guest • 7 years ago
iizthatiiz • 7 years ago

i remain hopeful some event will shorten that clocks lifespan

Guest • 7 years ago

So do I, Izzy, so do I.

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

Hey let's not lose all sense of job security here! IV has that ® timing as part of his daily C4P posting!

ivbusop • 7 years ago

Good eve/morning, working late recently just got to this end of the tread, glad my tired eyes made it. Thank you for looking out for my job security, Mr "Hello John" lol.

Reynolds88 • 7 years ago

YO! I have to crash now and get up fairly early tomorrow. Nice to see you though. enjoy the ambiance!

Guest • 7 years ago

Hey, I'm not trying to take IV's job away. It's just that I need that clock for my nights of insomnia. . . .before IV makes his morning posting. Then I read his morning posting and realize how much more time has passed. . . brightens my whole day. ;-)

ivbusop • 7 years ago

As I said to Pete, earlier today the more countdown clocks the merrier, helps spread some positive energy and hopfully encouragement for a Palin candidacy and Palin Presidency!