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by yogi
Yesterday, 15:35
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 33
Views: 105

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

The way I understood it back in the days when I had a job is that OEM versions of Windows were special licensing agreements. These systems were not the same as those sold to the general public and could only be purchased in bulk quantities. One OEM license was impossible to get, for example. The ide...
by yogi
Yesterday, 15:13
Forum: Computers
Topic: What's In An iPhone
Replies: 10
Views: 25

Re: What's In An iPhone

I think it was Atari that lead the Pong and Space Invaders games into their place in history. Back in the days before LCD's the cheapest way to come up with a monitor was to use the existing family television screen. It was novel, but then the family couldn't watch I Love Lucy while you were playing...
by yogi
Yesterday, 15:06
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Re: Another Win For Linux

My first outside advertising was a fan page on Facebook which, as you know, still stands today. Most of the earlier days of that fan page were spent trying to get people over to Google+. A few tried it but I got the same feedback you are giving, i.e., it was too difficult to understand how it works....
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 12
Views: 42

Re: Fire and Ice

Growing up in Chicago I saw at least half a dozen newspapers printed locally. Then there were the ethnic presses. There were two Polish Language papers that I knew about. I had a paper route for nearly as long as I rode a bicycle on which the pappers could be delivered. As I reached my teens the new...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:33
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 126
Views: 849

Re: Ski By Fire

When I first started driving in Chicago about the age of 16, there were many different brands of gas stations in the neighborhood. About a dozen years later something happened in Chicago to change all that. I'm not sure what it was other than a political ploy but all the small independents suddenly ...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 16:14
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Another Win For Linux

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/03/googles-new-game-service-is-based-on-linux-open-source-tech As I mentioned elsewhere Google is jumping into the gaming market. They just announced a new streaming service called Stadia. This is all done as open source and is prime material for any Linux OS. Perhap...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 15:45
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 122
Views: 731

Re: The End is Near

It seems like my wife's mom and her mom were adept at quilting. They didn't make very many but I do recall seeing a work in progress out on an Iowa farm one time. Nothing that I remember was hanging from the ceilings or on the walls. Then again, these were women not familiar with mechanics. They obv...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 15:39
Forum: Computers
Topic: What's In An iPhone
Replies: 10
Views: 25

Re: What's In An iPhone

I've seen some youngsters playing with what might be called a training tablet. It's designed to look appealing to kids but does some of the things grown up tablets do. A lot of the educational software is gamified to keep the interest of the short attention span users so that in some ways these thin...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 15:33
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 33
Views: 105

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

When you install a program into Windows it typically will be registered and does poke around to many shared parts of the system. This is normal for Windows. I'm not entirely clear why it's normal, but the architecture has been pretty much the same since DOS days. Now and days you can get many of the...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 15:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 126
Views: 849

Re: Ski By Fire

Now that you mention it, the guy who installed the magnets on our water system did say the idea came from people who use them on fuel lines. All I know is that our water pipes stayed clean so that the quality of the water we were drinking had to be better with magnetized H 2 O. We had to get rid of ...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 14:58
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 12
Views: 42

Re: Fire and Ice

I worked with graphic designers at the envelope company and had a few friends in the business along the way to Missouri. I never got into the details of what those folks had to do but we did talk about things in general. One of my friends owned his own business about the time that PC's were first ge...
by yogi
19 Mar 2019, 11:10
Forum: Chats
Topic: baobab trees
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: baobab trees

Just ran across another photo of the infamous Baobob tree. This one is said to be 1000 years old.

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by yogi
18 Mar 2019, 14:34
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 33
Views: 105

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

One reason I don't bother with anti-virus (AV) programs on my Windows computers is the experience Deb had on her system. Not all viruses are caught by a single AV program. When downloading a single file I always run it through the VirusTotal software I have installed or upload it to their web site i...
by yogi
18 Mar 2019, 14:19
Forum: Computers
Topic: Happy Birthday WWW
Replies: 13
Views: 35

Re: Happy Birthday WWW

It's been many many years since I used a compiler and most of the details are vague now. I was dealing with Motorola processors at the time and anything I did would work on all the processors I had access to; only a few in those days. I'm pretty sure, however, that compiling for an AMD device will g...
by yogi
18 Mar 2019, 14:08
Forum: Computers
Topic: What's In An iPhone
Replies: 10
Views: 25

Re: What's In An iPhone

I think Nintendo is still making hand held games (Switch). There may be a couple others too but I've not seen any of them advertise lately. I'd say gaming consoles have taken the majority share of the gaming market, but those mobile games are pretty darn popular too. Apparently Google thinks there i...
by yogi
18 Mar 2019, 13:57
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 122
Views: 731

Re: The End is Near

My wife did a lot of cross stitching during the early years of our marriage. As time moved on other things occupied her time, like raising a family, and the stitching fell by the wayside. Some of the finished products were amazing in terms of detail, and many did take her nearly a year to complete. ...
by yogi
18 Mar 2019, 13:46
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 12
Views: 42

Re: Fire and Ice

I'll make some wild guesses again regarding FarmTown and memory usage. All the items you see are likely to be templates. Thus only one farmhouse, for example, is stored in the server's memory. The character profile has a list of all the items he owns or can access and downloads those items with loca...
by yogi
18 Mar 2019, 13:23
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 126
Views: 849

Re: Ski By Fire

When we finished building the last house we owned we looked into water purification systems because the village was still pumping about 80% well water into our supply. We looked at reverse osmosis but it was expensive for what they estimated we would need to keep a family of four clean and healthy. ...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 19:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 71
Views: 403

Re: And the Scams Go On

Somebody I met a while ago told me they hang rubber snakes around their garden to keep the critters away, especially birds. It's not just any rubber snake either. I forgot where they bought the ones that worked, but I'm thinking it was Toys-R-Us. I guess birds can tell fake snakes from real ones mos...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 19:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 126
Views: 849

Re: Ski By Fire

I suppose if you take in something long enough you would be able to distinguish all the qualities that vary from other origins. A wine connoisseur, for example, would be able to do the same thing. The only thing I could detect in soda of any sort was the sugar. Invariably my taste buds would revolt ...