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by Kellemora
Today, 12:50
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 119
Views: 686

Re: The End is Near

It's not on my current XP machine which was a hand-me-down, so I don't remember the name of it. But it was a really great program for converting image files. But now that I think about it, I have a hunch after I got my new hi-res scanner, it could not handle images over a certain size. I'm still bef...
by Kellemora
Today, 12:41
Forum: Computers
Topic: What's In An iPhone
Replies: 6
Views: 12

Re: What's In An iPhone

I guess the way of stand-alone hand-held games has almost gone by the wayside since the advent of Schmartz-Fones. I never like trying to play a game on my little Flip-Fone. But the frau has a fairly large touch-screen on hers, so she can play a couple of games on her's while sprinkling the China God...
by Kellemora
Today, 12:38
Forum: Computers
Topic: Happy Birthday WWW
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Happy Birthday WWW

OK, Gotcha on what is happening now. I do know when I get a Source Code it has to be compiled to use on my computer. But by the same token, it seems once I have it compiled I can use it on all of my computers. Maybe not? It could be I've only used it on the AMD computers and not tried it on an Intel...
by Kellemora
Today, 12:34
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 27
Views: 66

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

The frau got a nasty virus on her computer a few months back, and we figured out exactly where it came from too. It was embedded in an image file she downloaded from a website. Although she uses a virus detection program, apparently they only work if they know the name of the virus as a download. By...
by Kellemora
Today, 12:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 71
Views: 357

Re: And the Scams Go On

We used Plastic Owls, but they had to have real glass eyes, not painted plastic eyes. In other words, they were not the decorative kind, but the functional kind who's head could move a little in the wind, and they really did look real, even up close. If a plastic owl was 5 bucks, then these function...
by Kellemora
Today, 12:19
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 122
Views: 806

Re: Ski By Fire

Yes, it was an excellent move on their part to keep the taste uniform. But then, unfortunately, it does not apply to fountain soda, where they can fiddle with the machines settings, and they only use carbon filters for the water. When I worked at the Drive-In theater when I was around 14 years old. ...
by Kellemora
Today, 12:13
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 8
Views: 25

Re: Fire and Ice

You sure have a knack of making things make sense! Back when I was working in the graphics department for a small newspaper, all of our work was done using photography. Let's take a car dealers ad as an example. Our Base Image was that of the storefront, that's it, no cars or people visible. Next we...
by Kellemora
Yesterday, 12:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 8
Views: 25

Re: Fire and Ice

I'm sure even the slow paced simple game of Farm Town I play is quite complex. I can go to any players farm and do work on their farm if they ask, and sometimes there may be four or more people on that persons farm all harvesting crops at the same time. It used to be you could go off-line and do the...
by Kellemora
Yesterday, 11:47
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 122
Views: 806

Re: Ski By Fire

I went through a Georgia Pacific paper plant once, but only in the tour hall, not where the work was going on. It was just a long hall in each building with windows so you could stand and watch the machines and workers adding the ingredients. There was a video first that showed some of the things th...
by Kellemora
Yesterday, 11:18
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 71
Views: 357

Re: And the Scams Go On

I had a big problem with squirrels at my Creve Coeur home. They would chew around the soffit vents until they could get in the attic, and you wouldn't believe the damage they did up there, or the wiring they chewed up. My mom used to carry a little garden snake in her pocket when she was young, said...
by Kellemora
16 Mar 2019, 12:50
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 27
Views: 66

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

It seems with all the technology we do have in the computing world. Things like malware, trojans, and ransomware would be discovered immediately before they could be transferred on to someones computer. After all, for the file to get uploaded to the server to a persons file, it has to be read and st...
by Kellemora
16 Mar 2019, 12:38
Forum: Computers
Topic: Happy Birthday WWW
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Happy Birthday WWW

I don't use the web page making programs. I literally write my own HTML pages using a plain text editor like GEdit. I've tried things like BlueFish and others, and although they do make it easier, they add a lot of stuff to the pages I don't want there. When I first changed from HTML to XHTML/CSS al...
by Kellemora
16 Mar 2019, 12:25
Forum: Computers
Topic: What's In An iPhone
Replies: 6
Views: 12

Re: What's In An iPhone

Wow! That's something I didn't know. But it makes sense, considering how small things are getting. I used to work on multi-CPU circuit boards back when everything was installed and soldered to the traces. Most of repairs was replacing Driver Transistors that would burn out due the current they carri...
by Kellemora
16 Mar 2019, 12:17
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 119
Views: 686

Re: The End is Near

I'm glad you figured it out and got everything back to normal with no data loss. Back in the early days of XP I had this great little program that let me convert graphics to almost any format. I could do one, a whole folder, or all the sub-folders in a main folder. I had one folder that I scanned ac...
by Kellemora
16 Mar 2019, 12:04
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 71
Views: 357

Re: And the Scams Go On

I think I mentioned my next door neighbor down here before. She passed away now, and her walk-in gazebo feeder has gone to pot. It was originally for people, basically an octagonal pavilion with a roof. She covered the outside with the large hole chicken wire to keep the squirrels and large birds aw...
by Kellemora
16 Mar 2019, 11:56
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 122
Views: 806

Re: Ski By Fire

Look at whatever TP you have in your house, almost all brands have a soft side and a rough side, especially if it is embossed with a pattern. The soft side has indents, the rough side has bumps from the indents, and the back side of the paper is slightly coarser on most brands. About the only brand ...
by Kellemora
16 Mar 2019, 11:44
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 8
Views: 25

Re: Fire and Ice

I've had a few small kilns, most were for pouring lead to seal soil stacks. But one of those could get hot enough to melt aluminum if we kept the lid on it. People think of lead as a soft metal, and if you ask they would think tin was harder than lead. Tin melts at a much lower temperature than lead...
by Kellemora
15 Mar 2019, 14:02
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 119
Views: 686

Re: The End is Near

It's too hard for hackers to figure out a single password. What they do is hack into a server somewhere, find the password file, which of course is encrypted. Then they let their program run until they hit on the encryption used by the database system. Once they break through that, then it is only a...
by Kellemora
15 Mar 2019, 13:47
Forum: Computers
Topic: What's In An iPhone
Replies: 6
Views: 12

Re: What's In An iPhone

Yes, that was interesting, and so were a couple more video's that followed, hi hi. A couple of months ago, I saw a rather long video of a cell phone being assembled piece by piece. Although the machines placed numerous pieces at the same time, the video broke it down to each individual pieces placem...
by Kellemora
15 Mar 2019, 13:29
Forum: Computers
Topic: Happy Birthday WWW
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Happy Birthday WWW

I looked at Fortran and Pascal a number of years ago, and back then it seems everyone said to learn Java. I never thought of Java as a programming language. BASIC was considered a high-level programming language, and I don't know why, but it came simple to me. I understood it. But you could only do ...