William Rand
wrand1956
8/25/15
4:26 PM
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The alternator was the first thing I tried. I had it rebuilt (They do that here, rather than buying new stuff), and it checks out okay. A friend of mine thinks it might be something with the ignition switch. I might just buy a horse.

8/25/15
4:17 PM
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Thanks. That explains some things. Paint works very well for me as long as I don’t change the image size anymore than 10%. You explained why. By the way, LazPaint is nice, and it installed and worked in Windows 10.

8/13/15
1:07 PM
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About the Crossfire, I don’t know, but you seem to know cars, and I have a “House MD” sort of question. I have a 1991 Corvette that’s draining the battery. I live in Mexico now, and there don’t seem to be any specialists nearby. In the USA, I had a Datsun 280ZX, and I often left it sitting for three weeks when I went

8/13/15
12:51 PM
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Ha Ha! You got me good on that, as my sister would say. I didn’t notice the suffix at first. It’s fun to encounter a sharp mind. Check your posts.

8/13/15
12:41 PM
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Thanks for the insight. That could be a help to a lot of people. These days, the only thing that I don’t lik about MS Office is the price. Which employers are more likely to offer Office at those prices?

8/13/15
12:35 PM
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Thanks. I am always learning. That is one reason that I am here. I just downloaded Lazpaint 6.4.1 from SourceForge, and I will try it. Your explanation is probably why I didn´t care for the OpenOffice Draw. If time permits, here or in a post, could you explain the difference between a Vector Graphics Editor and a

8/8/15
8:04 AM
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A clear, well-written post. Thanks. For software, I usually use VideoGet. It’s not free, so you will have to use a torrent client unless you want to pay. Yours is a good alternative because the software sometimes gives error messages one day but will usually download the video the next day. It might be because of my

8/8/15
7:47 AM
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I can relate to that. The developers seem to be making it harder and harder to find and manipulate things. In Win XP with Office 2007, go to the Add/Remove, like you did; click on Microsoft Office, as if you were going to remove the whole thing. You should get a couple of buttons. One says “remove,” and one says

8/7/15
5:30 PM
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If you just want a good, solid phone to do basic stuff, and you´ve got the bucks, you might like an iPhone 5s with 64 GB. I like my iPhone 4s. I jailbroke it, giving me more options. My friend has a Samsung Galaxy...I think it´s a L7000 or something close. It seems pretty good. The iPhone 6 seems to be a step down.

8/7/15
5:17 PM
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You either have a magic touch, or I need to get new installers.

8/7/15
5:12 PM
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Roadblocks is right. I usually try new Windows operating systems on an emulator first. I tried to install Windows 10 32 and 64-bit on two different computers. The 32-bit computer has an XP host; the 64-bit computer, brand new, up-to-date etc, is running Win 7. Both attempts at Win 10 hung up on “2.0 Shell” something

8/7/15
5:04 PM
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Thanks. I downloaded the Naps2 scan program. I´m going to try it out.

8/7/15
4:58 PM
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I usually install full packages for printers to get the scanner, as you mentioned. What I don´t install full packages for is MS Office. I choose custom and install Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher. I leave the rest off. It just depends on needs and personal preferences. For example, I use Outlook at work but not

8/7/15
4:17 PM
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Nice post. You reminded me of my old Nokia candy bar phone that I had for a few years. I have an iPhone and an iPad now that are considered obsolete. In fact when I bought them, they were considered obsolete. My calling plan also involves going to a store and buying credits, what we call minutes here. Anyway, I was

8/5/15
10:29 PM
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You are dead on right. I hope you see this; I am late entering the thread because I just joined Lifehacker and Kinja about a week or so ago. I’m still poking around. Anyway, I was a competitive powerlifter for almost ten years, and I have a rack of trophies, mostly state and regional level. I started at 132, then 148,

8/5/15
4:13 PM
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I´m pretty sure, not positive, that I had 9.0 running on an iMac once in 2004 or so. I still have a small collection: an LCIII, a Powermac 7600, and a G4, all functional; although the 7600 needs a new hard drive. 50GB, 50-pin SCSI drives are hard to come by, even on ebay.

8/3/15
4:31 AM
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Thank you. Your post is now in my “Favorites” list for easy reference. Since I am new here, I appreciate these reposts. The info is concise and complete. I don’t have to run all over the net looking for stuff.

8/3/15
4:06 AM
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For media conversion and compression, my basic four for Win XP and 7 are:

7/21/15
10:58 PM
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This may be a little late, but I just joined up with Kinja today, and I saw your request. If you haven’t bought a machine yet, you might consider a Toshiba NB 505. I think it’s what you are looking for. I have an NB 100 that I take into Mexico City when I am looking to buy a used iPhone or iPad to restore and resell.

7/21/15
10:26 PM
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You are absolutely right—pure carelessness on my part, not a faulty memory.