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by Purcy
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My AV beats your AV :P
Replies: 24
Views: 3191

Re: How to avoid the annoying Avira pop-ups! :-)

Thanks for sharing this - I downloaded Avira Antivir Personal (the free edition) a couple of days ago, as a replacement of my hitherto AVG Free (v. 7.5, no longer supported). While Avira runs fine on mt T42p w/Win XP Pro (but in contrast seems to boot quite slow under Windows XP Home), I was a bit ...
by Purcy
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My AV beats your AV :P
Replies: 24
Views: 3191

Re: My AV beats your AV :P

goofyGAguy wrote:
I'm just curious; where do you see this?
You know, I think I read that website too quickly. It looks like just their Premium Security Suite has the firewall. I guess I'll leave the Zone Alarm as is. sorry about that :oops:
by Purcy
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My AV beats your AV :P
Replies: 24
Views: 3191

Re: My AV beats your AV :P

I am going to try out Avira. I also run Zone Alarm free as a firewall, and see that the Avira Free version has a firewall. Can they be run together, or should I turn off Zone Alarm? thank you
by Purcy
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: MP3 Player with Separate FFD and Skip buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: MP3 Player with Separate FFD and Skip buttons

Oh, don't get started with talking about pushing buttons and stuff while driving, that's dangerous :lol: Really, though, it sounds like you need separate hard buttons on the player for FFD and RWD. I found this website with several remote controls for iPods and a few also offer FFW and RWD buttons, ...
by Purcy
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Poll: Who is using Songbird
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

Re: Poll: Who is using Songbird

I've tried many players, but have been using Winamp exclusively for 2 years.
by Purcy
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Which phone should I get? Treo 700wx or 700p (pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Which phone should I get? **IMAGES ATTACHED**

my treo 755 doesn't look anything like when I took it out of the box. I skin it with zLauncher which is highly customizable. If you want a good Today screen, I use and highly suggest all of the programs on the shsh.com website. His 2Day program is excellent and integrates perfectly with your onboard...
by Purcy
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: recommendations for ear buds
Replies: 21
Views: 2089

Re: recommendations for ear buds

The .mp3 player that I own is the Creative Zen, it also plays videos and has a large screen. I got mine on Ebay for $35, but here are the specs: http://us.creative.com/products/product ... duct=16999

I like that you can use an SD card for extra storage.
by Purcy
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Which phone should I get? Treo 700wx or 700p (pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Which phone should I get? Treo 700wx or 700p

I have not used a Centro, but that is a good choice too, it is the Palm OS. The screen is a tiny bit smaller than the 700 or 755 Palm's but it still has the superfast EVDO data that they both have and a good battery life. The only difference is the keyboard is a little more cramped than the other tw...
by Purcy
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Which phone should I get? Treo 700wx or 700p (pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Which phone should I get? Treo 700wx or 700p

well the 700's are not made any longer, the newest Palm's are the 800W (windows). I own the Palm Treo 755p and I highly recommend the Palm OS over the WM6 ANY day. You can get some good prices on the 755's on ebay now. The 755's do everything the 700's did but are more stable and have no antennae.
by Purcy
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: recommendations for ear buds
Replies: 21
Views: 2089

Re: recommendations for ear buds

I own many makes of earbuds, my two best ones are the Shure sound isolating earbuds and the V-Moda Bass Freq earbuds mentioned above. I paid $60 for the Shure (on sale) and I paid $20 for the V-Moda (ebay) but the V-Moda have a better sound to my ear and are almost as sound isolating as the more exp...
by Purcy
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: MP3 Player with Separate FFD and Skip buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: MP3 Player with Separate FFD and Skip buttons

My Creative Zen player has a separate Seek To function button that allows you to forward and rewind anywhere in the file; then it has a separate Skip hard button. I have the Zen 6GB player that also plays video files (but I got mine on ebay for $30) http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?catego...
by Purcy
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What did you get as a gift this christmas?
Replies: 50
Views: 5735

Re: What did you get as a gift this christmas?

[quote="RealBlackStuff"]I bought an identical pair of earbuds for my daughter recently, she just loves them: http://cgi.ebay.com/V-MODA-Headphones-Earbuds-Bass-Freq-Bling-Bling-Black_W0QQitemZ300285006469 These are the identical earbuds that I use on my .mp3 player, same color too; they are unbeliev...
by Purcy
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 29
Views: 4517

Re: New Forum

Thankyou Bill and everyone who worked so hard to convert this forum, the results are wonderful. I agree it is a much cleaner, eye-pleasing look.
by Purcy
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Remember me!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Remember me!?

Welcome back Pete, I definitely remember you. My DH is still enjoying the old time radio shows you graciously gifted us with. I hope you have a great New Year.
by Purcy
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What did you get as a gift this christmas?
Replies: 50
Views: 5735

We had a wonderful Christmas this year since my DH is feeling so very well after his heart bypass surgery last month. Money is very lean now since he isn't working, so we gave each other a nice pair of slippers and I knitted him a winter scarf with alpaca yarn. I am happy to say it was our best Chri...
by Purcy
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Happy Turkey Day !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Wonderful news Bill, don't you wish we had pet insurance, we recently went through $800 for one of our cats to have diagnosed a food allergy :cry: all is well now, but it will take a while to make up that dough. I hope everyone enjoyed a fulfilling Thanksgiving, we had a very blessed day. DH had byp...
by Purcy
Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Happy Birthday to one of our experts!
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Happy Birthday to one of our experts!

Mr. Ray Kawakami - I hope you have a super duper birthday today and a healthy year ahead!
by Purcy
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: WindowsXP taskbar question
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

After you've checked for the Hide Inactive Icons like JD detailed, also go onto Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices and make sure that Place volume icon on the taskbar is checkmarked. I have had it mysteriously uncheck itself twice. As far as the Safely Remove Hardware icon, try plugging a thum...
by Purcy
Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: THE RULES OF RURAL PENNSYLVANIA
Replies: 14
Views: 1899

Yep, my sister lives in the wooded part of Crawford County PA and I can tell you, most of these are true!
by Purcy
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Craigslist
Replies: 6
Views: 999

I recently sold my T22 on Craigslist for $185, $40 more than I paid for it 2 years earlier. I sold it the day after I listed it too.
by Purcy
Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: First snow in N.E. PA, over 8" already
Replies: 12
Views: 1702

oh no, please keep it all over there, we here in Pittsburgh still have not seen the first flake; although they are calling for snow showers today and tomorrow with no accumulation. Welcome to Pennsylvania RBS, hope you are a skier!
:lol:
by Purcy
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: FREE usb PORT !
Replies: 8
Views: 1844

If all you are after is more powered USB ports, I just bought a nifty one on Newegg made by i-Rocks - it has 7 powered USB ports with one on top for maybe a thumb drive or card reader; non-slip base and comes with an AC power adapter for $19.99
by Purcy
Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How to find my POP ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

yes, it is asking for your POP3 info (incoming and outgoing) as this type of machine can format copies to .pdf and send them to an email address; therefore it needs this network info. I got this from the specs on the machine: "It helps you save time and reduce errors with instant direct access to vi...
by Purcy
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best Phones To Trade Stocks??? Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Blackberry's newest model will have a touch screen. I personally use a Palm Treo 755p with Sprint, does everything you ask, except if you want to use a flash based website, the flash features do not work. There is an onboard player called Kinoma that has an awesome Media Guide, one of the features i...
by Purcy
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Vertical bar volume indicator disappeared.
Replies: 6
Views: 2549

they are the hotkey drivers (includes OSD drivers) and you can find them for your model Thinkpad on the Lenovo website. First though, check to be sure that it just didn't get unchecked. In Control Panel go to Display - Properties - Settings - Advanced - On Screen Display tab, and be sure that On Scr...
by Purcy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Wireless router recommendations needed...
Replies: 21
Views: 3259

I use the DSL wireless modem/router that Verizon supplied us with, an Actiontech GT704WG. We have the 3mbps download speed and I just recently installed several Netgear 85mbps powerline adapters throughout the house. Very nice for plugging in for ethernet in rooms where you have non-wireless devices...
by Purcy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: California drivers may not send, write or read messages
Replies: 71
Views: 6912

qviri wrote:
Most of the guys that drive manual are Europeans and French guys, true story.
I drive a manual transmission, always have from age 18. My dad felt they were better built; and I am American :lol:
by Purcy
Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: California drivers may not send, write or read messages
Replies: 71
Views: 6912

This thread has really brought me to vow never to answer my phone in the car. My DH actually pulls over or into a parking lot if one is near, to answer or make a call.
by Purcy
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: California drivers may not send, write or read messages
Replies: 71
Views: 6912

Re: Driving while shaving

no_man wrote:Whew! Still driving and shaving, each morning... this multi-task
saves me 21 hours per year.

I know, dangers exist, as I was recently rear-ended by a lady tending to her 3 children.
I think shaving is pretty safe, as long as you don't need to look in the mirror to do it.
by Purcy
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: California drivers may not send, write or read messages
Replies: 71
Views: 6912

Whatever we may think, this issue *is* a problem. Cell phones, Blackberries, text messaging devices et al are on the way to being outlawed when driving in Ontario. It may have already happened - I don't precisely know. I am reasonably in favour of this. I see people careening around 4 lanes of traf...

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