Introductions & Welcome to Computing.Net!

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February 15, 2012 at 13:33:07
Specs: Windows 7, 2.507 GHz / 4095 MB
Welcome, welcome to Computing.Net!

We're incredibly glad to have you with us, and we hope you'll enjoy your visit to the premier community for tech support questions and answers! To help get us all better acquainted with one another, we've set up this introductions thread so that our users can get to know each other a bit more.

If you've just registered on the site, please take a moment to introduce yourself and tell us a quick thing or two about you.

If you've been with us as a long-time veteran of Computing.Net, we'd also encourage you to re-up on your intro for those who might be lurking about.

To start, I'm jpishgar, Community goober here on Computing.net. My geek name is Janus Picard, the Warden of Firewalls Majestic. Which, I think conjures up odd images of Patrick Stewart in a toga standing at some ornate Tron-esque doorway... and I can totally live with that.


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#1
February 15, 2012 at 16:44:44
Hi

I'm Derek from the UK - I also have other problems.

Where are you from?

Been here since W95 and probably about time I went - that will probably start a whole series of amens on this thread....


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#2
February 15, 2012 at 18:23:34
Hello,
I'm RMT2 from Arizona, US. I'm 14 years old and love to tinker and experiment with computers, especially older ones.

I program in Visual Basic .NET and Batch. I have been on this site since early 2011, and I am here because I always have to be fixing something with a computer, whether it is mine or not.


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#3
February 15, 2012 at 20:52:57
Hello I'm Ewen from Australia and have been here since the virtual start of Computing.net. I use this informative forum to learn something new every day and believe me I do!

Regards from Downunder


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#4
February 16, 2012 at 10:01:55
Hello, I am OtheHill. I have been around here for about 10 years or so but can't be sure because I am Over the Hill. I am located in Michigan near Detroit.

I would think that Justin Weber should also be posting at the TOP of this thread.


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#5
February 16, 2012 at 10:07:44
Yeah come on Justin - give us the gory details.

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#6
February 16, 2012 at 11:29:58
I would think that all Forums Moderators should also be posting at the TOP of this thread.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#7
February 16, 2012 at 11:33:27
amen to that too.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
February 16, 2012 at 12:23:02
Hey,

Sorry, I didn't notice this thread was getting a lot of responses until right now. Anyway, I'm Justin Weber, and I am the one responsible for the upkeep of Computing.Net. I started the site back in 1996, just as a hobby so that I could learn more about computers in general and technical support specifically. It just continued to grow from there and the rest, as they say, is history.

Thanks so much for all the users who continue to keep this site such a great place year after year!

Justin


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#9
February 16, 2012 at 12:30:26
Justin

If you can, I suggest you bump your response up to the second slot.


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#10
February 16, 2012 at 12:35:33
Hi
I am kuwese from Dar es salaam, Tanzania.
I have been here for about 4 years, i know CN because of friend of mine who is also a member here(he used to talk about Jam). I learn a lot(still learning) from old timers like Othehill, Jam, Skipcox, Cobra_r, Grasshoppers and others, sadly some are disappearing. CN is only site i can spend the whole day.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#11
February 16, 2012 at 13:03:28
OtheHill,

I have no way to do that without deleting everyone else's :)

Justin


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#12
February 16, 2012 at 13:58:57
Hi. I'm Ian Jack, also from the UK (but it's not a problem).

I've only been on this site for about a year, but have been tinkering with computers since I built one from a kit (really built - soldered all the chips and even the keyboard switches) back in the days when the Commodore Pet was the height of sophistication. Before many of you were born, I suspect!

Now retired from a job in Tech Support/Network Management but I still retain a keen interest in computers, particularly operating systems and computer languages. I've even had a go at writing my own simple 64-bit OS.


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#13
February 16, 2012 at 15:14:29
Hi,

I use the name Grasshopper taken from the old TV series Kung Fu. It was one of my favorite shows. I'm a semi retired carpenter of 38 years and I live in Eastern Pennsylvania, US. I've been on CN, it seems like forever. I don't remember when or how I discovered the site, but I was probably looking for a computer solution. I try to spend time on the site every day that I'm not working. I too, have learned many things from you guys and gals and will continue to frequent the site. I'm honored to be considered an "old timer" by guys like kuwese. It's been an honor and a privilege to work with all of you on here. Justin, keep up the good work along with everyone else on here. What a long strange trip it's been :)


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#14
February 16, 2012 at 17:52:02
Hello,

I'm T-R-A (short for "The Real Alias"), having been here since around 2004. I would also be considered an "old-timer" as well, being 52 years old and having worked on PC's since 1989, beginning with my "not-so-trusty" Tandy 1000 TL/2. I live in western North Carolina (USA). Having "cut my teeth" on older operating systems and older hardware, you'll find me frequently in the MS/PC-DOS and Win3x/9x forums, but I have multiple machines running everything from DOS/Win3.1 to Win7 (save for WinME and Vista---two that I apparently was glad to skip). I also have some experience with various distros of Linux. I've worked (and am currently working) in the electronics-manufacturing industry (having majored in electronics in college) since 1980, and have seen my fair share of things in that industry come and go. Also ran my own repair/upgrade business for a short while from around 1998 to roughly 2001.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#15
February 20, 2012 at 19:47:06
Howdy all.

I go by shelbclan. I used this name on a site not long after I got married and had kids and it just sort of stuck. I am in north west Florida U.S. I am a fabricator by trade or was for over 20 years. I started coming to this site in '99 looking for answers to my own issues. I didn't actually join until several years later though. Once word got out that I wasn't afraid to open a computer up and try to do it myself I started getting asked to do favors.

A couple hurricanes in this area plus an influx of displaced workers kind of killed my job a few years ago. I love working on these things so I tried getting some online schooling to retrain myself out of the labor market. The schooling didn't work out but I have ended up with something of a small repair business that keeps me fairly busy. I don't generally respond to many posts because I am not that comfident in my experience yet. I know that there are many here much more skilled than I am so I track a lot of posts just to see if I was thinking in the right direction.

Basically this site has become my online school and I love it. Oh and I am 45 years old. Not exactly an old timer here but no young wipper snapper either.


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#16
February 21, 2012 at 07:46:48
To Justin
How about keeping this thread up(first one) in the Lounge forum so that more members can have the chance to introduce themselves before the thread get buried down by other threads?

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#17
March 3, 2012 at 15:47:15
Hello everyone out there in cyber land I'm Arthur from good old Brooklyn, New York. This is my first time on this site. My hobbies include listening to old school music ex: late 50's, 60's, 70 and of course the 1980's, writing novels, and I'm currently writing screenplays & on a occasion some poems neither have I ever gotten published or as far as my screenplays are concerned gotten any one produced to the silver screen. By the way big ups to Ewen from Australia. I do hope that either you Ewen or "Tubesandwires" can help me. I really, really need to retrieve back that screenplay I need it so I can place it in a few screen play contests and hopefully win at least one. Well ta ta for now, back to work I go writing screenplays. I hope I didn't bore you people with my long drawn out introduction? I have a tendency of going on and on. That should give you a hint that's probably why I became a writer. Ha ha ha ha yeeehhhhaaaa yip yip yipppeeee! LOL. Yeah I know I'm a crazy nut. But it sure beats being negative and depressed. I've been there and done that and I really don't like that feeling. Well here I go again going on and on. Ta ta this time for real. You folks have a good day and good night hope to converse with yall another time.

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#18
March 11, 2012 at 23:19:08
hello! My name is Sherab. Am from Bhutan, a very small country in Asia.
I would like to share and learn new knowledge being member of this website.

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#19
March 12, 2012 at 07:02:07
Welcome on board Sherab.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#20
March 19, 2012 at 02:17:28
I have chosen "OFShagnasty" because I thought it was funny....I'm 51, out of Lexington Ky,USA, and quite the novice....but a jack of all trades and a master of none. Everyone needs a sounding board (ESPECIALLY for tech questions) and hope the mass of grey matter assembled here is as friendly as it gets! Good Day to ya........and have a good one!

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#21
March 19, 2012 at 15:18:26
Hi there everyone, I'm Jesse cassielg originally from Dallas, Tx USA but some how land here in Topeka Kansas going on 6 years. I'm a internet marketer and also have my Christiab Ministry....

Ok Guys have a wonder day and a lot better tomorrow..


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#22
March 19, 2012 at 16:33:05
... and a hearty welcome to OFShagnasty and cassielg!

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#23
March 21, 2012 at 11:08:32
Hi all!
I am the "go to" person in my household for computer snafu's which is rather comical since my knowledge is limited. I am a professional counselor by trade and now seeking counseling here for my computers! I am looking out at a sunny and very snow covered vista out of my window here in Anchorage, AK. I am very thankful this resource is available.

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#24
March 23, 2012 at 11:25:00
Hi.
I am Nails and I've been hanging out here at computing.net since early 2003. My dad nicknamed me Nails cause he said "that boy is dumber than a keg of nails."

I am originally from North Dakota and am in my mid-60s. (I hate to think about it as old goatdom does not suit me. One of my coworkers sings a line from "A Boy Named Sue" to me: "He's big and bent and gray and old")

Leaving out the sins of my youth, I am good for only one thing - hacking Unix and Linux text files.


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#25
March 23, 2012 at 17:21:31
Hello everyone I go by likelystory. It's something I used to say a lot when people came to me thinking they had a virus but couldn't understand why because they never navigate to "Those" sites.
I am currently an on again off again student attempting to learn about these machines while I guess running a computer repair business from my home in Pensacola, Fl. I never wanted a business I just took on a few things to make ends meet after being laid off from the air conditioning business I worked at for many years. It just sort of snowballed on me.
I now have four businesses that I basically handle the computer needs for including the one that laid me off and one owned by a long time friend. I make enough from them to earn a living and still get a few repairs a month in off the street. Christmas is my busy time of course from just prior to about mid February. I have been a member here since around September of ’99. I am NO “IT” guru by any means; google is indeed my friend as well as this site and a few others.

Likely


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#26
April 4, 2012 at 00:17:15
Hi I'm Leon, i am an IT manager at an education institute, i have been involved with PC's since i was 12 years old and now 30yrs, i am good at what i do but as we all know there's always a problem that knocks the wind out of your sails and you can't solve, sometimes the simplest of issues does that! I am here to share my knowledge and ask some help at times.

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#27
April 4, 2012 at 16:42:00
Hi, My handle is XpUser4Real, my friends always joked and said "are you actually using XP for real?" and I'd just laugh, as many of them were still stuck in the win 98 mode....

I move around and have traveled alot, mostly central and South America. At this time I'm based out of Canada, just moving up from Fla where I spent the last 10 years doing computer repairs and some other beach jobs (beach photography, websites, etc). I have been a member of this site for many years and learned lots and try to contribute as much as I can. I have seen many members come and go over these past years.

As you can see, I use a red signature link in my posts and I know it IRKS some of the regulars...LOL....oh well. That is a website I designed to help people find all free progs and also fully working trials...it is a non-profit site, just so people can find things more easily when working out their PC problems.

I have written a few how-to's in the hopes that it will help newbies as well as novices to learn different ways to do things.

This website is a good pastime for me and helps me unwind without having to sit in bars, lounges etc.
I hope everyone enjoys this site as much as I do, because I KNOW it is the BEST and most organized tech site on-line...bar none!

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds


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#28
April 6, 2012 at 08:41:43
Hi

My name is Amit Dua, and I am from Delhi, India. I am 33 years old and am a web content writer by profession.


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#29
April 7, 2012 at 22:14:58
I'm known as drjuice because my students decided that was better than DrVH (my initials) which became DrV8 (like the red stuff). So, I've been drjuice since 1977. I have 40 years experience in academia, including supercomputing and scientific visualization, as well as having been my university's dean for computer information systems and for game and simulation programming before I retired. Just now, I'm trying to whip my own Vaio into shape by installing SP3 which won't go because acpi.sys is interfering. The purpose is to do a general upgrade to my everyday software by getting something that will work properly with Office 10 and Corel Draw X6. I also spend a lot of time with three other activities: (a) my camera gear, especially doing outdoor photography; (b) as a volunteer at Death Valley National Park, and (c) as a patient advocate for patients with advanced cancers.

Nice to meet the REAL geek squad! 8~)

v


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#30
April 8, 2012 at 00:40:52
Nice to meet the REAL geek squad! 8~)
YIKES, I'm sure we wouldn't want to be associated with them! They are the biggest rip-off for the consumer in the PC world...., anyways, welcome to computing.net...

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds


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#31
April 18, 2012 at 02:13:21
Hello Very One.
I hope I learn here some new VB stuff :)

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#32
April 18, 2012 at 16:31:40
My username is lmonteros because I am not clever enough to think up something geeky. My son is the computer guru, so I've learned a lot from him, but he might be moving out soon (Yippee!!) so I need to build a new network of geeks. When I was working, I was the go-to computer person because, believe it or not, I knew more than anyone else in the office. Sometimes I cheated and called my son.

T-R-A, my first computer was a Tandy 4K or whatever. It still works, but of course there's nothing to use it for! But 20+ years and many computers, monitors, and mice later, I still use the keyboard. I'm typing on it right now.

I'm a writer and I like watching and reading science fiction. I play French horn for fun and anything by Beethoven is my favorite music.


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#33
April 20, 2012 at 07:19:42
Hi, I just registered and posted a question. I post on several other non technical forums including astronomy but thought it was about time I registered in a place full of computer geeks so I could get advice when I need it.

Thanks very much for providing this service!


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#34
April 20, 2012 at 09:30:01
Hi Smersh, welcome to computing.net. I answered your post and added that next time it might be better to start your own thread so that others will see it and offer advice. If you add it into another posters thread, usually just the people that have answered the thread will notice what you have posted.
No problem, just a heads up...enjoy!

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds


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#35
April 20, 2012 at 10:23:16
Welcome to all the new folk that have arrived on this forum.


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#36
April 20, 2012 at 14:20:38
Saw that XpUser4Real and thanks for the welcome!

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#37
April 20, 2012 at 16:51:46
you are very welcome!

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds


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#38
April 23, 2012 at 09:26:51
Hi Everyone
I've had a long carrier in telecommunications, computers and networking. I have worked on mini-computers and super minis, provided 3rd level OS/2 support, use Linux almost exclusively on my own computers and more. My first computer network experience goes back to 1978 when I worked on a TDM based network that predates Ethernet by several years. That network used time slots, instead of packets. In the telecom field, I have worked with a wide range of technologies from the old "Teletype" machines, to microwave, fibre, SONET and more. So, I guess you could call me a hard core techie type.

BTW, I only use Windows when I have to. The alternatives tend to be much better.



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#39
April 23, 2012 at 09:47:50
JamesK April

Welcome on board - looks like your knowledge and experience will be valuable around here.
I too was in telecoms and computing but mainly mainframes.


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#40
April 23, 2012 at 10:13:10
Welcome all! Keep the warm greetings and intros coming!

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#41
April 23, 2012 at 14:57:06
hi. siferexpo6 is the geek name. remote server administration and linux networking is ma thing. with shell scripting in Linux.

i like reading and hacking, swimming and of course, security of networks,. also be curious is ma favorite.

hi to all


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#42
April 26, 2012 at 15:14:43
hi I am drewh13 from metro detroit. Relatively new to the IT field, loving it. Will have lots of questions I am sure.. hello IT world!

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#43
May 7, 2012 at 16:16:28
Hi everyone,

My name is Brian and I am a computer security enthusiast. I have always had an interest in computer security from both the defensive and offensive aspects of the field. I enjoy helping others with their computer problems. I live in the United States.

I look forward to hearing from you all soon.


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#44
May 12, 2012 at 10:01:41
First things first, I would like to thank Dan J who helped me get office 2003 up and running on my windows7 laptop. Thanks Dan! Now screen name is gearbox, yes I'm a mechanic from the central NY state area.Too much snow, which gives me lots of face time in front of this system Great site you have here. It is now book marked and I scroll through often.

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#45
May 12, 2012 at 13:17:40
Welcome to all the latest folk on this post.


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#46
May 13, 2012 at 21:27:59
Kruegon here. Alabama, USA. Been tearing computers apart since the early 80386 days. I work professionally in the industry. Even I have issues with tech problems sometimes so i hope you guys can assist when I do.

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#47
May 21, 2012 at 06:28:33
Hi

My name is Tony; I'm 52 years of age and work as a freelance Quantity Surveyor (when I'm fortunate enough to have work).

I was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2005 and told that my life expectancy was no more than 5 years...still going strong :)

I didn't touch a computer (apart from an amiga for games) until the age of 40 when I went back to night school to get my qualifications in Quantity Surveying. I love tinkering with spreadsheet templates that can help me do my work quicker.

I'm not sure how much I can offer to you guys as my abilities are limited to throwing a few lookup tables together but I'll try to contribute where I can :)


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#48
May 21, 2012 at 14:25:57
Livelife
Most of us started with nothing. U will learn a lot if u stick around.

Kruegon
Even if u have tons of experience u can still learn new things from rookies.

You are all welcome.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#49
May 22, 2012 at 23:12:51
to LiveLife - Tony -
Sending my prayers your way and wishing you recovery !
My compliments that your great attitude will help that recovery !

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#50
May 30, 2012 at 04:29:19
hi, I am Poojashree from India . i just registered here and also posted a question .I hopes that I will get reponse for this .so,plz, help me !
thanx :)

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#51
June 4, 2012 at 21:56:31
Hi, Larry from NYC...glad I found you - I need help on occasion with PC problems and will pass along any solutions I come across to the community.

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#52
June 10, 2012 at 11:40:36
Hi everyone. My name is Misty, an old grey haired lady from South Africa and a wild life animal nurse who helps manage a primate rehabilitation centre. I am self help at pc's (a novice) and know some things but stumble a lot. Thanks to some folk here I have succeeded in getting into an old IBM Think Pad - trying to help someone who is underprivileged. Sadly the format is finding bad sectors on the drive right now so I will be back to square one trying to find another old used hard drive for this pc.
I live with one baby Samango monkey (endangered species) who runs free and is TROUBLE, plus 70 odd other monkeys caged for troop building. A lot of work but I love what I do and besides I am past hand catching crocodiles now;-)
Heartfelt thanks to all concerned who advised me tonight, what a great bunch you are.

I might be back if I can find another used drive for this laptop.


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#53
June 10, 2012 at 15:15:25
Time to welcome all the new additions to this post onboard. I'm just one of the crowd on here.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#54
June 12, 2012 at 13:25:14
Well Hello, probably the youngest guy on the sight, don't know if thats a bad thing or not.
Does anyone know why the stupid question thing doesn't work properly after some time (when your about to post a question).

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#55
June 12, 2012 at 14:36:05
@Misty3
Good to see Africans on CN.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#56
June 12, 2012 at 15:19:59
Re #54

Welcome onboard. Can you explain your query in a bit more detail please?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#57
June 13, 2012 at 08:13:06
Basically when i want to post a question when i try to pick a category it won't do anything and when i click ask question or post question or whatever it is it doesn't do anything no matter how many times i click it even after i refresh the page.

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#58
June 13, 2012 at 12:07:43
jay_nar2012

I'll ask the webmaster (Justin Weber) to respond to you on here.


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#59
June 13, 2012 at 12:14:20
jay_nar2012,

Hi, welcome to the site.

Do you have javascript enabled in your browser?

Thanks,
Justin


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#60
June 13, 2012 at 12:51:03
Yes, just to let you know I'm using Opera.

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#61
June 13, 2012 at 14:06:10
Hey,

What version of Opera? Not mobile is it? I just tried out on Opera for Windows and it worked fine.

Justin


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#62
June 13, 2012 at 14:46:02
Na its the normal windows version.
Version-11.64
Build- 1403

Only extension is Adblocker.

It happens for some time then it goes back after normal, i was able to post 2 questions, even after the first one it didn't work for some time then it worked again, so do i have to wait between posts?


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#63
June 13, 2012 at 15:10:34
Hi,

Yes if you try to post over and over again on the same forum, it will block you... However, it won't block you there, it would block you during the posting process. Perhaps the ad blocker extension is interfering. Does it work with it off?

Justin


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#64
June 13, 2012 at 15:43:16
This thing is messing around with me, now it works normally even with the extension on, i will post back if it happens again, thanks.

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#65
June 13, 2012 at 15:46:54
Hey,

Actually, it will probably be easier to private message me. Just click my name and, on the user page, click my name again to write a private message if you need more help.

Justin


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#66
June 13, 2012 at 15:52:37
Yea, okay thanks.

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#67
June 16, 2012 at 01:52:10
Hi, thank you for helping me.

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#68
June 21, 2012 at 13:05:43
Hello all,
Very pleased to join your group !
(and just trying your site and be used to !)

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#69
June 22, 2012 at 02:21:13
WOW!! what a lot of you there is, well a about me.
orijinaly from Flimby, Maryport Cumbria, moved to Downunder W'olongong NSW Loved it,after a lot of years I had to go back to the UK (my Husband decided he was homesick.) he died 9yrs later and I moved to Turkey, love it here, remarried to a lovely Turkish man very happy. my age ??? not for publication LOL my name was originaly Pauline Well thats my life story rest is not for publication Meldem

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#70
June 22, 2012 at 02:23:13
I also am way over the hill melddem

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#71
June 22, 2012 at 02:26:11
Hi I have been through mre wars than I care to remember. Now no more wars here for me meldem

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#72
July 3, 2012 at 09:08:58
Wait, i didn't really intro myself properly.

I am 13 Years old, hope thats not a problem, 14 this year.

I live in the UK.

I started getting into computers 5-4 years ago figuring out how to make my computer faster.

You will sometimes see me talking about my HP T3725.uk, the comp i grew up with but wasn't the first i used, i used an win95/ win98 computer made by i think daewoo or something when i was 2-5 years.

Decided to move away from the wierd obsessions i had (except from playing xbox) to learning about computers, eventually i knew how to change computer parts properly like CPU and thermal paste.

I am still learning about hard ware but software is the thing i need to learn about the most even though i hate software.

Installing OSs are easy for me, finding drivers not so much.

One day i was browsing the web and i came across this site, decided to join so i could try to help people with the amount of experience i had and try to learn from the more experienced and here i am.

My user name is my name but without the 2012 or the _, you can address me a jay.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#73
July 3, 2012 at 09:14:25
jay

Some of what you have given in #72 could be the basis of an input to your Biography. It's a relativly new feature that not very many have made use of yet.

Its in "My Computing.Net" > Settings (if you haven't spotted it yet) and anyone can read it by clicking on your name.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#74
July 3, 2012 at 09:26:50
Derek- #17, that is not my post, thats Artistic writer's post.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#75
July 3, 2012 at 09:46:26
Uhh - no idea how I managed to say 17 for 72 - must have scrolled it or something.

Whatever, there is a a lot of good biography material in this thread.


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#76
July 5, 2012 at 14:47:20
Hey there! This is Peirs! Good to meetcha! Cool to be here. Hit me up if ya wanna chat!

Peace!


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#77
July 8, 2012 at 22:09:32
You guys have already been so helpful! Thank you! it is very nice to be here and a part of this forum!

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#78
July 9, 2012 at 20:03:24
Hi, my real name is Caleb, and i'm um... let's just say 13 so I don't get kicked off of this site. I got inspired to learn java a few years ago by a friend of mine who is in high school.

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#79
July 10, 2012 at 13:35:55
Thank goodness for guys like you starting the forum! I am beetroot, a self-taught silver surfer, new to the website I muddle through usually, on my good but elderly PC with broadband, but last week I needed a reply quicker than I could fathom. I googled for help forums and came to Tom's Guide. My questions might seem unbelievably junior as I can't always take in information panes shown, or I forget things that I seldom use.
A patient chap called Derek on here saw me through.

Hardly anyone on here could understand what olden days were like, I think:. The common use of TVs, first in black/white, then colour; VCRs; PCs; mobile phones; i pads, kindle readers - ...I'd like to understand and handle all the gizmos on offer but I don't really need to have them - plus I hate changing equipment I have got used to. I wonder whether there is a 'school' where one could try out all the new things?

I started my office career using mechanical typewriters, and plug-in "doll's eye" switchboard. Electric typewriters were a big deal when they came out. Unfortunately, I had retired by the time PCs with broadband had come into common use but am lucky enough to have my own home equipment.


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#80
July 11, 2012 at 05:31:23
Hi, everyone Iam johnmark from Nigeria I am changing career and have actual gone crazy with all the new things I am learning glad I found this site and forum guess it will help reinforce my interest and get me effective into the IT world with a confidence that I have a superb back up community in case of any troubles ahead.Glad I found you guys

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#81
July 18, 2012 at 20:48:27
hey everyone im casualty ,,brand new here,,im 50 and from halifax, nova scotia ,canada,,carpenter by trade and a part time musician,percussion and guitar,not very computer literate,but i love to learn,

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#82
July 19, 2012 at 06:08:37
I'm Melchior, The Sage of Life, Reason and Time,
Love PCs,
Gaming (RPGs & RTS mainly ,with a side of FPS),
Reading (Fantasy/Sci-Fi) (Dragon Lance Saga & Star Wars area my Favorites),
was introduced to PCs around Elementary School (an old friend of my mothers)(early 90's), was part of an after school program in Junior High that built the very first PCs for our school ^_^ they were windows 95 desktops (before that were 5 1/4 floppies) loi O_o
had some course when I was in College back 2001-2002.
- C, Advanced C, Data Structures in C (didn't get a chance to finish)
- Computer Fundamentals
- Learned what ever else I know as i went ^_^


I work/volunteered for a LAN/Gaming Center ^_^_^_^_^_^_^
June of 2008 to its tragic closing August 2011
by the time of its unfortunate ending
I had done everything, Cash register, cleaning, all of the PC related work ^_^, opening and closings
;^_^; (rip G2)



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#83
July 19, 2012 at 20:02:26
Hello people, I'm Dude375 from Los Angeles. I started HTML at 12 and moved on to Java last year at 13. I enjoy math, computers, math, and math. When I look back at my previous answers, I can see how much Computing.net has improved my knowledge. I remember reading a paper I wrote about computers and everybody laughed because they couldn't understand a word I said. It was so embarrassing. I don't like school, but I love to learn from books and the Internet. Seriously, who needs teachers (besides my math teacher) when the Internet has been around for quite a while now? I have also taken an interest in computer security but it isn't as appealing to me as programming. I'm studying the P versus NP problem. Very interesting. Not trying to brag or anything, but I also got a valedictorian award and President's award for maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout middle school. Glad to see there are many young people with an interest in computers on this website rather than the other teenagers of our generation who spend their time texting and whatnot...

"If P = NP, then the world would be a profoundly different place than we usually assume it to be. There would be no special value in "creative leaps," no fundamental gap between solving a problem and recognizing the solution once it's found. Everyone who could appreciate a symphony would be Mozart; everyone who could follow a step-by-step argument would be Gauss..."


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#84
July 19, 2012 at 21:24:27
I suddenly feel like I'm in elementary school again LOL

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds


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#85
July 19, 2012 at 22:37:17
Does anybody remember "mickliq"?

"If P = NP, then the world would be a profoundly different place than we usually assume it to be. There would be no special value in "creative leaps," no fundamental gap between solving a problem and recognizing the solution once it's found. Everyone who could appreciate a symphony would be Mozart; everyone who could follow a step-by-step argument would be Gauss..."


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#86
July 20, 2012 at 08:07:17
LOL, mickliq was often the one replying to my questions when I first joined here.

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#87
July 26, 2012 at 03:02:35
Ionly.Eatsalads
email address: <removed>@alumni.ucsd.edu

edited by moderator: Removed email address -Razor2.3


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#88
July 26, 2012 at 08:35:03
Please remove your email.. unless you'd like some spam.

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#89
July 28, 2012 at 23:46:31
After 88 posts thought I better introduce myself.

I have worked as an IT Consultant until Jan '2011, and therefore have been aware of CN for the past 10+ years, though only more recently have undertook helping.

I am still very interested in the future direction of Computing and feel that Smart TV's and Tablets/Smart Phones are the future.

I use an older Mac Mini PPC for everyday use, but have 3 ARM devices. Raspberyy PI, MK802 MiniPC, Android 4 Chinese Tablet.

Windows NT family I have no need for, that is my choice..

http://n900tabletandroid.blogspot.c...

ARM Devices the future. Windows have accepted the fact!


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#90
July 29, 2012 at 12:23:00
Hi, I'm Paul and I normally solve computer problems the 'Rigger Way' by kicking the box. I have started the logical way recently and find info sites like this so rewarding. I may not be able to help much ,but if I did it without 'Kicking'; it hard, I will pass what I find out onto the community.

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#91
August 9, 2012 at 05:44:39
am very greatful to be among the great people.

thanks for the welcoming address.


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#92
August 9, 2012 at 07:01:39
hi, am Waheed Tunde Taoheed fron Nigeria, the C.E.O OF True Link Cyber a Graphic Instructor and Computer Engineer and little experience Computer Networking. and i have been facing different challenges on the networking aspect. i would be very glad if there is any assistance on this area of networking and any advance information as computer literate.


Thanks

Best Regard.


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#93
August 10, 2012 at 22:37:53
Greetings from TokoroaLad (aka Clive)
I live in Tokoroa, NZ, land of earthquakes and volcanoes. Unfortunately I came on to the computing scene too late, getting a Sinclair ZX81 (new) in my mid 40's, and progressing from there. Car racing became too expensive, so I fiddle with computers instead, my own and those of friends. At present I have 4, three running, one waiting on parts, with XP and various flavours of Linux, and failed trials with OS/2 and Reactos (a coded-from-scratch Windows look-alike).

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#94
August 11, 2012 at 16:52:06
Welcome onboard all recent entries. Warning - it's addictive (I'm still on it since 1999).

TokoroaLad
Yeah, I kinda know a bit about NZ earthquakes. My sis has lived on the other island for about 35 years. When I say she lives in Christchurch you will know all the rest...


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#95
August 16, 2012 at 15:03:02
hi n bula to all! im ashnita from fiji... n im a university student doing my majoring in accounting and IT.
m really excited to join u all.
lookin forward to having great discussion wit u al...

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#96
August 24, 2012 at 12:30:16
Hi All. My name is Paula. I work from home doing odd (some very) jobs over the internet. This site will be a help to me as I sometimes have to humbly admit I don't know everything. I have been using computers since the early 80s (before the internet), back the day when a computer's hard drive took up a whole room and had to be air-conditioned so it didn't overheat. Meanwhile, over on the other side of the room was a keypunch machine. Things have changed a lot (thank goodness) since those days. I remember using DOS to make a computer do something. That was before Windows came along...oh, heck, I think it must be my naptime...maybe some warm milk..

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#97
August 24, 2012 at 13:53:17
ashnita
You should find this forum very useful practical experience to back up your IT studies.

PaulaF
We all have to humbly admit that we don't know everything about computers - nobody does. Your experience in the old days of DOS will not be entirely wasted. It can still help you to understand things at times.

Welcome aboard to both of you. By the way, I'm nobody in particular - just one of the many helpers around these parts.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#98
August 28, 2012 at 09:09:09
Hi Justin - just joined - - look forward to picking up some tips about how to fix a load of old pcs I've got in my house, after about 22 years collecting from landfills and dumps etc, so rather than just throwing them out, thought I'd get some fixed up - some old win 98 might suit them....
All the best 4 now

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#99
August 29, 2012 at 07:04:09
My name is Debbie Bhatia and I work for Dell Social Media Response Team. I'm here to help computer users with their technical queries. I'm glad to have joined Computing.net

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#100
August 29, 2012 at 15:41:17
Hi Debbie, haven't heard of a guy named Debbie before LOL....welcome to the forums

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds


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#101
August 30, 2012 at 04:35:59
Hi,
I am the only exception.lol. but u can call me "D" . Thanks

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#102
August 31, 2012 at 10:31:29
Hi!

I'm Mihai, I'm 18 years old I'm from Romania and I love games I'll say I'm a computer geek.


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#103
September 4, 2012 at 05:20:15
Hey everyone! I am John Salada! Nice to meet you!

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#104
September 5, 2012 at 07:04:41
i want to use this opportunity to express my profound gratitude and the opportunity to meet on this forum. My name is Scorfio from Ghana. i am an IT technician and System Administrator.
i hope this forum helps us to discuss some of the challenges working with computers
thanks.
Scorfio

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#105
September 6, 2012 at 15:54:20
Hi I'm Katharine,
I feel that I am in good hands after reading everyone's 'resumes'. I am not a geek so I appreciate knowing there is a good resource out there. I cannot believe I would be of help to anyone, but one can hope. I have posted one problem and it will be nice to get it resolved. Thank you.

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#106
September 11, 2012 at 03:18:57
Hi, my name is Triguy and I live in Tenerife Spain. I signed up to hopefully learn a bit more about computers and more specifically cloud computing. I currently am using a
mac airbook with Mac osx version 10.6.8 and also a few pc´s with windows 7. Hello to all!!

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#107
September 11, 2012 at 06:03:11
Re #106

I signed up to hopefully learn a bit more about computers

I'm sure you will. I've been a helper on here for years but I still learn from these forums.
I think this goes for everyone around these parts.

Welcome onboard all new members.....


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#108
September 11, 2012 at 12:36:52
Hi,

This is Ley, I am new to this forum.


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#109
September 12, 2012 at 06:22:27
Hi, i'm Mark, probably the oldest geek here lol, worked on DG mini computers before PC's were invented ... 25 years experience of Unix, Xenix, AIX, Solaris, HP-uX, Mac, Linux and several other versions of Unix I can't remember now, also Sage ERP 500/1000 expert and C developer, games developer too from the old Z80 days (in assembler of course) ... oh also develop in Windows (not my favourite op.sys).

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#110
September 12, 2012 at 13:55:47
Are you older than 68 1/2?

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#111
September 12, 2012 at 14:12:03
I think one of the helpers on the Programming Forum used to be the oldest regular.
I've recently noticed that he is still responding to posts with quality answers.

If you include all posters I'm currently helping a 79 year old and I bet that isn't the limit.

Not that there is a prize LOL....

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#112
September 19, 2012 at 08:58:32
I am new here...I don't have any geek names unless suck up counts. People think I ask the teachers if they need help with their computers and believe it or not I'm the only one the Teachers come to Me. It's kind of funny what I can do. I figured out a section of an auto CAD program that the teacher had no idea how to use. And you may be wondering what's with the name mysticalchickenwing. I honestly don't know. That isn't my real name though. (I don't announce my real name unless I trust everyone on a site).

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#113
September 24, 2012 at 13:14:55
Hi, I'm Trishea. I am somewhat computer illiterate. I am just getting used to my laptop
computer. When I tried to find the lounge for my introduction, I clicked on a wrong thing. Then something came up about not submitting more than one question. I hope that will not stop my submission?
I hope I am putting this in the right place?

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#114
September 24, 2012 at 13:25:41
Hi, Arthur I'm Trishea. I'm living in NY with my daughter. I am having some computer problems and I am hoping this very smart group of people can help me.
I love the computer! I just wish that I knew more about problems with the software? I think that's what it is.
Well, anyway, nice to meet you.

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#115
September 24, 2012 at 13:31:45
Hi Nails,
I'm Trishea, a newbie. Your intro made me smile.

there is no such thing as old. I am 70 with a 30-year old mind! Young at heart but old in body. Age is a state of mind------anyone for a game of marbles?


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#116
September 24, 2012 at 14:35:07
trishea

Welcome from one of the many helpers around here.

There are few restrictions in "The Lounge" so don't worry about that.

As for "more than one post", again don't worry about it. It goes like this:
If you, say, had a "CD player not working" and also a "Virus problem" then it is perfectly right and reasonable to post each problem separately. You can have as many posts on different topics as you wish.

What the forum is trying to avoid is if you, say, post a problem about your Printer then if nobody responds within a few hours you then raise another new one about the self same Printer issue. This causes confusion, with helpers repeating suggestions that you have already been given on another thread. So you just stick to the original thread, adding new info "as if you were replying to it". We have your name so we will all know you are the original poster just adding a bit more info or answering any question that we might ask.

Most of the "rules" boil down to common sense (as do those on other forums). They are there to help us to give you the best help we can, not to impose unnecessary restrictions.

Agreed, age is no barrier. I know for a fact that there are helpers aged between 13 and 76 (at least).

Enjoy.


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#117
September 27, 2012 at 00:23:08
hi!! I'm Rambo & I'm 17 yrs old.....I know a little about computers...tats all ;)

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#118
September 27, 2012 at 03:25:09
hi , I am amit from India..

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#119
September 27, 2012 at 14:24:22
Hi I am MHardyE from Chile eventhough I call Buenos Aires home. I have been with computers since 1975 (punched cards). Originally programming and latter all, including Networking and Hardware. Greetings to all.

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#120
September 29, 2012 at 16:23:15
hello to all :)
debbie (uk) pc problems are my bread n butter
let us see how well this community does at solving them

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#121
September 29, 2012 at 17:53:19
"debbie (uk) pc problems are my bread n butter"

Solving or making problems? ;-)

Welcome!

Skip
Audares Juvo


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#122
September 30, 2012 at 11:27:13
Hey all! I'm SongCloud and I'm from Chicago. I've been around CN for a while and try to help out where I can. I make it a point to visit as often as possible, but my day job as an IT consultant sometimes gets in the way of that. The good thing is that it also helps with handing out advice on here. I've been into computing for as long as I can remember, going back to the old DOS and Apple days booting up off of 5¼ floppies. See ya all around the forums!

-----
IT Desktop & Network Consultant - MOS Master Certified, MCP, MCITP - Windows 7, CCNA Certificate Pending, A+, Network +

::geek::


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#123
October 1, 2012 at 13:25:19
Hi Trishea:

Sorry I missed your #115 post. I'm glad my intro made you smile. Welcome to CN and may we both still be here when we're 90+.


Nails.



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#124
October 12, 2012 at 14:47:37
Hello, My name is Keith aka PhatBoy or WorldWideMarauder. I am from the era of PC's and systems made by Wang, Sperry, IBM, Digital, Packard Bell, Commodore and Radio Shack. Where COBOL, RPG, Assembler and Basic ruled. Where 512MB of ram and 28MB hard drives performed miracles with tapes drives and IBM punch cards. Where office systems went from manual(paper) to online database systems. Where you could set the job priority by setting the CPU runburst and memory allocation. Where installing the new operating system required an in depth knowledge of all operating system parameters before you started. I now just have a burning desire to keep all my toyz at their peak performance, using all available tools and upgrades I can.

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#125
October 12, 2012 at 14:58:58
Time to welcome all the new additions to this post - some new, some not so new.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#126
October 16, 2012 at 03:22:45
Hi, my name is, Paul Ramnora. Currently aged 49 years old. I live in London, UK; where I was born, and, brought up. I originally started computer programming using CESIL-Computer Education in Schools Instructional Language; somewhere around the late 70's/early 80's. At that time, I can recall there were no computers on desks nor at home. -(A bygone age when 'mobile phones' hadn't even been invented, yet?!)- Computers were just far too big and extremely expensive to commonly own. So we never actually 'saw' the computer itself that we were writing programs for using pencil on punchcards. The teacher would collect these punchcards at the end of our lesson; then, he would go off feed the punchcards into an 'external' computer...which we never ever saw; and, then, next week, come back and hand out to the class the results of our programs on torn off reams of computer printout paper sheets.

My next experience of computing was on a Tandy Radio Shack Color Computer II; which came with Microsoft BASIC built in. This was essentially a box containing both keyboard & CPU; that you plugged into the back of your TV, via the arial lead, to use as an output monitor screen.

Because, I really can't remember how I programmed using CESIL/but, it was an assembler-like language: JMP/JNE/-etc.; therefore, I always say that my 1st programming language was BASIC. Later on, I brought a PC/and, started using QBASIC/then, later still, Visual BASIC 6/and, now, I'm working on learning Visual BASIC.net.

I like to experiment with learning multiple different programming languages including: Pascal/Delphi/LOGO/Ruby/Java/Javascript/JQuery/HTML/DHTML/XML/XSLT/CSS/Scratch/-etc.

In regards to my screen name: pramgoat; p, is the first letter of my Christian name: Paul/and, Ram Goat is the horroscope star sign symbol for people born under, Aries(March 21-April 19). I was born: April 18th.


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#127
October 16, 2012 at 09:31:04
Welcome onboard pramgoat.

Up to you of-course but I'd be inclined to edit out your second name and exact date of birth. Maybe I'm over sensitive to identity stealing but I don't usually give too much away on the internet.

I still have and use a few of the old GWBASIC programs, although most of what I produced can be done in Excel.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#128
October 25, 2012 at 22:54:06
hi........ I'm a new here.

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#129
October 26, 2012 at 21:00:45
Hello,
My name is Maddy and I like helping people with queries. Glad to join computing.net :)

I like to learn things with regards to the computer.


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#130
October 26, 2012 at 23:27:59
hello i'm from indonesia

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#131
November 11, 2012 at 12:54:15
my name is ambrose norton 74 yrs old & not to savy !
appreciate all the help you give but still dont have the answer

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#132
November 11, 2012 at 13:48:21
ambrosenorton

Welcome on board. If you mean your CD to email question then avoid double posting or both could get removed. You just have to be patient - this is not a staffed forum, people answer questions when they happen to look in.

Don't worry about age - there are older folk that are active helpers on this forum.

While I'm on here a belated welcome to all those who have arrived since I last looked at this thread - not that I'm anyone in particular LOL.


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#133
November 12, 2012 at 05:53:07
Ambrose Norton would like to say thank you for your help & good advice .
anytime I can be of service please ask .

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#134
November 22, 2012 at 16:24:43
Hi everyone. I'm Frank and teach 2nd graders. Derek has helped me so far with a problem. I think the site is great so far.

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#135
November 22, 2012 at 16:51:51
Welcome on-board. Glad to have helped, although I'm not sure where LOL.

EDIT:
Oh yes, of-course - the overheating....


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#136
November 23, 2012 at 01:20:40
Hello, I'm Yuki. Nice to meet you!

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#137
November 27, 2012 at 12:00:24
Hi everyone,
I've been a member here since 2003 I think. I have been working in the IT field since 2002. Early in my IT career these forums helped me out quite a bit when Guys like Mesich were around. Derek I think you were around back then too, along with a few other names I recognise. I'm happy to stop by and offer my advice in my downtime.

ASCII question, get an ANSI


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#138
November 27, 2012 at 13:14:25
Yeah, I remember you. I also remember Mesich - great tech who suddenly vanished from here one day.

At one time I was DerekW so that might ring a bell. Nice to see you still treading the boards.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#139
December 13, 2012 at 13:07:03
Hi - I'm Craig - I check-in here from time to time when things go awry ... I'm kind of a layer 2-7 network protocol geek - so if any of y'all are having issues, I'll try to chime in when I can be of help.

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#140
December 17, 2012 at 02:28:15
Hi i'm Josh and i'm from England and I am 16 years old. I just like to play around with computers because it is simply entertaining, fun and cool.

I was an adventurer like you once until I took an arrow to the knee!


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#141
December 24, 2012 at 22:38:42
I'm Ray. Glad to be a part of the Community.

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#142
December 29, 2012 at 09:53:14
Good morning from S. Arizona. I"m Tom, and I"ll be your guide to insanity-NO! I'm a union-retiree that has gone from a casual internet surfer to a rabid gaming fanatic, constantly upgrading components even though I'm already at my 60fps cap. I enjoy helping others, though I'm still very ignorant of most of computer ins and outs. But I've screwed up many fine components, so perhaps I can tell someone what not to do. heh.

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#143
December 29, 2012 at 10:03:19
Aha trog69. Sometimes I think experience boils down to "having done something the wrong way you know not to do it again". Can be very useful.

Welcome to all the others that have come on-board recently.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#144
January 6, 2013 at 04:51:26
thanks. i will be very glad to ask and share my views. kudos team!!!

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#145
January 12, 2013 at 01:59:40
Hello All, I am new to this community.

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#146
January 12, 2013 at 02:05:38
Welcome to the team Turam and truetrue.

Please reply and let us know if our help worked. Your feedback helps others. Maybe you?


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#147
January 26, 2013 at 12:03:42
Hello to all, just joined at the time I posed a help question. Am 60 yrs and reside in Texas. Respects go to all who give of their time and knowledge. Regards Robert Henley

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#148
January 26, 2013 at 13:38:50
Welcome on board henly150,
and blueeileen1 below.


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#149
January 27, 2013 at 10:48:24
hi my name is eileen and i'm from scotland.just bought a laptop and know nothing.
glad of any help
thank you

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#150
January 28, 2013 at 11:19:51
Welcome to show that never ends, Eileen! We hope you brought enough haggis to share with everyone. ;)

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#151
February 6, 2013 at 07:00:22
Hi my name is Jeronimo and I'm from Miami, glad to be here. Love the intro! I am trying to get my excel application to quit after running a macro. I am not a macro or visual basic pro, but can piece together the logic. The process was working fine a week ago and all of a sudden just stopped. Im now getting that Run-time error '13' Type mismatch. Any assistance on this would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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#152
February 6, 2013 at 08:54:53
jeronimo

Welcome to Computing.net

I suggest you post your issue in the Office software forum here at CN. This forum is for NON computer related issues.


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#153
February 12, 2013 at 09:25:27
Hi I am John and a bit of a dinosaur. I do not like any thing Apple - my belief is the Apple equipment just works and works well. I prefer PCs and Android equipment that makes you think to get it working near as well as the Apple stuff. Therefore the PC/Android stuff is for the "thinking man" the Apple stuff is for the rest.

I'll need lots of help with my thinking going forward.

Take care all.

John


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#154
February 12, 2013 at 12:56:34
I'm with you on that, JohnB! And welcome to Computing.net!
Welcome as well, jeronimo! Hope you get help in Excel from our experts. :)

-JP


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#155
February 19, 2013 at 12:15:14
Hi! My name is Matt and I am working in an R&D lab. Every once and awhile, an engineer will throw a task at me that starts off easily enough, but turns into a major headache. I appreciate sites like this that allow people like me to receive help with issues that others may have already figured out in the past!

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#156
February 19, 2013 at 14:52:28
welcome aboard Matt! You came to the right place....

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds


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#157
February 26, 2013 at 08:02:37
Hi, Sean here, from St. Louis, MO, USA. I sell computer hardware for a living and build PCs as a hobby. I know a fair bit about hardware, but I need to learn more about the ins & outs of Windows and programming. Most of my trouble stems from Windows installation and SSDs.

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#158
March 17, 2013 at 13:37:48
Hi all, I'm Curikat from Northern Kentucky. I run a non-profit and have a long-term interest in computers, hardware & software. Good thing, since I get to play with my home network, and the one at work as well. I don't know near what I'd like to, so my goal is to acquire additional knowledge. I'm unlikely to be dispensing it.

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#159
March 17, 2013 at 18:15:56
Welcome on-board curicat (and anyone else who has come along since I last saw this thread).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#160
March 18, 2013 at 09:14:38
Howdy, My name is Danny From Wisconsin. I am a sign artist. Self employed sign service. Spent 20 years as a sign painter old school. Applied the skills to computer programs, and now mostly do computer assisted design, photoshop, etc. but still do airbrush, pinstriping, etc. too Having trouble with my computer loading firefox and email crazy slow in morning. I'm sure I'll work it all out. Just wanted to say Hi to all the geeks. Im pretty geeked actually, too!

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#161
March 18, 2013 at 16:14:06
welcome to the forum Danny. Try running firefox in safemode (help/ restart with addons disabled/ safe mode) and see if that speeds it up

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds


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#162
March 27, 2013 at 12:32:23
A photography enthusiast, and now an iPad user

Hi I found this site while looking for answers to helping me to do things with my iPad 4 That I was given for Christmas. While thinking about going away for weekends and taking my camera also my iPad I wanted to know how to copy my photographs onto my iPad so I could look at them closer of an evening while away.

I have no problem downloading them onto my tower PC at home, but seem to have come unstuck putting them onto the iPad


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#163
March 31, 2013 at 03:11:26
Hi im zmikey I only use the forum now and again i find it very helpful thanks

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#164
April 11, 2013 at 16:04:32
Hi My name is Tickisha;
My laptop mouse froze on me and in need of wanting it to be resolved, I joined this website to get help. I found just with this simple error with my laptop, it has given me a slight interest in understanding and helping others with computer quirks. I hope I can assist someone with the same help I was offered here on this site.

Thank-you & God bless..


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#165
April 11, 2013 at 16:26:57
Welcome onboard Tickisha (and all other new arrivals).

You wouldn't be the first poster who has eventually turned helper. The trick is to not run before you can walk.

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#166
April 22, 2013 at 00:29:52
Hi friends, I'm new here in this forum and really very glad to join Computing.net. Recently I've experienced a problem and I'm posting that here. Hope you guys will try to resolve it.
Remain blessed.

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#167
April 22, 2013 at 04:01:11
Clyde here. Just an old guy who enjoys tech stuff. Not an expert but self taught by trail and error and searching for answers to solve my issues. I'm creating GPS overlay maps and TourGuides for a niche clientel. Most of my questions have been resolved on GPS forums but think this site can help me with some other isssues as I run into them.

Thanks for being available


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#168
April 25, 2013 at 20:20:32
Hai Everyone :D

I'm the new guy in the house !
Still Newbies in IT...
Hope for the best From Computing.Net TEAM :D

Thanks <3 <3 <3


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#169
April 28, 2013 at 22:44:15
Hie friends, this is LeviKevin from canada (Toronto). I am graduate, 25 years old.

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#170
June 9, 2013 at 06:47:25
Hi folks, this is Iona from US. I'm here to learn a lot of things on computing. Well, why I have joined here honestly is, at time I find confident about my knowledge and at times, I seem to be so outdated :( I wanna keep talking to buddies of my kind to ensure I'm updated :D

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#171
June 15, 2013 at 19:38:31
Hi there,

Xavier from France but living in China.

At first I came here to ask a question on the forum, but i liked the email they sent me once create an account, so here I am introducing myself.

Far from being an expert on computing but eager to learn.

Have a grat day.


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#172
June 15, 2013 at 21:37:45
WOW, welcome to all the newcomers...it's a pleasure to have you onboard...computing.net is an awesome community!

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#173
June 25, 2013 at 11:41:40
Hello everyone,
It gives me a great pleasure to be here with you. I found this site by luck. Also, I applied to this site by luck. I liked th wlcome of this site. It is special and encouraging. I wish that, this sitewould be very useful to me. Actualy I'm not a computer technician or expert. I'm an ordinary person. Sometimes I want to repair or treat my computer problems with myself. Sometimes I attain success and some times I fail. I do not Know any one to ask. Now I think that I'm lucky.

Best wishes to all of us

Mona Ramzi


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#174
July 8, 2013 at 11:09:12
Hi everyone,
I am Starliner57, a name taken from an antique (1957) motor coach. I've been in and out of computing since the first TRS-80 (yes, the 4k and 16k versions running BASIC), and worked in the computer, electronics, and aerospace industries, including the realm of supercomputing in 2000 and unmanned aerial vehicles in 2007. Yet, I still don't know everything, and will not pretend to. I suppose I am an original geek (pocket protector and eyeglasses in elementary school), and have had a lifelong interest in making stuff, recording, and electronics. Nowadays, I am especially interested in music, and I'm an expert-level pilot and builder of RC planes.

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#175
July 8, 2013 at 15:01:57
Welcome aboard all the newcomers - nice to hear all about you too.

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#176
July 10, 2013 at 13:21:26
im chris from scarborough in the uk, I found some of the questions and answers usefull so I thought I would register, hope you all can help me.

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#177
July 10, 2013 at 16:10:41
shimi2013
Welcome. I'm from the UK too, same side but down south in Kent.

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#178
July 21, 2013 at 19:08:28
Hi, this is Linda Martin, well I'm not really aware why am I being called Linda and what's the meaning behind it, just have to ask my parents, lol :) Well, I've been lurking here for sometime when I was really helpless about something and so decided to join here today to ask questions directly as otherwise searching for answers taking a long time ;)

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#179
July 22, 2013 at 09:59:45
Hi my name is Derek, but I go by Newbie10 on CN. I've really enjoyed reading about all of you and especially the people that have helped me and the users I see all the time.

I've been a member for about 3 years now. I originally joined because I was just learning Access VBA and was having trouble. Now I'm helping others!

I'm 25 and from Nebraska, USA. I've been into computers and tech my whole life. I now own and operate my own IT consulting company.

I won't take up too much more of your time :) but I just wanted to thank everyone who has helped me learn and grow and I hope that I have helped others do the same! What I like about being in this line of work, I see a wide variety of issues, similar to what shows up on this site. It's fun to have a challenge and it's a great feeling to be able to use this site to give back to the community!

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#180
July 22, 2013 at 10:06:18
Welcome Linda and Derek (the other one). I'm probably the reason why you couldn't use your real name LOL. I've seen you around - have fun.

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#181
July 23, 2013 at 22:25:37
Hi..
thank for all the adminis for this service and i hope that you will have many new things in the futur

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#182
August 5, 2013 at 14:02:27
Hi everybody im kevin from Colorado.just an old truck driver,thats a gamer and has a lot to learn about pc's.2years ago I dint kno a os from a hdd lol really!gamers on a budget need to build there own rigs cuz u get so much more and spend less.thanks to sites like this I've learned a lot.in last 8 months I've built 2 new gaming rigs with 100%success.changed bios chips assembled several working backup pc's from junk parts and am now building custom watercooled acrylic case for 2 pc's in one case.i know its an old idea but never seen a good solution.please if anyone has any positive input i'd love to hear it.Hey Janus im better at building than navigating so if/when I messup remember ima noobgeek lol sell me a clue and i'll get better ,thank you all and happy killin !

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#183
August 19, 2013 at 08:21:23
hi .. i'm laura .. office manager and assistant IT in Texas
love this site, when ever i am stuck i come here first and almost always find an answer to what ever issue it is i am stuck on! Thanks all!!

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#184
August 19, 2013 at 10:04:07
Welcome on board all new members.

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#186
August 21, 2013 at 11:56:26
My name is Josh & I've been active in the IT industry for roughly 15 years (just started second IT company) - Have been a on/off (life, kids, work, etc) contributor to computing.net since 2004 and enjoy helping others get answers to their questions. At the same time it allows me to stay up-to-date (to an extent) and keep me sharp as far as problem--solving issues that aren't seen every day and thinking out of the box.

Hello to all the fellow computing.net contributors and members!

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#187
August 28, 2013 at 15:19:20
Hey everyone!

I am J0KER ,I'm 23yrs old from Lincoln,Ne (recently relocated from Texas). First day on here taking up space ; reading all the complex issues and great solutions.
It's NOT...very often I search the web in need of help ..and actually stumble upon a website / community of knowledgeable individuals so eager and willing to lend a hand ..or should I say " A brain cell or two" lol ..and not ease some weight out of another being's Wallet/ Purse/ Hand-bag/ Coin purse/ and last but not least........FANNY PACK !!!!!!!

*P.S.* ..if there is a member that comes here often and just so happens to be a ( joyful & jolly ) fanny pack supporter and was offended by my outlandish reference ...I'm sorry...You will then have 1 min and 1 min only to defend and stand up for that part of ya that just won't let it go.....Cuz I'll be busy and in a hurry to race! ahead of you to the next tree you cross paths with to really give a history lesson on what it feels/looks like to 100% fully say.."I saw up that man's KILT!!"
I'm only teasing. lol Thanks for the acceptance and warm welcome. I am much obliged . Have a great day everyone!! * Tips hat in a farewell*


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#188
September 9, 2013 at 22:59:49
Hi, I'm Ray. glad to join this community . just graduated and ready to work in IT industry~~

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#189
September 11, 2013 at 06:49:08
Hi all you youngsters! I am LuAnn, age 58(yes, people DO live that long) and have been a computer user since the 1980s.

My first computer was a big old white 486...the baddest, fastest thing on the market for "ordinary folks" at the time. Better than my co-worker's old 386 by MILES. Sure, go ahead, laugh!

I am now retired, and mostly use my PC for bill pay, photos, and Facebook fun. Still, sometimes the darn thing goes nuts and I have to have help getting it up and running again. I did NOT work in the IT industry, but I did have various jobs in my former workplace that had me TRYING to use Lotus 1-2-3 and lots of other fun non-user-friendly programs. I joined today because my admin user profile can not log on; using the granddaughter's user profile just to access the internet. Wish me luck, and look for my question! Thanks!


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#190
September 11, 2013 at 08:44:16
Welcome LuAnnCrim
Geez, if 58 is old goodness knows what I am.

Welcome also all new members that have arrived since I last looked. BTW I'm just another helper that has lurked on this site for years.

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#191
September 27, 2013 at 04:31:03
Hello all and thank you jpishgar for the welcome. My name is Mike. I'm from the US but living in Barcelona, Spain. Over the last couple of years while researching hardware/software issues I would eventually find myself, and the solution, at this site. So thanks to all those who contributed to making this a site I trust. Because of this trust I finally registered to ask a question of my own in HARDWARE & DEVICES - GENERAL HARDWARE. I look forward to finding the right answers to future issues and maybe providing one or two of my own.

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#192
October 2, 2013 at 12:38:33
Hello,
my name is Kate I am retired and from the UK, I have had computers for about 10 years now but am by no means an expert, so am very glad to be joining and hope to find out about all the problems I get from time to time.

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#193
October 3, 2013 at 06:18:56
zeth3 signing in for the first time, I am a newbie to this forum and already have had some useful suggestions to my recent problem..usually I spend about 2 hours a day on the computer and use it mostly for emails..photo shop and music..and so dont have much traffic with the repair and faults side..but if I can help anyone I will..take care all..z

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#194
October 3, 2013 at 06:50:27
Hi Avatar ET1Mike, kwessie, zeth3, Welcome and Hope you will enjoy your experience on the best computing site online!

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#195
October 17, 2013 at 14:38:54
Hello! My name is Kareema...live in Hanover, PA. Not a computer wiz, by any standards, but I do OK. Looking for work that allows me to work form home (on my computer, of course) and got an opportunity to do a project this past week & I needed some help....so I asked online and your site showed up with the ONLY true reference to my question, so....here I am! :-)

Look forward to learning as much as I can so I have more skills to offer when looking for work. ^_^

KGTigress827


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#196
October 23, 2013 at 14:56:57
Hi I'm tommo3
FromLiverpool uk
I'm a 81 year silver surfer been around since dos 5.0 & win 3.1 days on win 7.0 now I fix them when I can I asked for and received help on this site thanks

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#197
October 23, 2013 at 19:40:52
hi I'm AJ from missouri, i'm retired, i have worked in the computer area for a long time I go back to tab equipment, then the rest of my jobes have been on the mainframe.

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#198
October 24, 2013 at 09:29:14
Welcome onboard KGTigress827, thommo3 and massmanaj.
Good to see new folk from far and wide. Happy computing.

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#199
November 15, 2013 at 00:50:21
Hi Hi ;) I'm Jenn Jenn here from Malaysia n I would like to thank you all very much for helping out. I was browsing through, looking for some help with the HD and I found this link. WOOOoah! ur all Great , helping us out!! I appreciate that very much.

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#200
November 15, 2013 at 11:13:59
Hi Alex Jenn, welcome to the best FREE tech help site! Hope you enjoy your stays!

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#201
November 16, 2013 at 03:35:14
Ty XpUser4real ;) I love it here already <3

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#202
November 20, 2013 at 03:22:48
Hey guys! Supp?
I'm Joyce from California, USA. I have just joined this forum. I was asked to introduced myself. Being an obedient guy, I came here to introduce myself. I'm a normal computer user with average computer expertise. I'm not that good, even not that bad.
I just hope you guys will help me whenever I'm in need and I will help you whenever you people are in need.
Thank you.
Remain blessed.

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#203
November 21, 2013 at 23:37:22
Hi,

I am ken Adams, from Sweden. Now In America.
I like C++, Java and playing dota 2. I am a noob :D
So yeah this is about me.
Over and out


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#204
November 22, 2013 at 07:54:55
Welcome onboard JohnieJN and kebadnss.
Enjoy your visits here.

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#205
January 17, 2014 at 14:19:27
I'm here since 10 years, occasionally switching accounts, and sort of because it's still the one site I think about whenever some issues bother me too much.

Weather is good in Belgium, it's winter since 2 months but no snow yet ... that's f***ed up, cause it's the climate being messed up.

Hi there.


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#206
January 17, 2014 at 15:43:10
User123456789

Good to see inputs on this forum are world wide. I've seen you around several times.

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#207
February 23, 2014 at 10:59:23
Hello. My name is XsilentXbladesX. I prefer not to use my actual identity in virtual space, so I sometimes pretend that I am a Paladin named Mandjekk Maghoran dur Anaari nar Zandisseia, Wolf of the Wild Northern Wind. You may address me as such, if you wish. It rolls off the tongue and is easier to type than XsilentXbladesX but I digress. I discovered this site whilst lurking for reviews and feedback on certain PC components. I consider myself to be a reasonably intelligent person, but when it comes to computer hardware, it's Greek. I hope to remedy that. It is why I registered. When I grow up, I wanna build my own computer. I asked a question about it...I hope it wasn't too long. I tend to be long-winded at times. The thingy said to keep it short...I wanted to be thorough is all...I did type a lot of stuff though....

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#208
February 23, 2014 at 14:49:25
"when it comes to computer hardware, it's Greek"
Having looked at your other post I think you are being a bit modest.

Welcome on board (I'm just one of the general regulars on here).

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#209
April 6, 2014 at 04:53:59
Hi Guys
I am David and am glad to introduce myself.I am a small retail Business owner and live in Dunedin South island Newzealand.
Hoping to find a solution to my tech problems with my computers and interact with you friends
Glad to be here But i really need to sign off now that it is aroud midnight and need to sleep so that i can open my shop early morning Catchup soon

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#210
April 6, 2014 at 12:51:11
Good to see an input from NZ - Welcome. I'm in the UK but my sister has lived at Christchurch NZ for about 35 years. Sticking with it too, despite the terrible earthquake devastation.

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#211
May 2, 2014 at 16:14:36
So wonderful to be among such technical minds. Its fantastic I have to say. I asked a question (maybe more) several weeks ago and received excellent results. Now its time to introduce myself. This looks like a family place for technical minds who help people like me. I'm in Ontario, Canada. Been around a lot of years but my mind is not a technical mind I must say. So thankful for people who are. Of course I'm gifted in other ways. So this is the place to come to when I need computer help. Thanks to you folks.....

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#212
May 2, 2014 at 16:23:19
Welcome onboard - we have many others from Canada who both ask and answer questions on here. A very wide age group too.

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#213
May 5, 2014 at 15:50:08
That moment when you realize that you were 14 when you introduced yourself on this thread, and that you're 16 now... Time really starts flying in high school.

You've been helped by a 16 year old.


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#214
May 17, 2014 at 20:54:36
Hello, I am Gillie and I live on my little sailing boat and am on my first circumnavigation. I am one of two women on board. I have an old Toshiba with vista home basic and we often get issues trying to connect to the internet. Sometimes it is because we are too far away from land, sometimes other reasons.

I have already had one solution from this site, which was quick and easy to understand - Phew! - I am no tech head.

Just wanted to say hello and thanks for being here.

Gillie


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#215
May 18, 2014 at 07:06:33
Sounds exciting Gillie - welcome onboard (excuse the pun).

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#216
May 18, 2014 at 07:18:59
"...moment when you realize that you were 14 when you introduced yourself on this thread, and that you're 16 now..."

Probably not as extreme as when you realize you were 38 when you introduced yourself on this thread, and now you're 54....

Just sayin'...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#217
May 18, 2014 at 11:15:50
@T-R-A: I never realized that you aged at a faster pace than the time perceived by the majority of humans on this planet. This thread is only 27 months old :P

You've been helped by a 16 year old.


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#218
May 18, 2014 at 17:20:36
@ RMT2

Things speed up quickly after 40 :)

(meant to say introduced myself on this board)...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#219
August 12, 2014 at 11:48:38
Hello All,

I'm Dave, in AZ. I worked for many years in a Unix environment and really appreciated the grep command. I'm now working in Windows and needing to skim multiple data files for the bits I need, so I'm trying to figure out the findstr command. Read that "old dog trying to learn a new trick." Wish me luck, lead me by the hand.

Thanks!


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#220
August 12, 2014 at 12:39:49
Hi dapwapo

I expect you've seen this sort of thing:
http://www.computerhope.com/findstr...

If you need detailed help on findstr your best bet is to post your problems on the Programing forum. That's the place our "batch filers" hang out mostly.

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#221
September 5, 2014 at 23:04:32
Hi all, Luke from Belgium. My first "Micro Computer", as it was called in 1979 was Z80 kit (assemble-yourself-kit) with a small BW conventional TV. Programming was in assembler and later a bit of Basic. However my job took me away from computing during the 80's to fix and supervise (telecom) voice networks over PCM (E1,E3,E4) worldwide. During the 90's picked up computing again when the first Network Management Systems started to appear mostly UNIX system. Spent the last 20 years in Asia and currently living in Manila, PH, doing remote support for voice and data networks mostly over PDH & SDH with occasional onsite support, for Asia continent incl. ME.

Luckily I'm not the only old fart here. ;-)
Just trying to learn and share my own Windows, Unix, Linix hardware and software experiences.

Cheers

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#222
September 6, 2014 at 09:07:49
Ha Ha, no your not the only oldie on here. Welcome aboard - I've already seen your name.

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#223
September 24, 2014 at 11:21:00
My handle is 2organized although I don't think you can ever be too organized. I've been in IT for 25 years starting out on a System 36 that weighed a physical ton and barely fit in our elevator. Sometimes I feel like the longer I work the less I know.

I was previously self-taught but I am currently taking classes in a struggle to stay relevant.

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#224
September 24, 2014 at 12:46:17
Aha - I ought to be called disorganized. Welcome to Computing.Net (I'm just one of the regulars that's all). If things keep getting smaller and lighter they are in danger of vanishing.

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#225
November 7, 2014 at 08:34:37
hi everyone.i am from uk and have never been on any site like this before.i am so out of my depth with anything technological,but as i have a teenage son i find i am needing some help,esp as i am no millionaire and cant buy a new piece of equipment every time something goes wrong.
i hope someone can help me,cause god only knows in this i cant seem too.


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#226
November 7, 2014 at 09:42:48
momverylost

Like the handle LOL. Welcome on-board. I'm from the UK too (Kent) and one of the many regulars around these parts.

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#227
November 11, 2014 at 19:27:20
hi,everyone.I am from China, you can call me Joey.
The site is reaaaaally fantastic.
I am happy to be here.

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#228
November 12, 2014 at 06:44:13
JoeyTan

Good to see you here. You can learn a lot and you can give a lot.

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#229
February 1, 2015 at 10:37:03
Hi Im Bre new to this:)
Im hear trying to learn how and if I can make my computer private on a home network

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#230
February 1, 2015 at 11:11:04
Welcome on-board Bre. I tend to respond here because I have the thread marked - just a regular that's all. We all learn from each other on here.

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#231
February 21, 2015 at 13:09:29
hello everybody my name is Anthony and i feel blessed to be among great minds like the one's here on this blog. i have been doing repair and trouble shooting for some 5 years. i watch professor messer's for my education. glad to be here. thanks

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#232
February 21, 2015 at 13:32:19
Hi Anthony - Welcome
Looks like you might be able to help out on a few posts if you get the time.

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#233
February 28, 2015 at 09:58:52
Hi. I'm Joann. Thank you for welcoming me. I am so excited I found this site. I'm terrible with computers and I'm hoping to learn a lot from this. I'm just a basic user but mess up a whole bunch and I'm ready to give up. I took out the dummies for seniors hoping I can learn a little bit at least. Thank all who sent in solutions. I'll let you know the outcome. I'm afraid to touch the start key at this point:))

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#234
February 28, 2015 at 13:04:24
joann623
Always remember that even experts had to start somewhere. Also being a senior is no barrier - you'd be surprised at the average age of helpers around here.

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#235
March 2, 2015 at 13:28:06
hey im kj wassup ppl

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#236
March 2, 2015 at 14:01:32
Hi there kj4444 - welcome aboard.

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#237
April 4, 2015 at 10:12:12
Hi. I only just today joined Computing Net. I am from South Africa, Pretoria. I am Afrikaans speaking with English as second language. Therefore please be patient with me.

I had to ask a "stupid" question today since my son, who was the PC expert in our house, died do to a hit and run accident in 2012.

Since then I was forced to do all the maintenance on my 2 desktops and laptop myself. Therefore they are all old and probably need to be replaced. I managed to load Windows 7 on this PC but need the other one to stay with XP since I still have IsoDraw 4 on it. Isodraw4 can only work with XP or lower but Windows 7 is to far advanced for this 1998 Program.

Today I wanted start up my XP PC with “Hiren’s” to try to correct some errors. I could get in the Bios but was not able to do any changes except changing the password. “Fingers” came to the rescue only minutes after I asked for advice. This is very good and I never expected the answer that fast. Thank you. I think this is a good Forum!


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#238
April 4, 2015 at 11:03:11
Hi Dolf.

Welcome to the forum. I like to greet new folk but I'm nobody special, just one of the regulars.

No need to be coy about your English either, #237 was perfectly readable. There are a lot of English speaking folk around who are nowhere near as good.

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#239
April 4, 2015 at 13:54:51
Welcome Dolf, so sorry to hear about your son. Glad Fingers was able to help you.

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#240
May 24, 2015 at 03:50:43
hi, i am marvin hunkin from adelaide, australia. i am 50, live with my parents, totally blind. have 2 brothers, one sister, 4 nehpews and 3 neices. one of jehovah's witnesses, http://www.jw.org. am a programming student doing certificate iv programming from http://www.upskilled.edu.au and also have a diploma of website development from http://wsi.tafensw.edu.au. and use jaws for windows from http://www.freedomscientific.com. have a toshiba satellite c-50-a running windows 8.1 64 bit enterprise, got from my lectuer, for staff and students, as had windows 7 pro 64 bit and purchased it from http://www.megabuys.com.au in brisbane, australia. and got an extra 4 gb ram, so got 8 gb ram, a intel i 7 3 dual core 2.5 / 3.5 processor, 750 gb hard disk, 700 gb hidden particion, dvd writer, 1 usb 3 port, 2 usb 2 ports, card reader, etc. got visual studio community eidtion 2013 , and looking to develop an accessible web based space invaders game for the blind and sighted. i am a star trek fan, and have listened to audio described episodes on http://www.blindy.tv. audio description is where they have an extra audio track and some one describes the non dialog scenes, like on deep space nine one little ship, says the ship navigagtes around a bulk head, barely misses sisko, and the romulon commander, tec, then the dialog picks up. and also love the next generation, voyager and enterprise. also love my 80s and 90s music and have a panosonic portable stereo plays usb and got a 30 gb usb stick, and exercise on my enduro 318 treadmill 4 times a wee 60 minutes a time so 3 to 4 hours of exercise per week. also love listening to talking books, have a portable talking book player and get books on dvd from http://www.visionaustralia.org and the current one i am listening to is called cresent dawn, by clive and dirk cussler, the national underwater marine agency and dirk and summer pit adventures. okay, that's about it. love my sci fi, love my tech, a bit of a geek, reinstalled windows vista, windows 7, and windows 8 and the jaws screen reader heaps of times, and yes give free tech help to family and friends. chat soon. marvin. ps: also like listening to sport on the radio, a big aussie rules footy and rugby league fan and love my basketball.

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#241
May 24, 2015 at 07:57:59
VisionMan

Welcome on board. We have a regular helper on here from Perth Australia, only about 3000 kilometres away from you LOL. Watch out - helping on here is addictive, I've been camping on this forum for nearly 16 years. Happy computing.

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#242
June 6, 2015 at 10:18:08
Hello folks. I'm a first timer who is currently living in Ireland. Quite new to all this. Thanks for leaving the door open.

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#243
June 6, 2015 at 10:26:07
We were all first timers at one time - welcome aboard (from one of the mob).

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#244
June 17, 2015 at 12:53:26
Hey guys, what's up! My name is Moe aka D_Synth, 33, from NYC. An intermediate computer lover. I love fixing all my computer problems myself or with the help of a informormed forum such as this.

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#245
June 17, 2015 at 14:11:13
Welcome D_Synth. It's a two way thing around these parts and can become addictive.

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#246
June 23, 2015 at 13:32:19
Copy/pasted from another post:

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Originator - Frustrated

Hello, I am a person who likes to build it's own computersystem. I am an avid digital photographer and am therefore always in need of new, fast systems. I like to build these myself and put together a system with exactly the componenents I need. For example, I am not a gamer and therefore choose not to spent too much money on graphic cards; I would rather spent that on a ssd or more memory, a faster CPU etc. By building my own systems I try to avoid paying too much for luxury componenets I do not need. This is just a hobby of mine; I do not make any money with the pictures I take either; it's just fun for me basically!
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As I said on there - welcome on-board.

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#247
June 24, 2015 at 03:05:07
Hi I'm Ruben. I just want to join this forum for me to learn about computer. Actually I'm more familiar with the computer hardware and I want to know more about software. I asked my first question because it would be very useful for my project

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#248
June 24, 2015 at 07:36:27
Welcome Ruben.
It's give and take on here so you might well be able to help on hardware issues.

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#249
August 22, 2015 at 02:46:24
Hi everyone,my names Kiri and Ive joined so I can help my 60 yr old friend hopefully fix her computer.

I used her name so I dont get distracted from the cause :) We're from NZ and we are glad to have found this website.

Nice to meet everyone and thanks in advance for all the help we can get.

Cheers


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#250
August 22, 2015 at 06:50:44
Welcome on board. I've a sister in Christchurch but maybe you're from the North Island. We come from far and wide on here. They guy helping you on your post (Johnw) is from Australia so your time zones won't be too far adrift. I'm from the UK.

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#251
September 8, 2015 at 19:10:58
Hi,
PJRM58 here. I'm in Aotearoa New Zealand and I've been a Mac-freak from way back when. I have just received an old iMac G4 which I am trying to hook up to the internet, hence the hookup to the Forum. Hi to everyone else. I really like the idea of communicating with a bunch of people form ALL over the world ... especially since the Rugy World Cup is starting in a couple of weeks. Go the All Blacks! Cheers

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#252
September 9, 2015 at 14:36:38
Hi PJRM58

Welcome. Don't worry about being a Mac freak - we can always dive for cover or put on a tinfoil hat. Nah, we have a lively Mac forum here and help can often be both ways on these forums.

I'm in the UK so if you have any spare heat in a few months time by all means direct it my way.

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#253
November 8, 2015 at 20:17:22
Hi, I'm RzRGoldElite, but you can call me Brady. I'm live in northwest Louisiana in the US with a burning desire for old computers. I'm hoping to have a good time on Computing.net and thanks for having me!

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#254
November 9, 2015 at 04:32:53
Hi RzRGoldElite

Several forums for old computers here - from just plain DOS to Win ME.
Welcome!

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#255
November 30, 2015 at 13:31:21
My name is Kate, good to be om the board

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#256
December 2, 2015 at 01:14:20
i am Jay Sarma, a computer geek that does programs in c, c , visual basic, java and batch. i wanna pursue my study as a software engineer but my parents are against it. i m here to increase my rank and make people see my posts and answers and spread knowledge. nd justin weber, i m a great fan of urs :)

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#257
December 2, 2015 at 12:12:30
Welcome on board Kate_P and jaysarma987.

Plenty of scope for give and take around these parts - have fun.

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#258
December 2, 2015 at 21:25:35
Hi Everyone! I'm Leo Jia from Shanghai, China. You may call me Leo for short. I just found you guys and this site when I'm try to solve some problems with my own computer. And I thought it will be cool to join you guys. All the best wishes to you all!

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#259
December 3, 2015 at 07:54:38
Welcome. I've already seen you on another post. Better say, I'm nobody in particular - just one of the regular helpers that has been on here for years.

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#260
December 14, 2015 at 16:33:00
Hello.....noedge from Virginia here. After the most humongous update (Microsoft called it a major upgrade) I've ever downloaded since getting win10, I noticed that I got my colored title bars back. What took them so long? Why did it require an update that was bigger than the original win10 upgrade? That, and boo to edge.....I'm IE for life.

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#261
December 14, 2015 at 17:06:31
noedge
Yep, on my main computer I'm still sitting on the fence with the Win 8.1 to 10 Upgrade, although I'll probably wait forever for it to be bug free (or even reasonably so). Welcome to the forum.

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#262
December 27, 2015 at 11:28:13
Well, I can honestly say I can't believe this thread started almost 4 years ago. Hi again everyone, I'm still alive!

Even in a book of lies, sometimes you find truth.


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#263
December 27, 2015 at 15:10:57
RMT2

Good to see that name again - how are you doing?

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#264
December 31, 2015 at 15:48:11
Hey

18 year old RainBawZ from Norway here. I registered here back in 2013, mainly to learn and recieve help with different programming issues. Since then I've focused mostly on batch programming, and the help I've recieved here has helped so much that I've gotten past the point where I doubted my own skills, and have started helping people on here as well.

Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet ;)


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#265
December 31, 2015 at 17:15:46
I've seen your excellent responses on the Programming forum. Good to hear you are spreading your wings - that's what often happens around here.

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#266
January 5, 2016 at 17:42:58
Derek, I graduated high school and now I'm entering the workforce. It's saddening to see so many "Active over a month ago" messages on these old names I used to know.

Even in a book of lies, sometimes you find truth.


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#267
January 5, 2016 at 18:03:18
RMT2
Yes, not so many of the old names around these days. We're lighter on posters too, largely due to the throw away society. There are a lot more factory restore or trash it folk around I guess due to tablets etc.

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#268
January 15, 2016 at 20:59:53
Derek, I'm looking into starting a computer recycling company in the future. It really appeals to me to take nearly perfect usable used computers, breathe a little life into them, and then make them available to people again.

But with the rise of sub-$300 laptops and desktops, it does unfortunately create a never ending cycle. Buy a cheap PC, breaks after a year, buy a new cheap PC, and it happens over and over.

Even in a book of lies, sometimes you find truth.


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#269
January 16, 2016 at 16:03:20
RMT2

Nice idea and good for the planet. I'm not sure how many takers you would get though.

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#270
March 12, 2016 at 10:29:24
I to all!! I'm Marlon from Italy. I want to learn something new with this forum!

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#271
March 12, 2016 at 11:23:11
Welcome Marlon. You are sure to learn, many of the helpers on here were folk who came here to ask questions in the first place.

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#272
April 10, 2016 at 10:56:01
Hello to everyone!
i found this fantastic forum about win 3.x, cause i've got old pc's (like old ibm...), and is the only one help, in the net for win 3.x!!!!

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#273
April 10, 2016 at 14:28:20
Welcome aboard. I bet Win 3.x is now as safe as houses because nobody is busy writing viruses for it.

You might have to wait a little for a reply to your Win 3.x post but there are definitely still folk chipping in on there. Good luck with it.

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#274
April 11, 2016 at 13:28:47
ludedude25 - at the time I had a Honda Prelude and I was 25. My how time flys. I'm from Indiana. Boy how this site has changed. Love seeing so many familiar names still posting here it was and still is a great learning experience. I've probably been a member for 16+ years started out posting in the DOS / 3.1 and win95/98 forums. It's funny how now those computers I asked questions about are Vintage now and I still have most of them. I'm thinking on firing some of them up for old times sake lol.

Compaq Presario SR2010NX
Athlon X2 6000+ 3.0Ghz
4GB DDR2 800
nVidia 512mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW
Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon


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#275
April 20, 2016 at 00:04:50
I want to talk with you

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#276
April 20, 2016 at 04:42:29
ludedude25
Looks like you've been on here even longer than me. My first post (a question using the name Prof, now gone) was mid 1999.

beibeibei2039
Chat away in "The Lounge" whenever you like but if it is a computer problem then select the most appropriate forum and put it on there to get the best help.

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#277
May 4, 2016 at 00:25:46
my name is philip from Canada. i clicked on I clicked on welcome to introduction thread in my email and fond myself here at top of list with not button saying click here to intro yourself. so I scrolled to bottom to find this post reply box. so i hope its the right procedure. I programmed my fist computer in 1965 . I can program IBM mainframes in 4 different languages not to mention cl. . but every one gets mad at me for not doing it right. im new here how am I supposed to know. go back and take a 6 month course at college. I just had a simple question and ended up here. I suppose 6 months from now ill still be hear asking the same question because I did not ask it right. my question how do I stop gmail from demanding me change my legit password. just because one of my team in another country was trying to get back ito their email after I had mad adjustments to their filters while in my homw country. The internet is international so what difference does it make if I fly to Philippines that I can not get into my own account. how do I make gmail turn off this stupid feature which I dont need. I dont want or need to change my password so let me sign in with the old one or at least let me change the password back to the original to show its really me but gmail wont let me re use an old but legit password. why does not gmail just mind its own business and shut up

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#278
May 4, 2016 at 06:33:53
Welcome. Keep an eye on your previous post about the gmail query, this one:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ne...
You asked the question fine but it is difficult to imagine that anyone other than gmail can answer it..

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#279
July 4, 2016 at 16:20:20
Hi everyone, new this site, not a computer geek,
Looking forward to getting some help from the pros,

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#280
July 4, 2016 at 17:27:53
Welcome on board - enjoy.

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#281
September 1, 2016 at 20:13:43
Hello friends,

My name is Zahazulaika. u can call me Zulaika. I'm new member of computing.net. I'm from Malaysia. I love to learn new thing especially about IT and programming..Additional, I now ongoing in practical training to complete my degree holder.

Thanks and regards,
Zulaika


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#282
September 2, 2016 at 05:38:37
Welcome on board. Many years ago I spent 18 months in your neck of the woods - Singapore (Changi), Penang Island, Kuala Lumpur etc.

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#283
September 10, 2016 at 19:38:46
Hi! I'm a CS student, past grad of Graphic Design. Learning Linux, Born into IBM, started using computers in '88 when I was 8. Gamer, looking to go PC, but sticking to consoles for a while longer. Interested in video game design, full-time tattoo artist. My foundation is fine art. Glad to be here!

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#284
September 11, 2016 at 07:36:29
Welcome. I'm just one of the helpers who camp out in this place. It's a "to and fro" sort of place, often folk arrive asking for help then eventually help others.

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#285
September 22, 2016 at 21:47:23
Hi I'm Janet and I have NO idea where I am supposed to introduce myself. This little box was the only place I could type. I'm 67 and have been in renewable energy since 1997. I have assisted in constructing solar power plants, biofuel (my favorite) and worked with wind. I'm currently involved in a few projects, one is in Africa and the other, hopefully will be in New Mexico.
I'm here because I'm frustrated with the Windows 10 script error I keep getting and to get rid of it, I have to pay. I understand Windows is supposed to fix it (so I heard). I get this error on all the web searches I do for research.

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#286
September 23, 2016 at 06:49:16
"I have NO idea where I am supposed to introduce myself"
Then don't underestimate yourself LOL because you chose exactly the right place, although not everyone bothers. Welcome on board. Don't worry about age, you'd be surprised about the age of some of the helpers here - my 80th looms up this month.

As for your Windows 10 query, on the right hand side you should see the various forums. Pop your query in under the heading Windows 10 (top right of the list). If you need to add more later then go to your post and respond at the bottom of the page as if you were replying - we will recognise your name.

I have this thread tagged so if you can't find your way around come back and I'm bound to spot it sooner or later. I'm just one of the regulars in case you wondered. Joined mid 1999 and still at it.

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September 29, 2016 at 01:53:28
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#288
September 29, 2016 at 05:19:16
Welcome on board. You are in exactly the right place for introductions.

The place for your question is on the Windows 10 forum. This is "The Lounge" which is for general chat. However, while you are on here if you have Google Toolbar try removing it because it has been known to cause script errors.

If you are using Internet Explorer also go to IE > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced. Under "Browsing" put a check mark in both "Disable script debugging options".

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#289
October 14, 2016 at 02:54:10
“Long Path Tool” is very helpful for this error !
best solution for your problem.

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#290
December 7, 2016 at 22:17:24
Use “Long path tool” software and keep yourself cool.

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