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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Use windows 7 forever?
« on: June 06, 2019, 03:34:13 PM »
Here is one for the books!
The other night I tried to update to W10pro 64 bit and it failed because v1909 tried to download updates for devices that already had up to date drivers.

Today, I bought W10 home edition and it installed W10Pro 1809

Could that be because I had already tried it directly from MS?

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Use windows 7 forever?
« on: June 03, 2019, 10:13:00 AM »
It appears that drivers, not that big really, are the main issue.
For several months I've had a minor issue with W7 Pro. More often than I care for, if I shut down the computer normally, then when it's turned on again, it boots up ok but desktop shortcuts won't start any programs or games. However, text documents open just fine. After rebooting 2 or 3 times, even doing a hot shutdown, everything is back to normal.

I discovered that once I have a normally functioning system and want it that way the next session, instead of shutting it down, I put it in sleep mode, then turn off the power. The next time the power is turned on, I take the pc out of sleep mode and it's in the normal state as before.

Since windows 7 support (security updates mostly) ends next year, what if someone made a fresh install of W7. could it still be updated to what it is now? Anyhow, I purchased a 1 TB external drive for $53 at WalMart and store a system image on it. About 2 years ago a hard drive failed and I had to reinstall everything. This time I'm prepared. If my present HD ever fails, I'll just get a new HD, plop in a repair disk and then give it the system image. Everything will be as before the HD failure.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Use windows 7 forever?
« on: June 02, 2019, 08:52:49 AM »
I'm seriously considering it. Going to windows 10 means searching for new hardware drivers. Most of your programs and games are likely to stop working.

What if the unthinkable happens and you have to reinstall w7? What about the security updates that probably can't be downloaded? Is your current antivirus software all that's necessary?

Make a system backup image weekly, daily, monthly? Or simply don't use windows at all. And the ultimate, do target practice on all your computers!

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Old license tag
« on: May 08, 2019, 07:21:55 AM »
Turner Classic Movies doesn't even have Saintly Sinners, which I found at another source.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Old license tag
« on: May 07, 2019, 02:23:56 PM »
It's a free tag number, not subject to any licensing bureau, that obviously A or Any movie producer can safely use.
Can you imagine the first time CEU 709 was used in a movie? What if the original tag were found, I wonder what it would be worth! How many movies used that particular number? To have all of them would probably be a priceless collection.

P.S.

I've contacted Turner Classic Movies and enquired about the particular movie in question. Sure will be surprised if I get a profitable reply.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Old license tag
« on: May 07, 2019, 12:27:01 AM »
Saintly Sinners did in fact have a rear tag CEU709, but not the movie I was talking about with a front tag. However, the movie is an excellent viewing experience. The license tag CEU709 is a prop used in other movies as well. Thanks for this movie lead which is now part of my personal Oldies B&W collection.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Old license tag
« on: May 02, 2019, 12:02:35 PM »
Several decades ago, maybe in the 1950's, I watched a gangster movie on T.V.
A dying man gave his friend a few hundred dollars, maybe 300, to get him a car, since he never had one.
As the man lay dying in the street, a car arrives with the front license tag CEU709. I sure would like to
find out the movie title in order to relieve this persistent need to know.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Could cell phones be a culprit?
« on: February 06, 2019, 11:00:38 AM »
Cell phones can and have exploded due to faulty batteries. Stored in baggage in the cargo hold, could they be the culprit in some airline tragedy's? Maybe cell phones should be banned from carry on and stored baggage! Especially in a passenger's pocket or purse!

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / A merry HO HO HO
« on: December 24, 2018, 09:01:40 AM »
garr and I wish everyone a most Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Old Sierra game nostalgia
« on: December 01, 2018, 12:47:09 PM »
Police Quests are about the only ones I couldn't really get into.

I remember, when playing Conquest Of Camelot, it could easily fail from cache overflow. After finally completing it, I sent a save file to Ken and his significant other, to show I had actually completed the game and the fact that my eyes were square (from staring at the monitor countless hours) and rather crusty. They replied with an apology and hoped my eyes would soon return to normal. hahaha!

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: SpaceVenture a Two Guys Game
« on: November 26, 2018, 09:31:09 AM »

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Star Trek Thread - Split from Star Wars
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:55:57 PM »
Borg... huh! A race that consumes, assimilates, depletes all resources, then moves on through the universe, repeat, repeat, repeat, never ending. Could this actually be a discription of the human race?

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: " A recollection of times past".
« on: March 26, 2018, 09:47:39 PM »
Oh, he**... you guys are spring chickens. I hit 75 this past Dec, 2017 and my life is chocked full of what ifs, but I guess I'm right where I'm supposed to be. For instance, in high school ran against a guy and beat him in the 100. Years later he was an Olympian. Had a chance to marry into money and declined. Was offered $90 a week to go to school for IBM, nope! After two weeks in basic training at Ft. Knox was offered a trip to OCS, turned it down. Etc, Etc. What if?

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / MCAAHNY
« on: December 24, 2017, 09:15:30 PM »
2 hours and 45 minutes to go from this location on the east coast. See you gals n guys in the new year.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Monitor technology is really advancing
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:16:54 PM »
I've been mulling over about a couple of things:
Remember the old CCD technology (charged coupled device) used in video cameras? It collected info and put it on tape (vhs, etc.) Why in heck can't this be applied to a printer, thereby eliminating ink and toner? The 8.5/11 sheets would actually be the same type of tape except in sheets. DUH... am I the only one to think of this?

Secondly, what about a container of monitor paint, whereby you just literally use a brush or sprayer to paint a square area on virtually any surface, wait for it to dry, attach a cable to it and instantly have your own personalized monitor.

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