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  1. Have you done a good house cleaning lately? Clear temp files, ran your security utilities? Etc...
  2. Bumping this because the "edited" post still says 9:00 am...
  3. You see, I don't see what the "health care" thing is all about. Even at half of todays prices, how much do you pay and pay and pay before you might need some serious help? Being single, 35 years old and in good health, I opted to buy 40 acres of heaven and pay off my house instead of stuffing the coffers of Blue Cross. In the last 30 years, I've spent less than $5000 at doctors. By golly, I figure I saved over $100,000.00 by playing the "pay as you go" plan. "Free" healthcare benefits have chased US companies overseas. Even though there are plenty of plans out there, they are abused. (like Canada's and the UK) by kids with sniffles, warts and boo boos. That use and abuse raises the prices to everyone or breaks the back of a national plan. Sure there are folks who need a higher level of care. But everyone? I don't think so. Young healthy families? Nope. Think real hard on what you pay for a plan, and decide what you can pay out of pocket for the occasional trip to the doctor. I see savings there... JMHO
  4. Well, having a special "Strippers" visa seems important. Good article, I've heard about the problems with national healthcare up there and from my Brit husband. AMERICANS, it don't work!!!
  5. Ha! It ended up to to be the dang cable. Gonna try a different one today.
  6. Tanx, TT. Will tackle it tomorrow. We need to get one of her LCD's here to give all of it a try.
  7. That sounds like the best idea. Will download them here and give it a try tomorrow at her house. We don't have any LCD's here. Funny that it's fine on a CRT...
  8. I assume you mean the manufacturer of the LCD's? We did check that within Windows. Remember, the BIOS start up screen is fuzzy and unreadable, the Windows start up is fine and after that all is a mess. This all stared with a game, she said. All was fine before.
  9. Done that... And that wouldn't explain why it works fine with a CRT.
  10. My neighbor asked about her monitor going fuzzy. She said it happened when the kids went to play a game. #1- the black and white start up screen is unreadable, fuzzy. #2- the Windows XP start up screen is fine. #3- It then goes back to all fuzzy... It's the same way on two different LCD monitors, but when I brought it home and hooked up a CRT, all is fine and dandy. Any ideas out there?
  11. I'ma older than dirt... I love it, too bad the kids now a days can't experience a slice of it with out laughing in disbelief.
  12. bozodog

    Perfect Steaks

    Ok, so I'm rightly hungry now... Hey Pete, did you ever make that stuffed cabbage? Just thinking about that as I made a huge roaster full the other day.
  13. Mmmm, you make me wanna knock the 12" of ice and snow off the grill cover and fire 'er up!
  14. Dan was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed a wife with which to share his fortune. One evening at an investment meeting he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty took his breath away. 'I may look like just an ordinary man,' he said to her, 'but in just a few years, my father will die, and I'll inherit 20 million dollars.' Impressed, the woman obtained his business card and three days later, she became his stepmother. Women are so much better at estate planning than men.
  15. Good luck, 75. In our drive it would turn into a skating rink.
  16. Ahhh, I knew I would get some real input from y'all. Shanenin, it could be onboard, if so, a new card would fix. Same for you 75... I will post back, if the poor guy can get back on-line....
  17. I know the poster is unclear, but I'ma thinking it's more than a grafix card issue. Any ideas?
  18. Still snowing... I put on my lined flannel shirt, warm socks and snow boots. Found my fleece watch cap and zipped up my wind proof winter coat. Then I went outside and cleaned hubby's snow shovel off. Heh heh... I'm done.
  19. Where's the cup holders?
  20. From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs - legally Zune Adam Sherwin, Media Correspondent, in Cannes After a decade fighting to stop illegal file-sharing, the music industry will give fans today what they have always wanted: an unlimited supply of free and legal songs. With CD sales in free fall and legal downloads yet to fill the gap, the music industry has reluctantly embraced the file-sharing technology that threatened to destroy it. Qtrax, a digital service announced today, promises a catalogue of more than 25 million songs that users can download to keep, free and with no limit on the number of tracks. The service has been endorsed by the very same record companies - including EMI, Universal Music and Warner Music – that have chased file-sharers through the courts in a doomed attempt to prevent piracy. The gamble is that fans will put up with a limited amount of advertising around the Qtrax website’s jukebox in return for authorised use of almost every song available. The service will use the “peer-to-peer†network, which contains not just hit songs but rarities and live tracks from the world’s leading artists. Related Links Nor is a lack of compatibility with the iPod player expected to put fans off. Apple is unlikely to allow tracks downloaded from its rival to be compatible with iPods, but, while the iPod is the most popular music player, it has not succeeded in dominating the market: sales of the iPod account for 50 million out of 130 million total digital player sales. Qtrax has also spoken of an “iPod solutionâ€, to be announced in April. Qtrax files contain Digital Rights Management software, allowing the company to see how many times a song has been downloaded and played. Artists, record companies and publishers will be paid in proportion to the popularity of their music, while also taking a cut of advertising revenues. The Qtrax team, which spent five years working on the system, promised a “game-changing†intervention in the declining recorded music market when the service was presented at the Midem music industry convention in Cannes. The singer James Blunt gave Qtrax a cautious welcome. “I’m amazed that we now accept that people steal music,†he said. “I was taught not to steal sweets from a sweet shop. But I want to learn how this service works, given the condition the music industry is in.†Qtrax, a subsidiary of Brilliant Technologies Corporation, has raised $30 million (£15 million) to set up the service, which is available in the US and Europe from today. Allan Klepfisz, president of Qtrax, said: “Customers now expect music to be free but they do not want to use illegal sites. We believe this . . . has the support of the music industry and allows artists to get paid.†Ford, McDonald’s and Microsoft are among the advertisers signed up to support what is thought to be the world’s largest legal music store. The service says that adverts will be nonintrusive and will not appear each time a song is played. As with iTunes, customers will have to download Qtrax software. They will own the songs permanently but will be encouraged to “dock†their player with the store every 30 days so it can gather information on which songs have been played. Jean-Bernard Levy, chief executive of Vivendi Universal, said the crisis in the music industry had been overstated despite EMI’s radical cost-cutting. He said: “Look at Universal – we have double-digit profit margins. But we would like strong competition from the other major record companies to help the industry grow.†Universal has poached the Rolling Stones from EMI and Mr Levy said that others could follow as thousands of staff and artists are made redundant. On the appearance of Qtrax, Mr Levy gave warning that the lack of compatibility between competing digital music players was as big a problem as file-sharing. And Paul McGuinness, the manager of U2, said that the sound quality of MP3 downloads was becoming an issue for bands and fans. “There is a growing consumer revolt against online audio quality,†he said.
  21. Oh Sultan, you don't know how bad I'd love to see hot sand and sunshine right now.... Just a few days ago: