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General / Re: TheNewComputer
« Last post by genie on September 25, 2017, 10:06:44 AM »
We found a glitch in my new system, so it's going back to the tech for about two days.  Will be back soon.
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Coming Soon / Re: Gunpowder - BBC series with Kit Harington
« Last post by genie on September 24, 2017, 09:07:07 PM »
Genie, not sure if you've heard about this upcoming series starring Kit Harington. It's about the Gunpowder Plot to kill King James I & VI. He's actually playing one of his ancestors....

There doesn't seem to be an air date yet



Thanks.  Yes, I did know about it. I have the 2004 dvd of "Gunpowder Treason and Plot.  Starred Michael Fassbender as Guy Fawks, I think.  Clemence Posey as Mary Queen of Scots, Kevin McKidd as her lover.  Many other cast members you know well today.  That was my first Fassbender movie, but he plays a smallish part.

This new one is a 3 episode series in the UK. I've just looked - still no date of release.

Keep me posted if you see adverts over there.



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Coming Soon / Gunpowder - BBC series with Kit Harington
« Last post by DCM on September 24, 2017, 02:57:40 PM »
Genie, not sure if you've heard about this upcoming series starring Kit Harington. It's about the Gunpowder Plot to kill King James I & VI. He's actually playing one of his ancestors....

There doesn't seem to be an air date yet
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Berlin Station / Re: 2017-09-17 - Richard Armitage at Emmy Awards
« Last post by genie on September 24, 2017, 05:31:11 AM »
at age 4 or so I was pretty sure men with beards could not be trusted  LOL.

That's pretty sage advice at any age you are. (Gli not included), especially the single ones.  LOL
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General / Re: TheNewComputer
« Last post by genie on September 24, 2017, 05:23:46 AM »
Had a hell of a time re-installing the simplest of programs on the new one!
I actually had to buy new licenses for Word and all the rest, including Windows Media Player, which I need for my English classes.  arg!

I'm having to re-buy licenses, too.  What a mess.  It's certainly not going without a hitch.  :fav255:

I'm not sure if you know, but most software manufacturers know where their files are. It used to be they kept track of your IP address, and would watch for someone else from a different IP was trying to install it.  Today, some now track it down to the MAC address which means they know exactly which computer it's on. I ran into one program where it knew that the program was a second install at the same address because the "Machine Registration numbers" were different. So I had to buy a second copy.

As far as learning, I found a big hammer and .... intimated it.  LOL

So far, Outlook is giving me problems. It's working fine but I have been unable to import all my old phone and address's.  An itunes is a pest.


A MAC address is unique in that no two MAC addresses are ever the same. This differs from IP addresses that can be dynamic and can change. MAC addresses are stored in the hardware of a system, usually on the computer's firmware mechanism or the system's read-only memory. The standard notation for a MAC address is defined by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The notation includes six groups of two hexadecimal digits. These groups are separated with hyphen or a colon.

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General / Re: TheNewComputer
« Last post by Luce on September 24, 2017, 03:16:18 AM »
I'm just relieved the transition went without a hitch!

Genie, where did you learn all that compyter stuff?
I can only do the simple things, such as Word and Excel, and Outlook and Gmail.
My hard disk went dead during the summer. Had a hell of a time re-installing the simplest of programs on the new one!
I actually had to buy new licenses for Word and all the rest, including Windows Media Player, which I need for my English classes.  arg!
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Berlin Station / Re: 2017-09-17 - Richard Armitage at Emmy Awards
« Last post by blueeyedbookworm on September 23, 2017, 07:28:01 PM »
I'm a fan of them for the most part--like DCM, I think it depends some on the person; some guys definitely look nicer with them than others do, and they can really make a guy look striking sometimes. And like DCM mentioned, some guys can look a bit baby-faced without one, and a beard makes them look more their age. Though I will say I think that men who can't grow a thick, full beard shouldn't try...those thin, weedy beards are so unsettling  :fav210:

Mostly I think I'm just used to beards; almost all of my male friends either have a full beard or a goatee, or some scruff at the very least (a sign that I hang out with a lot of beer-drinking hipsters, probably :P). Peder was actually almost clean-shaven when I met him, but has since started wearing a full beard nearly all the time, and I like it on him--especially since it's bright red and enhances his Viking-esque look LOL TBH I like the scruffy look is best on him, but he says that's right at the stage where it's really itchy, so I sadly don't get to see it much, haha!

Would you believe I used to be scared of men with beards when I was a little girl? No idea why...my dad never had one, so maybe I just thought they looked weird, but whatever the reason, at age 4 or so I was pretty sure men with beards could not be trusted  LOL.
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General / TheNewComputer
« Last post by genie on September 23, 2017, 12:00:37 PM »
I ordered a custom made computer just before IRMA.

Now Morgana meets MERLIN  ta-ta.......  (they networked them together on the EXCALIBUR network.  Nice thinking on their part. LOL

I told the tech (who I love - both he and his wife) just install the operating system (OS - Windows) and nothing else.  I wanted to re-install all my software (of which there are over 100) myself.

I feel like I've stepped into a boxing ring. OMG.  I never thought it would be this hard.  Outlook (emailer) is winning it's fight, but I have beaten a lot of other worthy opponents.  Passwords have changed, upgrades to certain software, where I didn't keep the LICENSE number are still crippling me, but haven't been knocked out. There were so many little tweaks I did long ago on the OS that I cannot find how to go back to the way it was.  Fortunately, I am doing what I wanted to do and that was to NOT install old outdated stuff that has been on here for 6 years.  I was surprised Morgana was 6.

Well, $2100 later, I have a 4 terrabyte hard drive and the fastest machine the tech has ever built.

Adair, that's the wife, says that Bill has made a chart of ranking computers. The chart taps out a 30,000 (whatever that means). She said mine came in at 35,000.  I told them I wanted a trophy.  LOL

Anyway, some day, a month from now, I will love it. Right now it's a love / hate thing.

When all installations are completed, Morgana goes to the TV to store movies. It's time to give her golden years something easy to do. The funny thing is, she still is above all store bought computers you can buy.   

Regards,
A die-hard hobbyist.

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Berlin Station / Re: 2017-09-17 - Richard Armitage at Emmy Awards
« Last post by genie on September 23, 2017, 11:35:52 AM »
https://www.google.com/search?q=schnauzer+beard&client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjLrYGdjbnWAhUGw2MKHUhDD9UQ_AUIESgB&biw=1024&bih=672#imgrc=fjI2sklI3ITcTM:

  RA does not need a beard.

.

I remember Hermy at thirty musing about growing a beard.
Unfortunately he voiced that wish in front of his mother and me. We were both screaming in horror: NO!!!!
He never talked about it any more. LOL

LOL    :fav207:
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Berlin Station / Re: 2017-09-17 - Richard Armitage at Emmy Awards
« Last post by Luce on September 23, 2017, 05:46:26 AM »
https://www.google.com/search?q=schnauzer+beard&client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjLrYGdjbnWAhUGw2MKHUhDD9UQ_AUIESgB&biw=1024&bih=672#imgrc=fjI2sklI3ITcTM:

  RA does not need a beard.

I wholeheartedly concur!

Beards are superfluous adornments.
Good-looking men like RA or Chris Evans do not need them.
Ugly men only get uglier.

I agree with Genie that it must be a phase. Something they need to prove they're still manly and handsome.

I remember Hermy at thirty musing about growing a beard.
Unfortunately he voiced that wish in front of his mother and me. We were both screaming in horror: NO!!!!
He never talked about it any more. LOL
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