But you're the only one with hiking boots Great to see you back with us. Some advice with the kids; just push them out of the way! Always works for me ;D
Steve, delighted you're fully on line as well.
I have only ever experienced serious hard drive problems just the once in my life and beleive you me I lost so much stuff, months of work in fact, I never now let a day go by with out saving. Anytime there ever the hint of a problem I do a system restore. I have learned it's always a good idea to make regular restore dates.
Stewart, I hate to be a party pooper but the only way I see us ever having a "United States of Earth" would be as in the film "Independence Day" when tribal, religious, ethnic, hatreds would be set aside to combat a common foe, in this case an extra-terrestrial invader.
Perhaps our only real foe is ourselves? But that is more for a thread on the Ruffians.
Steve, I'm delighted to see that you're almost 100 percent fully operational. It really does sound like you had a very nasty setback. Computers can be so frustrating and yet so wonderful at the same time. A very paradoxical situation, if there ever was one.
Unfortunately broadband is not yet available in my area. I've heard it could be anything up to another two years away! Is broadband really that much faster than regular dial-up?
Is anyone aware of a gaget I can buy that will help improve my dial up speed; something that I can attach between my computer and my telephone line?
The problem is my main socket is out in the hallway. And when I connected directly into this I find that my dial up speed is so much faster. The unfortunate thing is I need to run an extension telephone cable so I can sit in comfort (I'm currently using a Toshiba satellite laptop)
So, if I could get a gadget that would boost the signal along the extension cable, it would be almost like having broadband - especially in comparison to my current situation. I hope this is making sense.
Post by Hubert (N. Z.) on Feb 5, 2005 19:59:46 GMT
My first foray into computers was an ATARI ST., being keen on games etc. That finally led me to the standard PC with 1 GIG Ram, 2.8 GIG engine., as I have to use it for ArchiCAD also. I don't surf much, not enough time!, but with this website I have had to increase my monthly hour payments schedule, just to read it all!!
Still waiting for disk recovery software to retrieve old files etc but otherwise have all my capabilities back and as of now have 1.1 Mbps speed on ADSL . Doesn't really affect matters on a text based Forum such as this but it will be of interest to see if it enhances Downloads etc.