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Tech / Re: AOL pirated...!
« on: July 14, 2022, 09:25:08 AM »
I got one of those.  At first thought it was a hack, then wondered if you were just reaching out to some of us older members from way back who had at one time exchanged emails with you. But the last sentence in the email sounded odd, asking for an immediate reply. You wouldn't have written that unless you had a problem with TS. But if that were the case you would have said so.


At any rate, I didn't answer due to suspicion and it apparently was correct. Glad you got it all straightened out.  :thumbup:

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Tech / Re: GarageBand question
« on: April 12, 2022, 12:25:56 AM »
Hi Lorraine, hope all is well.


When you get to narrating your own books and if you run across the same problem, just substitute a word that doesn't have a "pop" when spoken. It's your book so no one can complain.
 :toothgrin:   :taped:

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Community / Re: Sucked into a $600 email fraud!
« on: March 23, 2022, 01:09:02 AM »
Sorry to hear you got snookered by this scam. There have been several articles lately about how prevalent these are.


A few years ago my father nearly got taken by the one where someone pretends to be a relative who had an emergency and needed money. Fortunately I intervened before any money was committed. These scum don't care who they attack or what the consequences are for their schemes.

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Community / Re: Speaking of Dates…
« on: March 15, 2022, 12:44:28 AM »
And now the "Ides of March"...


One can hope that a certain dictator might encounter his Brutus today.  :whistling:


However, it is also the day Germany occupied Czechoslovakia. :unsure:

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Tech / Re: A thanks to Techsurvivors!
« on: March 09, 2022, 01:31:16 AM »
First of all, thank you for the kind compliments. From the start TS was intended to help anyone (even Windows users) with their tech products. Of course since the founders were all Mac users, Apple systems and problems were the headliners.


As to your questions, yes, to all of them.


Occasionally I run across a clipping or note from the early days and am reminded of the travails of using SCSI, the problems with troubleshooting extensions and many other situations that just don't exist anymore.  Apple products have matured to the point that most people can use them with basic tech knowledge and much of the population has grown up with computers.


When we started 21 years ago there were other forums and many allowed anyone to join often creating a commercial atmosphere or threads that were full of SPAM and often vitriol. We limited our membership to those who were sincere and agreed to exchange information that left out reference to "touchy" topics (politics, sex, religion). We've tried to keep things even handed, though we have had our mini dustups over the years. All in all, it kept the forum peaceful though it did limit our growth. Today there are so many other places to find answers that one need not join a forum like ours.


And yes, quite a few have retired or left, not just TS but this "mortal coil". Sadly, many of the founders have passed on along with many of the early members. Those of us who have survived check in perhaps less often as life has taken on other responsibilities. There are a few who thankfully are up to date with all the latest and attempt to fulfill our purpose. I, too, am thankful for the regulars who keep TS alive.
 :clap: :notworthy:

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Community / Re: We need some Humor!!!
« on: December 25, 2021, 10:04:06 PM »
 :doh:

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Community / Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL
« on: December 25, 2021, 10:01:54 PM »
 :D
 I meant for the little tree gif to land after the "TO ALL"  but it left the area blank instead.


 I like your interpretation.  :toothgrin:

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Community / Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL
« on: December 25, 2021, 02:35:36 AM »
TO ALL:


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Community / Re: There are two types of countries...
« on: December 04, 2021, 10:16:30 AM »
 :D
Much of our food comes in metric measurements, probably so they can pretend that we are still getting what we used to in each container since most of the people here can't convert to oz and lbs.


The government pretty much gave up trying to make us use kilometers instead of miles.  I remember the highway signs that listed both when they tried to switch back in the 70's, but they eventually disappeared.


But there are some advantages to using our distance units. :Thinking:


https://transparentmath.com/2017/07/03/why-the-metric-system-is-not-always-superior-to-the-imperial-system/

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Community / Re: "URL" Pronunciation?
« on: August 06, 2021, 01:37:34 AM »
Reminds me of a workshop I attended many years ago. When the instructor pronounced PRAM as one word, like the boat, I cringed. I didn't trust anything he said after that.

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Community / Re: We need some Humor!!!
« on: August 03, 2021, 06:20:32 AM »
He actually looks like a new variant!   :ohmy:

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Tech / Re: This is new-- I have a "terminal" on my dashboard now?
« on: August 03, 2021, 06:15:42 AM »
Enlarging your first image it looks like it is actually in your Dock and open. Just click on the icon and Quit the program. The icon should disappear. You may have opened the Utilities folder icon and accidentally launched Terminal.

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Tech / Re: This is new-- I have a "terminal" on my dashboard now?
« on: August 03, 2021, 06:01:37 AM »
Hi Sooz,If the terminal icon is showing up in your Dashboard screen, just click on the little negative symbol at the lower left of the opened screen. All items on the screen with have an "X" on a corner. Click on the X of the Terminal icon and it should disappear. (It will not remove the application from your computer, just it's incidence in the Dashboard.) Then click on the faded out negative sign to take away the other X's from the other items and hit the Escape key to exit the Dashboard.
If it's not the Dashboard and is in the Dock, that's different. Let us know.

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Community / Re: Too Late for Father's Day :+(
« on: June 29, 2021, 05:08:25 AM »
Wow! That is the coolist vise I've ever seen. Looks like something my grandfather would have invented. He had 17 patents for hemp decorticating machines. Although he was often called the Eli Whitney of hemp, unfortunately the US government killed his fortunes with the Marijuana act of 1937.  Long story...


https://www.druglibrary.net/schaffer/hemp/history/conspiracy.htm

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Tech / Re: USB key ..???
« on: March 18, 2021, 02:51:30 AM »
First, don't doubleclick to open. Try opening it from a particular application that would normally deal with that file.


Jim has a point in that it is being recognized as an executable file which opened Terminal instead of the application you may expect. So something is missing that identifies the file correctly.



Not sure if it applies in this case but might have something to do with DOS not able to properly carry both forks of certain Mac files.


Try taking the file you want to transfer and use Stuffit or some method of compression on the file while on the OS 9 Mac, then transfer it and see if it can be opened on the newer Mac by specific applications. If that is the case, you may have to do the same in reverse.

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