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Tech / Re: sales tax rebate
« on: May 08, 2019, 11:12:09 AM »
 :clap: I was so tickled to get that message; since I got into photography as a serious hobby about 10 years ago, I have saved a small fortune by buying from B&H.  Washington state + Pierce County taxes add up to just a little over 10%, so it really bummed me out when they changed the online tax law, because that potentially made a huge difference in my spending.  Luckily, by the time that it was passed, I had already bought most everything I needed, but I'm still lusting after a Sony 7RIII. . . :sos:  INTERVENTION NEEDED!  :tears:

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Tech / Re
« on: January 31, 2019, 01:19:58 PM »
Ain’t computers fun?🤣 A lot of you are aware that Jobs, Bezos, Stephen Hawkins and Elon Musk have all cautioned about the dangers of our headlong rush to develop Artificial Intelligence. I just finished reading a book by James Rollins, “Crucible“ (fiction; he's a great writer!) that is both a lot of fun, and FRIGHTENING! This morning, I found this in the New York Times, that gives another view of that same race, that is VERY real, and just as frightening:  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/technology/automation-davos-world-economic-forum.html?fbclid=IwAR2OQk7fwsq8MEE1PcTUA2SFjzjLauH8F25Xev0YUx4SrfVG5FPIuerEdho

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Tech / Re: HELP! Received scam email. . .
« on: July 20, 2018, 07:12:40 PM »
Thanks, Kimmer; that's kind of what I had planned to do!  I guess maybe it's time to go back and start changing passwords just to be safe anyway, but. . . jeez!  And, I just checked the first link you sent me, and sure enough. . . Word for word!  The folks at Apple did ask me to forward it to them, which I also did, but man, you just took a heavy weight off my head!  :yahoo:


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Tech / HELP! Received scam email. . .
« on: July 20, 2018, 06:49:11 PM »
This morning, I was using my iPad to check my email, and found a message that basically said, "We have your password. . ." and it looked familiar, but I went through my keychain and couldn't find the one they mentioned.  I then went through all the saved passwords in notes (keep 'em in iCloud) and couldn't find it there either, so I called Apple, and of course, went through the whole change password routine with them for my Apple account and iCloud.

The email said they had access to my contacts list, which now, of course they don't, and they said that I had accessed a porn site (honest, I haven't!), and they had records of the videos I watched and unless I sent them $2K within 24 hours, they would forward them on to many of my friends.  Not worried about that, but they also said that the email had installed a keystroke logger, and even though that email hasn't touched my computer (never downloaded onto it; I isolated it in a "saved" folder on my internet provider), I was wondering if there is a way, through Terminal, to see if and where anything has been installed lately, and how would I do that (I haven't used Terminal much!).

As usual,  :thanx:

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Yep, you’re right, Dream; I went ahead and updated, after a few weeks of the prior system update, I got a problem that I thought I needed to run DW for.  It ran fine, but reported that there was a problem, but because the system had been converted to APFS, it could not be repaired.  I contacted Alsoft, and they said, basically, “We plan to release a version that will deal with the new file system AS SOON AS APPLE IS RELEASES THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FILE SYSTEM! At that point, I decided to risk just hanging in there, as the only other choice was to reload Sierra from Time Machine.  🤬

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Tech / Re: iOS 11.4
« on: June 09, 2018, 11:23:32 AM »
I updated both my iPad and my Mini yesterday, and both are running fine! :clap:

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Tech / I give up!
« on: March 28, 2018, 05:43:17 PM »
Oh man, thank you, so much,!  Why the heck couldn’t all those articles I read and puzzled over just have said that?  🤬

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Tech / I give up!
« on: March 28, 2018, 02:22:07 PM »
I've been stressing over this ever since reading about the new APFS, and I have yet to find a simple answer, so I'm finally breaking down and turning to you guys, again!  Practically speaking, will I notice any difference in the way that Time Machine will work, and should I need to go back and rescue something from Time Machine, am I going to encounter any problems?  Or, is everything going to continue to work just like it always has?  As usual,  thanx.gif in advance!

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Tech / iPad question. . .
« on: November 08, 2016, 10:13:41 AM »
Thanks, Jim; I'll check this out!  Oddly enough, this behavior is not consistent; somedays I have no problem with Tunein, or even a tab in Safari being tuned into my favorite channel keepin' on keepin' on while I'm viewing another tab, and then there are days when it just gradually fades out, seconds after I go to another tab, or another app. . . Very mysterious!

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Tech / iPad question. . .
« on: November 07, 2016, 12:33:20 PM »
Something new is happening in IOS 10.1.1 that hasn't been happening before, and I'm hoping you guys can help; before, when I had a link open in Safari, for a radio station, I could be listening to that while reading something in another "window".  Now that ability seems to have been taken away.  I've tried using TuneIn, but the same thing seems to have happened to that.  I've messed with the background refresh settings and that doesn't seem to have any effect either.  Anyone have a solution to this?

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Tech / Junk mail in Sierra?
« on: November 07, 2016, 12:24:29 PM »
Thanks, Paddy; I'll give it a try.

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Tech / Junk mail in Sierra?
« on: November 05, 2016, 02:21:25 PM »
Used to be, when you clicked on something in Mail, and then clicked on Junk, from then on, anything from that sender would automatically go to the junk folder; no longer. . . Am I missing something here, or has Mail decided to make me go through a much more convoluted process to get mail from a certain sender get sent directly to Junk?

As usual,  thanx.gif  in advance!

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Tech / Who'll be first?
« on: October 25, 2016, 03:52:52 PM »
I updated to Sierra a few days ago, and the only app that stopped functioning was Audio Hijack; set me back $25 to update, but that really wasn't a problem.  LR runs fine, and I've downloaded the "update to the newest OS" but it's sitting and waiting until I restart. . .

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Tech / iOS 10.0.2
« on: October 01, 2016, 01:06:09 PM »
No iPhone here, but I have both an iPad Air 2 and a Mini 3, both running 10.0.2, and have experienced no problems although the fingerprint recognition works much better than it used to!  biggrin.gif

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Tech / Who'll be first?
« on: September 21, 2016, 01:24:10 PM »
Paddy's usually in the "advanced guard"!  How soon will we know?  biggrin.gif

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