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Old 02-18-2012, 12:44 PM   #331
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The other night it took about 4 minutes to start up. it normally takes about 30 to 40 seconds.

Every time since then it's been normal though.

The email was acting weird - freezing up. That was yesterday morning, but after an hour or so, it quit doing that.

It just does oddball things like that once in a while and then the problem goes away - *knock on wood*.
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When your computer starts to do "random", "strange", "inexplicable" things -
It's probably time to move into a "proactive", mode.
My advice is -
Before small problems become big problems -
"Nip them in the bud"!
Go to (bleepingcomputer.com) -
Join - so you can post -
Look around - follow their guidelines -
Don't be tempted to watch, what the people are telling other people to do!

And, then you think - "that's the same problem I have"!
Nope - no, two computers are the same - period!
Tell them your problems and wait for a response!
They're pretty, busy!!

Follow their instructions - explicitly!
No short-cuts!
To the letter!!

Great people there - they can help!!

(In memory of "Donna"!)

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tell "MAW" (Judy)
Thanks for the Pork Chop recipe!!!
(Happy stomach/taste-buds time!)

"IDE" cable"?
Go to "Computers R Us", "Best-Buy", "Radio-Shack", "Local, computer store" -
Buy a new "IDE" cable.
Sounds like you have an "old", "IDE" cable.

There should be NO reason why you can not "slave" that drive!
(If your "BIOS" recognizes it!)
Remember - "IDE" cables fail!
Red stripe on the cable goes toward the power supply, connector!
Don't buy a cable that's got any of the "connector spaces" - blocked!!

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I did not know there was a difference in the cables, but I do now. I probably have another one in another computer out in the storage that I am saving for parts. I am a happy camper today, all my programs and such are loaded back in and I know I can slave the old hard drive, life is wonderful. I really do owe you Ross, thanks a million for helping me get our computers straightened out.

I got a question on the flour I put in the Banana Nut Bread. You told me to use all purpose and I forgot to get the soda so I used self rising. Would that make a lot of difference in the taste? I can't really describe how it did taste but it was not good as I wanted it to be. I also didn't put as much sugar as you said because I don't like real sweet desserts but it was not sweet enough so that would make it not taste as good also. I am going to give it another try next week and see how it turns out.
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I did not know there was a difference in the cables, but I do now. I probably have another one in another computer out in the storage that I am saving for parts. I am a happy camper today, all my programs and such are loaded back in and I know I can slave the old hard drive, life is wonderful. I really do owe you Ross, thanks a million for helping me get our computers straightened out.

I got a question on the flour I put in the Banana Nut Bread. You told me to use all purpose and I forgot to get the soda so I used self rising. Would that make a lot of difference in the taste? I can't really describe how it did taste but it was not good as I wanted it to be. I also didn't put as much sugar as you said because I don't like real sweet desserts but it was not sweet enough so that would make it not taste as good also. I am going to give it another try next week and see how it turns out.
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Sounds like you've got your computer problems - dealt with!
Don't worry - that won't last!
Ouch, ouch, ouch!!!
"Friggin", "Puter"!!!
(Keep the hammers away!!)

Self-rising flour is not the same.
If you're going to do a recipe -
Do it as close to what the recipe calls for -
(Sugar - anything)
Tweak it from there!
If you're going to do a recipe; and, it calls for "this or that" amount of
"sugar" -
Make it the way the recipe says - then "Tweak It" - for your own taste!
(Watch out using the sugar substitutes!)

By the way - tell Judy -
thanks for the Pork Chop recipe!!!

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Thanks Ross. I'll go to that website and snoop around. Maybe I'll even learn a thing or two about this electric encyclopedia.
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Don't "snoop around" - join!
If there's a "potential", problem -
or, a problem with your computer -
"them's" the people to see!!

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Jim
Sounds like you've got your computer problems - dealt with!
Don't worry - that won't last!
Ouch, ouch, ouch!!!
"Friggin", "Puter"!!!
(Keep the hammers away!!)

Self-rising flour is not the same.
If you're going to do a recipe -
Do it as close to what the recipe calls for -
(Sugar - anything)
Tweak it from there!
If you're going to do a recipe; and, it calls for "this or that" amount of
"sugar" -
Make it the way the recipe says - then "Tweak It" - for your own taste!
(Watch out using the sugar substitutes!)

By the way - tell Judy -
thanks for the Pork Chop recipe!!!

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Somethings I guess there are no short cuts and cooking is one of them.

There are somethings I can cook and do pretty well and others I can't. Smoking, BBQ, grilling, steaks and things like that I can hang in there but cakes and things I have a lot to learn yet. Where did you learn to cook Ross, you flat out know what you are talking about. Speaking of food, I am starved, be back a little later.

Oh Judy said to tell you that you are welcome.
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Joecaption PMed me about something and we got to talking about seafood---steamed clams to be exact..

Now I'm starving and have to figure out something to do with hamburger-- Dog gone it--I want some steamed clams!
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Joecaption PMed me about something and we got to talking about seafood---steamed clams to be exact..

Now I'm starving and have to figure out something to do with hamburger-- Dog gone it--I want some steamed clams!
What did you wind up doing with the hamburger?
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Nothing---I made some fried chicken and rice---and corn bread---almost done---Couldn't eat hamburger after thinking about real food!
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Steamed clams!?!
Sure hope you have some for the rest of us!!!
Don't forget the lemon and Tabasco sauce!
(I think 10 or 20 dozen would work!)

Good to see no one "starved to death"!
(He, he, he!)
I learned to cook by watching my mother -
reading "Family Circle", "Better Homes and Gardens", cook books ... etc

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Don't tell her I'm here!!!

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I've been curious about "Support Search and Rescue" and now I have to ask... What is it?

Fried chicken, rice and corn bread doesn't sound so bad Mike. How did it turn out?

Steamed clams - I wouldn't know where to begin if I had to cook them. Until this thread, I didn't realize there were so many things I don't know how to cook. I'm learning a lot!

Does anyone watch "Diner's, Drive-In's & Dive's" on Food Network (?). I was doing some work downstairs this evening and had the tv on while that show was on. Holy moly, some of those cooks make some mouth watering food!
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Nothing simpler than steamed clams---other than getting them---

Get a bunch of thin shelled clams---wash in fresh water---scrub the shells with a stiff brush---

Get out a wide shallow pot with a lid----add an inch or so of water---put in a steamer basket (or make one out of tin foil)

Bring to a boil--add live clams---they are done1 or 2 minutes after they open----don't over cook

Serve with drawn butter---
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Nothing simpler than steamed clams---other than getting them---

Get a bunch of thin shelled clams---wash in fresh water---scrub the shells with a stiff brush---

Get out a wide shallow pot with a lid----add an inch or so of water---put in a steamer basket (or make one out of tin foil)

Bring to a boil--add live clams---they are done1 or 2 minutes after they open----don't over cook

Serve with drawn butter---
I have had fried clams but never steamed, I don't even remember seeing a clam, come to think of it, other than pictures.
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I've been curious about "Support Search and Rescue" and now I have to ask... What is it?

Fried chicken, rice and corn bread doesn't sound so bad Mike. How did it turn out?

Steamed clams - I wouldn't know where to begin if I had to cook them. Until this thread, I didn't realize there were so many things I don't know how to cook. I'm learning a lot!

Does anyone watch "Diner's, Drive-In's & Dive's" on Food Network (?). I was doing some work downstairs this evening and had the tv on while that show was on. Holy moly, some of those cooks make some mouth watering food!
Yeah, I've watched that show.
"Holy-Moly" - that's a good way to describe some of the food, I've seen
people create; on that show!
Good show!

"Search and Rescue" -
"Tongue and cheek", joke!
Don't really, want to go into details!
It's also what the Coast Guard (All countries) does!

Hope you're doing something with your computer!
"A stitch in time - saves nine"!


Seafood/shell-fish...
There's a place in the Western suburbs of Chicago, Ill. called -
"Superior Seafood" -
They're a distributor - they also sell retail.
Good place!

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Barb/Judy: My kitchen produces an obscene amount of waste every week at the curbside compost pick up. If I buy/make less, I'm met with cries of "There is nothing to eat".
Somedays I feel like I have this cycle of go to the store, pay for it, haul it home, get up at 6 a.m. to make lunches. >>>Throw away uneaten sandwiches, or whatever is in there that day.
and thats just one meal.
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