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Gender: Female
Home country: US
Current location: retired to MidWest
Member since: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:15 PM
Number of posts: 6,151

About Me

Still an ardent Irish-American Catholic damnYankee Yellow Dog Democrat socialist after all these years. (cue Simon music) Army brat and wife for many years, now have been on the loose far longer than I was married. After my two red chows died, I took in a mini-beagle cross that I named Molly Maguire, thinking she might need a good Irish name like my original real one. Later she got a baby sister, a smooth-coat JRT I named Brigid after the greatest of the ancient Celtic goddesses. My great-grandfather and his son fought for Michael Collins and barely made it out of Ireland one step ahead of John Bull. They slipped over to Wales for new identities and then forward to the States for a fresh start. That makes me second generation of illegal but certainly justified immigrants. There are precious few people to whose defense I fly immediately, but the list includes Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama even when I disagree with him - it happens! - and living Irish patriots Gerry Adams and Martin \\\'Mind Your Kneecaps\\\' McGuiness. I pray earnestly for a united and free Ireland rescued from all official British occupation, with every square inch of alleged \\\'ancestral lands\\\' now held immorally and illegally by the invaders returned to the rightful owners. Irish-only rule for Ireland. No foreign masters anymore! I find it passing strange when Brits chide ME about \'interfering\' in Irish politics!

Journal Archives

Thanks. Yes, it's a lappie and the fans do work; I don't want W8 but will take it if a W7 reinstall

doesn't do any good. If the latter, I'll have to take W8 on a new machine, however. No point in throwing good $ after bad. Handy as I am with squeezing the last bit of utility from legacy hardware, eventually it always triumphs and I must bow to the march of 'progress'.

Should I be forced into buying a new machine with 8 and the OS proves as awful as I've heard, do you think I should use my 7 disk on that and revert? Exactly what would I save to thumb drive in case that didn't work and I needed 8 back?

Incidentally, I received notice of a reply from one of those rare DUers I have on ignore. It takes an awful lot to push me into that step. When someone on that list tries to contact me for whatever reason afterward, don't they know they're on ignore? If so, why bother?

Oh, wow! That's impressive.

Thanks for your generosity.

Got a tip about restoring corroded brass.

Haven't tried it yet myself, but a friend told me to polish it with Tobasco sauce. Since the item's ruined anyway, far beyond the reach of Brasso, it won't hurt to try Tobasco Sauce when I get time. Will let you know how it turns out for me before suggesting others follow, however.

While I'm at it, allow me to invite any other suggestions anyone might have for rescuing ruined brass.

Tardy reply, but someday I'll be later than ever.

The town cemetery here has a rose garden where ashes are scattered. So I really will wind up smelling like a rose!

Should I re-install Windows 7?

Due to age barnacles, my ancient computer couldn't be used to configure a new signal booster, not even with tech support. I'm willing to go through all the aggravation of a reinstall but if it seems an advisable course to take, first I need to ask how to protect the mountains of 7 updates accumulated since the dawn of time. I presume they're hidden somewhere in the Windows folder. If I just copy that along with other files and stuff to a thumb drive, will the old updates install automatically or do I have to go another route? I know that the added programs will have to be reinstalled manually.

As you might guess, I'm desperate to goose a little more mileage out of this old computer. Hope I get some answers soon because tomorrow early would be the best time for me to start this project if at all.

You should know that the computer often groans, growls, and sometimes even has a heat stink when starting up even though I keep it elevated for cooling underneath.

I bet you'd like that website. Heavy on decorating, mostly modern which I hate, but still lots

of goodies and other departments. Of course you need Mother Earth Living and Mother Earth News also.

I've been browsing apartmenttherapy.com as an antidote to the political wars.

Found a frugal idea there today that many of you might already know, though it had never occurred to me: turning plastic bottles into planters. Sorry, but it just didn't cross my overloaded, short-circuiting brain. I guess any size would do, but I guzzle milk by the gallon, so that's what I plan to use. The jug, not the milk of course.

Did I install my new wireless repeater correctly?

UPDATE: Answer is NO.

Tech support finally answered; very nice man diagnosed the problem as being with my old, rickety computer and said (politely) that I had been doomed from the start. Apparently the solution will be for me to take the device to the computer I'm using to piggyback the wireless, then tech support will guide me through setting up the booster (not the host computer) so it will then work on any device within reach. After that all I have to do is take it home and plug it into the wall, not even into my computer, and that way both windows and android will get their wireless signals boosted.

If the owner of the host computer says no, all I can do is wait until I get a new computer myself in the sweet by and by; with a fully functioning computer I won't need to go to the host. I'll just be stuck waiting until I'm forced to buy another computer; and I wanted to run this bucket of junk until the blue screen of death.

The reason I suspect it will come to the latter is because ignorant as I am about technology, I'm still considered the local semi-expert! Most people around here are the tinfoil hat types, so with the best of intentions they're going to think I'm trying to make it easier for President Obama to throw them in a FEMA camp. They might not consider that my intention, but I guarantee you that's what they'll expect to come from letting me connect any hardware of my own to their hardware even temporarily. Between Faux Snooze and Alex Jones etc., they're scared of their own shadows.

Right now I'm so upset I can't find where to delete this thread entirely, so I'll just leave it up for everyone's amusement.


It's a TP-Link and it claims to be successfully installed; I piggyback by permission on a local wireless signal because I don't have my own service at the moment, and the signal's weak so I wanted to make it stronger and more reliable, hence the repeater.

(Running Windows 7 on Chrome)

The only reason I feel the need to double check the installation is because in the Network and Sharing, it does show 2 networks BUT on the one for the repeater, it says 2 things which might appear contradictory:

Access type: No network access
Connections: Local Area Connection

I don't mind appearing ignorant because I am! I just want to know whether the repeater is properly working or how to find out. The tech support line NEVER answers.

Thanks for any help!

I've often wondered if President Obama's CPI proposals might be on the sucker bait side.

And they well could be. That's one of the things that I admire most about President Obama; his strategic brilliance. Biden spoke the truth when he warned, "Don't ever play poker with that man!"

Check out this post: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014733706

I was going to post it but I got scooped!


The investigator claims HE'S the victim in the case because he made 'a mistake'. Don't read the story aloud to small children or at all within 5 hours of eating because you will toss it.
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