odd phone call

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Geopelia, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Geopelia

    Geopelia Guest

    From: "William Brown" <>
    Subject: Re: Odd phone call
    Date: Monday, 18 April 2011 11:04 a.m.

    On Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:30:29 -0700 (PDT), george <>
    wrote:

    >On Apr 18, 12:19 am, "Geopelia" <> wrote:
    >> "Fred" <> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:ioe7f8$1eg$...
    >>
    >> > On 16/04/2011 11:58 p.m., Geopelia wrote:
    >> >> "Pooh"<> wrote in message
    >> >>news:iobc7r$qu0$...

    >>
    >> >>> "Lyndon Watson"<> wrote in message
    >> >>>news:...
    >> >>> On Apr 16, 4:46 pm, Supergoofy<>
    >> >>> wrote:
    >> >>>> On 16/04/2011 2:46 p.m., wrote:
    >> >>>>> On Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:27:10 -0700 (PDT), Lyndon Watson
    >> >>>>>> - my cable modem is
    >> >>>>>> switched off except when I am actually using it,

    >>
    >> >>>>> How do you switch off your cable modem, Lyndon?

    >>
    >> >>>> Ours has a button on the top, we always turn it off when we're not
    >> >>>> using
    >> >>>> it as well.

    >>
    >> >>> Same here. In addition, the computer is switched off when I am not
    >> >>> actually using it.

    >>
    >> >>> LW
    >> >>> *****************************************************************

    >>
    >> >>> For anyone still feeling insecure just pull the plug.

    >>
    >> >>> Pooh

    >>
    >> >> Doesn't that cause damage? They say you should click Turn Off and let
    >> >> the
    >> >> computer shut itself down.

    >>
    >> > And I say you should put on stand-by (XP) or sleep (W7) Booting from
    >> > cold
    >> > is hard on your computer.

    >>
    >> Stand-by doesn't work now I've got Broadband. I asked about that a while
    >> ago.
    >>
    >> I'll try W7, but how would I get it back if it's asleep?
    >> Does it just come back by moving the mouse?

    >
    >You can set all that up as you want it to happen...
    >Computers are built to run 24/7 if you want them to do that and if you
    >have sufficient protection.

    \

    Please don't feed this TROLL,

    I have never in my life seen such stupid posts that are so full of
    Crap.
    ......................................

    Do you mean me?

    I'm very ignorant and just want simple information, which people are kindly
    providing.
    Unfortunately I don't know enough to risk doing some of the things they
    suggest, in case I get it wrong.

    Geopelia
     
    Geopelia, Apr 18, 2011
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  2. On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:09:51 +1200, "Geopelia" <>
    wrote:

    >
    >From: "William Brown" <>
    >Subject: Re: Odd phone call
    >Date: Monday, 18 April 2011 11:04 a.m.
    >
    >On Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:30:29 -0700 (PDT), george <>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>On Apr 18, 12:19 am, "Geopelia" <> wrote:
    >>> "Fred" <> wrote in message
    >>>
    >>> news:ioe7f8$1eg$...
    >>>
    >>> > On 16/04/2011 11:58 p.m., Geopelia wrote:
    >>> >> "Pooh"<> wrote in message
    >>> >>news:iobc7r$qu0$...
    >>>
    >>> >>> "Lyndon Watson"<> wrote in message
    >>> >>>news:...
    >>> >>> On Apr 16, 4:46 pm, Supergoofy<>
    >>> >>> wrote:
    >>> >>>> On 16/04/2011 2:46 p.m., wrote:
    >>> >>>>> On Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:27:10 -0700 (PDT), Lyndon Watson
    >>> >>>>>> - my cable modem is
    >>> >>>>>> switched off except when I am actually using it,
    >>>
    >>> >>>>> How do you switch off your cable modem, Lyndon?
    >>>
    >>> >>>> Ours has a button on the top, we always turn it off when we're not
    >>> >>>> using
    >>> >>>> it as well.
    >>>
    >>> >>> Same here. In addition, the computer is switched off when I am not
    >>> >>> actually using it.
    >>>
    >>> >>> LW
    >>> >>> *****************************************************************
    >>>
    >>> >>> For anyone still feeling insecure just pull the plug.
    >>>
    >>> >>> Pooh
    >>>
    >>> >> Doesn't that cause damage? They say you should click Turn Off and let
    >>> >> the
    >>> >> computer shut itself down.
    >>>
    >>> > And I say you should put on stand-by (XP) or sleep (W7) Booting from
    >>> > cold
    >>> > is hard on your computer.
    >>>
    >>> Stand-by doesn't work now I've got Broadband. I asked about that a while
    >>> ago.
    >>>
    >>> I'll try W7, but how would I get it back if it's asleep?
    >>> Does it just come back by moving the mouse?

    >>
    >>You can set all that up as you want it to happen...
    >>Computers are built to run 24/7 if you want them to do that and if you
    >>have sufficient protection.

    >\
    >
    >Please don't feed this TROLL,
    >
    >I have never in my life seen such stupid posts that are so full of
    >Crap.
    >.....................................
    >
    >Do you mean me?
    >
    >I'm very ignorant and just want simple information, which people are kindly
    >providing.
    >Unfortunately I don't know enough to risk doing some of the things they
    >suggest, in case I get it wrong.
    >
    >Geopelia




    Dead Simple if you dont know how to drive a car, you dont try to.
    >
    >
     
    William Brown, Apr 18, 2011
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  3. Geopelia

    Enkidu Guest

    On 18/04/11 19:09, Geopelia wrote:
    >
    > I have never in my life seen such stupid posts that are so full of
    > Crap. .....................................
    >
    > Do you mean me?
    >
    > I'm very ignorant and just want simple information, which people are
    > kindly providing. Unfortunately I don't know enough to risk doing
    > some of the things they suggest, in case I get it wrong.
    >

    Don't worry Geo, he's totally out of order.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    The ends justifies the means - Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli.

    The end excuses any evil - Sophocles
     
    Enkidu, Apr 18, 2011
    #3
  4. On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:02:46 +1200, Bret <> wrote:

    >On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:57:46 +1200, William Brown wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:09:51 +1200, "Geopelia" <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>From: "William Brown" <>
    >>>Subject: Re: Odd phone call
    >>>Date: Monday, 18 April 2011 11:04 a.m.
    >>>
    >>>On Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:30:29 -0700 (PDT), george <>
    >>>wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>On Apr 18, 12:19 am, "Geopelia" <> wrote:
    >>>>> "Fred" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>
    >>>>> news:ioe7f8$1eg$...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> > On 16/04/2011 11:58 p.m., Geopelia wrote:
    >>>>> >> "Pooh"<> wrote in message
    >>>>> >>news:iobc7r$qu0$...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> >>> "Lyndon Watson"<> wrote in message
    >>>>> >>>news:...
    >>>>> >>> On Apr 16, 4:46 pm, Supergoofy<>
    >>>>> >>> wrote:
    >>>>> >>>> On 16/04/2011 2:46 p.m., wrote:
    >>>>> >>>>> On Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:27:10 -0700 (PDT), Lyndon Watson
    >>>>> >>>>>> - my cable modem is
    >>>>> >>>>>> switched off except when I am actually using it,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> >>>>> How do you switch off your cable modem, Lyndon?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> >>>> Ours has a button on the top, we always turn it off when we're not
    >>>>> >>>> using
    >>>>> >>>> it as well.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> >>> Same here. In addition, the computer is switched off when I am not
    >>>>> >>> actually using it.
    >>>>>


    >> Dead Simple if you dont know how to drive a car, you dont try to.
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >Wake up Roger, Geo has been asking questions here for some time and I
    >believe she is exactly what she appears to be, a nice older lady with no
    >fear of learning new things or appearing unknowledgable.
    >Pull your head in and don't undervalue your own knowledge :)




    All I can see is a TROLL.
     
    William Brown, Apr 19, 2011
    #4
  5. Geopelia

    Geopelia Guest

    "William Brown" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:02:46 +1200, Bret <> wrote:
    >
    >>On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:57:46 +1200, William Brown wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:09:51 +1200, "Geopelia" <>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>From: "William Brown" <>
    >>>>Subject: Re: Odd phone call
    >>>>Date: Monday, 18 April 2011 11:04 a.m.
    >>>>
    >>>>On Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:30:29 -0700 (PDT), george <>
    >>>>wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>On Apr 18, 12:19 am, "Geopelia" <> wrote:
    >>>>>> "Fred" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> news:ioe7f8$1eg$...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> > On 16/04/2011 11:58 p.m., Geopelia wrote:
    >>>>>> >> "Pooh"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>> >>news:iobc7r$qu0$...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> >>> "Lyndon Watson"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>> >>>news:...
    >>>>>> >>> On Apr 16, 4:46 pm, Supergoofy<>
    >>>>>> >>> wrote:
    >>>>>> >>>> On 16/04/2011 2:46 p.m., wrote:
    >>>>>> >>>>> On Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:27:10 -0700 (PDT), Lyndon Watson
    >>>>>> >>>>>> - my cable modem is
    >>>>>> >>>>>> switched off except when I am actually using it,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> >>>>> How do you switch off your cable modem, Lyndon?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> >>>> Ours has a button on the top, we always turn it off when we're
    >>>>>> >>>> not
    >>>>>> >>>> using
    >>>>>> >>>> it as well.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> >>> Same here. In addition, the computer is switched off when I am
    >>>>>> >>> not
    >>>>>> >>> actually using it.
    >>>>>>

    >
    >>> Dead Simple if you dont know how to drive a car, you dont try to.
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
    >>Wake up Roger, Geo has been asking questions here for some time and I
    >>believe she is exactly what she appears to be, a nice older lady with no
    >>fear of learning new things or appearing unknowledgable.
    >>Pull your head in and don't undervalue your own knowledge :)

    >
    >
    >
    > All I can see is a TROLL.


    So don't walk over my bridge, Little Billygoat.
    >
     
    Geopelia, Apr 19, 2011
    #5
  6. Geopelia

    Geopelia Guest

    "Enkidu" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 18/04/11 19:09, Geopelia wrote:
    >>
    >> I have never in my life seen such stupid posts that are so full of
    >> Crap. .....................................
    >>
    >> Do you mean me?
    >>
    >> I'm very ignorant and just want simple information, which people are
    >> kindly providing. Unfortunately I don't know enough to risk doing
    >> some of the things they suggest, in case I get it wrong.
    >>

    > Don't worry Geo, he's totally out of order.
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Cliff
    >


    I don't worry. I've been called some choice things on nz.general!

    But when he is in his eighties, just think of all the new things he'll have
    to learn. Chinese, for one.
    And all the new technology.
     
    Geopelia, Apr 19, 2011
    #6
  7. Geopelia

    Lynz Guest

    On 19/04/2011 2:49 p.m., Geopelia wrote:
    > "William Brown" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:02:46 +1200, Bret <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:57:46 +1200, William Brown wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:09:51 +1200, "Geopelia" <>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> From: "William Brown" <>
    >>>>> Subject: Re: Odd phone call
    >>>>> Date: Monday, 18 April 2011 11:04 a.m.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:30:29 -0700 (PDT), george <>
    >>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On Apr 18, 12:19 am, "Geopelia" <> wrote:
    >>>>>>> "Fred" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> news:ioe7f8$1eg$...
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> On 16/04/2011 11:58 p.m., Geopelia wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> "Pooh"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>>> news:iobc7r$qu0$...
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> "Lyndon Watson"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>>>> On Apr 16, 4:46 pm, Supergoofy<>
    >>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>> On 16/04/2011 2:46 p.m., wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>> On Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:27:10 -0700 (PDT), Lyndon Watson
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> - my cable modem is
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> switched off except when I am actually using it,
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>> How do you switch off your cable modem, Lyndon?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> Ours has a button on the top, we always turn it off when we're
    >>>>>>>>>>> not
    >>>>>>>>>>> using
    >>>>>>>>>>> it as well.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Same here. In addition, the computer is switched off when I am
    >>>>>>>>>> not
    >>>>>>>>>> actually using it.
    >>>>>>>

    >>
    >>>> Dead Simple if you dont know how to drive a car, you dont try to.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>
    >>> Wake up Roger, Geo has been asking questions here for some time and I
    >>> believe she is exactly what she appears to be, a nice older lady with no
    >>> fear of learning new things or appearing unknowledgable.
    >>> Pull your head in and don't undervalue your own knowledge :)

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> All I can see is a TROLL.

    >
    > So don't walk over my bridge, Little Billygoat.
    >>

    >
    >

    You tell him Geo.
     
    Lynz, Apr 19, 2011
    #7
  8. Geopelia

    Enkidu Guest

    On 19/04/11 12:16, William Brown wrote:
    > On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:02:46 +1200, Bret<> wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:57:46 +1200, William Brown wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:09:51 +1200, "Geopelia"<>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> From: "William Brown"<>
    >>>> Subject: Re: Odd phone call
    >>>> Date: Monday, 18 April 2011 11:04 a.m.
    >>>>
    >>>> On Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:30:29 -0700 (PDT), george<>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On Apr 18, 12:19 am, "Geopelia"<> wrote:
    >>>>>> "Fred"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> news:ioe7f8$1eg$...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> On 16/04/2011 11:58 p.m., Geopelia wrote:
    >>>>>>>> "Pooh"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>> news:iobc7r$qu0$...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> "Lyndon Watson"<> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>>> On Apr 16, 4:46 pm, Supergoofy<>
    >>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> On 16/04/2011 2:46 p.m., wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>> On Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:27:10 -0700 (PDT), Lyndon Watson
    >>>>>>>>>>>> - my cable modem is
    >>>>>>>>>>>> switched off except when I am actually using it,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> How do you switch off your cable modem, Lyndon?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Ours has a button on the top, we always turn it off when we're not
    >>>>>>>>>> using
    >>>>>>>>>> it as well.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Same here. In addition, the computer is switched off when I am not
    >>>>>>>>> actually using it.
    >>>>>>

    >
    >>> Dead Simple if you dont know how to drive a car, you dont try to.
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
    >> Wake up Roger, Geo has been asking questions here for some time and I
    >> believe she is exactly what she appears to be, a nice older lady with no
    >> fear of learning new things or appearing unknowledgable.
    >> Pull your head in and don't undervalue your own knowledge :)

    >
    >
    >
    > All I can see is a TROLL.
    >

    Well stop looking in the mirror!

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    The ends justifies the means - Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli.

    The end excuses any evil - Sophocles
     
    Enkidu, Apr 20, 2011
    #8
  9. Geopelia

    Enkidu Guest

    On 19/04/11 15:03, Geopelia wrote:
    > "Enkidu"<> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 18/04/11 19:09, Geopelia wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I have never in my life seen such stupid posts that are so full
    >>> of Crap. .....................................
    >>>
    >>> Do you mean me?
    >>>
    >>> I'm very ignorant and just want simple information, which people
    >>> are kindly providing. Unfortunately I don't know enough to risk
    >>> doing some of the things they suggest, in case I get it wrong.
    >>>

    >> Don't worry Geo, he's totally out of order.

    >
    > I don't worry. I've been called some choice things on nz.general!
    >
    > But when he is in his eighties, just think of all the new things
    > he'll have to learn. Chinese, for one. And all the new technology.
    >

    I think he is well on his way to that age, if he hasn't passed it.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    The ends justifies the means - Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli.

    The end excuses any evil - Sophocles
     
    Enkidu, Apr 20, 2011
    #9
  10. Geopelia

    Me Guest

    On 19/04/2011 3:03 p.m., Geopelia wrote:
    > "Enkidu"<> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 18/04/11 19:09, Geopelia wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I have never in my life seen such stupid posts that are so full of
    >>> Crap. .....................................
    >>>
    >>> Do you mean me?
    >>>
    >>> I'm very ignorant and just want simple information, which people are
    >>> kindly providing. Unfortunately I don't know enough to risk doing
    >>> some of the things they suggest, in case I get it wrong.
    >>>

    >> Don't worry Geo, he's totally out of order.
    >>
    >> Cheers,
    >>
    >> Cliff
    >>

    >
    > I don't worry. I've been called some choice things on nz.general!
    >

    I just got my third call - telling me that there are "bad files" coming
    from my computer etc...
    Jeesh - I know there are some very bad files there, some James Blunt
    mp3s, photos of my mother in law etc.
    The guy had an indian accent, so I let him carry on with his spiel, then
    asked very politely "are you calling from India?".
    He told me to "**** off", and hung up.
    I was rather surprised.
     
    Me, May 6, 2011
    #10
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