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Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by geopelia, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    There is no slot on my computer for the bank to send me banknotes.
    I still haven't received a disc I sent for from Trend micro a month ago. If
    it doesn't come soon I'll have to chase up the order.
    But I suspect it has to come from somewhere overseas.
    geopelia, Nov 27, 2013
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  2. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    I used to get a lot of those too, but no suggestions as to how to grow one
    to start with.
    Perhaps the spammers haven't yet discovered that humans come in two
    geopelia, Nov 27, 2013
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  3. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    That's a good idea!

    They say the Americans read every email we send. Perhaps we should start off
    "Good Morning Mr President".
    It's just as well they have closed Alcatraz, or all the people who said rude
    things about President Bush might have ended up there.
    geopelia, Nov 27, 2013
  4. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    Yep, the dumb ones who fully believe the spam emails and the smart ones
    who just bin them. ;-)
    Your Name, Nov 28, 2013
  5. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    Around Christmas time the mail system seems to slow down (and will only
    get worse as NZ Post start sacking posties and, for small parecel /
    letters, changing to delivery every second day). Something I ordered
    which was supposed to take "10-18 working days" actually took about 25
    working days.
    Your Name, Nov 28, 2013
  6. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    The government are criminals ... just look at all the tax payer money
    they steal for they own silly uses and all the "loop holes" they use to
    steal even more. :-(
    Your Name, Nov 28, 2013
  7. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    Although there is a few pieces of Mac malware (at least supposedly
    there is since that is usually according to the "experts" trying to
    sell anti-malware software!), you would have to be a complete moronic
    idiot to actually get infected.

    In all the years I've been using Apple computers (since well before
    there even was a Mac), I have never even seen one Mac computer with any

    On the other side of the coin, my mother's old Windoze 2000 PC
    committed suicide due to being heavily infected, despite having a
    regularly updated big name anti-malware application running (thankfully
    she now has an Apple laptop instead). I also know someone who had a
    Windoze laptop that became so unsuable that suffered a similar fate.
    Your Name, Nov 28, 2013
  8. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    I could have had download or a disc. Downloading is much too complicated for
    The disc does the whole job.
    geopelia, Nov 28, 2013
  9. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    There isn't really any "premium" being paid. If you actually compare
    systems with the same specifications, the Mac doesn't really come out
    and more expensive. If you compare the systems FULLY, then over the
    lifetime the Mac usually works out cheaper.

    It's only when you stupidly compare an all-in-one iMac with some nasty,
    no-name brand, cheapo, standard PC desktop box and low quality external
    display that the Mac suposedly looks more expensive.

    There never was a "straighjacket" either... if you choose to use it,
    new Macs now come with GateKeeper that restricts what can be installed
    to only trusted downloads. It's only on newer machines that the user
    can't really open up to upgrade internally, but then most people don't
    ever want to do that anyway.
    Your Name, Nov 28, 2013
  10. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    I did the download once when they brought out the latest version. It was
    very complicated. IE.
    I had to print out all the instructions to be able to follow them without
    jumping around from page to page.
    They think everybody is a computer genius. Some of us are not!

    I will probably change to the computer man's virus program in 2014 when my
    present subscription runs out.
    Trend micro came with the computer and I have kept it updated.
    geopelia, Nov 29, 2013
  11. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    Is a Mac better than Windows 8 please? How long does it take to learn to
    use one?
    I like XP.
    geopelia, Nov 29, 2013
  12. geopelia

    Enkidu Guest

    It shouldn't be that difficult, Geo. It should be just a couple of
    clicks. But look, I'm not arguing that you should change, just that it
    *shouldn't* be that complicated. To my mind that is a fault with Trend
    Micro's install process.


    Enkidu, Nov 29, 2013
  13. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    The Mac is better than any version of Windoze. :)

    There's very little difference between actually using a Mac and using
    Windows - move the mouse, click on icons and buttons, type on the
    keyboard, etc. Many of the applications are the same, with maybe some
    slight differences: Firefox, Microsoft Office (if you buy it).

    The main difference for many people is that they always use Windows
    applications in "full screen", so they only ever see the application
    they're using, and possibly switch to other applications using the
    Taskbar at the bottom.

    The Mac doesn't do that (although newer ones can if you want them to).
    Applications run at the same time and you can easily swap between
    various application documents simply by clicking on the document's
    window. (There is also a "Dock" at the bottom of the screen which is
    basically the same as the Windows Taskbar.)

    The few people who use Windows in this document-centric way will be
    used to have the menu bar options at the top of each window, whereas
    the Mac has a single menubar at the top of the screen, which changes
    depending on which application you're currently using.

    Your best option is to simply go in to JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith, Harvey
    Norman and just play with the demonstration computers (after politely
    telling the annoying salesdroid to bugger off).
    Your Name, Nov 29, 2013
  14. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    Yep, I wouldn't bother with the scam companies that charge an annual
    subscription fee (Trend Micro, Norton, etc.). There's no need. There
    are a few of free (for personal use) anti-malware applications that are
    equally as good, or bad, as the expensive commerical products: Avast
    and AVG being two.
    Your Name, Nov 29, 2013
  15. geopelia

    Gib Bogle Guest

    Increasing vagina size - that sounds like a winner!

    It reminds me of a particularly amusing episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
    Larry bumps into an old girlfriend of Jeff, and somehow the
    conversation gets around to why they split up - it was all because he
    has such a small penis, according to her. Of course Larry can't resist
    telling Jeff about this, but he has a different memory - her vagina was
    enormous! Accompanied by a hand gesture, two hands touching by the
    wrists, palms spread. I miss Larry.
    Gib Bogle, Nov 29, 2013
  16. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    As long as the computer is still doing what you need it to, that's
    fine. I've never seen any point in upgrading simply for the sake of it.

    My Mac computer is about 15 years old and the operating system is about
    10 years old. Only only upgrdaed the operating system the first time
    because useless Vodafone NZ screwed up their servers and it meant the
    older Mac OS opertaing system users couldn't even log on. I upgraded a
    few months ago to this current version of the operating system to be
    able to run a newer version of Firefox.
    Your Name, Nov 29, 2013
  17. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    XP are not going to have updates etc soon. I don't know if that will make
    any difference.
    geopelia, Nov 29, 2013
  18. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    Nope. It'll make absolutely no difference to anything. If you're
    computer does what you want / need it to, then it will still do so
    after the updates stop.

    It's largely scare tactics by Microsoft and other software makers
    trying to push people into spending money upgrading unnecessarily.

    Yes, no more updates *MIGHT* mean your computer doesn't get protection
    from some newly discoverd security hole ... but in reality, XP is so
    old that 99% of the seucrity holes are already fixed and the most of
    the malware makers have moved on to Windows 7 and 8 anyway.

    The definition updates for the various anti-malware software will
    continue for a while longer, but again, almost all the new malware
    being produced will be targeted at Window 7 and 8.
    Your Name, Nov 29, 2013
  19. geopelia

    victor Guest

    If you could fix the problem with an upgrade then it wasn't Vodafone
    that screwed up.
    victor, Nov 30, 2013
  20. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    Yes it definitely was Vodafone who screwed up their authentication
    server. ihug had done the same a couple of times previously, but fixed
    it after a few phone calls to complain (with no changes to my computer
    ever being made). When Vodafone took over they again screwed up the
    server, but after mucking me about for many weeks with various denials,
    excuses, and lies, they finally told me they were not going to bother
    fixing it.

    Vodafone was also the only major internet provider in the country that
    I my testing (using friend's accounts with permission) that had this
    problem with their servers not allowing old Mac computers to logon.
    Your Name, Dec 1, 2013
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