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  1. mjp28

    How old are you

    Time to kick the can down the street on this very long and old thread. So how old are you? Any birthdays out there?
  2. mjp28

    How old are you

    Just turned 61 this past Wednesday 9/28/11!
  3. I have a Panasonic stereo upstairs with a beautiful backlit green and white dial and a REAL walnut wood case and matching speakers, sounds fantastic, bought it in 1970 for a whopping $99.99 plus the matching 8 track player for $49.99 both still work great. Only problem is my over 100 tapes tend to come apart at that silver strip that held the tape together. Also have well over 100 cassettes, 3 still working VCRs (I also can work on them if necessary) , boxes of VCR movies plus you can find them really cheap now.....just not new titles BUT I still can record shows when I want to do so. Now how many of you had this:
  4. "A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends." - Baltasar Gracian "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd be a shortage of sand." - Milton Friedman "A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving." - Albert Einstein "An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously." - Charles F. Kettering "When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is." - Oscar Wilde
  5. mjp28

    How old are you

    Geezzz, I was 55 when this thread started, I'll be 61 later this month....time flies when you're having fun.
  6. Obviously this is not just all about 9/11/01.
  7. Well let's see, Clinton, Bush II, Obama, maybe even earlier than these three presidents, why was the USA after bin-Laden and Al-Qaeda? (see list) People all over the world better be very concerned with terrorism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_al-Qaeda_attacks 1 Early 1990s 1.1 February 1993 World Trade Center 1.2 1994 Bojinka, Philippine Airlines Flight 434 2 1998 U.S.-embassy bombings 3 2000 USS Cole bombing 4 September 11, 2001, attacks 5 October 2002 Bali bombings 6 November 2003 Istanbul attacks 7 February 2004 SuperFerry 14 bombing 8 March 11, 2004 Madrid train bombings 9 May 2004 Khobar massacre 10 July 7, 2005 London transport bombings 11 July 23, 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks 12 November 9, 2005 Amman hotel bombing 13 April 2007 Algiers bombings 14 February 2008 Kandahar bombing 15 June 2, 2008 Danish-embassy bombing 16 June 2009 Little Rock recruiting office shooting 17 December 2009 Northwest Airlines Flight 253 18 Dec 30, 2009 Khost Suicide Bomber 19 October 2010 cargo plane bomb plot 20 Iraq attacks 20.1 August 2003 Imam Ali Mosque bombing 20.2 February 2004 Irbil bombings 20.3 March 2004 Iraq Ashura bombings 20.4 April 2004 Basra bombings 20.5 July 2005 Musayyib bombing 20.6 September 2005 Baghdad bombings 20.7 November 2005 Khanaqin bombings 20.8 April 2006 Buratha Mosque bombing 20.9 November 2006 Sadr City, Iraq bombings 20.10 February 2007 Baghdad market bombing 20.11 March 2007 Tal Afar bombings 20.12 April 2007 Baghdad Iraq bombings 20.13 August 14, 2007 Yazidi community Iraq bombing 20.14 August 2009 Baghdad bombings 20.15 October 2009 Baghdad bombings 20.16 April 2010 Baghdad bombings 20.17 May 2010 Iraq attacks 20.18 November 2010 20.19 January 2011 Iraq suicide attacks
  8. So was I, but no gift just some mushy words and well wishes on the event.
  9. mjp28

    Oh, Texas.

    ........The nominees to the science curriculum review team are absolutely ridiculous: They don't believe in evolution -- and some of them admit that they don't even believe in science at all!....... Oh "god", or oh geezzzz or whatever. Just shows you there are idiots in every state, every country on earth. You can't even reason or comment on that.
  10. So very sorry to hear of this and wishing you all the best.....mjp
  11. I've stayed on Lake Shore Drive, nice place in late spring, summer, fall. We've been really lucky in our area of NE Ohio, kind of missed all the real bad stuff. And good luck to our Aussie friends, they've had a tough go of it down under.
  12. ........It's an adult site, and if I click on it, it goes to the site. Just can't figure out how to get rid of it...... Might need more than just a simple cleaning, also just curious have you run a good registry cleaner?
  13. Oh yeah, from Maine to maybe Virginia there must be ?? different ones. I'm from the midwest OHIO, we have a lot of successful call centers, I heard it's because we are very understandable....we have NO accent at all.
  14. Or maybe just.....How to Make a Telemarketer Go Away 1. If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money. Ask, "How long can I keep it? Do I have to ever pay it back, or is it like the other money I borrowed before my bankruptcy?" 2. If you get one of those pushy people who won\'t shut up, just listen to their sales pitch. When they try to close the sale, tell them that you\'ll need to go get your credit card. Then, just set the phone down and go do laundry, shopping or whatever. See how long that commission based scum waits for you to get your credit card. 3. If they start out with, "How are you today?" say, "Why do you want to know?" Or you can say, "I\'m so glad you asked, because no one seems to care these days and I have all these problems, my sciatica is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died...." When they try to get back to the sales process, just continue on with telling about your problems. 4. If the person says he\'s Joe Doe from the ABC Company, ask him to spell his name, then ask him to spell the company name, then ask where it is located. Continue asking personal questions or questions about the company for as long as necessary. 5. This one works better if you are male: Telemarketer: "Hi, my name is Julie and I\'m with Dodger & Peck Services.... You: "Hang on a second." (few seconds pause) "Okay, (in a really husky voice) what are you wearing?" 6. Crying out, in well-simulated tones of pleasure and surprise, "Julie!! Is this really you? I can\'t believe it! Julie, how have you BEEN?" Hopefully, this will give Julie a few brief moments of terror as she tries to figure out where the heck she could know you from. 7. Say, "No," over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each no, and keep an even tempo even as they\'re trying to speak. This is the most fun if you can keep going until they hang up. 8. If MCI calls trying to get you to sign up with their Family and Friends plan, reply, in as sinister a voice as you can muster, "I don\'t have any friends...would you be my friend?" 9. If they clean rugs: "Can you get blood out, you can? Well, how about goat blood or HUMAN blood - chicken blood too?" 10. Let the person go through their spiel, providing minimal but necessary feedback in the form of an occasional "Uh-huh, really, or, "That's fascinating." Finally, when they ask you to buy, ask them to marry you. They get all flustered, but just tell them you couldn't give your credit card number to someone who's a complete stranger. 11. Tell them you work for the same company they work for.
  15. Ways to Terrorize a Telemarketer Tell them to talk VERY SLOWLY, because you want to write EVERY WORD down. Insist that the caller is really your buddy Leon, playing a joke. "Come on Leon, cut it out! Seriously, Leon, how's your momma?" Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask them if they will give you their HOME phone number so you can call them back. When the telemarketer explains that they cannot give out their HOME number, you say "I guess you don't want anyone bothering you at home, right?" The telemarketer will agree and you say, "Now you know how I feel!" After the telemarketer gives their spiel, ask him/her to marry you. When they get all flustered, tell them that you could not just give your credit card number to a complete stranger. Tell the telemarketer you are on "home incarceration" and ask if they could bring you a case of beer and some chips. If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money. If MCI calls trying to get you to sign up for the Family and Friends plan, reply, in as SINISTER a voice as you can, "I don't have any friends... would you be my friend?" Cry out in surprise, "Judy! Is that you? Oh my God! Judy, how have you been?" Hopefully, this will give Judy a few brief moments of pause as she tries to figure out where the hell she could know you from. If they say they're John Doe from XYZ Company, ask them to spell their name. Then ask them to spell the company name. Then ask them where it is located. Continue asking them personal questions or questions about their company for as long as necessary. When they ask "How are you today?" Tell them! "I'm so glad you asked because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems; my arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died..."
  16. Well to all our UK friends, we here in the States have an immensely popular and fairly successful DNC list, "Do Not Call", you sign up now for life if you want. I also got a "Privacy Manager" through my phone company I pay for AND I LOVE IT! No unlisted numbers get through, it goes to the manager, most hang up right there. Our friends have our "pass-through ID number". Another trick, tell them you have to run but call you back on your other number.....and give them your local police number, gets rid of many pests quick.
  17. First I like when people express themselves, but not when the primary motive is "just to cause trouble". I'd find something else to do with your time and energy. Also I don't know if this "Red and Blue" is a 100% Title IX activity recieving Federal finacial assistance. (a simplification of IX) ......Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a United States law enacted on June 23, 1972. In 2002 it was renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, in honor of its principal author Congresswoman Mink, but is most commonly known simply as Title IX. The law states that No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance... ?United States Code Section 20, Although Title IX is best known for its impact on high school and collegiate athletics, the original statute made no explicit mention of sports............ (EDIT ADD - I'd also work on your paragraph and line spacing. )
  18. Just FYI, I needed to download SKYPE for the IM to chat with a friend....and it also loaded Chrome, not a bad extra! Really nice for all the GOOGLE stuff, simple layout, easy access to maps and I've barely used it.
  19. mjp28

    How old are you

    So, offically how old are you DennisD?
  20. Hey that sounds OK! And maybe we need to drag up the Piriform Classic "HOW OLD ARE TOU THREAD"!
  21. There is a lot of good advice here, as usual. I've used just the Norton AV since 1999 then also added ZoneAlarm FW, Registry Mechanic, Spybot S&D, Adaware, CCleaner (still do), CoolWeb, and I've tried a few others. I also get regular newsletters from PCWorld and PCMag on a variety of subjects, security, downloads, news, etc. Their general opinion is that the better (i.e. paid) AV programs overall do better in their tests. My results were OK.....but a buddy has told me for years he gets a great deal on NAV 360 every year after Thanksgiving. ------------------------ Well I tried it, and I love it, it's so easy I almost feel like I'm getting lazy, I let them do it all, NAV, FW, etc. EXCEPT I STILL USE REGISTRY MECHANIC and CARBONITE BACK UP, CCleaner for quick cleanups and that's about it. So bottom line if you can afford to buy, well it's not bad, if you want the FREE route, it can work.......but right now, I'm sticking with N360, which BTW in 2010 and 2011 got pretty good marks from various sources.
  22. Just one note on favorites, or any file, do you have an offsite or off computer backup? In 2004 I lost my HD, and everything.....bummer. After that I actually manually copied all my favorites to disc, kind of time consuming, needs updates, etc. NOW I just went to an offsite backup, Carbonite for EVERYTHING for about $5/month, love it! Just FYI: Carbonite online backup saves time and money, provides extra protection for your files, and makes getting your files back fast and easy. No media or expensive equipment to buy. And no shuffling through stacks of CDs or DVDs. No need to remember to back up. Carbonite does it automatically and continually, in the background. Secure transmission. Carbonite uses the same encryption technology used in online banking and e-commerce transactions. Safe offsite storage. Your backed up files are stored in our highly secure data centers ? protected from theft, fire, spills and other home and office disasters. Fast, simple file recovery. If anything happens to any file, Carbonite finds it automatically in your backup and puts it back on your computer ? right where it used to be ? in a few simple steps.
  23. .....from mjp to all of you!
  24. mjp28

    How old are you

    A little detective work, have a good 35th.
  25. Just a thought, I wanted a few old classic movies on VHS, yes I still have THREE working VHS machines, went on Amazon and found them from $0.01 to $0.99 plus s&h or less than $3 each.....and I didn't even check ebay. I'm sure some rat-packer like me has boxes of new floppies around. (I have a box or two somewhere.)
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