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OK, Troops! Fall in and sound off!After seeing a hint about this in a post down below, maybe we all should check in here. Lurk mode off! Step up and be counted.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.(Still in Portugal, return trip in sight for Tuesday, March 19th.)

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I see we have had three lurkers without posting already. Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN. :-(

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All right!! all right!!! I confess!! I lurked...... so sue me!! :-lol Hi Jerry. :-wave As some of you may know, I transcribe for a doctor. And am seriously behind in my work (long story). He's suddenly decided that I should leave the old tapes and work on the recent stuff first. He thinks I'm going to get every tape I pick up done in 24 hours -- poor deluded person. Anyway, I've been working hard all day typing, so haven't really had an opportunity to do much more than stop in here, lurk, read the messages, and leave. Not much of an excuse, I know, but it will have to do. :-cool -Lindy :-wave

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OK, like Lindy, I also confess to lurking! And (don't tell anyone).....playing with train simulators. There! I've said it, and I feel much better.Present, and accounted for, Sir! (What, no trade shows this week?)Ron A

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I be here now. :-cool From the land of the Sun (and blowing dust)cough cough.Cap'n Tall

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Sorry Lt.Was at Sick Call with Brother Maynard this morning. Nothing serious, just a yearly check up. Then ordered some lights and siren stuff, and delivered some for a friend. You know how time flies when you are playing with toys. Then went to the opening of a new eating establishment. Sat around with the staff and management, sampling foods. That would have gone better had we had a decent Shiraz to wash it down. :-roll So I made do with a double maduro double corona.Oh, then nap time, and off to dinner at 2030 hrs. followed by a few cigars at the club till closing.Fed the dog upon arrival at the home drome (Chicken Scallopini and a stuffed mushroom or two, he's celebrating losing six pounds!), got another cigar and decided to work on a malfunctioning IE6. Which is still malfunctioning. Oh well, new computer comes next week. Doc Bryant :+ The new machine, replacing the cow, which has been on back up status since the arrival of the Electron Leviathan in Sept 01 is equipped with512 meg of DDR ram (EL goes to 1 gig as running upgrade)Voodoo 5500 video card (are they ever getting scarce)80 gig Western Digital HDSony DVD-rom KR-7 Raid MoboAlthon 1.4 T-bird.Alum. 3/4 tower caseEnermax PS4 fansThis machine will have the full install of PP99, and the EL gets Train Sim and Trainz as soon as I can snag a copy. :-jumpy

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Well, you may have noticed me around. I am the guy with too much free time. The mangos have flowered late this year and, as all the mandarin oranges are gone, as are the avocados (or is that avocadoes? I feel like a candidate for the vice-presidency!) I have a little free time. When we are not having a blackout, I put the computer to good use, and hope to witness the birth of some more smiley babies.Jerry, you can be moderator of this forum all the way from Portugal, if Meekal is suffering from terminal overwork, but please give us a report on the conditions of your stay. Are you getting out some? I guess it is still too cold to go watch the topless girls at the beach at Cascais, but have you gone to a fado bar?Have a nice day.Luis

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I'll never forget the time I took my four-legged beast in for her annual checkup. They started to take her temperature in the usual spot. She, shall we say, inhaled deeply, and the thermometer disappeared entirely for an hour or two. Immediate mental images of glass shards and liquid mercury sloshing around up there. Some anxious moments until it showed up again, intact.BTW, I'm here.Dan

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As for the number of replies versus the total number of reads, somebody is definitely lurking or just over-clicking.Acknowledements for all the posts in the past 24 hours:Lindy, you are forgiven. You are being productive at home and that is the best place to do your best work. Thank you.Ron, no trade shows for me this week. I am with a real live customer and installing the first Narad Broadband Access Network in Europe down here in Portugal.Dan, I could almost hear your snappy salute with that reply.Bob, you qualify for the Lindy Award with that smiley you have there.Ah, the BIG RED piloto doth check in! Welcome aboard Cap'n Tall!Geof, with an RV underconstruction, you are permitted to Lurk since you are probably focused on quality control issues and airframe assembly.Ted, nice to see Canada represented. I wonder what happened to our Australian friends?Doc: What's with the IE6 issues? Having trouble with any JPG or GIF displaying badly or the dreaded RED X instead?Dan Nelson...What's your hometown son?Private Allensworth! Your name is NOT "here"! (That really happened in 1968 on my first day in Army basic training! More about that later in another post!)Luis! Glad to hear someone is keeping Paradise under control. Back to duty trooper!JOE! Keep that thing under control!Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN. :-luke (Portugal tour should be ending on 3/19/2002.)

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Since it appears that Mr. Thorne is cracking the whip on this one, I figured I better speak up. :-)

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Jerry:It is a multiple problem issue, that seemed to occur after I tried to reunite my home network. Network had been 98SE on two machines connected through a router. The new machine, Electron Leviathan had dual boot 98SE and XP Pro. I had my wizard remove the 98SE from the Leviathan and I went solo with it for a few months. With the upcoming arrival of the new machine for file service, I decided to remove the Cow and donate it to a local college student who helps me with pryro events. However, I wanted to move the work files from it to the Leviathan (PP99 included, of course).I tried to get the network back functional and failed. So I called the wizard. He got network working, but was unable to fix the IE 6 issues that seemingly appeared after my ham fisted efforts to rebuild the network.They are:I can not download from some sites. I get message roughly stating that Internet Explorer could not reach the site (even though I am on the site-apparently browser could not open file-save as- when I right clicked on the file I needed). And if somehow, I could open web based email, if the file was a jpeg, my only save option became save as an untitled bitmap.This problem is evident on both machines. One would wonder why this is, since they are differing OS's? I clearly do not know. I am not too worried about fixing the Gateway Cow, since it is out of here on Good Friday (that will be a very Good Friday indeed to rid myself of that *****Y computer).The Computer Wizard suggest, as Computer Wizards are wont to do, that the problem emminated from my program that wipes the hard drive after I delete files. I do not see how that could do it, since this program was functional with all the cookies I had saved as good cookies in the past. I think it is something that got botched by me in the first attempt, and it has resisted any efforts to change it in further adventures. What this could be, I do not know.Oh well, if life did not have adventures, it would not be fun. Although I would far rather be a Mandarin of Mandarin Oranges, or consuming Haas Avocados with Brother Luis than doing all this sort of nonsense.As you can imagine, I am open to suggestions other than ones starting with, "Well, if ya had a MAC..." I am so bloody tired of hearing MAC superiority, I could just toss my cookies.Doc Bryant :-hang

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Ever since the forum change, I havn't pulled this forum address higher up on the favorite list. It was lost on the bottom somewhere. Doesn't look like I missed a whole lot in the last week though! :)L.Adamson

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Sounds like you may need to see about the windows registry. I had some problems that kept Internet explorer versions 5 and 6 from displaying GIF files when they originated from my hard drive. I posted on the Microsoft web site and another user came back with the answer. It took a few months, but it came. You may find someone who can guide you to the right spot to fix the problem. Notice that I said the problem carried over from IE5 to IE6. That was because the registry was not "fixed" when I went from IE5 to IE6.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.

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Jerry:Not the registry, a glitch in cable modem was the problemo. Got it fixed by replacing modem. Service Guy was reluctant to do so until we went through all the dances. Too bad he did not read his service ticket. It could have saved us an hour of this yantzing about.Doc Bryant

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Took the day off Friday, some ground school Saturday (darn clouds) as well as watching one of the grandkids. Sunday, well, that's a day of rest, don't ya know ?But seriously folks, I know I've posted a couple of things here - they don't seem to be showing up. Or rather, I'm "pretty" sure I posted something, and the next day it's not here. I know I've entered my USERID/PASSWORD, which means I at least "started" to post something. And sometimes when a thread loads, it does not start at the top, but at msg 11 !?! That's exactly what this thread did just a few minutes ago.Well, we'll see how it goes this time. ICH BIN HIER !Dave H.Fayetteville, GA

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Glad to hear you found that bugger today.We solved our fiber optic connectivity problem today here in Portugal. Now it is up the locals to resolve the DHCP issues here. When that is done, we can finish our software system setup. We are setting up the first symmetrical 100-megabit switched ethernet system over a CATV system in Europe right now. This is much more powerful than a cable modem. My part is finished and I hope I am on the big silver bird coming home tomorrow.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.

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Hi Dave,Fayetteville,GA huh. I lived in Peachtree City,GA and my son graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1980. He played on the varsity basketball team his senior year and he earned his private pilots license that same year at Peachtree City Airport. Small world. :-)Ed Weber a.k.a tallpilot

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Checking in from Paris CDG airport. This is weird! I am using a keyboard that is not US qwerty layout. Some of the letters are in the "right place" but others are strictly hunt and peck. Headed home for the USA. Next message should be posted from the Crown Room in Atlanta tonight.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.

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