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#189117 - 07/25/11 03:12 PM Re: Round Table for the Week of July 24- 30, 2011 [Re: pdx rick]
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Rick I don't give a ra, but you should be more aware than that. Recently viruses have targeted the Apple OS because they are so lazy about patching holes and now that their user share has risen above 5% they are a valuable target.
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#189122 - 07/25/11 03:35 PM Re: Round Table for the Week of July 24- 30, 2011 [Re: Greger]
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I do appreciate your perspective Phil. I really do. However, what you stating isn't panning out according to my Google searches.

Mac virus onslaught in 2011 - not so fast.

I'm reading your posts and verifying what your stating and I'm not seeing what you're seeing. Hmm
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#189123 - 07/25/11 03:36 PM Re: Round Table for the Week of July 24- 30, 2011 [Re: Greger]
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Gotta run. Work day. smile
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#189127 - 07/25/11 04:27 PM Re: Round Table for the Week of July 24- 30, 2011 [Re: pdx rick]
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Rick, have you priced Macs? Damn things cost twice as much!
If the only advantage is a decreased susceptibility to viruses I really don't think it's worth it. I recently got a quad core, custom built machine with intel® everything inside it, running Windows 7 Premium Home Edition.
It was roughly 1/3 the cost of a comparable Mac.
Once you update your software to this century, I think you'll be amazed how far things have come.
Rick's Computer:

The Damnational Wonky 13

Wonky was the way to go in the Gay 90's but since then we've come a long long way.
Even in the early years of this century there were far better machines available, such as this:


The Underwood Elegance

Don't blame the manufacturer of your outmoded equipment for its inability to keep up with Modern Malware, Rick.
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#189193 - 07/26/11 12:04 PM Re: Round Table for the Week of July 24- 30, 2011 [Re: Greger]
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And now for something completely different.

Instead of getting involved in the rabble right away I thought that I would contribute something light and inoffensive.

Last year we remodeled our kitchen and in case you have any interest at all, my wife did a blog on the whole process while in progress. Here is her blog

Am I showing off? Yea, probably.
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#189198 - 07/26/11 12:32 PM Re: Round Table for the Week of July 24- 30, 2011 [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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Quote:
1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

Thank you... Bow

...and along the way, here's what appeared when I was searching Congressional Addresses: note the third link.
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#189205 - 07/26/11 01:39 PM Re: Round Table for the Week of July 24- 30, 2011 [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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Nice kitchen Jim.

I'm guessing, Oak cabinets with a Corian counter top? Also, love the recessed lighting. Very nice!!

rick
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#189206 - 07/26/11 01:41 PM Re: Round Table for the Week of July 24- 30, 2011 [Re: pdx rick]
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Nice kitchen Jim.

I'm guessing, Oak cabinets with a Corian counter top? Also, love the recessed lighting. Very nice!!

rick


True for the old; for the new, maple cabinets and granite countertops.
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#189209 - 07/26/11 01:46 PM Re: Round Table for the Week of July 24- 30, 2011 [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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Originally Posted By: Jim D (FreeThinker)
for the new, maple cabinets and granite countertops.

Sweet! What kinda floor did you do?
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#189210 - 07/26/11 01:52 PM Re: Round Table for the Week of July 24- 30, 2011 [Re: Greger]
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I have a craftsman style home. I'm looking to replace the carpeting downstairs with hardwood floors. There is rock decor on the outside of the house that I want to bring inside and install around the hearth of the fireplace and around the kitchen island.

I want to do granite too. But, a lighter granite. I did dark granite in my mom's house, and I'm glad I did, and I thought it a good thing at the time, but now, I'd do a lighter granite in my home.

I also found a Monet wall fountain to go over the fireplace. smile

There is a really nice sofa set by American Leather that I've been lusting over for at least 8 yearrs. Its really soft leather, no seams in the middle only at the appropriate edges, and a cocoa brown. And, it's American made in North Carolina.

I'll do two love seats instead of a sofa - too big. Two loves seats around a smaller coffee table gives proper scaling.

That's your gay decorating tip for today. wink
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