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  1. AllieVi

    Processor Activity

    I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 notebook computer, 2 GB RAM, Windows XP Professional, 1.6 GHz processor. I noticed that the processor was unusually busy (30%) when I wasn’t doing anything. Task Manager showed Internet Explorer 8 was the application and I isolated the activity to being parked on...
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    Disappearing Pointer

    Should have mentioned – the problem occurs in Internet Explorer 7.0. I tried it using Google Chrome and the pointer didn’t disappear.
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    Disappearing Pointer

    I experienced a first this morning while visiting a web site. In a small rectangular portion of the screen, my pointer disappears. If I move it through the region (horizontally or vertically) it reappears on the other side. The region is a solid gray color. When I left the site and came back...
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    RSA Security Doohickey

    I’m making some assumptions about how the system works. I’d expect my broker doesn’t actually “know” this minute’s correct key, but queries the RSA site to determine that I’ve entered a good one based on my item’s 9-character serial number. If it works that way, any service that knows the serial...
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    RSA Security Doohickey

    I got one of the RSA gadgets (about the size of a key) that generates a random 6-digit number every minute to use with my stock market trading accounts. I append the 6-digit number to my account password. The gadget is marketed for other uses, too (my brother’s access to a real estate database...
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    Internet Explorer 8

    Thanks for the reply. I knew it was not in final form and will consider switching back to it when the final release occurs.
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    Internet Explorer 8

    I did use the compatibility mode, but that didn’t help much. Satelliteguys is one of the sites that took an agonizing amount of time to load. Once on here, scrolling was erratic and slow. I’d click on a link and it would take a long time to appear. Going back to 7 has eliminated all the...
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    Internet Explorer 8

    I've had Internet Explorer 8 on my computer for a few months and just took it off and went back to 7. Best move I ever made! I didn’t realize just how terrible IE 8 performance was on my machine. Now that I’m back on 7, pages load faster, scrolling is quicker and the computer simply works...
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    Considering FiOS - Need Advice

    Thanks for the clarification. Now I have a better understanding of how the system is designed. Unfortunately, I don’t see a simple way to control the receivers the way I do now. If I’m in the bedroom and want to watch something on DVR #1, I push a couple buttons on the remote to make it...
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    Considering FiOS - Need Advice

    That's a very interesting solution to the lack of an RF remote capability. Thanks for the link.
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    Considering FiOS - Need Advice

    Are you saying that you can’t connect the DVR directly to a TV, but also have to have set top boxes? For the DVR to be able to record programs, it must have built in tuner(s). I’m confused. :confused:
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    A letter to all women from men.

    YIKES!! I'm seriously considering contract renegotiation...
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    Considering FiOS - Need Advice

    I don’t envision or want additional set top boxes. I just want to have the primary output(s) go to my main TV and also be able to send the signal(s) around the house via my analog distribution system. My current setup allows me modulate analog output from each of my two DISH DVR’s, combine...
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    Considering FiOS - Need Advice

    I’m a DISH customer considering a switch to Fios TV. I already have Fios Internet/phone service. I don’t have any HD TV’s, but am in the market for one to replace the main TV. The rest of my sets (about 15) will remain SD for a long time. I currently have 2 DISH Standard Definition DVR’s...
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    A letter to all women from men.

    I made an agreement with my wife when we got married. I’d take care of everything “A”, “B” and “D” through “Z.” She’d get just that one remaining letter, “C”. Cooking Cleaning Child Rearing Carpet Sweeping Canine Maintenance Cat Maintenance Car Care Car Refueling Car Insurance Car...
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    SIRI stock goes into the toilet.

    SIRI dropped to 60 cents this morning - I got more and sold more options. The option activity is a bit unusual. Lots of January 2010 call options at an exercise price of $2.50 are trading and the bid price has remained at 20 cents while the stock has traded from a dollar to this point. The $5...
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    SIRI stock goes into the toilet.

    I made three 1000-share purchases recently @ 90, 88 and 78 cents. Each time I sold the Jan 2010 $2.50 call option for 20 cents a share. With commissions and after option proceeds, my overall outlay is $2,030.47, or 68 cents a share. The option bid/ask quotes have remained surprisingly stable...
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    SIRI stock goes into the toilet.

    It's back down to 85 cents again. I'm getting some more.
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    SIRI stock goes into the toilet.

    I’m not familiar with that requirement or why it would affect your ability to execute an order. Who is your broker? By the way, in my prior post I made an error – the $2.50 option I sold expires in 2010, not 2015. I can’t edit that post to make the correction (editing ability expires after a...
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    SIRI stock goes into the toilet.

    I got 1000 shares today at 88 cents each and sold the January 2015 $2.50 call for 20 cents/share, so I’m out-of-pocket 68 cents/sh. Just a lark, but we’ll see what happens.
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