Fred, The current issue’s "Just For Grins" link to an
oil-cooled PC ( http://tinyurl.com/c3mc2
) reminded me that when the RAF was teaching me all about RDF (later called
Radar) in 1942 the instructor said their first transmitters were
The WinXP Power Toys includes a synchronization "toy" that I
been wanting to try….
Hey there Fred. I was so impressed with this
new VPN [virtual private network"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vpn ] program, that I fear my words might take away from its potential
impact. So, I quote:
Fred, in your article: "How To Safely Add Or Replace A
Hard Drive" (
you do not mention how you replace the MBR. With Win98SE, that was easy;
one just ran fdisk /mbr and it was done, but what about in XP, etc.?
Hello again, Fred. Was doing some research on Binary Vortex (binary news
downloader) and noticed SB-Software has both freeware and shareware to peruse. Newsgroup and website
downloaders, image/picture tools, utilities, clocks, games, and more!
There’s something there for everyone, even a Political Invaders
game to blast politicians. Of course, LangaPlus subscribers are way too
sophisticated to do that….
On May 31, I’ll choose three more monthly winners who each will get a FREE
ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to the LangaList Plus! edition. (If your name is drawn and
you’re already a Plus! subscriber, your current subscription will be extended by
a full year.)
Fred: My teenage grandson has set up a broadband router for
the family’s computers. He tells me the router protects against all malicious
attacks and has now disabled his anti-virus and firewall programs, plus the
Anti-spyware programs – is there any truth in what he says. I fear that if he
does get a virus I shall have the job of getting rid of it. —Mike Pugh
The company I work for uses CD-Rs as a portable drive. In that
they format the disk so it can be written to and "erased" by a CD Burner (I
guess you understood what I meant). They have been using the same disks for
several years with yearly changes being put on the disk and then the disk being
filed until the next year. Lately there have been some strange things happening
where all the data on the disk is lost. Someone thought that maybe using the
disks are rewriteables is the problem. My question is, can a CD-R be used as a
CD-RW? Or once a document is saved to the disk is it actually there for ever?
Even if the directory shows it has been deleted? Thanks in advance for your
Fred: In hopes of preventing frustration on the part of other
subscribers I want to share this story.
I’ve been a subscriber for many years, and have sent quite a few friends and
fiends in your direction.