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    If I was really paranoid, I would boot from a...

    If I was really paranoid, I would boot from a Ubuntu CD but Linux does not have all the money management programs that Windows has. A simpler method would be to build one or several virtual PCs and...
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    Thanks, I dismissed the status bar out of hand...

    Thanks, I dismissed the status bar out of hand because I didn't think there was enough room to usefully display several variables. That does provide enough info for me.
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    Going for an increase in efficiency, do you think...

    Going for an increase in efficiency, do you think the following is possible and better than a row by row search?

    open a spreadsheet
    loop on names
    findall for the email address = range1
    ...
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    Unfortunately, the spreadsheets I am searching...

    Unfortunately, the spreadsheets I am searching are not all in the same format so I do not know which column the names or email addresses will be in.

    I thought about searching each worksheet by...
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    Ok, that did it. I was not aware of one-line and...

    Ok, that did it. I was not aware of one-line and two-line format for copy and paste. The error messages implied to me that the problem was that PasteValues did not work with Rows and I could not...
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    How to paste values by row in loop?

    I have patched together the following code and it almost does what I need. In short, I need to find any row that contains data for a person and paste the whole row to an output spreadsheet. The...
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    There are various services that will convert...

    There are various services that will convert email to a voicemail message. Are there any services that can convert a phone call to an email message and send it?

    Otherwise I can't imagine anything...
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    I would imagine most people who are still on XP...

    I would imagine most people who are still on XP are not the most adventurous types. Any forum discussing change from the most mainstream OS to a new OS would probably stick to the same mainstream....
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    I would not hesitate to start a new OS with...

    I would not hesitate to start a new OS with Ubuntu 14.04 in April but I find upgrading an existing Ubuntu with working applications better to wait a few months. There are always little configuration...
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    I set up a Home Theater PC a few years ago with...

    I set up a Home Theater PC a few years ago with Ubuntu. Setting up my video card at full resolution and adding Samba and MythTV were both a little difficult but I found google searches on each...
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    It sounds like the problem has already been...

    It sounds like the problem has already been resolved but I would like to offer another test you could have done.

    It should be simple to temporarily install a copy of Thunderbird, attach to your...
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    On a completely different note, I have a PC with...

    On a completely different note, I have a PC with lots of video files. Sometimes I have had to look them over and decide that some TV shows were not worth keeping but sometimes it's easier to just get...
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    Sorry to repeat myself but while it can be fairly...

    Sorry to repeat myself but while it can be fairly easy to copy Thunderbird profiles, it's even easier to just copy the whole directory of Portable Thunderbird. It is the same program but it has been...
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    I prefer Portable Thunderbird to Thunderbird. It...

    I prefer Portable Thunderbird to Thunderbird. It is much easier to move around over the years since it is not installed to Windows. Just move the directory to any place you like, even a thumb drive...
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    Apparently over on the Synology forum they say...

    Apparently over on the Synology forum they say you can activate the recycle bin on the NAS even after you have deleted the file:

    http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=160&t=53092


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    An alternative would be to get one of those flash...

    An alternative would be to get one of those flash downloader plugins. Then you can just play a local file after it completely downloads.
  17. I could argue that most of your points apply...

    I could argue that most of your points apply equally to dollar bills in your pocket. They certainly would apply to any foreign currency in your pocket. Just because a bitcoin is not physical does not...
  18. Bitcoin IS money no matter what some people might...

    Bitcoin IS money no matter what some people might claim. However right now the volatility makes it a not very good form of money. (great for speculation, not so great for transactions over the course...
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    To put it another way, I don't see a compelling...

    To put it another way, I don't see a compelling reason to switch from Win7 to Win8 but I also do not see a compelling reason to choose a new purchase of Win7 over Win8 for a home desktop PC.

    At...
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    My impression is that almost all the complaints...

    My impression is that almost all the complaints against Win8 are the new graphic and touch screen features that can be turned off if you really hate them. The classic mode Win8 is supposed to be...
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    I'm still on Win7 so I am just going by what I...

    I'm still on Win7 so I am just going by what I have read on the internet. There do not seem to be many reported downsides to running Win8 compared to Win7. One comment I read stated that flipping...
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    Sorry, my company filters out certain functions...

    Sorry, my company filters out certain functions from Windows Secrets. I can't post messages cleanly or edit while I am at the office. However the two links I posted above sort of work until I can fix...
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    The people who follow Cringley seem to like...

    The people who follow Cringley seem to like Namecheap.com and dislike Network Solutions and...
  24. Nevermind, I solved it by creating a new ODBC...

    Nevermind, I solved it by creating a new ODBC link from the Linked Table Manager in Access.
  25. It took me forever to get back to this database...

    It took me forever to get back to this database but deleting the linked tables and restoring them does not work. Access still remembers only the old credentials to the database.

    I can't seem to...
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