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  1. I do appreciate early adopters and I used to be...

    I do appreciate early adopters and I used to be one myself, jumping at every new thing. But I don't have that kind of time to waste anymore. I'm glad others are taking my place at the front of the...
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    You never know, it was a big basement and was...

    You never know, it was a big basement and was owned by the Navy which had money to burn in certain roles during the Cold War.
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    I guess IBM was special. The UNIVAC 9000 I used...

    I guess IBM was special. The UNIVAC 9000 I used to work on was in the basement of a former WWI morgue.
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    And besides, get an SSD at commodity prices and...

    And besides, get an SSD at commodity prices and improve your modern computer's reliability even more.

    Now watch me embarrass myself with a "help, my computer crashed!" message...
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    Well, my overly long posting was cut short...

    Well, my overly long posting was cut short because I had to leave. :D
    Nothing is so cut and dried. While I'm sure hard drives must "wear out" from spinning so long, I've never heard of it...
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    So many +'s and -'s, so little time

    There are more reasons than just component reliability to leave on or turn off. Here are my thoughts on the subject, First for turning off at night, then for leaving on. It boils down to "there is...
  7. Microsoft is smart. They've got a whole huge...

    Microsoft is smart. They've got a whole huge community of "enthusiasts" to QC their code. Business users who rely on their computers as a tool in their work will patiently wait until most of the QC...
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    So how long will they be keeping Windows 7 going?...

    So how long will they be keeping Windows 7 going? Not just essential security updates, but full support? This is looking like an important question to me.
  9. Yeah. I have all Intel processors but I still...

    Yeah. I have all Intel processors but I still wanted to know which ones the issues are with. Couldn't find anything in the more info link. Just more cubicle-rat-speak if you ask me. Whoever wrote...
  10. Our store is on the Oregon coast. Most people do...

    Our store is on the Oregon coast. Most people do not come to the coast in the winter, just the storm watchers which should tell you something. We frequently experience storms with hurricane force...
  11. I have replaced a lot of Point of Sale and...

    I have replaced a lot of Point of Sale and accounting systems over the years and until recent upgrades in data security they have probably contained lots of credit card numbers, customer...
  12. Microsoft ought to focus on what they do best. ...

    Microsoft ought to focus on what they do best. Apple certainly does. Apple is a style-oriented company. I own Apple stock because the world is full of saps who are style-driven in their...
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    Well that was a really long minute. Yay,...

    Well that was a really long minute.

    Yay, Rick! I just tried your recommendation from post #28 and it works! Thank you very much. Your profile says you are in the UK. Too bad you're so far...
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    Hang on for just a minute, Rick. I'm trying to...

    Hang on for just a minute, Rick. I'm trying to digest all of the last few posts...
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    Sorry, I had to run off and thought I had posted...

    Sorry, I had to run off and thought I had posted this, but apparently not:


    I forgot to address this part.

    I do not connect to the computer via VPN. I simplified that part just because this...
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    This implies that I simply cannot see the names...

    This implies that I simply cannot see the names of the album and tracks. I could actually deal with renaming the album and tracks if I could just play the CD. Not only does WNP not display those...
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    While we do sell enough music to make it worth...

    While we do sell enough music to make it worth our while, the margins are not high enough to justify an expensive solution for our level of use. I did also try a different VNC based application some...
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    Yes. In fact I tried to eliminate those tracks...

    Yes. In fact I tried to eliminate those tracks when I make that screenshot by clicking on something else in the left column - Videos or something, I don't remember - but when I then clicked on the...
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    I know those durned tracks that you are seeing...

    I know those durned tracks that you are seeing are a distraction. The screenshot does show the Library contents (is that the same as the media guide?) because it refuses to show what is on the CD. ...
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    Yes, it does. I just wish I could make sense of...

    Yes, it does. I just wish I could make sense of my problem. The link you gave in the previous message seemed to be where the CD on the remote system (the server in this example) was to be played on...
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    The users on both local and remote system are in...

    The users on both local and remote system are in the Administrators group.

    The pre-edited message which I received in the email notification of your comment, said that you did see the unknown CD...
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    6.3.9600

    6.3.9600
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    I did as you ask. Play is grayed out because WMP...

    I did as you ask. Play is grayed out because WMP does not recognize that there is a CD in the drive. If I hit the GUI's Play button it assumes that I am not really talking about the CD and so it...
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    Thanks, Rick. I just went and checked, turned...

    Thanks, Rick. I just went and checked, turned off both the firewall and antivirus and the CD is still not playable. So that isn't it, though it's another possibility knocked out. I should also...
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    Plus when an employee puts the CD in the drive...

    Plus when an employee puts the CD in the drive and looks at it locally, the CD is there and playable. And even if .cda were associated with some other music player, WMP should still recognize and...
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