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   Gram77  Dear God, woke up to the mass shooting in Vegas! Why is every one so angry?
October 2 at 06:18 EST .

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   Surfhut  Dear Gram, I have many answers to your question rolling around in my mind. Can't really articulate them well right now as information is still coming in. One thing I DO know right now is that everyone isn't so angry. Most of us are not so angry. My prayers continue for our country, our President, and now the family of those killed or wounded.
October 2 at 19:09 EST .

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   Safetydude  Forget anger or motive, there is such a thing as evil in the world.
Now all the talking heads are going to spend the next several news cycles examining the killers psyche instead of grieving for the dead and their loved ones.
The dead perp is still being referred to as 'the suspect'.
Go figure.
October 2 at 20:59 EST .

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   Surfhut  Good morning, Gram!
   October 1 at 08:11 EST .

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   Gram77  Great way to wake up, thanks!.
October 1 at 08:22 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  Well, my computer caught the dreaded blue screen and I totally lost everything and had to buy a new 'puter. Now I'm in the process of recreating everything I had on it. I'll never be able to do it but I'm gonna try. Everyone kept asking if I backed my 'puter up on the cloud or somewhere...NO! And I wouldn't know how to. Does anyone here do that ...and how ?
A few months ago I lost the ''homepage'' to my cell phone and lost everything there also.....same question was asked of my....do you back everything up? NO. have no idea about that. Had to buy a new cellphone and am still trying to recreate everything on there. I guess my advise to all, including myself, is to back up everything {?} as soon as we figure out how. Anyone know how?
September 30 at 22:06 EST .

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   GO3  Coming from a non-IT expert, but who has used many different systems over the decades, this is what my experience is:

- I don't use a back up service for windows based systems, nor do I use the cloud. A USB flash drive, portable hard drive, or CD will work just fine for your data. It just requires a set routine to back it up. As far as any applications you added, hopefully you have an account to go to the website and recover those such as my Witopia VPN or MS Office 360.
- My iPad will back up routinely. I always check though that it's being done, especially in an area with flaky web service.

That's all I have to offer. Hope it helps.
September 30 at 23:02 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm sorry this happened, RWB. That's a real bummer. GO3 is right. The type of backup device you choose depends on how much data is involved. The little flash drives are inexpensive and will hold a lot. An external drive costs more, but has larger capacity. I have a huge amount of data in my computer, so I have backed up to "the cloud" for several years. I used Mozy for a long time and now use Carbonite. I also have a cabinet full of external drives from years past. I'm pretty paranoid about losing my stuff.
Flash drives and external drives attach to a USB port on your computer. It just slides right in. An external drive attaches with a USB cable.

Are you sure everything is gone from your blue-screened computer? Windows has an automatic backup feature and if anything has been retained, a tech might be able to retrieve something.
Here's an article from PC Magazine about backing up. Skip past most of the unhelpful stuff at the beginning of the article and get down to the descriptions and photos of flash drives and external drives.
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,23
63057,00.asp
October 1 at 05:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  One more thing, RWB: Whichever device or method you choose for future backups, you should have two devices so you can alternate the backups. If one fails for any reason, you have another recent backup. I would recommend backing up once a week or at least twice a month. Mine backs up continuously with Carbonite.
October 1 at 07:46 EST .

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   Tulsa  Several ersions of Windows ago, I learned to print the contact list, ie, my address book and I filed it away.

How to is under help in your mail program. We currently have Outlook in MS Office 365. The Suit insists. He doesn't like going to the web and signing in to check email. All you incoming and outgoing and addresses are there btw.

I never learned how to print a list of favorites, aka bookmarks, but that would be helpful to have also.

I believe MS backs up the pc/laptop, but backup is above my pay grade. We usually replace before we lose data. The exception being MS killing Win. 7.
October 1 at 11:02 EST .

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   GO3  With Firefox you can export your bookmarks/favorites to a flash drive or other portable media to recover them or simply to find a page for reference later.
October 1 at 22:21 EST .

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   Gram77  Where is Flatcitygirl? Her comments I found quite interesting. Maybe she has become a lurker and is watching.
September 29 at 14:06 EST .

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   GO3  Her interesting comments got her banned if I remember correctly.
September 29 at 22:22 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I think you are correct GO3 . . . I miss her also . . . she was very smart and entertaining.
September 30 at 13:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  She may be banned (? ) from posting but not reading, in which case she must be happy for the remarks. I wondered how she made out during the hurricane.
September 30 at 14:12 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei, I believe FlatCityGirl was in Lubbock. That's north Texas, the Panhandle. No hurricane.
September 30 at 14:40 EST .

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   MeiDei  My mistake, I thought she was in Southern TX & closer to the Gulf - glad she's not.
September 30 at 22:32 EST .

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   Surfhut  Hi all! I've been lurking too long.
October 1 at 07:18 EST .

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   Gram77  If you are looking, we miss you Flatcitygirl and yes, Surfy, come back!!
October 1 at 08:25 EST .

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   StormCnter  Nice to see you, Surfhut. Don't be a stranger now.
October 1 at 08:32 EST .

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   MeiDei  From batwing suits to jet power packed - amazing

http://www.youtube.com/embed/pNaZCDhvh88
September 29 at 10:23 EST .

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Chad Prather responds to lady offended at Hobby Lobby
September 23 at 22:30 EST .

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   Allsogreat  I’m not trying to sound like Al Gore here, but the following facts make me worry about what’s in store for my children and grandchildren. As this data came from the Internet, I can’t vouch for it’s total accuracy. However, I believe the numbers to be at least 80% true.

The current world population sets at 7.4 Billion with a growth rate of about 1.2%. That means that the population is increasing at a rate of 88 Million / year, 1.7 Million / week.

There are billions of ton’s of nuclear waste materials stored throughout the world. The actual number is unknown. The nuclear industry generates a total of about 2,500 metric tons of used fuel per year. Currently, Japan is planning to dump 777,000 ton’s of radioactive water from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant into the our oceans.

Over 30,000,000,000 gallons of Jet Fuel are burnt in our upper atmosphere yearly.

Every year, 28-billion pounds of plastic ends up in our oceans. Cruise ships alone dump 1 billion gallons of sewage into the ocean every year. New York State’s, 24 municipal sewage-treatment plants dispose of 156,000 tons of sewage sludge into the Atlantic Ocean annually. And, in the 1970s, 17 million tons of industrial waste was legally dumped into the ocean.

Ground water is being depleted, and pollution is affecting many remaining fresh water supplies. About 30 percent of the planet’s available freshwater is in the aquifers that underlie every continent and many are in danger of drying up.

Beyond the five area’s mentioned above, there are many other human contributed factors that effect the livability of the earth. NOW, based on the above, does any think that our current level of Civilization will last beyond 50 years?
September 22 at 08:28 EST .

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   GO3  Yes, I believe our civilization will last beyond 50 years, probably 500 years, and more.

1. What are the sources for those numbers?
2.Here's my key issue with these types of numbers: All of these tons dumped, and gallons burnt, etc. mean nothing unless I can get a ratio of substance dumped into something. E.g., if cruise ships dump 1 billion gallons (again where does that number come from ) into the ocean, how many gallons is the ocean? If we are counting tons of something, how many tons is the ocean? I think you see where I'm going with this. There's a big difference if I take a leak in a bucket of water versus a lake. Also the burning of 30 trillion gallons of jet fuel means nothing unless we can count the amount of CO2 and water produced, which are the products of combustion.
3. BTW, all of the vegetation says "thank you" for the CO2 because they need it for photosynthesis which in turn produces our favorite gas, O2.
September 22 at 11:01 EST .

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   Allsogreat  Well GO3 here are a few of the sources for my numbers:
1. http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/16/company-is
-dumping-777000-tonnes-of-radioactive-wa
ste-into-ocean-6783986/#ixzz4tDmdfK69

http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/16/company-is
-dumping-777000-tonnes-of-radioactive-wa
ste-into-ocean-6783986/#ixzz4tJttXQ9m


https://www.census.gov/popclock/world

https://takeaction.oceanconservancy.org/
page/8872/action/1?ea.tracking.id=17WAXA
AXXX


https://qz.com/308970/cruise-ships-dump-
1-billion-tons-of-sewage-into-the-ocean-
every-year/

2. It's 30 billion, not trillion....your reference would be "gallons"....anything that is burnt, leaves some toxicity based on the chemical make-up of the fuel burned, and some of the jet fuel isn't burnt, just spewed out into our atmosphere. As to dumping in the ocean, any dumping is accumulative over time.
3. If ind it hard to believe that you would think an over abundance of CO2 is good.

I posted what I did to get opinions, you gave me several and I appreciate it....if you are at all interested do a little research on jet fuel (JP-5 and JP-8 )content and emissions .....
September 22 at 14:24 EST .

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   GO3  Well, the first article made my point. It is a form of water called tritium (heavy water ) and it is only dangerous if ingested in large amounts and it will be heavily diluted when dumped in the ocean. If you chase the rabbit down the hole on cruise ships, you'll see the data was developed by Friends of the Earth. I'm not saying they are wrong, but they definitely have an agenda. I would only say sewage on either land or sea has to go somewhere. How do cruise ships compare with towns around the world in terms of sewage processing and dumping? IOW how many billions get dumped in water from land dwellers versus the cruise ships. Lastly, I don't know what an over abundance of CO2 is. We live in a symbiotic relationship with our vegetation, we produce CO2 and plants produce O2, so I'm not sure what amount produces an imbalance. BTW, we in the US at least have more vegetated areas than a hundred years ago. Seems trees and plants are scrubbing the CO2 pretty well.
September 22 at 22:25 EST .

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   GO3  Just one more example of the numbers game. Lately on Nat Geo Wild there is a commercial where a man says (paraphrasing ), in five years there will be as many plastic objects in the ocean as there are fish in the sea. Again, my first question is, how many fish are there in the sea? Of course, if anyone is able to answer that question to any degree of reflecting reality he's off his nut. So many of these statements veer off from scientific inquiry to prophesy. And then you lose me.
September 23 at 01:31 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm no scientist and I'm not much good at analyzing scientific data, so I will simply respond to Allsogreat's feeling of impending disaster for the globe and thus for her later generations. I understand, Asg. None of us have any idea what the future has in store for our grandchildren and the worry can be overwhelming. But, I am an optimist and also a person whose faith in God keeps me from being gloomy about it. I believe this old world will survive and even thrive. Hang in there, my friend.
September 26 at 05:27 EST .

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   GO3  Agree Storm. We have the words "Matthew 6: 26-27" engraved on our birdbath. The verses say: 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
September 26 at 05:38 EST .

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   MeiDei  Agree w/Storm & GO3 - remember too "sufficient for today is the evil thereof" among other translations of Matt 6:34 - see
http://biblehub.com/matthew/6-34.htm with cross references on right side bar. Be at peace.
September 29 at 19:38 EST .

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   MeiDei  Space X CRS-12: Falcon 9 launch & landing, 14 August 2017 nice!





September 21 at 21:23 EST .

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   Gram77  My humble apologies for any remarks I have made about the Hurricane Irma and my 5 days of no power. I watched lots of hours covering Puerto Rico and Mexico. That is truly a tragedy and I need to remember that.
September 20 at 19:47 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Gram, you've been through a lot of stress with Irma, wondering if you'd have a home to come back to . . . so, no apologies necessary.
September 20 at 22:12 EST .

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   StormCnter  I agree with Hope. I would do plenty of complaining if I were without power for even a few hours. Let's join in prayer for those who are facing such awful hardships now with the quakes, hurricanes, flooding along our own coasts, in the Caribbean and in Mexico.
September 21 at 05:46 EST .

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   MeiDei  There's always someone worse off than we are & there's nothing wrong with recognizing your own loss - it's yours. God gives us only what He knows we can handle, sometimes it takes us a while to see & accept that. I'm sure we're joined in prayer for those you've mentioned & in the future for others.
September 21 at 18:25 EST .

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   MeiDei  What I meant to say was - God graciously answered our prayers for you, let us trust Him to guide & protect those in Mexico and the Atlantic islands & coastal areas as well, & comfort those less fortunate.
September 21 at 20:27 EST .

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   Gram77  It takes all kinds to make our world. Our park has a branch post office here and I was picking up my mail when I over heard a super obnoxious snow bird spouting off to any one who would listen that we did not have a hurricane. I scrammed while I could still keep my mouth shut and headed home. Wonder how he explains the mobile homes here that have been seriously damaged?
September 16 at 11:20 EST .

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   BirdsNest  So glad you are safe. Welcome back.
September 17 at 06:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  Good morning, Bird. I hope things are going well for you, too.
September 17 at 08:14 EST .

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   MeiDei  Welcome back to you too Bird!
September 17 at 09:29 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  For Gram, thanks for checking, welcome home.
   September 15 at 21:45 EST .

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   Gram77  I looked just like this kitty when I found that my house was still standing!
September 16 at 07:56 EST .

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