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I'm back - FINALLY !
« on: January 14, 2017, 12:24:39 PM »
After the phone line and the corresponding internet connection went belly up just before Christmas (and several times before), I finally got fed up and tossed CenturyLink to the curb. Yesterday they installed another satellite dish and now I have Hughesnet as my internet and phone provider. It's not perfect, but at least it's available. In the middle of all that, my confuser took a dump so now I'm tasked with the job of trying to transfer all the junk we had on th old confuser to the new one. OH JOY!

I told my wife, if I could find a way back machine, I would go back to 1950 in a heartbeat.  ;)

But then again I would miss all this fun, so maybe I'll stick around for a while yet. ;D



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Re: I'm back - FINALLY !
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 02:02:00 PM »
Yeah, it's worth sticking around. I like old times too, mostly for the simplicity, but no denying modern times has some cool perks. Not so sure I want to turn my model railroading back to 1950 style. Diggin' the RP hi-techie.

Glad to hear you are getting your digital life restored. It is a PIA to bring a new unit up to standard operation. Been through it a few times, most recently this Christmas. I got a new confuser too!

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« Last Edit: January 14, 2017, 10:00:08 PM by Alan »

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Re: I'm back - FINALLY !
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 06:12:08 PM »
Welcome back Joe! Yes, moving files and programs from one to another can get annoying, but there at programs that do a fairly good job of it. Microsoft has its own file transfer program, which I used two years ago when I had to replace my eleven year old PC.

Alan, I thought I had a pretty fast computer until I looked at the stats on yours.  ;)

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