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Mark12547 replied to the Great Movies board. 12:26 AM

Re: Old Movies - North by Northwest

Is this the movie where the guy is chased by a small plane down a cornfield in the middle of nowhere?

Yes, it has that scene. And it ends on (not at, but on) Mt. Rushmore.

I thought the CGI was [more]

Thu May 28

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Mark12547 replied to the Great Movies board. 10:24 PM

Re: Old Movies - North by Northwest

I do point out that it's not that old movies were better, it's just that all the old CRAPPY movies get forgotten, and if something is a classic, there's a reason it's still being talked about 50 years later ...

In addition to [more]

Mon May 25

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Mark12547 replied to the Help With This Home Theater board. 4:53 AM

Re: Roku vs DVD player

Is your TV a HDTV? What video inputs does your TV have? (How many HDMI ports, composite or A/V ports, component video ports?) I'm trying to wrap my head around why you are thinking of a DVD player instead of a Blu-ray player.

As far as I am [more]

Tue May 19

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Mark12547 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:49 PM

Re: Thunderbird hangup

That sounds like an old bug that had plagued me so much I no longer click on links I receive in Thunderbird. Instead, I right+click on the link, and select "Copy link location". Then I right+click in the Firefox address bar and select [more]

Sun May 17

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Mark12547 replied to the Great Movies board. 5:37 PM

Re: Fury Road

After watching this I would describe it as the Road Warrior on crystal meth.

Never having taken crystal meth, I have no idea if this is good or bad. Is it worth renting from Netflix?

Wed May 13

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 6:44 PM

Re: RIP: CSI

Aren't there multiple CSI spin-offs? I think even a new one this year?

Are any of them still airing?


CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-2015) ends at the end of the current (15th) season. Wikipedia shows there will [more]

Fri May 8

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Mark12547 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:41 PM

Re: Cookies?

Also, in Tools -> Options -> Privacy, have "Keep [cookies] Until" set to "Expire".

If on the Privacy page you have "Clear history when Firefox closes" checkmarked, look into the settings (button to the [more]

Tue May 5

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Mark12547 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:12 PM

Re: Does deleting files really speed up a PC?

Would your opinion be different if the user in question never used his browser?

Many word processors and some other applications will use the TEMP directory when opening files or applications, and attempt to clean up when done. Each [more]

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Mark12547 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:09 PM

Re: Now hear this!

When I right-click on the speaker icon at the right end of the task bar, one of the options is to open the "Volume Mixer". There is a slider for the speaker, and a slider for each of the sound sources. Note that the slider for both the [more]

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Mark12547 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:15 AM

Re: Does deleting files really speed up a PC?

But apart from [little free space, and/or that free space was heavily fragmented], is there any other reason why unnecessary files would slow down a PC?

Lots (thousands) of files in the temp directory and lots (thousands) of [more]

Fri May 1

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Mark12547 replied to the Great Movies board. 3:35 PM

Re: Remakes Better than the Original?

In the previous thread I had brought up Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, though I had personally never seen the silent version.

However, I have seen both the silent (1920) and talkie (1940) versions of The Mark of [more]

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Mark12547 replied to the Great Movies board. 4:00 AM

Re: Movie to Remake Modern version

When was the last time you saw "Soylent Green"?

July 17, 2006. (8.8 years ago)

Hmm, maybe time to remake it.

Quite possibly. I'm sure some things can be modernized in [more]

Fri Apr 3

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Mark12547 replied to the Improve the Fool board. 8:58 PM

Re: Read posts and new posts look the same.

Specifically, the link being visited or not visited is controlled by the browser history (which some browsers hide the control of the browser history under the cache menu).

It would be nice if TMF kept track of that and gave us an indication [more]

Wed Apr 1

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 2:24 AM

Re: Flash - 033115

** SPOILER ***

















Not only have we violated time and admittedly changed the time line (Where are the Temporal Police when you need them?), but apparently there are [more]

Sat Mar 28

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 4:42 PM

Re: Dig 031915

From time to time I notice an inconsistency.

In last week's episode (03/19/2015) it surprised me to hear someone say "Praise Jesus!" because that person was depicted as a conservative Jew and only a "completed Jew" or a [more]

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 11:25 AM

Re: "Dig" 032615

That scene where they were trying to decode the "war tablet" strongly reminded me of some other recent (w/i last 10 years IIRC) TV series doing a similar bit of business, but I can't recall what it was.

Now that I have seen [more]

Fri Mar 27

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 9:52 PM

Re: "Dig" 032615

I have mixed feelings about the series, but I am still watching it. (Most recent episode, however, is still on the DVR, waiting for me to get time to watch it.)

Does "Revelations" ring bells with anyone else?

There [more]

Fri Mar 20

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Mark12547 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:09 PM

Re: COMCAST wants me to get a faster modem ?

I am on triple play because of the savings on the higher TV tier with it, so I am renting a Comcast modem.

Comcast wants to drop support of DOCSIS 1 because it is antiquated and requires hardware on their end to support it.

DOSCIS [more]

Wed Mar 18

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Mark12547 replied to the Television Banter board. 5:46 PM

Re: iZombie 031715

iLIKED IT TOO!

The quirkiness reminded me a bit of "Pushing Daisies".

My DVR is already set to capture next week's episode.

Wed Mar 11

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Mark12547 replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:00 AM

Re: File deletion

CCleaner has a Drive Wiper (Tools -> Drive Wiper), allowing you to choose 1, 3, 7, or 35 overwrites. I haven't tested it on a thumb drive but the drive selection includes removable media. I doubt if most people need something more sophisticated [more]

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