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Thursday Open Thread

Another day yesterday spent on computer issues. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome, while I catch up.

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Windows 10 Upgrade Fever

I do not like upgrades, but there were so many positive things being said about the new Windows 10, and my 6 month old desktop was having so many problems and freezing so often, I decided to see if it would work.

Last night, it didn't work. It said "still working" but never went anywhere. 7 hours later, same thing. I asked Microsoft to call me, and they did, and were very nice, but they couldn't figure it out and "escalated my request" saying someone would call again tomorrow.

Finally, I found a possible solution, and I'm shocked, it worked. Not only that, it's is really a step up from Windows 7 in every way. With none of the bad features of Windows 8.

The Edge browser is really nice. Much faster and less cluttered than Chrome and Firefox. More later, I'm going to play around with it some.

Have any of you tried upgrading? Was it a success or are you stuck in failed update or error mode?

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Monday Open Thread

Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome.

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Thursday Open Thread

Sorry everyone, but I'm swamped at work and will be working tonight.

This article in WIRED about hackers comandeering jeeps and other vehicles through their electronic system is very scary. Has anyone tried to download the software fix? I did last night, and it was so complicated, I can't imagine most drivers taking the time to figure it out. I haven't yet tried to install it.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Tuesday Open Thread

Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome.

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Monday Open Thread

Our last open thread is full, here's a new one. All topics welcome.

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Friday Open Thread

So glad it's Friday. I've got another jail day and am spending all my free hours trying to figure out why my new Dell desktop has a black screen. It's okay in safe mode but I can't even log into it in regular mode. Do they still have computer gurus who make house calls?

James Holmes was found guilty, no suprise there. A shooting of marines by someone born in Kuwait was all I heard on the car today.

El Chapo is still free.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Wednesday Open Thread

I'll be at the jail the rest of the day. I'll have another El Chapo post up tonight. For those of you who are more interested in other topics, here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Monday Open Thread

I'm busy at work, and in my spare moments, only following news about El Chapo. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Saturday Open Thread

Our last open thread is full, here's a new one, all topics welcome. Please try not to hog the thread so everyone has the opportunity to start new discussions. There's no reason for anyone to comment 20 or 30 times in a single thread. It's called blog-clogging. And no insults to each other please.

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Thursday Open Thread

Busy at work. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Monday News and Open Thread

President Obama just held a news conference on ISIS. I only caught the last 10 minutes. He said we would continue what we've been doing, and that we can't defeat ISIS militarily, we have to defeat their ideology.

Update: The part of his speech I missed: "We will do more to train and equip the moderate opposition in Syria." I think that's a waste of resources -- there is no "moderate" opposition.

In Iraq news, the Iraqi military dropped a bomb by mistake on Baghdad, killing and wounding civilians. Iraq says its Russian fighter jet malfunctioned, releasing the bomb.

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Friday Open Thread

Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome.

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Wednesday Open Thread

Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome.

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Sunday Open Thread

Last week the Rolling Stones got a stellar review in Pittsburgh. Last night, in Kansas City, more of the same. Check out the accolades in the review in the Wichita Eagle.

Their two-hour performance was about as close to perfect as a stadium rock show can get. The weather was idyllic. The sound was pristine. The production was stunning. The set list was stellar. And the band appeared to be having as much fun as the 50,000-plus fans who filled the stadium with a mix of jubilation and reverence.

Keith Richards to the crowd: ""Good evening Kansas City. It's good to be back. It's good to be anywhere."

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