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    Nate, Well I got one, too. I assumed it was a...

    Nate,

    Well I got one, too. I assumed it was a fishing scam and deleted it. I think I got it about 2 days ago.
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    Bmangus, SkyConductor is an old, unsupported...

    Bmangus,

    SkyConductor is an old, unsupported program.If you read the specs it says it runs on Windows95, 98, and 2000. I tried it with Vista: no go. XP? Don't think so. I think getting XP was the...
  3. RonP: It reminds me of the old Borscht Belt...

    RonP:

    It reminds me of the old Borscht Belt joke:

    Patient: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."

    Doctor: "Well don't do that!"
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    And the Suchet riding the Orient Express "Mystery...

    And the Suchet riding the Orient Express "Mystery Special" that came on just before it was an enjoyable hour of fluff, too.

    The mystery itself was so dark and somber I found it agonizing in spots...
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    Nels Sniper's comment about it being a...

    Nels

    Sniper's comment about it being a "contraption" is certainly apt.

    A marvel, truth to say. Kind of clunky to take home, though.

    Me, if I wanted something to fill that empty bay in the...
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    You need to use a speed test to check your...

    You need to use a speed test to check your download and upload speeds.

    There are a ton of them available, Broadband Reports, Internet Frog, Speakeasy, Speedguide and Speedtest, to name just a...
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    Try Railserve --...

    Try Railserve -- /www.railserve.com/Computers/MSTS/Routes/

    Mostly free, a few payware.
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    The best camera view as far as I am concerned is...

    The best camera view as far as I am concerned is camcfg. No, that's not the original. The one I mean is in the file library. Search the file library for camcfg.dat, and scroll down the list of...
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    For a fast defrag in Vista, I am enormously...

    For a fast defrag in Vista, I am enormously pleased with Auslogics Disk Defrag. Even the slow option ("do once a week") beats the Vista defrag by a couple of light years.

    Its free, and easily...
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    Vince, I can't argue with that. The task...

    Vince,

    I can't argue with that. The task manager often shows more than one instance of it running on my computer, too. Nevertheless, when I search for the file stored on my drive, there's only...
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    I'm in accord with Baldwin. I run Vista 64 bit,...

    I'm in accord with Baldwin. I run Vista 64 bit, and have only one svchost.exe file, that being in the Windows System 32 folder.

    If you have this there, and have another in the Drivers folder, I...
  12. Thread: File Library?

    by pstraten
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    Am I still who I used to be? Edit: Yup, guess...

    Am I still who I used to be?

    Edit: Yup, guess so.
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    Ditto on the RealPlayer.

    Ditto on the RealPlayer.
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    Robert, Foxit is a good choice. I'm as much an...

    Robert,

    Foxit is a good choice. I'm as much an anti-fan of Quicktime as I am of of Adobe, as well. Surrender to the tyranny of Big Brother Steve Jobs and get that crippled iPad! By all means. Good...
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    Gee whiz! There was a blog on ZDNet today...

    Gee whiz!

    There was a blog on ZDNet today about "superluminary" computers, faster than light thanks to a little quantum entanglement. Captain Kirk: your primitive technology is pathetic!
  16. Thread: Hello

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    Glad you're still around and plugging, mein...

    Glad you're still around and plugging, mein alter Freund! Email me sometime (or I will email you). Heard from M. Sinclair recently?
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    Ah, reminds me of my days back as a grad student...

    Ah, reminds me of my days back as a grad student in the 70's at a part-time job on the Roadway loading docks.

    Definitely a nostalgia trip. Even had a Teamster card. Wonder what I did with that?...
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    Lordie, Jim, weren't things great in the 80's...

    Lordie, Jim, weren't things great in the 80's before Peter Norton sold the company and started collecting paintings?

    Nowadays seems like payware=bloatware and you are a lot better off with...
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    "I'm going to guess that Windows has kindly...

    "I'm going to guess that Windows has kindly "cleaned" your Desktop for you..."

    Yes, that's the most likely expalanation. A nasty habit of Windows, although it should give you a warning and the...
  20. Thread: Antivirus

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    "Asking a question like that is like asking 100...

    "Asking a question like that is like asking 100 car dealers what they would recommend for a decent car"

    Well, you are certainly right about that. Personally, I'm happy enough with the latest build...
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    Sure, there's a limit, though it depends on many...

    Sure, there's a limit, though it depends on many things related to the power of your computer more than it does to MSTS, a rather ancient program in computer years.

    In short, I suppose you will...
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    Dick, I take it that this was the one (and...

    Dick,

    I take it that this was the one (and only that I know of):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn_and_Syracuse_Railroad
  23. Too much RAM? I have to admit that's a new one...

    Too much RAM?

    I have to admit that's a new one on me. I started reading and drooling about computers since the 1970s, and bought my first few in the early 80s.

    Of course, Bill Gates was...
  24. Thread: Conbuider

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    Too bad Carlos Gomes isn't still alive and well. ...

    Too bad Carlos Gomes isn't still alive and well.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.
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    This article from Trains seems to indicated the...

    This article from Trains seems to indicated the caboose can be traced back to the 1840s.

    http://www.trains.com/trn/default.aspx?c=a&id=276

    "There are conflicting versions of how the caboose got...
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