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AndyC; And BFS would be ?
Thanks for the info Corrijean.
Several pages back I mentioned the Diamond Caper where they got away with a whole pile of the little stones. I gather that most of the Diamonds have now been recovered and about 30 people have been arrested in relation to this crime. The plan worked well for the crooks to steal the Diamonds but the getting away part seems to have been poorly set up.
I got away with a few. That's how I was able to afford the pool.
Hey cab, do you have a link regarding the Half-a-Billion Spree? Or maybe Corri could enlighten us on the details...
Thanks for the new posts.
AlCzervik: Yes looks a fun Pool there.
AndyC: Sorry I got my info from the Radio.
Not sure if this post will even make it to my thread due to new problems with my old Computer. Got an update from Microsoft yesterday which nearly destroyed this Computer ( beware of Microsoft beware ... ).
Oh dear... Microsoft upgrades are always bad news. For a long time, computer retailers advertised that their computers had been "downgraded" from Vista to XP as a feature to entice customers.
I saw someone else on this site actually got the very first Windows version 1.0 running on their computer. I don't suppose it works with Live chess...
Laughs. I did that (downgraded to XP). Oddly enough as at the time still used dial-up. Vista had just come out and was almost impossible (economically) to find a modem that would work with it.
Companies like HP were baffled at why people were doing this. They even made a video about it!
I had dial-up for quite a long time as well. As far as XP, I just kept my old computer until Windows 7 came out.
I don't suppose you ever had the AOL discs they would send in the mail offering you ten billion hours of free internet access? Only you had to use it all in a month.
A lot of plastic used to arrive in the post (ISP's very competitive back then).
Dunno if still have any or they got flung out.
Do still use XP today but not for much longer expect as they are trying to make it obsolete.
XP was great. I went ivandh's route bypassing vista. Makes me wonder if 8 is an upgrade at all, and, if it's worth the money to switch to the apple.
No is the answer to both of those ponderations.
The only reason people don't complain about Macs is that, having spent so much extra money on a marginally better piece of crap, they feel the need to justify it to themselves and everyone else. Unless you are a graphic designer (which in and of itself is a poor choice).
Slow Slow Slow ! Since my recent Computer failure this old machine is so slow that it is driving me nuts ( or driving me more nuts ? ). And I can't read the posts as the whole page is way off-center. I guess that it might be time to start looking around for a new Computer, Windows XP is quite out of date now anyway ( I can't play any live games now either ).
Have you tried to restore your
computer back to an earlier time
when it was working ok?
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