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#1 wupdike

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 05:28 PM

I'm an older guy just trying to keep the zits off my PC. On occasion, a friend will tap me to remove virus or ad/mal-ware some of which I've found to be so pernicious that they just won't go away. I stumbled onto bleepingcomputer from Google (bless them) and thought so much of the effort that I decided to join.

I have spent nearly my whole working career in computers starting on a Univac III, and various IBM 360 iron. Yes, I even had a stint converting from an IBM 1401; but, that is many converstions ago.

In 1982 I saw my first IBM PC. I mean the real one with duce floppies and DOS 1.1. Shortly after, we got a PC/AT in the office with word processing. One part of me said, "What am I supposed to do with this toy." Another part said, "I better find out what this is about." I acutally took the latter approach.

Needless to say that I can't for the life of me understand why someone would spend hours, maybe days, designing software just to confound the computing public, unless, of course, they have some hidden agenda tied to the fortunes of the anti-virus products. At least that would make some sense.

My wife and I are retired and living near Baltimore, MD, USA. We prefer to sail our Catalina 320 on the Chesapeake Bay and are waiting for the weather to break to start our list of Spring projects. Suffice it to say I'd rather be on the Bay then looking for fixes on this website.

Well, that's it. Thanks to all of you who contribute to this site.

Warren "Graycruiser" Updike

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#2 phawgg

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 05:44 PM

Good to hear from you "Graycruiser".
I've spent time crewing in yacht races around the Puget Sound.
Catalinas were in those races.
Nothing quite like the small indications of speed over the water,
the filling of the spinnacker or jib sails,
the sound of the wake being cut,
an occasional whirr of
sheets winding.

Enjoy your time here, as well.
It does help to have the resources available to help your friends.

BTW, you might use the PM (personal message) button
below any of Grinler's posts and have him change
your nickname to something other than
an email address.
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...




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