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  1. Well again sorry you took it that way. Would you like to keep telling me?
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  2. This morning at about 9 30 am I received a call on our Magic jack line . An automated caller identified the source as the Social Security Administration .calling to let me know my S / S number had been associated with criminal activity and my account was about to be frozen . An agent would be on the line momentarily to discuss my problem....moments later the “ agent “ came on the line ....I told him I had no intention of discussing any supposed problem without identity verification . I asked for a phone and agent number saying I would call back...instant click . My point and warning is
    2 points
  3. Its not that big of a deal to swap out one of the Telmex modems with a different brand, all you need to know is your username and password, if you don't have that you can call the 800 number and get it from them. After that you just need VCI and VPI settings (which are pretty standard) which you can find on the net and your good to go. I have set up a few different brands, mostly Tplink, and Dlink and they do have a few configuration options that seem to improve connectivity, personally my feeling on this is why pay for a modem when you can get a replacement from Telmex.
    2 points
  4. Guess there were not enough gentlemen to support a gentlemen club. 😂
    2 points
  5. And I was one of the customers that ComputerGuy helped. I got the usual run around with the Ajijic office giving me a SECOND dud modem and when I went back in with that one, they reached over the desk to give me a modem THAT I JUST OBSERVED HAD BEEN RETURNED. No way! They are not checking the functionality of modems just recycling them to other customers. Be warned! I ended up buying two modems on Mercado Libre and both work like a charm. The short story is that, if you've checked everything else, get CG in with a modem that he KNOWS works to confirm your suspicions. Then, fuggedabout mod
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  6. Yes, and after four months of 0 cooperation from Telmex, the issue is (appears to be...it's only been 14 hours) resolved. We had fiber optic installed through Telmex at the beginning of November. We have speed...great speed and no issue with computers (wireless) making connection. The problem was TV streaming boxes buffering...consistent and persistent...so that we could only view maybe 45 seconds of tv then they would buffer for 60, on and on. We had a tech come and hard-wire/cable each tv, as some of those signals--while strong at the modem--were crappy to the tvs. That gave us speed, but st
    2 points
  7. Is this the Twilight Zone or somewhere else? Certainly not Lakeside...what is the point?
    2 points
  8. I think how I think. You aren't going change that to late for that now And I even in a separate post after your message I made it clear it was an opinon and that should have made it clear enough. And it looked like someone else had already posted it was they thought an opinon so I wasn't the only one. Then it got into a fish named Eric. I say how I say and if it's wrong in your eyes then have me reported or something. I am not a English major and I could be very wrong in how exactly I say something but going off on somebody doesn't really help well in my case anyway
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  9. It was an opinon. And I end with you think? I have no idea but it makes me think about it and I stated no fact other than some part of your electronic product has a chip in it prob from China. And the other fact I stated was them shutting down all over. That's not going to effect productivity and logistics etc? Again I haven't a clue. But I do read and I see things that effect the markets and even when some particular person makes a comment and it can effect say the peso value etc. I am NOT and I REPEAT NOT spreading rumors
    2 points
  10. I was called about a year ago. I could not rembember my S\S # so I gave my ex-wive's number. I hope that worked out ok.
    2 points
  11. Do you want the heat value and light in the winter? If so, I would suggest an attractive retractable awning. Or you can fit your doors with something that is only put on during the hot months... sort of like screens but with UV resistant material instead of the screen that will give you the best of both worlds... kinda like a$$ backwards storm windows.
    2 points
  12. the president of Mexico said this was/is "inhumane" and "discriminatory". He would not support this nor barring incoming flights. At last report, the Harbormaster was awaiting something. I wonder if he will personally go to greet and shake hands with every disembarking passengers. This was a "reliable" news post, not a Facebook story.
    1 point
  13. Respirators, unless they are fit to your face to be air tight are not effective because as you breath in it pulls air in from around the mask. Yes, wash your hands often, cough/sneeze into your elbow, and train yourself not to touch your face (especially eyes) with your hands (harder than it sounds).
    1 point
  14. On a related note, for those with really bad Infinitum service, the Telcel wireless cell modem can be a good option if fiber is not available or too $$$. Telmex - not Telcel - "can" provide one at n/c....IF one goes in and makes a good enough case, that the Infinitum is really bad.... thus saving the 2500 pesos purchase price. The setup process is a bit of a pain, the registration does not work via a Windows PC, one must use a cell phone, found this out the hard way.... However, it does work well, serves 5 devices, has both WiFi and ethernet connections, is only 399 pesos / mon
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  15. If Wifi is your only problem, then get an separate router/access point, and turn off the Telmex Wifi. Pete
    1 point
  16. I remember those days. I am in the Raquet Club and was stuck with TelMex for years getting 5 Mbps download on good days and days to upload anything. Once Ilox came they ramped it up to around 9 Mbps down and .05 Mpbs upload. With Ilox, I usually get 48 Mpbs download with an occasional drop to 38. My upload is consistently 10,1 to 10.4 Mpbs upload. I'm very happy as it cost me just under 10 pesos more a month for far better speeds and service.
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  17. You are asking the techs at the 1-800 number in Mexico City. They gave me a choice of two modems and I bought both on Mercado Libre. Those guys are good! I can honestly say that Telmex is pretty damn on the ball EXCEPT for the office here.
    1 point
  18. Superlake carries SAF yeast. Been using it for several years now. It is excellent. I empty the package into Lock n Lock or Snapware container and store it in the freezer. It will last for at least a couple of years if you don't use it all up before that.
    1 point
  19. Peso rate 19.71 today.... looking at 20+ soon?
    1 point
  20. Obviously not dealing with any of these, or all the ones in South Korea that are shutting down as well as their # of cases is now higher than China's..... https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/covid-19-coronavirus-climate-carbon-emissions-china-economy-1.5477466
    1 point
  21. Because silence is GOLDEN .. 20 years ago? …..the irresistible urge to comment.
    1 point
  22. Try at Superlake; I haven't looked at either Pancho's, Soriana or Walmart; I haven't looked for it in a while as I've had a good supply; will look similar to this
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  23. Here's a thread from last month's board on it that may be helpful to you:
    1 point
  24. Chica was far more on the mark, than you are. We deal with many suppliers in China and Asia, and a large % of them are still closed and / or working from home.
    1 point
  25. And yes that was our next move. I was going to see if the signing over could be done some how. But again Thanks for the Info. I really do appreciate it
    1 point
  26. Well sorry you feel that way. The last two words are "you think?" And they are according to the news and a few friends I have in Danang Vietnam, Chaing Mai Thailand, and South Korea. Sorry if it has offended you in some way but that's what I said.
    1 point
  27. I'm not sure, I've only deposited a US personal check for $6,000 USD and had the funds cleared in less than a week. I guess you would have to ask them about a Treasury check, but I don't see why not.
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  28. Hi ComputerGuy, I used their interactive map and put an ajijic centro address and unfortunately it shows no coverage. Guadalajara looks great for coverage but nothing yet for the lakeside unless there interactive maps are not updated frequently. Thank you ComputerGuy for all your posts, they are very helpful and once I move over there in June hope to buy you a beer, cheers.
    1 point
  29. Have you looked into depositing it into Intercam? Good rates and pretty quick release of funds.
    1 point
  30. You can probably / possibly cash it at Monex, though they may charge a hefty fee or %, worth checking into it if no other options. Or, sign it over to a friend / 3rd party who can "cash" it for you. Suerte.
    1 point
  31. We have several of our monthly checks direct deposited to Capital One with no problem at all. But we are depositing from within the U.S. I've found one of the best things we did was establish a legal address there and maintain full banking there as well as here. It gives great flexibility in managing funds no matter where you are. It does cost a little to have mail forwarding from the legal address but as far as banks and the IRS is concerned it is no problem working through there.
    1 point
  32. Its Cat and Mouse. They block something and someone comes up with a way to unblock it. But I've had issues and changed locations from Seattle to Dallas and it worked again. But some companies are getting around Vpns. Like capital one. You can VPN but they somehow know your not in country and will not allow you to make a deposit. I also think Electronics are going to maybe slow down a bit. No pun intended. But where do all the chips come from? At least some part in your piece of electronic is a chip from China. And they are shutting down all over. These prices alrea
    1 point
  33. When in Chapala, we made no adjustments for altitude and the bread was just fine. However, it is crucial that the kneading be done properly. When you tire of kneading, just do it some more anyway. developing that elasticity is crucial to good texture and flavor. Proofing should also be done in a warm, still place, like a cupboard, idle microwave, closed box, etc. We use bakers yeast, purchased in 1 lb blocks and kept in the freezer. It lasts and lasts, and is always on hand, as it can be spooned out even when frozen. It is much more active than those little packets, which are often nearly
    1 point
  34. So what would be your recommendation? Should we do nothing and have no water soon? As it is, water is now being delivered 3 hours per day instead of 4. Next they will deliver water every other day, and by May the pump in the existing well will be above the water level. But sure, we should wait until someone can promise us water. Gimme a break.
    1 point
  35. Have you tried any of the bread recipes in the booklet "High altitude cooking on Lake Chapala in Mexico"?
    1 point
  36. I think altitude and flour here make a big difference . People who make more bread than me can comment on that
    1 point
  37. Not to mention information was sent house-to-house in BOTH Spanish and English and it pretty clearly laid out why a well was needed. There have also been e-mails sent. Is it inconvenient? Sure, but I hardly think this is some diabolic plot for the board to get a load of money out of everyone. Meanwhile, go to the meeting, ask questions until you're satisfied and then vote. FWIW, we've seen several boards come and go. It's a thankless task and it's a lot easier to sit on the outskirts and criticize rather than to be one of those who are actually trying to make a difference in the fracc. JM
    1 point
  38. Greetings from Tokio where Corona Virus is going around for now. We feel sorry but we could not be snow birds this time. Fortunately, I have not heard any news about Corona things in Mexico except beers so far. Here are few things I would like to mention from what I have heard about Corona virus. FYI, I had been in a medical field for many years so I will try to be neutral. As of today, # of infected person in Japan: 170 , # of death: 1 (80yrs old lady) # of recovered: 23 excluding 691 infected and 3 died passengers on board. # of int'l infected: 79,391 , # of deceas
    1 point
  39. The cheap ones you get at the pharmacy are indeed pretty useless, especially if they get wet. If we do get the bad virus, you need a much better mask. Oh by the way even with out the corona virus.......maybe someone can tell the people working in the bakeries at Sorriana and Walmart that it serves no purpose to just wear the mask at the mouth with the nose exposed. Bacteria and viruses are more likely to be inhaled thru the nose than the mouth. I tried, but they look at me like I am from Mars
    1 point
  40. Follow the money and wear a mask, keep 2 meters distance and wash your hands, especially after handling paper/coin money.
    1 point
  41. Well Eric, you will be pleased to know the Mexican government is right on top of this. They too found the temperature scanners were not accurate enough, so they have switched to the much more reliable anal thermometer method. Happy travels!
    1 point
  42. So we should not feed hungry animals because they are not sterilized ? Not feeding them is not going to get them sterilized. I do not understand that thought process . there is free sterilization coming up soon in SJC and many scheduled in Chapala through out the year.
    1 point
  43. This guy "goes after" everyone, anyone and anything, just posting willy nilly to get as many BUSINESS IMPRESSIONS as he can since his handle is his business. This is his only goal!!! A great marketing ploy but very irritating to others. He is by far the King of Posters here with 11,593 posts in a little under 7 years. That averages out to about 4.5 a day. Nice work if you can get it and as a guy with a marketing background, some grudging respect....but just know that we are on to you.
    1 point
  44. The OP was asking if something was available here, nothing more. Does anyone really care what someone else´s favorite or most disliked fast food establishment is? I will still eat at the one´s I like and avoid the one´s I don´t like, no matter the opinion of someone else.
    1 point
  45. You respond with rhetoric, false equivalance and straw man arguments. None of which have any bearing on what you stated as a fact, not an opinion. I see no point in discussing anything with someone who cannot tell the difference between stating something as a fact, and opinion. Therefore, I am done.
    0 points
  46. Only if you think it will help. Sorry, my reading skills rely on the grammar, syntax and organizational capabilities of the author.
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  47. That is not an opinion. You stated it as a fact. And who is my "buddy Eric", oh ye who know so much about me? Are you referring to my pet fish Eric, for whom I have a license?
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  48. Sorry I said you were lucky Thought is was a positive. Why get personal and insulting????????
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