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  1. ComputerGuy

    making a copy of an audio cassette tape

    No, that's why ladner was offering his option.
  2. ComputerGuy

    Television options

    I had to wonder why, barcelonaman, did you make comments about dinosaurs, when no one actually said anything negative about your posts? And now I have to wonder why bartman and wanderer are shilling for you, by pooping on people who don't think your service will work... when no one said anything of the sort. Not the best way to get new customers.
  3. ComputerGuy

    Older style roof tiles

    You're saying NO to a method used in Mexico for what, centuries? What about drainage pipes for cockroaches?
  4. ComputerGuy

    making a copy of an audio cassette tape

    That's perfect, ladner. Mexijim: jump at the chance.
  5. Emails from CFE pointed to certain streets being down again yesterday and today, but no one said anything about phones... again. I do know that it has happened before, because the phone lines are tangled up with the power lines. And I see that the work has spread. Chula Vista had workers there yesterday, so it sounds like CFE is going to sweep the area. This will be the biggest involvement in upgrades I've ever seen in Mexico.
  6. ComputerGuy

    Auto Body Repair

    And they don't do minor scratches... they prefer to redo the whole panel. Unless they've changed recently.
  7. ComputerGuy

    Focaccia - New Telephone#

    We could use a good, inexpensive salad bar here. In Guad there are two chains at food courts that sell only salads, rapidly, and at a reasonable price. We had one here years ago beside Bugambilias, but it was the lesser of the two chains, with non-fresh ingredients and also over-priced. It may have been unfresh because you need to move a lot of produce when that is your only business, and perhaps not enough people were interested. But I find that even good salads here are over-priced. Lo Huerto, for example: excellent taste, but far too costly for what you get, especially considering it is mostly lettuce. Yes, they grow their own, but the last two I had there were already showing signs of browning edges. Should a salad cost as much as a sandwich loaded with meat, or a chicken dinner? No.
  8. I'm going to propose the addition of my favourite icon:
  9. ComputerGuy

    making a copy of an audio cassette tape

    Right, "some kind of tape player". That's the rub.
  10. ComputerGuy

    making a copy of an audio cassette tape

    For that you need a cassette player and a method of connecting it your computer.
  11. I have to say, abuse of icons is way down...
  12. ComputerGuy

    Phone lines down this morning?

    And quite a mess on the highway in front of where CFE is doing most of its work in Riberas... a horrific two-car accident. Two ambulances and a firetruck involved. A huge flatbed truck of parts, plus miles of cable and an army of CFE guys adding to the general malaise.
  13. In Riberas today (Thursday Nov 15 2018) I'm getting nothing but static on my TelMex line. Internet is fine, however. Someone tried to phone several times this morning and did not leave a message... I'm wondering if perhaps they just didn't hang up correctly. Although I'm not sure if that's a thing these days.
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    It used to be a cultural thing. In today's world, it generally means an image that has some text placed on it, spread by FB, Instagram, and various online methods, that becomes popular and circulates widely.
  15. ComputerGuy

    Phone lines down this morning?

    Getting reports that the CFE work is doing it again, as far away as San Juan and Joco. My Internet is struggling. Just in: electricity down in south San Antonio at 10 am.
  16. I am with Xena on this. They did switch to nameless icons back with the new software change, but the naming capability has always been available... just not switched on. That allowed some people to hide behind an icon while being nasty... like posting the SAD icon for the Chapala Pride. How cheesy and entitled is that? The old software let you post a like by using your name. And let's face it, very few people use their real names here anyway. Another way to look at it: now you know when someone agrees or disagrees with you, and who that someone is, without having to get deeper into a discussion if you don't want to. Of course, there will be those who misuse the concept anyway, I'm sure. That's antisocial media for you.
  17. I wonder if people should also keep their personal opinions about other people's personal opinions to themselves. You know, so they don't show how really stupid they are.
  18. Perhaps the OP will chime in.
  19. First off, I applaud the opportunity. Secondly, I have to question the "sad faces" people have posted. I personally feel it is rather devilish to allow icon commentary with no substantiation by name. It's an easy way to take a cheap shot without the responsibility. Thirdly, I think it should be noted that the parade is a big local thing; the post unfortunately makes it sound like ex-pats only. FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pridechapala/?ref=br_rs
  20. Wikipedia: "Christian Church" is an ecclesiological term generally used by Protestants to refer to the whole group of people belonging to Christianity throughout the history of Christianity. In this understanding, "Christian Church" does not refer to a particular Christian denomination but to the body of all believers.
  21. ComputerGuy

    Who is this?

    You may have. Here is the home page: http://lakechapalaweboard.bigforumpro.com/?_branch_match_id=468097416409833319
  22. ComputerGuy

    Planned CFE outages

    And my guess is, if they decide the work needs to be extended, and they don't have time to email people, they try to knock on your door the day before. This has happened twice on de la Ribera; unfortunately, the second time (Sunday) I wasn't home to get the message, and BOOM. No power most of Monday.
  23. I'm always on the lookout for someone who really knows sound systems. Misael on Flavio Romero (people call it the Sony store) is pretty much limited to basic hookups. My car has a separate amp and subwoofer amp along with the front end. There have been a couple of people over the years, but I guess business wasn't good enough. My amp has options for 2, 3, and 4-way, with sub, and the settings require a real interest and knowledge just for the wiring alone.
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    Shaw cable TV

    I briefly lost Classic 193 (MSNBC) this morning. Did not notice other channels. It came back by itself. She can either unplug and restart the Shaw box, or go to her account page (if she has her own) and send a Refresh.
  25. Absolutely. Just curious, as I mentioned. Not trying to start a thing.