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  1. ComputerGuy

    Driving warning

    Friend blew a tie rod there yesterday... Good warning.
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    Server hijacked

    When you say "my server", you are actually referring to your Web browser. My Way is a subset of MindSpark Interactive, a well known marketing/spyware scammer. It has probably insalled an AddOn in your Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Edge or other browser that you use to access the Internet. There is no easy answer, and there are hundreds (perhaps thousands) of Websites that may try to con you into downloading and installing their own damn scammers. So be careful.
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    Lakeside Stream TV

    Android TV boxes like Buzz are not sold to be used with "legal subscriptions". By the way, the lakeside stream that started this thread way back appears to have long gone.
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    What is this plant?

    One of the two garden groups published a photo-illustrated coffee table book, of local flora, some years back. I should have kept it when I saw it lying out at an open house. It was perfect. I have not been able to find it, or anyone involved, ever again.
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    What is holistic ear cleaning? Not candling, I hope. By the way, whoever said aging doesn't bring hearing loss... seriously?
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    Transitos in La Canacinta?

    That article, though, was about cops, not transitos. As far as this spot check, these are not Chapala transitos; these are Jalisco (state) agents, and they do have the right to issue tickets. El Gordo may have been "helping out" to see about getting his little bite here and there, but unless something mystical took place, he ain't no Jalisco Semov. I drove by again, papers all out and ready to be flagged down, and El Gordo was not in sight. The two agents seemed happy to be reviewing one vehicle at a time. My own copies of Spencer's law briefs show that temporale vehicles are not subject to smog checks, but it is very sketchy. From what I understand from Dale's column in the paper this week, there is an assumption that six months is the time period, but that really refers to the length of the T.I.P., and once you have temporale papers, the time extends to the end of your temporale, or the beginning of your permanente. I know this for a fact.
  7. Am I wrong, or isn't the area currently "without" local transitos, while the State has taken over this function? If so, what is FatBoyMoustacheMan doing, back on the highway with his pickup truck, stopping drivers at random heading east from the San Juan direction? He flagged me down, but I just waved and drove past, enjoying the look of disbelief he registered. This would mean he is not only coercing bribes, his favourite pastime, but now also working illegally.
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    Help needed with Smart TV/ Netflix

    I can certainly reset a system that was already working. Call me at the number to the left of this post. ... Mike
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    Question from a Newbie Visitor

    Duly noted, thanks.
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    Question from a Newbie Visitor

    Perhaps diarrhea, but e-coli and other bacteria?
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    Lakeside Stream TV

    The 3rd satellite went up years ago, and it will be several years before the older two are decommissioned. This is fact, not rumour. And to be clear, for anyone interested, Buzz TV is just another in a lineup of hundreds of different types of Android TV boxes. When they work, they often work great. When they don't, or when their "best by" date expires (that is, the box will no longer accept software updates), it needs to be ditched and replaced. That's why those were were advertising installation services at are having serious problems with their customer base. One Buzz TV site also sells MyGica, just another Korean import. I have a MyGica that is two years old and won't go beyond Android 4.4, which makes it useless. You cannot even find a BuzzTV official website, just a bunch of resellers. For example. "getbuzz.tv" shows a product with Android 5.1, which is hopelessly out of date. Getbuzz.ca shows it with Android 6. Android 7.1 has been available since January, and may even now be out of date. So if you can't even get the straight poop from these people, be wary. I have a client who is using an X96Mini, yet another type which seems to be working great. So the reality is, you need to know someone who is heavily into this technology and keeps up on the latest news, or you are going to be frustrated. Expect to have to buy new hardware every couple of years until some sort of standardization is met.
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    Cinnamon Rolls

    I will feel so embarrassed when I do find it...
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    Cinnamon Rolls

    Next time for sure. Thanks.
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    Transitos in La Canacinta?

    That's a pretty definitive clue that nothing will ever change, and we just need to carry on.
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    Transitos in La Canacinta?

    There is a story in today's Guad Reporter on the front page.
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    Cinnamon Rolls

    I'm having a great time driving down that street. Back yesterday at 1:30, crawling along.... found 237 and 237A on one door, but no 237B, and no sign of any type of bakeshop. A few doors down is a doctor or dentist... Maybe next time I'll park and ask around. I know it has to be there, and I know I cannot find things in my own fridge, but now I feel as if I have a new hobby.
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    Question from a Newbie Visitor

    As they say, Pepto and Imodium won't have any effect on the stomach bugs, but they will help prevent the squirts. I just got a bug from an unwashed tomato (my own fault) at a local fruit stand. Never happened before.
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    So quiet in here...

    They were able to fix the security issue with the software on the server.
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    So quiet in here...

    A favourite quote from a Van Morrison song. Applies to this site these days.
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    Security error has been cleared.
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    Would this work in Ajijic?

    Got a real kick out of Patsy Krakoff's article in the Sept ish of Ojo, wherein she postulates a future showing Lake Chapala as ecologically pure, due to the giant man-made weather bubble sitting over the area, but with the same potholes we have today because of the municipal government...
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    Physio Therapy Services

    You may have noticed a dearth in ads in the Guad Reporter up until a couple of weeks ago, from dentists, doctors, therapists, etc. The government started cracking down and insisting that they produce their license numbers in every ad to prove they are "legit". It took a long time for many to comply, willingly or otherwise, and a number still haven't.
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    Warning message against this website

    The servers are cared for by outside security and other providers, and Coldwell pays for them, so it is up to them to keep the certificates in order... which is usually very automatic. Just like on our own computers. But the software updates from both places are seemingly in conflict.
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    Warning message against this website

    When a computer gets a Security Certificate warning, it is most often because the date the computer is using, and/or the time, is incorrectly set. This may have some relation to the servers, but I don't know...
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    Warning message against this website

    This is, unfortunately, the result of ongoing problems with the security software that is used on the servers. Hard to let anyone know, of course, because if they are unable to get in here, they can't see this, obviously. Again, it has nothing to do with your computers specifically. You might want to pass around, if you can, that Chrome is now the most affected, and newer versions of Firefox, for some reason, are not. Clicking on ADVANCED when faced with the warning allows you to bypass it. Clicking on Advanced in Chrome does not. Chapala Mod knows and is working on it.