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  1. Dec 3, 2013 #1

    rude man

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    The new advertisement format is somewhat intrusive.

    A lot of software gives you a choice of either ads or payment - could something like that be set up on PF?

    Or is my browser on the blink again? I don't see any flags for new and zero-response posts any more i n thehomework forums either.
     
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  3. Dec 3, 2013 #2
    Can you screenshot what you are seeing? I haven't changed anything in months. Furthermore, being a gold member you shouldn't see any ads.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2013 #3

    rude man

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    Never mind, Greg, it seems OK now. My IE8 has got to go I guess .. can't get IE9, still using XP ...

    thanks for the quick response.

    rudy
     
  5. Dec 3, 2013 #4
    Chrome and FF would be good choices :)
     
  6. Dec 3, 2013 #5

    rude man

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    Yeah, am thinking FF since uSoft is dumping XP ... but thanks to your observation I concluded that what I saw was when I was not signed in.

    thanx again,

    rudy
     
  7. Dec 3, 2013 #6

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    If you decide to upgrade your operating system, get the Professional version of Windows 7, as it supports 16 bit software in Windows XP mode via a Virtual PC. This is the only Windows 7 version that will run the old XP stuff. It's like having two PCs in one. :approve:
     
  8. Dec 3, 2013 #7

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    I'm still a big fan of Win7 pro. It works. Of course, I'm prejudiced since that is what I use.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2013 #8

    rude man

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    Would you think it advisable to upgrade my ancient XP machine (35 gig hard drive, 2 gig RAM) to windows 7 pro?

    (I have a funny feeling you're cracking up about now, but ...).
     
  10. Dec 4, 2013 #9

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    Actually, kicking myself in butt. :redface:
     
  11. Dec 4, 2013 #10

    dlgoff

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    You've been a member here long enough to be trusted knowing what's good. :thumbs:
     
  12. Dec 4, 2013 #11

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    No.

    Seriously, anything below 4 GB will make you cry.

    Actually if I were you I would look for additional used 2 GB on eBay or some place like that. If the machine is so old it will be just a few bucks, and you will most likely find it much, much faster, after upgrade.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2013 #12

    rude man

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    I believe you! Unfortunately, I am max'ed out at 2 Gb! Sounds like a new pc is in the offing, doesn't it.

    @dlgoff, Thanks again for the advice on W7 pro. I have software dating back to the DOS days that I still use, like the math package Derive. That was their last version with a paper manual. I refused to update to the W version when all they gave you was on-line help.

    And, per Kurt Vonnegut, so it goes ...
     
  14. Dec 4, 2013 #13

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    Okay. So you probably have a bunch of 3.5" 1.44MB floppy disks. You won't find floppy drives in today's machines but for $20 you can still read them with these (what I used) 1.44MB EXTERNAL USB 2X FLOPPY DISK DRIVE. You can Buy from Walmart.

    I said the same thing until I got my Windows 7 Dell. Out of the hundreds of floppies I have, I only needed the drive for 3 or 4 programs (<10 disk). Then I put my 16 bit machine on the stack with all my other outdated computers. :uhh:
     
  15. Dec 7, 2013 #14
    So OP, what are you seeing?

    Every link I click on PF (and just PF) opens a new page to "Jobs.com" or "FreeOnlineFinder.com," every single time. Do I have a virus or something? My credit card number was also recently stolen, could this be a relation?

    I am using Firefox.

    EDIT: I lied, it just happened on Youtube.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2013
  16. Dec 7, 2013 #15

    Borek

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    Did you know hackers stole all credit cards PIN code numbers in the world?

    http://pastebin.com/2qbRKh3R
     
  17. Dec 7, 2013 #16

    rude man

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    Thanks for the tip. Apparently I can just transfer the floppies to thumb drives. That definitely worked for DOS Derive already & the others I don't care too much about anyway. Most of the rest are on CD's, thank goodness.
     
  18. Dec 7, 2013 #17

    rude man

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    Do cc's have PINs? I thought that was just for bank (check) cards.
     
  19. Dec 7, 2013 #18

    Borek

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    When I use my CC I am confirming the transaction keying my PIN code into the terminal (unless I am using it as a wireless).
     
  20. Dec 7, 2013 #19

    rude man

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    Must be different there than here. If I hand in a cc I just sign paper or some electronic signing device. I need a PIN if and only if I use my bank card.
     
  21. Dec 7, 2013 #20

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    I don't remember when I was asked to sign a paper last time, but that was eons ago.
     
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