Announcement

There will be no dues for 2018 until further notice, and all meetings in 2018 will be in Sequim!

Note: This Announcement can be dismissed by clicking the (magically appearing) X in the top right corner of this box.

Search found 1048 matches

by Richard Serkes
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Verizon Cell Phone Internet?
Replies: 11
Views: 5105

Re: Verizon Cell Phone Internet?

You're so right Jerry. I looked into satellite once, and not only was it expensive, but also the dish is huge, not at all like the current Dish Network TV dishes. And you need a location that looks southeast. That could require a pole or a roof mount, which may require special framing. An intel min...
by Richard Serkes
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Verizon Cell Phone Internet?
Replies: 11
Views: 5105

Re: Verizon Cell Phone Internet?

Your friend needs to consider a satellite ISP. It's pricey compared to DSL or cable but that's about his only choice living in Joyce. There are two major satellite ISPs. HughesNet and WildBlue. HughesNet monthly rates start at $59.99 after the dish and modem are installed. I don't know what WildBlue...
by Richard Serkes
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: iPods, iPhone and the iPod Touch
Topic: GoodReader For iPhone (And iPad)
Replies: 3
Views: 2237

GoodReader For iPhone (And iPad)

One of the best readers for .PDF and other text files is a freebie called GoodReader. It now has the ability to encrypt individual files offering more security than just the iPhone logon. There's also a version of GoodReader for the iPad.
by Richard Serkes
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: iPads
Topic: GoodReader For iPad (And iPhone)
Replies: 0
Views: 1389

GoodReader For iPad (And iPhone)

One of the best readers for .PDF and other text files is a freebie called GoodReader. It now has the ability to encrypt individual files offering more security than just the iPad logon. There's also a version of GoodReader for the iPhone.
by Richard Serkes
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: iPads
Topic: iPad Charging
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: iPad Charging

Stephen Hart wrote:Note that Apple says the iPad will charge on low-power USB ports, but only when it's off or asleep. So seeing "No Charging" doesn't tell the whole story.
Come to think of it, I was syncing it with iTunes at the time so the iPads were on. Hmmmmmmm.
by Richard Serkes
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: iPads
Topic: iPad Charging
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: iPad Charging

I tried plugging my iPad1 and iPad2 into a powered USB hub and it said NOT CHARGING on both units. So you have to be careful. But it's good to know that you can use the iPhone charger, even if it's slower. That means one less charger/cable to drag along when traveling. I can use the iPhone charger f...
by Richard Serkes
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie Recommendation: The Pixar Story
Replies: 12
Views: 4524

Re: Movie Recommendation: The Pixar Story

I'm surprised more wasn't said about NeXT. Without that hardware and most especially the NeXT Unix based OS, Pixar wouldn't have been able to put the animation world on its ear. It takes serious computer power to do what modern computer based animation does, even with today's computers. When Pixar w...
by Richard Serkes
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie Recommendation: The Pixar Story
Replies: 12
Views: 4524

Re: Movie Recommendation: The Pixar Story

Stephen, let me suggest you say a little something about the tangled web that includes Steve Jobs' NeXT computer, the NeXT OS, Pixar, the need for a new OS for the Mac, and Jobs return to Apple to make it what it is today.

This might stir more interest in this documentary.
by Richard Serkes
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet Speed
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Re: Internet Speed

Bob, I have the Qwest DSL 1.5 service. When I stream a Netflix movie it takes less than 30 seconds to buffer and start the movie. After that it just runs. But this has been for SD movies. I haven't tried a HD yet.
by Richard Serkes
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sample Post
Replies: 22
Views: 7606

Re: Sample Post

The theme we selected was a compromise. I liked this one for its Armageddon look.

screenshot_01.jpg
screenshot_01.jpg (223.61 KiB) Viewed 1551 times
Whereas Ray liked this one because it touched something deep inside him.

screenshot_02.jpg
screenshot_02.jpg (231.37 KiB) Viewed 1551 times

I guess no one really likes a compromise.