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RE: sig pic uploading problem

It appears that you have added a very nice picture of your trailer and truck to your profile page. Pictures you add to your profile page will not appear as a signature. See 1492's post, above, for adding a signature picture on your preferences page. Tom
pulsar 03/17/14 04:49am Forum Technical Support
RE: Our Sweet Rubie-RIP

Sorry for your loss. You are in out thoughts. Tom
pulsar 02/06/14 07:23am RV Pet Stop
RE: Daisy crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday

So sorry for your loss. Hug your 3 chocolates. Tom
pulsar 02/06/14 07:18am RV Pet Stop
RE: All American Direct, Distant Networks shut down

... This was not Dish service but Dish "could" provide the service if they want to. I think they stopped providing it because they were losing money providing it for $5/month. Hopefully, they will step up and serve their customers but if they do, expect a price increase. ... Because the courts found that Dish willfully and repeatedly violated the copyright laws, by providing Distant Network Service to ineligible households, a permanent injunction was issued barring Dish from offering DNS. Tom
pulsar 02/06/14 07:09am Technology Corner
Rube Goldberg and the dogs

This made my day. (click on picture) http://i62.tinypic.com/346ooj7.jpg Tom
pulsar 02/01/14 12:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Happy Announcement

Godspeed, Doug. Hopefully our paths will cross. Tom
pulsar 01/19/14 06:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: Verizon will not install SIM for IPad2

iPads with cellular are LOCKED to specific carriers. Other carriers' SIM cards will not work. You might wish to check out this blog http://www.technomadia.com/2013/11/millenicoms-ipad-mini-on-t-mobile-deal/ These people are full time RV's who constantly stream from an iPad. He is an IT consultant. Read the entire article and you can see they claim to get a mini iPad to work on AT&T, or Verizon when the iPad came as a T-mobile. It is just another opinion of someone who travels and uses an iPad. The iPad 2 and the iPad mini use different cellular radios. The iPad 2 had either a GMS radio (for AT&T) and CDMA (for Verizon). The two networks are not compatible. The iPad mini, on the other hand has a more "universal" radio. The current model is LTE supporting 14 bands. It is unlocked. Tom
pulsar 12/05/13 09:24am Technology Corner
RE: Ipod touch or nexus 7 ?

The Nexus 7 would probably be fun for the first month or so until it breaks. On the other hand, they will probably still be using the iPod years from now. I have an iPod 2nd gen (reject from kids !). It is almost as good as a door knob, because of discontinued support. No more app installs/updates. The 2nd generation iPod is 11 years old - released in July 2002. Many Android devices are obsolete as far as new operating systems as soon as they are released. The original Nexus 7 was of questionable build quality. The 2013 version is much better. Tom
pulsar 11/02/13 05:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Apple IPhone or android?

One issue with the Android phones (tablets) is that there is no assurance that your brand new device will be able to run the next version of Android (or even the current one) not even if the vendor promises you that it will. The current version is called "Jelly Bean" and was first released in July, 2012 as Android 4.1. After updates - 4.1.1, 4.1.2, and 4.3 - less than half of Android devices run "Jelly Bean" and only 1.5% of them run the latest version, 4.3, which was released in late July, 2013. Android users don't update because they don't want the new features; the manufacturers and carriers do not make the update available. So much for being in control. On the other hand, in less than one week after its introduction, more than 50% of all iOS devices had updated to the latest version, which is compatible back to iPhones released in 2010. Tom
pulsar 10/05/13 08:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Posting Photos on RVnet

Pulsar, thanks for the direction. ... It appears the websites such as imgur and photobucket have changed since the tutorials, and they are far from intuitive. Just now, I walked through the Photobucket.com tutorial to post this picture http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d90/tfix/RV/SadAlliepuppycropped.jpg I can find no error in the tutorial. Perhaps, if you state the issue you found, the tutorial could be improved. Unlike some sites - TinyPic.Com and Imgur.Com, for example - Photobucket.Com requires that one have a (free) account. Tom
pulsar 10/04/13 04:20pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Posting Photos on RVnet

RV.net is one of the best forums becuase it has excellent members. BUT the photo insertion procedure is terrible. I programmed main frame computers in 1964 but find this site, photobucket, and imgur to be a mess on this. Suggestion: a sticky with complete step by step procedure for 1. posting photos on RV.net 2. separate procedures for photobucket and imgur (IMGUR is a mess too, For example it says 'to upload photos click on the upload key to the left' -- but there is no upload key, only COMPUTER and WEB) I'd write this but what works one time doesn't the next. For example imgur's "Linked BBCode" worked once but not a second or third try. In the RV.Net Tutorials and Picture related FAQ's sticky at the top of this forum, there are step-by-step instructions for posting pictures hosted on TinyPic.Com, Photobucket.Com, Picasa, and Imgur. Tom
pulsar 10/04/13 07:58am Forum Technical Support
RE: The last week of September, we went against the best ...

Thanks for the video. I was getting updates from the championships all weekend via several corgi friends. Love that course, might have to try to set that one up! We only get a few NADAC trials a year around here, but have two coming up soon...here's a shot from practice last Saturday, running Extreme Hoopers for the first time. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v344/samamph/Buddyagility3_zpsddde96b4.jpeg Corgis are great agility dogs. True, a very nice looking Pembroke won the 4 - 8 inch class. Samantha, another Pembroke, finished 3rd in the 4 inch double digit class. There were several others that had awesome runs. The games classes, regular and extreme, are run Monday through Wednesday, during the pre-champs. Breeze likes the extreme games; probably because they are about speed and precision with no jumps, contacts, and, especially, no weaves. Tom
pulsar 10/03/13 07:35pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Bad Day

So sorry for your losses. Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom & Sarah
pulsar 10/03/13 01:23pm RV Pet Stop
RE: How long can you keep water in tank?

Winnebago recommends that the water system be sanitized prior to the first use, if the coach has not been used "for a period of time," one that could have become contaminated, and prior to long periods of storage, such as over the winter. That is the procedure we use. For me, "a period of time" is about 45 days, which rarely happens for us, except during the winter. Sanitizing the water system does take several hours, but is not labor intensive. Tom
pulsar 10/03/13 06:46am General RVing Issues
RE: The last week of September, we went against the best ...

Perhaps I should add, that we, Sarah and I, don't have anything against border collies; we have two. Just Mike is 17 and probably want be with us much longer. He finished third in the 2005 NADAC Championships. Sarah ran Fire, an 11-year old border collie in this years champs. She ran in a different division than we did, one that emphasized distance work - the dog and the handler are often 40 or more feet apart. They finished sixth in that division. Sarah also ran a golden retriever and finished eighth in their division, made up of dogs less than 7 years in age. Breeze ran with the more experienced dogs, 7, 8, and 9 years old. Each division was also based on jump height of the dog - small dogs don't compete against large dogs. I chose a golden retriever for reasons other than agility, but agility is something we enjoy doing together. Tom
pulsar 10/03/13 06:34am RV Pet Stop
The last week of September, we went against the best ...

agility dogs in the NADAC North American Championships. We had our plan, Breeze and I, to show those border collies what a golden retriever could do. All we had to do was have perfect runs to offset their acceleration, speed and turning abilities. Well, we were darn near perfect - no faults through all 8 rounds. We did have a wide turn here and a slow weaves there. But, golly was she good. We finished fourth, by 6 seconds, in our division; beaten by two border collies and a border collie mixed breed. (There were lots of border collies that finished behind us.) Here is a video of one of our runs. This is not a normal course - at the NADAC championships, there has always been a non-standard course designed for speed. This course had no contacts, no weaves, no jumps - just hoops and tunnels. The idea is to make it around the course as fast as you can. Oh! but there was one restriction - the judges pictured the course as having a 3-foot wide sidewalk between each obstacle. The dogs had to stay on the "sidewalk." A 1-point fault was accessed for every stride off the "sidewalk." Also a 1-point penalty was accessed for any spins the dogs made. (Note: the runs were videoed and the videos were used in judging the dogs paths.) Click on picture to open a page with the video. http://i44.tinypic.com/rsht8x.jpg There has to be a lot of trust between the dog and the handler. And it is a two-way street. In the video, you can see Breeze look at me just before the third tunnel. It was as if she knew I wanted to race behind her to get to the other side of the "sidewalk" and she was telling me to go. Almost all of the handlers wanted to make the same cross. Most handlers did not attempt it. Of those that did, many drug their dogs into the wrong end of the tunnel. By the way, the reason the handlers wanted the cross was not to handle the turn at the top going into the next tunnel, it was to handle the turn coming out of that tunnel. What a great week we had and I'm so proud of my girl. (Hands down, she won the high scoring golden retriever award.) Tom
pulsar 10/02/13 09:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Apple iOS 7 out...

Funny Pulsar. The comparison is about smartphones. I posted about some things that I didn't like about IOS on an IPad. I am not sure, but I think there are a few differences and of course the comparisons than would be with Nexus the originator of Android. But look at this comment about Samsung, (I couldn't copy and past it) too many options and two App stores. No comment about why, which is because Google owns Android and has many apps that run on the Samsung and didn't need to put them in two stores. Also, interestingly, that has been one of Apples touts, the many Apps available. There complaints about IOS7 are very similar to mine. The inadvertent popup of the keyboard and the control center are two of them. The other comment is about Apps also, and that it is overwhelming for casual users. Has anyone ever found a casual user on a smart phone? Everyone I know has Apps up the yingyang. To some: I didn't start the comparison of the stock value of Apple and the IOS. That of course doesn't make any sense. So I think I can make more nonsense about the value of the Android using companies and Apple. Of course it is totally irrelevant. My views correspond to many other views on the internet from technical writers/users. Even my little tiny one about the indicator for charging makes the top ten. I am not sure what the posting about searching the net for apps was about about I thank you anyway. I use the apps store on the Ipad to find Apps, not a net search. And it takes a lot of time to find some Apps. Actually I might use the net to find Apps, maybe it is easier, will see. I still find the 'why do you own an Ipad' comment to be funny. I have some issues with Windows, Walmart, Target, Grocery stores, etc. I still use them. With Windows, when I find something I don't like, for instance WMP, or CD writing, or Browser, uninstaller, defrag, etc I get something else that I repeat I like better. I'm sorry, I don;t even have time to read your entire post but I must comment on the part. (And I don't even understand this "I am not sure, but I think there are a few differences and of course the comparisons than would be with Nexus the originator of Android." ) The comparison is about operating systems, not hardware, and the issues I recall from your post were operating systems situations. The Pfeiffer Consulting report goes though some detail as to how they tried to remove (loyalty) bias from the report and explicitly states that they are not dealing with the hardware. I am sure that many users of mobile operating systems can find fault with some of the features of their favorite one. If your wish to work in negative terms, the Pfeiffer Consulting report concludes that there are less irritating factor with iOS u7 than there are with other mobile OS's, if bias is removed. Tom
pulsar 09/25/13 09:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Apple iOS 7 out...

It is funny to see someone who is swimming in Microsoft kool-aid comment about those he thinks drink Apple's kool-aid. Anyway if one would like to read how an independent firm, Pfeiffer Consulting, rates the mobile operating systems, you can read an overview here Smartphone OS User Experience Shootout. You can also download their full report from the same page. The systems rated are: iOS 7, iOS 6, Android (Samsung's variant), Windows Phone 8, and Blackberry 10. Tom
pulsar 09/24/13 06:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Switch From Microsoft to Apple?

I believe the reference is to Microsoft's early 90's practice of requiring vendors to buy a windows license for every computer they sold, regardless of what operating system the computer shipped with. From the Justice Department's complaint Virtually all major PC manufacturers find it necessary to offer Microsoft operating systems on most of their PCs. Microsoft's monopoly power allows it to induce these manu- facturers to enter into anticompetitive, long-term licenses under which they must pay royalties to Microsoft not only when they sell PCs containing Microsoft's operating systems, but also when they sell PCs containing non-Microsoft operating systems. Tom I don't think so, he specifically said Linux, HTC and Android so I don't think it's a reference to something that happened in the early '90s. Yes, you are right. I mistakingly was referring back to the last paragraph of wintersun's post. Tom
pulsar 09/20/13 09:17am Technology Corner
RE: Switch From Microsoft to Apple?

That whole post is a mess. Not exactly. Had you followed the lawsuits that Microsoft launched against companies that use Linux and Android (a form of Linux), like TomTom, HTC...Are you referring to the patent licensing deals that Microsoft has with Samsung, HTC, etc.? If so, that does not impact Linux and has nothing at all to do with wintersun's post. I believe the reference is to Microsoft's early 90's practice of requiring vendors to buy a windows license for every computer they sold, regardless of what operating system the computer shipped with. From the Justice Department's complaint Virtually all major PC manufacturers find it necessary to offer Microsoft operating systems on most of their PCs. Microsoft's monopoly power allows it to induce these manu- facturers to enter into anticompetitive, long-term licenses under which they must pay royalties to Microsoft not only when they sell PCs containing Microsoft's operating systems, but also when they sell PCs containing non-Microsoft operating systems. Tom
pulsar 09/20/13 06:55am Technology Corner
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