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RE: [OP Update] Windows 8.1 compared to Win7 - user experience

From OP.... Thanks again for some of the more recent responses. My Mom's new computer with 8.1 installed arrived today, so we will just config it to make it look as familiar to her Win7 experience as possible. I hadn't heard it was faster to boot. That's nice. Sometimes with Win7 I wonder what in the HECK it is doing! It was probably loading a lot of programs and services. Any computer can be made to boot faster. It all depends on the programs and services the you have set to run at boot. I got my new Win7 x64 with the i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM. Boots in 35 seconds running everything I want. One happy camper here.:) If you really want to speed up a computer install a Solid State Drive. I hear they boot in about 10 to 15 seconds or less. Then again how fast do you need a computer to boot? The more you spend and tweak the faster the boot.
SCR 05/16/15 09:12am Technology Corner
RE: Vipre or McAfee ??

If someone produced the "Perfect AV" they would need a server the size of a stadium to accommodate the demand.
SCR 05/11/15 01:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Vipre or McAfee ??

Eset Smart Security - Not Free but does not slow down your system.. I've been infection free for the 6 Years I've had it on all my computers. I agree w8ith 1492 about testing sites but can't agree on using McAfee. It created many problems on my systems. Another thing to consider is the number of false positives detected by the AV.
SCR 05/10/15 02:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Closing of Threads

I used to be a staunch supporter against closing work camper threads. But after this particular thread (Workers wanted,) just turned into a name calling, sniping thread that had nothing to do with the job posting, I now understand why. Further the thread goes off track quickly as evidenced by maddczech, just above me. He has every right to post this information and bash Amazon, BUT this thread is not about them, but rather the closing of threads. If your want to discuss other things the place of employment, start another thread. It is not hard. I now see the wisdom of closing work camping job listings threads. This just my opinion and I hope that Diane will chime in and explain it better. Mczech here, sorry about the curveball I so " viciously " interjected in the thread . I get notifications. However this time I chimed in when notified w/ o reading the complete thread from the beginning. Omg it wasn't about @mazon ! But I read the comment about amzon.... Yup well shoot me. I didn't bash amazon. But I could. You ain't in my shoes , they don't fit you. Please don't assume. You know the adage about that ! But since you all about thread ettiquette and not about workcamping for amazon. Anybody want more bout that just contact me. Amazon does have good points in the camperforce program. But you gotta wanna work !There is a thread in this forum where the person who started it is practically begging people to bash Amazon. That would be a good place for you to tell the world that getting a paycheck at Amazon requires having to work for it. Apparently that is something not everyone realizes, that paying jobs usually require that you perform some work. I always assumed people knew that. Silly Me. Ahhh westernrvparkowner you are so old school....;)
SCR 05/08/15 02:41pm Workamping Forum
RE: [OP Update] Windows 8.1 compared to Win7 - user experience

I put "classic shell" on my Windows 8, laptop but would rather have Windows 7 This...throw classic shell on it and its not that much different. The whole tile system was a bad decision for desktops/laptops. It's an interface that is designed for touch input devices, like tablets and phones. To each there own, I for one am not a poke and swipe type. I guess it's because I've always had desktops and use a mouse and keyboard.
SCR 05/08/15 02:36pm Technology Corner
RE: [OP Update] Windows 8.1 compared to Win7 - user experience

I don't normally ask technology questions on here, but the good cross section of folks probably has some good insights... My Mom is 82 years young and her computer just died. Over the years she has gone from Vista to XP to Win7. Most new computers come with Windows 8.1 and 10 will be out later this year. Thing is, the last couple of years she has gotten increasingly less interested in learning new things. I tend to be her "tech support" remotely and also have Win7 with no plans to upgrade. Question is, other than the Desktop layout on Windows 8, is there really that much difference once you start running familiar apps? She mainly uses Thunderbird for email, Internet Explorer, and a little Office 2010 here and there. Wondering if we should let her give a go on Windows 8.1, or to downgrade the new system to Win7 before installing/configuring all her apps. I'm 70 and use Windows 7. I will not be going to Windows 8, 8.1 or 10. I tried 8 and 8.1 and didn't like it. I see nothing in Windows 10 that I find worth the change. We old folks are adverse to change for the sake of change. If any of the other flavors of Windows offered me something worth while I would give more consideration to them, but they don't. My opinion is to do your Mom a favor and don't frustrate her with a change as drastic as Windows 8. I really don't know how you would upgrade a Windows 8.1 system to Windows 7 as MS is no longer selling a license for Win 7 Premium. (Yes, I said upgrade to Win 7) As has been said HP is still selling systems with Windows 7 Professional, I just bought one and waiting for delivery. I will be replacing the 13 year old XP system that my wife is using with the Win 7 I'm using now. It was a fight to get her to change but I promised that except for the faster speed she will be able to do the same things she likes to do. This brings a question to mind. I don't know what system your Win 7 is but it may be a good time for you to get a new system and give yours to your Mom. The one I have now is a dual core AMD and my new one is a HP Envy with a 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4790 processor quad-core 3.6GHz, 8MB Shared Cache, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, which I managed to get for a very reasonable price. On the other hand maybe you would be happy with a new 8.1 system with a free upgrade to win10 when it's released.. As soon as 10 is released or the stock runs out Windows 7 will be gone unless you buy a refurbished system. By the way, good for your Mom and still using a computer and good for you to help her with your support. You're a good Kid! ;) on Edit: I just noticed that some one posted that a friend purchased a Win 7 license, or at least the Install. It is probably an OEM and I would be very careful in purchasing something like this. A lot of these things being sold can not be activated on MS because they are not Genuine and may be a pirated copy.
SCR 05/08/15 11:31am Technology Corner
RE: Closing of Threads

The employer includes contact information for more details and can answer any questions one may have about the position. Banning a troll only tells the troll to get a new user ID and password as fast as they are banned or ignored. Other members opinions of the work and reimbursement by the employer is of no help at all. Frankly I could care less what "you" would or would not do or what "you" feel would be a fair amount of work for the reimbursement offered. This is not the place to "negotiate" the terms of employment. Either send them a PM or contact them directly through the information provided, obviously the the latter would be the preferred method. In a previous post on the same subject I asked if people write to the editor about jobs posted in their local newspapers classified section for help wanted. No one responded that they did so why should you post here? On the outside chance that you did send remarks to the editor about help wanted ads were your comments published? After all this is just the Help wanted classified section of this forum. If you have had a negative experience with the employer then start your own thread. Be sure to fully explain the complete reason for your experience. Simply saying "this is a bad place to work" or just make derogatory remarks is useless. Better yet post that you have had experience with the employer and provide the information through PM's rather then air your dirty laundry publicly. As a former work camper employer I can assure you that I would not post positions on this forum if the derogatory and sometimes down right nasty posts were allowed to continue. Obviously I am in full support of the moderators and the policy currently in place. When it comes to the rules of this forum Please read them again with attention to the first one We reserve the right to remove any post at any time for any reason On Edit: As an after thought to the opinion that posters should be allowed to comment on their experience and opinions of the employer. Would you agree that the employer should be able to post their opinions and experience with the employee? If not ... why? After all what's good for the goose has to be good for the gander. As a prospective employer I would find the information on the prospective employee as equally helpful as those that find the posting of opinions and experience on the position I offer helpful.
SCR 05/06/15 12:28pm Workamping Forum
RE: post closed

I will do my best to keep it, believe me..... There never was, will never be, a doubt in my mind that you will do your best... You're doing great! Do you actually know any other way? ;)
SCR 04/11/15 06:42pm Workamping Forum
RE: post closed

I never thought of this forum as anything more then the classified help wanted section of a newspaper. I wonder if these folks write a letter to the editor of their local paper offering their opinion on the jobs posted. Unfortunately our society has become meaner and nastier. Perhaps it's the anonymity that the poster hides behind. If this part of the RV forums is forced to close because of a few it will be a great loss to many.
SCR 04/10/15 04:58pm Workamping Forum
RE: Tv reception question

Only two TV's in your 8 1/2' camper? Good God man, how do you cope with such primitive living conditions. Heeheehee J/K :-) It's primitive if one is only black and white. ;)
SCR 03/23/15 05:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Do I have to turn off computer over night ?

I use a desktop and have never owned or used a laptop. Having said that my morning starts with turning on the coffee pot, start the computer and brush my teeth. By then I'm good to go. The computer stays on all day. When I'm finished using it for the day it performs some security scans, does any needed maintenance, images the drive to a second internal drive, synchronizes some other files from the second internal drive to a external drive along with a copy of the drive image then shuts itself off. Given that the my boot time is under a minute and a half I really don't see the need to leave it on all the time. Besides the coffee takes longer then the boot and I'm not going to do anything till the coffee s ready.
SCR 03/14/15 06:20am Technology Corner
RE: Do I have to turn off computer over night ?

I have a Dell lap top and have been turning it off every night. Is this necessary. It takes a long time to boot up in the morning. I have win 8.1 How long is a long time?
SCR 03/04/15 02:18pm Technology Corner
RE: COE public records?

All the bids once opened are in the public domain and must be available upon request. Not necessarily true. While successful bids are subject to limited FOIA unsuccessful bids are protected and exempt from disclosure. See the following pertinent part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System PART 24—PROTECTION OF PRIVACY AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION 24.202 Prohibitions. (a) A proposal in the possession or control of the Government, submitted in response to a competitive solicitation, shall not be made available to any person under the Freedom of Information Act. This prohibition does not apply to a proposal, or any part of a proposal, that is set forth or incorporated by reference in a contract between the Government and the contractor that submitted the proposal. (See 10 U.S.C. 2305(g) and 41 U.S.C. 4702.) (b) No agency shall disclose any information obtained pursuant to 15.403-3(b) that is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. (See 10 U.S.C. 2306a(d)(2)(C) and 41 U.S.C. 3505(b)(3).) (c) A dispute resolution communication that is between a neutral person and a party to alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and that may not be disclosed under 5 U.S.C. 574, is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(3)). 24.203 Policy. (a) The Act specifies, among other things, how agencies shall make their records available upon public request, imposes strict time standards for agency responses, and exempts certain records from public disclosure. Each agency's implementation of these requirements is located in its respective title of the Code of Federal Regulations and referenced in subpart 24.2 of its implementing acquisition regulations...... Read more information on the sourced site link below Source: Subpart 24.2—Freedom of Information Act FAR, DFAR and AFARS are included in all COE contracts by reference. More information in electronic form can be found here: FAR Site
SCR 03/02/15 07:25pm Workamping Forum
RE: Satt radio

Love our Innos, but they are no more. I think they still sell the Roady, but no memory so no my music capability. You can still find an Inno and Inno2 on Amazon but the asking price is ridiculous. Inno Inno2 They are showing only one of each in stock. eBay has some listed as well. I have an Inno2 use it everyday, purchased just before the GEX - XMP3 came out.
SCR 02/27/15 08:52am Technology Corner
RE: COE public records?

Ahh well to each their own. We did it for the money and the site was the frosting. We were not restricted to a specific area or district and bid what we wanted to do the job. If there are two of you working in a 4 on / 4 off 16 hour a day contract with the 8 hours you're trying to sleep on call. You're paying a far heftier price for that waterfront site then we would be willing to pay. Of course the less the hours the more valuable the site. Different strokes for different folks.
SCR 02/26/15 12:40pm Workamping Forum
RE: COE public records?

I don't think that the COE can release information on "Sealed Bids" under FOIA beyond the current successful bid unless the awarded contract is challenged. In addition I don't think that the FOIA is relevant to unsuccessful bids due to a specific exclusion. In other words you can't find out what I bid on a contract if I didn't win it. All COE contracts include reams of regulations by reference. You would have to do some heavy duty research of those inclusions.This can really make your head hurt and probably best done by an attorney familiar with contract law. Remember you are in fact contracting with the Department of Defense which has the funds for the COE in it's budget. As a former Park Attendant contractor from 1999 to 2014 I think I would have been very upset if one could simply demand to know what my bids on previous and current contracts were under the FOIA in order to use that proprietary information to under bid me. After all that's the point of "Sealed Bids." On Edit: Just to add. You in fact may not have had the lowest bid for the contract you win. For example, if I bid several contracts in the same district and I am the low bidder on several of those contracts the COE will select which is the most advantageous to the government to award me. That is to say if I bid $10.00 a day lower on one location and only $5.00 per day lower on the one you bid more then me you could win it. The government will award me the one I was $10.00 low on. It is not something where you can bid several different positions in a District, be low bidder on several and pick the one you want. The COE will offer you one without reference to the others. If you decline that offer you have in effect declined all bids made for that District.
SCR 02/26/15 11:23am Workamping Forum
RE: Any of regret going fulltime Rving

My only regret will be that I will run out of years before I run out of wanting to know what's around the next curve or over the next hill.
SCR 02/22/15 09:38am Full-time RVing
RE: Dont know where to put this

It's not going to as easy as asking in a RV forum. If it was we would all be doing it. Whatever you decide on will have to be unique and most likely involve the Internet if you are going to rely on repeat customers. Most campgrounds frown on in park advertising if not outright prohibit it. I wish you good luck in your effort..
SCR 01/21/15 08:14am Workamping Forum
RE: What's with the Win7 updates?

The operating system interface that happens to be on my system is of little consequence to me. I'm from the DOS days and rarely if ever use the interface provided by any of the Windows versions. It's just not how I learned to use a computer. Many complained about not having the Start Menu with Window v8 so Microsoft made it available. Quite frankly I never used the Start Menu from the second day I had a Windows based computer. I find it to be completely useless and time consuming. The task bar is just about as useless for me. Touch screen seems completely unnatural on a desktop system. But that's just me and it's not for many people.. I use other programs to create a menu systems to access programs, active windows and system tray that works for me. If Microsoft wants me to update the OS they have to give me something worth spending the money on, so far they haven't. I will probably be on 7 for some time to come or until I need a new computer. I'll be 75 when support ends for Windows 7 so it will a hard sell :R I don't for a moment think that I'm n the market share that Microsoft is trying to hit.
SCR 01/17/15 05:44pm Technology Corner
RE: What's with the Win7 updates?

enjoy the updates while they last, since Windows 7 is now "end of life" and in process of being fully discontinued and unsupported by Microsoft This will hlep clear things up: Windows lifecycle fact sheet
SCR 01/16/15 01:33pm Technology Corner
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