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RE: Dish Network loses 7 Turner Broadcasting channels

Someday, cable/satellite providers will operate on an "a la carte" system, and I'll be able to pick my own channel package. They'll fight it tooth and nail in Congress for as long as they can, but someday it will happen.Unfortunately that is no longer likely. So many channels are owned by so few companies that they will strong arm the providers to keep carrying the junk we don't want to pay for or they won't give them the good channels. The only alternative (which more and more are doing) is cancel and use OTA and internet. That's one of the first things I'll do once I get off the road and settle down some place.
SCR 10/22/14 03:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Backing up computer

I use Macrium Reflect to clone the PC hard drive(s). Windows has some builtin backup and recovery stuff as well, but I've not used it. For backup of critical files to the "cloud" I use Carbonite. al I use Marcium as well. I do an image every three days and alternate between two external HDD's. I use SyncBack Free for daily backups of my data to a third HDD alternating between it and a flash drive. Over kill you say, probably but it makes me feel good. Cloud storage is out of the question with a 5 gig cap on data. Besides I have no idea who the cloud service is nor do I trust what they might do with my data.
SCR 10/22/14 11:44am Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network loses 7 Turner Broadcasting channels

Not much difference between Dish, DTV and cable or any other business for that matter. The current business model is give less ..... (Fill in the blank) to customers and get more money from customers for the lesser .... (Fill in the blank). As long as the customer keeps paying things will continue in the current direction. I'm old enough to remember when a business wanted to keep good customers but now there are so many people that they have three in the wings if they lose you so they quite frankly don't care.
SCR 10/22/14 11:33am Technology Corner
RE: Are Most Class A Motorhome Owners Hermits?

PatStab, well said! I don't think people realize how little time they spend outside their stick and brick homes. They venture out in their RV's on weekends and for some reason think that everyone should be outside as much as they are. I've driven through many a neighborhood with not a soul to be seen. As a full timer this is my home and after 17 years full timing I am more in to the comfort of my 'home' much as they are when actually home and not in their RV's. By the way I don't own a motor home new or old and never would. I prefer my fifth wheel but that's the whole point ...choice. Chose to be out, chose to be in, chose a motor home, fifth wheel , travel trailer, pop up or tent. To those who worry about what others do, and to much I must add. Does it really diminish the enjoyment of your camping trip if other people don't come outside and play with you? If so perhaps camping is not for you.
SCR 10/22/14 11:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are Most Class A Motorhome Owners Hermits?

Six pages on why Class A Rvers stay inside???? :Z It's really none of your business
SCR 10/20/14 09:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is consider Full Timing to those that full time?

I'm a full timer because it says so over there <==================
SCR 10/04/14 02:39pm Full-time RVing
RE: Sometimes I Think I'm A Hoarder!

Your Hoarder traits will be cured as you make the final move in to your RV....Limited space has the final say in what stays or goes.
SCR 09/27/14 08:02am Full-time RVing
RE: The Reality of Full-Time?

I didn't see where anyone mentioned health insurance. I don't know if you have it now or not. I know you're young and most likely healthy but one dumb move can be costly. My wife fell last month and required 7 stitches plus an xray of her ankle, total cost was just shy of $3,000.00. Eight years ago I broke my foot, with complications, total cost was over $35,000.00 Just throwing it out there for your consideration.
SCR 08/12/14 11:03am Workamping Forum
RE: work campers/permanents/long term

Any CG that allows work campers or any type of campers get trashy is having financial or management problems IMO.
SCR 08/12/14 10:23am Workamping Forum
RE: About 99% sure it will work.

How about back to the drawing board? I hesitate to discourage you, but $400 per month for fuel will not take you very far! I go through that in two days on the road and your vehicle is not going to use any less fuel than mine does! Be prepared for very short and infrequent trips. I have to assume that the OP has covered the other expenses in their budget and is only speaking of a portion of their budget for fuel being $400.00 per month. Not knowing what kind of MPG the tow vehicle gets I figured on the low side of 10 miles per gallon and a fuel cost of $3.70 per gallon (The amount I paid yesterday). $400.00/$3.70 per gallon = 108 Gallons * 10 miles per gallon = 1,081 miles per month. Seems more then adequate to me. The USA is 2,880 miles wide so technically speaking the OP could drive coast to coast @ $400.00 per month in less then 3 months. 2,880/1,081 = 2.664 months. Increased fuel cost per gallon means less miles per month. Driving two vehicles means less miles per month. Less then 10 MPG means less miles per month. Still it seems to me that with careful planning things should be fine. If site fees are not covered then that is a horse of a different color. The Corps of Engineers offer a 50% discount on fees with a America the Beautiful Access Pass. for persons with disabilities.
SCR 08/09/14 02:28pm Full-time RVing
RE: Fulltiming with the Senior Pass

We've been fulltiming for about a year and a half and my husband just got his Senior Pass. I'm particularly excited about this. We really prefer public campgrounds over private and I think this will open up a whole new aspect to this already great lifestyle. I just wanted to start this thread to get some feedback on how other fulltimers use their pass. Any favorite campgrounds? Anybody use their pass almost exclusively-just going from one federal campground to the next? Any tips, suggestions or stories would be greatly appreciated! We're going to be doing a quick trip back East soon through Kansas, Missouri, etc., taking mostly Route 50 and then 70 through Indiana, Ohio, etc so if you know of anything we should check out along that route that would be great, too. This book is the best I've found for the Corps Of Engineers. Well worth the cost. Camping With The Corps of Engineers
SCR 08/05/14 02:18pm Full-time RVing
RE: TV is on the fritz...

The high voltage is shutting down for a variety of reasons, and you're able to do a crowbar reset cycling power. Sooner or later it will quit or burn up and fill the RV with smoke, then you will have a problem...... Everyone thinks these things run on electricity when in fact they operate on smoke. The electricity just circulates the smoke and makes things work. Once you let the smoke out nothing works. ;)
SCR 08/04/14 02:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Have you quit without notice?

I wonder what their reaction would have been if management came by and turned the power off, turned the water off and locked them both down in the middle of the night while having another volunteer parked in the road waiting to get on the site. All without any form of conversation with them. I can only imagine. To answer the original posted question, No. If I leave I give management a written resignation explicitly explaining why. This has only happened twice. I won't go in to the details but in both cases management told us one thing in the interview and did another when we arrived.
SCR 08/04/14 01:49pm Workamping Forum
RE: Open Tanks with no worries

Handicapped RV'ers would probably be interested in such a device.
SCR 07/28/14 02:38pm Full-time RVing
RE: A lot of respect!

Shiny STUFF ... If it Shines or has more then two lights on it it's gold. If at least one light blinks it's a best seller. The retailers sure have people trained. Kind of sad when you stop to think about it.
SCR 07/20/14 05:36pm Full-time RVing
RE: A lot of respect!

Stuff is funny. Nine years ago my wife and I sold her home and my home in the Midwest and got rid of a lot of stuff. Sale, donation etc. So we moved to Fla. and I had an 8 x 24 Ft. car hauler full of stuff. Then we built a new house 4 bedrooms 3 car garage etc. and we filled it with stuff. Well last Friday we closed on that house and are once again full timing. We sold stuff. Gave stuff away to neighbors and friends. Donated the rest. Had the Salvation Army come over with a 20ft. Box truck. They filled in from front to the back door. We still have a 10x20 storage room to clean out over the summer and winter. We leave for the road in the spring when DW retires. Oh yea and we are still fine tuning the stuff in the fiver. How many pens does one need. Anyway we will conquer our stuff. My rule now is if you don't use it in the next 6 months you don't need it. You never need it till you get rid of it, that's the nature of STUFF.
SCR 07/20/14 12:39pm Full-time RVing
RE: A lot of respect!

The battle with STUFF is never over. The very first thing STUFF does is hide to protect itself. It takes constant vigilance to root out and keep STUFF under control. Even after all these years of full timing the STUFF war continues for us, there is no end to STUFF.
SCR 07/20/14 09:44am Full-time RVing
RE: Best Spyware, Malware Recommendation

You are aware that Malwarebytes is not Anti-Virus Software. It was never designed to scan for a virus.To be honest, I've not paid attention to the definitions. I've paid attention to what works. My point seems to have been lost in the definitions, so to restate my point: Not running in Administrator Mode, even with no antivirus software, is much more effective at preventing viruses than running in Administrator Mode with antivirus software. IMO, running in User Mode is the single most effective protection against viruses in Windows systems. The only data backing this up is several years experience on 5 machines, 2 of my own and 3 of friends. Since cutting off Administrator Mode a couple of years ago, there have been no detected viruses on any of the machines. 2 of them run antivirus software, 3 don't. Regarding Malwarebytes, I've dealt with a number of viruses that were undetected by the antivirus software but detected by Malwarebytes. Malewarebytes was not able to remove some of them. I've not seen a single virus that the antivirus software caught but Malewarebytes didn't. Nothing scientific, one user's experience. I use a limited Admin account on both my systems and use a layered approach to protecting my data. I have never been infected on any of my systems since I started using the Internet in 1999. I think that the best protection of data on any system is an educated user. However, with an average of 82,000 threats identified per day in 2013 I want more then just running Malwarebytes from time to time protecting me. You can't argue with success and to each their own. I hope you continue to stay virus and malware free.
SCR 07/05/14 08:14am Technology Corner
RE: Another malicious site, like FBI is Blocking Browser

In 2013 there were an average of 82,000 new malware threats per day.
SCR 07/02/14 04:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Another malicious site, like FBI is Blocking Browser

This says "YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN BLOCKED security-scan-8814.in". All I do is hit Ctrl Alt Delete and end process. I didn't run into any problems beyond that. I check my machine & go to Control Panel > Programs and Features. I don't find anything wrong. I immediately end task. So, nothing gets downloaded to my machine. Do these sites with these error messages cause any problems you can't see or detect? Anything is possible. However the problem may already exist on you system. If it were me I'd do a full scan with your AV and download Malwarebytes Anti-malware install the free version, update it and scan your computer. Malwarebytes Download Site If you are not comfortable and would like more detailed instructions I strongly recommend that you go to SevenForums Join the group, it's free. To get the proper assistance you will need to complete the "System Specs" when you join. I would then post your question in the System Security section I am assuming that your OS is Windows 7. There are lots of IT professionals from around the world that freely give of their time to assist with problems.
SCR 07/02/14 02:48pm Technology Corner
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