What happened to Walmart's Internet On The Go??? Walmart's website states, "Not Available at this time
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Internet On The Go
Internet On The Go website's "where to buy" takes me to Walamrt's website and Walmart's website states, "not available at this time".
Are you seeing something different??????????
Does anyone have an update? I also see "not available at this time" on Walmart's website. I thought that this would be good option for Canadians like us who travel in the states from time to time. But maybe not, if it doesn't exist anymore??
Not sure where I saw this, but I read where a guy disposed of his computer that still had a disk drive inside that had crashed. Later, his identity was compromised and it was determined that the computer was now in the hands of a computer guru/thief who made the original owner's life quite miserable. DESTROY THE THING!
We recently gave our old larger stereo to our son, and rather than buying a new smaller one for the condo, we're considering getting wireless computer speakers, and using our computer as the "audio entertainment center". For example, a friend recently told us about THIS MUSIC SITE, and it would be nice to have the computer stream the music to the living room or den, or even onto the balcony.
Does anyone have any recommendations for such wireless speakers? Thanks in advance!
We've looked at Lake Erie State Park and Evangola State Park in New York State, and unfortunately the beaches are inferior to what we have right here in Ontario. For example, the beaches at Long Point PP, or even Port Burwell are sandy and clean, whereas the ones mentioned in NY are rocky and somewhat dirty. OTOH, Allegany State Park is very nice, and the two areas (Red House and Quaker) have clean lakes with nice beaches. On the way back, you could stay at Darien Lake State Park, and hit the amusement park during your stay. Our grandkids (10 and 12) really enjoyed themselves, and they like Allegany too.
Make sure you take your bikes to Hunting Island. When the tide is out, the ocean floor is like pavement, and you can ride for a long ways towards the lighthouse. Then take the trail through the "jungle" on the way back to the CG. It's surprisingly tropical - the Vietnam war scene from "Forrest Gump" was filmed there.
Can you tell that we miss Hunting and can't wait to return?
A Programmer and an Engineer
A programmer and an Engineer are sitting next to each other on a long flight from LA to New York. The Programmer leans over to the Engineer and asks if he would like to play a fun game. The Engineer just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
The Programmer persists and explains that the game is real easy and a lotta fun. He explains, "I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5. Then you ask me a question, and if I don’t know the answer, I pay you $5."
Again the Engineer politely declines and tries to get to sleep.
The Programmer, now somewhat agitated, says "Ok, if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll pay you $50!"
This catches the engineer’s attention, and he sees no end to this torment unless he plays, so he agrees to the game. The programmer asks the first question: "What is the distance from the Earth to the moon?"
The engineer doesn’t say a word, but simply reaches into his wallet, pulls out a five-dollar bill, and hands it to the programmer. Now, it’s the engineer’s turn. He asks the programmer, "What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down on four?"
The programmer looks up at him with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all of his references. He taps into the Airphone with the modem and searches the net and the library of Congress. Frustrated, he sends e-mail to his coworkers - all to no avail. After about an hour, he wakes the engineer and hands him $50. He politely takes the $50 and turns away to try to get back to sleep.
The programmer, more than a little miffed, shakes the engineer and asks, "Well, so what’s the answer?" Without a word, the engineer reaches into his wallet, hands the programmer $5, and turns away to get back to sleep.
If she's getting "Aw Snap" messages, "Google Chrome did not shut down correctly" messages, "the website is unresponsive" messages, or a real scary message with a picture of a "Google Monster", this would indicate a problem. Alternatively, install another browser such as Firefox and compare their performance. BTW, our computers are virus-free; I thought that the pic of the monster was malware, but it's apparently Google's sense of humor.
Just a quick follow-up to my original post where I discussed my frustrations with the Google Chrome browser and my subsequent "conversion" to Firefox:
Both our Dell notebook and Acer Aspire One netbook are functioning much better now that we're using Firefox. CCleaner, (the latest version) was always giving a message that it needed to close Chrome, even though I had clicked the X in the top right corner. When I do the same with Firefox, there's no such message, and CCleaner does its thing with efficiency and speed. I was always getting these "Aw Snap" or "Website Unresponsive" messages on Chrome, but Firefox is completely stable. Chrome was always crashing, but Firefox doesn't. Both computers now start up faster and display the home page without the message I used to get in Chrome "Chrome did not shut down correctly" giving me the option to X-out the message, or to restore. No such stuff with Firefox.
Since both our computers now function normally, I wouldn't think that Chrome was incompatible with the computers, or that some strange way in which the computers were initially set up caused the problems. (They both use XP, SP3).
Anyway, even though Chrome worked well and was stable up to about a month or two ago, I see the improvement with Firefox.
Having said this, some of the features and functions of Chrome are really appealing, and I know that lots of folks are thrilled with it, but we can't use it anymore. Thanks for reading this "rant".
walmart sells a "real" small computer for $250.
Bumpy, what make is it?
We bought our Acer Aspire One netbook at Walmart (USA) about 4 years ago for $298 which I thought was a good deal at the time.
Thanks, I didn't see that thread. Well, at least you apparently don't need an anti-virus program with a Chromebook. But even for the older computers running Windows, the better anti-virus programs (IMHO) are free anyways.
My tow vehicle looks like a porcupine …
I use a CB radio and multiple Ham radios, each with its own antenna.
Met a guy at the Dayton Hamvention who had a van with about 20 antennas on it. He told me that his van was suffering from "van-aerial disease"!
Add Adblock Plus if you have not already done it. Makes a big difference.
That was the first extension I installed. It's great, and I like the way FF tells you how many ads have been blocked by just hovering the mouse over the add-on bar. (I had Adblock Plus for Chrome but I couldn't tell how many ads were blocked).
Regarding extensions, we had a really neat extension for Chrome (that worked well when Chrome itself was working (!). It was called "GMail Notifier", that actually "spoke" the subject of the email and the first few lines of the message. Is there anything similar for Firefox that "speaks"?
....which we used to like a lot, but lately it's become very unstable, with frequent crashes, unresponsive pages, etc. etc. Have any other Chrome users on this forum noticed the same problems?
I finally decided to try Firefox which is the browser I opened RV.NET with. So far, I really like it, and it appears to be stable and fast.
Adios, Google Chrome, you used to be our favorite but not any more. :(
There's also an excellent extension available for gmail when using Chrome. You can get it from the "Chrome Web Store" and it's free. It's called Checker Plus for gmail. When an email arrives, a popup shows in the lower right of the screen, a bell rings, and then a voice reads the email subject and some of the content, and you can choose different options. It's awesome!
Thanks BillMFI and everyone else who took the time to respond to my post.
I was unaware that a disconnected fully charged battery will sit all winter, so this seems to be an option. Going for a short run every so often is another good suggestion. We don't do extended boondocking (maybe 3 days max.) so it seems that the solar option wouldn't be cost effective.
And a Happy New Year to all!
Running the generator the recommended two hours a month would likely keep the batteries charged. Disconnect cable or be sure all parasitic loads are off and you should be good to go.
Our Roadtrek doesn't have a generator!
Thanks to all for the great advice so far.
We'll be moving soon from our house to a condo. Fortunately, the condo has an outdoor parking lot where we can store the Roadtrek, but unlike our home, we won't have access to electricity. Aside from starting and running the van every so often, do any of you use a solar panel to maintain the house battery and/or the vehicle battery? Thanks for any replies, and a happy new year to all.