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Old 05-26-2011, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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They are only a waste of time depending on how you use them. . .
I agree so much with your comment.

Now, do I spend way too much time here on CD??? Why yes, yes I do. And I don't consider it a waste of time, even then. It's just a leisure time enjoyment.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:31 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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In another 10 years, evolution will do away with human vocal cords.

Silence is golden.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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I can't begin to name the number of items I was able to buy online that I could not find locally. Most were discontinued so when I did find them I bought in quantity.

It's much easier to edit when writing a book.

Without my computers and scanners I never could have scanned and saved approximately 2000 images of photos, documents, etc. and sent copies of the CDs to everyone in our family.

Email makes communicating so much easier than snail mail and is certainly faster!

I couldn't harass all the wonderful people on City Data without one. That would be a real shame, wouldn't it?
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Are computers becoming a waste of time?

Good gosh and by golly... NO! ! !

Given another ten years or so, computers by access to the Internet will have erased an entire generation of ignorance, boredom and retail fleecing. Including finding a better air fare to far away places and a safe place to sleep while there.

Considering the place I grew up, if I had Internet access then, I'd be someplace completely different and by far preferred than responding on this forum.

I'm able to access information and opinion, resulting in thought process, that would have been prohibited in the days of my youth.

I've learned to play Hearts without some punk trying to cheat me. I don't win a lot but I have a better understanding of playing the game.

I'm sure I could go on with invaluable differences a computer has provided to me but ultimately, I am not subject the the whims of some person's arbitrarily deciding when or how I will receive information or entertainment. Simply by a daily increase of my mastery of the Internet.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Computers are a pleasant waste of time when you're playing nice video games!

Otherwise, they make my life very productive.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Computers are a "Device."

"Wasting time" is a personal behavior.

So, people waste time. Sometimes they blame computers for their behavior.

I can just see Flip Wilson on Laugh In, 2011:
"The computer made me do it!"
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YouTube - ‪Flip Wilson on The Ed Sullivan Show‬‏
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Kailua, Oahu, HI and San Diego, CA
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I also have approximately 20,000 songs stored and everything in the house streams from this PC so that virtually every room has access to the same music/video library.
How do you set that up?

Hank
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:53 PM
 
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I pay my bills and check my balance. The news is always old. The weather inaccurate. I cancelled Facebook because it was just people trying to sell me stuff. I still use AMAZON ..
U can't be serious, are you???
News has never been faster? Where u can get local news every hour.
I get local news by email and push on my iPhone by local foxnews and they are 2 after the incident. 20 years ago, u had to wait a full day or even more.
You can't even run a business without a computer, my whole business is on computers(accounting firm).
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:09 AM
 
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How do you set that up?

Hank
Go to start, and on the search bar, put homegroup, then it should give you about 4 to 5 result, pick the one that is choose or create one.
you will have to put the files that you want to share, in share mode.
I have the same system where all computers in the house share the same homegroup network, including my PS3 came play music, videos and see pictures from my main computer.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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I pay my bills and check my balance. The news is always old. The weather inaccurate. I cancelled Facebook because it was just people trying to sell me stuff. I still use AMAZON ..



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Yes they are, I suggest you throw yours away and never touch one again!


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