Radio Computer gurus

Is it just me or all the computer radio talk show hosts completely clueless?

John R. Marshall

The Hotrodding Network is Back!

Re: Radio Computer gurus

John R. Marshall wrote:
> Is it just me or all the computer radio talk show hosts completely clueless?

I’ve never listened to any radio computer gurus - what type of stuff are
they doing?

Re: Radio Computer gurus

On Sunday 13 July 2003 12:41 am, Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:

> John R. Marshall wrote:
>> Is it just me or all the computer radio talk show hosts completely
>> clueless?
>
> I’ve never listened to any radio computer gurus - what type of stuff are
> they doing?

Well I understand that alot of the stuff they talk about is pretty simple,
after all they are talking to “regular folk” But this guy I heard tonight
on WGN really annoyed the hell out of me…

Guy calls in problem with his laptop, when the screen saver on his laptop is
on for more than 15-30 mins his machine locks up. He said it was from heat
buildup take it to a service guy.

While I agree heat can screw things up he never mentioned anything about it
locking up under normal use so I feel it might be a memory leak from the
screen saver (poss a third party POS program people like to install).

Guy calls in, mentions his computer is we a OS less machine and he installed
98se on it… He immediately starts trying to get the guy to say he stole
98 or he installed it on more than one machine. bla bla…

Mentioned that you can run IE, Netscape, Opera on same machine… Was
corrected by caller, then said it was too hard to keep them from popping up
the “bla bla is not the default browser” dialog. Caller said Oh it was no
problem, he asked did you use tweak to do it? caller said No I just checked
the do not show this message again checkbox… he basically claimed that
doing that doesn’t work.

While on the air he got one of those fake Paypal emails… we lost your
password please click here and reenter your personal information. Did good
job warning people that these are fake and so are the ones from AOL, YAHOO,
eBay etc…

But then he “proves” how good he is by reading the headers and finding where
the email came from… hes gona sic the FBI on this guy bla bla bla prison
time, fines bla bla. Yea like that’s gona happen… The email probably came
from an open smtp server anyway.


John R. Marshall

The Hotrodding Network is Back!

Re: Radio Computer gurus

On Sunday 13 July 2003 01:36 am, John R. Marshall wrote:

> Mentioned that you can run IE, Netscape, Opera on same machine…

that should be CAN’T… sure changes the meaning :wink:


John R. Marshall

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