Tuesday, August 03, 2010


My old laptop crashed today and I'm running on Milady's netbook. My computer guru brother-in-law and I talked computers last week, and now I'm in the market for a new laptop. I don't need much computer because most of what I do is fairly low-tech. I would like CD/DVD burner, because I can't burn CDs on this netbook.

They have gotten cheaper over the last five years. When I bought my laptop back in 2005 I paid over $1000.00 for it, and now better machines are under $500.00. Luckily, I've been in the habit of storing files on a memory card and I was able to get the files off the old machine before it completely crashed. I haven't lost anything important.


Rivrdog said...

I have a $50 disk drive for my netbook, works very well, came with a ton of software apps.

J said...

I just spent $118 with Dell on a 2TB plug-in external hard drive. That's one heck of a lot of bytes!

Richard J Heath said...

Little - no a lot - off the subject but thought I would forward a copy of an e-mail sent to KALB-TV:

Never, ever have I witnessed such misinformation broadcast. Your news report on the "legal" way to buy a gun and keep a gun in your home or car was so filled with errors it boggled the mind.

1. Individual to individual legal sales do not require any paperwork. This means I cannot sell to a person I know is forbidden by law to legally possess a weapon. I can personally sell to another individual without paperwork as long as I am not involved in selling of weapons as a business.

2, In Louisiana you do not need any type permit to carry a weapon in your vehicle, on your motorcycle, on or in a "trailer" or any other properly licensed and register method of conveyance. These items are considered an extension of your home. As an example, if your father gave you his favorite shotgun, pistol, etc you need no permit to accept, keep and carry the weapon in your home or a properly licensed method of conveyance. If stopped by the authorities you are not required to inform them of the fact you have a loaded weapon in your vehicle - not a wise move but not illegal.

3. You need a concealed carry permit to carry a weapon concealed. Research would be needed to substantiate my thought that "open carry" needs no permit.

Your bungled up, erroneous, confusing news report has truly done your viewing public a disservice but one has become used to expecting such from your pitiful news reports. What little actual news - and I do mean little - you do report is nothing. Most of your reporting is fluff.


Richard J. Heath

Old NFO said...

FYI, I'd stay away from Dell, they are truly a POS right now... Sony Vaio is a pretty good one. Of course you 'could' come over to the dark side... :-) and get a Mac...