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by Carrier
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Safe replacement for Vapona Strips in occupied rooms?
Replies: 4
Views: 1835

Re: Safe replacement for Vapona Strips in occupied rooms?

Thanks for the replies. The problem is mainly normal size house fles and some little flies that seem of a different type. They are very small and move slowly. There is the occasional mosquito, from when the door screen is opened. I did an online search and have been looking at various UV bug zappers...
by Carrier
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Safe replacement for Vapona Strips in occupied rooms?
Replies: 4
Views: 1835

Safe replacement for Vapona Strips in occupied rooms?

When first introduced Shell Vapona Strips were suggested as an easy use insect pest control in homes. Later advice was to use these strips only in uninhabited spaces or rooms which were occupied for less than four hours per day. More recent advice is to avoid these strips altogether in occupied room...
by Carrier
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: Firefox on iMac issue
Replies: 0
Views: 1031

Firefox on iMac issue

I previously used Random Agent Spoofer with Firefox on an iMac. This no longer works after recent updates of Firefox. After an online search I decided to try Chameleon for Firefox. According to Firefox preferences I am using Firefox Quantum 61.0.1 but Chameleon refuses to download because it advises...
by Carrier
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: A question of permissions?
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

A question of permissions?

Mrs. C has a MacBook Air running OSX 10.9.5 Mavericks since new in January 2014. After being unwrapped it was set up for one user named USER, who of course was an administrator. Sophos antivirus was installed. Backups have been made by clicking on the Macintosh HD icon, opening the Users folder and ...
by Carrier
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: Unable to access Skype - 'Skype home is not available'
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

Unable to access Skype - 'Skype home is not available'

I have been receiving this message for several hours. I am using an iMac OSX 10.9.5 Mavericks with Skype 7.36 (507). This worked fine last month. My contacts show fine. Some are Offline, some are Away and some are shown as being Online. However attempts to call them end in the messages: Call - error...
by Carrier
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Electric shaver repairs in AB or MT?
Replies: 0
Views: 3230

Electric shaver repairs in AB or MT?

I am looking for an electric shaver repair business in Alberta or Montana to replace a part on my shaver. Online searches fail to show any shaver repair operations. I have the replacement part but do not know how to install it. It is made of plastic and I do not want to break it. It needs someone wi...
by Carrier
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: Skype pseudo-upgrade July 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2811

Skype pseudo-upgrade July 2017

Microsoft recently withdrew Skype service from us. Apparently this is due to some sort of enforced pseudo-upgrade that Microshaft is trying to railroad on to users. This so-called upgrade seems to be a disaster: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-40526116/skype-backlash-worst-update-ever We hav...
by Carrier
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: Is Apple being irresponsible?
Replies: 1
Views: 1881

Is Apple being irresponsible?

The May 2017 global ransomware attack showed that for one reason or another many users prefer to use older operating systems or OS versions. They do not need more features and gimmicks. All they require is occasional security updates to keep their computers and networks safe. A number of large publi...
by Carrier
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: PGP easy install options?
Replies: 1
Views: 2265

PGP easy install options?

Using Jerzy J. Gangi’s “The best PGP tutorial for Mac OS X, ever” I obtained the GPG Suite from the GPGTools website and installed PGP on an iMac running OSX. I would now like to be able to send my key to various contacts. Some of these contacts do not yet have PGP so in my email I would like to be ...
by Carrier
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: ehMac.ca
Replies: 7
Views: 5017

Re: ehMac.ca

This problem has not been solved. I am still unable to contact the webmaster of ehMac.ca. Like many who value their online security I do not use a browser such as Safari, Chrome or Internet Explorer that is supplied by corporate agents of the “5 Eyes” surveillance gang. I use Firefox, a product of a...
by Carrier
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: ehMac.ca
Replies: 7
Views: 5017

Re: ehMac.ca

I did! The Contact Us link at the bottom brings up an online form which, as I have explained above, has a Human Verification feature which does not work. The graphic does not show. It is not possible to enter an answer based on the invisible graphic. I did try sending a message without the answer bu...
by Carrier
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: ehMac.ca
Replies: 7
Views: 5017

ehMac.ca

Does anyone have a functioning email address for the administrator of ehMac.ca? Over the years I used ehMac.ca and received a fair amount of help from its members for which I have been very grateful. I can no longer access it because some while back the forum operator required all members to reregis...
by Carrier
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: Window shifts position when scrolling
Replies: 1
Views: 4388

Window shifts position when scrolling

On our iMac running OSX 10.9.5 Mavericks the window for our browser is set at the maximum vertical size, extending from the top to the bottom of the screen. This shows the maximum amount of a long document or article in the screen and is fine as long as the window stays in the same position. The pro...
by Carrier
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: Free live streams without Adobe Flash?
Replies: 1
Views: 3173

Free live streams without Adobe Flash?

For many years it has been possible for anyone with a fast enough Internet connection to watch free live streams of sports from around the world. Most of these streams require the installation of Adobe Flash and will not work without it regardless of which operating system or browser is used. The pr...
by Carrier
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: iCloud privacy/security issue
Replies: 1
Views: 4544

iCloud privacy/security issue

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/04/apple-data-privacy-icloud It is no good advising users to turn off iCloud, keep it signed out, etc. The problem is that with all user-selectable options turned to “off” or ”do not report” your information continues to be sent elsewhere. Your computer...
by Carrier
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier set to test fly CS300 Februrary 27
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Bombardier set to test fly CS300 Februrary 27

Too late? http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/qatar-airways-idUSL5N0W63IH20150304 (Reuters) - Qatar Airways is no longer interested in ordering any CSeries jets as a result of the delays to the new single-aisle aircraft made by Bombardier , Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said on Wednesday. "We...
by Carrier
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fees etc.
Replies: 34
Views: 3403

Re: Fees etc.

I believe we all agree that there are some services that have to be provided by the government and that these have to be funded in a fair, equitable and cost-effective manner. The problem is that this does not exist as the process has been hi-jacked by various groups of crooks to sate their own gree...
by Carrier
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pay your medical fees
Replies: 83
Views: 5070

Re: Pay your medical fees

It is sad that there are some intellectually challenged posters on here who do not understand the concept of general taxation to pay for government services, employees and infrastructure as a practical and necessary substitute for these being paid for by citizens and subjects paying for every single...
by Carrier
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: Who controls what is on your Mac?
Replies: 3
Views: 4661

Who controls what is on your Mac?

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30587243 http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/23/us-apple-cybersecurity-idUSKBN0K108W20141223 What else is Apple pushing out on to Mac owners/users without their knowledge or permission? If it can do this with a so-called security update then it can do the same o...
by Carrier
Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: Skype 7.1 problems
Replies: 0
Views: 3683

Skype 7.1 problems

Previous versions of Skype for Mac would open with our list of Skype contacts. We are unable to find where to choose this on Skype 7.1 which keeps opening with Home. This leads to another problem. We are unable to delete an unwanted message from a past deleted contact. This unwanted message keeps sh...
by Carrier
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New CARS regulations
Replies: 18
Views: 2581

Re: New CARS regulations

It 's all very well for you idealists to say that pilots should get so much sleep but do you think they do not want to? Do you think the Colgan pilots did second jobs as a hobby rather than to pay their bills? Do you think young single F/Os live six to an apartment, sleep on blow up mattresses, have...
by Carrier
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Another on board event...
Replies: 25
Views: 4207

Re: Another on board event...

One of the culprits who caused a diversion by using a device to modify the operation of an aircraft seat is reported in the media as saying that he would use this device again. How will he have the opportunity to do so? Is he not now on the lists of people banned from all flights whether internal or...
by Carrier
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alberta Gov't Air Service
Replies: 45
Views: 8017

Re: Alberta Gov't Air Service

More chisel charters by Province of Alberta, Air Transportation Services have been exposed: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/09/02/alberta-pc-leadership-candidate-repays-costs-of-daughters-flights-calls-for-audit-of-cabinet-ministers/ http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/09/03/alberta-finance-minister...
by Carrier
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: Mac startup sound volume control?
Replies: 0
Views: 3519

Mac startup sound volume control?

Like many Mac owners I want to reduce the volume of the startup sound on our Intel Macs to a preset level, while maintaining the speaker volume at a different set level for all other purposes. Some years ago I downloaded Arcana StartupSound Preference pane. I have v1.1b3. This allowed the startup so...
by Carrier
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alberta Gov't Air Service
Replies: 45
Views: 8017

Re: Alberta Gov't Air Service

This topic is no longer just on an aviation forum that the general public does not view. Today's editorial in the Medicine Hat News has opened it up to general scrutiny by the public, opposition politicians, regulatory agencies, police and auditors. Various people have some answers to provide. What ...

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