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Old 11-07-2011, 12:01 AM   #1841
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There are plenty of good, FREE anti malware/spyware/virus protection programs that don't eat up your system resources like Norton. . .and doing a system restore that often can do damage to your computer too.

what kind of harm am i doing to the computer with the restores? and what does it mean--eating up resources, what resources? i will look into other security programs, but am immobilized at the moment....
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:17 AM   #1842
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I started an old favorite that I remember re-reading years ago: The Mote In God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

It's been so long, none of it is familiar at all, so I'm really enjoying it.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:30 AM   #1843
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I started an old favorite that I remember re-reading years ago: The Mote In God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

It's been so long, none of it is familiar at all, so I'm really enjoying it.

oh wow, the mote in good's eye was a favorite read of mine too--over thirty years ago... following your lead, zee, i will reread this oldie-but-goodie, and see how many sparks of recollection i'm able to reignite. only today did i learn of the two sequels to the mote that were published many years later....looking at me today, one would never suspect that i was once an avid reader and follower of sf books and authors.... (the mote in god's eye is what i meant to type in line one of this post--arrghhh!!)
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:27 AM   #1844
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I started an old favorite that I remember re-reading years ago: The Mote In God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

It's been so long, none of it is familiar at all, so I'm really enjoying it.

Have you read, "Lucifer's Hammer," by Niven and Pournelle? Excellent story! One MisCon, I was manning the Heinlein desk, and someone asked me a question, I looked up and it was Larry Niven...asking me a question about Heinlein. I was slightly nervous.
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what kind of harm am i doing to the computer with the restores? and what does it mean--eating up resources, what resources? i will look into other security programs, but am immobilized at the moment....
Did you get the PM I sent you with the links? And its kind of tough to explain about the resources. Try to imagine your computer like a filing cabinet and it keeps everything stored in there. Norton uses a couple of drawers instead of just a part of a drawer. Other systems (like the AVG link I sent you) only use small parts of one drawer. And a restore is like playing a record backward. Does that help? Check that PM I sent you and I can walk you through installing the stuff you need.
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oh wow, the mote in good's eye was a favorite read of mine too--over thirty years ago... following your lead, zee, i will reread this oldie-but-goodie, and see how many sparks of recollection i'm able to reignite. only today did i learn of the two sequels to the mote that were published many years later....looking at me today, one would never suspect that i was once an avid reader and follower of sf books and authors.... (the mote in god's eye is what i meant to type in line one of this post--arrghhh!!)
Do you remember the sequels' titles? I don't remember reading any sequels. I do want to order Lucifer's Hammer. I remember enjoying that book too,
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Do you remember the sequels' titles? I don't remember reading any sequels. I do want to order Lucifer's Hammer. I remember enjoying that book too,

the two sequels are, 'the gripping hand', and 'outies'.
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the two sequels are, 'the gripping hand', and 'outies'.
Thanks so much, Vi. I'm sure I haven't read those. I'll put the in my next Abe books order.
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Ok.. I will admit it.. I am reading Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse book 9) and have read the first 8 before this.
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