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Old 03-18-2014, 08:30 AM   #18391
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I'm trying to pry my rather large butt outta this chair and get away from the computer so I can go run some errands and enjoy the sunshine!
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:42 AM   #18392
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We keep talking about getting rid of our land line, but never do it. We each have a cell phone and have the land line (which has a total of 7 phones attached to it, one being wired in case of a power failure which almost never happens here.

On top of that, we have 3 PC's (one is a server) and 3 laptops that are all being used. My laptop is a tablet/notebook combo (Asus Taichi).

So, we are pretty much electronic junkies!

I'm up early with sciatica, but took a pain med and did my exercise to relieve it and will hopefully go back to bed for another hour. I have my trusty furbabies asleep in my office with me of course.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:23 AM   #18393
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I'm trying to pry my rather large butt outta this chair and get away from the computer so I can go run some errands and enjoy the sunshine!
Fret not, Auntie -- a body needs ballast on a windy Spring day.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:27 AM   #18394
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Fret not, Auntie -- a body needs ballast on a windy Spring day.
Thanks, Lizzie, I needed both a good laugh and some encouragement about getting my "large butt" moving!

And on that note, I am off to Walmart to pick up a copy of the movie "Frozen" (strictly for reference purposes for my cake of course )
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:00 PM   #18395
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If you should choose to give up your land line, just make sure you can reach 911. The 911 call shouldn't take more than 10 seconds for them to answer and collect your name and address, plus which service you need. Fire, police, EMS. And make sure you don't use up all your minutes a month. Keep some free for "just in case."
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:52 PM   #18396
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If you should choose to give up your land line, just make sure you can reach 911. The 911 call shouldn't take more than 10 seconds for them to answer and collect your name and address, plus which service you need. Fire, police, EMS. And make sure you don't use up all your minutes a month. Keep some free for "just in case."
I was told that a cell phone can dial 911 even if it is old and you are no longer with that company. It's built in.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:02 PM   #18397
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I was told that a cell phone can dial 911 even if it is old and you are no longer with that company. It's built in.


This is true. However, with a cell phone, you are not guaranteed which 911 you will reach. If you live in town A but you're close to a cell tower in town B, you could end up getting town B's police department.
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I'm researching VPNs. I will probably go with https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/.
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I'm researching VPNs. I will probably go with https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/.
I've been using WiTopia for the past year and a bit and never had a problem with it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:55 PM   #18400
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This is true. However, with a cell phone, you are not guaranteed which 911 you will reach. If you live in town A but you're close to a cell tower in town B, you could end up getting town B's police department.
True Andy. Also in this building I am on the north side and my calls go through with no problems. But for the folks who live on the south side, they often have go to the first floor to use their phones. The walls are very thick in this building. And we have a tower just up the street from where I live.

Also Andy, in this state, your 911 calls go to the nearest State Police Barracks. For me, it is the barracks in Medford. And then they connect you to your town emergency services. But your information does show up on their screen just in case you are incoherent. Trust me I know. One call I was giving them an address that I lived at more than 40 years ago. Fortunately they understood the words 'heart attack.'
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