[lit-ideas] Re: Computers and Tigers

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:11:13 +0000 (UTC)

Whoops? Not entirely. I felt this was a fresh take on the age-old poetic theme 
of Apple v Mac, but floored by perhaps too radical a rhyme-scheme.
DWaiting for time and spaceLdn 

     On Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 18:39, Lawrence Helm 
<lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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div.yiv5248783491WordSection1 {}#yiv5248783491 Whoops!  Sorry,  Lawrence  From: 
lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Lawrence Helm
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 9:20 AM
To: Lit-Ideas 
Subject: [lit-ideas] Computers and Tigers  Dear Sherrie,  My computer crash 
wasn’t that serious as it turned out, but I didn’t know it at the time.  I 
didn’t know what was wrong; so I began R&R, Remove and Replace, as the simplest 
method to get the computer (my three-years-old desktop) running again.  The 
problem turned out to be the monitor which I didn’t initially suspect because 
it wasn’t all that old but while I was still searching I decided to get a new 
desktop, one pretty much like my old one, from www.Ecollegepc.com  Every 
computer I’ve gotten from them has worked well and been durable.  My present 
desktop is three years old although some of its components are older but it is 
still in good condition.  I replaced the power supply and upgraded the video 
card.  Now it is destined for Susan’s office.  I copied the C Drive and will 
put it in my new desktop when I get it probably later this week; so both 
computers will have the same information and programs on it initially.  My new 
computer will have 16GB of Ram, a 1TB C Drive and a 5TB E drive.  It will have 
a better Video card than the one I had on my old desktop, maybe comparable to 
the new one I recently installed, and a better sound card.  The computer I’ll 
be putting in Susan’s office has 8GB of Ram and will have a 1TB C drive and a 
3TB E drive.  At present her office-computer-area is cluttered with a lot of 
wires but I’ll have a lot of things installed in the console now.  Sean and I 
have been communicating back and forth about Apple Computers.  He keeps trying 
to talk me into switching from Windows to Apple.   If Microsoft discontinues 
Windows 7 I will give that some serious thought.  In the meantime I am at a 
point where I am tempted to get a used or refurbished Apple Laptop to play 
around with.  I read about the Apple Operating Systems.  Their latest system, 
Yosemite, seems designed to integrate or accommodate all the Apple Devices out 
there nowadays; something I wouldn’t be interested in.  If I get an Apple 
Laptop it will have either a Lion or Mavericks operating system.    The only 
“device” I’m interested in nowadays is the Kindle 8.9” Fire.  I used to switch 
back and forth between my old Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle for PC on my laptop, 
but the Kindle Fire lets me prop the device in an Otter housing so I can read 
hands-free.  It is easier on my eyes than either the old Paperwhite or my 
laptop.  Sean scoffs, thinking his Apple IPad is superior to the Fire, but I 
don’t want to do the things he does with his IPad.  I want to read books and 
the Fire does that better IMO than anything else.  The Fire also lets me watch 
movies.  Since I already pay for Amazon Prime I can watch any Prime movie on 
the Fire without additional expense.  The quality of the picture is so good 
that I can almost forgive the small size of the picture.   I can also check my 
email on the Fire, a feature I won’t use very often, but if I’m stuck in a 
hospital waiting room I probably will.  And just yesterday I subscribed to a 
magazine, The Smithsonian, kindle price $1.99 per month.  I just finished an 
article on some of the work done to preserve the Amur (Siberian) Tiger.  These 
Tigers have been poached big time but Putin recently increased the penalty for 
tiger-poaching – prison time instead of a fine, and the Tiger numbers are 
growing.  At the end of the article was an interesting comment about the Tiger 
in general.  There are more tigers in the US (about 10,000) than in the entire 
rest of the world.            “For the thousands of tigers in private hands, 
from those in big-top circuses and roadside attractions to others in backyard 
dens, the regulations are inconsistent at best.  Six states (North Carolina, 
South Carolina, Wisconsin, Nevada, Alabama and West Virginia) place no 
restrictions on owning a tiger; 14 states require a permit; and 30 states 
prohibit ownership, though in some of those states people have been known to 
flout the law, as in the famous case of the man who kept a tiger in his 
apartment in Harlem.”            As for me, I’m still happy with Ben and Duffy. 
 J  Love you,  Larry    
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