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El Mimbreno

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Hometown: New Mexico
Member since: Sun Nov 6, 2016, 09:21 AM
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A need for speed

I'm struggling with slow downloads, interrupted streaming and other issues. HP laptop, 1.3 Ghz AMD processor, 4Gb Ram. Windows 10 takes up half the RAM, Firefox another quarter, leaving .5 Gb working RAM. All of our devices experience frequent disconnects from HughesNet; They say it's the devices but had me change some wifi settings.

I also have a weird partition on the hard drive. F: 263 MB free of 895 MB. Double click on it and get "The folder is empty"

Anyone have ideas? I'd like to at least stream some PBS videos.


We don't need no stinkin' masks!

That seems to be the attitude.

Microsoft News Poll: Do you think the CDC should recommend that the general public wear face coverings in public?

Yes — 48%
Possibly — 29%

So why aren’t people wearing them?

Example: I had a physical therapy appointment yesterday at a facility run by the local hospital. All staff members wearing masks. Total of 3 patients; I was the only one masked.

Since neither of us had been into town for about 5 days, I stopped at Walmart to pick up a few essentials. I was wearing my N95 mask and had a bottle of hand sanitizer in my pocket. Employees at the door were sanitizing cart handles, but in the entire store, I only saw one employee with a mask, and only 2 other masked customers, one improvising with a bandana. And maintaining distance was difficult.

Maybe the fact that our SW corner of New Mexico has zero confirmed cases gives people a false sense of security. But why take chances? And what about the hoarders who bought up all the masks? Are they actually wearing them?

Grant County New Mexico launches new website

Official Launch of Democratic Party Website
The Grant County Democratic Party is pleased to announce the official launch of its new website, www.gcdp-nm.org. The site’s purpose is to be an online information source and meeting place for party members. It includes links to the websites of our senators, house representative, state legislators, and county commissioners. The calendar page lists upcoming party and candidate events, and the “Primary 2020” page links to candidates for the June 2 primary election. Still more pages provide opportunities to volunteer, join the party email list, register to vote, and donate to the local party. You are encouraged to contribute links to relevant events, news articles, and editorials, and to join in the discussion boards; current boards include discussions of the primary candidates and The Air Force Environmental Impact Statement on training flights over the area, as well as a general discussion board.
The site is designed to be easy to navigate and fast loading for the benefit of those who do not have a high-speed connection. Please visit the site at www.gcdp-nm.org , join in the discussions, and invite your friends.
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