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Old 08-28-2019, 04:17 PM   #646
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Apparently when I bought a Fire HD10 last year, it somehow became my default download device (replacing Kindle cloud reader). So now the HD10 has the hundreds of free books I've acquired since then. Not only do I have to delete them one by one, but after each delete I have to wait until the book list refreshes with one more title before I can get the menu to delete the next one. Surely there must be a better way?
So it's 2 months since this post, and I just noticed that my default device once again somehow got switched from cloud reader to the Fire HD10. Is there something my wife could be doing accidentally on the HD10? I thought it could only be changed in MYCD, but she never logs into that.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:53 AM   #647
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Logged into my bank's Internet Banking site, glanced at the account balances, they looked okay, copied credit card balance to clipboard and went into Funds Transfer - I was there to pay my credit card debt.

Did what I do every month, pay off Credit Card from Cheque Account, but I didn't end up at the "Done, where to next guv?" page. Instead I ended up at the Transaction List page... and my balances hadn't changed, credit card should have been zero but it was still $49.50.

Tried a couple of times over next couple days, same result. I hate having to call banks and such with their press 2, press # nineteen thousand times. Have you tried our Internet Banking. Are you sure you want to speak to an account rep. Did you know we have phone banking too.

Listened to their crappy music, yelled obscenities at their promos telling me what a wonderful outfit they are. They're not, they're the NAB, they just got a shellacking from a Royal Commission for charging people for stuff they didn't want or didn't need, and charging people for things the bank could never deliver - because those particular things never existed.

Eventually a pleasant enough lady took my call, we walked through the transaction - at the end of which I heard a long sigh - "What browser are you using?', "Firefox 69," says I. Another sigh "Can you try doing it in Internet Explorer?", "No," says I, "I uninstalled IE ages ago - I have Chrome, Edge, and Falkon"

Upshot was we finished the call with the understanding that if I couldn't do it in another browser I'd call back. Fired up Edge, did what was needed to logon to NAB, the Funds Transfer worked fine.

I thought we'd gotten well beyond banks and government agencies etc being stuck in the 1990's.

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Old 09-17-2019, 03:35 PM   #648
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:35 PM   #649
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My TV broke a couple of months ago, probably a power surge. Bought a new one to replace it.

I currently do not have cable, I use a Roku occasionally, but most frequently an antenna on the roof. I get lots of local channels, many with several digital sub channels - As in, channel 7.1 is a CBS affiliate, 7.2 is usually something like Justice Network, 7.3 is currently LAFF, etc.

Last week, some of the channels stopped having a signal. Not all of them, and not all from a particular direction. One that is still working has always had a weaker signal, so if something was interfering with the antenna, I would have thought that channel would be faulty. For the faulty channels, the tv is displaying a screensaver, with the text that no signal is being received.

On the other hand, all those channels are still listed in the on-air guide. The TV displays the name of the show that *should* be on, but then reverts to the "no signal" screen saver.

I don't really even know if it's truly a tv hardware problem, or something in the signal.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:50 AM   #650
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I use an antenna as well, in my attic. Have you tried re-scanning? Some stations are changing their frequencies.

https://www.fcc.gov/TVrescan
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:00 PM   #651
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The FCC has been reallocating frequencies for other uses and so has been compressing those available for television. Not sure how long this will continue. About a month ago, half the stations in northeast Ohio and a couple bordering states changed the digital frequency they broadcast on. It was a pain because my old TV only does full rescan not just update, some marginal strength signals are skipped. So had to do manual add trying "all" channel to find new locations. Did find some new frequencies in station's listing in Wikipedia.

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Old 11-01-2019, 03:08 AM   #652
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Weirdness. So a re-scan of all the channels worked. I didn't really think it would, because only about a quarter of the stations I normally receive had changed. Logic would have guessed more would have needed to change.

It may say something about my awareness, but I haven't found any mention of this happening in any local media. Now Mom can watch Jeopardy again.
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:36 AM   #653
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In my area the stations that were changing frequencies broadcast frequent announcements as well as message crawls across the screen in the weeks ahead of the change warning viewers to "rescan on September 5" (or whatever the date was). If they didn't do that in your area then you probably weren't the only one caught by surprise!
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