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  1. Autocar Ad - March 1944 1940: The Japanese set up a puppet government called Manchuko in Nanking, China. 1941: Claiming their crews are engaged in sabotage, President Roosevelt orders the government to seize sixty ships belonging to Axis countries that are currently docked in American ports. *Jean Trent 1942: The RAF make a second unsuccessful attempt to sink the Tirpitz while in port at Trondheim. 1942: First trainloads of Jews from Paris arrive at Auschwitz. 1942: The 6th Chinese Army abandons Toungoo, and fails to destroy the bridge over the river Sittang as well. This leaves the way to the Chinese border wide open for the Japanese Army. The abandonment of Toungoo also exposed 1st Burma Corps left flank, whose attacks in the Prome area had been turned back by the Japanese. It was therefore forced to withdraw towards the Yenangyuang oilfields. Babes on Ice - Pan-American Chess Congress 1945 - Players: Barbara Bates (left) and Dawn Kennedy. Spectators: Julie London (left) and Jean Trent 1942: The Pacific War Council is set up in Washington, with representatives from Britain, Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, Netherlands, Philippines and the the US. 1942: The Allies formally divide the Pacific theatre into two commands. General MacArthur takes control of the South-West Pacific Command based in Australia and covering the Philippines, new Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago and the Dutch East Indies. The second command covered the remainder of the Pacific and came under the control of Admiral Nimitz, who was based at Pearl Harbor. His Pacific Ocean Command was then sub divided in to three, which were the North, Central and South Pacific Areas. 1943: Elements of the Eighth Army break through at the Gabes Pass, over 100 miles into Tunisia and heads North. Jean Trent - YANK Pinup Girl March 30, 1945 1944: The RAF suffers its heaviest losses in single raid when 96 bombers (600 aircrew) out of 795 are shot down during a raid on Nuremberg. 1944: Kleist and Manstein are sacked by Hitler and replaced by Schorner and Model. 1944: The Siege of Imphal begins, as the Japanese cut the road to the North. War Advertising Council Ad - March 1944 1945: The U.S. First Army begins a 3 day battle for Paderborn. 1945: Russians troops finally capture Danzig, along with 45 U-boats and 10,000 prisoners. Breslau and Glogau are surrounded, 180 miles South East of Berlin. Russian troops cross the Austrian border to the North of Koszeg. German troops of Army Group Weichsel evacuate their last remaining bridgehead at Wollin to the North of Stettin. 1946: The Allies seize 1,000 Nazis attempting to revive the Nazi party in Frankfurt. Jean Trent *Jean Trent information is very scarce. She was from Denver Colorado, but no information when and if she was actually born there. She was in 14 films from 1942 - 1946. All but one uncredited. The most popular films she was in were "Western Mail" (1942) "Saboteur" (1942), "Arabian Nights" (1942), "Salome Where She Danced" (1945). Autocar Ad - March 1945
  2. Morning all. 40F under clear skies. Widespread rain after 9am. Windy and chilly. Wind out of the East at 5-25 MPH. High of 45F.
  3. Western Electric Ad - March 1943 1941: After 2 months and 14 separate meetings, the US and British staff conference ends with a basic framework for US-British co-operation should the USA be drawn in to the war. Most importantly an agreement was made that Germany should be defeated first. 1941: A 'Commissariat' for Jewish Affairs is set up in Vichy France. **Martine Carol 1941: The Italians spot a British convoy escorted by 4 Cruisers and 4 Destroyers and close in. The British ships lure the Italians towards the main body of the Mediterranean Fleet which includes 3 battleships and the Aircraft Carrier HMS Formidable. HMS Formidable launches aircraft which attack and hit the Italian Battleship Vittorio Veneto with a torpedo, although it manages to limp back to Taranto. Later, they also hit the Cruiser Pola which is seriously damaged. The Italians decide to withdraw and detach 2 cruisers and 4 Destroyers to assist the damaged Cruiser Pola. However, the British intercept them and sink the Cruiser Pola and its 2 escort Cruisers Zara and Fiume as well as 2 of the escorting Destroyers. British losses total just 2 aircraft. Martine Carol 1942: Escorts of the Arctic convoy PQ13, beat off a German destroyer attack, sinking Z26. 1942: Another sixteen Spitfires are delivered to Malta by Force H. Western Electric Ad - March 1944 1942: The Australian War Cabinet implements a 'Total Denial' policy in northern Australia should the Japanese invade. This would involve the conduct of a fighting withdrawal, with the evacuation or destruction of anything left behind. Already underway was a vast migration of sheep and cattle southwards, with those taking part being nicknamed 'Overlanders'. 1943: Meat rationing begins in the USA and is set at 28oz per week. Martine Carol 1943: British and Indian troops begin to withdraw from Arakan in western Burma, under heavy Japanese pressure. 1944: The U.S. Navy bombards the Palau Islands to the East of the Philippines, destroying 150 planes, six naval vessels and 100,000 tons of shipping. Martine Carol 1945: The U.S. Seventh Army takes Mannheim and the U.S. Third Army takes Wiesbaden and Frankfurt. 1945: Troops of the 1st Belorussian Front finally capture the fortress town of Küstrin against desperate German resistance. The Russians seize the oilfields South of Komorn in Hungary, the last source of petroleum for the German war effort. *1936: Italy firebombs the Ethiopian city of Harar. Martine Carol **France's major sex siren of the early 50s, this lesser-remembered post-war French pastry pre-dated bombshell Brigitte Bardot by a few years but her brief reign did not compare and has not lived up to the Bardot era. The cult mystique is not there even after dying mysteriously and relatively young. Martine was born Marie-Louise Mourer on May 16, 1920 (some references indicate 1922), but little is known of her childhood. A chance meeting with comedian Andre Luguet steered her toward a career in the theatre. Trained by Rene Simon, she made her 1940 stage debut with "Phedre" billed as Maryse Arley. She subsequently caught the eye of Henri-Georges Clouzot who hired her for his film "The Cat," based on the novel by Colette, but the project was scrapped. Nevertheless, she did attract attention in the movie "Wolf Farm" (1943), which takes advantage of her photogenic beauty and ease in front of the camera despite a limited acting ability. A pin-up goddess and support actress throughout the 40s, Martine also appeared on the stage of the "Theater of the Renaissance". A torrid affair with actor Georges Marchal, who was married to actress Dany Robin at the time, ended disastrously and she attempted suicide by taking an alcohol/drug overdose and throwing herself into the Seine River. She was saved by a taxi driver who accompanied her there. Ironically, the unhappy details surrounding her suicide attempt renewed the fascination audiences had with Martine up until that time. Martine Carol In 1950 she scored her first huge film success with the French Revolution epic Caroline Cherie (no doubt prompted by her seminude scenes and taunting, kittenish sexuality) and she was off and running at the box office. Her film romps were typically done tastefully with an erotic twinge of innocence and gentle sexuality plus an occasional bubble bath thrown in as male bait. She continued spectacularly with an array of costumed teasers such as "Adorable Creatures" (1952), "Sins of the Borgias" (1953), "Madame du Barry" (1954) and "Nana" (1954), all guided and directed by second husband Christian-Jacque, whom she married in 1954. A true feast for the eyes and one of the most beautiful actresses of her time, Martine later divorced the director due to professional conflicts and long separations. One last memorable part would come to her as the title role in Max Ophuls' "Lola Montes" (1955) portraying a circus performer who entrances all around her. By the mid 50s, Bardot had replaced Martine on the goddess pedestal and the voluptuous blonde's career went into a severe decline. Although such mature roles as Empress Josephine in "The Battle of Austerlitz" (1960) and others followed, nothing revived audience interest. Depressed, Martine turned alarmingly reclusive while a third marriage to French doctor Andre Rouveix also soured by 1962. Problems with substance abuse and a severe accident in the 60s also curtailed her career dramatically. Her last film "Hell Is Empty" was made in 1963 but not released until 1967. One last marriage to fourth husband Mike Eland, an English businessman and friend of first hubby Steve Crane, seemed hopeful, but on February 6, 1967, Martine died of cardiac arrest at age 46 in the bathroom of a hotel in Monaco Her husband discovered her. Newspapers hinted at a possible drug overdose but nothing was ever proven. She was buried in the cemetery of Cannes. Western Electric Ad - March 1945
  4. Morning all. 45F under overcast skies. Mostly cloudy today. High of 51F.
  5. Packard Ad - March 1942 1940: Dutch fighter shoots down British bomber near Rotterdam by mistake; one flier killed. 1940: The British War Cabinet decides to lay mines in neutral Norwegian waters and to establish military bases on the coast of Norway. **Cindy Garner - YANK Pinup Girl - April 6th, 1945 1941: In an attempt to intercept British convoys sailing to Greece, the Italian navy puts a force of 1 Battleship, 8 Cruisers and 9 Destroyers out to sea. However, they are spotted by an RAF flying boat which alerts Admiral Cunningham who orders the Mediterranean fleet to slip anchor and intercept the Italians the next day. 1941: Anti-Axis demonstrations in Yugoslavia. Mobilgas Ad - March 1943 1942: Under the new tactical doctrine of area saturation bombing, introduced by Air Vice Marshal Harris, the RAF launches a heavy incendiary attack (234 bombers) against Lübeck on the Baltic that devastates 265 acres of the old city. The RAF lost 13 aircraft and from one of these the Germans were able to obtain their first specimen of the GEE equipment. In retaliation for the raid on Lübeck, Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to bomb historic British towns and cities. 1942: Fritz Sauckel named Chief of Manpower to expedite recruitment of slave labour. 1942: In response to General Stilwell's request for a British counter-attack to relieve the pressure on Chinese forces around Toungoo, Alexander orders the 1st Burma Corps to attack at Paungde and Prome in the Irrawaddy valley. 1942: A British ship, the HMS Campbeltown, a Lend-Lease American destroyer, which was specifically rammed into a German occupied dry-dock in France, explodes, knocking the area out of action for the German battleship Tirpitz. MORE INFO 1943: The British First Army goes onto the offensive in northern Tunisia. Cindy Garner 1944: Merrill's 'Marauders' begin a 10-day defensive action against 1,300 Japanese at Nhpum Ga Ridge. 1944: The Russians recapture Nikolaev on the Black Sea and enter Romanian territory. Cindy Garner 1945: Argentina declares war against Germany. 1945: The British Second Army begin its drive towards the Elbe as the U.S. First Army captures Marburg, 60 miles Northeast of Koblenz. The US Third Army captures Limburg on the Lahn. 1945: The Russians capture Gdynia, along with 9,000 prisoners, after a long struggle. The 1st Belorussian Front captures Gotenhafen north of Danzig. Hitler replaces General Guderian with General Krebs as chief of OKH. *1933: Nazis order a ban on all Jews in businesses, professions and schools. Cindy Garner **Cindy Garner was born in High Point, North Carolina. The green-eyed high-school journalist landed a contract with Universal International Studios and was active in Hollywood movies during the 1940s and 1950s in primarily smaller roles. She appeared in the films Red Ball Express (1952), Since You Went Away (1944) and Up in Arms (1944). She also modeled for such magazines as PIC, Esquire, Hit, Modern Romance, Modern Screen and other similar magazines. Dorothy Elizabeth "Cindy" Garner Gray died at the age of 77 on 2 January 2002 at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford, NC. Mobiloil Ad - March 1945
  6. I do hope you are just thinking about flaky scalp!
  7. Morning all. 43F under cloudy skies. Isolated showers, with a high of 51F. Lost Internet while trying to upload Pearls Before Swine to my image host.
  8. Boeing Ad - March 1944 1941: A coup in Yugoslavia by General Simonic and other army officers overthrows the pro-German government. King Peter takes control and a new cabinet is formed. This upsets Hitler, who decides to delay his surprise attack on the Soviet Union in order to launch "Operation Union", whose intent is the destruction of Yugoslavia. 1941: British troops finally take Keren, although they suffer nearly 4,000 casualties in the process, while the Italians lose some 3,000 men. The Italians are forced to withdraw towards Asmara. The 11th African Division captures Harar in Abyssinia after the Italians have declared it an 'open town'. 1941: Tokeo Yoshikawa arrives in Oahu, Hawaii, to begin spying for Japan on the U.S. Fleet at Pearl Harbor. *Jeanne Crain 1942: The British raid the Nazi submarine base at St. Nazaire, France 1942: Filippino President and Government arrive in Australia. 1942: The start of deportation of French Jews to Auschwitz. Jeanne Crain 1944: One thousand Jews leave Drancy, France for the Auschwitz concentration camp. 1944: Thousands of Jews are murdered in Kaunas, Lithuania. The Gestapo shoots forty Jewish policemen in the Riga, Latvia ghetto. Jeanne Crain 1945: General Dwight Eisenhower declares that the German defenses on the Western Front have been broken. 1945: The allied bridgehead north of Ruhr is now 700 square miles. 16,257 POW's are taken for 6,781 allied casualties in four days. The U.S. Third Army captures Aschaffenburg. Jeanne Crain 1945: The 1,115th and last V2 to reach England lands in Kynaston Rd., Orpington, Kent, England. 1945: Bitter street fighting in Danzig as the Russians force their way into the City defences. A German counterattack from the Frankfurt bridgehead toward Küstrin bogs down after only a few miles. 1945: B-29s lay mines in Japan's Shimonoseki Strait to interrupt shipping. Jeanne Crain *Jeanne Crain was born in Barstow, California, on May 25, 1925. The daughter of a high school English teacher and his wife, Jeanne was moved to Los Angeles not long after her birth after her father got another teaching position in that city. While in junior high school, Jeanne played the lead in a school production which set her on the path to acting. When she was in high school Jeanne was asked to take a screen test to appear in a film by Orson Welles. Unfortunately, she didn't get the part, but it did set her sights on being a movie actress. After her high school career, Jeanne enrolled at UCLA to study drama. At the age of 18, Jeanne won a bit part in Fox Studio's film entitled "The Gang's All Here" (1943) and a small contract. Her next film saw Jeanne elevated to a more substantial part in "Home in Indiana" (1944) the following year, which was filmed in neighboring Kentucky. The movie was an unquestionable hit. On the strength of that box-office success, Jeanne was given a raise and star billing, as Maggie Preston, in the next film of 1944, "In the Meantime, Darling" (1944). Unfortunately, the critics not only roasted the film, but singled out Jeanne's performance in particular. She rebounded nicely in her last film of the year, "Winged Victory" (1944). The audiences loved it and the film was profitable. In 1945, Jeanne was cast in "State Fair" (1945) as Margie Frake who travels to the fair and falls in love with a reporter played by Dana Andrews. Now, Jeanne got a bigger contract and more recognition. Later that year, Jeanne married Paul Brooks on New Year's Eve. Although her mother wasn't supportive of the marriage, the union has lasted to this day and produced seven children. Her 1947 was an off year for Jeanne as she took time off to bear the Brinkman's first child. Jeanne Crain In 1949, Jeanne appeared in three films, "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949), "The Fan" (1949), and "Pinky" (1949). It was this latter film which garnered her an Oscar nomination as Best Actress for her role as Pinky Johnson, a nurse who sets up a clinic in the Deep South. She lost to Olivia de Havilland for "The Heiress" (1949). Jeanne left Fox after filming "Vicki" (1953) in 1953, with Jean Peters. She had made 23 films for the studio that started her career, but she needed a well-deserved change. As with any good artist, Jeanne wanted to expand her range instead of playing the girl-next-door types. She went briefly to Warner Brothers for the filming of "Duel in the Jungle" (1954) in 1954. The film was lukewarm at best. Jeanne, then, signed a contract, that same year, with Universal Studios with promises of better, high profile roles. She went into production in the film "Man Without a Star" (1955) which was a hit with audiences and critics. After "The Joker Is Wild" (1957) in 1957, Jeanne took time off for her family and to appear in a few television programs. She returned, briefly, to film in "Guns of the Timberland" (1960) in 1960. The films were sporadic after that. In 1967, she appeared in a low-budget suspense yarn called "Hot Rods to Hell" (1967). Her final film was as Clara Shaw in 1972's "Skyjacked" (1972). Jeanne died of a heart attack in Santa Barbara, California, on December 14, 2003. Her husband Paul Brooks had died two months earlier. TRIVIA: Measurements: 34B-24-34 (measured by "Life" magazine, 1944), 36 1/2B-24-36 (filming Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m) Spouse: Paul Brooks (31 December 1945 - 1 October 2003) (his death) 7 children Boeing Ad - March 1945
  9. Stromberg - Carlson Ad - March 1942 1941: The German Army High Command gives approval to RSHA and Heydrich on the tasks of SS murder squads (Einsatzgruppen) in occupied Poland. 1941: The British Cruiser York, is severely damaged and then beached at Suda Bay in Crete, when it is hit by an Italian motor boat loaded with explosives. **Ann Sheridan 1942: Churchill tells the conservatives, 'It now seems very likely that we and our allies cannot lose this war, except through our own fault'. 1942: Two of the freighters from the recent relief convoy are sunk in port by the Luftwaffe. These two ships were still almost fully loaded as damage to the docks at Valletta has prevented their swift unloading. Of the 26,000 tons of supply that had been sent from Egypt on this latest convoy, only 5,000 tons were eventually unloaded. Ann Sheridan 1942: General Blamey becomes the Commander-in-Chief of Australian Military Forces. 1943: The Eighth Army wins the battle of the Mareth line, forcing the axis troops to retreat to the North. Ann Sheridan 1944: Koniev's armies reach the River Pruth on a 50-miles front. The Russians recapture Kamenets-Podolsk. in the Ukraine. 1945: The U.S. Third Army reaches Main and establishes contact with U.S. Seventh Army on the East side of Rhine, near Worms. The US Third Army captures Darmstadt. Ann Sheridan 1945: The Russians take Papa and Devecser, both German strong points covering the approaches to the Austrian border. The Reichsführer-SS is replaced by General Heinrici as Commander in Chief of Army Group Weichsel. 1945: The last organized Japanese troops on Iwo Jima make a suicide attack. Total U.S. killed on Iwo Jima is 6,891, with more than 20,000 Japanese being killed and only 216 captured. *1938: Herman Goering warns all Jews to leave Austria. Ann Sheridan **Clara Lou Sheridan was born February 21, 1915, in Denton, Texas, to an automobile mechanic and his homemaker wife. The youngest of five children, she grew up in a normal childhood environment. She was a self-described tomboy and was very athletic, and played on the girls basketball team for North Texas State Teacher's College, where she was planning to enter the teaching field. Her sister thought her beautiful enough to send in a picture of Ann in a bathing suit to Paramount Studios. The "Search for Beauty" contest carried, as the prize, a screen test and a bit part in a movie. She won and was signed to a contract at the age of 19. Her first film was the prize: a bit role in "Wagon Wheels" (1934). Performing under her real name of Clara Lou, she appeared in 12 more films that year, most designed to showcase her beauty along with other starlets that Paramount had signed. Twelve more bit parts followed in 1935. The following year, she left Paramount and signed with Warner Brothers, where more of the same followed. It wasn't until 1938 that Clara Lou, now Ann, landed a role with substance as Laury Ferguson in "Angels with Dirty Faces" (1938). Known as the "Oomph Girl," a nickname she detested, she became one of the most glamorous women in Hollywood. Rex Harrison said of her, "I was struck by her extraordinary magnetism and directness," and noted that he liked her "distinctive quality of earthiness that never transcends to blatant sexiness." Her beauty made her a favorite pin-up, along with Betty Grable. She grew into a leading star who could adapt to any role. She was put into a lot of comedies, many of which were quite forgettable, but the public loved her, and critics began to take notice of her after terrific performances in "Torrid Zone" (1940) and as the saucy waitress who marries George Raft in "They Drive by Night" (1940). She was also singled out for another standout performance in "Kings Row" (1942) with future politician Ronald Reagan. She starred with Cary Grant in Howard Hawks screwball comedy "I Was a Male War Bride" (1949). As she entered the 1950s, however, her career went into a decline. She was aging -- as was sadly evident in her last film, the turgid "Woman and the Hunter" (1957) -- and a crop of younger actresses coming up meant her services were no longer in demand. She moved to New York and took whatever acting jobs she could find, whether on stage or TV. Most soap opera fans may remember her in "Another World" (1964), but she is best remembered by TV audiences as Henrietta Hanks in the western comedy "Pistols 'n' Petticoats" (1966). Her career was taking off again, but the success was short-lived. Ann died on January 21, 1967, in San Fernando Valley, California, of esophageal and liver cancer. She didn't get to live out her series' first season. She was 51. TRIVIA: Measurements: 36-25-35 1/2 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) Height: 5' 5 1/2" (1.66 m) Spouse: Scott McKay (5 June 1966 - 21 January 1967) (her death) George Brent (5 January 1942 - 5 January 1943) (divorced) Edward Norris (16 August 1936 - 6 October 1938) (divorced) Belmont Radio Ad - March 1944
  10. Buick Ad - March 1943 1940: The United States agrees to give Britain and France access to all American warplanes. 1941: Under heavy pressure Yugoslavia finally signs the Tripartite pact. *Janet Blair 1941: The Japanese foreign minister, on a visit to Berlin, announces, "The Japanese nation is with you in joy or sorrow...to arrange the world on the basis of the new order." 1942: US troops occupy the Society Islands. Janet Blair 1943: Greek partisans temporarily take over Samos Island from the Italian garrison. 1944: Manstein persuades Hitler to allow the First Panzer Army to break out to the west of Lvov, not south. Janet Blair 1945: The U.S. First Army breaks out of the Remagen bridgehead. The British Second Army captures Wesel which has been nearly 100% destroyed by Allied bombing. 1945: The U.S. pre-invasion bombardment of Okinawa begins as half a million shells and rockets are fired in a week. Janet Blair *When it came to bright and polished, they didn't get much spiffier than singer/actress Janet Blair -- perhaps to her detriment in the long haul. At Columbia, she was usually overlooked for the roles that might have tested her dramatic mettle. Nevertheless, she pleased audiences as a pert and perky co-star to a number of bigger stars ranging from George Raft and Cary Grant to Red Skelton and 'The Dorsey Brothers'. Born as Martha Jane Lafferty on April 23, 1921 (she took her acting surname from Blair County, Pennsylvania) in Altoona, Pennsylvania, she began her acting career on film in 1942, being placed under contract to Columbia Pictures. During World War II, she made a string of successful pictures, although she is today best remembered for playing Rosalind Russell's sister in "My Sister Eileen" (1942) and Rita Hayworth's best friend in "Tonight and Every Night" (1945). In the late 1940s, she was dropped by Columbia and did not return to pictures for several years. Instead, she took the lead role of Nellie Forbush in a production of the stage musical "South Pacific", making more than 1,200 performances in three years. "I never missed a performance", she noted proudly. Janet Blair Her career, however, took second place after marrying second husband, producer/director Nick Mayo in 1953, and raising their two children Amanda and Andrew. The couple met when he stage managed "South Pacific" and went on to co-own and operate Valley Music Theatre in Woodland Hills, California during the mid-1960s. There she played Maria in "The Sound of Music" and "Peter Pan" opposite Vincent Price's Dr. Hook, among others. Her second marriage lasted until the late 60s She appeared on television on various variety shows and was also a summer replacement for Dinah Shore. She recorded an album entitled "Flame Out" for the Dico label. It was a collection of ballads like "Don't Explain" and "Then You've Never Been Blue". She made a rare dramatic appearance in the 1962 British horror film "Night of the Eagle". Her last performance was on television in a 1991 episode of "Murder, She Wrote", starring Angela Lansbury. She died of complications from pneumonia on February 19, 2007, aged 85, at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Coca-Cola Ad - March 1944
  11. Afternoon all. I'm back, to a certain extent. Got my internet working myself, though there is still and issue as it is very friggin' slow. The morons at my ISP can't get out here until Wednesday so I started doing some testing on my own. I am getting No ranging Response - T3 timeouts. DHCP Failed - no offer received. Unicast Maintenance Ranging Attempted - No Response. Power level Downstream is 0 dBmV. Modem lights constantly cycling. Last tech that was out put on an amplifier to the line downstairs coming in from outside. So I ran another coax cable from the wall outlet to the modem, bypassing the cable they had put a splitter in. No dice. So today I decided to do some more troubleshooting... I went downstairs and unplugged the amplifier. Didn't help after rebooting modem. I found a splitter in the cable that feeds from outside the house to the amp. I have a cable to cable connector, so I bypassed this splitter. No help after reboot of modem. Then I plugged the amp back in, keeping the splitter out of the line, rebooted the modem, still a modem light show. So then I took the line in from outside, used my cable to cable connector and bypassed the splitter and the amp. Rebooted the modem, and it booted up normally. I ran Speedtest by Ookla and here are my results, very slow... Speed Test Results Like a fat kid trying to swim through molasses. I'll try to get some posts up, just have to see how the pages load or if they time out with the photos. Oh and has rained off and on all weekend with temps in the mid-forties.
  12. Herr Flicka gets the same way watching Ru Paul and his/her gang of transvestites? He also gets goofy when someone mentions a Hershey bar. He likes that highway to hell.
  13. Yep. Just me. Last time they were out they put an amplifier on the line in the basement. I requested that the line coming in from the outside box to the house be changed. But they wouldn't do it because they said it checked out okay. But three on my neighbors have had new cables installed over the past two weeks. The problem is that the ISP has few of its own techs. They sub-contract their techs. A guy will show up in a beat up old pick up truck with no ID on it. I had one come out a few years ago driving an old beater. I have a very steep driveway. Well they are supposed to park in the street. Anyway he parked in the driveway. Set his parking brake. You can imagine what happened. When he went to leave his parking brake cable froze up due to corrosion and lack of use. Couldn't rock it loose either. He had to call a wrecker and have it hauled away. I missed an appointment because I couldn't get my car out of the garage. I may have had enough and will have to switch to DSL, as that is the only other option I have left for service. Slower speed and they're not known for good service either.
  14. Morning all. Rain and 41F. Rain most of the day. High of 46F. It's raining which is why I haven't had Internet since last evening. So can only use my phone to check in. Looking like daily posts from me will be few and far between until at least Wednesday. Unless the damn ISP (or is that ISIS?) gets out here sooner. Bastards.
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