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03-18-2009, 04:20 PM
I just got this in my email inbox


I did a search for computer/tech/support/geeks etc. and I found your email address. These internet searches are definitely far from perfect so if this is not the type of business you’re in, I apologize and please disregard this email.

I’m looking to buy some software that will turn my laptop into a digital voice recorder. If you sell software that will do this, please let me know. I take a lot of classes and it would be really handy if I could record them with the laptop. I haven’t been able to find anything that does that. The closest thing that I found to it is Microsoft’s built-in Sound Recorder but it is limited to 60 seconds! I actually two laptops one is a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5825, running Vista Home Premium, which has a plug for a microphone and the other laptop is an Asus Eee PC (a tiny little guy), running Win XP, which has a built-in mic for the webcam.

Along these lines, I am also looking to purchase a good dictation program, where I talk to it and it types what I say, preferably into Word. I’ve heard of Dragon Naturally Speaking, is this a good program?

If you don’t mind, I wanted to ask a couple of quick questions. I am having some issues with my Toshiba, sometimes when it boots up, it may take literally up to 30 minutes or never finishes booting at all, I have to reset it. Do you know what that could be?

Also on the Toshiba, I have this REALLY annoying program that starts up every time start the laptop, it is called Microsoft Narrator. I looked in Startup programs and MSCONFIG and I can’t find it and it’s like the terminator, I can’t find a way to kill it! There isn’t even an option in the program itself to stop it from launching on startup.

Do you think it is okay to run more than one anti-virus program? I have AVG free and I wanted to install McAfee. My mother and some friends got some really nasty virus called Antivirus Plus, it disguised itself as a program to get rid of viruses, meanwhile it was the virus and it was a big pain in the butt to remove!

My boss needs a audio driver for her computer and I found out what the name of the driver is and I went to download it but I keep winding up at sites that make me register and then want me to pay like $30.00…are there any good, free sites where you can download drivers?

What are the top five or so things that I can do to speed up my laptops? And lastly, what are the top five must have PC utilities or apps?

Thank you,

This is a separate deal (shameless plug) that I’ve been telling everyone about, as everyone is trying to save money with this economy, paying less for your electric is a good thing. This is only for people who live in Texas, New York, Illinois or Ohio.


I’m sending this to all of my friends/contacts. If you’re paying more than 11.1 cents/kWh for your electric, you may want to switch electric companies.

The Ambit opportunity is basically divided into two areas:
1. Money Savers – The simple way to save money every month by lowering your electric bill.
Ambit’s rates are considerably less than all the “big guys” out there, like Reliant and TXU who spend millions on advertising through radio and TV commercials. Ambit is also less expensive than the lesser-known companies. The rates are as follows:

11.1˘ Lone Star Select Month to Month Variable (I wouldn’t recommend any variable rates)

11.6˘ Heart of Texas Month to Month Plan Variable

11.8˘ Lone Star Select-3 Month Term Fixed

12.6˘ Lone Star Select-1 Year Term Fixed (I think this is the best, I’m paying 13.5 now until I get out of my contract)

12.9˘ Lone Star Select-6 Month Term Fixed

Benefits of being an Ambit CUSTOMER:
* Lower rates than the other companies.
* No cost to switch.
* No contract – unless you want to lock in a low rate.
* Nothing changes for the customer, except paying less for something they’re going to use anyway.
* When you join, you get a FREE 3-day 2-night hotel stay, 32 locations to choose from.
* If you refer 5 people, you get a FREE cruise or a week at a resort or 5 days in Cancun !
* If you refer 15 people, you get FREE electric!!
* Besides the free hotel stay, the cruise, the free electric, you also earn a travel point for every kWh when you pay your electric bill. It may sound a little crazy but it’s true…you actually get something from your electric company other than a bill!!!
* You can check out all of the free travel incentives here at www.ambittravel.com <http://www.ambittravel.com/> .
* Centerpoint still provides the electric, you just pay less with Ambit.
* Every time you pay your electric bill, you earn 1 point for each kWh towards free travel rewards. Think about that, every time you pay your electric bill that you’re going to pay anyway, you get credit towards free travel packages. Check them out here: www.ambittravel.com <http://www.ambittravel.com/> . That means in about a year and a half you can earn a free cruise.

Oh and they have all of the features that your current provider has such as: online bill pay and average monthly billing. You can even pay at HEB stores.

2. The MoneyMakers – this is for the entrepreneurs.
This way is the bigger opportunity, joining as a representative (consultant). Earn huge RESIDUAL income. Think about it, you earn a commission every time one of your customers uses their electric. That is something that EVERYONE uses EVERY DAY ! This really is an incredible time to get in because Ambit is only available in four states. That means you’re way ahead of the game! Ambit is an opportunity like no other in that there is nothing to store, ship, worry about going stale and the best thing is EVERYONE is going to pay for electricity; so why not save them some money while earning some money for yourself? This is also an honest to goodness home based business. You can call and email people from home and send them to your website or simply enroll them over the phone. Heck, you can do this in your pajamas! It’ll be our secret.

Here are some of the reasons why this is such an incredible opportunity:

* Energy deregulation is only going to happen once; this is the perfect time to get involved.

* Everyone uses electricity.

* Nothing to ship.

* No collections to be made.

* Incredible RESIDUAL income every month.

What you get when you start your own business as an Ambit rep:
* Huge RESIDUAL income possibilities.

* Ambit sets up professional websites for you.

* Free, unlimited support from your upline, including me.

* Business start up kit.

I met a guy who has been selling Ambit for only 7.5 months and is taking home over $10,000.00/month RESIDUAL income. It’s not some crazy story, I met the guy in person at the convention in Dallas in September, 2008. There are a lot of people earning a lot of money.

If you’d like more information you have several choices:

You can check out the website, just click on the link: http://www.wlr.joinambit.com/ <http://www.wlr.joinambit.com/> – there you can sign up as a customer or as a rep. First, in the upper-right part of the screen, click on the “Customer Enrollment Site: Click Here <http://ldr.joinambit.com/> .” Then, on the next page, click on the “Enroll Now” (light switch icon) to enroll. The site is best viewed on the Internet Explorer web browser.
OR You can watch the video clip at this website: http://www.wlr.energy526.com/ <http://www.wlr.energy526.com/> .

OR You can listen to a recorded message at 888-254-0556 during the greeting, enter 601.

OR Email me at landon426@sbcglobal.net <http://us.mc838.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=landon426@sbcglobal.net>

This is a very easy way to own and operate your own business! Great for stay-at-home moms or retired persons too!

With Ambit you can earn money while helping others save money on their electric and/or gas bills. They’re going to buy it from someone, why not buy it from you?

I wanted to share my own personal electric bill story here:
I live in Humble, Texas which is just northeast of Houston . I was with Commerce Energy and was paying 26.9 cents/kWh now with Ambit the rate is 11.8 cents/kWh.
My electric bill was $522.00 before I switched, now with Ambit, that same bill would have been $250.33, literally a savings of 52% – that’s huge. My friend Bobbie was paying 27.7 cents/kWh before she switched to Ambit so her bill of $424 would have been $197.46 – or a 53% reduction.

So what have you got to lose? There is no monetary commitment when joining as a customer and certainly you have five friends/relatives who can join and get you a free cruise! If you don’t have five friends, let me know, I’ll loan you some of mine!

Just for signing up as a CUSTOMER, with no monetary commitment, and you don’t even need to sign a contract, you get a FREE 3-day, 2-night stay in a hotel in one of these 32 destinations:

Ambit Free Hotel Destinations:

1. Palm Springs, California
2. Destin, Florida
3. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
4. Daytona Beach, Florida
5. Orlando, Florida
6. Las Vegas, Nevada
7. Branson, Missouri
8. Atlantic City, New Jersey
9. Hawaii
10. Lake Tahoe, Nevada
11. Maine Coast
12. Massachusetts Lakes
13. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
14. Hilton Head, South Carolina
15. Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
16. Nashville, Tennessee
17. Pagosa Springs, Colorado
18. Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
19. Reno, Nevada
20. San Antonio, Texas
21. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
22. Sedona, Arizona
23. Williamsburg, Virginia
24. Aruba
25. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
26. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
27. Cozumel, Mexico
28. Dominican Republic
29. St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
30. Fargo, South Dakota
31. Indianapolis, Indiana
32. Des Moines, Iowa

If you refer 5 people, still with no monetary commitment, Ambit gives you your choice of:

* A FREE cruise – Miami Florida , Key West to Mexico or Baja California to Mexico and Catalina Island
* A FREE one week stay at a resort of your choice (20 destinations to choose from)
Orlando , FL
Daytona Beach, FL
Virginia Beach, VA
Gatlinburg, TN
the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania
Atlantic City, NJ
Branson, MO
Lake Tahoe, NV
the Colorado Rockies
Utah Rockies
Palm Springs, CA
Cape Cod, MA
and more. International destinations include British Columbia, Canada Wales Costa Del Sol, Spain Puerto Vallarta, Mexico the Austrian Alps Algarve, Portugal Balearic Islands, Spain and several destinations in the Canary Islands of Spain .
* A Free stay in Cancun 5-days, 4-nights a $1048.00 value
* A Discount Carnival Cruise you pay $39.99 per person per night
* A Free Airfare for 4 (this one requires that you pay for a qualifying hotel)
If you know anyone who lives in Texas , Ohio , Illinois or New York who wants to save money on their electric bill or is interested in the Ambit opportunity, please forward this email to them.

If you have any questions or problems, shoot me an email.

Thank you,

I just thought you guys should have to suffer through it too. LOL.

03-20-2009, 08:14 PM
I just thought you guys should have to suffer through it too. LOL.

Gee, uhhh... thanks?


03-20-2009, 09:24 PM
Yeah I got that one yesterday. It actually had me going. God was I pissed when I saw his ad at the bottom. A quick search on the net for the email address revealed him trying various scams on various forums.

03-30-2009, 10:37 PM
I saw the first email come in and read through it... almost sounded like a customer... but I didn't respond right away. Next thing I knew I got another one! So, I knew they were shopping at that point. It wasn't until I had 6 other emails identical to this and going to websites that have nothing to do with computer repair at all.

Figured I'd share it with you too!

A friend of mine has a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Win XP Media Center Edition. It has a virus, I believe it is XP Antivirus Protection.
The laptop has McAfee on it and it gives this message:
McAfee has automatically blocked and removed a Trojan.

About this Trojan
Detected: Gereric Packed (Trojan), Generic Packed (Trojan)
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\DUJSRVXE\tsstduhii[1].htm

Trojans appear as legitimate programs but can damage valuable files, disrupt performance, and allow unauthorized access to your computer.

System restore will not work. It starts to do the restore and then when the blue progress bar gets about half way finished it restarts the laptop and then when it comes back up, there is a message that System restore was not successful and cannot be restored.

I cannot disable anything in the MSCONFIG Startup tab, I get an error message
“An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Admistrator account to make the specified changes.” However, I am logged in with an Admin account.

I also cannot enter REGEDIT, I get a dialog box that states “Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator.”

As an added bonus, the laptop gets the blue screen with white numbers and letters, something that looks like this (0x0000800). It goes away quickly, but I believe it says something about a physical dump and then turns itself off!

To make matters worse, she does not have the Win XP CD or restore disk.

Is there anything I can do to fix this? Or should I throw it out of the window of a tall office building…or moving vehicle?

On an unrelated issue, we have a PC in the office that is running Vista and the password is lost. Now we cannot install a printer because the PC wants us to be logged on as an administrator. Is there anyway to reset the password or get around this so we can install a printer?

Thank you,

03-31-2009, 01:41 AM
Figured I'd share it with you too!

I got that same exact email.

03-31-2009, 03:39 AM
Damn, you guys actually read spam?? :D

03-31-2009, 03:55 AM
I'm still waiting for all the monies promised me from the King of some Africa nation I helped out.

03-31-2009, 02:54 PM
I'm still waiting for all the monies promised me from the King of some Africa nation I helped out.

Well, if it was Zimbabwe, you might get your money but if the country was Nigeria... You're screwed. ;)

03-31-2009, 04:00 PM
Well, if it was Zimbabwe, you might get your money but if the country was Nigeria... You're screwed. ;)

I think it was Ethiopia... I have heard from friends that they just send you a child instead of your money. Bastards!

04-01-2009, 12:56 AM
What on EARTH?! Sounds like a letter to a brick wall.

06-02-2009, 02:04 PM
Another Landon Rothstein email. Seems like he's just trying to get hits on his website.


I’m looking to setup a quick website with four or five pages. Do you sell any software or know of any websites where I can do this? I have already purchased the website name from godaddy.com. I’d like to be able to at least make changes to the website myself, maybe set the whole thing up myself. However, I am open to someone else setting up the website for me but then I can go in and make changes to it when it is necessary. It would be a simple site, no database behind it, no accepting of credit cards, etc. It would need pretty basic info, some pics, a “Home”, an “About Us, and a “Contact Us.”

I am trying to find a search engine that is more powerful than Google. Hopefully one that I can set specific criteria, for example, Google’s “Region” option is by country…do you know if there are any search engines out there that can be a bit more specific, perhaps by state? Also, another thing that is a little annoying from Google is that I can set the language and number of results returned as my preference but I cannot save US as my region, I have to change it every time I do a search.

Do you know of any software that can extract podcasts (.mp3’s) from a website? I could do this manually but it would take me forever!

And lastly, I have IE 8 on my home PC and it will not launch at all. I click on it and it does nothing – any ideas on how to fix that?


I left the link to the website off. It's just a power company website.