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Need a little ham radio callbook help

Fellow hams, do any of you have an '86 or '87 callbook? I'm trying to figure out when I got my technician-class license with an eye toward the upgrade to general class. I was licensed under the old rules, complete with credit for my novice-class code speed. But I don't remember when that happened. The call is KAƘIIU. Appreciate it!
posted by bryon on Aug 22, 2014 - 2 answers

Buy a new mac or upgrade the OS?

My early-2007 Macbook Pro is still going strong, besides the fact that it gets very hot and that the battery is kaput. The biggest problem I have with it is that the OS (v.10.5.8) is far enough out of date that I can't update most of my software, and have a hard time acquiring new software. Is it worthwhile to upgrade to the latest version of OS X, or would I be better of just springing for a new mac? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jul 20, 2013 - 19 answers

HDD replacement macbook walk-thru

SSD Filter: Macbook Pro running 10.5.8 WLTM Solid State Drive, NSA [more inside]
posted by Brian Lux on Dec 10, 2012 - 30 answers

Best time to ask for a hotel upgrade-- prior to check-in or during check-in?

Best time to ask for a hotel upgrade-- prior to check-in or during check-in? [more inside]
posted by chloe.gelsomino on Dec 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Best practices for upgrading MBP RAM and HDD?

[MACFILTER] Best way to upgrade my Mid-2009 MBP? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Nov 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Can you help me upgrade my MacBook Pro (late-2008) hard drive?

Need advice on how to update an older MacBook Pro with a new hard drive. I have a late-2008 MacBook Pro: 2.53 GHz, 320GB hard drive, 8GM RAM (4GB in two slots). My drive is getting full and I don't have the cash at the moment for a brand new laptop. Should I replace the optical drive with a SSD? Or just upgrade the regular hard drive with a new one with 750GB or 1TB? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Nov 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Re-upgrading a home computer for Revit

A little over a year ago, I posted this question about upgrading my home computer to be able to run Revit. I successfully monkeyed with my box to be able to run Revit 2012, but now my firm has upgraded me to Revit 2013, for which my video card no longer works properly. The major complication now is that I got the only video card I could find that worked with Revit and fit my motherboard, so this time it won't be as simple as just switching out the card. What's my best course of action to remedy the current situation? Technical stuff, specs and further questions after the jump. [more inside]
posted by LionIndex on Oct 19, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I upgrade the SSD I boot from?

What's the best way to upgrade my hard drive on my desktop? I have a 40GB SSD that I boot from, and I want to upgrade that to an 80GB SSD. What's the best way to move all of my information from the old drive to the new one, and then have the computer boot from the new drive? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Aug 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Firefox - new is not always better

Firefox - how to be only a little bit up to date ? Selenium (and a whole swag of other plugins/addons/extensions) don't work under FF 12 - what to do ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on May 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Phone help for the technologically challenged

Time to upgrade and consolidate three plans and four phones. We want smart phones but I seriously do not know where to start. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Apr 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Will OS X Lion kill my old MacBook?

Will OS X Lion kill my old MacBook (10.6.8, 2GB RAM, 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)? It seems like upgrading is serious risk. [more inside]
posted by Hermanos on Jan 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Verizon Smartphone Upgrade: Drioid 3 vs Samsung Stratosphere vs Droid 4

Upgrading smart phones with Verizon, January 2012 edition: moving from an original Motorola Droid and a Droid Eris, and unsure how critical 4G LTE and Super AMOLED are for phones we'll have for another 2+ years. More thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Upgrading and buying new Apple gear.

In what order should I make my Apple purchases? Any advantages or disadvantages to buying an iPad now and waiting on an iPhone 4s till July? Should I swap the order? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Dec 21, 2011 - 18 answers

Learning to cook, ready for next step

Cooking upgrade: lvl 1 -> lvl 2 [more inside]
posted by shino-boy on Nov 12, 2011 - 10 answers

Paranoid Android!

I think I've bricked my HTC Desire by following the 'official' procedure to upgrade the OS to Android 2.3. Please help me restore it to its original state or do anything else to make it work again. [more inside]
posted by murtagh on Oct 21, 2011 - 7 answers

How long-term would a video card upgrade for my Mac Pro be?

If I upgrade the video card in my Mac Pro to allow me to upgrade Final Cut Pro X, can I be confident that I will be able to continue using the software with this computer for the foreseeable future? [more inside]
posted by Grangousier on Sep 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Does the Lion upgrade preserve symlinks at the root level?

Will an upgrade to OSX Lion from Snow Leopard preserve or destroy my /Applications symlink? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Aug 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Change or stay the same? The future of very personal computing

I have a well aged Dell e1505. I'm thinking about upgrading to a 11.6"/12.1" sized AMD Fusion based netbook. Performance-wise, will I suffer a setback, be about equal, or ahead of my Dell? [more inside]
posted by bionic.junkie on Jul 17, 2011 - 11 answers

What are best practices for moving to a new Macbook?

I have a few questions regarding upgrading from one Macbook to another and transferring data/settings. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Thank you for making my MBP faster

What's an appropriate thank you gift for a friend who will be upgrading the memory in my MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Apr 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Best practices for reinstalling Home folder when upgrading to latest Linux (Ubuntu 10.10)?

Linux filter: I'm backing up my Home folder and preparing to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu flavor, 10.10. Presently running 10.04. I want to keep my settings for apps and reinstall my extra PPAs. Do I simply copy my old Home folder back in or do I have to do something special so I don't destroy the new install? [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata on Mar 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Installing a SSD and Win 7 on an older laptop

Reality check on upgrading my trusty Dell Latitude D820 (Win XP, 2GB) by adding a Crucial 128 GB SSD and upgrading to Win 7. [more inside]
posted by mojohand on Mar 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me buy a new laptop!

Help me buy a new laptop! [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Jan 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Or how I learned to suppress upgrade-itis and learn to love the bomb.

Cost Benefit of Upgrading Laptop? [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Nov 19, 2010 - 16 answers

MacBook Air a regression in performance?

How will the new 11-inch MacBook Air perform in comparison to a 2006 13-inch MacBook? [more inside]
posted by dixiecupdrinking on Nov 10, 2010 - 18 answers

Upgrading a Tiger Macbook to Snow Leopard

Hi there - I am about to upgrade a Black Macbook laptop running Tiger OS X to Snow Leopard (using a $29 Snow Leopard upgrade disk I bought off Amazon.com) (yes, I know this is sort of late in the day). Do you have any tips? Is there anything I should watch out for? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Jul 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Can a HP Pavilion dv6780se notebook handle windows 7 x64 edition?

I'm currently running Windows 7 x86 fine and everything runs great. I did however run a routine pc audit with Belarc Advisor and noticed my PC was "64-bit ready". Here are the details of my dv6700 (dv6780se as stated on the bottom sticker) --1.67 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo-- --64 kilobyte primary memory cache-- --2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache-- --3072 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory-- System info does state I'm running a 32-bit OS. I have access to a win 7 x64 and would assume a performance increase. Also HP dropped all support of windows 7 drivers on older machines.
posted by isopropyl on Jun 28, 2010 - 14 answers

How fixer-up-erable is this iBook?

How upgradable is this iBook? A friend has an old iBook G4 he's indicated he'd be willing to let me have pretty cheaply. I use an iMac at home, but could use a nice portable laptop for occasional travel. The iBook as it is seems a little slow and sluggish to me - I'm just wondering, how "upgradable" is this model, for how much money, etc.? (details inside.) [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jun 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Upgrading an Inspiron 9300 hard drive.

Question on upgrading my getting-on-ancient Dell Inspiron 9300's hard drive - what kind of drive do I need, and is there an actual limit to what I can throw in it? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jun 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Which should I get: a faster CPU, or more memory?

I'm ready to buy a new desktop PC with Windows 7, and I can't decide whether to spend more money on a faster CPU or more memory, if either. Which would be better in the long run: i7-860 (or even i7-920) with 6 GB RAM, or i5 with 8 GB of RAM? Considering the CPU alone, is an i7 instead of an i5 worth the extra money? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on May 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Processor Upgrade

I'm interesting in upgrading the processor on my computer, but I'm having a hard time getting good information on how to determine a viable upgrade. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jan 6, 2010 - 10 answers

$50 Shopping Spree for MEEEE!

Help me spend my Christmas money! I want to know what item or gadget has changed your life for the better. What am I missing that once I have I won't want to live without. For around $50. [more inside]
posted by TooFewShoes on Dec 29, 2009 - 32 answers

CS4 upgrade confusion makes my wallet cry

Is there really a difference between the upgrade and upsell versions of CS4? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Dec 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Hope me the legitament phone filter

Help me choose a legit new cellphone that's on the market now that can meet all of my 21st century needs and demands. [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Oct 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Snow Leopard upgrade

Does the $29.99 upgrade version of Apple's OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard come with iLife and iWork 09 like the box set, or will it update older versions of iLife and iWork to the 09 version? [more inside]
posted by Science! on Sep 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Apple third-party repair shops in the Bay Area?

What's the Bay Area equivalent of TekServe? [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Aug 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Catching Up on WPMU

I want to upgrade a WPMU (WordPress Multi-User) install from 1.3.3 (a year old) to 2.8.3 (the current release). Can I just upload and configure 2.8.3 and run the included upgrade.php script, or do I need to "step through" each release, upgrading each time (1.3.3 to 1.5.1, then 1.5.1 to 2.6, 2.6 to 2.7, and 2.7 to 2.8.2)? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Jul 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Upgrade a old Jailbroken iPhone 3G

I'm so unhip, my Jailbroken iPhone 3G is at ver. 2.1 . Unsure how best to make it shiny and cool again. [more inside]
posted by armoir from antproof case on Jun 27, 2009 - 18 answers

RAM upgrade backwards-compatibility

Is DDR2 PC2-6400 memory backwards-compatible with a laptop that uses DDR2 PC2-5300? [more inside]
posted by DB Cooper on Apr 10, 2009 - 7 answers

PSP Fireware Upgrade w custom firmware

PSP n00b Filter: How to upgrade the firmware of a PSP that has custom firmware? [more inside]
posted by Admira on Feb 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Unzipping Shell Extension and Vista

Where can I find an unzipping program for Vista that has a shell extension for Explorer? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Jun 3, 2008 - 11 answers

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