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#168769 - 03/06/09 01:24 AM Re: Do you use the Internet to save money? [Re: DaveT]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
The internet is for porn.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5430343841227974645

edit: The Gimp is an amazing free graphics program.
If you want there is Inkscape for vector graphics and Ogre for 3D.
Ogre
http://www.ogre3d.org/
(a bit complicated but very powerful)

Inkscape
http://www.inkscape.org/
(lovely, easy and simple)

All free and open source.


Edited by scafool (03/06/09 01:47 AM)
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#168770 - 03/06/09 01:24 AM Re: Do you use the Internet to save money? [Re: el_diabl0]
Arney Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
You can run online businesses, whether selling products or services, and your website can look just as professional as a business with a physical storefront.

The Internet has also been a boon to telecommuting and remote workers. You can save money on commuting costs, buying lunch and your Starbucks beverages, wardrobe, automobile maintenance, etc. You can avoid the stress of driving to and from work in rush hour traffic and you can free up a significant extra chunk of time that you'd otherwise spend getting to and from work.

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#168773 - 03/06/09 01:50 AM Re: Do you use the Internet to save money? [Re: Blast]
bsmith Offline
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Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 577
Loc: ventura county, ca
Originally Posted By: Blast
I make about 30 cents a day from my blog when people click on an advertisement. whistle
-Blast

confused why was this in red?
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#168777 - 03/06/09 02:43 AM Re: Do you use the Internet to save money? [Re: el_diabl0]
ki7he Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 40
Loc: SW Idaho
[deleted by mtf - trying to keep the rest of this useful thread intact]


Edited by martinfocazio (03/06/09 07:16 PM)

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#168778 - 03/06/09 03:06 AM Re: Do you use the Internet to save money? [Re: bsmith]
Blast Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3556
Loc: Spring, Texas
Quote:
I make about 30 cents a day from my blog when people click on an advertisement. whistle
-Blast

confused why was this in red?


It's something my DW taught me. She calls it "a hint".
grin
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#168783 - 03/06/09 04:28 AM Re: Do you use the Internet to save money? [Re: Blast]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
I make my money online. And save money on things I buy.

It's Win-Win.

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#168798 - 03/06/09 02:06 PM Re: Do you use the Internet to save money? [Re: ]
ki7he Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 40
Loc: SW Idaho
[killing parts of this thread, trying to keep the rest intact]


Edited by martinfocazio (03/06/09 07:17 PM)

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#168804 - 03/06/09 03:09 PM Re: Do you use the Internet to save money? [Re: ki7he]
Dan_McI Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 844
Loc: NYC
One thing I did with a recently purchased computer (bought at a Circuit City's bankruptcy sale) is download OpenOffice, instead of paying for Microsoft Office or something similar (is there anything sold that is similar). OpenOffice is free, donations are asked for, and works. I've used the spreadsheet and word processing programs so far, without too many difficulties.

So far the only thing I have not figured out that I could do in Word and Excel is use the find and replace function; the function that looks for a specific word in a document and finds it.

The other things I often use the internet for are product reviews and to compare pricing.

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#168813 - 03/06/09 05:06 PM Re: Do you use the Internet to save money? [Re: Dan_McI]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2810
The search and replace is there, right under the edit menu IIRC.
Scribus is an open source desktop pubishing app, of course there is firefox and thunderbird which are well known.

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#168815 - 03/06/09 05:22 PM Re: Do you use the Internet to save money? [Re: Eugene]
aloha Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 1047
Loc: Hawaii, USA
I think it's a wash, maybe. Better prices can be found online, but more things can be found and purchased more conveniently. So I think it evens out in the long run and maybe skews towards spending more.

For example, I just treated myself to a Fallkniven TK3 in black quince. It was a pretty good price online, but not available locally. So did I save a few bucks or spend more than I would have?
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