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  1. Thread: Windows 11

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    I have a fairly recent MSI motherboard. It has a...

    I have a fairly recent MSI motherboard. It has a serial port header and a parallel port header. I can't say if the parallel port would recognize a dongle, I don't have one. I have booted freeDOS on...
  2. Excellent advice Rod.

    Excellent advice Rod.
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    We have a cat like that. She will sit on my desk...

    We have a cat like that. She will sit on my desk tracking the cursor like a targeting device. Then she sits on her butt and scratches/bats at it with both paws. It's why I have two monitors - one for...
  4. Thread: Windows 11

    by Curt Harms
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    Windows Media Creation Tool only works on Windows...

    Windows Media Creation Tool only works on Windows machines. On any other OS it offers to download the .iso which works for me.
  5. If budget allows, I'd try to figure out a way to...

    If budget allows, I'd try to figure out a way to incorporate some sort of pull-out shelving. Getting down on your hands and knees to access stuff in the back of the cabinet isn't bad if you're in...
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    I wonder if gas prices, if they remain high for...

    I wonder if gas prices, if they remain high for an extended period might change that somewhat.
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    I made something similar to move solid surface...

    I made something similar to move solid surface slabs. Just angle iron welded into a U shape and a couple stub axles welded on. I had a couple kids' bicycle wheels to go on the stub axles. Worked like...
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    I've wondered about Ebay collecting sales tax....

    I've wondered about Ebay collecting sales tax. SWMBO has gone round and round with them about charging sales tax on food items. She buys tea and supplements on Ebay. In Pennsylvania food is not...
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    You can still find mSATA drives, they're not as...

    You can still find mSATA drives, they're not as plentiful or as cheap as MVNe these days. The other possibility would be something like this, I have zero experience with them.
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  10. Thread: Windows 11

    by Curt Harms
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    At one point if you did a fresh install from a...

    At one point if you did a fresh install from a USB with all internet access disabled, it would install with a local account, no Microsoft account required. I don't know if that's still true or not...
  11. Thread: Vpn?

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    I use PIA as well. They're one of the lowest cost...

    I use PIA as well. They're one of the lowest cost providers that I know of and the speed seems fine for what I use it for e.g. no video streaming to speak of.
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    But when/if they change it again .....

    But when/if they change it again .....
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    This is very much an issue with long-haul airline...

    This is very much an issue with long-haul airline crews. I read an article about odd hours sleep disruption. The study quoted said about 20% of people can adapt with no problem, about 40% could cope...
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    I had the same thought. I kinda thought the...

    I had the same thought. I kinda thought the original Maverick car was not all that well received so why resurrect the name. I could be wrong though.
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    The potential problem I see with the automatic...

    The potential problem I see with the automatic devices is if Congress changes the dates for daylight saving time. I have two clocks that don't need to be set at all. Bring it home from the store,...
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    Physical devices DO fail. They're also tiny and...

    Physical devices DO fail. They're also tiny and cheap, keep several copies. At least one copy off site in case of fire/flood/theft. The biggest problem for me would be to keep copies somewhat up to...
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    I mostly can't stand James Carville but he made...

    I mostly can't stand James Carville but he made an observation about Pennsylvania that I think isn't far off. He said there's Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Alabama (rural).
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    I ran into something like that with TSA. I had a...

    I ran into something like that with TSA. I had a cheap multitool in my carry on bag that I forgot about. It made it through one TSA check but got got picked up at the second. TSA offered to escort me...
  19. Thread: Windows 11

    by Curt Harms
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    Some view the end of "feature" updates as a...

    Some view the end of "feature" updates as a feature. :)
  20. Thread: Windows 11

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    DVRs in one place where the old style HDD is...

    DVRs in one place where the old style HDD is better than SSD. DVRs involve a lot of writing, not a strength of SSDs. I'm not sure that the superior data throughput of the SSD is required by a DVR....
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    Yeah, I have one installed on this desktop...

    Yeah, I have one installed on this desktop machine. They're not exactly PCIe, they're referred to as M2. They're sometimes referred to as gum stick drives because that's about how big they are. There...
  22. I wonder if the cup is pressurized somehow. I...

    I wonder if the cup is pressurized somehow. I have the original Earlex model 5000. I've figured the reason it works as well as it does with thicker materials is that the cup is pressurized. I've...
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    I've seen no mention of a moisture meter in this...

    I've seen no mention of a moisture meter in this discussion. I've heard even the inexpensive pin type meters work pretty well. I doubt the inexpensive ones are are as accurate as the more expensive...
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    That's a fact, Bruce. They didn't do Porter Cable...

    That's a fact, Bruce. They didn't do Porter Cable any favors either. Also why I don't own any DeWalt or B & D equipment. I don't trust 'em for anything except 'disposable' stuff like kitchen gadgets...
  25. Not Bob but as posted above I have pretty much...

    Not Bob but as posted above I have pretty much the same machine from Grizzly. I used a 90* HVAC fitting held to the bottom of the belt with a piece of plywood. Yes, it's a pain to change the belt, I...
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