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    "Twenty minutes to get to a Home Depot?!? What...

    "Twenty minutes to get to a Home Depot?!? What the heck are we living in, 'olden times'?" :)
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    If having to have Google/Microsoft accounts is...

    If having to have Google/Microsoft accounts is high up on your list of problems, you have to admit you've got a pretty good life.

    So start paying cash for everything, switch to a flip-phone, run...
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    "Corgis only shed twice a year." "Yeah, once for...

    "Corgis only shed twice a year."
    "Yeah, once for seven months, once for five."
    :)
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    "Self-cleaning brush" is high on my must-have...

    "Self-cleaning brush" is high on my must-have list: I have an older cordless Dyson that could use work in that area.
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    Inquiring minds want to know: is the self-mapping...

    Inquiring minds want to know: is the self-mapping feature good enough to keep the widget from throwing itself down the stairs when used on an upper floor?

    (Just ordered a 'renewed' Shark IQ from...
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    Ok, got it, Acer monitor on a desktop...

    Ok, got it, Acer monitor on a desktop machine...just can't believe my lying eyes sometimes. :)
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    I'm almost afraid to ask why (and/or how) a HP...

    I'm almost afraid to ask why (and/or how) a HP setup program is running on an Acer laptop...
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    Huh. You must have hit it on a rather odd day,...

    Huh. You must have hit it on a rather odd day, weather-wise. Being a SoCal beach town, the weather is pretty stable about 350 days a year.

    But your statement reminded me of a business trip I had...
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    I've given away larger disks than that. :) At...

    I've given away larger disks than that. :)

    At this point, 1TB costs maybe $50 for name-brand, but it gets cheaper as you ramp up the size: Costco has 8TB Seagates for $120, or $15/TB.
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    One thing I wasn't able to determine (without...

    One thing I wasn't able to determine (without actually trying it) was what constitutes a "photo" in this context. Full-resolution, yes, but JPEG only, or do other formats qualify? The vast majority...
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    My nominee for "Typo of the Week". :)

    My nominee for "Typo of the Week". :)
  12. Thread: Windows 11

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    Huh. Just looked at the update page on this...

    Huh. Just looked at the update page on this machine and found that both Win11 and Win10 21H2 are available.

    I know that "quality" updates will continue for Win10 going forward, but I sort of...
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    Not really relevant to the original question, but...

    Not really relevant to the original question, but that pipe in the floor looks like it would be an incoming freeway for ants in dry weather.
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    I strongly suspect most of us could find...

    I strongly suspect most of us could find something better to do with $27B.
    One each of everything Festool makes would put a good dent in it...
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    Same version of Corel? I'm seeing similar print...

    Same version of Corel? I'm seeing similar print driver sluggishness in Corel, but it came on all of a sudden with my last upgrade (to CD2019). It affects all print drivers, from the ancient ULS laser...
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    Just curiosity again, but does a virtualized...

    Just curiosity again, but does a virtualized Win10 image undergo the same update regime as a native Win10 install?
    Or does it behave like a "Groundhog Day" snapshot of its installed state?
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    I wondered about that: if you have Windows...

    I wondered about that: if you have Windows XP/7/whatever and a bunch of apps installed on a VM, is there actually a way to transplant that whole image onto new hardware? By that I mean, not moving it...
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    Agreed. I'm mostly speculating on possible...

    Agreed.

    I'm mostly speculating on possible causes of the "old age slowdown" syndrome that seems to affect a lot of Windows machines. (At this point none of mine exhibit it.) It could well just be...
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    A perfectly reasonable answer to a question I...

    A perfectly reasonable answer to a question I didn't ask. :) Again, I don't even care about raw disc access speed: there hasn't been a rotating HD in any of my machines for several years now. (Well,...
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    Getting an app to install is only half the...

    Getting an app to install is only half the battle. Again, it depends on whether the host machine's driver can handle the legacy hardware GS7 is driving. Some of this stuff requires very low level...
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    Layoffs aren't always a bad thing. The father of...

    Layoffs aren't always a bad thing. The father of a friend of mine worked for Martin Marietta in Denver in the early 1970s. He said that he'd never taken any official vacation time.

    In a typical...
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    If you really need unlimited data, there are...

    If you really need unlimited data, there are probably cheaper alternatives. But if you're not watching movies on your phone, the lower tiers work fine. I've never gotten anywhere near the limit of my...
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    I don't think that helps Kev's main problem: at...

    I don't think that helps Kev's main problem: at some level, the virtual machine is using the host's device drivers, which don't play well with the external hardware it's connected to. We're not...
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    Computer Slowdowns

    A spin-off from Kev's latest adventure...

    The common syndrome of late-model Windows machines getting slower as time goes by got me thinking. Every noticeable slowdown I've encountered in recent...
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    Been with Consumer Cellular for over five years...

    Been with Consumer Cellular for over five years now, no serious complaints. They have a wide range of phones available (both flip and smart, Apple and Android, if you live in a mixed household), or...
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