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  1. Thread: New Toy

    by dugimodo
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    Re: New Toy

    I like my toys so I have Philips hue smart bulbs and amazon echo dots in a couple of rooms, also a $50 wifi switch connected to the garage door button. I really am getting used to just telling alexa...
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    Re: I'm looking at getting a NAS

    I had a Qnap NAS and it had the option to setup real time file sync, I expect other brands do too. It's not a great backup strategy though, real-time means it also backs up file corruption and...
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    Re: Full computer upgrade . Pro needed .

    I would start with this and upgrade / add whatever parts you want.
    10889

    For serious gaming the 3060Ti would be a great choice, and you may want to add a storage drive if 1TB isn't enough for...
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    Re: Full computer upgrade . Pro needed .

    I vote team red, or more specifically AMD Ryzen 5 or 7. Intel may be back on top with their next release but at the moment they use more power, run hotter and struggle to match AMDs performance. On...
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    Re: e-bikes and e-scooters

    I bought an ebike and rode it to work for a year, then it got stolen and I replaced it with a cheaper one but shouldn't have bothered because I got laid of and the new job is just too far away and...
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    Re: Sorting music on PC

    If your car stereo has a line in or bluetooth you could always use a phone to play the music. I do that in the work van because the USB playback resets every time the van starts, so I hear the first...
  7. Thread: Backup??

    by dugimodo
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    Re: Backup??

    I use this https://www.aomeitech.com/aomei-backupper.html but to be totally honest I've never restored from a backup ever.
  8. Thread: Indigenous?

    by dugimodo
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    Re: Indigenous?

    I guess it depends on how you define it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_indigenous_peoples#Polynesia
    I don't recall ever being taught there were only the two, certainly can't find anything to...
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    Re: Looking to replace Gaming Box

    so my 2c

    1) yes
    2) yes, or strictly speaking no but games are getting huge so it depends what he plays and if uninstalling old games to make room for new is an option
    3) if you want an off the...
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    Re: Global Warming hits Aus.

    What I don't like about the "climate change happens naturally" argument is when it's used as an excuse to do whatever the hell we like to the planet and take no blame for the result.

    Death is a...
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    Re: USB Video issue.....

    Probably a codec issue, you could reencode the video to another format or even just invert it twice in the windows app and resave it. Seems to me if the upside down version plays correctly then the...
  12. Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    IF you have access to MS office word is actually pretty good at converting PDF forms into editable documents, at least the newer version of word is.
  13. Re: Advice please for missing optical drive from PC

    Booting off a linux live flash drive should confirm If it's a software issue or a hardware one. Or if you have any bootable optical disk and can get it to boot. You may have to get into the BIOS and...
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    Re: Music media player

    I use VLC, but nothing wrong with winamp if it works for you.
    I was using it until a couple years ago when I reinstalled everything and couldn't find the winamp installer.

    To be honest most media...
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    Re: Small case gaming desktop

    Cases come in almost any realistic size. How small do you want it and what sort of graphics card because that's the main size limitation.

    I built a compact PC into one of these...
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    Re: SSD drive in 9 year old PC ??

    Should be fine, depending on what version of SATA your board has it may limit performance a bit but it should work.
    I would suggest not trying to format it from the older OS versions though, use the...
  17. Re: Happy Easter. Don't forget the reason for the season.

    I don't want to turn this into a discussion on religion, I'll just say I disagree with any of that being proof of a creator and that I agree with piroska that easter is a christian appropriation of...
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    Re: No internet on one pc

    WiFi is great, very convenient and easy. Wired connections however are better in every way except for mobility, if you PC sits in one space consider running a cable to it.
    It's the most physical...
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    Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    I think the toyota van with a roof rack I drive for work does a little better than that on the open road generally when it's not loaded up too much so it seems believable and fairly good to me.
    A...
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    Re: Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    All I was getting at personally is I would not recommend spending money on a hard drive (unless you have another use for it) until getting some indication the laptop can be made to work.

    Try the...
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    Re: Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    What was said was Until we can establish that disconnecting the hard drive changed that it does not sound at all like a perfectly serviceable laptop, hence the suggestion to try booting linux or get...
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    Re: Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    Most modern(ish) boards will search for a boot device when the default setting is missing or unbootable, so yeah it should boot off a flash drive automatically with no hard drive installed.
    Also if...
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    Re: Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    try booting from a linux live flash drive, if everything works ok then consider a hard drive.
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    Re: For your consideration and comment

    There are nuclear technologies that could potentially be much safer and cleaner, it's just such a hot topic that many won't touch it research wise.
    Thorium reactors for example...
  25. Re: The Aliens are monitoring human technology. Really?

    The thing to remember is what UFO stands for - it's not automatically alien just because we don't know what it is. It's a giant leap from seeing a black dot fly past a helicopter to "alien drones"....
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