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    Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    I have in my garage a vintage Marconi valve radio receiver and use it frequently.
    The RF, IF and detector stages are glass valve operated but I have converted the
    AF amp and output stages to solid...
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    Re: The film "3 Mile Limit"

    Roscoe: There are several suppliers of Thermionic Valves for vintage radios such as in the link below.
    The cost including shipping needs to be considered. Due to it's age, your radio...
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    Re: M.2 SSD Sata connection.

    OK, Found the answer. The B+M keyed device can be used in all three socket forms : 'B', 'M' and 'B+M'
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    Re: M.2 SSD Sata connection.

    For clarity: A few months ago I purchased on Ebay what was described as a new fully
    working plug & play external M.2 SSD. When delivered I found that there was no SSD
    board inside the enclosure...
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    Re: M.2 SSD Sata connection.

    This is the narrow motherboard inside an external USB enclosure
    to mount a 22mm wide Sata SSD. There are no Mfr or Model
    markings on it. From China.
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    M.2 SSD Sata connection.

    I am not familiar with M.2 SSDs (learning curve) and could use some advice.
    I am led to believe that a B and M keyed SSD card is compatible with an M
    keyed SATA socket but need confirmation.
    Most...
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    Re: Cat6 vs Cat5e cables

    This may help you decide:

    Cat 5e
    The “e” in Cat 5e stands for “enhanced.” There are no physical differences between Cat 5 and Cat 5e cables.
    However, manufacturers build Cat 5e cables under...
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    Re: Cat6 vs Cat5e cables

    Both CAT5e and CAT6 can handle speeds of up to 1000 Mbps, or a Gigabit per second.
    The main difference between CAT5e and CAT6 cable lies within the bandwidth the cable
    can support for data...
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    Re: Windows System Restore-Yeah Right!

    This may be worth checking: Check Volume Shadow Copy.
    Applicable up to and including Win 7. Don't know about Win 10.

    The Volume Shadow Copy utility from Windows creates backups of your Windows...
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    Re: Windows System Restore-Yeah Right!

    I agree that Niel F's problem is probably the amount of space allocated
    for the restore points. Mine is always configured for 10% of drive space
    and I've never had his problem. I also backup weekly...
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    Re: Do you wait up to bring in the New Year?

    They have now gone to bed, so perhaps now would be the right time
    for the bagpipes!
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    Re: Do you wait up to bring in the New Year?

    I have just posted this sarky note through my next door neighbor's
    letterbox at 4.30 am on New Years day. I wonder what reaction I will get:-

    Karl, Happy New Year,

    I...
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    Re: What an absolute lot of twaddle!

    Quote: "All the names are made up names. Why?". Why not?
  14. Thread: Black Friday

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    Re: Black Friday

    I never get sucked into making purchases in response to Black Friday adverts /offers,
    unless an item I NEED and have searched for has been reduced in price. It seems to
    me that it is an annual...
  15. Thread: Black Friday

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    Re: Black Friday

    Black Friday deals have arrived even thought the big event is actually just under a week away.

    Its felt like we cant move for seeing a Black Friday advert these past few days, but well...
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    Re: DVD files convertin

    Format Factory (free) works OK for me.
    Download from here:
    http://www.pcfreetime.com/formatfactory/index.php?language=en
  17. Thread: PJ

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    Re: PJ

    Where is Speedy? He was such an active member.
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    Re: 1080 vs 1260 resolution

    With MPC-HC you also have these Height/Width and other adjustments in the right click
    on screen menu. Select "Pan & Scan" for the list of adjustments.
  19. Thread: Buzzing Issues

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    Re: Buzzing Issues

    ditto Lawrence post. I've had this a couple of times and the noise has been
    caused by bearings of the graphics card fan. In fact, I am awaiting delivery
    of a replacement for this reason. Stop the...
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    Re: Toshiba laptop keyboard playin up.

    Yes Wainui, thanks for pointing that out. Just shows how careful we need to be.
    I searched for the L55-C5392 and up came the L55 video which I assumed to be
    for that model unaware of the many...
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    Re: Toshiba laptop keyboard playin up.

    The repair video clip I posted shows the disassembly, keyboard renewal and reassembly
    of the Toshiba L55. It also lists all of the replacement parts available for that model.
    I would open it up and...
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    Re: Toshiba laptop keyboard playin up.

    This repair video clip may be helpful:
    https://www.laptopinventory.com/LaptopInventory.php/Toshiba/Satellite/L55/Keyboard
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    Re: youTube downloads stopped working

    I use '4K VideoDownloader' and have not had any problems. Give it a try.
    You just copy the video URL then paste it into the downloader which saves
    it in a folder.There are quality settings etc in...
  24. Thread: Printer Problem

    by blanco
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    Re: Printer Problem

    For those who may be interested: 'Unlock Folder' program suggested on Bleeping Computer Forum.
    My last post: Result of running the prog:
    The 'Unlock Folder showed that folder to be unlocked but...
  25. Thread: Printer Problem

    by blanco
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    Re: Printer Problem

    Wainui; It was a new hard drive with fresh win install. Thanks, see below.

    Piroska: You are a darling. As you suggested, created a 2nd user account
    and logged in with that. Selected all the...
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