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  1. Thread: Backup program

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    Re: Backup program

    Do we assume you’re windows or are you Linux.

    Windows includes a backup program that can do image based and file based backups.

    I also use acronis true image which you can get for about $50.
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    Re: Print text message from Android

    Yeah. Took me a bit to figure it out. I’m primarily an Apple user. But have a work android
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    Re: Print text message from Android

    I'd copy the text to an email and print that (from android if you an figure out how), or send it to a pc and print from there.. Hard without knowing your printer capabilities (and yours)

    With...
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    Re: MotherBoard and Memory

    There should be a bunch including non manufacturer ones. For best performance, get the ones they specify.....but I've never bothered before. Maybe if I was gaming more or crypto mining I might....
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    Re: Covid Tracer App

    There’s no need. The door scanners pick up you COVID chip you received when getting vaccinated….and it can follow you down the street.

    Because it’s not a log, it’s to help remind you of where...
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    Re: Repeats of Mr Bean on TV

    You know they invented this magic button on a tv called an off button?


    Incidentally if anyone that actually likes bean, it’s on Amazon. Mr 12 watched them a month or so ago.
  7. Thread: Water filters

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    Re: Water filters

    I'm in Lower Hutt. We used to be a natural acquifier, but around the time of the Napier/Hastings had it's water issues where people got sick...around the Wellington earthquake was it? They found...
  8. Thread: Water filters

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    Re: Water filters

    Even though we're on town supply, we went whole house sediment and carbon filters (Purtec WH-60). Did this after they put chlorine our water. We tend to go through the filters every 6 months and...
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    Re: Can I move %APPDATA% ?

    It can be done, generally requires a reg hack to change all your paths....there's quite a few places.

    You also have to have another account that can access your profile dir and move it - else if...
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    Re: Theatrical Unveiling by TV One Reporters

    I guess by doing that they’re showing people wearing masks is normal. Like the old days of being seen wearing a bike helmet
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    Re: Wifi from the mailbox?

    Mqtt is a message service that you have to run at home. Bit overkill for what you’re doing. I have all my house temperatures and lots of other stuff running through mine, it’s heavily used. ...
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    Re: Wifi from the mailbox?

    How is your arduino talking to ifttt? I use mqtt internally in my network for all sorts of stuff, but seems a bit over the top for just one device

    Or your could just write some code to talk to...
  13. Thread: Zoom

    by psycik
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    Re: Zoom

    I have a zoom “server”. Which my son uses for talking to his friends. That doesn’t have to sign on every 40 mins. And should t the “paying” be by the church not every client that tries connecting to...
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    Re: Alt Code in Windows 10

    I think you use the numeric keypad. But I didn't get a square root symbol.
    251 = ¹
    0251 = û

    I normally google for it: and past it in: √
  15. Thread: Covid

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    Re: Covid

    No stop for me, working as normal. Since last lock down our office has closed and we work from home, so switching from normal to level 4 doesn’t really make much difference.
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    Re: Wifi from the mailbox?

    Using a microswitch:
    https://www.jaycar.co.nz/mailbox-notifier#Assembling
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    Re: Wifi from the mailbox?

    I've seen stuff with a weight sensor on a little arduino (D1 mini or the like). Or if it's got a slot, put a real light flap over the back that will be disturbed if a ltter comes in, then you could...
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    Re: Wifi from the mailbox?

    Is your mail box with a lid, or just a slot?

    If it was a lid, you could put a contact sensor on the lid and then you could be notified of that....I had a zigbee contact sensor on mine for a while...
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    Re: Tesla battery fire

    Oh no an electric car caught fire…ban them all. But let’s leave all the ice cars catch fires and not bother reporting on those either (because it’s too frequent)
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    Re: How to create a System Image in Win10?

    One built in to windows.

    Backup and restore (windows 7). Part of windows 10. They call it legacy, but it does a system image.

    Or you can buy acronis true image.
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    Re: Fast Server shut down

    If you control it with a mouse, then a shortcut on the desktop (add it to task bar if you really want to) will be the quickest way.

    Else, in control panel look for power options, buried in there...
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    Re: Fast Server shut down

    Can'y you just use the power button on the PC....also some keyboards do have a power button on them. (more laptops), of if you have a specific manufactured keyboard with keyboard software you could...
  23. Thread: WiFi Speeds

    by psycik
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    Re: WiFi Speeds

    Generally it's almost impossible for wireless to match wired. The fact at 100mbps you were able is great. But as fibre pushes our internet speeds up to 1gbps, wireless doesn't keep up. That...
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    Re: America still using the Imperial System

    Because everyone needs to be able to measure 118/125" (24mm) lol
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    Re: I'm looking at getting a NAS

    I have a local Nextcloud server here at home. You install the client is it’s like Dropbox in that if you save a file there it’ll sync to the server.

    That can be installed in a nas if the nas...
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