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    May I say there is confusion here. In system...

    May I say there is confusion here.
    In system point of view, and the inventor of the name CMOS, was by PC systems people ... for PC system, not for the component chip.
    It's meant to be the...
  2. This is an unknown gem for quite a while. PS2...

    This is an unknown gem for quite a while.
    PS2 ports have 5V output. (Pin-9 of VGA too!)

    Yes, mouse PS2 specification says its 5V is only 275mA (0.275A) capable. In 'modern' PCs, it is rarely...
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    @Coochin Great post. Reminder: PC/laptop is...

    @Coochin
    Great post.

    Reminder: PC/laptop is hardier than you think.
    When lightening strikes, or power line spike hits, and your PC/laptop does not boot, don't immediately go out and buy a new...
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    In theory, reading does not alter life of SSD....

    In theory, reading does not alter life of SSD. Only write cycles do.

    In reading, it senses the voltage of the memory cell only. In writing, it alters the states as well as physical properties of...
  5. Sometimes the earphone jack/plug is the problem....

    Sometimes the earphone jack/plug is the problem. Earphone jack/plug is the most inferior design ever made, IMO. But its use is the most widely spread and longest lasting.

    Some solutions:
    1. Twist...
  6. I downloaded Stylepix Portable free version and...

    I downloaded Stylepix Portable free version and tried it. (The paid Pro version is not portable.)
    Resizing by dragging corners does not work. Width sizing does not work. Only vertical sizing works....
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    I change FF29 to 'default 29.0.1' theme, with...

    I change FF29 to 'default 29.0.1' theme, with dark blue menu bar. The active tab now stands out in light blue.
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    First, if it works, don't mess with it. Second,...

    First, if it works, don't mess with it.
    Second, if you want to, or have to update BIOS, then do a complete backup first. Verify it as well. Better, do a drive image of your entire hard drive. Your...
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    I cannot help to smash a myth: Spinning a fan...

    I cannot help to smash a myth:
    Spinning a fan externally will not damage the fan, electrically or its electronics.

    I knew it was not true but needed data/experiment to verify. So ...
    Cut the...
  10. Even if under admin user mode, we seldom need...

    Even if under admin user mode, we seldom need admin rights while surfing. Lower your admin rights to limited user rights on the browser(s). It will increase security further under admin mode.
    For...
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    I try separating desktop from mobile (cell,...

    I try separating desktop from mobile (cell, tablet).
    On desktop, it shows Chrome is the win and still rises fast, the rest falls. IE falls fastest. Firefox slowly.
    On mobile devices (including...
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    In public hot spots, traffic maybe congested. ...

    In public hot spots, traffic maybe congested.
    The 'gatekeeper' may allow a set-limit number of log on users. Once it is full, no more entry. (Think of a full parking lot). From time to time,...
  13. Thread: Super backup

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    People of today may forget that tape is a...

    People of today may forget that tape is a 'linear' device:
    Tape goes in from one side, comes out from another side.
    This shortcoming (slow) is also its strength!

    Read and write heads are...
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    You can always enable back the built-in MS...

    You can always enable back the built-in MS Messenger service. It is still there. But need to setup group policy for security.

    Congrats Starvinmarvin re passing Gibson ShieldsUP test.
    I think your...
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    I have seen error like that. Reproducible too ......

    I have seen error like that. Reproducible too ... due mostly to new USB boxes with recent controller chips, especially for USB3.0.
    If your USB hard drive box is USB 3.0, plugging into USB2.0 port,...
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    Please be aware that it 1. opens port 2xxx 2....

    Please be aware that it
    1. opens port 2xxx
    2. uses TCP/IP UDP protocol

    It means a port is open to possible intrusion. Please visit Gibson Research web site for details re the vulnerabilities....
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    Very interesting problem. I re-read your post....

    Very interesting problem.
    I re-read your post. May I suggest this:
    1. Connect a wired mouse and a wired keyboard.
    2. Uninstall, using RevoUninstaller or equivalent, to completely remove Logitech,...
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    This may or may not help. Corrupted, or with...

    This may or may not help.
    Corrupted, or with errors in, upper and lower filters maybe the problem.
    Delete the data of the filter(s). Reboot and let Windows rebuild it/them (default is blank).
    ...
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    Be advised that some encrypt tools require...

    Be advised that some encrypt tools require administrator rights. Limited rights user cannot use them on USB devices.
    For USB encrypt/decrypt, use tools that do NOT require administrator rights.
    I...
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    @BruceR, access-mdb, re frequent password change...

    @BruceR, access-mdb, re frequent password change and its unintended consequence, I agree totally.
    <Do we change our door keys every 90 days?> Hey, our door is totally exposed to all elements too.
    ...
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    @billrice and F.U.N. downtown, 1GB/s! PCIe3!...

    @billrice and F.U.N. downtown,
    1GB/s! PCIe3! Yeah, I'm interested! (But interest must = wallet size. I'll check the latter from time to time.)
    Thanks for the info.
  22. Thread: HDD questions

    by scaisson
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    May I add my 2 cents. For compatibility and...

    May I add my 2 cents.
    For compatibility and peace of mind ... Use IDE-USB2.0 adapter, *NOT* IDE-USB3.0 adapter.

    There is no speed enhancement using USB3.0. IDE speed is the bottle neck anyway....
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    I still use Linksys WRT54G router too. The...

    I still use Linksys WRT54G router too.
    The router IPs seem strange from the normal default addresses.
    Your present IPs are 198.162.1.1 / 198.162.11.1. Are they typo errors on your post?
    Usual...
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    Google Update is like a pest, very hard to...

    Google Update is like a pest, very hard to eliminate/terminate/liquidate ...
    guta515.tmp and related folders/files of similar names are from Google Update app/program.
    If you install Google...
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    @Stano, thanks for the rant. Now I don't have to!...

    @Stano, thanks for the rant. Now I don't have to!
    Time to search and prepare to switch from Skype. Change change change. The only constant is change.
    Don't blame MS though. The always-log-on is...
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