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    Thanks cpwilson, I finally can dump Thunderbird...

    Thanks cpwilson,
    I finally can dump Thunderbird which is not progressing/updating well recently.
    I now use Fossamail. It looks and feels like Thunderbird, including Lightning.
    I still keep...
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    Paul is right re 10,000rpm hard drive and SSD....

    Paul is right re 10,000rpm hard drive and SSD. SSD is mostly faster.
    In consumer applications, though, it seems in a wash.
    That's why I say. "... about the same."
    As about cost. Millions of...
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    The magic of link is that programs, such as...

    The magic of link is that programs, such as Quicken, do not know and do not care.

    When, say, Quicken, saves a file, it saves to the link My Document.
    It does not care where the true physically...
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    The short answer is yes. Yes, all the files...

    The short answer is yes.
    Yes, all the files will be moved to the location/directory you redirect them to, e.g. to c:\data\.

    The link (such as My Document) is sort of a general name, e.g. 'wife'....
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    About folder links mentioned by Clint. In my...

    About folder links mentioned by Clint. In my experience, it is very important!
    These are links to true locations of the folders, e.g. My Document, My Pictures.
    The default location is being a...
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    Wavy, 'Healing' edge and 'Bleeding' edge!!! Both...

    Wavy, 'Healing' edge and 'Bleeding' edge!!! Both are sick and should be hospitalized.
    But wavy is correct. USB-C 'bleeds' too much, for now.

    I would not plug ANY USB cable to a PC/laptop without...
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    If you plug in more than one USB/external drive,...

    If you plug in more than one USB/external drive, the drive letters are first come first serve.
    Need to use Disk Management if that happens and scrambles the letter assignment.
    USBDLM remembers...
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    Thanks, BruceR, on the tip. I also turn on Disk...

    Thanks, BruceR, on the tip.
    I also turn on Disk Write, Disk Read, Network Receive, and Network Send columns.
    Amazing!
    For my SSD Win7x64Hm laptop, the system DiskWrite is 15MBytes and growing!...
  9. Poll: @kc27 (He asks, "How much is life time ...) I...

    @kc27 (He asks, "How much is life time ...)
    I paid US$200 for life time.
    If divided by 5-year = $40/year! Hah! They got me!
    Break-even point is $200/$25 = 8 years.
    Life time buy is based on...
  10. The Bicycle attack is clever in that it looks at...

    The Bicycle attack is clever in that it looks at bits and pieces of plain-in-the-sight data, know their locations in relations to the 'secret data' (say, a password string). Then it knows the secret...
  11. Thread: Flickr

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    When rotating a jpeg, a compression file format,...

    When rotating a jpeg, a compression file format, it will usually impart a loss (fidelity) due to lossy re-compression. Most programs will have some loss after rotation.
    The below free portable...
  12. 5T5L (5 tries - 5-min lock out) Now that's...

    5T5L (5 tries - 5-min lock out)
    Now that's customer service. Save corp. spending yet stop the auto-hacking.
    You get my vote.

    Even better: 6T3L

    Customers are getting older, ... and older....
  13. Thread: Disk failure

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    Just guessing here. 1. If the USB drive has no...

    Just guessing here.
    1. If the USB drive has no external power adapter (using the USB power from the PC), there maybe a short in the USB enclosure. Or an internal short circuit, or bad connector in...
  14. With promocode (a discount) from Fry's (join by...

    With promocode (a discount) from Fry's (join by email to get it), the 2TB WD Mybook is $79.

    I still advise get 2TB (or 2x 2TB for 4TB) drives than one big >2TB drive ... for now.
    The...
  15. One-day sale flyer from Fry's (Los Angeles area)...

    One-day sale flyer from Fry's (Los Angeles area) on Dec23,2015, for
    WD Mybook 2TB USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0020HBK-NESN
    www.frys.com/product/7859669

    " Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
    WD SmartWare...
  16. Expressing my own opinion: Probably not good for...

    Expressing my own opinion:
    Probably not good for ordinary consumers to have portable encryption hardware with the hard drive.
    When the hardware fails, it is mighty difficult to get back the...
  17. [SOLVED] In Firefox or Chrome, the addon, "Screengrab!",...

    In Firefox or Chrome, the addon, "Screengrab!", can capture the entire page, including hidden portion. Optionally you can customed select area to be saved, or just the displayed portion.

    If you...
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    I assume this forum is mostly free speech, an...

    I assume this forum is mostly free speech,
    an Affinity Space.
    That is, we write about our experience and opinion, report product reviews, and then some.

    And not all participants are experts. ...
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    I recommend copy contents or make ISO files to...

    I recommend copy contents or make ISO files to USB flash drives or SD cards for long term storage.
    You can then make disc copies at will. That is, turn disc into disposable.

    One danger on long...
  20. Thread: A/V synching

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    Audio stream sync-ing with video stream is an on...

    Audio stream sync-ing with video stream is an on going problem for digital formats.
    The first sync method is by film. The sides on the film roll are the audio tracks. Simple and clever automatic...
  21. Sticky: I propose that time is an issue. It is...

    I propose that time is an issue.

    It is expected that hard drive capacity doubles every 3-6 months.
    Currently it is 8TB. We'll see 16TB soon.
    I have a hard time waiting a whole working day to...
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    I use Freetalk adapter, US$39.99 last time I...

    I use Freetalk adapter, US$39.99 last time I check: http://freetalk.me/
    Skype claims no longer update its support for it but it always work, up to current version of Skype.
    It has one Ethernet port...
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    Re "Intel vs AMD? ..." Please be reminded that...

    Re "Intel vs AMD? ..."
    Please be reminded that recent Intel uP (i7) is hardware coded on video conversion. Any test/compare using video encoding will always show Intel wins, hands down.

    If a uP...
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    "LXLE (Linux) worked best on several old...

    "LXLE (Linux) worked best on several old laptops..."
    Hmm, I almost forgot LXLE. Thanks for reminding me. I just repaired an old IBM laptop (!). I'm going to install LXLE to it, run VPN server for...
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    No-lead solder melting requirement is 350C. ...

    No-lead solder melting requirement is 350C.
    Contrary to myth, semiconductor is not damaged during solder flow. The induced mechanical problem is cracks on the board, and on some IC packages. The...
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