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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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    Re: USB expansion hub causing problems to read SD...

    Re: USB expansion hub causing problems to read SD card.

    Specifications (5V supply, 4.75V-5.25V):
    USB2.0, each port: Default 0.5A, some PC+OS can optionally select 1A
    USB3.0, each port: Default...
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    Corsair is correct: Pull outside cool air through...

    Corsair is correct: Pull outside cool air through its heat sink.

    The hottest components, generally most expensive and most important, is the cpu. Should lower its temperature fast, first and...
  5. My 2 cents: If all your devices do not use/have...

    My 2 cents:
    If all your devices do not use/have 5GHz wifi, no point buying the expensive "AC" version, or dual frequency (or called 'dual channel') routers. "N300" version would be fine, even "N150"...
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    I also use Pickpick.exe. It is portable app, no...

    I also use Pickpick.exe. It is portable app, no need to install.
    I ran it sandboxed and verified that Pickpick did not write to registry nor call-home, aka clean portable app.

    If you use Firefox...
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    If I were building a new house, I would pull two...

    If I were building a new house, I would pull two Cat5e or Cat6 cables on each socket. Or, at least add a 4-wire cable in additional to the network cable. You never know. The extra cable(s) helps in...
  8. I have never tried this but here is the...

    I have never tried this but here is the suggestion:
    Port forwarding is nothing more than a 'hole' open for specific Lan IP.
    Easier to remember if the external port and the internal port is the...
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    May check power management. In 'advance' section,...

    May check power management. In 'advance' section, there is a setting to turn off other cores to save power.
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    Hope my reply is not too late. I have experience...

    Hope my reply is not too late.
    I have experience with TP Link Powerline Ethernet Adapter, the 200 and 500/600(?), and also Actiontec brand of same speeds.
    Of 6 TP Link 200, one failed in 2 months....
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    FYI Media Bit Rates: Best bit rate (max), the...

    FYI
    Media Bit Rates:

    Best bit rate (max), the specification and standard:
    HDTV = 20 Mbps
    DVD = 9.8Mbps (about 10Mbps)
    SVCD = 5.7Mbps
    VCD = 1.1Mbps

    Best resolution (max):
  12. Router is like a tiny computer but is running...

    Router is like a tiny computer but is running only one program: routing. There will be overhead, maybe 10%-20%. On top of that, the internet side (WAN) speed is shared by all the local networks, be...
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    frequentbiter, Re: "Do not fool with...

    frequentbiter, Re: "Do not fool with FREE...admonition"
    Members would appreciate if you elaborate and attach data.
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    This has nothing to do with the printer in...

    This has nothing to do with the printer in question here but
    *does* relate to wireless printing.

    Wireless has no WOL (Wake on Lan).

    If the wireless printer is in sleep, you cannot print by...
  15. Good tip re using coffee filter. I tried it on...

    Good tip re using coffee filter.
    I tried it on cleaning up Goo-b-gone. Effective. The coffee filter absorbs the oily residue.
    Goo-b-gone is to clean out sticky leftover by stickers (such as price...
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    Yes, MUST buy "*4* frequencies" cell phone. "3"...

    Yes, MUST buy "*4* frequencies" cell phone. "3" frequencies are not enough. THEN also to ask for encoding support such as GSM ,CDMA, TDSMA.

    Some phones list the 4 frequencies on a label under the...
  17. [SOLVED] Amazing and valuable info. Thanks, bbearren. ...

    Amazing and valuable info. Thanks, bbearren.
    Learn something everyday.
    Apparently it also applies to laptop.
    I immediately tried it on my laptop and it is also true!
    I then used a USB LED light...
  18. I also own an HP dm1 laptop (or is it mini-laptop...

    I also own an HP dm1 laptop (or is it mini-laptop or netbook?). And 2 more HP-dm1 I 'manage' for friends/relatives.
    Yes, I have slow down problems and I hope my experience helps.

    1.HP installs...
  19. Time will tell if a material is harmful. It is...

    Time will tell if a material is harmful. It is prudent to approaching new material with caution though.
    I'd say most new materials are not harmful or only minimally harmful. But why take the risk?...
  20. 95C, wow, that's hot. For consumer electronics,...

    95C, wow, that's hot.
    For consumer electronics, if the outside sensor (external to the chip) is that hot, the chip is very hot. And hot spots inside it are even hotter.

    The given specifications...
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    I used an unique email address (only for EaseUS)...

    I used an unique email address (only for EaseUS) to order from EaseUS. Now I receive spam using this email address.
    Either EaseUS has lax security or they sell the email list for extra profit.
    I...
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    I simply run web browser exclusively in sandbox,...

    I simply run web browser exclusively in sandbox, or from VM (virtual machine).
    My wife, had been hit by drive-by, now runs web in sandbox 100%.
    Better still, as RG says: Backup, backup, and...
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    Question A is like this: 1. Like free software...

    Question A is like this:
    1. Like free software
    2. Apple is 2X Windows PC price
    3. Install some software yourself

    And question B:
    1. Mostly boot up and use the web exclusively
    2. Seldom...
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    I'm not aware you can run both audio hardware....

    I'm not aware you can run both audio hardware. (Yes, it is 2 hardware: one on the motherboard and one in a sound card). BIOS toggles one or the other.

    However, if you buy another brand of sound...
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    'External' I take it to mean USB2.0 hard drive....

    'External' I take it to mean USB2.0 hard drive. You can format to exFat; I assume then the OS is Win7 and up.
    Still, sometimes the PC hardware maybe old. It may have limit on hard drive size: no...
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