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  1. Seriously, use an extension cord in series with a...

    Seriously, use an extension cord in series with a 1500 Watt power strip? Wake up folks. Aside from being extremely frowned upon by any Inspector from your insurance carrier and your local Code peeps,...
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    If Disk Check worked, then you had corrupt data...

    If Disk Check worked, then you had corrupt data in the directory (or associated pointers) that windows could not decipher and therefore, could not delete. It will not touch locked or corrupt data...
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    As stated by others, the OP asked about what...

    As stated by others, the OP asked about what hardware, not what apps or functionality to purloin. That makes the Admin wrong injecting that the loss does not occur when the HD(s) does (do) fail out...
  4. Still using Win2K without issues of any kind...

    Still using Win2K without issues of any kind despite losing support from many vendors such as Adobe, Malwarebytes and M$.
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    Wow, numbers, specs, joules, impedance? Only one...

    Wow, numbers, specs, joules, impedance? Only one of you posters seems to have a degree in EE, and even that I am not certain of.

    Depressing to read most of these posts. I do not know where to...
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    Not one issue with all the offered updates...

    Not one issue with all the offered updates including NET patches on my old Sony Vaio Laptop running XP Pro two days ago. I will not be certain of whatever M$ does intend to do to us. Their money path...
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    No matter which one you decide to use, do...

    No matter which one you decide to use, do yourself a favor: use a thermal laser tool to actually measure the case temp at various places to confirm that your software reads the imbedded thermistor's...
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    For those persons capable of being able to...

    For those persons capable of being able to perform a low-level format, which is NOT the standard format offered by DOS or Windows, generally four or more passes will render the media unreadable to...
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    Memory testing using memchk should never show any...

    Memory testing using memchk should never show any errors unless they are bad, overheated, or have bad sockets. Please check it.
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    You most certainly can recharge them yourself.

    You most certainly can recharge them yourself.
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    Power Strips

    There is nothing at all wrong using extension cords to other devices from the output of your UPS. Wives tale in force. In addition, I always use a quality commercial grade power strip with good three...
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    speedball, If you use a computer, you can...

    speedball,

    If you use a computer, you can never have real time operation. It does not exist in the digital world of computers. Interrupts are grabbing cpu cycles all the time. You can minimize the...
  13. MS MSE and internal firewall are bare bones tools...

    MS MSE and internal firewall are bare bones tools that do not deserve to be on machines that have anything more than cartoons on them. Seriously. Do you selves a favor and get almost anything else...
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    MSE is well known to be only fair in what it is...

    MSE is well known to be only fair in what it is suppose to do and the OP is correct in that if something happens to its update progress, things can go quite awry. I have not seen an uninstaller for...
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    CD and DVD are written to using digital data,...

    CD and DVD are written to using digital data, only. Analog data can not be written to them from your pc - it does not use analog data. It can take in analog data via some appendage such as a data...
  16. Why is the antenna $1000? Seems like you are...

    Why is the antenna $1000? Seems like you are being totally screwed over unless you have restrictions that seem totally impossible to deal with. UHF is mostly line of sight, ergo, outdoors and high is...
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    Your pack probably has at least one bad cell when...

    Your pack probably has at least one bad cell when compared to the others, Laptops generally shut down on low voltage sensed, not current available and if one cell goes flat output wise it may be...
  18. Thread: Tired DVD drive

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    True, yet usually a little white grease on the...

    True, yet usually a little white grease on the gearing will fix the issue. Tiny motor working against harden/sticky grease.
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    It is not the battery causing time loss unless it...

    It is not the battery causing time loss unless it is indeed dead and your clock and CMOS settings would all go back to as manufactured settings if that were to happen which is rare, it is a...
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    Agreed, 1024 or 2048 sectors would/should make it...

    Agreed, 1024 or 2048 sectors would/should make it all available under Windows, but Windows software (drivers and hardware that fix the data read and write lengths per rev) may have some hiccups...
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    It would also help if your software was written...

    It would also help if your software was written for multi-cores, most are not. Those that are not can be assigned to a specific core using affinity settings so you can divide up the single threaded...
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    You will find that most of these to NOT give...

    You will find that most of these to NOT give accurate temp readings but do provide relative warning indications. To be clear, use an good, accurate infrared temp probe or surface contact type to...
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    Yes, the newer installs require glasses to locate...

    Yes, the newer installs require glasses to locate the skip all offers after checking the two boxes in an earlier screen but it is foolproof. I have used it since 1999 or so without a single issue...
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    I would suspect there is an EPROM in it to keep...

    I would suspect there is an EPROM in it to keep settings regardless of primary battery condition. Foolish if not on board and memory, more or less. will hardly be noticeable to anything but a gram...
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    8 equals carp in almost all facets of its design....

    8 equals carp in almost all facets of its design. I will go to Mac before I ever entertain buying it or anything that comes with it.
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