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Archival Storage by Flasherly[_2_]
Recent assessment over the state of things, I'm running 10TBytes of HDDs: Five TBye HDD or at once and in addition from a backup reserve. Everything, all the way to a couple of Seagate 200G drives, even a pair of 250G WD Caviers. The latter, although the Seagates are by no means either immune,...
June 28th 18 06:32 PM
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Fixed my new broken chinese keyboard by Flasherly[_2_]
Chinese Blue Mechanical Keyboard Switches. A dozen mini-screw attachments, 5 regular, the rest of which I got to with a Chinese mobile phone repair kit. (Some 30 or so usual screw-type fittings in today's micro and otherwise manufacturing jigsaw fits.) Pulled it apart, two pieces with many...
June 26th 18 10:40 AM
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packaging of DIMMs (new componentry) by [email protected]
I notice that some brands of memory come with the DIMM stuck in a black platic tray (presumably the conductive anti-static stuff) but others are totally in transparent plastic. So is the protection important.
June 23rd 18 04:00 PM
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2T SSD SATA - $250 by Flasherly[_2_]
Direct Chinese marketing - no warranty, no nothing. Except, it is MICRON branded. My Micron, I bought, a USA-distribution of their 256G SSD, cost me four-times, per GByte, more. IOW if that same drive, cost adjusted for this one, it would have cost me $30 instead of $120 I paid:
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June 18th 18 09:20 AM
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Unreally Lucky HDD by Flasherly[_2_]
Slammed a few times the past couple days with fast black/brownouts. Not sure if that exacerbated my HDD, which I'd run diagnostics and begun a few months ago to suspect for a fault. Seagate 2T HDD with probably going on 10 years usage. Diagnostic software "red alerts" prompted me to clear off...
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June 17th 18 05:17 PM
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GPS (Vehicular) update by Flasherly[_2_]
Garmin 010-01532-0F Black Drive 5" USA EX GPS Navigator, A base angle on their now most basic "Drive 50" model, IOW, scaled down and reduced from $150+ (or even more or on same but larger screen models). The numbers mean no hand holding, cuddling, customer support lines, or map updates. ...
June 12th 18 04:56 PM
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Upgrading USB 2 to USB 3 ports on a computer case by Yes[_2_]
I have an Antec 300 Illusion case. There are two USB 2.0 connector ports on the front. I'm thinking that I may want to upgrade them to USB 3.0. Has anyone upgraded USB 2 ports on a chassis to USB 3? I'd like to get some idea of what would need to be done. I could, of course, add a USB 3.0 hub...
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June 11th 18 02:30 PM
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PC with multiple organ failures by [email protected]
I was asked to check out a PC that wouldn't boot. It powered itself off after a second. It looked like mainboard was kaput. Then I checked out all the bits I removed. Both DIMMs were bad, and one of the two hard disks also bad. There was no obvious damage (such as beer spillage). So what do...
June 10th 18 09:20 PM
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Concesus of AMD PSP security issue? by xJumper
There's been a lot of talk lately about CPU vulnerabilities ala Meltown but what is the general consensus with the obvious built in back doors being put into CPU's at the OEM level. AMD Platform Security Processor/Trust Zone Secure Technology which is AMD's version of Intel AMT/Intel Management...
June 10th 18 06:38 PM
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Time Slice Visualizer to Detect Firmware Spyware using CPU. by [email protected]
Now google groups isn't working lol. Anyway here is the tool, I made it available via github cause mijndomein.nl is also not working correctly. https://github.com/SkybuckFlying/HelloWorld/blob/master/TestApplication.exe This tool spawns 1 gui thread and 1 main processing thread. The 1 main...
June 10th 18 06:35 PM
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Win10 ISO on archive.org?? by [email protected]
My partner has a old HP PC, that was originally sold with Win7. It is unfit for latest version of Win10. In another forum, it was suggested to stay with 1703 version if you had it. Microsoft downloads only vomits forth the latest version for punters. If one searches for ISO of older builds, you get...
June 9th 18 04:33 AM
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Intel's Cannon Lake (10 nm) delayed by [email protected]
LONG time coming. Samsung is making 10 nm stuff, but Intel claims their 10 nm is denser than Samsung's. It seems Intel, AMD, Samsung have different definitions of nm lithography. So far, there is a mobile i3. I await something with more grunt. Running Skylake-X on sustained AVX-512 will almost melt...
June 4th 18 05:41 AM
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kaspersky rescue disk by John B. Smith
I thought it was about time i ran a Kaspersky's rescue disk to check for malware etc. I downloaded the latest rescue10 iso as usual, ran rescue2usb.exe to write it onto my Kingston usb drive, as usual, and it came up with an unspecified error while trying to write the iso to the flash drive. I...
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June 3rd 18 04:40 PM
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Unicomp Model-M a disaster by B00ze
Good day all. I love the Model M keyboard, and have several PS/2 ones. I also have 2 Unicomp USB Model M's. Now, I haven't tried the other one of those that I have (without Windows Keys) but the one I am using now is a DISASTER! I do not know what they did with their USB controller, but it is...
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May 30th 18 06:17 AM
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Update your nvidia geforce/graphics driver to be secure ! by [email protected]
I noticed my system crashing while playing this bubble game on agar.io website. Blue screen of death Driver nvlddmkm.sys was at fault. I just checked nvidia's latest driver and it is confirmed that this driver is buggy and not only that but it has some serious security risks ! Therefore I...
May 29th 18 08:12 PM
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Recommend data recovery company? by B00ze
Good day. Got a 15 years old WD IDE hard drive, that was showing ZERO problems in SMART data, suddenly can no longer calibrate (i.e. it can't read anymore.) NOW the SMART data is showing something's wrong. Hard drive "clicks" (heads go back and forth full disk) then quits trying. Have another...
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May 28th 18 09:02 AM
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What is a "Softraid controller"? by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
I thought software raid was simply using windows to mirror two drives, on standard disk controllers. So what is this card I have called a Silicon Image Softraid controller? It does hardware raid (as I would name it) - I can set up arrays in it's own bios before an OS loads. So why do they call...
May 26th 18 05:14 PM
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PCI express graphics in a 1 lane slot? by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
PCI express graphics in a 1 lane slot? Yes I know I can fiddle with extension ribbons, but why have they designed the 1 lane slots to physically not allow longer card to go into them? Is it to stop the user squashing motherboard components which may be nearby? Obviously it would run slower, but...
May 25th 18 07:30 PM
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Cat 5 cable by [email protected]
Where is the best place to get it cheap? I just need 1000 ft roll. This seems a lot cheaper than most. What is the...
May 25th 18 02:17 AM
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How to prevent rubber grip from becoming sticky? by Mr. Man-wai Chang
How to prevent rubber grip from becoming sticky? -- @[email protected] Remain silent! Drink, Blink, Stretch! Live long and prosper!! / v \ Simplicity is Beauty! /( _ )\ May the Force and farces be with you! ^ ^ (x86_64 Ubuntu 9.10) Linux 不借貸! 不詐騙! 不*錢! 不援交!...
May 17th 18 09:56 PM
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