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General Chat / Which SSD is better?
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:02:40 AM »
Pinako warned me that Slickdeals will make you buy stuff that you otherwise wouldn't but you know what? It's ok. I work now so I will spend some money and enjoy things LOL.
I am in the run to buy my first SSD and Slickdeals has one for sale that interests me.
Intel 530 Series 2.5" SATA III MLC SSD: 240GB $136
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-2-5-Inch-Internal-Reseller-SSDSC2BW240A4K5/dp/B00DTPYT78/?t=slicinc-20&tag=slicinc-20&ascsubtag=96751e0523b54d04a041a457c60e72ca

I was reading the comments on Slickdeals and someone mentioned that for a few $ more I can get the faster Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TE250BW/dp/B00E3W1726?t=slicinc-20&tag=slicinc-20&ascsubtag=7185602e88ff471596bdb387676bfc7a

But here is my question. I went to newegg and Amazon and compared the reviews. It seems that The Samsung has higher score in reviews but has a 3 year warranty VS 5 year on the Intel. Does it make sense to buy the Samsung with the shorter warranty? Also, from the reviews seems that more people reported the Intel drive just die some time after use. Personally I always trust Intel with CPUs but am not so sure about SSDs eventhough the warranty is better than Samsung. Samsung is a solid company except I had some problems with their desktop Spinpoint harddrives.

Any ideas?

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General Chat / Recommendation on a database software?
« on: April 11, 2014, 05:01:43 PM »
Can someone recommend a modern database software for offline use not necessarily needed to be shown online but it could be useful if it can output html interactive pages. I'm basically talking about something that I can catalog computer parts I have here and be able to sort the columns any way I want by type or speed or brand etc. Something oldskool I used to use centuries ago like Borland Paradox or on Mac Filemaker Pro. Something simple.  I know I can probably accomplish this in excel but excel is a little too complicated to use and I'm not sure about sorting columns. Thanks!

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To the user it appears normal until you try to download the video. I like many of you download youtube videos and lately been noticing that for some time videos stream with separate audio and video. The firefox plugin I use (flashgot) no longer is able to get the video with sound embedded most of the times I tried. I guess they are little by little converting everything in the background to make it harder for people to download videos. What I noticed on many videos is that the audio is in a .webm file and video in .mp4 or .flv.

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General Chat / Small announcement.
« on: January 09, 2014, 06:08:08 AM »
As of Dec 29 I am employed by the US government working for TSA (security at the airport)(the ones that get the bad press about touching people in the wrong places LOL). I got lucky as 1 out of 20 people who apply actually get hired (info from HR person). It's a part time job with plenty of overtime as I have been told. Benefits are good and the same as a full time US government employees. The yearly pay rate (almost 33K) isn't that good but it is good for the amount of hours I will be working which is 20h/w. My scheduled shift hours are sh*tty 5am-9am Wednesday to Sunday (and so is everyone elses that is brand new to the job). Will begin actual work toward the middle/end of February. I am in classroom training now till end of January then on the job training at the airport. Hopefully I can move up in the federal government and get higher paying and more interesting position later. At this time computer work is hard for me to get so I chose this.

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Over 3 weeks ago I ordered 5 sets of 2 NiMh 1800mAh capacity batteries from ebay for a total of 10 batteries. I bought the batteries to replace the aging ones in my friends cordless phones which the old ones were rated 550mAh and turned out to be about 300mAh. These new ones came in 3 days ago and I tested them with my computerized charger by doing several discharge/charge cycles and then measure the capacity using the test function.  The actual capacity came out to be averaging 200 mAh and I'm not even sure if these are NiMh either. Here is the listing, and these thieves raised the price to $1.55 and I paid $.99 so I guess they are expecting to have people ask for refunds as I did.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120650228679

I knew these were fake capacity ratings but I actually thought that the 1800mAh would be at least half of the advertised capacity which would be better than the 300 mAh that the original batteries have that I tried to replace by buying these.

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General Chat / I give windows 8 the Ahole award.
« on: November 17, 2013, 05:28:34 AM »
I have Windows 8 installed on one of my 5 drives in my PC and for what I believe is the second time it managed to totally take over the boot sectors of my other drives. Yesterday I decided to boot up Windows 8 to do updates as I don't use it as my main OS and it had I think 11 updates to do. Some were office and some other ones. So I do them and then reboot and now my OSX drive no longer loads the bootloader and also my Windows 7 drive has some kind of a boot error. I'm typing this post in 8 as I haven't fixed the other drives yet. This crap happened in the past but it makes me wonder how assholish is Micro$oft getting to basically eliminate its competition by handicapping those other OS boot code. There is no logical reason for M$ to touch the other drives boot sections during routine updates.

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General Chat / Google Chrome: Extensions now ONLY from the Company Store
« on: November 08, 2013, 10:15:09 AM »
Hopefully this will not cause too much problems for the extension developers.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/08/google_chrome_extensions_clampdown/

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... will allow my non wireless network device (network media player like Roku, tv with online media player, blu ray player with online media player, router, lan enabled printer, ethernet network card) access a wireless network.
I believe all of the following devices will allow me to do that and serve the same purpose:

Wifi access point
Wifi bridge
Wifi range extender
Wifi to ethernet adapter

If this is true why are there this many names?
Are these devices called something else that I missed?
Having this many ways of naming the device makes it difficult in buying a good one with good range and features.
Do you have one and can recommend it?

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General Chat / Anyone here tried Google TV?
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:06:23 PM »
I'm thinking of getting one of these because I no longer subscribe to regular cable tv
http://dx.com/c/consumer-electronics-199/hd-media-players-103/android-hd-players-191?sort=rating&sortType=desc
and wondering if its worth it. On Google TV page they say its free but not sure if free = good.

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One of the email lists I subscribe to emailed me info about CryptoLocker virus which probably will not be detected by your antivirus program. I have made the email into a PDF and put it in my dropbox public folder. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1227340/hosthelpers/CryptoLocker.pdf

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General Chat / Many of you are probably too young to remember this
« on: October 10, 2013, 11:35:45 PM »
Found a site with cool stuff from wayyyyy back in my early computing days. I remember seeing some of this on my old 386 with a 540meg harddrive. LOL

http://textfiles.com/directory.html

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General Chat / HAHA! Bill Gates Says Ctrl+Alt+Delete is IBM's Fault
« on: September 28, 2013, 08:23:46 AM »
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/control-alt-delete-ibm-keyboard-bill-gates,24422.html

If there was a single button it would be easier to reset the machine but then also easier to be pressed by mistake.

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General Chat / got a kick out of this one
« on: September 27, 2013, 09:29:02 PM »
went to a site I don't visit too often and seen this:



LOL

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How To's, Tips & Tricks, Scripts / Chrome experiments page
« on: September 26, 2013, 05:56:57 PM »
chrome://flags
Chrome has an interesting page to troubleshoot new experimental features. I had to use this because the new login/password fields box for SSL protected pages was not being auto filled in for me by LastPass addon. I contacted them and they told me to do this:
Go to chrome://flags and change "Views Textfield" to "Disabled" and restart Chrome.
Now it works like before.

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General Chat / Discovered a Java phishing site the other day. Beware!
« on: September 13, 2013, 02:30:24 PM »
I was looking for an English version of a German documentary about 9/11 called "File 911 Unsolved" and stumbled upon this site http://file911unsolved.blogspot.com so I clicked to play it. It popped up a message:
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"WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!

A critical security update has been released and you are required to update your Java Player.
This page will automatically close once the security update has been installed."
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and sent me to this site http://updatejavas.com/. It was a bit strange as I regularly use Ninite to update many softwares including Java. But thinking that I haven't ran Ninite in a few days that there may really be some kind of critical update so I ran it and sure enough there was a update to Java and Java x64. I did the update and then went back to the documentary site and tried to play the video again and it still was telling me that I MUST update my insecure Java. The http://updatejavas.com/ link is weird as all the links on there point to http://updatejavas.com/download.php which I never clicked.

So anyway I figure I post this in case someone else may try to be fooled by these scammers.

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General Chat / Linux based DVR software?
« on: August 08, 2013, 04:16:46 PM »
I would like to turn an old pentium 3 pc into a DVR to capture video from a webcam to work as a security DVR. Anyone can recommend me something like that? Im planning on loading Puppy as it seems to run fastest and requires the least hardware.

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General Chat / Greasemonkey like addon for Chrome
« on: August 01, 2013, 04:20:50 PM »
Just found this the other day. It works like Greasemonkey using the same scripts.
Get it here: http://tampermonkey.net/
Also, once you enable this go into settings and enable Tamperfire and it will provide somewhat slow functionality that Greasefire had.

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I'm doing some research on this for a friend and I set up a poll that will take less than 30 seconds of your time.
Thanks
http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=51e097dde4b0708044dc1bc8

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General Chat / It makes me happy when Apple loses
« on: July 13, 2013, 11:49:20 AM »
With their over inflated prices for everything they sell  stories like this put a smile on my face.
http://rt.com/business/apple-guilty-ebooks-conspiracy-897

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