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May 25, 20, 2:11 am
Replies: 39
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Posted By nkedel

I remember ads for that and for DesqView; I don't...

I remember ads for that and for DesqView; I don't think I used it much, and had never purchased my own copy - my folks were late to getting a 386 and my own personal systems were older generations...
May 22, 20, 11:06 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,138
Posted By nkedel

What sort of hungry applications? "several...

What sort of hungry applications? "several browsers each with multiple tabs open" doesn't sound like much.

High end office-style (non-gaming) desktop prices have cratered, and even low end desktop...
Jan 21, 20, 8:53 am
Replies: 95
Views: 9,050
Posted By nkedel

Happens to both SSDs and HDDs; almost all...

Happens to both SSDs and HDDs; almost all computer parts follow a bathtub curve (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_curve) to at least some degree.

For desktop drives where impact is rarely an...
Jan 20, 20, 11:47 am
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Views: 9,050
Posted By nkedel

Sure, makes sense, and for those of us where $30...

Sure, makes sense, and for those of us where $30 isn't much money (or even if it is, for folks who don't do their own upgrades, where the cost of paying someone else to upgrade it is significant),...
Jan 20, 20, 11:33 am
Replies: 95
Views: 9,050
Posted By nkedel

SSDs fail at a much lower rate than HDDs; it's...

SSDs fail at a much lower rate than HDDs; it's always worth backing things up, but compared to the risk of losting an HDD to drop/shock/vibration (even with freefall sensors in some systems) the risk...
Jan 20, 20, 10:55 am
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Views: 9,050
Posted By nkedel

$99.99 for a number of decent ones...

$99.99 for a number of decent ones (https://amzn.to/30CezPn) and a couple of non-brand ones a few dollars under... although the one I'd recommend there as an HDD upgrade is single digits dollars over...
Oct 9, 19, 9:36 pm
Replies: 1,151
Views: 214,133
Posted By nkedel

...and of course, the rumors turned out to be...

...and of course, the rumors turned out to be wrong, and the models replaced were the M6 (now M6mkII) and the M100 with the M200. Grrr...

Still, the M6 has proved to have addressed pretty much...
Oct 9, 19, 1:18 am
Replies: 1,151
Views: 214,133
Posted By nkedel

I'd generally agree, although with the exception...

I'd generally agree, although with the exception for the reason I got into the EOS M line -- if you have an existing investment in Canon EF or EF-S lenses.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 5, 19, 5:15 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 63,563
Posted By nkedel

Ordering it with "cheese on the side" is an...

Ordering it with "cheese on the side" is an intriguing concept and I wonder if places would go for that. I can't see why not, and while I am a big fan of cheeseburgers a few places I can think of...
Aug 5, 19, 12:51 am
Replies: 95
Views: 9,050
Posted By nkedel

Getting to Settings or the old control panels...

Getting to Settings or the old control panels aren't exactly hard, even if you don't use search. Ditto for device manager. Most of the really annoying changes happened with the release of 8, and...
Aug 5, 19, 12:45 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By nkedel

If you're conversant with the command line, there...

If you're conversant with the command line, there are a whole bunch of tools -- ffmpeg is free and works on Windows, Mac or Linux although the details of how to install it will be different for each....
Aug 3, 19, 9:46 pm
Replies: 1,151
Views: 214,133
Posted By nkedel

After looking seriously at the EOS R and RP, I...

After looking seriously at the EOS R and RP, I decided they're still too big and heavy to replace my M3 and too expensive for a walkabout, and with prices down on the M6 to sub-$500 and most of the...
Jul 16, 19, 5:03 pm
Replies: 1,151
Views: 214,133
Posted By nkedel

I don't follow m43s models, but it wouldn't...

I don't follow m43s models, but it wouldn't surprise me if there are some m43 camera bodies over $1000. There certainly are still APS-C mirrorless cameras and DSLRs which sell new above $1000, but...
Jul 16, 19, 8:26 am
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Views: 214,133
Posted By nkedel

Also, cost. The entry point with a lens to DSLR...

Also, cost. The entry point with a lens to DSLR or APS-C/m43 mirrorless is < $500 new; used can be as little as about $250.

Even with the cheaper crop of $1300-$1500ish FF bodies (and matching...
May 16, 19, 5:26 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 31,563
Posted By nkedel

They're all going to feel rather long compared to...

They're all going to feel rather long compared to the Note 4, but the width should be pretty comfortable; as someone who was on the Nexus 6 and then the Mate 9, the current crop of 6.2-6.4"...
May 16, 19, 12:21 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 31,563
Posted By nkedel

Google One is a pretty good deal. I'm on the 2TB...

Google One is a pretty good deal. I'm on the 2TB plan, since I've got my phone, my wife's phone, my mother in law's phone and my kids' tablets to back up.

There's a case to be made for other...
May 15, 19, 6:50 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 31,563
Posted By nkedel

SD cards are much more survivable than phones...

SD cards are much more survivable than phones themselves. It won't help with loss/theft, or with some extreme forms of damage (fire likely kills the card as well) but it's really hard to kill an SD...
Feb 14, 19, 9:22 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 9,645
Posted By nkedel

I had actually forgotten that about the X1...

I had actually forgotten that about the X1 Carbon, and that's one advantage of the Dell Latitude 7490. I doubt my wife is ever going to need to go to 32gb on hers (or likely 64gb, when 32gb DIMMs...
Feb 11, 19, 1:23 am
Replies: 102
Views: 9,645
Posted By nkedel

There's a VLC build for ChromeOS. VLC plays...

There's a VLC build for ChromeOS. VLC plays almost anything, including DVDs -- really the only exception I can think of are things that use more modern DRM (and it will happily play BluRay images...
Jan 5, 19, 2:43 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,864
Posted By nkedel

Not 4K, but I've got one of these:...

Not 4K, but I've got one of these: https://amzn.to/2LRn0yD and it works well with both my XPS 15 (9560, roughly the consumer version of your 5520) which has a TB3 port, and my work Latitude 5491...
Dec 14, 18, 4:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By nkedel

Depends on how your network is set up, and...

Depends on how your network is set up, and depends on what you're doing. There is at least some potential for a work machine on a home network to do some level of monitoring, it's about as secure at...
Dec 12, 18, 3:39 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By nkedel

Yes (depending on the software), although it...

Yes (depending on the software), although it should be possible to tell whether in fact they do so.
Whether they do so or not depends on the VPN software they use and how it's configured.

One...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 7, 18, 12:45 am
Replies: 1,085
Views: 448,449
Posted By nkedel

I've gotten upgrades cleared by the gate staff...

I've gotten upgrades cleared by the gate staff after boarding -- they send a new BP in and have one of the FAs come find you. I've always been in an exit row when it's happened, and I'd assume the...
Nov 19, 18, 9:54 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 12,844
Posted By nkedel

Chronic overheating on older laptops can usually...

Chronic overheating on older laptops can usually be solved pretty easily if you're mechanically inclined; the Lenovo W520 (or W530; I actually forget which I've gutted but they're very closely...
Nov 14, 18, 11:53 am
Replies: 196
Views: 164,795
Posted By nkedel

DFW-SFO-HKG isn't a long routing; you're adding...

DFW-SFO-HKG isn't a long routing; you're adding less than 300 miles extra, almost all of the extra time is in making the connection. SFO-DFW-HKG is a long routing, and one I did a few times back...
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