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    You're telling me. I think this pandemic has...

    You're telling me. I think this pandemic has also helped "warp" the perception of time. My wife was telling me about 2 of the grand kids having birthdays and I would have sworn she was sending me...
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    Happy Birthday Philip

    It seems like a year ago today....

    Happy Birthday!
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    That's some detective work there Ken. Sorry to...

    That's some detective work there Ken. Sorry to hear the news.
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    Here!

    Here!
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    I don't know about anyone else but the whole...

    I don't know about anyone else but the whole Prime Day thing seemed to be pretty much a flop in my opinion. I didn't see anything that really caught my attention.
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    Anyone want to recommend a decent scanner?

    Over the last year or 2 I've found myself needing to scan several documents. Just things where a photo of the document just won't cut it. I don't really need anything that is photo reproduction...
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    I couldn't agree more. 3 of my grandchildren are...

    I couldn't agree more. 3 of my grandchildren are 22, 18 & 16, I will occasionally ask them what I consider simple recent history or what I would consider general knowledge questions and they don't...
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    In general, I really feel that a certain penchant...

    In general, I really feel that a certain penchant for knowledge has fallen by the wayside. Re-instilling that might never happen. But, the ones who do have that thirst for knowledge and that...
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    I agree with Paft and most of the above. I think...

    I agree with Paft and most of the above. I think if I was to distill it down, there seems to be a lack of interest and curiosity about way too many things in the people I come in contact with. Not...
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    Any (real) deals on Amazon prime day?

    In light of my prep for my new computer build I'm very interested in any possible hardware deals they may have going on. I did see the Crucial MX500 SSD 1tb going for $91. That $10 less than what...
  11. Thread: Air quality

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    Sorry to hear you're getting hit so bad. Down...

    Sorry to hear you're getting hit so bad. Down here in the South whatever problem we had is pretty much gone.
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    It looks like the new Ryzens were just announced...

    It looks like the new Ryzens were just announced and will be here in November. I'll start making the purchases once I see the CPU I want come down in price a little. I've already received the 2 SSD...
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    The local (HUGE) Honda dealer is always sending...

    The local (HUGE) Honda dealer is always sending me stuff regarding "Service" specials. They regularly run an add where they'll change your air and cabin filter for $120.00. YIKES! I usually buy 2...
  14. Thread: PDF Reader

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    That is a good point and I'll need to try that...

    That is a good point and I'll need to try that out. Several years ago I was transferring a lot of stock and other things from my father's estate and most of the sites offered up the PDF forms to...
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    $45 for a full synth change (including filter?)...

    $45 for a full synth change (including filter?) is a great price. I can pick up a 5qt jug for about $22 at WallyWorld and then a $9 filter from NAPA and I'm good to go for around $34. I've never...
  16. What are you driving and how's it treating you?

    2014 Honda Accord LX with 55K miles.
    We purchased this car new. I know that after 6 years and 55k miles I really shouldn't expect anything to be wrong with it... and I'm glad to say it runs like a...
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    Flushed my radiator this weekend

    Original owner of a 2014 Honda Accord LX with 55K.


    I try to do as much of the minor maintenance on this car as I'm capable of. Last weekend I decided to flush the coolant. Actually, it was...
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    I became interested in computers a little over 20...

    I became interested in computers a little over 20 years ago. Computers really got my attention when I saw how affordable setting up a home recording studio could be. Being an amateur musician... This...
  19. Thread: PDF Reader

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    I'm still leaning towards a stand alone program. ...

    I'm still leaning towards a stand alone program. The reason I asked was sort of inline with YeOlde's response. I've noticed that a lot of stuff is opening up in my browser. I do not create PDF...
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    Thanks for the link. In all my years I have...

    Thanks for the link. In all my years I have never manually created a batch file. I'm sure I've used a program that did it for me behind the scenes. But creating and understanding them is one of...
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    I have been using "FreeFileSync" but I've only...

    I have been using "FreeFileSync" but I've only scratched the surface of its functionality. You can create batch jobs and then create a task in the Windows Task Scheduler to run those batch files. ...
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    Although I would like to get as much speed as I...

    Although I would like to get as much speed as I possibly can, after making my first initial backup, each subsequent backup will only be backing up files that are new or have changed. I'm not...
  23. Thread: Covid-19

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    In normal times it was considered polite to cover...

    In normal times it was considered polite to cover your nose and mouth when you sneezed. I'm wondering why there wasn't an anti cover yourself coalition back then? Why so many people are fighting so...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Regarding memory, I'm...

    Thanks for the suggestion. Regarding memory, I'm pretty sure I'll be installing 32gb. I think I have all the other components spec'd out the way I want them. Now I'm just going over my list of...
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    This is going to be a bit of a Vanity build for...

    This is going to be a bit of a Vanity build for me. I know I'll be over-specing many of the components, but I'm also sure I'll be talking myself back off the ledge once it comes time to pull the...
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    Memory Choices

    Since I'm dropping a bit more cash on this build than I usually would I have been researching components a little bit more than I usually would. I don't think I've every consulted a manufacturer's...
  27. Thread: Covid-19

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    I have to side with Philip on this one. I...

    I have to side with Philip on this one.

    I think using the criteria that the majority of the deaths include underlying conditions and the rest of us have nothing to worry about just doesn't hold...
  28. Thread: PDF Reader

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    PDF Reader

    I'm rethinking all the new programs that I'll need on my new PC build and I started thinkin about the pdf reader I'm using, Foxit Reader. Is there any reason I should change? Is there a better...
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    I'm going to wait until the new processors start...

    I'm going to wait until the new processors start to hit the market and I'll be buying the older chips on the dip. The timing should be just about right for me to finish the build in November(?)
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    Happy Birthday jeremyboycool

    Happy Birthday!
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