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  1. Lucky you. My first was a TRS-80 color computer...

    Lucky you. My first was a TRS-80 color computer from Radio Shack.
    No storage at all for about a year. Had to leave it on, or lose it. An old friend at the mine had a Vic 20, same deal, but he...
  2. No, it wouldn't Easto. That may have worked with...

    No, it wouldn't Easto. That may have worked with older spinning HD's

    In fact I tried it to be sure when I read your post.

    Thanks for taking the time to think of something that may help my...
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    Anyone within range of your wifi can gain access...

    Anyone within range of your wifi can gain access to the router, or any PC on your network. They don't need to be close, just within range. They could use an antenna with a range of a couple of miles,...
  4. I've tried both methods more than once and...

    I've tried both methods more than once and variations too, no luck. Sometimes some methods "seem" to work as they go about trying, even reporting everything went smooth. But in the end the sticks...
  5. Thanks for the link. Bookmarked! I lost track...

    Thanks for the link. Bookmarked!

    I lost track of all the name changes and gave up trying as people kept changing.

    The data loss was bad, but most of my best work is on my Linux box. I used Win...
  6. ok, you get a pass. I've been busy writing new...

    ok, you get a pass.

    I've been busy writing new code, wiping out the partition with that new code by mistake, building a mobile PC out of a raspberry pi, Building a new workshop here for word...
  7. So, has ANYONE tried it yet? Anyone? Come on...

    So, has ANYONE tried it yet?
    Anyone?

    Come on Humbolt, you tried it didn't you :D
  8. I hadn't tried dban until you posted it, but then...

    I hadn't tried dban until you posted it, but then I did try it, and without luck.
    It didn't work at all. I made two different boot usb sticks using 2 different disk writers, and couldn't find a...
  9. BTW - It's also good to know that when you...

    BTW -

    It's also good to know that when you encrypt a drive with LUKS (which is what many Linux distros do if chosen while installing)
    You can rest assured your data is safe from prying eyes....
  10. I'd like to say I've tried "everything" Philip,...

    I'd like to say I've tried "everything" Philip, because it sure feels that way.
    Here's the main ones. Diskpart, Gparted, Udisks, Fdisk and many other Linux partitioning and usb disk wiping tools.
    I...
  11. Wipe a USB stick with LUKS encryption - no passphrase

    I'm stumped.

    I have 2 64gb USB sticks that are a few years old and I want to use them with my new raspberry pi 4b 8gb.
    Building a mobile PC with onboard power for use travelling on my bike.
    ...
  12. Good to see you're still around downhill :thumb:

    Good to see you're still around downhill :thumb:
  13. Philip I can't even count or remember how many...

    Philip I can't even count or remember how many languages I've worked with over the years. One thing I do remember is how easy it was/is to sit down and write a fairly decent and working program in...
  14. Bored? Want something to do while stuck indoors?

    http://www.justbasic.com/

    Hello and good day to everyone at speedguide.
    This is going to sound like an advertisement because, well, it is.
    I'm hoping my status here as a senior member allows me...
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    Another link to help you find a driver.... ...

    Another link to help you find a driver....

    https://driverscollection.com/?H=GeForce%20GTX%20260&By=NVidia&SS=Windows%2010%2064-bit

    Good to see you purecomedy :)
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    Good to see you blacklab. I sent you a PM

    Good to see you blacklab.
    I sent you a PM
  17. You're making progress, keep trying different...

    You're making progress, keep trying different locations, and even disable one pod (near the router). You may have overkill with too much interference.
    Another option be an external usb wireless...
  18. Good to see you Philip. millies mentioned he...

    Good to see you Philip.
    millies mentioned he needed help before morning. I had to try.....
  19. Another thought crossed my mind as I visualized...

    Another thought crossed my mind as I visualized your setup. Do you have one of the Pods near the router?
    If so you could be getting some interference.

    Also what speeds do you get using the...
  20. It may be your laptop, or rather it's wireless...

    It may be your laptop, or rather it's wireless capabilities.

    Check this link if you are using wireless - https://www.lifewire.com/how-fast-is-a-wifi-network-816543

    Just a thought.


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    I'm retired now, but I did work for a small...

    I'm retired now, but I did work for a small company installing a lot of cat5 in Catholic schools, and other Gov offices, for about a year. The only cross-over cable I ever made at the company was to...
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    Sorry about that. Here I am talking about apples...

    Sorry about that. Here I am talking about apples and you're asking about oranges lol

    In my little world cross connect was an established standard to link TIA-568A to TIA-568B
    As the pictures in...
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    I guess you haven't heard, they call me...

    I guess you haven't heard, they call me bashmaster nowadays :D

    Good to see you around old friend. I've been laying low since the virus. Seems it likes older guys who smoke.
    Come to think of it,...
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    Why in a basement, and why in the dark? How...

    Why in a basement, and why in the dark?

    How bout you at one side of the Sahara desert, and me at the other :D
    (and no goats etc)
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    Hello everyone. Seen a few oldtimers names...

    Hello everyone. Seen a few oldtimers names dropping by and just had to join in.

    Brings back a lot of good memories. (I've never met MadDoctor, so don't go there :D)

    Remember - 6 feet apart is...
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    Happy belated birthday Humboldt :) Man, you...

    Happy belated birthday Humboldt :)

    Man, you must be older than ME by now :D
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    To add to Philips post.... I used to make...

    To add to Philips post....

    I used to make crossover, or cross connect cables many moons ago. Back in those days a crossover was needed to connect two PC's (or other devices of same type) via a cat...
  28. Thanks buddy, I'll keep the shower running in...

    Thanks buddy, I'll keep the shower running in case you change your mind :D
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    At a friends body shop they use a fiber wheel on...

    At a friends body shop they use a fiber wheel on a high speed drill.
    Works great, doesn't harm the metal at all, just the rust and anything else on the metal.

    Different wheels for different...
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    Thanks, that may help as members reappear...

    Thanks, that may help as members reappear periodically. There wouldn't happen to be a list of all members I can have access to would there?
    Or do I have to get it my way? :D

    Just kidding as...
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