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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...
  4. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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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    Finally committing to a new build

    The New PC


    I've just started my slow journey toward a new computer build. I purchased a couple of 1tb Crucial MX500 SSDs, One will be used for internal backups and the other will be used in an...
  13. Thread: Covid-19

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    I can't tell you how many times I've just closed...

    I can't tell you how many times I've just closed the car door and realized that I don't have a mask. We are now keeping several of the thinner paper kind in a baggie in the glove compartments of...
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    Hiding while browsing

    I finally decided to take a few steps in hiding my tracks while browsing. I didn't go with a VPN but I'm playing with Brave browser and then using DuckDuckGo as my search engine. I've only had them...
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    I'm so sorry to hear that. Try and stay strong.

    I'm so sorry to hear that. Try and stay strong.
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    Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday
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    It seems that BitDefender is being overzealous in...

    It seems that BitDefender is being overzealous in its updating and checking for updates. I'm going to keep an eye on it for a little while. Thanks for all the suggestions!

    The latest windows...
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    I originally did what you outlined and didn't see...

    I originally did what you outlined and didn't see any unusual activity. I din't think of checking the resource monitor so I will do that next. I haven't heard any unusual noises coming from the...
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    Excessive HDD activity on Startup

    One of the computers in the house is doing something that I just cannot figure out. It's about an 8 year old Dell, has a 3 year old installation of Windows 10 on it and for all intents and purposes...
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    OK, how much is the ransom this time? I keep...

    OK, how much is the ransom this time? I keep telling you my mom is really not a bad person, when are you going to listen?
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    My car has a Valet mode switch in the glove...

    My car has a Valet mode switch in the glove compartment. I'm sure there is somewhere inside the car that you can enable or disable that function. I have a separate valet key that I give to a valet....
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    MS Office 2019 purchase

    Can someone recommend an online retailer to purchase a stand alone version of Microsoft Office 2019 from?

    I seem to see a lot of variation in pricing from some of the more shady sites. I basically...
  23. Thread: Covid-19

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    Yeah, I haven't figured out that one either.

    Yeah, I haven't figured out that one either.
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    And the CDC states that 30 million people have...

    And the CDC states that 30 million people have full blown diabetes in the us. I would say that's a considerable amount of our population that need to be protected.
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    I have an Anker Powercore. I would buy one in...

    I have an Anker Powercore. I would buy one in the 20000 mAh range. That will give you plenty of portable backup. I got mine on Amazon. The Anker brand has a good reputation.
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    This is dragging on way too long.

    This is dragging on way too long.
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    Everyone should have something like that. I...

    Everyone should have something like that. I carry one around in my backpack. It's about 20000 mah and will charge our phones 4-6 times. Always ready for that emergency.
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    Happy day after your Birthday

    Happy day after your Birthday
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    go to crutchfield.com and plug in your car make...

    go to crutchfield.com and plug in your car make model and year and it will give you the speakers that you need.
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    I did a quick search of that model and I do not...

    I did a quick search of that model and I do not see any pictures of that model and year with those stripes. It may have been a dealer option or possibly put on by the owners to protect the doors...
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