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    My observations: The primary use of computers...

    My observations:
    The primary use of computers (laptops & desktops), tablets and phones is entertainment. Just like TVs are for entertainment.
    The secondary use is is motivated by other purposes,...
  2. Thread: Covid-19

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    Ever see someone vaping using a mask? Water vapot...

    Ever see someone vaping using a mask? Water vapot goes right through and also out the sides.
    Masks do reduce the spread slightly.
    Those in poorer health are more at risk, esp heart disease, asthma...
  3. Thread: Covid-19

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    My 2 cents While covid is a real virus and a...

    My 2 cents

    While covid is a real virus and a real threat, it has been hyped into something that it is not.
    The media reported stats and numbers are skewed and false.

    The CDC just released...
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    Best way to learn is to take and older (or newer)...

    Best way to learn is to take and older (or newer) computer and install a Linux distribution on it (not dual boot your main computer). Fiddle with it and learn as you go. Then wipe it and install a...
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    It was awesome and yes, I'd do it again. I think...

    It was awesome and yes, I'd do it again.
    I think the guy was horizontal at times to steer and slow the descent.
    The adrenaline rush is incredible and lasts for hours after landing.
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    I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane

    Bucket list item fulfilled.
  7. Thread: Security Cameras

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    If have the money I's go with a system from...

    If have the money I's go with a system from Dahua. They took over Flir systems cameras.
    https://us.dahuasecurity.com/product-category/network-products/ptz_network/

    Definitely get PoE, PTZ and...
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    Does Anydesk retain a list of previously...

    Does Anydesk retain a list of previously connected computers and a standalone program like teamviewer quick support? If so I will try it too. I too am tired of TeamViewer nagging me about "older...
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    Rarely more han 2 chicks will survive. I think...

    Rarely more han 2 chicks will survive. I think an owl got the runt in nest 2. The horned owls down there are 6" taller than the adult ospreys.
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    3 chicks in nest 1 now, hatched a few days ago.

    3 chicks in nest 1 now, hatched a few days ago.
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    2 chicks in nest 2 now.

    2 chicks in nest 2 now.
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    Yep, one was born this morning.

    Yep, one was born this morning.
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    The site has an embedded video from last year. ...

    The site has an embedded video from last year. There's a link to the live stream above the pic & video.
    Nest 1 is powered via 2- 400w solar panels w/ 2 batteries in parellel, nest 2 has 24v ac in...
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    Cameras: FLIR N346ZW124...

    Cameras: FLIR N346ZW124
    APs/Clients: TP-Link CPE510
    TP-Link router
    FLIR DVR w/ 4tb drive

    We are very pleased with the picture and audio quality of this setup, considering that many other live...
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    Osprey Cams live again this year

    Replaced the camera at nest 2 and some power components.
    Winters here are hard on outdoor electronics.

    Eggs should be hatching in a week or so.
    ...
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    12v 2amp trickle charge, higher setting does the...

    12v 2amp trickle charge, higher setting does the job faster but the water evaporates too fast.
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    Yes, and easy peasy to make. All you need is a...

    Yes, and easy peasy to make. All you need is a non-metal tub and a piece of metal electrode for the + side and a wire hang & submerge for - side. And about a quarter cup washing soda in water. 12v...
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    I use a random orbit sander every few years on my...

    I use a random orbit sander every few years on my table saw top which is kept in my garage. After sanding off the rust layer I coat it with any oil or wax from an unscented candle. The wax makes...
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    Well, technically speaking, a hot dog is the dog...

    Well, technically speaking, a hot dog is the dog itself, the mystery meat thing. A hot dog can, and usually is, served on a hot dog bun. It's also served on a stick and still called a hot dog. A...
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    I use a French press daily now. Tried 'em years...

    I use a French press daily now. Tried 'em years ago and never liked the outcome, could never "get it right".
    But I finally was taught how to use a French press the right way and by trial and error...
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    merry xmas and happy new year!

    merry xmas and happy new year!
  22. Thread: Magnets?

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    I say build the wall. Then all we need do is...

    I say build the wall. Then all we need do is look for the tunnels, which will multiply fast.
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    Yes, can use own router for Internet but not for...

    Yes, can use own router for Internet but not for FIOS TV. If you use your own router with FiOS TV service you'll need a bridged FiOS router or standalone MoCA adapter to give your cable boxes...
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    Forgot to mention that I am NOT using the verizon...

    Forgot to mention that I am NOT using the verizon junk router either. I'm using my own Buffalo with custom firmware. I still have Cox cable for TV though. I'd switch to FIOS for TV if I could get...
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    Dumping my cable Internet after 19 years

    First got cable Internet in 1999, Roadrunner.
    After 19 years Cox has failed to keep up with the competetion.
    My current plan is 100 mb download and only 10 mb upload, $79/mo.

    Just had FIOS...
  26. 32bit and 64bit have nothing to do with the hard...

    32bit and 64bit have nothing to do with the hard drive or its partitions. It has to do with the processor architecture. 64bit operating systems should also be able to run 32bit software IF the...
  27. Thread: Osprey Cameras

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    They will start flying with the male soon and...

    They will start flying with the male soon and learn to fish.
  28. Thread: Osprey Cameras

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    Yup, I thought they would start this week. Last...

    Yup, I thought they would start this week. Last week the older one was perching at edge of nest a lot.
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    I do one cup/day now, a 16oz cup made using a...

    I do one cup/day now, a 16oz cup made using a french press.
    For several years I was drinking "half-caf", half regular and half decaf mixed in order to ease up the strain on the liver. Now I'm back...
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    When I went to school at 14 we made am radios out...

    When I went to school at 14 we made am radios out of wire, nails and a block of wood!
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