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Forum: Hardware June 17th, 2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By Total Noob
Solid advice but it did not work out. I had a...

Solid advice but it did not work out. I had a SATA from an enclosure that now holds a drive from a dead computer; it hooked up correctly to the external and the LED lit up but did not flash and I...
Forum: Hardware June 17th, 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By Total Noob
external hard drive failure

My Seagate 1TB external "expansion portable drive" model SRD0NF1 has suffered a complete breakdown, and will not mount on my Win7 computers (one is Compaq and another is generic) my Linux Mint...
Forum: Internet / Browsers April 29th, 2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Total Noob
Say no to Google Drive

I put about 7 gb of pix onto Google Drive for a backup, but then decided to put my backup on a thumb drive instead, and then delete the Google Drive storage.

This turned into a major hassle. You...
Forum: Windows 10 April 11th, 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Total Noob
Windows Explorer failing

Windows 10 on my Elite Book.

Windows Explorer or whatever it is now is acting irrationally. Search a file by name, sometimes file is found, sometimes not. Folder properties: same. I clicked...
Forum: Open Discussion March 19th, 2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Total Noob
I echo all condolences to families and friends of...

I echo all condolences to families and friends of those who lost their lives in the horror.



Maybe, but this is a function of semantics and observed outcomes more than reality. It will take an...
Forum: Applications February 16th, 2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Total Noob
Stay away from Dropbox/Google

I was interested in Dropbox; as a condition of getting any answers to any questions, I was asked to access it by opening my Google account.

When I did that, I was met with a screen that said as a...
Forum: Linux February 1st, 2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By Total Noob
Thanks for the old college try, but this won't...

Thanks for the old college try, but this won't work for me.

I mentioned I wanted my computer to default to Win, but did not say why. Now I do.

It is because Linux Mint does not have a driver...
Forum: Open Discussion January 24th, 2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By Total Noob
Yet another time not to judge a book by its...

Yet another time not to judge a book by its cover. An amazing series of performances from a seemingly unlikely source, this time heard at the Voice of Italy.
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Forum: Open Discussion January 21st, 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Total Noob
In theory yes, practically it is hard to fathom. ...

In theory yes, practically it is hard to fathom.

Each 5x3 foot panel produces about 330 watts/hour in good sun and it takes 100 kwh to juice a Tesla car, so it takes some combination of panels...
Forum: Open Discussion January 19th, 2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Total Noob
I think you are generally correct, but that has...

I think you are generally correct, but that has not been Tesla's experience. The work to build a car has proved too meticulous for robots, so building them has been given back to workers, and the...
Forum: Open Discussion January 19th, 2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Total Noob
This is a yes and no. In our county and I believe...

This is a yes and no. In our county and I believe all over the US, home solar panels such as ours produce DC, which means that unless homeowners buy an inverter and batteries, they are selling their...
Forum: Linux January 18th, 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By Total Noob
Reordering Grub preferences

I have a compaq presario desktop preloaded with Win7 to which I later added Linux Mint. I believe it has an i3 processor.

Grub defaults to Linux after about 10 seconds after it appears, which...
Forum: Windows 10 January 18th, 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Total Noob
Thanks. Worked great. Is there also a folder...

Thanks. Worked great.

Is there also a folder by folder option to keep the current view for the next time I open the folder? If I am not mistaken, in some legacy versions of Windows, that was the...
Forum: Windows 10 January 16th, 2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Total Noob
default view reset?

Windows 10 Pro on an Elite Book laptop from HP with an i5-2450M processor and 2.5 ghz and 4 gb ram.

I cannot persuade my device to reset the default on Windows Explorer to show icons as extra...
Forum: Open Discussion January 14th, 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Total Noob
In today's news: ...

In today's news:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/business/detroit-auto-show-electric-cars.html
Forum: Open Discussion January 7th, 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Total Noob
I agree most of the time, but a number of shows...

I agree most of the time, but a number of shows like Walking Dead and Breaking Bad are too intense to watch without a break, and not all of the sets in our home are hooked up to recording devices so...
Forum: Open Discussion January 3rd, 2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Total Noob
Are you saying that MASH etc have not previously...

Are you saying that MASH etc have not previously played in Australia? If so, then by all means watch MASH and Get Smart but I don't find Nazis fun and entertaining and I say no to Hogan's Heroes.
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Forum: Open Discussion January 2nd, 2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Total Noob
What are you getting that is old? Are you...

What are you getting that is old? Are you speaking of programs from many years ago that are only airing now for the first time ever in Australia, reruns of stuff that has been on before, or something...
Forum: Open Discussion January 2nd, 2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Total Noob
What are you getting that is old? Are you...

What are you getting that is old? Are you speaking of programs from many years ago that are only airing now for the first time ever in Australia, reruns of stuff that has been on before, or something...
Forum: Open Discussion December 31st, 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Total Noob
FWIW to those who don't know, much of American tv...

FWIW to those who don't know, much of American tv doesn't follow the old rules of 22 episodes spread throughout the October to May cycle. Many networks and other outlets are using the Brit model or...
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