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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by Kasey Chang » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:45 am

There's always Box.com
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by jztemple2 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:47 pm

disarm wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Same Dropbox message here...had to go back and remove the old devices that I don't use anymore (previous tablets and cellphones). After that I, I'm in the clear with just my current phone, tablet, and PC
Weirdly I've not received the message but my wife has. She has Dropbox only so she can get documents from our tax organization. How do you tell Dropbox to drop accounts on computers we don't possess anymore?
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by Z-Corn » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:17 pm

jztemple2 wrote:
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How do you tell Dropbox to drop accounts on computers we don't possess anymore?
Settings--Security will show you all devices. Kill 'em from there.

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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by jztemple2 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:50 pm

Z-Corn wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:17 pm
jztemple2 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:47 pm
How do you tell Dropbox to drop accounts on computers we don't possess anymore?
Settings--Security will show you all devices. Kill 'em from there.
Thanks. Turns out I'm also now device limited. $99 a year? When I have Drive for free? I think I'll pass.
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by dbt1949 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:00 pm

So, with my sound dead and numerous other small problems I've decided to get a new laptop.
None of the ones I've seen come with a dvd drive.
The next generation is going to be 4 buttons and a screen. :?
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Post by Kraken » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:35 pm

External CD drives are cheap. I have one that I share between my laptop and desktop machines.

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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by dbt1949 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:15 pm

Yeah, I got one for less than thirty bucks but still, it was quite a shock.
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Post by Anonymous Bosch » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:01 pm

I found it quicker and more convenient to duplicate useful CD and DVDs as ISO images and keep 'em stored on a portable hard drive. Having said that, it's certainly worthwhile to keep an external optical drive on hand to err on the side of caution.
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by hitbyambulance » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:45 pm

dbt1949 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:00 pm
So, with my sound dead and numerous other small problems I've decided to get a new laptop.
None of the ones I've seen come with a dvd drive.
The next generation is going to be 4 buttons and a screen. :?
reinstall your OS?

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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by dbt1949 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:39 pm

How?
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:19 pm

dbt1949 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:39 pm
How?
Try following this guide for reinstalling Windows.
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by Kasey Chang » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:41 am

Crap, I think my laptop is dying. Either the power brick crapped out or I need to buy another battery (not that I ever take this thing off AC) it just died in the middle of using it, and it won't turn back on, as if it's out of juice. I guess I should just buy another monitor and stick to one PC (the new desktop I got)...

Or should I just buy an ultra wide monitor and be done with it? My current setup is change resistant (too much trouble changing **** around)

I can get another 22-24 inch for under $100 refurb. Or I can buy an ultra-wide... As long as I don't ask for super large size (like 34 inch) or 144 Hz refresh, prices are reasonable.

Amazon has this 29 inch ultrawide (21:9) 1080p LG for $229. I can go 34 inch for $330 but why?

But just for grins, it seems Drop (formerly Massdrop) has a battlestation setup: a TRIPLE mount, AND 3 25 inch 1-ms 144Hz gaming monitors for $700.

If I really want a battleship, I guess I can always just buy a Massdrop Vast... 35 inch curved 21:9 2ms 100hz Freesync monitor for $550.
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by hitbyambulance » Wed May 29, 2019 2:18 pm

i was made to use 'Wifi Protected Setup' at a location last night. this technology seems... not so protected.

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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:43 am

You know, I haven't done it regularly since the Windows XP days, but I think it may be time to reinstall Windows 10. It is an original install from the original release (fully updated, of course.) The way I use my PC has changed a few times since then, with selections of software coming and going, with numerous old programs uninstalled. Tweaks to this registry entry and that have likely been altered by updates, video cards, mouse, keyboard, and monitor have changed, audio has changed, vast numbers of driver updates have been installed while dozens of old drivers have been removed. It may just be time to clean out the cobwebs. I've been having headaches with a few games lately, weird performance hiccups here and there and so on.

I just need to decide between a 'refresh' and an old-fashioned reinstall.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:40 pm

i was going to do the same (Win10 install from 2011), but i decided to instead build a machine of second-hand parts and start anew. just have to wait for @Jag to sell me their CPU.

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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:04 pm

Yeah, I desperately need new hardware. I occasionally run into games where my CPU is below the minimum requirements, and and my 8 gigs of RAM is barely enough most of the time. That's part of why I'm doing this. I set this up long enough ago that my machine was actually new-ish, so I customized it for style as much as performance. Now I need that performance back.
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Post by Blackhawk » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:45 pm

Unplugged all but my C drive and ran the reformat/reinstall, plugged the extra drives back in and got all of my drivers and apps installed last night. Now I just need to reinstall my game services, configure all of my settings and tweaks, and calibrate my monitor. Oh, and then have all of the game clients recognize the existing game installs.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:15 pm

Good luck.
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Post by Blackhawk » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:36 pm

I've got 40+ games/applications installed. So far every one has been recognized without issue.
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