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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Free Sample Products Master Thread
« on: September 13, 2020, 11:17:35 PM »
Did you get the sample last time?
Yes

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Free Sample Products Master Thread
« on: September 13, 2020, 11:06:06 PM »

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Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: September 08, 2020, 11:00:17 PM »
Anyone use this?

https://ourpact.com/
Their android app has really bad reviews.
The ios app has decent reviews.

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: September 07, 2020, 02:50:43 PM »
Can't figure out how to do that.
Search for device manager. Tell me what it says under "display adapters"

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: September 07, 2020, 02:47:12 PM »
I am cleaning up my desktop and see a file titled "debug" and am not sure when it appeared. What does this mean? Any reason to just delete it?

[0315/202023.905:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0317/002044.180:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0317/012015.525:ERROR:process_info.cc(329)] VirtualQueryEx: Access is denied. (0x5)
[0317/012015.529:ERROR:process_info.cc(556)] ReadMemoryInfo failed
[0317/012015.530:ERROR:scoped_process_suspend.cc(40)] NtResumeProcess: An attempt was made to access an exiting process. (0xc000010a)
[0319/180227.355:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0320/061328.525:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0321/234859.145:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0324/003315.655:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0324/010634.674:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0328/215508.151:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
Seems like it's there since March. You can right click the file, click properties and the date modified will tell you the last time the file was changed.
How to stop it from appearing in the future: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/debug-notepad/7284e23d-1fa2-4a58-8aad-aab69bd7e3ca
You can delete the file

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Tech Talk / Re: Non VOIP SMS Verification
« on: August 21, 2020, 09:18:11 AM »
This will work if the number is with a real carrier when you register it for receiving SMS from the site. Once you port it to GV it won't work for other sites that have the same requirement. I think the OP is looking for a solution that will work for other websites in the future.

FYI, GV charges $20 for port-in.

Try TextNow. They'll give you a free phone number that can send and receive texts from their app. It shows up on carrier lookup sites as a landline and not a voip provider. The caveat is you need to send or receive a text once a week or so or they will take away the number and reassign it.
I just signed up for a new Textnow number and it's showing as voip on whitepages.com
ETA: ...but spydialer says it's a landline...

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: August 19, 2020, 09:24:06 AM »

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: August 18, 2020, 09:23:05 PM »
Non removable battery. Has a pinhole to disconnect the battery with a pin, put a pin in there and held power button for more than 30 seconds. Nothing doing. Still boots up to login page then starts blinking away.
Go into the computers BIOS settings. Does the screen flash while you are in the BIOS?

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: August 18, 2020, 12:50:53 PM »
Would incognito get around those?
Depends on your extension settings

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Colorado Master Thread
« on: August 17, 2020, 05:19:31 PM »
What do I do with toll? Do I use the car rentals? any other options as I assume they have a fee?
This doesn't answer your question directly but it is pretty easy to avoid tolls there IIRC.

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: August 17, 2020, 07:52:48 AM »
would you recomend an i7 or is i5 ok.
Im currently debating if i should get the new imac 27 i7 and upgrade the ram or the mac mini and upgrage the ram myself.
Any thoughts?
Can you give me an example of what is running in these heavy web pages?
How much of a price difference are we talking about between these two machines after upgrades are done?

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: August 16, 2020, 11:25:46 AM »
My hp pavilion 15 is playing up. It boots up normally and will work for approx 3 minutes before the screen just goes blank while the fan continues running. Sometimes the caps lock will flash 3 times. Have tried removing battery pressing power etc with no luck. Any ideas?
The caps lock blinking 3 times seems to point to a memory issue.
Try taking out the ram chips and putting them back in. If that doesn't help, try booting with just one stick of ram and if you have the same issue try the other stick. Try swapping slots to confirm it's not an issue with the slot.

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: August 16, 2020, 10:54:47 AM »
I need to buy a computer that can run 30-50 chrome tabs easily some of them are heavy applications any suggestions for a good and relatively inexpensive computer?
I don't have a specific recommendation as there are hundreds (thousands?) of models to choose from that fit the bill. But in general what you should be looking for is a computer with an SSD and lots of RAM (16GB minimum, 32GB is better) for chrome to gobble up.

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: August 16, 2020, 10:49:18 AM »
My laptop was not turning on, besides a blue power light (the screen stayed blank). I held down the power button and restarted it. Now it boots to the sign in screen but it flashes on of randomly very fast and sometimes not even the whole screen. I've tried to power it off and back on again but the same thing happens.

Acer Aspire 3 A315-53-30N0 15.6" Notebook, Intel i3, 4GB Memory, 1TB HD, Windows 10
Try taking out the battery, holding down the power button for ~30 seconds to fully drain the laptop, and then put the battery back in.

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