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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread ASUS 13.3" ZenBook UX301LA Multi-Touch Ultrabook with free Microsoft Office 365 Personal for $699 Shipped from B&H.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1295127-REG/asus_ux301la_ws71t_13_3_zenbook_ux301la_multi_touch.html

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-5500U Dual-Core
8GB DDR3L RAM | 256GB M.2 SSD
13.3" WQHD 2560 x 1440 Touchscreen
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500
SD Media Card Reader
802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.0
USB 3.0 / HDMI / Webcam
Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

December 19, 2016, 11:03:00 PM
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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
I went to the store to play with it the guy told me I'm out of my mind to switch from an S7.
Seriously? Out of your mind? If he would have said maybe he prefers the s7 over the Pixel even though both are great I could take him seriously.  But with that extreme comment I'd be surprised if he actually even used it for more than a few minutes.

December 22, 2016, 06:56:24 PM
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Re: Excel Problem You must set the cell format to text before pasting in. Otherwise, by default, excel will read it as a number. And by default, excel can only handle 15 digits (see: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/269370)

If you change it to text after the fact, the digits after the 15th will be 0's and you'll lose them for good. If you change it before the fact, it'll store them as text and keep them. Note that on text formatting, you cannot make equations from the contents of that cell (maybe adding to cc #'s together will get you the next Powerball #'s ??? )

December 28, 2016, 08:50:52 AM
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Re: External hard drive WD My Book® 6TB External Hard Drive With Backup, USB 3.0/2.0, Black $109.91 shipped instead of $229.99.
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/248557/WD-My-Book-6TB-External-Hard/
Sells for $179.99 on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop-External-Drive-WDBFJK0060HBK-NESN 4.3/5 rating from 369 reviews.

WD My Book® 4TB External Hard Drive With Backup, USB 3.0/2.0, Black $69.91 shipped instead of $169.99.
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/220115/WD-My-Book-4TB-External-Hard/
Sells for $140.40 on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop-External-Drive-WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN 4.4/5 rating from 2553 reviews.

January 06, 2017, 12:55:41 AM
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
I have a lenovo laptop and the mouse wasn't working. My husband called tech support but the number that first came up on google was a fake number. After they used gotoassist to login to our laptop and started playing around, my husband started getting a feeling they weren't legit and hung up. How can I make sure they didn't do anything to my laptop, steal my logins, or who knows what else?!
No way to be 100% sure unfortunately. You can do some virus scans, avast and malwarebytes for starters

January 08, 2017, 12:18:03 AM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Yalili, congrats on the 101 hats tipped!

Thanks.

January 08, 2017, 12:58:31 AM
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Re: truecrypt
Anyone know if this is still safe to use , I know they discontinued it but wondering if it can have any issues that would stop it from working..
Thanks!
There were some vulnerabilities found with truecrypt after it was audited by cryptography experts. Better to use veracrypt instead which is a fork of truecrypt that is still actively maintained. The bugs that were found in truecrypt were fixed in veracrypt

January 08, 2017, 12:32:02 PM
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread What exactly are you trying to accomplish? If you explain, we can try to help.
January 08, 2017, 09:37:43 PM
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
Considering the sheer queerness of the story, I'd check to see if there's any data on the drive from previous use. Maybe it's from the DNC. Or perhaps KGB files.
:) maybe tomorrow!

OTOH, maybe it's got viruses or something...

January 18, 2017, 12:11:03 AM
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Re: google voice help Finally!!!
google voice has an update! will be on play store and on the app store in the upcoming weeks.
http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/23/14356262/google-voice-update-redesign-new-features-android-ios

if you cant wait till its on play store, you can DL the new app here http://bit.ly/2kkNqOl

January 23, 2017, 05:44:16 PM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread excellent deal

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/510258/Dell-Inspiron-15-5000-Laptop-156/?&cm_mmc=Affiliates-_-CJ-_-2617611-_-11272891


I7 7th gen 8gb ram

add ssd yourself ;D

January 23, 2017, 11:27:20 PM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
bit the bullet on the miix 700.
Will report back after I take it for a spin. The main reason I chose the miix 700 is because I will either be using it at my desk or walking through a facility while taking notes.
Portability is amazing. It's light as a feather (lighter than any laptop I've ever held), tablet detaches quite easily but keyboard also folds back like other 2 in 1s, either way automatic prompt to enter tablet mode. I find it to be a fully functioning laptop when in laptop mode and a fully functioning tablet in tablet mode.
It's sturdier than I imagined in laptop mode.
Lenovo WritIt is pretty much the only software I kept from Lenovo and it works pretty well.
Pros:
Portability
Light as a feather
Bundled with keyboard and pen
Digital pen (vs. capacitive stylus)
WriteIt
Front and rear cameras
Processing power seems up to par
Windows 10 pro

Cons:
Trackpad - small, sometimes overly sensitive, other times non responsive
Only 2 USB ports - one is the charger and there other is the  pen holder. ( this helps out )

January 25, 2017, 11:24:48 PM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread WOW!!!!

Asus - 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive + 128GB Solid State Drive - Silver - Best Buy

$649 (Reg $899)

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-2-in-1-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-128gb-solid-state-drive-silver/5608704.p?skuId=5608704

Windows 10
15.6" Full HD 10-point multitouch
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7500U with TurboBoost
16GB DDR4 system memory
1TB hard drive and 128GB solid state drive (SSD)
360° flip-and-fold
Intel® HD Graphics 620
Bluetooth
1 USB Type-C port
3 USB 3.0 ports
HDMI
Built-in media reader
AC Wireless
Backlit keyboard
Built-in fingerprint reader
Headphone/microphone combo jack.
Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.

January 27, 2017, 12:09:01 PM
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Re: Excel Problem
I have a P&L with many line items, I'm creating a projection. The projection is broken into 1 sheet for each month

I need cells h50-af50 copied and pasted into another workbook h50 on sheet 1 in e 50; j50 on sheet 2 e 50, L50 on sheet 3 in e 50and so on.
Select all the sheets and then write your formula in one of them. It will populate them all

January 29, 2017, 04:39:21 PM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
has anyone ever try a touch screen on a laptop I feel like it might be too shaky
I'd say most DDFr's probably have touchscreen laptops. Welcome to the future
In related news: Palm releases a brand new device called a Treo...

February 19, 2017, 11:21:35 AM
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only Change the sound output between headset and speakers etc
https://github.com/Belphemur/SoundSwitch

Desktop Gmail client
https://thomas101.github.io/wmail/

February 21, 2017, 09:29:46 AM
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
How is it security-wise?

I think its basically Chrome with a wrap, you login into Gmail directly

February 21, 2017, 04:26:13 PM
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Re: Useful Bookmarklets (browser bookmarks that do cool things) I just created a bookmarklet that will make a DD link from any amazon item page, and format it with the title so you can paste it into a DDF post.

Here's the code:
Code: [Select]
javascript:(function(){

    var pattern = new RegExp("(https:\/\/www.amazon.com\/).*([dg]p\/)(?:product\/)?(..........).*", "i");
    var match = location.href.match(pattern);
    var URL = match[1] + "dp/" + match[3] +"/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER";
window.prompt("Press control-c","[url="+URL+"]"+document.title+"[/url]");void(0);

})()

As a reminder, to create a bookmarklet, right click on your bookmarks bar and click "Add page" (if you're in Chrome) or "New bookmark" (Firefox).

For the Name, enter whatever you want (eg: Dan Amazon link), and for the URL/Location enter the code posted above.

Maybe a mod can add it to this thread: When Posting Amazon Deals, Please Make A DD Link

It might need a little tweaking, so let me know if you have a link that it doesn't work on.

March 02, 2017, 12:10:19 PM
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Re: Useful Bookmarklets (browser bookmarks that do cool things) Great stuff!

Google search the site you're currently on

Code: [Select]
javascript:q=""+(window.getSelection?window.getSelection():document.getSelection?document.getSelection():document.selection.createRange().text);if(!q)q=prompt("Search terms %5Bleave selection and box blank to list all pages%5D ...").replace(/%5Cs%5C+/g,"%252B");if(q!=null)location="http://www.google.com/search?q="+q.replace(/%5Cs+/g,"+")+"+site:"+location.hostname;void(0);

March 03, 2017, 05:07:00 PM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread Dell 15.6" XPS 15 9550 Multi-Touch Notebook for $1,699 shipped from B&H. Sells for $400+ more at other retailers.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1301273-REG/dell_xps_15_9550_13333slv_xps_i7_6700hq_32gb_1tb_ssd_gtx960_windows_10_15_6_touch.html

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
32GB DDR4 RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD
15.6" 3840 x 2160 Infinity Edge Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
SD Media Card Reader
802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
USB 3.0 | HDMI | Thunderbolt 3
Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)

March 15, 2017, 07:13:16 AM
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Re: Alternatives to Connectify?
Oh, that's very old! (11 is the month and 15 is 2015) this feature arrived in 1607 (anniversary update). You should update to the latest version (1703, creators update). The easiest way is with the Update Assistant tool from Microsoft http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=799445
thanks. The update now gives me the w10 native Hotspot

April 25, 2017, 10:48:52 AM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread $450 with code LT200
Inspiron 15 5000
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
8GB
256 ssd
Windows 10 Pro

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/pd?oc=cai155w10p7b012

April 29, 2017, 10:54:08 PM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Cheap is always relative... But this HP seems decent and on the cheaper end https://www.samsclub.com/sams/hp-17-3-notebook-intel-core-i3-6006u/prod21031448.ip?pid=_Aff_LS&siteID=CPqWkHwkNyo-tGiUA_nscVCgrA9Pcv_btQ&pubNAME=eDealinfo.com
Isn't this a much better choice than that for a few dollars more?

https://www.amazon.com/HP-17-3-Laptop-Intel-Memory/dp/B06X1869F3%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJQYFXGBZ6MDO67HQ%26tag%3Dshopineer-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB06X1869F3

May 02, 2017, 06:03:52 PM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread This is a good deal
$629 with coupon SAVE270 after $270 off

7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
8GB, 2400MHz, DDR4
512GB Solid State Drive
15.6-inch HD
Windows 10 pro

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/pd?oc=cai155w10p7b013c2&prg=1&VEN1=12383016-552179-V1F2YU5Bb0tNcTBBQXJVek8yUUFBQUNI&DGC=BF&DGSeg=BSD&CID=198376&LID=45675&ACD=12309198376456750&VEN3=812303722998013597

May 04, 2017, 09:53:54 PM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Any good deals for a laptop that is i5 or i7, like under $500?
Preferably with an SSD HD.
(I already bought one a few weeks ago. Now I'm asking for someone else.)
This should fit what you are looking for.
$469 Deal ends in four hours.
Intel Core i5 7th Gen 7200U (2.50 GHz)
8 GB DDR4 Memory 256 GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 620
1920 x 1080
Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?sdtid=10097060&SID=32a48650313811e7bce152dca6560a340INT&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16834315779&cm_sp=

May 04, 2017, 10:13:17 PM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
My wife's MBP of 7 years just died tonight. I'm looking for a basic home laptop than can handle mostly web browsing and streaming but also occasional work from home on adobe creative suite software (photoshop, indesign, etc.). I would consider a Macbook Air but I think a PC with buying another Adobe CS6 still comes out cheaper.
Any good recs? I think she probaly needs an i3 or i5 with 4-8gb ram (not sure). TIA!
How is this?
$399 with code SAVE270MORE

Intel® Core™ i5-7200U
8GB
1TB
Windows 10

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/pd?oc=cai155w10p7b010c2

May 10, 2017, 11:33:50 PM
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Re: Excel Problem
it's a checkbox on the expanded search box
Oh, I didn't even know that :) I was referring to the REGEXREPLACE formula where you tell it a cell, the regex to look for in there, and the string to replace it with.

May 15, 2017, 05:09:46 PM
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Re: Useful Bookmarklets (browser bookmarks that do cool things) WSJ paywall bypass:
Code: [Select]
javascript:window.location="https://m.facebook.com/l.php?u="+encodeURIComponent(window.location.href);
Need to do it in Chrome Incognito.

May 17, 2017, 11:12:19 PM
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Re: Excel Problem
Oh, I didn't even know that :) I was referring to the REGEXREPLACE formula where you tell it a cell, the regex to look for in there, and the string to replace it with.
would this serve the same purpose as Gdocs?
http://blog.malcolmp.com/2010/regular-expressions-excel-add-in

May 21, 2017, 08:12:19 PM
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
@DanH @avromie7 @Yisroel Tech
 I am locked out of my computer, what is this error message about?
 Thanks.
https://neosmart.net/wiki/corrupt-user-profile
Enjoy

May 25, 2017, 02:34:34 PM
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread This looks pretty good
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1570498
http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetails/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/cai155w10p7b012c2

Dell Small Business has their Dell Inspiron 15 5566 15.6" Laptop w/ Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD & Win 10 on sale for $749.99 - $320 Off using coupon code "INS300" = $429.99 with free shipping.


Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
15.6" (1366 x 768) Truelife LED-Backlit Display, Non-touch
Intel HD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory
8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
256GB Solid State Drive
4 Cell Battery
Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
5.19 Pounds

June 04, 2017, 10:33:38 AM
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
Finding all the drivers alone will be a nightmare!
The older the os the bigger the nightmare to find the drivers. Windows xp was an absolute nightmare, windows 7 usually finds most drivers, windows 10 almost always finds all the drivers.

June 08, 2017, 07:58:55 PM
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Re: External hard drive
Thanks!
Enjoy, just remember that like button.

June 19, 2017, 05:52:13 PM
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Re: Cell Phones in Israel

http://www.gsmarena.com/network-bands.php3?sCountry=ISRAEL

http://www.worldtimezone.com/gsm.html


2G looks like it would work, if Israeli network still supports 2G.
3G looks OK on 2100 band.

August 13, 2017, 12:06:46 PM
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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
Yup agree very helpful around here.
Appreciate his time.
(don't know if it means much to him but hit that like button. ;))
Following @Freddie's example, that is what I use to feed my kids.  ;D

August 13, 2017, 06:05:18 PM
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Re: Best way to park a number
I'm going to be out of the country for several months at a time this year. Obviously, I don't want to pay for months I won't be using the phone, but I don't want the hassle of porting myself around when arriving in the States.

I'm part of an AT&T Business Unlimited plan and use an iPhone SE. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

numberbarn.com

August 23, 2017, 03:09:52 PM
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PSA: You Are A Business Owner? Are your Systems Safe? I know this has been posted many times and publicized everywhere still there are people out there who's business is up for a disaster.

A friend of mine who owns a retail store just got hit with the new Nuclear Ransomware they demanded $5000 in bit coin which he paid... Yet he can still not get his system back up.

Do yourself a favor and follow the BBBS rule:

Backup
Backup
Backup
Secure

All the best

August 29, 2017, 09:22:37 AM
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
Best extension for Chrome to disable ads? Thanks.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en

September 04, 2017, 09:36:17 AM
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
better or worse than the DDMS deal? https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/desktops/dell-xps-tower-silver-chassis-core-i7-desktop-619-99-shipped-130-off-coupon-270-discount/

I was told that I'm much better off with an SSD. Is that correct? Should I wait until a deal on something that has an SSD turns up?

It's dead now anyway but yes if you have the time it would be very worthwhile to wait and see what comes up over the next few weeks

October 25, 2017, 10:49:59 PM
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Cell Phone Deals - 2017 Please add deals that you find to the wiki
November 16, 2017, 01:30:41 PM
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Re: Useful Bookmarklets (browser bookmarks that do cool things) https://github.com/njuljsong/wsjUnblock

Just install and then you can just click on any/all WSJ and WP links without thinking twice (in Chrome)

For Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bypasspaywalls/

November 17, 2017, 12:22:35 PM
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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread almost done reading through this thread- AMAZING! more coming...??

Also, has anyone taken any course on creativelive.com? Any of them specifically worthwhile?
Thanks

December 31, 2017, 10:51:23 AM
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
Googlemail@gmail.... also works?
Sample email address you can have (using your DDF handle for the example):

Main:
myi@gmail.com

Aliases / Masks (without needing to create them individually):
my.i@gmail.com
myi+1@gmail.com
myi@googlemail.com
my.i+2@googlemail.com

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=15579.0
http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/how-to-use-the-infinite-number-of-email-addresses-gmail-1609458192

January 02, 2018, 02:07:38 PM
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
So now I've got some proof positive that the OS is indeed a customized version of Android.



My only problem is that I haven't figured out yet any way to enter developer mode or debug mode or anything of the sort, that will let me install anything, but my hopes are up there that the developer community will figure out something down the road. Adding WhatsApp, Hebrew Input, and some essential jewish software (calendar, various texts, etc.) will really make this phone that much more useful.

To get to the hidden menu that allows developer options and thereby debugging mode among other things dial ##7764726220 and enter 000000 for the service code.
As per https://forum.xda-developers.com/general/rooting-roms/rooting-lg-exalt-lte-verizon-lg-vn220-t3668054 attempts to install apps have met with mixed results.

January 09, 2018, 02:56:02 PM
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
He definitely has better chances with something like this than with that off-brand poorly-rated one, but it also costs a nice amount more.
This one works great - thanks!

January 13, 2018, 09:04:41 PM
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
You can't use this one port for both.

What you need to have is an external graphics card (or USB-to-whatever adapter). Something like this https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Adapter-2560x1440-1920x1200/dp/B00BPEV1XK (but it will cost you some pretty penny. You can get cheaper like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D4OUT7I/ref=psdc_3015395011_t1_B00BPEV1XK, but you need to be willing to find out that it will not work properly...)
Or this
StarTech.com USB to HDMI Adapter - External Video Card - USB 3.0 - Slim - 1080p - Multi Monitor Adapter ($49.99)


January 14, 2018, 11:16:50 PM
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Re: Whatsapp unveils business accounts Still limited to 256. Lame.
January 18, 2018, 01:26:18 PM
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Re: Tribe Tech Review I have mine plugged in to a smart outlet that's scheduled to turn it off over shabbos
February 04, 2018, 02:19:13 PM
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Re: Stopping the tech monster they themselves created
Interesting also that Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook is willing to lose profits in exchange for creating a more truly valuable experience for its users.

I believe they were going to decrease exposure of sponsored posts.
It's just a way of keeping the Govt off his back and some good old fashion PR

February 05, 2018, 04:31:03 PM
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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
I wish I had more time for this... Unfortunately it doesn't look like I'll have an update out anytime soon.

I don't think I've ever eaten my words this quickly :P.

February 07, 2018, 02:14:51 PM
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