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I've been using TightVNC...

I've been using TightVNC (https://tightvnc.com/download.php) for donkey's years to remotely control one PC from another because it's a mature product (been available since 2001), cross-platform (lets...
08-12-20, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

There's a reason they call it a "surge" protector...

There's a reason they call it a "surge" protector instead of a "lightning strike" protector (https://blog.nvent.com/erico/erico-the-difference-between-lightning-protection-and-surge-protection/).
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08-05-20, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

I'd look to derailleur adjustment. Cables stretch...

I'd look to derailleur adjustment. Cables stretch as a matter of course and in the doing change derailleur 'tuning.' If the cable has stretched enough to mess up the tuning, the rear derailleur will...
08-03-20, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

I've never so much as heard of a tube exploding...

I've never so much as heard of a tube exploding while it remained properly confined within the tire. Explosions normally only will occur when the tube escapes confinement and can stretch to beyond...
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

1. I buy a lot of used electronic stuff that has...

1. I buy a lot of used electronic stuff that has no moving parts, like cell phones, so long as it comes with at least a limited warranty. My theory is that if it'll do what I've bought it for when it...
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

I have two Wyze Cam V2s on my carport, $20 each...

I have two Wyze Cam V2s on my carport, $20 each from wyze.com. These have an articulating base that allows exact height and tilt to be manually adjusted. They also sell a $30 model that can pan 360...
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

Norm201, this isn't all directed at you but I add...

Norm201, this isn't all directed at you but I add it for the benefit of someone with a similar problem tho might come across this thread looking for an answer to their problem.

At times like this...
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

What I think you're describing is "snap assist." ...

What I think you're describing is "snap assist." To reconfigure it or turn it off, open the System applet. If you're not familiar, type "system" into Windows search or right-click on (what used to...
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

I got tired of my satellite TV provider's...

I got tired of my satellite TV provider's ceaseless rate increases so I went back to over-the-air (OTA) TV. I live about 30 miles from a mid-sized metropolitan area and my house had had the same TV...
09-30-19, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

In those photos it's obvious it lacks "pits,"...

In those photos it's obvious it lacks "pits," which look more or less like nostrils, which rules out pit vipers.

It's also too skinny. Pit vipers all tend to be noticeably thick through the body....
09-28-19, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

From your photo my guess it's a kingsnake, or...

From your photo my guess it's a kingsnake, or possibly rat snake. Definitely NOT poisonous. In either case, both feed on rodents and POISONOUS snakes, so there are much worse forms of infestation...
08-15-19, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

Jethro Bodine aspired to be a "double-naught spy...

Jethro Bodine aspired to be a "double-naught spy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MWq6L19eNo)" but I never yet heard anyone say they had a rifle chambered in "thirty-naught-six."
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

kolias, I got into this more than I ever wanted a...

kolias, I got into this more than I ever wanted a few months back because I have an elderly aunt who is senile and almost blind but she gets agitated if her PC isn't working and she can't receive...
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

kolias I've got five different methods that...

kolias I've got five different methods that *might* work, or it might take some combination of two or more, but I don't have a copy of Win10 Home to use as a guinea pig. I was trying to outline all...
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

Try changing it to something else, reboot, then...

Try changing it to something else, reboot, then change it back to 'do nothing.'
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

You can download the disk image (.iso file) for...

You can download the disk image (.iso file) for Windows 10 direct from Microsoft here (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO). Free.

And you can buy a Windows 10 key code...
05-27-19, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

I saw them at Shea Stadium, but that's been a...

I saw them at Shea Stadium, but that's been a while now.

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