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Have you tried what Pilot Dane suggested? Look...

Have you tried what Pilot Dane suggested? Look in 'Settings' for 'Phone Settings.' Under Phone Settings look for something about USB, like USB Connection. Open that and select "File Transfer."
01-20-21, 04:20 PM
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Wasn't "fastback" the one that timed your disk...

Wasn't "fastback" the one that timed your disk changes and then gave you a "score" for how efficiently you were doing it? I remember geeks making a sport of that, who could do a 20-disk back-up with...
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Remember the Y2K bug? The was the result of...

Remember the Y2K bug? The was the result of programmers looking to save money on the code they were writing by omitting the first two digits whenever they wrote a (20th Century) year. Which was a big...
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Strictly speaking, ... no. All I get on my code...

Strictly speaking, ... no. All I get on my code reader is P0420, which is cat inefficiency. I haven't paid a professional mechanic to give me a more definitive diagnosis.
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All filed away for future use. Thanks again.

All filed away for future use. Thanks again.
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Thank you, XSleeper. For my general...

Thank you, XSleeper.

For my general mechanical edjumication, and never having seen a sensor that had been broken off, I'm curious to know how (mechanically) challenging it likely would be to...
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Replace O2 sensor? (and how?)

The license plate renewal on my 2001 Subaru comes every December, and where I live we have emissions testing. Every year since I've owned this car, when the autumn weather first turns cold and wet, I...
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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...
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I bought a new Ryobi 2-stroke trimmer last year. ...

I bought a new Ryobi 2-stroke trimmer last year. From day one I've never even tried to start it without a can of starter fluid nearby. I prime it and give it three tugs and if it doesn't start, I...
09-07-20, 10:42 AM
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I had one of these up for several years and the...

I had one of these up for several years and the tree rats never defeated it, not once.

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Disassemble a Moen kitchen faucet?

My Moen single-handle kitchen faucet is clogged.

Last week my water line broke and while I was repairing it a big rain came and filled in the hole I had excavated to find the leak. I had removed...
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I have a Sony laptop that can run surface...

I have a Sony laptop that can run surface temperatures as high as 140F over the battery, which makes it too hot to hold comfortably in your lap on bare legs, so I bought a laptop stand with a couple...
08-12-20, 01:37 PM
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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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08-12-20, 10:43 AM
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I suspect you're safe because the water needs to...

I suspect you're safe because the water needs to be stagnant. Mosquito larvae breathe through a snorkel in their butt that barely breaks the surface.

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Most store-bought Network Attached Storage...

Most store-bought Network Attached Storage devices are just a Linux computer running firmware that's been optimized as a file server. And there are flavors of Linux made specifically for powering a...
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Both OSes should be able to read a HDD formatted...

Both OSes should be able to read a HDD formatted in Fat32. I don't know what your HDD is formatted in but Mac has used (the obviously proprietary) Apple File System since 10.13 as the default and...
08-05-20, 11:59 AM
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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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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...
07-26-20, 02:23 PM
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My guess is it's a European paper wasp...

My guess is it's a European paper wasp (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_paper_wasp#Spread_within_North_America).

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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...
07-07-20, 11:08 AM
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As a reference, my Thumler is the "heavy-duty"...

As a reference, my Thumler is the "heavy-duty" model with the 1/3-hp motor. The 'standard' Model B has a 1/4-hp motor and is advertised to turn 30 rpm. I'm using SS media and 2 hours of tumbling is...
07-03-20, 03:20 PM
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What I don't like about that design is that there...

What I don't like about that design is that there isn't a lot of "clashing" going on. It's the "clashing" -- either with the tumbling media or other pieces of brass -- that does the cleaning. He's...
05-20-20, 11:33 AM
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All aircraft use a "dissimilar metals tape" to...

All aircraft use a "dissimilar metals tape" to electrically insulate metals of differing galvanic potential from each other (iaw FAA-E-2968 & MIL-STD-889). Drop by your local municipal airport some...
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2-stroke chain saws and string trimmers both, if...

2-stroke chain saws and string trimmers both, if it won't start in two or three pulls, I go for the starter fluid. I spritz a little on the side of the air filter housing (not on the filter itself)...
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