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What type of connector are you using for your...

What type of connector are you using for your mouse? Serial, PS/2 or USB?
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Posted By Garou

Are the computers on the same workgroup? If so,...

Are the computers on the same workgroup? If so, try searching for computers on the network and type in the name of the other computer.

It sounds stupid, but for some reason I once had a machine...
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If you're going with a new machine Serial ATA is...

If you're going with a new machine Serial ATA is a nice option, since it's going to replace PATA eventually. As for RAID, there's really no need to use it in a home desktop setting.

If you're...
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Reading an e-mail header might help you figure...

Reading an e-mail header might help you figure out where a legitimate e-mail came from, but these scam e-mails usually come from SMTP servers that are not related to the person's ISP.

Just ignore...
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I'm not a security expert, but couldn't the sixth...

I'm not a security expert, but couldn't the sixth line be for an RJ-31 X jack for a monitored security system?
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With a ruler and some patience you should be able...

With a ruler and some patience you should be able to duplicate it with MS Word or something similar.
09-24-05, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Garou

When dealing with complex lighting circuits #14...

When dealing with complex lighting circuits #14 is a lot easier to use over #12. You can put more #14 wires in a box than #12.
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Posted By Garou

Running all these services to host a web page on...

Running all these services to host a web page on your home computer also opens up new avenues for people to break into your network.
09-19-05, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Garou

Most prints will have a legend which will tell...

Most prints will have a legend which will tell you what is what.

But here are some basic ones I tend to see over and over:

http://garoux.net/temp/symbols.GIF
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Using linked data between excel and word is...

Using linked data between excel and word is probably the best route for someone who doesn't have experience with databases.

If you do attempt to create a database with Access (or something else)...
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Posted By Garou

I'm not a PHP guru, but I've used it for many...

I'm not a PHP guru, but I've used it for many projects.

As far as I know there's no way to do what you want with the functions included with PHP. If I'm not mistaken parallel processing is...
08-23-05, 06:45 PM
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Comparing the wire in question to a piece of...

Comparing the wire in question to a piece of known wire or using a wire gauge would be your best bet. If you can only see the wiring from the receptacle box or the panel box you may not be able to...
08-23-05, 04:19 PM
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Even when installed properly it's best that you...

Even when installed properly it's best that you connect a ground wire to the ground screw on the receptacle. Self-grounding is pretty much a waste in residential wiring.
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Some flourescent fixtures don't come with a green...

Some flourescent fixtures don't come with a green screw, but a hex shaped nut. But in this case their should be a "ground symbol" or the words "equipment ground near" the place where it belongs.
...
08-22-05, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Garou

Let's face it, some people are all about getting...

Let's face it, some people are all about getting into a house and getting it done. Especially if they're piece-work. As long as the house hot-checks okay, they probably aren't going to give much...
08-22-05, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Garou

Most GFCI receptacles are backwired as opposed to...

Most GFCI receptacles are backwired as opposed to backstabbed. With backwired, the screws tighten a clamp within the device to hold the wire. This is a lot better than a backstab.

You can get...
08-21-05, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Garou

To be code compliant you'll need to have the...

To be code compliant you'll need to have the receptacle fed by a 20A circuit. You have two options:

1. Run a circuit in a minimum of 12 to the receptacle and keep your lighting on the existing...
08-21-05, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Garou

The only thing you need to worry about is the...

The only thing you need to worry about is the number of NM cables entering the same hole. The wires need a little bit of room to expand, so leave some room in each hole.
08-18-05, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Garou

You might consider a subpanel for the basement,...

You might consider a subpanel for the basement, but there's really little reason to seperate the first and second floor. Most second story floor plans don't provide for good (or code compliant)...
08-16-05, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Garou

They do make flat mud rings. This will allow...

They do make flat mud rings. This will allow whatever plate you install to be flush with the mud ring.
08-16-05, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Garou

The downside of using pigtails is that you can...

The downside of using pigtails is that you can miss a burried receptacle if you don't mark the floor or keep good notes of where your receptacles are. Of course this only applies to new construction...
08-13-05, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Garou

My post was to merely add a bit of...

My post was to merely add a bit of semi-irrelevant information, not to correct anyone.

I can't vouch for other electricians, but when I wire a house with that setup it's done with four conductors....
08-13-05, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Garou

They must do things differently elsewhere,...

They must do things differently elsewhere, because a good percentage of homes in my area have a main lug panel inside the house (or garage) fed from a meter/main combo outside.
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Posted By Garou

A Domain in Windows can also refer to a network...

A Domain in Windows can also refer to a network grouping unit that is usually used in commercial settings. If you're on your personal computer at home you shouldn't need to specify a domain to use...
08-04-05, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Garou

Federal Pacific breakers have a habit of not...

Federal Pacific breakers have a habit of not tripping when they should. If you can afford it, it would be a good idea to replace the panel.
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