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  1. Websites tracking conversations through your phone's mic... What about your PC?

    I've never owned a Windows 10 computer or a smartphone in my life, thank goodness. But is there any evidence that websites are listening to words you say for ad targeting from your laptop's mic or...
  2. So, no chance for file corruption in my personal...

    So, no chance for file corruption in my personal files if I store them on an unpatched system and install and play with the stored files? And also, are there no file integrity issues when I transfer...
  3. When did the KB982018 first come out? I know it...

    When did the KB982018 first come out? I know it was sometime in 2011.. But did it come bundled with Windows 7 when SP1 was released on February 22, 2011?

    BTW, the Windows 7 I used to store the...
  4. Using 512e and 4k native drives on unpatched versions of Windows

    What actually would happen if I try using a 512e or 4k native hard drive in Windows XP, or Windows Vista or later that does not have the Windows updates needed? Anybody have personal experience with...
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    ISO files can be made bootable on a USB flash...

    ISO files can be made bootable on a USB flash drive or be burned to a DVD. I want to put my big ISO onto a USB flash drive because it is too big to fit on a regular DVD and dual layer DVD discs are...
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    Rufus alternatives?

    Recommend me any other bootable USB maker programs to install Windows 7? My image of Windows 7 won't fit on a DVD due to the Windows updates I put on it. Some are for hardware support so that why I...
  7. Finding a list of hard drive models that are 512k native 512e or 4k sector

    I used to know what the website was that had a list or PDF file that showed which actual hard drives from a manufacturer are 512 native, 512e or 4k sector. Anyone know the data page for 500GB, 1TB,...
  8. 3:2, 2:1, 5:4 are less common, 1280x1024 does...

    3:2, 2:1, 5:4 are less common, 1280x1024 does stretch the image vertically a bit. The correct 4:3 ratio equivalent is 1280x960... So as long as I don't use the less common aspect ratios then i'll be...
  9. which screen resolutions are most accurite to real life?

    Anyone know which screen resolutions stretch the image horizontally and vertically to be the most accurate to real life photos of people and real would objects? If you notice, not all pixel...
  10. Mine is a 2009 model, the Samsung SyncMaster...

    Mine is a 2009 model, the Samsung SyncMaster P2370HD. It's a little TV, and yes it does have a backlight control setting. I believe they say the new LED TVs are even brighter... I've never owned...
  11. I think my problem was when I had the tv in a...

    I think my problem was when I had the tv in a small bedroom with the light from the window from behind me and the ceiling light too, so that may have caused the eyestrain. I believe I had the...
  12. Windows and Ubuntu run separately from each other...

    Windows and Ubuntu run separately from each other and don't cross paths. So setting the clock on either would be the same as single booting one or the other I believe.
  13. Retro Dell Optiplex GX100 - Celeron 800MHz 512MB 80GB New copy of Windows XP Pro

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-Dell-Optiplex-GX100-Celeron-800MHz-512MB-80GB-New-copy-of-Windows-XP-Pro/113774758673
  14. Why is the computers clock setting being correct a big deal when accessing websites?

    CMOS batteries can lose charge and reset your clock to a crazy old date and time... Sometimes it's not even that... Firefox will complain about security issues when I visit some websites. It's either...
  15. Perhaps so, and if I can find one that won't...

    Perhaps so, and if I can find one that won't change the display color, but only give a dimming effect. I can see about finding these in hardware and auto shops.
  16. Please help me find the right kind of hdtv screen cover to reduce screen brightness

    It's strangely hard to find something like this on Ebay. I tried various keywords but the only one that worked was privacy filter. I don't need privacy for my screen. I just want something that will...
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    Everything seems to work fine. What do you mean...

    Everything seems to work fine. What do you mean by the entire flash becoming bad?
  18. I was using PCI cards as an example. I didn't...

    I was using PCI cards as an example. I didn't know they have hot plug capability. But in general it's necessary to unplug your computer first before you work inside it with the circuitry.
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    Esd shock usb flash drive

    I just gave my usb flash drive plugged into my laptop a small esd zap when I touched it when getting up from the couch. Any chance my files on the flash drive got corrupted? Thank you.
  20. LOL hindsight is a magical thing! Smoke and...

    LOL hindsight is a magical thing! Smoke and flames had better be a good warning! Funny how I could've explained it better. Sorry about that.

    What I meant by "warning" is that in typical system...
  21. I don't know why you don't understand me. Here's...

    I don't know why you don't understand me. Here's an example: You shouldn't add or remove PCI cards from your desktop computer when it's still plugged into the wall. You could damage your system. Same...
  22. I just noticed the "J" and "L" keys don't work...

    I just noticed the "J" and "L" keys don't work anymore on the built in keyboard. They press just fine, but won't register on the screen. The laptop's original motherboard died from water being...
  23. What I mean is, I'm guessing as long as you don't...

    What I mean is, I'm guessing as long as you don't detach/remove any internal circuitry you are good. Unplugging internal cables is really no big deal and you will likely be ok, as Chuck(G) says...
  24. Thank you! Do I have this right? 1. For...

    Thank you! Do I have this right?


    1. For plugging in a laptop or other electronic device you first plug in the charger/cable into the laptop/device and then you plug in the other end into the...
  25. Recommend me a good inexpensive VHS camcorder please

    I want to get into the hobby of making my own home videos just like in the old days and reuse old tapes lying around after digitizing them. What good brands and models do you guys like best?
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