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    • in reply to: New Election Systems use Vulnerable Software #1874972

      MrJimPhelps
      AskWoody_MVP

      They need to go back to old-fashioned mechanical voting machines. I know, I’m a dinosaur for saying that. But they were much more hack proof than the computerized machines.

      Yes, it takes a little bit longer to get election results, but so what, if our elections are better protected from hacking.

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    • in reply to: IBM and Red Hat #1874127

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      I think it bodes well for Linux that a major player like IBM has purchased Red Hat. I am hopeful that that will cause Linux to be more accepted by the corporate world on the desktop. Once that happens, Linux will be on the way to being mainstream.

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    • in reply to: How do you know if File History is really working? #1874102

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      You can get two identical hard drives – one for normal use and the other for backups. When it’s time to do a backup, image your working hard drive to the backup drive. Power down, swap drives, and power up. If all is ok, you’ve got yourself a good backup. In fact, you can alternate which drive is for backups and which is for normal use. The one you just backed up to is now the working drive.

      There’s no other way to really know for sure if your backup will work except to do a restore then try out the restore. The 2nd drive allows you to do a restore without wiping out what you currently have.

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    • MrJimPhelps
      AskWoody_MVP

      How many AskWoody _MVPs does it take to change a lightbulb?

      By the way, it’s getting harder and harder to find basic halogen light bulbs in the store. WalMart no longer stocks them. Kind of makes me wonder why. Usually a store will stock what sells and will not stock what doesn’t sell. I find it hard to believe that no one is buying halogen light bulbs.

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    • in reply to: IBM and Red Hat #1874097

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      I think most people on this site use a variant of Ubuntu Linux – either Ubuntu itself or Mint. Tell you the truth, I haven’t really followed Red Hat.

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    • in reply to: Eizo : Don't use Windows 10 1903 #1869882

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      I think you’ll be ok using 1903 if you don’t need high accuracy on colors.

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    • in reply to: Sears #1869878

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      The one thing that Sears could do to get back in business would be to make and sell the non-computerized washers and dryers that they used to sell. I think they would sell lots and lots of them. All washers and dryers in those days were Kenmore-compatible – Kenmore was the standard that all others followed. They were king of the hill in those days.

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    • in reply to: IBM and Red Hat #1874233

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      The IBM Model M keyboard. Of course, IBM sold it off. That was the best keyboard ever made – I have two of them.

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    • MrJimPhelps
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      There is a push for everybody to use LED bulbs

      Who is doing the pushing? At the risk of ranting, I wonder if some bureaucrat somewhere, buried deep in the bureaucracy, has written a regulation mandating the phasing out of halogen bulbs.

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    • in reply to: My little girl's first date #1873890

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      The name of this forum is “Outside the box / fun stuff”. In other words, the only reason I posted it was because I thought it was funny, not because I thought it had anything to do with technology.

      In fact, there is a technology element – the ability to track where your car goes.

      I’ve always thought that the idea of “chauvinism” dealt with how a man related to a woman, not how a father relates to his child.

      Apparently you have never had a daughter. I’m now on my 2nd daughter, and it’s a bad world out there. The first time around, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that my daughter’s boyfriend not only put up with my over-protectiveness, but he sincerely tried to meet my “demands”. In other words, he proved that he would do his best to treat her right.

      I definitely teach my daughters to watch out for the danger signs. And quite frankly, he had a tougher time passing her tests than he did mine.

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    • in reply to: Sears #1870067

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      Another how-to video for rebuilding your washing machine transmission:

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    • in reply to: Sears #1870047

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      AskWoody_MVP

      Rebuild kit for a Kenmore washing machine transmission. I believe the guy said it was $16!

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    • in reply to: Sears #1870043

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      I’ll bet you could get an aftermarket transmission, or perhaps a used one. There are so many Kenmore washers out there, there have to be lots of spare parts of every type.

      Of course, you could always buy an identical refurbished machine and then use the other one for parts. That’s what I’m doing. We have an Amana that is basically a Kenmore with “Amana” on it. The Amana controls started acting up, so I bought a refurb Kenmore. I keep the Amana in the shed and strip parts off of it. I’ve already stripped the water pump from it – it was a perfect match for the Kenmore water pump, which had started leaking.

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    • in reply to: Windows 7: Preparing for an uncertain future #1869888

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      If your computer has at least 8 GB of RAM (more is better), and if you have a retail license for Windows 7, you could install Linux Mint as the main OS on the computer, install some virtual machine software, then install Windows 7 in a virtual machine. Once January comes, do one final update of Windows 7, then block Windows 7 from being able to access the internet. As long as it is blocked from accessing the internet, you can use it forever.

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    • in reply to: Sears #1869877

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      I have a Kenmore electric dryer. It wasn’t drying very well, so I disassembled it and vacuumed out every bit of lint I could find. I changed the belt and put it back together, and it’s been working like new ever since.

      It was easy to disassemble and reassemble. There are plenty of Youtube videos which tell you exactly what to do.

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