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    WordPress Question

    I was hired as a remote marketing manager for a nonprofit whose website is in shambles. Instead of trying to fix it, I would like to create a new site for them from the ground up. Can I create my own WordPress account and build the site, then upload the pages to the nonprofit's account to...
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    Lube a Gateron Low Profile Switch?

    I really liked it at first. But it felt like the keys were increasingly stiffening as I used it. That could just be the one I got. Anyway, I returned it simply because I missed standard switches too much. But the K1 is indeed a solid, if not the most efficient, low profile board. Anyone looking...
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    Lube a Gateron Low Profile Switch?

    Has anyone successfully lubed these switches? They are on the Keychron K1 V4. Mine are not hot swappable. Unlike traditional switches, there's no accessible recessed area when the switch is depressed. It looks like I should be able to pop out the colored portion that sits on the spring, lube the...
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    Question for Doss Soundbox XL Owners

    I understand that a lot of folks use the Soundbox XL with their PC's. I'm using mine with a TV in our living room, but that's beside the point. Before buying, I made sure there was a way to disable the speaker's auto-off feature. This involved reaching out to Doss who sent me a file to update...
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    Logitech G815 G915 Alternative?

    As a writer who's always looking for a greater typing experience, I absolutely flipped over the new clicky variant of these keyboards. Since I've been away from mechanical boards for a bit and have been using the equivalent of Apple's Magic Keyboard, the low profile switches just felt heavenly...
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    Cannot connect NAS WD Red drive

    Update. Still can't get anything to read the contents of the hard drive. I examined its condition more closely and even listened to it with a stethoscope. No clicking, no beeping, no evidence of an impact whatsoever. When I connect it to my PC, it spins just as smoothly as one would expect...
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    Cooling with Noctua

    Thanks! I wasn't going to put the adapter on the CPU fan. Just curious if using the "ultra low noise" 700rpm adapter with the two 120mm fans would still blow plenty of air into the case. Doing that alone might give me the quiet I'm looking for.
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    Cannot connect NAS WD Red drive

    Still not accessing the drive, even with the Diskinternals app. A friend’s Linux laptop couldn’t read it either. This has me thinking that my moving it around has caused something inside to become out of whack. Still, there is no clicking or beeping sound when I plug it up. It spins just as...
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    Cooling with Noctua

    Corsair Carbide Air 240 ASRock 775M Core i5 2380 (no OC) w/ Freezer 7 Pro GTX 980 My rig is in a finished basement that stays fairly cool year round. I play games very infrequently, but use it quite often for music production. I’m also a writer and am planning to record my first audiobook. So...
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    Cannot connect NAS WD Red drive

    Not yet but I'll be making an attempt this afternoon. According to what I've read, Windows rejects it because WD formats all their MyCloud NAS drives with Linux partitions. So, I'm having to install a Linux file system reader for Windows. I also have to connect the drive to my board via SATA...
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    Cannot connect NAS WD Red drive

    I thought it would be that easy. It is an NAS hard drive, WD Red 4TB. While it was working, I can only access it through WD’s desktop app via password. My guess is that the drive requires that password entry and I can no longer access it over the network. I’m going to try and connect it to a...
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    Cannot connect NAS WD Red drive

    I purchased a 4TB WD MyCloud a couple of years ago and it recently failed. I read that the issue is likely with the enclosure, so I opened it, removed the drive and then connected it to my Windows 10 rig via a powered USB HD adapter. The HD is spinning as expected, but Windows will not...
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    'New Senders ' Folder in Outlook

    Back in March, our business experienced a server hiccup that resulted in it being reset. Ever since then, a 'New Senders' folder under each of my accounts has been catching every incoming email. These folders appear to be subfolders in each of my inboxes that I can't get rid of despite having...
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    Attn: Excel Gurus

    I have a list of items that I reference by number. Example below. I would like to type the number of an item into a cell and have the item name appear in its place. I type "3" and "Poplar" appears. This seems like it would be very simple, but I haven't found the formula. Any help would be...
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    Hyperlink Hell (Excel)

    Good to know. Thanks for the help!!!!
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    Hyperlink Hell (Excel)

    Office 2016. I disabled that. You think that should take care of it?
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    Hyperlink Hell (Excel)

    At work, I have a spreadsheet stored in a folder on our shared drive with hyperlinks to PDF's in a subfolder. Periodically, I copy that whole folder to my computer for backup purposes. Last week our network went down for a few days, so I began making updates to the backup spreadsheet. I made...
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    Switch: The Re-Release Machine

    There are some great $20 indie games whose quality challenges the $60 guns. They'll appear here and there throughout the Switch's lifespan. But you can play most of those elsewhere. I'd say there's no excuse for less than 4 first party game announcements at E3 - all surprises. That's what E3...
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    Switch: The Re-Release Machine

    I don't see why they've allowed the Pokemon devs to make their games only for the DS. Surely Nintendo is amending this. My daughter who is 12 said that she cannot understand why any amount of time was spent on creating Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Amiibo Festival when they could...
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    Switch: The Re-Release Machine

    I do love the Switch. In fact, I'd love to play all my games on it. The hype over the hardware is totally backed up. I've been playing Zelda since launch. I could've finished it by now, but I don't want it to end. Thankfully, there's no shortage of things to do and places to explore. I envy...
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    Switch: The Re-Release Machine

    Just saw Forbes latest article, calling the Switch a "re-release machine." As much as I enjoy the console, I can see where the attitude is coming from. Amidst slews of 2D indie titles, big name games from western developers stand to be non-existent, save for their ability to cash in on last gen...
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    Nintendo Switch Audio Question

    I finally got it to work after plugging and unplugging a few times in succession. Not sure why it took that, but I'm not complaining. Well, I do feel that the volume level is pretty lackluster, even with the Flip at max. It's at a comfortable level. I do enjoy loud on occasion though. : )
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    Nintendo Switch Audio Question

    I've tried three good cables. Headphones work wth all three. No sound to the speaker. Any other device will send audio to whatever's connected to it. Doesn't make sense.
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    Nintendo Switch Audio Question

    How does the Switch determine what's on the end of an audio cable? I have a set of Bluetooth headphones that work great when connected with an audio cable. If I disconnect my headphones and plug in my JBL Flip speaker, there's no sound. I read that this works when docked only, but that's the...
  25. J

    Treatment for a sticky keycap?

    I have an X-Slim keyboard by i-Rocks and the B key has decided to start sticking. It pops back up on its own as if something sticky got underneath it. Are the keycaps easily removeable on these types of keyboards? If so, should I just try to clean underneath it? I don't want to pop it off...
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    Recommend a Mech. Keyboard w/ Blues?

    Well, I went in expecting to decide on the blues and ended up choosing the browns. Both feel and sound great. It was the more natural sound that I was drawn to the most. Typing is so much more enjoyable now. I can't believe I'm just now experiencing a true mechanical board. Loving it...
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    Recommend a Mech. Keyboard w/ Blues?

    Sweet! Love the Filcos. After scouring a few sites, I've landed my sights on the Moda Pro from Nixeus. I require a tenkey and found its steel yet minimalist look rather appealing. I had some Amazon points built up so I ordered both the Blue and Brown switch models along with some o-rings...
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    Recommend a Mech. Keyboard w/ Blues?

    Do some keyboards have their switches set further apart than others? Any way to detect this other than looking at pics?
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    Recommend a Mech. Keyboard w/ Blues?

    Yeah, my wife commented negatively when I showed her a sound test on YT. I'll consider the brown as well.
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    Recommend a Mech. Keyboard w/ Blues?

    Awesome. I'd never been to that site before. After browsing, I'm leaning toward either the Duck One White/Gray or the V100 from KBParadise with the same color scheme. Still shopping. Thanks a bunch!!!
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    Recommend a Mech. Keyboard w/ Blues?

    Looking for a nice keyboard with either Cherry or Kailh blue switches. Backlit is fine as long as it can display a single hue across the board (white preferred) but it's not required. I'm a writer more than I am a gamer, so something that doesn't look like its from outer space would be great...
  32. J

    Logitech Silent Mouse Lag

    Lately I've been enjoying the silence of mice and landed Logitech's new M330, whose build is identical to the Triathlon. Its form is close enough to perfect for my grip, but its lag issues are concerning. Unless you think otherwise, I'm chalking it up to a poor sensor. Either that of the hard...
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    Soundcard for speakers, HD Audio for headphones?

    Thanks to an electrical storm whose lightning found our deck attractive, the front panel audio on my Xonar card delivers sound with horrible static. The speaker output was unaffected. And so my limited knowledge tells me to just disconnect the HD Audio cable from the Xonar and connect it to...
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    SD Card to new tablet?

    I own a Galaxy Tab Pro and have purchased a Galaxy Tab S. Can I simply swap my SD card to the new tablet with all the apps installed on it, or is there a more rigorous process?
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    Verizon to Straight Talk?

    I was looking to get either a Samsung S4, S5 or Note 3. I'll check local recommendation and report back.
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    Verizon to Straight Talk?

    I honestly don't know. I figured all a phone needed a SIM slot to add a Verizon card until it was time to replace it with Straight Talk's. Doesn't unlocked mean that a phone has been made ready for any service?
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    Verizon to Straight Talk?

    My wife's Verizon contract does not end until April. Her phone bit the dust and I am looking to replace it. When her contract ends, however, the plan is to move to Straight Talk prepaid service. If I get her a Samsung phone for Christmas, can she use it to finish out her contract and then...
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    Wii U Controller Question

    I'd been eying the pro controller. I'll get that one for sure. How is the motion tracking on the wii motes for kart games? Would getting one of those wheels be worthwhile? I have a daughter who I'm sue would love one of those.
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    Wii U Controller Question

    So how how are the wii motes for playing games like Rayman Legends and Mario games? Playing with a d-pad work ok?
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    Wii U Controller Question

    Considering getting a Wii U for my kids. What is an ideal second controller that is compatible with the most, if not all, retail games? From what I've been reading, it seems like Nintendo is giving people a fit when it comes to local co-op and multiplayer. I just want to play games with my...
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