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    cloning Windows 10 to new drive?

    I've got a Windows 10 rig with a 750 gig SSD. I bought a new 1 TB SSD, and I want to migrate to the new drive. I used Acronis Disk Manager 12 to copy the three volumes on the old disk to the new disk. Worked great, but when I reboot I got an error about a secure device problem. I changed my...
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    M.2 SSD from laptop to desktop?

    I have a second-generation Thinkpad X1 Carbon (model 20a7) that has failed. I removed the M2 drive from it, which is a 512 gig Toshiba THNSNH512GDNT model. I went off to Amazon and bought a generic M2-to-SATA adapter (this one) to try to install the drive in my desktop. The adapter doesn't...
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    VMWare debugger add-in?

    I was saddened to discover that VMWare discontinued the VM debugger add-in, which used to let Visual Studio on the host machine attach to a process inside the VM for debugging. Are there any replacements for this technology?
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    Wipe MacMini with OSX 10.6.x

    I've inherited a Mac Mini. I'd like to give it to the son of the deceased, but only after wiping it completely. How do I do so? It's surprisingly challenging. The machine is a MacMini4,1 -- Apple model number A1347, so it's pretty old. It originally shipped with Leopard -- or maybe Snow...
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    Sonic Wall Alternatives?

    I have a SonicWall TZ300, and I'm growing increasingly disappointed with it. The most recent issue is that the content protection feature prevents my TiVo devices from contacting the TiVo service servers, and took them offline. This was caused by a recent update. Unfortunately, I can't find any...
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    Another Backblaze essay about SMART failure detection

    What SMART Hard Disk Errors Actually Tell Us Here, they correlate SMART stats with drive failures to pick out thresholds for actual failure in the field.
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    finding subscribed threads?

    Sorry for the noobcake questions, but I'm totally lost since the new UI skin went live. 1) I can't find my subscribed threads. I used to look at my subscribed threads page to find new activity, participate in those threads, and then wander off to search for new topics. Where has the subscribed...
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    Software Development setup?

    I want to setup a larger monitor at work. What's a good rig? All development, editing and writing documents, zero gaming. A colleague has a Seiki SE39UY04. It's a little too big; the corners disappear for me, but it seems quite nice for text. It's discontinued, too. I have two older Dell...
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    TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

    TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE
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    64GB (8 x 8GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X desktop RAM DDR3 1866 PC3 14900

    Thanks for looking :) 64GB (8 x 8GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X desktop RAM DDR3 1866 PC3 14900
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    Asus X99-E WS USB3.1 with 128 GB

    I've done a build around an Asus X99-E WS USB/3.1 motherboard with 128 gigs of memory. I've got an Intel i7-5960x processor and eight Crucial CT16G4RFD4213 parts. I've got an EVGA GTX-970 card, plus an Areca ARC-1882 RAID controller. I'm not over clocking, and everything in the BIOS is at...
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    Learning Scala

    Scalatron is a website that helps you learn Scala by writing a bot-war kind of program. Pretty neat!
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    IPv6 at home

    Anyone running IPV6 on their home network? Comcast is now Xfinity seemed to switch me over last week. I couldn't get online without enabling IPv6 DHCP on my SonicWall. Since then, I've got pretty iffy connectivity; some websites I know are up don't load, for example, and it seems like ICMP...
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    Secure erase Samsung SSD

    I've got a Samsung 840 Pro rive that I'm trying to erase. The Samsung Disk Magician software won't do a secure erase under Windows 10. I had the Magician tool build a USB stick for me, but it won't boot. I burned a CD with the Magician, tool, and it boots. But it draws a screen with blue and red...
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    Migrating Windows Server drives?

    I have a Windows Server 2012 machine with a pair of 1.5 TB spinning drives in RAID1. I'd like to migrate that volume to a 1TB SSD. What tool can I use to do that? For a workstation, I'd use Acronis Disk Director, but I'm having a hard time figuring out if it supports moving Windows Server...
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    cable certification tool rental?

    I'd like to rent a cable certification tool (like a Fluke CIQ-100, or a DTX-1800, or a DSX-5000). I'd only need it for a couple of weeks. I've contacted a couple of online joins and haven't received a response to my requests for a quote. Anyone have a reputable place they've used in the past...
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    memtest under Windows

    HCI Designs memtest claims to test memory under Windows. How can it do so when Windows controls the physical-to-logical memory mapping? The program might test some memory, but any other program can cause memory demand, a logical-to-physical remapping, and invalidate the coverage the test...
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    Android email app won't sync Gmail account on WiFi

    I've been using my Samsung S6 Edge to great effect for about a month. Yesterday, I noticed that I couldn't sync my gmail account in the plain email application (I'm not using the gmail application). After fiddling with it, I found that I can sync my account when connected to 4GLTE, but not...
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    vBulletin login security

    I notice that lots of vBulletin installations don't use HTTPS when logging in the user. I was worried that this meant the user name and password were sent in clear text. I've finally gotten around to do some sniffing to see if that's true, and it appears that it's not. The login button sends...
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    LianLi PC A79B and IcyDock?

    I'm thinking about the Lian Li PC-A79B case for my next build. I need a ton of storage, and like using IcyDock drive cages to get five 3.5-inch drives into three 5.25-inch bays. It's not clear to me, from the reviews I've seen of this case, if I can use the IcyDock cages. The case has 12...
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    good git prompt for OSX?

    On Windows, GitHub installs a shell that has a really cool prompt. It's inside PowerShell, and looks like this: C:\projects\my project [master +1 ~12 -0 | +1 ~0 -0 !]> I can see how many un-tracked files there are, how many files are staged for commit, how many are to be committed...
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    ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution motherboard with i7-965 CPU and 24 gigs memory
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    PCI Slot cooler with PWM?

    I'm trying to find a fan than mounts in a PCI slot and is PWM controlled (4-pin plug) so I can connect it to a controllable chassis fan header on my motherboard. Does such a product exist? I'm striking out searching ...
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    can't search

    I can't search the Multiprocessing Systems forum. When I try, I get a page that says "The following errors occurred with your search: Array"
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    RAID volume causes Windows 8.1 to hang at boot?

    I've got an odd problem with Windows 8.1 booting. Sometimes, it will stop at the swirling dots and hang indefinitely. (I've left it there as long as 30 minutes.) I've discovered an odd workaround: I turn off the machine and unplug the drives from my Areca ARC-1220 RAID card. (I have four 2TB...
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    memory for SuperMicro X9SRL-F ?

    I'm putting some memory in a SuperMicro X9SRL-F. I'd like to get to 64GB. Is this memory a good choice, or can I do better? These are on the SuperMicro approved list, but I'm wondering if I'm leaving anything on the table ...
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    Mechanical keyboard for Mac?

    What are good mechanical keyboards for a Mac? I'd like to find a 104-key keyboard with arrows and editing keys. Tactile feel is great, but something too loud won't be great because of a dense cubicle environment. The DAS Model S for the Mac looks pretty good, but it seems a bit noisy. Any...
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    Windows Server 2012 on ASUS Q87M-E/CSM ?

    I've got an ASUS Q87M-E/CSM motherboard. I'd like to run Windows Server 2012 on it, but I can't find drivers. In the past, Windows 7 drivers worked well enough to get Windows Server 2008 (for example) running, but none of the Asus drivers will install on Server 2012. The generic Intel drivers...
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    Wireless Access point for public space?

    What's a decent wireless access point for a public space? I'm helping out a bar owner by upgrading the equipment at the bar. Capacity is about 130, so I figure a max of 30 or 40 clients (but because people have phones and switch to wifi if they're savvy, maybe more ...) I'd like to find...
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    Logitech G502

    I just got a Logitech G502. I've only used it for about 20 minutes, but I really like it so far. Does anyone else have oney et? What's the silver magnet in the packing materials for? It's much too large for the weight cover, and the weight cover already has a magnet affixed to it, anyway. It...
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    8 gig parts for Haswell build

    I'm going to upgrade to an ASUS Z87-Deluxe with a Intel Core i7-4770K processor. What's good, stable memory for this board? I don't overclock, and I'll go to 32 gigs straight away.
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    Android reconnect to WiFi

    I have a new Galaxy S4. When I come home, the phone doesn't reconnect to my home Wifi. How do I make it do so?
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    restoring VMPlayer Window size

    I have a really obnoxious problem with VMWare Player. If I restore the application after having it maximized, it resizes to an incredibly small size -- maybe 200x200 pixels. This resizes the machine inside it, and exacerbates bugs in the hosted OS. For example, Ubuntu ends up resizing terminal...
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    Fedora 18 in VMWare Player

    Is there a way to get Fedora 18 to work reliably in VMWare Player? I can't run with the VMWare 3D acceleration enabled; if I do, Fedora hangs after login. Without 3D acceleration, the UI is very slow and unreliable; Fedora will often snap the player window to a tiny dimension (320 x 200?) and...
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    Apple Developer Program discount?

    Does the Apple Developer Program no longer offer discounts on hardware?
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    16gb on Asus P8Z77-V LX

    I'm using G.Skill RipJaws (part F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL) on a new P8Z77-V LX motherboard I bought. If it matters, the processor is an i5 3450S. If I install two DIMMs, I get 8 gigs no problem. But if I install four DIMMs, the machine won't post. Doesn't matter which DIMMs I try, or which slots I...
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    Is the web killing English?

    Is English dead? You don't have to look far -- especially in social networking -- to find terrible grammar. But on professional sites? I'm thinking of investing in a company and I've just read this on their website: "Approach Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company...
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    IcyDock internal bay replacement fan?

    Anyone know how to order a replacement fan for IcyDock trays? I have an Icy Dock MB455SPF-B 5-in-3 internal SATA bay. The fan has failed, and I need to replace it. The product description says that "Our removable fan requires no tools or wiring, simply swap with a new fan and back to...
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    ATTO Disk Benchmark?

    What does this tool measure? Sequential IO? Random IO? Some mixture? From the numbers, it seems like it's sequential only. Is that right?
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    Intel 320 thickness?

    I'm thinking about buying a Intel 320 Series 600 GB drive for my MacBook Pro. I can't figure out if the model -- SSDSA2CW600G3B5 -- is 7.0mm or 9.5mm thick. The data sheet says it might be one of three sizes; 1.8 inches at 5.0mm thick, 2.5 inches at 7.0mm thick, or 2.5 inches at 9.5mm thick...