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    New File Server - So Many Options!

    Oh man, its a been awhile since I've been to the HardOCP forums, but this is where it all started, so I start here on my new file server. Back in 2009, I built myself a nice WHS using a Norco 4020. That WHS server kept getting more and more data thrown at it and never really gave me much...
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    Two non gaming builds

    I have two friends looking to replace their terribly aging Shuttle Athlon XP builds (yes, that old) I made when they went to college. I've been really out of the hardware market for awhile and not sure where to go. Each friend has their own budget and needs, but both machines will not be used...
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    Norco WHS Build

    I currently have over 3.5-4TB of data spread over 8 hard drives with no redundancy. I've been building out a Norco WHS in my mind for the better part of a year and finally decided it is time to put some kind of fault protection on my data. Here is what I have in my Newegg wish list, just...
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    Monitor Power Saving Problem

    My Sony Vaio is running XP Pro and I have it set to turn the monitor off after 20 minutes of inactivty when plugged in or 5 minutes when unplugged. Some times, once the monitor goes off, it will not come back on. I hit keys, move around on the touchpad, and click the mouse buttons, but it does...
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    HTPC and small space question

    I recently got enough spare parts to build myself a modest but capable HTPC. I am not doing any TV watching, just playing my backed up DVDs on my TV. I have an really old entertainment center until that was given to me a few years ago. It has a space for cassettes on the right side. I was...
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    Metric Priority Problem

    On my laptop I have an integrated 10/100 NIC and a Linksys 802.11b PCMCIA card for wireless connections. File transfers from my other networked PCs are VERY slow on the wireless card since it is only B and maxes at 11Mbs, so I am trying to do them mostly over the integrated NIC when it is...
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    Battery Logging

    I am wondering, is there a way to throw an event into the event log when my laptop goes from plugged to unplugged? Like, "VAIO has gone into battery state at xx:xx" I always forget to look at the time when I unplug it and I'd like to figure out how long my battery lasts on a full charge and see...
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    Excel text importing/formatting

    Hello Part of my job is to take readings of a car instrument panel and see where the color and luminace are according the the CIE chromoaticity chart. We are using software that is quite old and the only option for data exporting is copy/paste. This is an example of the raw data: Obs...
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    Installing new fonts

    My girlfriend is taking Yoruba this semester and the teacher wants all the papers typed in the yoruba font. She was given a zip file with a .suit file and instructions on how to install. The instructions were: • Download Yoruba SANS FONT for Windows by clicking on Macintosh option of...
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    Mac Wireless Networking

    My girlfriend is moving into an apartment for the upcoming school year. I am good with networking window boxes, but not very familiar with mac networking. They will have a cable modem connected to a Dlink 604 router. Her roomates have desktops and will be fine wired, but my girlfriend has a...
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    Backup/Jaguar Install Questions

    Hello My girlfriend has an g3 ibook. She has had it for about 1.5 years now and has had to take it in for service 3 times now. She just got it back this thursday because of the recall on the ibook logic board. With all this service time, Im afraid they will just wipe the hard drive on...
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    UPS Questions

    I just moved in with a close family and have noticed some wierd things. Whenever you have the family PC on downstairs, the TV's upstairs will be snowy. Shut it down, TV's are fine. Also, whenever the AC kicks or, I can see the lights flicker just a bit. I am thinking the house has a weak...
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    Barb threading cracked...best sealant?

    I am using a Via Aqua 1300 as my pump. Awhile back I noticed I had some water on the bottom of my case. I found that there is a crack in the top barb area on the pump. The crack isnt actually the barb itself, but the threading area the barb screws into. I did replace the pump with a new...
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    Nightly Backup by Batch files

    I have 2 PC's running in my room. The main PC is for gaming, internet usage, and studying. The second PC is basically an idle box, so it just folds 24/7. Each PC runs XP until I get into domains for my schooling. Then the folder will be a server and the gaming one will be a client. I have...
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