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    Connecting Old Consoles on New TV

    Update... Thanks again for the guidance from everyone. I purchased this model from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019T0WFA4/ Last weekend I tested it out with my Atari XEGS, and it worked flawlessly. It was honestly much better than I expected. Pacman, Joust, Archon, Frogger, and Dig...
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    Forcing Chrome browser to cache (and keep the cache) for a site

    This kinda sounds like caching directives are not present from serverside response, or directives are being honored in slightly different ways depending on the browser. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/Cache-Control
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    Re-Thinking (or overthinking) Embedded OOP

    My C++ knowledge is limited, but.... based on your explanation, a base class with virtual methods/functions would be ideal. If you wanted to provide tighter rails to the implementation, then a base class with protected and/or abstract methods/functions could give value by providing a similar...
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    Connecting Old Consoles on New TV

    Yea, a few consoles have RF out and a RF modulator could be an option for the Gamecube. Quality would be YMMV, of course. At minimum it is a solid "Plan B" that may be good enough for what I am wanting to do. Unfortunately, no -- my model doesn't have the digital A/V output. That could be a...
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    Connecting Old Consoles on New TV

    I have a few old video game consoles that I'd like to introduce to my kids -- Atari XE, NES, Genesis/CD, Gamecube. Our new TV only has HDMI inputs. So I was wondering what adapter(s) this group uses to properly connect older game consoles to newer TVs -- and have it still look decent. My TV...
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    OpenVPN Configuration Help Needed

    I did goto the internal/private IP address for my Plex installation (i.e. IP:32400). However, the "plex.tv" work was likely possibly due to my Plex Pass membership and Plex timing out on those calls. I had forgotten about Plex's (paid?) feature for remote access, that is worth looking into in...
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    OpenVPN Configuration Help Needed

    So I finished some initial tests, and here's what I changed: 1. Changed the OpenVPN IP range -- It was originally on the router's DHCP range (192.168.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0). It is now set to 10.10.1.0/24 mask 255.255.255.0. 2. Applied settings in router, and bounced router. 3. Updated a few...
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    OpenVPN Configuration Help Needed

    Thanks for the suggestion! I'll test that out soon and post my results.
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    OpenVPN Configuration Help Needed

    I am having some problems with my OpenVPN configuration, and was looking for some guidance. What I've done so far I am running DD-WRT v3.0-r44715 which I flashed on a router. (As of writing, that is the most recent build of DD-WRT that is available.) I wanted to setup a VPN connection into my...
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    Redirect Audio from TV via ARC and External Audio Extractor

    Perfect, I just ordered those parts. Thanks!
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    Redirect Audio from TV via ARC and External Audio Extractor

    My family owns a 55" LG TV (model 55UJ6300) and would like to use an external wireless headset with it. The headset has only analog 3.5mm connection. On Amazon, I see they carry small devices that can read the ARC signal from a TV output and extract the audio to an analog/toslink connection...
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    Baby-proofing UPS devices and

    I had considered this as well. However, we are in a bit of a time-crunch because my wife is due with our second child very soon. And we're full on prep-mode for nursery, "go bags" for dogs and our son, hospital bags for us, etc. So I was looking to throw a little money at the problem, if a...
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    SQL - where's my bottleneck?

    Can you provide a paste of a sluggish query along with the EXPLAIN results? That may provide optimization suggestions.
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    Baby-proofing UPS devices and

    So my son is nearly walking, and we have an APC UPS unit (product link) in the living room, sitting on the floor, and tucked somewhat behind a TV stand. However, he is still small enough to get access to an end of the UPS and some of the power cords coming out. I'm trying to find a childproof...
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    New development and gaming build

    The NewEgg specs did list a peak volume of 36 dB, so that seemed close enough to ambient noise. Plus, I will have some light music going while writing code and any games I am playing will have music. So given the sound level, my case, and the distance between me and the tower at my desk, I...
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    New development and gaming build

    So I just ordered this: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bmhycY (Total $1753) I started from the idea that SliceT provided, and made some adjustments: - Swapped the mobo for an ASUS mATX model - Bumped RAM to 32 GB - Removed the case - Removed the extra storage drive - Different MSI graphics card...
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    New development and gaming build

    I updated my original post to include the case I will be re-using, and the existing power supply that I could possibly reuse. (If it makes sense to replace the PSU, then so be it.) I do need the list to include a copy WIndows 10 Professional x64. I am willing to go higher a bit on the budget...
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    New development and gaming build

    So my primary office machine has finally bit the dust (Intel Q8400, 16GB RAM, ATI 6970) and I want to build a new gaming and software development machine. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc A mix between computer programming (Visual Studio, C#, WebAPI...
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    Critique my website?

    Run "YSlow" or some other clientside performance analyzer against the site. As others mentioned, the load times are longer than expected; this is something where an analyzer will help identify areas to improve. Aside from that, could you elaborate on 1) what your goals are for the redesign...
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    Best VB6 decompiler?

    This sounds like the Access DB is being copied to the "bin/[dev|release]" directory during the debug/run/F5 process, and that the copied DB file is the file being interacted with. If so, take a look at your "Copy to output directory" setting for the DB file. (This SO link gives specifics.)
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    Best VB6 decompiler?

    Nice progress so far, glad things are working for you! If you are still using MS Office interops in your code stack, you may want to look into the NetOffice DLLs. They act as a bridge between your Interop/PIA calls and the actual installed version of MS Office, but without the version-specific...
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    Best VB6 decompiler?

    I asked this same question a while back, so hopefully this thread helps... https://hardforum.com/threads/vb6-dll-viewer.1233951/ Edit: This thread got me thinking more about this topic and any changes since my thread from 9 years ago. At my company, we have a handful of VB6 applications that...
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    changing window opener location

    Instead of the child moving the parent window on its closing event, you could have the parent window move itself when it detects the closing of a child window. I found a rough concept on SO here, but perhaps this could be improved with some jQuery eventing.
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    Stupid question: 2 modems in one house?

    Have you considered a pair of powerline ethernet adapters?
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    Universal Apps vs Desktop Apps

    Universal Apps are housed in an isolated container, and MS even has a mechanism that will port normal desktop apps into Universal Windows Platform apps. Scott Hanselman wrote about this here.
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    Would this be possible?

    Another generalized/abstract approach would be two have applications: a controller and a listener. The controller app would run on your Socket A machine and send instructions; the listener app would run on your DOS machine and execute the instructions. Additional work could be put into the...
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    Need a free, easy to use Installer Program

    A powershell script could be used to control the logic for adding/updating directories and contents, as well as interact with OneDrive. All the script would need to know is the USB drive letter. So if you had a GUI tool that gave a drive selection screen, the user could select the drive...
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    Web dev with Least typing?

    With Visual Studio, for example, there is a lot of Intellisense and hotkey combinations to use. Addon products, such as ReSharper, expose even more quick optimizations. I wouldn't call Regex as "a form of programming", though.
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    Manager getting back to development - advice

    What interests do you have? What kind of projects would you like to be working on, and what level of involvement would make you happy? Really thinking about these kinds of questions may lend itself to deciding what languages you focus on initially.
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    Build Help: HTPC

    All of the new parts are running great. It's a nice upgrade from the E7400 processor that I had been using since 2008. Thanks again for all of the help!
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    Build Help: HTPC

    Progress update: The parts arrived this week, and I ran Memtest overnight for a simple burn-in check .... so far, so good.
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    Build Help: HTPC

    Thanks for this. There's a chance I may be putting together another HTPC in the future, so I'll keep this in mind.
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    Build Help: HTPC

    Absolutely overpriced for the specs, but part of the price difference is for having the extremely small profile. ... which has its merits in certain cases, but certainly not in the scope of this thread. QFT
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    Build Help: HTPC

    I would put that in the same category of an Intel NUC or some other very small form factor device. And if my needs were strictly with simple browsing, streaming video, and encoding files, then those devices would certainly be a solid option. However, the games I want to play extend beyond what...
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    Build Help: HTPC

    Fantastic. I just pulled the trigger on the mobo, i5 cpu, ram, and that Scythe cooler. Thanks so much for the help, everyone!
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    Build Help: HTPC

    Thanks for the updated parts list! The interior height between the top of the existing mobo socket and the underside of the case lid is approximately 4.5 inches. For comparison, the height difference between the screw hole for expansion cards and the underside of the lid is 0.5 inches. Based...
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    Build Help: HTPC

    It looks like either of those would fit just fine. I will post some measurements when I can for everyone to review and decide for certain about fitting in the case. Thanks for this. Your comment has me thinking more critically about my usage patterns. Handbrake and FFmpeg are used very...
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    Build Help: HTPC

    Thanks for the feedback, everyone! What would the power usage difference be between the i5 and the i7 processors that you are considering? Would my existing power supply be sufficient for either one? Here's my case: link I can post some internal measurements of the case when I get home, if...
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