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    Eye strain while gaming fatigue PWM

    I’m not following what you are recommending. I haven’t thought about the blinking as a potential cause. I’ll try that.
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    Garbage treble regardless of speakers or soundbar

    Hrmmm I’ll double check the tv settings..... but wouldn’t tv settings not matter when I was using a receiver?
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    Eye strain while gaming fatigue PWM

    I have a major problem and want some feedback from the beloved [H] family. I can no longer play computer games without major eye strain. Over the past 20 years I have had my fair share of time spent fragging. As time has gone on I have continued to upgrade my equipment to stay competitive. I...
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    Garbage treble regardless of speakers or soundbar

    I use to have a receiver with 5.1 Bose setup and in movies the explosions would be deafening but the talking would be indistinguishable. I switched everything to using only a soundbar, LG sl10yg using HDMI (arc) from Samsung TV. This didn’t resolve anything.... it is basically the same. It...
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    Windows OS on HDD into identical spec machine

    Is it possible to install Windows 7 (or 8 or 10?) on a hard drive on machine 1 and then put the hard drive into machine 2 that has identical specs in terms of motherboard, processor, ram and video card? In other words machine 1 and machine 2 are identical except serial numbers but are at...
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    Find duplicates of files (images and videos)

    I am organizing family photos and videos into one giant source that will be backed up in the cloud and external hard drive. I am gathering this from multiple computers, phones, etc. I know that there will be duplicates, potentially hundreds of duplicates between hundreds of thousands of files...
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    Moving emails from one box to another via IMAP

    I'm trying to move 10+gb of emails from one box, let's say 1@example.com to 2@example.com. Both use IMAP. I tried using Thunderbird for about 1/4 of it and it ended up not transferring even though it said it was moving them it then didn't say it was moving them and I refreshed the target and...
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    Screen Capture - What do you use?

    interesting how everyone has their own... seems like a very commodity type product
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    Screen Capture - What do you use?

    Screen capture software, such as what is built in with Windows of "snipping tool"....... what do you use and what do you like about it? Free, opensource, paid, etc. Doesn't matter, explain why you like what you use. Anyone aware of anything where you can CTRL + C and then CTRL + P into a...
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    $15k to spend - What would you do?

    With such a small environment why not simply NOT VIRTUALIZE and then just have like 2 to 3 spares of identical systems ready to boot up if need be? So junk the one dell server (or use it for some type of backup system) and then get one machine per VM plus 2 or 3 spare machines. Then have a NAS...
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    $15k to spend - What would you do?

    Thank you all for the replies. It is nice to see so diverse options presented. The current single Dell server runs ESXi free version with 4 VM's none of which take up significant memory or cpu usage. There are only ever 10 people or so using any given service at a time with a maximum of 20...
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    $15k to spend - What would you do?

    Offsite isn't an option. DNS isn't anything mission critical. AD doesn't exist The equipment running right now is a single Dell tower server with RAID 1 running esxi free version. Does backups manually to a nas box but it is a manual process. We then have an offsite backup daily of the actual...
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    $15k to spend - What would you do?

    I've been given a budget to spend up to $15,000 (this isn't set in stone, could potentially go a little higher) on equipment as it relates to a production work environment for a business that is out of business during any amount of downtime. Priorities go: UPTIME/REDUNDANCY. Limiting the...
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    Tool to detect live cabling in walls

    What is a tool name or recommended link on Amazon of a product that allows me to connect an enternet cable into it and then I can go in with a "wand" or whatever that will make a noise when I put the wand near that cable in a utility closet. I have a house where the basement looks to be...
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    FS: LG Ultrawide Monitor - 34UM95-P

    bump for you. :) Great monitor for multi tasking as long as you hotkey swapping windows around.
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    PDF Content Extraction

    Is there some type of tool, even if command line based or [open source] online based where you can input a PDF file and it will spit out specific information from the PDF that matches a certain criteria that you previously setup? I get a lot of PDF's that have information in the exact same spot...
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    What Stack for Project?

    Negative. I'll have to look into that.
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    What Stack for Project?

    I'm going to be working on an in-house project to develop a simple CRM system. It won't have a ridiculous amount of features but will do a lot of math and validation. (in terms of math, i'm talking about simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). I'm extremely familiar...
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    NEC Closeout $145 refurbished EA274wmi

    Mine says ON HOLD, I called and they said that their inventory system wasn't synced and they don't have an ETA for when more will get in. I said "that is fine, I'll just keep my order and wait for more to come in" and she said "sorry, can't do that, I have to cancel." Thanks NEC for the waste...
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    NEC Closeout $145 refurbished EA274wmi

    Anyone know if this is flicker free?
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    Hypervisor free license - multiple use?

    I have the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 free license. vSphere Hypervisor 5 is free. I have it registered on computer 1. I have computer 2 that I want to use as a backup incase computer 1 goes down. The computer 2 evaluation period has expired (no key was required when installing ESX)...
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    Windows 8 Sucks - Everything crashes

    The laptop hasn't been used much at all. The only thing installed is Windows 8 (from Dell) and then installed some work related stuff that is easy to install. Really no need for local backups. I'll see if I can't hunt down the Windows 8 disk to reinstall Windows. What tools would you...
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    Windows 8 Sucks - Everything crashes

    I thought about this too but I have a dozen other programs (not games) that work without a hitch. I'm thinking that the games MAY have something to do with graphics card/drivers; I did update the graphics drivers but that didn't change anything.
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    Windows 8 Sucks - Everything crashes

    LOL at all of the threads about Windows 10 issues. I have had a laptop that I barely use for about a year now and it came preloaded with Windows 8. I would have installed Windows 7 on it immediately but it has a touch screen and I couldn't find any Dell drivers for Windows 7. Last night I...
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    Humble Bundle - Borderlands

    Why would someone play Borderlands 1 over Borderlands 2?
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    Firewall for Windows

    I'm looking for non-bloated firewall (paid or free) software for Windows 7 or 8. Back in the day I used Zone Alarm but my understanding is that Windows 7 and forward it has become very bloated. Items I liked: If a new connection is made it blocks it until you select "Allow, Allow Always...
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    Slow file transefr over VPN - Not with GoodSync

    tested Webdrive, worked great, much faster, purchased. Thank you :)
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    Slow file transefr over VPN - Not with GoodSync

    Very interesting, could bypass the vpn if necessary....
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    Slow file transefr over VPN - Not with GoodSync

    Hrrmm, so maybe Goodsync is using a differnet protocol. The ease of "mount drive" in Windows is awesome. I could technically setup ftp and stuff, but it is a like of adhoc grabbing of files, and sometimes even opening them on the remote server (like a word doc, pdf, etc) to view it and even...
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    Slow file transefr over VPN - Not with GoodSync

    So I have setup a VPN using Sonicwall router and Sonicwall Global VPN Client to access a file server, lets just name is F: for file server drive. I mount it in Windows as F: using the //<name-of-fileserver-on-remote-server> If I transfer a folder from F: to my local C: and it is, lets say...
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    Email Organizing - Group Based

    I have an assistant that I am training to do many of the repetitious things that I do on a daily basis. I have to be semi-aware that she isn't dropping the ball, but I don't want to be active in it either. We work with vendors who usually email my direct email address for requests, etc. I...
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    Backup ESXi

    I'm getting conflicting information here. Some have said that I can use FREE version of ESXi to use Veeam and other backup tools, and then some people are saying that I need to have a paid version of Vmware to use backup tools such as Veeam. I must admit I am very confused with the many...
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    Cannot access X from Y but can from Z

    So I booted up an old machine that is running Windows XP to do some work. I am trying to login to crm on-demand platform that is web based. It won't access the page. I try pinging it. It won't. I did a nslookup and it shows the correct ip address. I then do a tracert and it doesn't even...
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    FS: Starcraft II - Heart of the Swarm

    I have the Starcraft II expansion, "Heart of the Swarm" commonly known as HOTS that I simply haven't had time to install and play. I have the sealed retail box, however, I will open it and send you the key code via PM (won't mail the retail box unless you pay for the shipping). For this...
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    Backup ESXi

    This is not possible on a free version of ESXi 5.1.... correct? I'm happy to get to a paid license version of ESXi but not if there is a more cost effective way of backing up the VMs.
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    Battery Backup

    Thanks for the heads up, i'll check into this. Also I read some tutorials online about Cyberpower UPS to control vmware esxi. This is what we are looking for so that the esxi will shutdown the vm's safely and then shut the server down before the battery cuts power to the server.
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    Program for Mouse/Click Movement

    Interesting. When researching AutoHotKey option I came upon like a MacroMagic type program that may do the trick. I'll have to play around with it. I would provide a sample PDF, but yes, sort of secretive stuff. :)
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    Battery Backup

    Dunno, it is a single Dell tower server with 4 hard drives, one power supply, Xeon. We want enough juice to be able to have it gracefully shut down (20 to 45 minutes I would imagine). APC versus Cyberpower? :)
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