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    The right glue for broken plastic chair

    bump! speak now or forever hold your peas.
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    The right glue for broken plastic chair

    Alright. I have some Loctite epoxy for plastic from an earlier project. Do you guys have any opinions on how these 3 ideas compare? http://www.homedepot.com/p/Loctite-0-85-fl-oz-Plastic-Epoxy-1360788/100371824 I figure I'll get one chance to do this right, and every attempt thereafter will...
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    The right glue for broken plastic chair

    I'd gotten some good advice about adhesives and lubricants here before, so I thought I'd try again. I have a fancy Aeron chair that was broken in storage. The plastic seat pan frame is just busted. But I think it might be glue-able. And considering the replacement seat is $150 or so...
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    how to tweak windows explorer?

    i was hoping they were going to undo all the windows 8 ui crap, in 10. sort of like they repaired all the vista crap in 7.
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    how to tweak windows explorer?

    Dude. Thanks! That worked. I also discovered that you can add shortcuts to the "favorites" folder at the top of explorer and file dialogs, which does the same thing as the "places bar" without totally sacrificing the browsing tree. One question --- in the mydigital life article they have...
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    moving OS drive to an identical computer

    Thanks for your responses. A little update- after 24 hours (it seems) the computer has been able to access the wifi. I'm wildly speculating that the router (dd-wrt) may have seen these mac changes as an attempt to spoof. Also, the clock was off by an hour. Not sure what that could have...
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    moving OS drive to an identical computer

    well, assuming it can connect to the license server (which it cannot atm) then.... i would assume it would resolve itself. or would it? any ideas why the networking is failing? it connects to open hotspots but not secured networks. (or ethernet)
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    how to tweak windows explorer?

    Navigating from the default logical directories - that windows thinks I ought to use - to the physical directories that I actually use, is pretty annoying. When a file dialog opens (open/save) how can I tell windows what directory to default to? Is there any way to use shortcuts or bring...
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    moving OS drive to an identical computer

    So, if I move the OS drive to the same model computer, what problems should I expect? I've done this before with no problem, but there could be a security or licensing issue that wasn't present on older laptops or OSs. I'm doing this to determine if some issues (windows crashes when...
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    windows out of memory error...lolwhut?

    Solving a problem usually doesn't give you an explanation why it occurred - in itself. For example, installing a 64-bit windows might appear to solve the problem.... but that gives no information about why it occurred. Maybe someone could have recognized the specific message I was getting...
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    windows out of memory error...lolwhut?

    But that's not my question. I'm trying to find out *why* it's happening, not simply fix it. And... the reason I don't simply fix it is because this is one of my legacy machines which I wish to preserve. I want to have everything on it accessible in case I need something which didn't make...
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    windows out of memory error...lolwhut?

    I don't think that's an issue on modern operating systems + processors. The MMU takes care of all that.
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    Please help me choose the best hard drives for a ARECA RAID setup

    I would think that if there's a problem with your array then raid 3 will be much harder to recover from because it splits blocks up (afaik), rather than distributing whole blocks between the drives. That could also mess with advanced format drives. Do you know what performance you're trying...
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    windows out of memory error...lolwhut?

    For example, maybe hybrid sleep is changing the VM behavior to try and page as much stuff out to disk as possible?
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    windows out of memory error...lolwhut?

    Firefox isn't using that much memory, it is simply the app that's currently trying to allocate beyond what windows feels it should have. The issue is the total memory consumption. I'm looking for more of an explanation along the lines of windows memory management behavior (by design or...
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    Please help me choose the best hard drives for a ARECA RAID setup

    btw, why RAID 3? that's ... unusual. Why not RAID 50?
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    Please help me choose the best hard drives for a ARECA RAID setup

    I'm shopping around carefully for new drives as well. I had a series of failures with Seagate Baraccudas drives a few years ago (rated at .75M MTBF I believe), then upgraded to Seagate Constellation (ES? 1.4M MTBF) and there have been no hitches running 24x7 in 3 years, with light-moderate...
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    windows out of memory error...lolwhut?

    The excuse I have is that PAE works as intended. It has worked for years as intended. The challenge is to explain the behavior now presented.
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    windows out of memory error...lolwhut?

    Seems to me that everyone got fixated on 32 bits and disregarded the other information. C'mon.
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    windows out of memory error...lolwhut?

    The drivers do support it. They are required to support it. I'm a bit perturbed by this as a diagnosis.
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    windows out of memory error...lolwhut?

    I think what triggered this was adding an exception to flashblock for youtube (as youtube blocks flashblock now). Now several of my hundreds of open tabs have flash video running in them.
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    windows out of memory error...lolwhut?

    I haven't seen this in a loooong long time. If I understand this correctly, it's using 13/13gb virtual memory. So the swap file is 6gb (for whatever reason) and 7gb of ram is consumed, that's 13gb. But, I do have 8gb of RAM. Is there some overhead I'm not accounting for, that wouldn't be...
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    SSD on SATA 2

    Ok,but can I expect lower power consumption?
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    SSD on SATA 2

    I'm planning to add an SSD an older laptop with *only* SATA 2. Obviously that will limit max throughput to ~250MB/s or so, though IOPs will be unchanged. But, here's my question. I noticed that SSDs can consume a bit more power (up to 2x) than traditional spinny drives, and have seen a...
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    Sata data cable splitter?

    also, usb 2.0 will be a pretty serious performance bottleneck. and it could hinder booting from a cd, if you need to do that.
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    Sata data cable splitter?

    Yes, what he said. Although - it appears some models are rated for 6gbits rather than 1.5/3gbits. If you're running an SSD it might matter to you.
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    Sata data cable splitter?

    see my suggestion in this thread regarding drive switches: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1851842
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    Looking for a hot swap solution for Work/Personal

    You might look into a drive switch / selector. They usually mount in a drive bay, and have some buttons and maybe a key lock. They will either 1) switch the power between drives, letting your mobo pick a powered one to boot from, 2) switch the data, leaving all drives powered, or 3) switch...
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    difference between "server" and "desktop" NICs?

    I thought all cards offloaded CRC checks. What else could be handled up by the NIC ?
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    difference between "server" and "desktop" NICs?

    or any recommendations for add-on NICs?
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    difference between "server" and "desktop" NICs?

    I need to get a GbE NIC for an older computer that will run as a server (OS undecided). In my shopping, I find that some cards are labeled as "server" cards and some "desktop" cards; there appear to be two versions of some cards. What's the difference? Reliability, driver support...
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    GTX 980 & GTX 970 Availability Thread

    Why did they skip the "800" series?
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    Asus M4A785-M and 960T - not turbo-ing

    thanks for feedback, guys. I guess I'll have to forgo the turbo. I'm actually more perturbed that all the cores seem to run at the same speed. I'm just running superpi with one thread to test both of these issues, and with this they don't appear to be running at different speeds. It might...
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    Asus M4A785-M and 960T - not turbo-ing

    i don't see how this could have any relationship to the type of memory in use. It could be an AM2+ power issue (split planes?), but this board is supposed to be AM3.
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    Asus M4A785-M and 960T - not turbo-ing

    I slapped this computer together from parts last week and noticed that the Phenom 960T is running all cores at the same speed at either 800, 1600 or 3.0ghz. There's no sign of 3.4ghz "turbo", even throwing only one thread at it. I'm testing it with superpi, and watching speeds / temps with...
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    Xbox 360 Wired Controller - 25$ Amazon

    I don't understand how this is a good deal. It's a wired controller.
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    AMD 12 Core A-Series APU Possibly Inbound

    It probably means there's an new APU called "A12". CPU marketing hasn't been based in reality since they switched from clock speeds to model numbers. If they add CPU or GPU cores, it's going to be for the entire line of APUs (or desktop / server CPUs) and we'd have seen that coming for...
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    AMD shows off the guts of its first ARM server chip

    these are supposed to be socket compatible with x86 processors, right? but i'm guessing this is bga mounted. is there any talk of what the new sockets will look like? also--- regarding the ddr4 controllers. might amd actually have a ddr3,4,5 controller, considering this one and the one...
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    Q: difference between ssd over-provisioning and simply not using space?

    On an SSD, is there any difference between: 1. partitioning your drive with 10% less space 2. using the mfr's over-provisioning tool to block off 10% space 3. keeping 10% space free for the life of the ssd
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