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Tue May 22, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?

Like any business where there's a "mother" corporation and individually licensed agents, there will be some variation in quality. I've been with State Farm since forever and have generally been satisfied with the service I've received from them... but YMMV. If her agent seems to have a &qu...
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Tue May 22, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

I'd say that an external DAC and a good set of speakers is a better investment than any speakers and a sound card, unless the sound card has some features (besides sound quality) that you are also going to use. Well now we're hair-splitting. IMO a good onboard or middle-of-the-road discrete soundca...
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Tue May 22, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?

My take (I could be wrong...) is that if she wants this dealt with immediately, she's got a $500 deductible (under the comp/collision clause) until the two insurance companies agree that the other party was at fault, at which point her deductible should be refunded to her (paid by the at-fault drive...
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Tue May 22, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

+1 on jbi's budgeting. I'd rather spend $350 on speakers and use onboard audio than $150 on a sound card and $200 on speakers. In fact, I'd not spend anything on a sound card until the amp and speakers are at $2000 or higher. Weellll... I wouldn't go that far. But roughly equal $ for the soundcard ...
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Tue May 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?

Her insurance company's responsibility depends on what her coverage is. Without that info, I don't think it is possible to say whether what they said was reasonable or not.
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Tue May 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

Looks like it. Based on one of the reviews the quality control isn't very good. They box and ship them without testing them first. But if they are a good value for the money, I can always RMA them for a replacement until I get some that come off the assembly line in good working order. I'm willing ...
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Tue May 22, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: How to reset no boot W10

churin wrote:
How can I reset W10(v.1803) which cannot boot?

You're gonna need to provide a lot more info about the circumstances and symptoms of this situation, unless you want us to just tell you to do a full OS reinstall from scratch.
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Tue May 22, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: weird behavior
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: weird behavior

On the wired modem I have the ehternet going from computer to port 1. The router is on port 2 on that modem going into the internet on the router. In netgear genie everything is showing up as connected except for wifi connection for some reason. I had to try to look at that because I can't get onto...
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Tue May 22, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2852
Views: 109135

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I equate warping to folding (a la Steven Hawking) the fabric of the time-space continuum. In that sense it is very different than hyperspace in SW which is more akin to a parallel universe. So more like my weaving analogy, where the weft threads are folded back and forth and the warp threads run st...
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Tue May 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: weird behavior
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: weird behavior

toki wrote:
I have the wired connection on port 1? I have the wireless on port 2? Like I said I am unsure of the network connections.

Not enough detail. Port 1 and 2 on which device? Please specify "port x on device a is connected to port y on device b", etc.
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Tue May 22, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

Just wanna say... I've been quite impressed with the value/$ for Monoprice's cables, but their electronics items seem to be a little hit-or-miss.
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Tue May 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 5005

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

I also see Scott is still listed as "TR Staff" on the forums. Perhaps that should be amended to "TR Founding Father", "TR Staff Emeritus", or somesuch?
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Tue May 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 5005

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

"Nathan and myself" would be the most grammatically correct option.

But whatever.

Frikkin' grammar Nazis... :lol:
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Tue May 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2852
Views: 109135

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The Star Trek universe and the Dune universe are more related than one would think, if one looks at it in an odd manner. For ST warp drives to not violate Special Relativity causality, they must instead shorten the distance between two points that is then traveled at sub-light speeds from the viewp...
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Tue May 22, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: weird behavior
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: weird behavior

It is possible the modem reverted to router mode (perhaps as the result of an automatic firmware upgrade).

Also, would still like to know which ports on the modem/router you have connected. And try resetting the router to default config and starting over.
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Tue May 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 5005

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Whoa, Damage is coming!
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Tue May 22, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: weird behavior
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: weird behavior

Sounds like you have two devices both running DHCP servers and both using the same default gateway IP address, so they're fighting each other. Ahh... yes, that could be it. Mentally kicking myself for not thinking of that. @toki - How exactly do you have the router connected to the modem? Which por...
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Tue May 22, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: weird behavior
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: weird behavior

Try resetting the router to factory defaults (there's typically a button to do this, check the user manual). Then follow the manufacturer's instructions for configuring it.

It is possible that the router is simply dead; Netgear's consumer products do not have the best reputation for reliability.
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Tue May 22, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Theranos
Replies: 185
Views: 24595

Re: Theranos

Sounds like he realized he had been scammed, figured he wasn't getting his investment back regardless, and decided to get some revenge.
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Mon May 21, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 50
Views: 3017

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

Download a DPC Latency checker, run it, and see if that gives you any clues. It could lead you to the offending driver/firmware. It appears the audio buffers being starved by overaggressive/badly behaving drivers. When the buffers starve, you get an audio interruption that ends up as a popping soun...
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Mon May 21, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Xbox One X - Display corruption/flickering at 4K fix?
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Xbox One X - Display corruption/flickering at 4K fix?

With a 5m passive cable (presumably that's what you have?) you're getting to the point where signal quality will likely be marginal for a 4K signal. Minor variations in the design of the HDMI transceivers on the sending side may push it over the edge. You either need to rearrange your setup to put t...
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Sun May 20, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 326
Views: 25108

Re: Video card prices

Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium arrived in mid-2008 for PCIe. That pretty much eliminated the need for legacy PCI slots. I can't remember the last sound card I purchased. I've been using USB audio for ages. At the moment it's either audio via my PC 373D or audio via my Oculus Rift. I picked up a PCIe X...
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Sun May 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

Looks like you may have some competing requirements here. The gaming use case is partly about impact, where sacrificing accuracy/fidelity for "punch" (i.e. something with a sub to give you those bone-shaking lows vs. studio monitors with flatter response) can be a win. I'm not sure you can...
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Sat May 19, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Xbox One X - Display corruption/flickering at 4K fix?
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Xbox One X - Display corruption/flickering at 4K fix?

Looks like symptoms of a marginal HDMI signal to me. Could be cable, could be a problem with the console output.

Any chance you can try on someone else's 4K display using the same cable, to see if the problem persists?

How long is the cable (and if it is a long one, try a shorter one).
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Sat May 19, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 50
Views: 3017

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

HERETIC wrote:
The way I've been reading it-It's there all the time,but worse after a sleep................

Whether it occurs only after a sleep, or gets worse after a sleep... either way, that's evidence that it is not due to an external cause like dirty power.
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Fri May 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 50
Views: 3017

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

You guys are ignoring the fact that the problem only seems to show up after the system has been through a sleep/wake cycle. If it was a power conditioning issue it would not behave like that.
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Fri May 18, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1082
Views: 87378

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Yeah, nitrate runoff is a concern here in IL too, given that most of the state is agricultural.
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Thu May 17, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2852
Views: 109135

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

"Restoring your previous version of Windows"... I guess that update didn't work. :roll: Could be a lot worse... "Reboot and select proper Boot Device" :lol: Or just a blank screen. TBH, all mobile/desktop OSes seem to be converging on a baseline level of suckiness. Server OSes f...
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Thu May 17, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1082
Views: 87378

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Indeed. And if you want to do better, you need to resort to RO or distillation, which actually remove impurities, instead of swapping them for less problematic ones. To the contrary, if you swap cations that cause hardness (e.g.: Ca ++ , Mg ++ and Fe +++ ) for hydronium (H + ) and you swap anions (...