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by yogi
11 minutes ago
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 37
Views: 99

Re: Block This

While we all have a free will with which to make choices, the opportunities are different in each family setting. Obviously there are limitations, but I've read of several people who became very successful and influential in spite of the odds. Bill Gates is just one example. Not only did he create a...
by yogi
42 minutes ago
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 14
Views: 32

Re: Warranty Irony

There is a difference between air temperature and surface temperature of computer components. It's often a big difference too. That's why the SMART technology folks put sensors inside the components or attach them directly to the chip's case. I've read where in some instances even the temperature on...
by yogi
Today, 13:02
Forum: Computers
Topic: Multiboot Linux and Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 28

Re: Multiboot Linux and Windows

I've lived through a lot of design cycles and know how very possible it is to develop a product that is nothing more than a lemon. A lot of reasons can go into explaining poor design and it seems to happen in every industry. Even when the fundamental design is superior, a few rejects will escape the...
by yogi
Today, 12:29
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 168
Views: 1282

Re: Another Win For Linux

The law of entropy says, among other things, that the universe is in a constant struggle to seek equilibrium. The two room problem makes it easier to visualize in that eventually the temperature in the two rooms would equalize, assuming no further stimulus to create or lose heat. I don't know where ...
by yogi
Today, 12:17
Forum: Computers
Topic: Test 200 Different Linux Distros
Replies: 2
Views: 6

Re: Test 200 Different Linux Distros

One of the people I follow on Twitter did a review of that Linux site. Apparently they have been around for a while but never got much visibility. After the review their servers crashed due to the huge influx of inquiries. I tried to fire it up yesterday and they gave me a number. I didn't want to w...
by yogi
Yesterday, 18:33
Forum: Computers
Topic: Test 200 Different Linux Distros
Replies: 2
Views: 6

Test 200 Different Linux Distros

It's a problem for me to become aware of what is out there in Linux-land. Apparently I've not been looking in the right places. There is a web site < https://distrotest.net/ > that allows you to stream any of the more than 200 versions of Linux OS's they have on their server. This isn't light weight...
by yogi
Yesterday, 15:08
Forum: Computers
Topic: Multiboot Linux and Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 28

Re: Multiboot Linux and Windows

Yes, I do indeed understand your feelings about HP in general and some of their specific products. I can't say with certainty after reading your dialog, but it is possible that you were victimized by ineptness of the service representatives you had to deal with. Those people are a problem onto thems...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:29
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 14
Views: 32

Re: Warranty Irony

I have not had as many problems as you with HP equipment, but they are far from perfect. In fact their imperfection has driven me to buy Panasonic, Canon, and Epson. After using those three for several years I came back to the less than perfect HP brand. They are the best of the lot that I have samp...
by yogi
Yesterday, 13:52
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 168
Views: 1282

Re: Another Win For Linux

The most common analogy used for a/c output is melting ice. The cold coming from the a/c unit used to be stated in how many tons of ice melting (or fractions thereof) to do the same job. That analogy depicts hot air being blown across a mass of ice, which is surrounded by cold air. The hot air is co...
by yogi
Yesterday, 13:21
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 37
Views: 99

Re: Block This

You ramble. I ramble. Some people call it chat. That's what we do here these days. We are reminiscing about the good times in our lives Nothing wrong with that. :mrgreen: I never pursued running a business although I have a keen interest in economics. I could never think of a business I would enjoy ...
by yogi
14 Jun 2019, 15:54
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 37
Views: 99

Re: Block This

I think if I was running a business I'd use something like a spreadsheet instead of folders. Specifically, I'd use a database because it can hold more types of information than a simple spreadsheet. Although, a spreadsheet would make a good summary report that can be sent to a customer. I would have...
by yogi
14 Jun 2019, 15:42
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 168
Views: 1282

Re: Another Win For Linux

I have to give the engineers at the University the benefit of a doubt because I know very little about how a/c works. You pump a liquid into an evaporator where the liquid turns into a gas. The surrounding air cools due to the evaporation process. That cool air is blown by a fan into the area that n...
by yogi
14 Jun 2019, 15:13
Forum: Computers
Topic: Multiboot Linux and Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 28

Re: Multiboot Linux and Windows

The problem you describe with HP is not a problem with Windows. You admit that yourself when you say HP did not supply the drivers. Likewise Linux does not supply the drivers for anything Nvidia because of their commitment to FOSS. I have no arguments against paying for products that meet my expecta...
by yogi
14 Jun 2019, 15:01
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 14
Views: 32

Re: Warranty Irony

The graphics card in the laptop is exactly the same one I have in the ASUS tower with one exception. The footprint and volume of space taken up by the laptop card is about 25% of that which is in the tower. There are no slots for cards or drives in this laptop. The connection to the card is via thos...
by yogi
13 Jun 2019, 16:19
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 14
Views: 32

Re: Warranty Irony

I've written about my trials and tribulations with laptops and multi booting in another thread so that I don't need to go into that here. I can say that I'm very pleased with the performance of the MSI, albeit not as perfect as I would like it to be. I now have three OS's installed and they are fast...
by yogi
13 Jun 2019, 16:03
Forum: Computers
Topic: Multiboot Linux and Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 28

Re: Multiboot Linux and Windows

Again, your comments remind me why I question the sanity behind the FOSS philosophy. I will give it points for price and flexibility, but nothing else about it fits into a logical and ordered computer environment. Then again, that's what turns on some people. Go figure.. You are correct in pointing ...
by yogi
13 Jun 2019, 14:58
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 168
Views: 1282

Re: Another Win For Linux

I recall walking the campus of Washington University way back when my daughter was attending school there. One of the things that impressed me was a smallish building across the road from an auditorium. That building had all the a/c motors and evaporators in it. There were ducts underground to pipe ...
by yogi
13 Jun 2019, 14:43
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 37
Views: 99

Re: Block This

I'm pretty sure that the copy and paste command in Windows only looks at the file name. If it is identical then it offers choices for what you want to do about it. That's very labor intensive, of course. The timedate stamp metadata is put into the time created and the time last modified fields. The ...
by yogi
12 Jun 2019, 14:38
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 37
Views: 99

Re: Block This

A file checksum includes the name of the file in the count. A very simply copy command that does not copy duplicate checksums would sort out any exact duplicates. You are on your own with the rest of the sorting. LOL The only time I've done such file comparisons is when I was writing code for some p...
by yogi
12 Jun 2019, 14:08
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 168
Views: 1282

Re: Another Win For Linux

My understanding of thermisters comes from their use in radio electronics. They are merely resistors that change in value as the ambient temperature changes. They can decrease or increase resistance depending on what metal oxide they are made of. Thermisters do not self-destruct by design, at least ...