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Forum: Technology 07-24-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,894
Posted By mbpark
Get a solid state disk first

The best thing you can do is get an SSD.

I bought one for $30 and it made an old laptop run like new!

Win10 will suck without one.
Forum: Technology 11-02-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,258
Posted By mbpark
Two things...

I run Windows 10 on SSD drives only. Hard drives do not do that OS justice.

One thing you absolutely have to do is flash every bit of firmware you have to the latest revisions. Not just because...
Forum: Home Base 09-23-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,267
Views: 758,119
Posted By mbpark
Hi. I have been barely checking in for the...

Hi.

I have been barely checking in for the past decade. I started calling here when this was a BBS on my Commodore 64. No longer have the modem or that 64, but still have one that needs to be...
Forum: Technology 09-21-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,823
Posted By mbpark
It comes down to operational management

TW/Bruce,

If you don't budget for actually designing and maintaining a system properly, failures happen.

The problem isn't management. It's management being ignorant of these issues and...
Forum: Technology 12-30-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,639
Posted By mbpark
Clodfobble, I used to have a lot more time...

Clodfobble,

I used to have a lot more time for it. Really. This used to be one of my big time-wasters. I used to telnet into the Waffle BBS-based predecessor of this place in the mid-90's. I...
Forum: Technology 12-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,639
Posted By mbpark
I have a bunch of LinkedIn connections. It's now...

I have a bunch of LinkedIn connections. It's now pushed heavily in grad school and as part of work due to the groups.

The groups are a lot better than what most web-based boards have become. I...
Forum: Technology 12-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,639
Posted By mbpark
Commodore

TW,

The whole reason for Commodore's success was that they could make computers more cheaply than anyone else. They did in 4 chips what other companies did in 6. Because they owned MOS...
Forum: Technology 12-26-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,639
Posted By mbpark
TW, You should go to business school these...

TW,

You should go to business school these days. They have an entire curriculum based upon innovation and startups. I took one of those classes. It was taught by a former Ensoniq executive. We...
Forum: Technology 10-25-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,165
Posted By mbpark
I logged in to respond to this...

Gaming has evolved from the days where UT would complain about IBM users with MWave sound cards/modems had lag when playing networked Quake due to the same DSP being used for the modem and sound...
Forum: Technology 08-14-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By mbpark
BadUSB

The answer is yes. That's entirely possible and most likely has already happened.
Forum: Technology 08-11-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By mbpark
BTW you can thank Ms. Manning and the VA laptop...

BTW you can thank Ms. Manning and the VA laptop theft for the flash drive ban.
Forum: Technology 08-11-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By mbpark
BadUSB

The policy control of losing rank/clearance is appropriate given the severity of the bug.

This is because much more nefarious items than viruses can be brought into a SCIF due to this.

This bug...
Forum: Technology 06-21-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,441
Posted By mbpark
Warnings

I have had to issue advisories at work due to one of these calls going to a department.

Between the "Microsoft" calls, the toner scammers, telecom scams, phishing, spear phishing, payroll scams,...
Forum: Technology 04-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By mbpark
I still use AVG here

AVG is still sneaky.

It still works, however. I have it at home with a Win7 PC and put it on my niece's Win8.1 laptop and my wife's as well.

No issues here with it.
Forum: Technology 02-25-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,894
Posted By mbpark
If you buy her one, make sure it has an Intel...

If you buy her one, make sure it has an Intel processor. AMD in a Dell is a guarantee it will suck and make your family gatherings more awkward.
Forum: Technology 02-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,894
Posted By mbpark
Buyer Beware. I would stick with resellers...

Buyer Beware.

I would stick with resellers like overstock.com and Newegg to buy refurb equipment since it has some semblance of a warranty and has been serviced by a legitimate company.

I...
Forum: Technology 02-09-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,561
Posted By mbpark
I would also keep using Classic shell until this...

I would also keep using Classic shell until this update comes out.
Forum: Technology 02-09-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,561
Posted By mbpark
I think there are still some driver issues that...

I think there are still some driver issues that need to be nailed down in 8.1.

I also think that the power management code in those drivers needs to be updated.
Forum: Technology 02-01-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By mbpark
Raspberry Pi

I just got a Raspberry Pi Model B (700 Mhz ARM chip, 512 MB RAM, 16GB SDHC card). You can find the site at http://raspberrypi.org

This is a little ARM-based single-board computer that runs...
Forum: Technology 02-01-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,561
Posted By mbpark
Upgrade from 7

Honestly, if you don't have newer hardware, I wouldn't bother. 7 works fine for many items still (and I still use it for work).

If you have a machine that came with 8 or 8.1, upgrade a few weeks...
Forum: Technology 01-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,429
Posted By mbpark
This looks like the DOD put yet another system in...

This looks like the DOD put yet another system in without testing it fully and let it loose on the public. If the government would follow their own rules, this should not be an issue. Since this is...
Forum: Technology 01-30-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,561
Posted By mbpark
Windows 8.1 Update 1

They are finally removing the awful tile-based interface that has prevented upgrades and replacing it with a real start me u by default.
...
Forum: Technology 01-11-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By mbpark
I can pick up the difference between 480, 720,...

I can pick up the difference between 480, 720, and 1080 very easily. Maybe it's because I have a 1080p laptop at work.
Forum: Technology 01-05-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,351
Posted By mbpark
I would never trust HP. They can't even get...

I would never trust HP. They can't even get their servers right. Why expect them to get consumer hardware?

Apple does more handholding with the customers, which is something the PC vendors (and...
Forum: Technology 01-05-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,476
Posted By mbpark
Office 2011 is the best way to go for any kind of...

Office 2011 is the best way to go for any kind of professional document publication on the Mac. I had a customer that used Pages to access documents on a network file share. The amount of problems...
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