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by Doug4d3s
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Thinking of posting pictures?
Replies: 59
Views: 188529

Re: Thinking of posting pictures?

Experimenting with various photo sizes I’ve discovered that when opening a photo in the MS Paint program and placing text on the photo, it reduces the KB file size of the photo yet the pixel count remains the same... That's not a feature particular to MS Paint. Because of the type of "lossy" compre...
by Doug4d3s
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Explorer failure by invasive Browser
Replies: 15
Views: 2973

Re: Explorer failure by invasive Browser

Google Chrome doesn't do anything bad on its own, though it may have set itself as the default browser when it installed. That is an option during install, it's nothing bad or necessary and you can change the default browser back to IE and it should stay there. Four suggestions: 1. Don't use an admi...
by Doug4d3s
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Like to worry? Part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Re: Like to worry? Part 2

Why worry? Its all going according to plan. Its just not your plan. A country's government interests are not necessarily the same as, or even compatible with, the interests of the individual. The only industries that the govt has tried to keep in the US is military manufacturing. Coincidence?..... S...
by Doug4d3s
Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Bearing manufacturers do you guys use?
Replies: 10
Views: 1101

Re: Which Bearing manufacturers do you guys use?

... It is important that the bearing is at least shielded but sealed is best. ... ? As far as I know, they're functionally the same. Seals are plastic/rubber/urethane rings, and shields are a metal ring that is crimped to a plastic/rubber/urethane seal. It could be that the metal bit would offer so...
by Doug4d3s
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Windows Vista with a headache. Any help?
Replies: 50
Views: 5162

Re: Windows Vista with a headache. Any help?

ECCCH! I got hacked watching trains and short vids on You Tube. ... Had to go to restore point and delete history and cookies. ... If using 'system restore' got rid of anything harmful, you would be very lucky. System restore isn't supposed to be able to remove malicious software, and most of the t...
by Doug4d3s
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Windows Vista with a headache. Any help?
Replies: 50
Views: 5162

Re: Windows Vista with a headache. Any help?

I used to use these. 8) They sit on the desk next to the computer (Not USB) They are cabled into your stock mother board drive sockets and when you want to swap or change drives, all yo do is turn your security key CCW and this kills the power to the drive and opens the drawer and you slide one dri...
by Doug4d3s
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Windows Vista with a headache. Any help?
Replies: 50
Views: 5162

Re: Windows Vista with a headache. Any help?

...I am entertaining the idea of twin hard drives, but the manual that came with the computer does not make it clear that I can, or can not. Is there some way I can determine the possibility? If it helps any, the computer is a HP P6140f (Pavilion) Intel Core 2 quad CPU Q8200 2.33 Ghz processor, 8 G...
by Doug4d3s
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Windows Vista with a headache. Any help?
Replies: 50
Views: 5162

Re: Windows Vista with a headache. Any help?

Hey guys! For what ever reason, my computer had some problems of unknown origin Sunday afternoon. ... If the issue is the hard drive failing, changing the OS won't do any good. You can try to do the hard drive diagnostics/SMART thing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T. As far as viruses go.......
by Doug4d3s
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AXYZ Old Software needed Has to be the Old Ver.
Replies: 8
Views: 3879

Re: AXYZ Old Software needed Has to be the Old Ver.

I do not understand risk. What risk, he has been using machine out in shop for years on that software. He just wants it back the way it was before hard drive on his computer crashed. In the past he reloaded floppy A and went back to work as usual. Its not wrong to help, but keep in mind that this i...
by Doug4d3s
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would it cost for making this tube?
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: What would it cost for making this tube?

An "off the wall" idea.... how about build the tube up by rolling heavy aluminum foil around a cardboard tube. Maybe some spray -on adheasive between plys. Joe B It would need to withstand repeated heating to 150F and ammonia solvents. I don't know any adhesive that would do that. Also there is the...
by Doug4d3s
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would it cost for making this tube?
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: What would it cost for making this tube?

This is a S.W.A.G. -- but how about stainless stovepipe ? Not long enough (36" seems to be the longest), kinda expensive (~$85 for 36") and may have a seam (stove pipe is usualluy crimped). though I can't tell from the photos I find. The length alone disqualifies it though. I need the whole thing s...
by Doug4d3s
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would it cost for making this tube?
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: What would it cost for making this tube?

Hi Doug, If it were me I would visit one or more local Electrical/Mechanical Contractors, in person, online, or by phone. Ask them if they would sell you a a scrap cutoff of schedule 10 or 40 as shown in the chart at this web page: :idea: http://www.wmwa.net/metal-products/aluminum/aluminum-pipe/?g...