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by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Backing up computer files

NP317 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:41 am
All of our home computers have solid state "Hard Drives."
'Higher long-term reliability with no moving parts, and temperatures don't matter anyway.
SSDs have their issues, although they are not mechanical ones. Temperatures matter for all electronic devices.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 457
Views: 62469

Re: 12" working railroad

rkcarguy wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:50 pm
BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:03 am
rkcarguy wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:25 pm
bolsterbearings.jpg

Here's the test fit of the bolster bearing brackets.
From where did you get that design idea? :D
That is none other than yours BDD :D
:D :D :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 457
Views: 62469

Re: 12" working railroad

rkcarguy wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:25 pm
bolsterbearings.jpg

Here's the test fit of the bolster bearing brackets.
From where did you get that design idea? :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Backing up computer files

Sorry, but that is bad advice. This is a good example of going outside the parameters of a discussion. Actually, it isn't. The discussion is about securing one's data. There's little to be said about any backup method that doesn't protect the backup medium from physical damage or theft. At the risk...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Backing up computer files

One trick that I have heard works sometimes is to put the hard drive into the freezer overnight, then reinstall it while still cold. Old wives' tale. Subjecting the disk to such a temperature extreme will almost certainly cause the magnetic coating on the platters to separate when the disk is spun ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Backing up computer files

Uncle Sam is the least of your worries if you use "cloud storage". Besides, you're already trusting Microsoft or Apple (and probably Google and Facebook as well). Amen, brother! I won't even mention what happens when you are working "on the cloud" and Internet service goes kaput. No internet servic...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Backing up computer files

You don't need to clutter your desk with an external drive. Most PC's will let you install extra internal drives. Sorry, but that is bad advice. Using a second installed disk totally defeats the point of making backups: redundancy. If operating system failure or user stupidity damages both disks, y...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Posting Spreadsheets
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Posting Spreadsheets

Is there a reason why is not possible to post spreadsheets on most boards? I can think of several reasons. However, the most important reason is lack of standardization. Despite what Microsoft would like you to think, not everyone uses Excel—in fact, not everyone uses spreadsheets, Excel or otherwi...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pipe thread sealant?
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: Pipe thread sealant?

What do ya'll use for "pipe dope" on model size threaded steam pipes? I used to use "Master's Metallic" compound on everything from full-size steam to models and it work 100% but it is hard to find now. I have tried all kinds of thread sealing products from many different outlets and they don't wor...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 33
Views: 3235

Re: Tom bee

TomBeeOnline wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:20 pm
Going forward, you can purchase his gorgeous engines through Tom...
Just how would one contact Tom to purchase a loco? His previous website had that information, but I didn't see it on the new website.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 33
Views: 3235

Re: Tom bee

Glenn Brooks wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:21 pm
I thought sometime after the triennial Tom Bee sold his business to a new owner. I even think I remember an announcement from him in this regard. Am I thinking of somebody else??
According to this website page, Tom partnered up with someone.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 3346

Re: Women in the hobby?

There is no point in teaching people to thread one screw at a time when they want to design or make parts on a commercial basis...It's destructive to denigrate the skills of the people who are doing the most productive work. A little confusion here. I didn't denigrate anyone or their occupation. Al...