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  1. purplecatty

    A Motorcycle Thread About Absolutely Nothing!

    Saw the video wow. Close call. I can see Deers at night. I have "night eyes" cuz I works night shift many year. I saw shadow of deers on side of road (I can easily discern difference between dark back ground and moving shadow which is outside of my "headlight zone") planning to cross road...
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    A Motorcycle Thread About Absolutely Nothing!

    I have 2002 Suzuki Volusia and been riding for 9 years. It's so reliable with little problem. Many people even cops thought it's Harley Fatboy. I told them no.. Look at the sticker on frame "Suzuki C50" Sheesh. (Actually my bike have 3 different names for same thing, Volusia, VL800 or C50)...
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    Anyone here use linux instead of windows?

    Did you hear that Microsoft even developed Linux OS called Azure? It's a cloud base Linux system. https://www.extremetech.com/computing/267741-microsoft-announces-a-linux-operating-system-for-the-first-time-ever I tried to use LinuxMint 19 with Xfc on old Purple Dell Mini 1010. It ran fine...
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    Trust Purple / Z VRS?

    I quit using Sorenson back in 2006. I signed up for ZVRS and became an Installer. I learned alot about Sorenson. Lot of Sorenson employees left for ZVRS and PURPLE because of pay, dishonesty and career ceiling limit. I learned that later on few years ago, new Sorenson CEO took over and he...
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    Sonic Alert Doorbell subsitute

    Yup Better than nothing having SA Traveler alarm. I agree with you that you don't want to get electrocuted. Yes, I did get electrocuted many time over and even shorted it blowing up the project accidently. I had voltmeter on stick (Radio Shack stick voltmeter/ohm meter ) and I did tried to...
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    Anyone here use linux instead of windows?

    I wanted to buy Pine64 board and build "Smart TV box" and install Linux OS that works with it. https://www.pine64.org/ ... I wanted the most powerful board they have so I can run Android or Linux. They said that it can runs Windows 10 and are waiting for M$ to cater it. (not interested on...
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    Anyone here use linux instead of windows?

    LOL you almost in same page as I am . I did start fiddling around with Linux in 2001. Started with Red Hat then Mandrake and afterward, I did web search on Linux and came across Knoppix, Puppy Linux and several more. After testing distros and I love both of them. Eventually tried Ubuntu and...
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    Electronics rant :mad2:

    I want to express my heart about Deaf Devices and rest of Electronics. I want to say what pissed me off :pissed: :mad2: about Deaf Devices (Alert devices , TTY, ect...) I studied Electronics at my mainstream HS and went to DeVry Insitutes of Technology for Electronic Engineer Technicitan back...
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    Sonic Alert Doorbell subsitute

    I used to have Sonic boom clock. It failed after 2 years of usage. Lightening damaged it. Actually alot of appliance in my house works fine except for SA Sonic Boom (I checked its circuit board and wondering why it's so sensitive to lightening. It did not have power spike arrestor just like any...
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    Sonic Alert Doorbell subsitute

    That's good one! Chinese sells those far cheaper and It's better than nothing. runs on battery. It's easy to know when battery runs low. I do know that it last longer than SA because it have nothing to overheat or fails over the time. Low voltage electronics don't fails. You can always tear it...
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    Sonic Alert Doorbell subsitute

    I have SA Doorbell (transmitter) connect to 16v doorbell system and SA Doorbell receiver (long rectangular box with speaker, power output socket and sound on/off swithc). I have not used SA doobell for long time and finally using it. Now it's having problems. It's not responsive as it used to...
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    Anyone here use linux instead of windows?

    Have anyone tried Tiny Core LOL. it's fast and nifty for old computer. DeafDucky, I've used Puppy Linux for IBM Thinkpad with 500ghz processor and 256mb memory (max). It was a big help and able to use my Blackberry as modem many years ago. Awesome!! I just downloaded Andoid OS (for x86...
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    Feedback on Z5 Max?

    Aww Shuck. My friend ordered matching mobo and he swapped board inside of ZMax. He can have full control with BIOS setting. Learning from Lenovo website, Lenovo 4030 is actually for Biz use which is why BIOS is lockable and will not reset. Not even battery or CMOS jumper to reset it. it sucks...
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    Feedback on Z5 Max?

    :bump: Any luck with BIOS pasword??
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    Windows 10 creators update - redstone 2

    I think I have hacked Windows 10 Redstone:run:
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    Anyone here use linux instead of windows?

    Im Linux user. I did have LinuxMint OS which are much more comfortable to use. I used to use Ubuntu until they changed desktop. I didnt like it even I can change back to old school look thru Repository but I was just kinda lazy tho. I built new system so I was able to use full Compiz on desktop...
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    Dodge Durango electrical issue

    Found it! NO. I didn't take it to Auto Parts for OBDII. Yes I did check with my Bluetooth OBDII tool I have on hand and Torque App on my phone. Now What really a problem was: -EGR Valve (I ignored this for 5 years since engine light lit on. KS do not have Inspection each year like any other...
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    Dodge Durango electrical issue

    My 2005 Dodge Durango 4.7L V8 having problem with elecricial. It appears to be a inertia switch (roll over switch). I tried to google search and They don't help me much. When I start drango, engine runs smooth and transmission was fine. Whenever I turn hard or made U turn and accelerate...
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    Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 will die next week

    I have IE 11 or called Microsoft Edge browser. I have Acer Aspire 1551-4650 laptop with 4gb ram memory. (it's about 6 years old notebook) Its OEM is Window 7 Home Edition re-installed but I upgraded to Win 10 64 bit Home free from Microsoft site. Now it have Edge browser. not bad. It ran Win...
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    All about electric cars!

    Back in early 90's, Canada was thinking about having mini nuke power plant in backyard of each home for electricity and heat. Many residents refuse and it's a NIMBY syndrome (not in my back yard). It's actually molten salt reactor system which are completely safe. There are some people are...
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