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General Discussion / Another Power Adapter Problem...
« Last post by Alan Raul on November 04, 2015, 03:49:11 PM »
I had problems accessing YouTube on my Roku box in the living room. My Roku box is connected via Ethernet.

I checked my iPhone and iPad sitting next to me (Connected via Wi-Fi) and everything on the Internet worked OK, including YouTube.

At that point I knew my Charter Internet connection was OK and supposedly my Netgear router was OK.

I went into my office only to find my Desktop computer had no Internet connection.

I looked inside my networking closet at the switch connected to the Netgear router. The power light was on but none of the port lights were on. I power cycled the switch and still nothing. I always have spare "everything computer related" in my garage. I pulled a power adapter out of a new switch box and replaced the power adapter connected to the switch not working. The port lights came on and everything worked OK. The switch was put into service and ran continuously for almost 2 years connected to a UPS.

Conclusion: Power adapters are not lasting as long as I think they should.

General Discussion / Re: Global webcam network.
« Last post by dickJ on November 03, 2015, 01:17:53 PM »
Had a good time looking at these from all over the place! Thanks for the post!
General Discussion / Global webcam network.
« Last post by DougD on November 03, 2015, 11:40:25 AM »
Here is a collection of world wide webcams.

Global Webcam Network
General Discussion / Speedify - Any Personal Experience?
« Last post by rsutter on November 03, 2015, 08:18:15 AM »
Hello All,

Speedify ( is a service that professes to increase Internet speeds via channel bonding.  The web site states that
This is accomplished by first using the Speedify client software to establish a connection to a Speed Server in the cloud which acts as a middleman between you and the rest of the Internet. The Speedify client software then works in tandem with the Speed Server to intelligently divide your Internet traffic and deliver the combined speed of all available Internet connections.

Since cable is not available where I live, I'm always interested in promises to substantially boost the speed of my DSL service.  Does anyone have personal experience with Speedify or a similar channel bonding strategy?


Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Ralph Sutter's Notes - Techboomers 11/1/15
« Last post by rsutter on November 01, 2015, 09:51:55 AM »
November 1st Second Session Review review by Ralph Sutter
Demo the difference between Tablet and Standard mode file displays
Go to the Action Center and choose Tablet

Show video capture of process:  Tablet or Standard Mode.mp4
Tile size options:  small, medium, large, wide:  What Size Tile
Comment on bug; Inability to resize larger than medium after opting for 6 small tiles
Show extreme example of problems with Standard Mode if Microsoft does the organization after an automatic upgrade from Windows 8.1  Demo of Windows 10 File Display - non Tablet Mode

Techboomers Segment
E-mail exchange with Steve Black re adding search engine to Techboomers site
I have added your site as a permanent link at

Show Techboomers video on Google Search;

Some things that I learned from Techboomers tutorials
Show Google Search; show only recent results; Google Search by Last Update
Demo with a search for Intel Skylake processor setting Last Update for one month
How to unsend a Gmail e-mail:

Steve Black on Facebook

Ask audience for Techboomers tutorials to test drive

Suggestions:  Every Day/Introduction to Techboomers Tutorial

Personal Anecdote – Long Distance Computing
I updated her laptop.  When it restarted, I couldn’t log in.  I was eventually locked out for failed login sessions.  I knew her LastPass password.  This should give me access to her stored passwords.  It didn’t.  LastPass said that I was logging in from an unknown location and would have to authenticate.

Web Mail Solution - Yahoo Mail
 iCloud login information

Ralph Sutter

General Discussion / Re: Advice sought - solid state drives
« Last post by Alan Raul on October 31, 2015, 01:20:35 PM »
Make sure the Dell UEFI is compatible.

Samsung 950 PRO - Series 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD 2-Inch MZ-V5P512BW

From the Linux notes page...

SSD Technology

What's important today is your SSD connection interface to your computer. This determines the Read/Write speed of the SSD. As I have said about USB flash drives, the same is also true with SSD’s. Not all SSD’s are created equal.

In a nutshell…


FASTEST - NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory)
General Discussion / Advice sought - solid state drives
« Last post by rsutter on October 30, 2015, 08:11:04 PM »

Hello All,

I just bought a new desktop computer with a 6th generation processor (specs here).  I plan to replace the spinning hard drive with an SSD and am looking for recommendations for a 500 Gb SSD with either a SATA 6Gb/s or M.2 PCIe interface, realizing that the PCIe is faster and more expensive.

I welcome your comments and suggestions.

Ralph Sutter
Hi Doug,

Thanks for the useful site.

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Locate and print shortcut command lists for most popular programs.
« Last post by DougD on October 30, 2015, 01:58:33 AM »
Locate and print shortcut command lists for most popular programs.
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