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by rotatepod
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Don't HEPA & Electrostatic Dust Trappers Work?
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Why Don't HEPA & Electrostatic Dust Trappers Work?

When I was teenager I developed really bad allergies. My post about protecting a LCD monitor screen from heavy dust, started me thinking again about all these residential air filtration devices. The dust collection system I have in my own shop is big, noisy, and just plain ugly! If you visit an attr...
by rotatepod
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: BIOS Keeps Changing Boot Order Priority
Replies: 9
Views: 2445

More than one person has told me to flash the BIOS. The hardware manufacturers usually say if you're not having problems, don't do a flash. I've flashed all sorts of BIOS chips. Some in CD and DVD burners, as well as several mobos. I can't remember if these updates made any noticeable difference. A ...
by rotatepod
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Startup Delay Box Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

I know all the problems Bigglez. In this case I'll be dealing with low current computer peripherials. There are boxes used with stationary power tools that draw heavy current. They delay the startup of dust collectors, so you don't trip your breakers. I like inductive sensors coupled to an optoisola...
by rotatepod
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Startup Delay Box Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Startup Delay Box Needed

I need a box that can handle line voltage (120vac). When the current increases from whatever is plugged into the box, a delay is triggered. Something like 2 seconds-to-2 minutes would be about right. It could be part of a multi-outlet power strip, or just a box with an input and output. Its easy eno...
by rotatepod
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: BIOS Keeps Changing Boot Order Priority
Replies: 9
Views: 2445

If the whole world decided to junk their USB drives in favor of eSATA I guess that would be ok with me. There is no doubt that eSATA drives and their controllers process data at amazing speeds. I'm not sure if disabling USB and running eSATA drives only would be the solution. This mobo lists everyth...
by rotatepod
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: BIOS Keeps Changing Boot Order Priority
Replies: 9
Views: 2445

BIOS Keeps Changing Boot Order Priority

(Operating System is XP Pro_SP3) I recently built a desktop with a Gigabyte mobo. I've got at least six (I'm afraid to count them all!) external hard drives. No, I don't collect hard drives like some folks collect baseball cards. I really need them all for various business activities. The older ones...
by rotatepod
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dust Shield Needed for Monitor Screen
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

WOW!! I really didn't think there would be more than one or two replies to my post. I apologize for not paying more attention to this thread. There used to be a plastics shop within easy driving distance from my house. These guys called everything they had "plexiglass" or just plain "acrylic." I rea...
by rotatepod
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dust Shield Needed for Monitor Screen
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

Its an LCD Monitor. I don't know what's pulling the dust to the screen. If you aim a powerful lamp at the monitor you can see the dust flying through the air and landing on the screen. I keep a laptop computer in my shop. I've got a fairly good dust collection system, but it doesn't catch the very f...
by rotatepod
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dust Shield Needed for Monitor Screen
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

Dust Shield Needed for Monitor Screen

I helped a friend setup a computer in an environment that has a lot of airborne dust. The monitor screen pulls in dust like a shop vac. I've never seen anything like it! I purchased a piece of lexan mr10 (very durable) and went into my shop to make a screen for the monitor. After a few hours and sev...
by rotatepod
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding Business Email & Street Addresses
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Thanks jollyrgr. I found that pdf with all those email addresses too. I wish I was one of those TV lawyers or detectives who was trying to save the world by catching the bad guys. My dad used the same respected broker for many years. He's elderly and chronically ill. After sixty years (yes, that's s...
by rotatepod
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding Business Email & Street Addresses
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

These days, you read or hear something involving the SEC almost
everyday. I never thought of using the SEC site as a source of info
about these executives.

Thank you jwax!
by rotatepod
Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding Business Email & Street Addresses
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Finding Business Email & Street Addresses

All this information is legally available if a company is publicly traded on any stock exchange. I'm trying to find business phone numbers, email and street addresses for the top executives at Wachovia. Here is the complete list at the Wachovia site: http://www.wachovia.com/inside/page/0,,132_155,00...
by rotatepod
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Is This New Hard Drive Bad -or- What?
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

I've got two internal SATAII drives setup in a RAID 0 configuration. You're correct, MrAl. During a fresh install of XP you are prompted to hit a key (F6, if I remember correctly) to install the drivers from a floppy or CD. Before anyone tells me about the hazards of RAID 0, I already know. When two...
by rotatepod
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Is This New Hard Drive Bad -or- What?
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Is This New Hard Drive Bad -or- What?

I purchased a SATAII hard drive and enclosure. I now have an eSATA (external) drive that doesn't work. The main BIOS setup does not show the drive, but there is a seperate BIOS utility for creating RAID configurations that lists the drive as healthy! I can hear the drive motor spool up, if that mean...
by rotatepod
Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amplified Telephones for the Hearing Impaired
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Your replies are great, as usual! After I returned amplified phone number three I was sure I had done all that I could do. I couldn't believe how bad these expensive phones were. The manufacturers always provided elaborate PDFs describing all the complex stuff loaded into their phones. With each pho...