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William Burlingame
Attended Geneva College, Ariz. State Univ., Rutgers, Sam Houston State
Lives in Huntsville, AL
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Many routers have a USB port.  Is it possible to connect a USB drive to the router's USB port and access it via the internet.  If so, how would I do that?  The cost of storing the data I have with a paid cloud service is prohibitive.   
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I'd also opt for non standard ports.  Say the 30K+ range.  (don't think samba/SMB will like that though)
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I have a 180GB SATA II OCZ SSD that  I just replaced with a larger SATA III SSD in my primary desktop.  It seems like I should be able to make use of it.  I also have a HTPC with a single 2TB SATA III HDD.  Would it be worth the effort to put the SATA II SSD in the HTPC, put the OS on the SSD and make the HDD the data drive? I currently have the OS and data in the same partition on the HDD.
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+1 x 10^100 for SSDs, regular backups, and separate drives for bulk storage.

Both my desktops are pretty recent AMD FX builds with WD Black spinners, and the SSDs smoke those pretty well. With differential backups twice a day, bulk data mirrored with DrivePool, and cloudy backups of irreplaceable bits, I'm just loving how technology has progressed from the days of Win 9x and the original Pentiums.
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Here is another video from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.
The machine is laying down pre-impregnated carbon fiber tows (on 16 spools). It's extremely accurate and precise and one of only 4 in the world.
The red glow is heat to make material tacky for adhering layers together.
  It looks large enough for the Padre's projects.
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That guy, he just keeps doing the same thing, over and over and over....
They're making some amazing machines.
I was blown away when I first saw what a 5 axis cnc mill can do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqePrbeAQoM
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There have been hints that MS would abandon WMC and now that appears to no longer be a roomer. Ed Bot of ZDNet reported that a MS executive confirmed that WMC would not work in Windows 10. My question is will my Hauppauge cable card tuner work with MediaPortal?
http://www.zdnet.com/article/rip-windows-media-center/

How do we continue to use our cable cards to record our favorite shows? I understand that MediaPortal works for only for programming marked “copy freely”: I assume that excludes many cable channels. Is there an alternative for the HTPC user other than not upgrading to Windows 10?
Summary:Microsoft discontinued development of Windows Media Center in 2009, but enthusiasts have held out hope that the feature would get one more reprieve for Windows 10. Sorry, folks, that's not happening.
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Silicon Dust is running this Kickstarter for their HD Homerun DVR that will let you run the software client on your NAS. It already reached its goal. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1275320038/hdhomerun-dvr-the-dvr-re-imagined
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This is a video of a 3D metal printer process taken by my son with his iPhone at work.  It lays down a layer of a powdered titanium alloy and fuses the appropriate areas with a LASER.
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Hey +William Burlingame -- We're going to use this on the show. :)
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Would it be worthwhile to install a dead boards into the slots before painting to avoid getting pain on the contacts.
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I had a voice mail from a Comcast automated call today to confirm, reschedule or cancel a scheduled appointment by selecting one of the choices. Since voice mail can't respond, it kept repeating the message and finally said the a no response could result in the appointment being cancelled. The voice mail message was more than 2 and a half minutes long. If Comcast isn't smart enough to detect that a call may go to voice mail if not answered, it shouldn't make those kinds of calls.
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This sounds like receiving a postcard with a "click here" hyperlink. Maddeningly stupid, but even with many eyes on a project, the worst of failures go unnoticed until after production.

It's been three years since I ranted about the .GOV idiots wasting my tax money to send masked hyperlinks via snail mail, and I'm still ashamed for the poor employee who drafted up the postcards.
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Thanks for the video. I had no idea how to do it.  I'm using a 64GB card and it booted up.  I now have to go through the setup on the RPi2.  AS a widows user, I have a lot to learn about Linux.
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I have three 5Ghz APs in my house.  As I move around the house with my Android phone or tablet, it doesn't appear that I'm always being handed off to the nearest AP.  How can I tell which AP the device is using and if it's not the one with the strongest signal, how can I assure it will hand off the the AP with the strongest signal?  I do not have the Ethernet cable plugged into the WAN ports and all the APs are setup with the same SSIDs and passwords.
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Richard Hedderly, I installed the app and so for it seems to be working.  I'll keep checking.  I did have to remove the 2.4Ghz SSID from the list on the device, because the those signals always seem to be stronger, but I get faster results on Speedtest.net with the the 5Ghz connection.  Thanks.  I'll set up a static address next.
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My prototype for a smart watch.  
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I think you should modify it to have a wider strap. That way it fits more securely on the arm. More like this: ->
http://goo.gl/DgbuZv
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Cool Prizes!!!
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I got a warning from Comcast the other day that I was nearing the cap on my data.  I decided to connect my S3 to the TV via HDMI and turn off WiFi on the S3.  I wanted to stream some Netflix videos.  I was impressed that the quality was so good.  Later, I noticed that the S3 had automatically turned the WiFi back on.  How do I keep the S3 from turning WiFi on itself after I turn it off?  I have unlimited data from Verizon, but I normally use my Comcast WiFi because it provides a higher bandwidth. 
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That was what came to my mind as a solution, after reading your post.
Maybe there are some apps that can stop your wifi from being Auto connect. Good luck 
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  • Retired computer programmer, present
  • Boeing, Motorola, GE, NCR
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