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William Burlingame
Attended Geneva College, Ariz. State Univ., Rutgers, Sam Houston State
Lives in Huntsville, AL
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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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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 have a WiFi access point unit that has four LAN ports and a WAN port.  I have connected an Ethernet cable from the router via a switch to one of the LAN ports.  It works fine as a WiFi access point.  I hard wired it because it is out of range of the router’s WiFI signal and I don’t care about the dead area in between.  The problem is with a tower that is connected  to the same switch.  It wants to connect to the access point instead of the router.  When it does, it’s on the LAN, but does not have internet access.  WiFi connections work fine.  If I turn off the access point, it connects to the router and works well.  I ether have a good hard wired connection or a good WiFi connection, but not both.  
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Regarding the benchmarks in episode 113.  Why does increasing RAM to 32 GB give a poorer performance boost than increasing RAM to 16 GB?
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+Xenos Teh I can't imagine any benefit you might see would be worth changing

but when memory eventually dies shrug up to you!
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I have't been able to get NFC set up to unlock my Android phone, but I have found that Pebble Locker unlocks the phone with with WiFi and Bluetooth devices that I have approved.  Is there a CHEAP Bluetooth device that I could have on my person to keep the phone unlocked.  I'm not interested in a smart watch. They are expensive and rather large.  Do the bracelets work?   I'd prefer to have something I could keep in a pocket and not have to wear it.
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I replaced the HDD on my Dell laptop with an SSD, but I had a couple problems.  The first HDD caddy I bought to replace the optical drive wasn't the correct one, even though the description on Amazon had my model included.  It was 12.7mm thick and I needed 9.5mm.   It would probably cost too much to return it considering it's original price. Then the BIOS didn't recognize the HDD in the caddy.  That was fixed with a firmware upgrade.  My laptop is only five moths old and the BIOS was out of date.  I bought it directly from Dell.  Now that I've moved the documents and other data from the C: drive to the D: drive, all is working well. Since the firmware upgrade wasn't available until two months after I bought it, I would have been out out luck had I tried it then.  Just remember that it's worthwhile to read the forums before undertaking some projects.  I didn't.
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Thanks for the tips.
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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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I recently thought my PC had died.  It would hang on the BIOS splash screen.  I posted a call for help in one of the forums and got lots of advice.  One was that the power supply might be a problem.  A power supply tester showed the voltages to be spot on.  Another recommendation was to check the memory.  I have four memory sticks.  I did some removing and swapping around of the memory sticks.  It still would hang on the BIOS splash screen.  I tried another video card and that didn’t work.  I unplugged all the disk, USB devices, etc. and I was about to give up.    I started to build a list of components for a new build and was ready to disassemble the system for recycling and spare parts.  It bothered me that it wouldn’t even let me get into the BIOS.  I finally remembered that the mobo had a pair of clear CMOS pins.  I shorted the pins and it went into the BIOS.  The BIOS screen even had a list to select how to proceed. One was to use the last known BIOS save.  I did have to change the primary boot disk selection, but now all is well.  
I’ve been doing my own builds since the late 1970s and I’ve never had a need to clear the CMOS.  My first build required that I solder all the chips onto the printed circuit boards.  The system came as a kit with bags of chips, resistors, caps, etc. and unpopulated PCBs.  It had an 8 bit Motorola 6800 processor that ran at 1 MHz with 4K of static RAM.  I’m still planning to do a new build after Intel releases the next generation of CPUs.    I still have my first system build in the attic collecting dust.  Here is a link to some pictures of the system
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SWTPC (6 photos)
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Timothy Hamlett, Jay Abbott, thanks for the comments about the SWTPC 6800. I have it, but it would be a problem to fire it up.  I'm not sure if I still have the cassettes that were used to store programs and if they are in the box, they've probably degraded and can't be read.  I'm not sure if I still have a cassette player.  I later added an 8" floppy drive, but I no longer have that. BTW, that drive set me back $1200 in 1970s money.  I also later added an ADM-3A  terminal (~$1000) and that is also gone. I also upgraded the memory to the max of 32K.  I guess I could dig out a PC com port board and use the PC as a terminal.  I haven't fired it up since I got one of the original IBM PCs in 1981.  
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I have a Bluetooth headset made by Motorola.  A few months ago, it quit working properly.  The notification bar shows it's connected, but the audio still uses the S3 speakers.  It doesn't matter what app I use.  It works properly with my Nexus 7.
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On the last KH episode, +Bryan Burnett  showed us how he uses NFC to unlock his Moto X.   I would like to have the ability to do that on my Galaxy S3,  but  I haven't been able to get it to work. Apparently other Android phones need to be rooted. I used towelroot to root mine, but I still can't get it to work.  The problem seems to be that I've encrypted my phone.  Is there a work around for this?  I've had similar problems with other ways to unlock my phone such as location based unlockers.
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I have just spent nearly an hour on the phone with a person from “Windows Tech Support” who had a strong Indian accent and whose name was Max.  He claimed he had detected errors on my computer from a remote location.  I had just installed Windows 7 on Virtual Box. I had no personal information on the Windows 7 virtual computer.  He later handed me off to another person with a strong Indian accent name Justin.  Both used Anglo surnames.  They said they found 89,000+ problems.  I installed it less than a week ago and only used it to set up a fake  ID and email address.   When he got to the point where he wanted me to pay for some software to protect my computer, I told him what I had done.  He was very upset, but didn’t swear at me like others have done.
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Hey my 14yr daughter got the some call, she had a lot of fun with it . I told them I would track there computer down and rip a hole in it .. The caller hung up on me.... 
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  • Geneva College, Ariz. State Univ., Rutgers, Sam Houston State
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Retired computer programmer
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  • Retired computer programmer, present
  • Boeing, Motorola, GE, NCR
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Huntsville, AL
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East Liverpool, OH` - Mesa, AZ, Tempe, AZ, Houston, TX, Dayton, OH, Cambridge, OH, Beaver Falls, PA
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