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Message 98272 - Posted: 2 May 2020, 13:19:56 UTC - in response to Message 98269.  

God just loves standards - obviously, since She created so many of them.
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Message 98275 - Posted: 2 May 2020, 14:00:10 UTC - in response to Message 98272.  

Oh yes :-)

And there are so many of them we can each have our own set!
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Message 98276 - Posted: 2 May 2020, 16:01:22 UTC - in response to Message 98269.  

Apple has begun what IBM had years ago, NIH. Or we own the patent or else.
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Message 98277 - Posted: 2 May 2020, 16:01:29 UTC

Glory, but it did not come easily.
Yesterday was the day I chose to swap out a GTX1060 for a GTX1660. I thought it would very easy, but not so much. The new card was just enough larger that getting it plugged in properly took 3 attempts and a couple of hours of futzing around. Ah victory I thought. E@H told me I did not have a usable GPU and GPU-Z did not see it. Silly me I thought the old driver would work, not so. I the went to Nvidea told them what card I had and downloaded the driver. I went to install it and was told it was not compatible with my system. I did a more specific search for W8 driver and lo and behold W8 and 7 use a different driver than W10. From there things went as they should. It has been crunching happily for 18hrs now but what I thought should take about an hour took 3 hours.
Today, If I am inspired I'll put the GTX1060 into another box as a second 1060. Once again I don't anticipate any difficulties, ha ha ha.
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Message 98280 - Posted: 2 May 2020, 17:03:57 UTC - in response to Message 98271.  

https://www.howtogeek.com/345504/how-to-open-heic-files-on-windows-or-convert-them-to-jpeg/

Looks like you have to download a codec and you can just open them in Windows 10 Photos.


No Windows 10 Photos here. Defenestrated in 1999 and haven't gone back since!
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Message 98285 - Posted: 2 May 2020, 19:50:28 UTC

Glory, the 2nd GTX1060 went in the way I hoped it would, the box booted the 1st try and both 1060s are crunching. The whole job took a bit less than an hour.
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Message 98287 - Posted: 2 May 2020, 20:56:14 UTC - in response to Message 98269.  

Weird. On my 6s running 13.3.1 all images are jpeg by default.
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Message 98296 - Posted: 3 May 2020, 0:22:48 UTC - in response to Message 98280.  

https://www.howtogeek.com/345504/how-to-open-heic-files-on-windows-or-convert-them-to-jpeg/

Looks like you have to download a codec and you can just open them in Windows 10 Photos.


No Windows 10 Photos here. Defenestrated in 1999 and haven't gone back since!

Then I guess you will have to write the codec. That's what happens when you chose free.
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Message 98297 - Posted: 3 May 2020, 1:10:43 UTC

There's this: Apple’s operating systems will automatically convert the images to JPEG when users want to share them with friends who don’t use Apple products.

in this article: What The Heck Is A HEIC File, And How Do I Open It? on Tom's Hardware.

In the meantime, I guess, put the files in a shoebox, and keep them until the new format catches on.
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Message 98299 - Posted: 3 May 2020, 6:20:47 UTC - in response to Message 98297.  

In the meantime, I guess, put the files in a shoebox, and keep them until the new format catches on.


My experience of putting pictures in a shoe box is it can be decades before they are looked at again!
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Message 98322 - Posted: 4 May 2020, 9:53:01 UTC
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With pain in my heart I am throwing away... unless someone PMs me and says he wants to have it, I'll send it to whichever address they give me:

- 256MB PC100 RAM
- 2GB Adata DDR400 RAM
- a Pentium 4 1.80Ghz
- a Pentium 4 2.60Ghz
- a Pentium 4 2.80Ghz

Offer stands for one week. After that, goodbye.
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Message 98328 - Posted: 4 May 2020, 21:09:29 UTC - in response to Message 98322.  

With pain in my heart I am throwing away... unless someone PMs me and says he wants to have it, I'll send it to whichever address they give me:

- 256MB PC100 RAM
- 2GB Adata DDR400 RAM
- a Pentium 4 1.80Ghz
- a Pentium 4 2.60Ghz
- a Pentium 4 2.80Ghz

Offer stands for one week. After that, goodbye.

The Pentium 4's and the PC 100 RAM are definitely Museum relics from before the turn of the century.

You can't even give ithe RAM away on fleaBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/256MB-PC100-32x64-RAM/303559021070?hash=item46ad87120e:g:sfAAAOSwtZ5esEvc
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Message 98329 - Posted: 4 May 2020, 23:52:21 UTC - in response to Message 98322.  

Consider putting them into a clear epoxy block, that would make a great table top ornament and conversation piece.
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Message 98330 - Posted: 5 May 2020, 0:37:37 UTC - in response to Message 98329.  

More like gather dust. ;-)
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Message 98332 - Posted: 5 May 2020, 9:14:52 UTC - in response to Message 98329.  
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Or even make a set of paper weights and book ends by encapsulating individually using crystal clear epoxy then selling them at a local craft fayre (if they ever come back). Who knows you could end up with a nice little side line ;-)

Edit to add - motherboards might be a bit thick to make into place mats, but.....
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Message 98335 - Posted: 5 May 2020, 15:25:46 UTC

Glory: I have the keys to my new apartment. 2 for the letterbox, 3 for the front door downstairs and shed, 9 (...!!!!) for the front door upstairs and balcony. 9. Because I forget where I left my keys and so I can hang 6 around the front door...
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Message 98356 - Posted: 7 May 2020, 7:31:58 UTC

Waiting for the people who come lay the laminate. They'll be here between 8 and 12. Will prolly be closer to the latter. Got nothing to do, just wait.
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Message 98357 - Posted: 7 May 2020, 10:29:29 UTC

Did they say which time zone??
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Message 98358 - Posted: 7 May 2020, 10:56:08 UTC - in response to Message 98357.  

They came 11:35am...
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Message 98426 - Posted: 10 May 2020, 19:55:35 UTC

This Thursday I will move house, so in the coming days until about next week I'll be only sporadically available. Depends on when I can move all my equipment, my new computer desk isn't coming until Friday - and then I have to assemble it myself. But today I fastened all cable trays onto the baseboards and strung all the Cat7 Ethernet cables through, so that's done. I will probably wait with disassembling my whole network and all until after the move, I'll only move the TV and Quantus 3D soundbar to the other side, perhaps the TV server and NAS as well. Internet depends on when I can get the serviceman to come as I don't have my cable TV/internet/radio/telephone splitter in my new apartment, so my ISP will have to send someone to do that.

In the old place I took apart half the bed and the clothing closet, which was a bitch due to a fricking heavy mirror in one of the sliding doors.
Almost done.
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