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    Something similar to below. I already have 3...

    Something similar to below. I already have 3 external HDD's for data storage and backup. Don't need a monitor.
    Any recommendations?

    I recommend a computer with an Intel i7 8th generation CPU,...
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    You're right, I didn't test the battery under...

    You're right, I didn't test the battery under load. I did replace it though as I had bought a 4 pack of 2032's from Bunnies.

    As stated in the first line of the OP "Could a low/flat CMOS battery be...
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    The last payment was 3 years ago to get the 2016...

    The last payment was 3 years ago to get the 2016 upgrade. Have not seen the need to get the later versions. I'm very happy with what I have at the moment. I even get online support as they helped me...
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    I've done a bit of reading on NAS and have to...

    I've done a bit of reading on NAS and have to admit it's a bit over my head. I'm quite happy to use external HDD's, they're relatively cheap and portable. The 4Tb one cost me under $200.
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    :iagree: Not even convenient if you get held...

    :iagree:

    Not even convenient if you get held to ransom. I know that was a couple of years ago, but it sticks in my mind. Have never, and will never trust my documents to a 3rd. party.
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    Why NAS. I wouldn't trust my info to the "cloud"...

    Why NAS. I wouldn't trust my info to the "cloud" for all the tea in china.
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    Things could have been a lost worse. Imagine if I...

    Things could have been a lost worse. Imagine if I had also knocked over the external HDD that holds my backups and killed it, I don't even want to go there.:club::upset::angfire:
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    Follow up to PC losing time

    Last Friday while replacing the CMOS battery I accidentally knocked one of my external HDD's on to the floor, it just so happened to be the one that contains ALL my documents, music, videos and...
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    Problem solved, the lead to C: drive had been...

    Problem solved, the lead to C: drive had been dislodged during battery replacement.
    It was a waste of time replacing the battery as the old battery measured 3.239V and the new battery measured...
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    I have reset date & time,that's about as far as I...

    I have reset date & time,that's about as far as I have gone.

    Not so happy snaps

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    !!!!!!!help!!!!!!

    I thought that I would go ahead and replace the battery as the PC is over 10 years old and still has the original battery.
    Now I am getting Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk. I have inserted the...
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    Done. Thank you for this easy fix.

    Done. Thank you for this easy fix.
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    Thanks Andy. I'll prolly do the remove/reinstal...

    Thanks Andy. I'll prolly do the remove/reinstal battery thing first and see if that makes a difference. I'll leave it for a week and see just how much time I am losing before doing anything though..
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    "mobos"????????

    "mobos"????????
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    Thanks Andy, is it a difficult/dangerous task to...

    Thanks Andy, is it a difficult/dangerous task to flush the CMOS? Any reliable sites giving instructions?
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    PC is losing time

    I have noticed that my PC losing time, probably 1 or 2 minutes a day. Could a low/flat CMOS battery be the cause even though I leave it switched on 24/7, except for when I go on holidays.

    I'm...
  17. Thread: Ikea fun

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    That's the way I do it, sans the hot dog.

    That's the way I do it, sans the hot dog.
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    R.I.P. Chris Wilson

    One of my favourite Aussie blues muso's passed away earleir this week aged 62.
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    Funny thing I'm noticing is that as I fill more...

    Funny thing I'm noticing is that as I fill more of the songs with lyrics it takes less time for the script to run. I didn't think the run time would change as it still has to scan all the tracks to...
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    I ran the script of the complete collection and...

    I ran the script of the complete collection and it worked perfectly.
    Once again, thank you so much to everyone who replied and offered suggestions, they were all appreciated.

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    Thank you so much guys, this edit has seemed to...

    Thank you so much guys, this edit has seemed to work. I tried it on a small selection of songs and it returned a playlist containing only songs with no lyrics.
    I will now run it on the whole...
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    I ran the original (unedited) script: ...

    I ran the original (unedited) script:

    StartTimer
    Select Case R
    Case vbYes
    C=True
    Case vbNo
    C=False
    S=S+1 ...
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    Some screenshots that may give you an...

    Some screenshots that may give you an understanding of how iTunes stores lyrics.

    1. Right lick in the tune you want to find info on.
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    2. Select Song Info.
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    3. Click on Lyrics...
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    Thanks for all your input guys, this is really...

    Thanks for all your input guys, this is really doing my head in.
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    Ummm, no, I'm using Notepad.

    Ummm, no, I'm using Notepad.
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    Sorry Edit did not work.

    Sorry Edit did not work.
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    Thanks Ian, I will give it a try.

    Thanks Ian, I will give it a try.
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    Yes, I have been doing that, but whenever I add...

    Yes, I have been doing that, but whenever I add lyrics to a song I have to run the whole process over again. It would be much easier to run a script that creates a playlist of songs without lyrics...
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    There is no filter in iTunes to search for tunes...

    There is no filter in iTunes to search for tunes with, or, without lyrics, hence the need for a script.

    If you have iTunes try and create a playlist for songs without lyrics, let me know how you...
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    iTunes scripts

    I have a rather large (30000+ songs) music collection on my computer and HAVE to use iTunes to manage it as the only portable device that can handle it is an iPod classic.
    Many of the songs do not...
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    Very impressed with this company, the guys turned...

    Very impressed with this company, the guys turned up right on time and set up their gear very quickly and got stuck in to it.
    The coating has been on just under a week and we can definitely tell the...
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    Will do, it's getting installed this Wednesday...

    Will do, it's getting installed this Wednesday 5th. Sept.
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    Here's one influenced by an album cover from the...

    Here's one influenced by an album cover from the 60's. Not sure that I captured the feel. Sorry for the reflection of the overhead lights, the paint was still wet.

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    Thanks Pat, We've moved from Tooradin but I visit...

    Thanks Pat, We've moved from Tooradin but I visit now and again.
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    Not sure yet. They are on 3mm MDF so would be...

    Not sure yet. They are on 3mm MDF so would be best framed I suppose.
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    Acrylic pours

    SWMBO has started doing watercolours, acrylics, watercolour pencil art and has introduced me to acrylic pours. I'm hooked.
    I don't consider what I'm doing real art because I have no real control...
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    Thank you for your help Pete. I am a fitter &...

    Thank you for your help Pete.
    I am a fitter & turner by trade and spent my last years in the trade doing maintenance/service work on CNC machinery. I've had a lot of experience faultfinding and...
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    Boom, internet connection straight away:hpydans:...

    Boom, internet connection straight away:hpydans: first time for ages.

    Thanks for all your help everyone.
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    Motherboard too old for PCIe card so went for...

    Motherboard too old for PCIe card so went for this one, same price. About to install it, wish me luck.
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    Sorry guys, I should have mentioned earlier that...

    Sorry guys, I should have mentioned earlier that I have tried different sockets on the router. This, combined with trying different cables makes me think that the adapter is playing up. The adapter...
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    I had to restart my PC this morning and again I...

    I had to restart my PC this morning and again I had trouble connecting to the internet. Luckily I took Peter's advice and got a details of the ipconfig with the internet working and not working.
    ...
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    Okay, it took two reboots and a hard reset to get...

    Okay, it took two reboots and a hard reset to get connected this time. While I didn't have internet connection on the PC I could access the internet on my laptop, iPhone and iPad. All these devices...
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    NBN, but I don't think that is the issue....

    NBN, but I don't think that is the issue. Everything with the NBN box is okay, and all the lights on the router show activity. It's between the computer and the router where the problem lies. I'll do...
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    Problems connecting to the internet

    Generally I run my PC non stop and only turn it off when required i.e. updates, or installing new software.
    For quite a while now after rebooting I have trouble connecting to the internet....
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    The quote for film came in at $3245, for the...

    The quote for film came in at $3245, for the exact same coverage. The thermal and UV properties were no better and the visible light figures were worse by at least 10%.
    I think we"ll go with the...
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    Rich, the link to the product is in post #6.

    Rich, the link to the product is in post #6.
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    If you mean something like this, we've thought...

    If you mean something like this, we've thought about it.

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    Mainly summer heat. The windows we are looking at...

    Mainly summer heat. The windows we are looking at getting done have a NNE and NW aspect. We have only been in this house since late February and have taken down the shademesh that protected the...
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    Quote just in $2291 for 23.58 Square metres of...

    Quote just in $2291 for 23.58 Square metres of glass.
    This works out at ~$100/Sq.mtr. Bunnings sell Crystal Solar Film for $89/roll (1.2m x 2.4m 2.88 Sq.mtr) which works out at $30.90/Sq.Mtr. Then...
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    The product we are looking at is paint on NOT...

    The product we are looking at is paint on NOT film. The windows are thoroughly cleaned then polished with jewelers rouge before the product is applied. Will let you know the price when I receive the...
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