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Old 03-12-2018, 11:18 AM   #1381
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My PC speakers on button is loose and turns itself off soon, it is a push button, am trying to figure a way to keep it pushed in, n> tried duct tape little but it pushes the tape out, will try to put take all around the speaker and see if that holds.
my parrots want to listen to net radio Echo Moscow. Any suggestions are welcome.

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Put duct tape over the switch that runs all around the sides, this seems to have worked, will leave it like this and update only if there are any issues. Thanks all.

It came off in 10 minutes, tried to stick it back and it came off again. Need to try more duct
tape, elastic band, crazy glue etc., next.

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Old 03-12-2018, 02:02 PM   #1382
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Maybe you can open it up & access the wires to the switch(?) - by pass the switch(?).
 
Old 03-12-2018, 03:07 PM   #1383
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Maybe you can open it up & access the wires to the switch(?) - by pass the switch(?).
Tx for this suggestion. Only one of the speakers is working, verified that all wires are ok. Used more duct tape to hold it strategically, will observe and see.
 
Old 04-10-2018, 06:08 AM   #1384
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My efforts to study coding have been greatly stalled again due to recent city inspection of bldg., and related factors.

The one thing now I understand is that, keeping several old computers in a tiny apt. is not healthy, it can affect air quality/circulation, be a fire hazard and enhance the breeding of pests. In this regard, being a minimalist is better but I am far from it.
 
Old 04-10-2018, 07:04 AM   #1385
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Removed duct tape around PC speakers. There was a lot of dirt around the switch and this kept pushing it
out and turning off the speakers randomly. Cleaned all this dirty nicely, glad this has helped resolve the issue.
Will still monitor PC speakers for sometime and see.

Dropped the PC speakers from belly level on floor due to pull of the wires, when cleaning. This is better done
at ground level and also need to carefully roll the wires away safely to avoid tripping etc., This is vital to
remember for the future.
 
Old 04-10-2018, 07:34 AM   #1386
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https://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-art...trigger-finger

The above issue seems to starting for me as I age in my right hand, middle finger. So I plan
to reduce my old PC use and listen to classic audiobooks from librivox.org on an old
mp3 player.
 
Old 04-10-2018, 07:51 AM   #1387
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The only time I get a rheumatoid problem in my hands is reading in bed at night when my fingers will cramp up.
 
Old 04-10-2018, 08:22 AM   #1388
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Instead of duct tape and all the mess from the glue. I would have used a broke off piece of a Popsicle stick for pressing against the button with a flat surface. Then one of my tie wraps to fasten it by going completely around the speaker. It can be removed to turn it off. Then put back in place to turn it on. By just slipping on and off. Just mentioning cleaner red neck engineering is all.
 
Old 04-19-2018, 09:22 AM   #1389
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Interesting reading here about how Easy OS works:
http://bkhome.org/easy/how-easy-works-part-2.html
 
Old 04-20-2018, 03:45 AM   #1390
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That looks interesting, I like what Barry does, I shall have to download & have a play around with it.
 
Old 05-04-2018, 11:09 AM   #1391
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Anyone here still burns/uses CDs/DVDs ? Please share related experience here. Tx in advance.
 
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Anyone here still burns/uses CDs/DVDs ? Please share related experience here. Tx in advance.
I have a USB DVD rewriter (I forget all the pluses and 'r's and stuff) which I bought when I built my new PC without optical drives. I bought it to rip CDs and DVDs but I've found a combination of DVD copy protection, optiocal drives just being unreliable and being able to stream video and buy what music I still want in FLAC stopped me using optical drives much at all.
Mind you, I've never liked optical drives since their inception -- they require too much precision to work so any slight issue and they just stop. At least with spinning rust, which I'm not the biggest fan of either, ther's some robustness in there and the drives are sealed.
 
Old 05-04-2018, 11:22 AM   #1393
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Anyone here still burns/uses CDs/DVDs ? Please share related experience here. Tx in advance.
I need to use a CD for external booting of Oldboy. This is a 32-bit Fujitsu-Siemens desktop computer, currently running AntiX, and it won't boot from usb. Because of the annoyance of having to burn a CD, I did the recent AntiX upgrade using apt rather than the recommended clean reinstall. I also use CDs for anything I want to keep long-term, such as SystemRescue.
 
Old 05-04-2018, 03:27 PM   #1394
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Interesting, there are folks still using vinyl records, cassette tapes etc., but most are moving away from CDs/DVDs
 
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Interesting, there are folks still using vinyl records, cassette tapes etc., but most are moving away from CDs/DVDs
Analogue media have their charm for some (I'm not oneof them) but optical drives were never any good. CDs are fithful reproductions as long as they're made using techniques not used since they were invented and they don't have any damage and the player is the same. Other media work fast enough and are largely error-free enough that sound can be reproduced faithfully and consistently withoiut having to worry about mechanical issues.
 
  


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