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The Tech Help Thread

Discussion in 'Technical Board' started by rei, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Rush-O-Matic

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    That's awesome, thank you. I looked on eBay before posting and I was like . . . uh.
     
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    Both the 2008 and 2010 versions have been sitting in my torrent client for about 6 hours now with zero movement. Not looking good.
     
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    Thank you very much for trying.
     
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    I'm kind of curious... what is it that this app does that you still need it for?
     
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    Opens a file I created in it.

    The software not only provided the base maps, which of course Google Maps / Google Earth has changed most of that need, but also you could drop pins with labels, draw radii if you were siting something, set up legends, titles and professional looking final print products. All of that can be done online now, pretty much. However, the old files contain all the custom overlay stuff. There is a particular file I have for which the hard copies have been lost, and just saying a .PDF output was not that easy back then. So, to recreate the original, in a new format, will take awhile. (That's about all I can say.) It's not mission critical to recover the original, but it would be useful.

    ETA: just more specific to your question, the app created specific file type (.saf) that can only be opened in Street Atlas.
     
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    Update: Thanks @Binary for checking. I found an associate who has an older copy of the software on CD. I'm installing it now.
     
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    Just bought some cheap logitech speakers for the work computer. As always the power button and the cord to the computer are on the right hand side speaker. But my computer is on the left hand side, and the speaker will not reach. Is there anyway to swap the channels? I only have the default mix that comes with win10.
     
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    Physical adapters... get a minijack male to 2 rca plug female, then 2 rca male to minijack female, and swap the 2 rca inputs.
     
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    Or just one extension cable . . .

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    How does that swap channels?
     
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    Well thank you guys. Sometimes i just don't think of the low tech solution.
     
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    It doesn't, but he only needed to swap channels because he was going to have to place the Left Speaker on the Right and vice versa, because the cord wasn't long enough. If he makes the cord longer, he can put them in their regular position.

    At least, I think that's what he was asking, lol.
     
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    It was. Sometimes the simplest coarse of action eludes me.
     
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    LOL

    I feel like an idiot. But I guess I’m in the right place. .
     
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    I want to buy a 4/5 bay hard drive enclosure to make a small raid 5 array for backup/storage. Only brand i remember is Drobo but there seems to be a bunch on the market now. Any good recommendations? I have the hard drives already, just need the enclosure.
     
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    You need the enclosure, or also the computer/controllers/software for them as well?

    For an all-in-one thing I've really had good luck with QNAP, until I didn't need it any more.
     
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    yea i need everything. I have been saying for a long while now i was going to just use an old computer and never have.
     
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    I bought a Synology DS1019+. They make a 918+ which is 4 bays but similar otherwise.

    The best thing about the Synology is the OS; they have a very feature-complete and useful set of packages to help manage/integrate things.

    Drobo is hugely expensive for what you get.

    I've got my Synology set up to be a little home server, it's nice. It does all my media streaming, automatically downloads media that I want to watch, hosts a few local services for me like my book library, and encrypts/backs everything up to the cloud.