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    Checking TBW on WD Blue

    Crystal Disk Info reports a figure. Different than the figure reported by SMART but close enough.
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    Checking TBW on WD Blue

    I found a S.M.A.R.T. parameter called Data Units Written. According a document by Kingston this reports the number of 512B sectors written, not including metadata.
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    Checking TBW on WD Blue

    WD Dashboard doesn't report TBW anywhere that I can see. Is there another utility that can report this?
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    Admin Permissions Per App

    It seems as though the _runas_ shortcut I set up is requesting an admin password.
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    Admin Permissions Per App

    I set my nephews up with User accounts on their bedroom computers. This is fine for the most part but once a week or so Fortnite tries to update. This requires admin privileges and hence adult/Admin involvement. I've tried creating a Fortnite shortcut using 'runas' but this apparently hasn't...
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    Mysterious Internet Outages

    The previous configuration involved a DSL modem in the garage and there was no cable running between the office and garage so it's hard to compare. Anyway, right now we're using the Mercku as the primary router, which kind of sucks because the firmware is very basic but it also hasn't dropped...
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    Mysterious Internet Outages

    I suppose there could also be a hardware issue with the TP-Link. I swapped it for the D-Link running DD-WRT. So far (9 hours) no dropouts.
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    Cable Modem IP Different Than My Public IP

    My Hitron CDA-35 cable modem (available only through ISPs; purchased from Rogers) reports a WAN and gateway IP addresses that bear no resemblance to my public IP. The modem's IP addresses are in the public address space; why would the ISP give me one IP to connect to them and then another to...
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    Mysterious Internet Outages

    My internet's been going out daily since I configured the network as in the image below, and I'm darn near my wits' end trying to figure out what's going on. The outages come once or twice a day, without out apparent rhyme or reason or correlation to any of my activities. When an outage occurs...
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    Fan Noise After Adding SSD To Mid-2011 27" iMac

    Yeah, I remember that 100% fan thing from a decade ago. It was pretty hilar back then as a non-Mac-PC user. This is the first I've heard of an embedded whitelist, however. I had always heard that it was the presence of a thermal sensor that made the difference. I downloaded an app called Macs...
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    Fan Noise After Adding SSD To Mid-2011 27" iMac

    For the record, my intention is to use the SSD for the OS and apps, while retaining the HDD for storage / fan noise mitigation.
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    Fan Noise After Adding SSD To Mid-2011 27" iMac

    I posted this earlier today on the MacRumors forum. --- This morning I followed OWC's tutorial video and installed an old Samsung EVO850 SATA 500GB SSD into a mid-2011 27" iMac i5. I used a generic Chinese SATA cable from eBay, with no in-line or other kind of thermal sensor because I was led...
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    MediCat Live USB

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/medicat-usb-a-multiboot-linux-usb-for-pc-repair.361577/ Is this legit? As in, is it compiled by a well-meaning individual without malicious intent? At first glance it passes my BS filters but I thought I'd get a differential diagnosis.
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    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    Right! Wow, that feel like forever ago.
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    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    CounterStrike! Wow, that takes me back. Funnily enough the only game I still play is Team Fortress 2, which was another Half-Life Source spawn.
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