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News / Re: Down time
« Last post by Sandman[SA] on May 22, 2022, 04:18:50 pm »
There was a bit of down time today as I needed to replace my wifi router.  The old one (Netgear N600) lost its 5G signal completely and the 2.4G signal seemed like it was getting unstable.  Maybe upgrading the firmware could have addressed the antenna issue?  I doubt it would have done much good and I didn't want to risk losing it, if it failed completely.  So, I replaced it with a Netgear AC1000.  Model R6080.  I know it's not a great wifi router.  But it's basically a stop gap filler until I can find one with the features I want.
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General Discussion / Re: Whatcha up to?
« Last post by Sandman[SA] on May 22, 2022, 03:55:10 pm »
anytime you have a product that has a part that could explode when you are using it properly, I don't think it is out of line for them to replace the part that is obviously not working as designed.

I agree.  But the fact that it's well past 3 years old now, I doubt there is any warrantee left to cover its repairs.  Let alone, its replacement.  You know that the company that sold her the device is just going to tell her that she got her money's worth out of it and try to sell her a new one.
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 Yep first consumer version with the touch controllers. probably gonna get HL A when on sale.
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General Discussion / Re: Whatcha up to?
« Last post by One Eyed Wonderweasle on May 21, 2022, 10:46:07 pm »
Actually, a bulging battery is a sign that It's been overcharged many times and Its service life is about over.  Word to the wise, lithium-Ion batteries should only be charged to about 80% or so to get the most life out of them.  If the device was still under warrantee, you could get it replaced for free.  But in KT's case, it's several years old now so.  Time to save up for a new one.

Speaking of that.  I just upgraded my cell phone after a much enjoyed 9+ year stretch.  Went from a Galaxy Note 3 (that still looks and works prefect) to a Galaxy S22.  Yeah.  No Apple anything for me.
anytime you have a product that has a part that could explode when you are using it properly, I don't think it is out of line for them to replace the part that is obviously not working as designed.
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News / Re: Down time
« Last post by Sandman[SA] on May 21, 2022, 12:21:52 am »
I just wanted to inform everyone of the latest server down time.  Your going to love this story. 

So, after what seemed like an eternity, I finally upgraded my internet service to a much higher tier.  From 10mb up / 200mb down.  To 20mb up / 900mb down.  Comcast has sent me notices every now and then over the years stating they have increased my internet download speed.  But my aging cable modem would not be able to take full advantage of it.  I didn't care as it still works great for my needs.  Then 2 weeks ago, they informed me that I got bumped up in speed again.  But this time comcast reached out to me stating that I must replace my cable modem as it is no longer supported.  So I gave in and got the xfi modem/router service package at no additional charge.  In fact, cheaper than what I was paying before.  Only problem is that it's built in router has it's firewall configurator imbedded in a cloud service and wouldn't work for me.  I spent nearly the entire week working with comcast to resolve the issue with no meaningful results.  So I broke down and got my own Xfinity supported 3rd party cable modem in hopes to resolve it on my own.  It's an Arris SurfBoard T25 to be exact.  And spent the next few hours setting it up and having comcast migrating my services to it.  Internet and phone.

But after all that work, I login to the new modems admin panel and find that there are no actual settings to manage the firewall.  Yet after a couple of hours after getting the new modem up and running and making sure everything is connected and all, the firewall seemed to still be in place because I can't access the server online.  Fed up with it all since last night, I went about my day today, expecting to do all that work switching back to the xfi modem/router tonight and pray they can iron out the firewall issue I was having soon.  Only to be shockingly surprised after I get home from work, to find that the firewall comcast had me locked behind, is no longer in effect.  So there you have it.  I don't think comcast unlocked me out of pity or anything like that.  Especially after last night, they stating that I was on my own after switching to the new modem.  I like to think that it just took a while for the firewall to actually drop maybe?  Who knows.  I'm just happy to be back to normal operations again.
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General Discussion / Re: Whatcha up to?
« Last post by Sandman[SA] on May 20, 2022, 11:12:49 pm »
Actually, a bulging battery is a sign that It's been overcharged many times and Its service life is about over.  Word to the wise, lithium-Ion batteries should only be charged to about 80% or so to get the most life out of them.  If the device was still under warrantee, you could get it replaced for free.  But in KT's case, it's several years old now so.  Time to save up for a new one.

Speaking of that.  I just upgraded my cell phone after a much enjoyed 9+ year stretch.  Went from a Galaxy Note 3 (that still looks and works prefect) to a Galaxy S22.  Yeah.  No Apple anything for me.
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General Discussion / Re: Bad Software
« Last post by Sandman[SA] on May 20, 2022, 10:58:54 pm »
I also give this a thumbs up.  :tup:
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Geek / Games Discussion / Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
« Last post by Sandman[SA] on May 20, 2022, 10:41:24 pm »
Cool.  Is that the original one?  I know half Life Alex was said to be an ok VR game.
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Geek / Games Discussion / Re: Just cool game stuff
« Last post by Sandman[SA] on May 20, 2022, 10:38:33 pm »
I've been wanting to get a VR headset.  But not a priority right now.
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 Oh yeah, I guess this could go under this topic. I just got a Oculus Rift CV1 with touch in good condition. so if you Know of any good games to try, let me know.


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