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    Storage Solutions PC turns on after external powered drive is switched off at the board

    Hi guys, Recently I bought a 10 TB Seagate Backup Plus on TE which is my first 3.5" powered external hard drive. All my other 4-5 portables are of the 2.5" variety. PFB the sale thread...
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    Budget 31-40k 27" WQHD/2k/1440p 144Hz Gaming Monitor Within 40-45k

    Hi All, I upgrade my gear on a piecemeal basis every year and this year I am planning to move to WQHD from 1080p as my CPU and GPU (3900X in 2019 and RTX 2080 in 2018 )are now beefy enough to handle that. Currently I use a Samsung 24" Full HD VA panel (LC24FG70FQWXXL) which...
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    Raspberry Pi based always on torrent box

    Hi Guys, Just came to figure out the beauty of RSS feeds(too damn late.......I know :() and automating torrent downloads. Now I have a dedicated headless mini-ITX box in a CM Elite 130 chassis running full Windows 10 Pro on a config of fanless Intel J2405 quad core...
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    Windows Unblock specific websites in Firefox

    Hi Guys, I mostly use Firefox incognito mode for all my torrenting. I avoid Chrome incognito as I don't want Google to know everything I do. Now my problem is that most of the torrent sites e.g. 1337x/kat are blocked in India. The simple https trick doesn't work anymore for...
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    4 TB WD Red Died in 2.5 years

    Hi All, Since yesterday night I have been tearing my hair off. My file server PC which I access via Windows Remote Connection froze up last night. I tried restarting and then forced a restart via the restart button on the cabinet. It booted on the second try and then I saw...
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    Which Vape Brand To Use??

    Hi Guys, I have been a smoker for almost 12 years now and feel that I need to quit or at least cut down on my smoking habit which is almost 14-15 Gold Flake Kings every day. I haven't seen too many of my colleagues who are smokers use vapes but I feel that its safer...
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    openload.co blocked by Department of Telecommunications

    Hi Guys, This issue was occurring intermittently over the past 2 weeks but since about last Sunday openload.co has been completely blocked. Even https method doesn't work on Alliance Broadband. I tried Google DNS on my PC only (the router is still using ISP DNS...
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    Budget 0-20k 24-25 inch FHD monitor within 18k

    Hi Guys, I am planning to change my 5 year old 24" FHD BenQ monitor.Mostly this monitor will be used for gaming (about 10 hrs max a week :() and not much else though since I do my handbrake encoding on this PC mostly via Windows Remote connection from my laptop. My...
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    PC Peripherals Ergonomic mouse for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Hi Guys, Have been facing quite a bit of pain in my wrist for the last couple of weeks which seems to increase with sustained mouse usage and it looks like I might have contracted CTS. So I am looking for an ergonomic mouse.I looked at the Logitech 570 trackball mouse...
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    Migration of Aryans to India proved by genetic research

    Quite a few of my friends have now become skeptic of the fact that we migrated to India from Aryavarta(Modern day Iran) by the shores of the Caspian sea under the deluge of false information being paraded around our Sangha/BJP news stations and social media but it seems to have been proved...
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    UPS Shipping asking for Form 50 to Ship to Kolkata

    Hi guys, I had ordered a motherboard from newegg.com and it was being shipped by UPS.I saw that the item was delayed in their warehouse and proceeded to call up the customer care who then informed me that Form 50 is needed from their end to ship to Kolkata. Has anybody...
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    CPU/Mobo Low power CPU/Mobo with more SATA ports

    I am using a Gigabyte J1800N-D2h(Braswell Celeron 2.41 GHz dual core) Mini-ITX in my download rig/NAS but lately I am thinking that I need a different mobo as the Braswell ones have only 2 SATA ports. Do you guys know if any such CPU-mobo combo is available separately. I tried searching for this...
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    Torrent Client where the file name can be changed while adding a torrent

    Hi All, I switched over to qbittorrent after using utorrent for almost 9 years and one of the best features of qbittorrent is that you can change individual file name even if the torrent has a folder structure while adding the magnet link. However qbittorrent has a major...
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    Video RottenTomatoes Rating In Kodi Library

    Hi All, I am using Kodi Jarvis on the Tronsmart Vega S95 Telos box I have. I am using Universal Movie Scraper for the movie info.However I need Rottentomatoes rating instead of IMDB. I tried changing the scraper configuration but no joy.Tried googling too but couldn't get any definitive...
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    Storage Solutions Need to install a hard drive in the optical drive bay

    Hi, I have a 24x7 download rig housed in a iBall Nettop cabinet http://www.homeshop18.com/iball-atom-nettop-009-150w-cabinet-black/computers-tablets/computer-components/product:221437/cid:4197/ This cabinet has space for 1 3.5 inch HDD and a 5.25 inch optical drive bay. Currently I have...
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    Storage Solutions Need a 4TB Backup Drive

    Sorry to hijack the thread but I need a 4 TB backup drive.My main concern is the reliability of the drive.I will be mirroring my existing external HDDs to this 4 TB drive...
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    How is the Netgear R7000 ?

    LOL.o_Oo_O.Got confused after so many posts about M2.Have been looking at the R7000 since last week but always missed the 5 k deal. I am using a WNDR4300 at present and don't have any wifi ac devices.The maximum for me is dual antenna 5 Ghz(300 Mbps max). I get a file copy speed of around 11...
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    Security Software Bypass Websense On Company Laptop

    Hi Everybody, My firm uses Websense Endpoint to regulate web access.Howver the problem is that anytime I open a webpage on my laptop Chrome hangs as the webpage is interrogated by Websense and then only the access is allowed.Recently I was in Colombo on a client site and...
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    Storage Solutions WD Elements vs Passport

    I ordered the WD Elements Ultra 2 TB on Tuesday @6.5k .Additional 15% cashback will bring the cost to 5.5k. The best thing is that it was delivered just 5 mins earlier.:):)
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    Automate Login to Tikona Broadband(Python on Windows)

    Hi Everybody, Was bored at home today after I got out of action after a biking accident and so I created an automation process for logging in to Tikona Broadband. I have a download server running on a Atom D1800(which I connect to via mstsc) and my...