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#12721 .:Cyb3rGlitch:.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:54 PM

SSDs are getting cheap!

https://www.ozbargai....au/node/226588


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:31 PM

SSDs are getting cheap!

https://www.ozbargai....au/node/226588

heh, yeah saw that one as well.  Sign of more good things to come I guess, I've updated most of my gear to SSD's with the latest price drops but now looking for 2tb and upwards to come good on pricing. :)


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 09:32 AM

Sepp Blatter and tony Abbott are both delusional unwanted trash

Edited by Jeruselem, 22 December 2015 - 09:36 AM.

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 06:19 PM

These Viaos are nice looking machines but WTF is with having the trackpad offset to the left?  (it works out to be centred in the keyboard as it also has the num-pad).

Also, the restore utility seems somewhat a joke.  It's been going for yonks, a simple image restore would take minutes but this one seems to be an image for the base OS then a mindnumbingly slow batch install of applications, fonts and other trivial rubbish.  Chances are that doing the whole process manually would be quicker.



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Posted 22 December 2015 - 06:56 PM

Ever tried to remove the hard drive out of a vaio? Omg

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 07:08 PM

Management gave me an early Christmas present today in the form of a promotion! :)


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 07:31 PM

Management gave me an early Christmas present today in the form of a promotion! :)

 

Congratulations and may you be happy in your new position. 


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 07:45 PM

nice one Cyb3r :)


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 08:55 PM

Well done Cyber, it's hard to be promoted where I am where the IT dept is like 3 people


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 07:38 AM

Management gave me an early Christmas present today in the form of a promotion! :)

So, more hours, more responsibility, same pay?

 

Or a proper promotion?  :)


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 08:32 AM


Management gave me an early Christmas present today in the form of a promotion! :)

So, more hours, more responsibility, same pay?
 
Or a proper promotion?  :)
Same hours, same responsibility, more pay.

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 08:51 AM

 

 

Management gave me an early Christmas present today in the form of a promotion! :)

So, more hours, more responsibility, same pay?
 
Or a proper promotion?  :)
Same hours, same responsibility, more pay.

 

In that case: Congratulations!  :)


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#12733 Jeruselem

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 09:03 AM

All ya need is promotion when you work less and get paid more.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:32 AM

What a fuck-damn crock!  Initiated Windows Update on a Win7 x64 laptop an hour ago and it's still "checking".



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:40 AM

What a fuck-damn crock!  Initiated Windows Update on a Win7 x64 laptop an hour ago and it's still "checking".

 

Dat's b0rked, mate.  Power-cycle it and try again - worst outcome, and you could reimage it in less time.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:40 AM

What a fuck-damn crock!  Initiated Windows Update on a Win7 x64 laptop an hour ago and it's still "checking".

 

Looks like it has crashed ,try again.

 

btw you have disabled your virus checker?


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:44 AM

What a fuck-damn crock!  Initiated Windows Update on a Win7 x64 laptop an hour ago and it's still "checking".

Had that a bit lately.  I'll try and find a link to my usual solution.

 

OK try this: http://www.thewindow...loading-updates

 

Says for Windows 10 but I have used it on other installs. :)


Edited by Director, 23 December 2015 - 11:46 AM.

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:54 AM

Ever tried to remove the hard drive out of a vaio? Omg

:)

 

Depends on the model, some are origami puzzles some it is one screw and you have bay access.

 

We have/had five of them over the years, still holding two for reserve use but not available outside of Japan since Sony sold off the division - damned shame, great laptops.

 

That said the HP Pavilions we had to get to replace the last pair are damned good as well.

 

I see Space X had a great Christmas present, watching that landing is rather jaw-dropping.

 

Cheers


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#12739 Rybags

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:07 PM

Cheers, tried that update solution.  There was ~ 960 Meg in the update folder and I deleted it all.

Restarted the update and checking the folder within a matter of minutes it has climbed from 30 to 120 and now to 350 Meg.

 

Last update attempt was a little over 1h 15 of waiting around, see how this one goes.



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:37 PM

Hmm,

 

Have been running a number of Win10 updates from 8.1 of late and found it to be a LOT slower than I had been used to.

 

I've been told that the MS update servers are under stress because of an accelerating take-up of Win10 and the very large update packages for that OS let alone all the still supported OS updates.

 

Maybe.

 

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