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After nearly six years of wise-cracking on Answerbag, taking over the Computer and Auto sections, debating politics and religion, and generally doing my thing, I decided it was time to move on, so here I am!

In a former life, I was an Electricians Mate in the US Navy, but much of my time since then has been spent in the manufacturing industry, usually as a machinist.

I like to make snarky remarks and can occasionally get a little wild, but I’m generally a nice guy; I only bite if you are asking to be bitten.

”[T]here are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.
There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know.
But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know.” – Donald Rumsfeld

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redhen4's avatar redhen4 said

Regarding your answer:
We think it is just his hard drive dieing.
I researched some more. Should I get another NexStar3 (external hard drive) to back him up to? I also read I can back up to CD’s or Flash drive but I think that would take a very long time, if I could, like you say, even find all the files he needs to save (program files).

I have a NexStar3 I back up to monthly. I back up my documents file to a flash weekly.

1 week ago

Seek's avatar Seek said

Regarding this

O master, we must hang out, and you must teach me your ways.

October 8th, 2012

_Whitetigress's avatar _Whitetigress said

Hey there Jerv, do you know the answer to this question?

My wife downloads music via Vuze on her current laptop. Birp.FM only releases their playlists through torrents. So can iPad handle such a program? Thanks.

August 7th, 2012

ETpro's avatar ETpro said

Thanks for the link. I read the referenced article by Mann and Ornstein, but hadn’t seen this. I just hope enough people catch on and soon.

May 20th, 2012

2davidc8's avatar 2davidc8 said

Regarding your answer:
Thank you, @jerv. I’ll give GPG4WIN a try!.

February 20th, 2012