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    04-16-2018, 11:03 AM
    The specs are a little light, but not horrible. Disk transfers can be a problem, especially from a laptop hard disk that's slow for power management...
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    04-16-2018, 12:19 AM
    You can revert it the same way you revert other updates. However, the January patches (which themselves got some later updates, especially for AMD...
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    04-07-2018, 03:58 PM
    mikeebb replied to a thread Opening old help files in PC Tech
    Microsoft changed to a new help file format back in the Win7 (if not Vista) days, partly because of the ability of bad actors to exploit the old one...
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    04-07-2018, 03:47 PM
    Given your requirements... 1. Climb/walk on it frequently: argues for homosote, since it's harder to dent. 2. Removable track: also argues for...
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    04-07-2018, 03:36 PM
    mikeebb replied to a thread Richard Anderson in General
    To be fair, the point with Amtrak is to lose less. Previous Amtrak administrations have made pretty good progress on that, but let's face it, an...
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    04-06-2018, 11:49 PM
    mikeebb replied to a thread Richard Anderson in General
    I've always treated Amtrak, for personal use, as a means of transportation not as a railfan thing. As a practical matter, because of the way the laws...
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    04-06-2018, 02:22 PM
    mikeebb replied to a thread Richard Anderson in General
    "Flash Sales" are what airlines do to get you to take a trip that you didn't intend to while at the same time extracting maximum fares from those who...
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    03-28-2018, 08:03 PM
    Following on this a bit: the 1960s-70s EMU Metroliners were pretty quick - on test, they got to near 150mph, though they normally ran at no more than...
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