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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!
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Uh, what's a good way to clean a mouse pad? The friction from the gunk is starting to make it hard to move the mouse.

Yes, my hands are as oily as a dinosaur graveyard even though I wash them every half hour or so!

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I actually use an old, clean woolly sock, folded, for where the wrist contacts the pad. It isn't elegant- but the same mousepad for many years! Works well enough,- as long as the sock is laundered occasionally. :P

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As for cleaning the pad, dish detergent works quite well. Rinse it well in clear water afterwards.

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Seconded. I like Dawn personally, busts through oils just great. Never had a residue problem, though others have warned about that.

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Dawn is used to clean off animals that have gotten caught up in oil spills, so it’s very effective and safe. Some cleaners can leave a residue, but Dawn rinses pretty clean. I just put the mat in a sink with soapy water and scrub it with a rag. Then rinse it, as I said.

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When my twins were coming I did a lot of reading, and there were several sites & books that warned not to use dish detergent to wash out baby bottles & such due to them leaving a residue that the baby could potentially have a problem with. So that's where that came from. They didn't mention Dawn specifically that I can recall. I've never noticed a residue problem with Dawn myself either, and have been using that brand since at least the mid-80s. I even use a mixture of Dawn, ammonia, and hot water to clean the inside of my car windows, which would very visibly show any residue. So that & given AB's experience, I'm sure your fine. :)

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2 hours ago, AndalayBay said:

What is it?

At first blush the name appears fairly descriptive of what we might expect it to do:

Computer:

Spoiler

 

From Webopedia:

A computer is a programmable machine. The two principal characteristics of a computer are: It responds to a specific set of instructions in a well-defined manner and it can execute a prerecorded list of instructions (a program).

 

Repair:

Spoiler

 

From Wiktionary:

The act of repairing something: Verb: To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.

 

Simulator:

Spoiler

 

From Wiktionary:

A machine or system that simulates an environment (such as an aircraft cockpit), often for training purposes.

 

Other than that, short on the detail. It looks interesting- but haven't tried. But may someone else has/will. Are you brave enough?

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Let's talk joysticks again!

So I'm seeing a lot of dual sticks but I'm more interested in single sticks (space constraints) but all the single sticks I'm seeing these days place the throttle behind the stick instead of to the side. Are there any good ones that place it to the side like they used to? The vertical alignment I'm guessing would be hard for me to manipulate.

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I just bought a new keyboard and mouse. Both died recently. They were both so bad I had to go back to an old IBM keyboard and a very basic mouse.

I bought a Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 keyboard and a Cosair Harpoon RGB mouse. The Blackwidow is a mechanical gaming keyboard. Mechanical keyboards now come in a big range of key switches depending on whether you want a keyboard for typing, or for gaming or a mix. I opted for the Razer Green Switches, which are described as tactile and clicky. I do type a lot, so I wanted the feedback, but the Greens aren’t too hard to activate. The Blackwidow also has backlit keys which can be customized right down to specifying the colour for individual keys. I’ll set it up so that the keys are highlighted according to the game I’m playing. The keyboard weighs a ton - thankfully I’m not lugging it around.

The Corsair Harpoon was recommended for small hands and indeed it fits nicely in mine. It’s also light. It has the usual DPI settings that I don’t use too much. I think they are more useful if you play FPS.

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On 2018-05-23 at 9:25 PM, AndalayBay said:

I just bought a new keyboard and mouse.

I did that yesterday and both are ASUS Cerberus (the price is reasonable). 

Why I bought both the keyboard and the mouse is simple, because the old keyboard (another Cerberus variant) had a light switch between red and blue (the blue are now defect due to much use) and the mouse was too small for my hand.

The new keyboard and mouse allows me to switch to different colors e.g keyboard has 343 color combinations, mouse has 4 color combinations (red, blue, dark? pink, green) and I simple love it.

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