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I'm looking for a way to install Android on the BlackBerry Q30 Passport. Maybe I found it,but I'm not sure and I would like to know if in your opinion,the tutorial that I've found allows to do that. Check here :


reading the comments it seems that it does that,BUT the author didn't show the blackberry which runs Android and it is not sure which version can run. Thanks.
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I have a computer with an NVIDIA Rdx 2080 graphics card. I’m trying to run python using it. I’ve looked online for the different options. I prefer to run it with anaconda python.

1). The first option I tried was to install CUDA and run it with Visual studios. I’ve followed the instructions and videos online. https://developer.nvidia.com/how-to-cuda-python

I got it to the point where I installed it but then got stuck when trying to interface with visual studios.

2). Looking online I saw an alternative which is something about running CUDA directly on anaconda which doesn’t seem to requiring CUDA separately. https://docs.anaconda.com/anaconda/user-guide/tasks/gpu-packages/

If anyone has experience on which option is better and can guide me through installing it, I would greatly appreciate it.
I would like to be able to use this Magedok T1116D 1080P FHD Capacitive Touch Portable Monitor shown here http://magedok.com/touch-screen-monitor-t116c as a second monitor for my Windows 10 Microsoft Surface Go device shown here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surface-go/8V9DP4LNKNSZ/L8M8?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab.

I would like to be able to either go miracast (wireless) with a device like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X7FCC1F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 or wired. Either way would work fine with me.

I have also ordered this device https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DNH2SHR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and I own the standard docking station that works with all the Microsoft Surface units.

I notice that the Microsoft Surface Go device has the proprietary charging port, as well as a usb-c port.

The monitor has a micro-usb port as well as a usb-c port and and mini-hdmi port.

The monitor "appears" that it can only be powered through the usb-c port, but I am not sure of that because just connecting it to the usb-c port on the surface is only enough to power it on, but does not allow the screen to display.

Assistance in figuring out the next step here is greatly appreciated.
Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

         I am wondering if it is possible for new and unused external USB flash drives to become defective or bad over time.  The reason I ask is because I am considering buying a pack of external USB flash drives for quick and convenient data backup and restore purposes.   Realizing there might be some new ones which might not get used for several months or even a year, I do not want to take a chance on them going bad simply because of non-use.

         Any thoughts shared to this question will be appreciated.

         Thank you


How would we copy everything from one Windows PC to another so both Windows PCs are identical?

Hardware related question
1. Can monitor artifacts caused by hardware problem?
2. System begins to boot and then power down is that due to problematic motherboard?
It is my seven day trial
Hope will work for me.
Secure Wipe SSD Drive

I've seen a lot of things on the web and searched here. I just want something succinct and usable.

I've stored up about three dozen SSD's and need to securely wipe them.

Does this plan sound good?  Additions?

Take one of the drives, initialize and format it
Activate Bitlocker on the drive
Fill up drive with files from \windows\system32\*.exe
Dupe this drive over the remaining drives of that same size to overwrite all sectors (hopefully)
          (This way individual sectors won't still have any data)
Use Parted Magic or Crucial's SSD software Erase Drive to low level initialize the disk
We are following instructions to burn to disc one (1) mp4 video. The first program did create the audio_ts and video_ts folders
In the image you see a mention of a file system. It also mentions using your own favorite burning software. Efforts to burn these two files (audio_ts and video_ts has failed.
What is this file system?
What other programs can you suggest. It's one video to play before a group of people so we need the video to play on a table top player and I try not to pay for a program since it's only one video needed. Thanks.
The burner recommended along side the above program that created the file structure, was to locate the folders and move them to another folder. Here they are and the chosen burner is getting errors when trying to just add the folders to the burning program.
This is a physical server running with SuSE Enterprise server 11 with SP4. Recently, found these errors/warnings in messages as follows,

    Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277939] {1}[Hardware Error]: Hardware error from APEI Generic Hardware Error Source: 0
    Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277945] {1}[Hardware Error]: APEI generic hardware error status
    Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277948] {1}[Hardware Error]: severity: 2, corrected
    Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277951] {1}[Hardware Error]: section: 0, severity: 2, corrected
    Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277954] {1}[Hardware Error]: flags: 0x01
    Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277957] {1}[Hardware Error]: primary
    Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277959] {1}[Hardware Error]: section_type: PCIe error
    Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277962] {1}[Hardware Error]: port_type: 4, root port
    Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277964] {1}[Hardware Error]: version: 1.16

What are these? What went wrong with the hardware?

Thanks in advance.
Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277967] {1}[Hardware Error]: command: 0x0010, status: 0x0546

Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277969] {1}[Hardware Error]: device_id: 0000:03:00.3

Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277971] {1}[Hardware Error]: slot: 0

Sep 18 13:40:12 suse-svr01 kernel: [1810459.277973] …
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Control existing wall socket or switch with my phone.

I need something that I can install that will allow me to control the on/off function of a wall socket or switch from my Android phone.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
When I turn on my Windows 10 PC (a few years old now), recently it has started spending one or more minutes displaying the Asus splash screen (relating to the motherboard) that is normally the first thing to be displayed during the boot up process. It should only take a few seconds, so something's clearly not right. When I come back several minutes later, Windows 10 has normally loaded. A few times, I've forced the power off and retried (possibly it was completely frozen a couple of times).

The computer boots up from a SSD, in case that makes a difference.

Any advice on the best steps to proceed with diagnosing the problem?
Need ideas to make a near 0 cost ladder for wooden bunk bed. I can get free 2 x 4's.
The old bed was metal and full size on the bottom so the ladder was made to accommodate a twin over a full.
That ladder broke in some way and I do not have access to it to see if it can be used in some way on the wooden bunk.
The new bed is twin over twin. I'm not sure if one with hooks on the top will work or not. There is plenty of wood on these frames for drilling holes and adding bolts.
Issue: Some SPA502G Cisco phones freeze without any warning,

Some users have found that their phone does not work and must restart it to recover it.
About 20 cases reported in the last two weeks (before this had not happened). We have almost 300 devices spa502g.
The trigger of this issue was not found, so the scenario cannot be reproduced.

Software version 7.5.6a
Hardware version 1.0.4


No recent updates have been made.
My new laptop is slow when using a USB docking station and external monitor.  When I first plug it in, performance is fine (no issues with control inputs or video).  However, after rebooting, the computer slows down dramatically - when I resize or drag windows, they seem to stutter across the screen, and mouse / keyboard is either laggy or stutters as well.

I tried doing a factory reset, then installing Mcafee, Updating Windows, and then updating drivers (have not installed any applications other than Chrome or Firefox) and get the same symptoms.  My hardware is pretty 'beefy' - I don't think that's the issue, but even after installing all of the drivers from Asus, Dell, and Targus, I still have these issues.

The hardware is:
1. ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo - 32 GB of RAM, I-9 processor, Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics.
2. Dell 3415W Monitor
3. Targus DSU400 USB docking station, connected via Thunderbold

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can try to resolve it

Is there a table of which CPU/chipsets support NVMe natively and on which shared-use PCIe lanes NVMe is enabled on.

Not asking about the "RAID" versions of the M,2 to PCIe adapters since it isn't NVMe by the time it hits the CPU's PCIe bus,
Need to set up VPN access to a home network so that files can be accessed remotely.
Specifically access to Synology NAS would be useful.
Should a hardware VPN firewall be purchased.
If yes, apart from that would other precautions need to be taken?
Could a hardware VPN firewall be used in conjunction with a Google Wifi router?
Thank you.
Hi Lenot T470 tried to update BIOS and came this error message:
BIOS Flash Utility Fails with "BIOS directory cannot be found"

is there anything that can be done without re-image?

I'm trying to install the driver of the ViBook on my Mac Mini where i have installed Windows 7 and I have removed totally Mac Os. The ViBook is an old adapter that allows to use more than one screen with the same graphic card. It seems that it does not work in my situation. The error that I get is the following :

"DisplayLink installer has detected that your mobile Intel 945 Express chipset family graphics drivers could have compatibility issues when used with DisplayLink software. It is reccomended that you check your laptop manufactures or graphics card vendor website for an updated graphics driver before using DisplayLink software"

This is what I see on the screen 2

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I have a problem  with an htmi port which is connected with an LG tv. I connect a pc via the htmi port  to lg tv for presentation (when the pc is present word/power point document) then everything is ok the problem appear when i try to present video to the pc. The tv is disconnected from pc.

Is anyone who have any suggestion how to fix this issue?
if i have two desktop computers, can i connect both of them AT THE SAME time into a curved monitor. so i could split screen? would this work?

thoughts on neck risks here? i am a big fan of look straight ahead and not engaging some old whiplash pain by looking left and right for prolong periods
Screw needed for this monitor arm that is less likely strip

I bought this item which came with an allen wrench to tighten up two places where the arm turns. Unfortunately, it strips out and I need to replace the screw with something more sturdy.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I have an earphone with a lightening port, I can use it with my iPhone.
However, I want to use it also on my other devices that only have a 3.5mm port.
Is there any adapter in the market for such purpose?
Im trying to figure out why my bluetooth speakers keeps disconnecting. I tried wiping my machine, disabling the built in bluetooth and using a blutooth dongle,updating drivers, using a different bluetooth speakers. No matter what I tried I try to use the speakers but after awhile it does not play sound. I can see in the sound bar moving to the music in sound options but nothing out of the speakers. I have to disconnect and reconnect it to work.

I am using Win10 and ASUS all in one desktop.

Any other steps I can try?
Good Day,

My 11 year old needs to build a curriculum for the next 12 months, since he is keen on learning programming, I intend to hire teachers locally and online and also for him to go for international competition during this period to develop his skill set.

The overall goal of this training is for my son to become an expert in Hardware and Software Systems by understanding the fundamental principles governing them and be able to derive solutions to problems using analytical and programming approach coupled with hardware integration and IOT.






Hardware includes cell phones and other digital living devices, tablets, computers, servers, peripherals and components, printers and scanners, gaming consoles, networking hardware such as routers, hubs, switches and modems, storage devices and security equipment such as firewalls and other appliances.