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We want to display a calendar (shared google calendar) on a big screen in the office.

My question is can I connect a big TV 50” monitor to one of the computers in the office as a third screen with a cable to the TV screen on the wall? Do I need a special graphics card for this? Will this overwhelm the computer?

This is not for gaming a video streaming
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We are currently doing a refresh of all our IT infrastructure and I was interested on what the current advice is on purchasing desktop equipment. One question which jumps to mind is whether purchasing 64 bit hardware is a better option in regards to future proofing our systems. We currently refresh equipment on a 10 year interval.  Is VDI technology still popular or is it really only viable for companies with 50+ workstations?
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I got an old heater furnace.  Probably as old as my house.  Which is state "approx 1915" in city hall records.  Wondering if worth repairing or get a new furnace, that will be a pretty pricey project.

I attached a few pictures.  I can fire up the pilot.  However, when switching to the burner the pilot shuts off.  Also notices the pilot flares a lot larger than usual.  I replaced a thermocouple last year.  That didn't help.

Any suggestion or maybe someone knows another 'hvac' specific forum?

Thanks in advance!!
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Due to the fires in CA we are in smoke and keep our windows/doors closed.  Air quality is terrible.
 Wonder if anyone suggest a good air purifier for home/office with approx 1000sq ft space.

Thanks in advance!!
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What 24" Quad Computer Monitor -- Mount Free Standing hardware do you recommend that I do NOT need to screw into a hole on the desk surface ?

  ** Example
          ** https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-STAND-V004/dp/B00DGSI5WS?th=1
          ** FREE STANDING edition, not DESK MOUNT
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What power outage TRACKING systems do you recommend that would do what my
https://www.lacrossetechnology.com/temperature-and-humidity-monitor-and-alert-system-with-dry-temperature-probe/
currently does, but every 1 minutes instead of every 15 minutes ?

My UPS is plugged into a natural gas "always on" generator, therefore the UPS would show a 5 hour
power outage only lasting about 30 seconds, just enough time for it to switch over to natural gas

  ** Maybe something like
              ** https://www.isocketworld.com/en/isocket-smart-sockets/
              ** https://www.absoluteautomation.com/alerts-monitoring/
              ** https://www.pumpalarm.com/power-failure-alarm/
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1.      Plug into an outlet by my desk that is NOT on battery backup
2.      Setup to email me anytime
            •      TEMP is > 200 = NEVER happens
            •      DEVICE cannot access the LaCrosse $12/yr web portal to report current TEMP = happens every time power is out since WIFI will NOT be on
3.       Get below in TEXT form + an automatic email when power is out, then back on

•         10/15/18, 2:45pm, STARTED
•         10/15/18, 3:15pm, STOPPED

•         10/17/18, 1:25pm, STARTED
•         10/17/18, 2:37pm, STOPPED
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

         After frustrative attempts to get my Lumiman Smart light bulb to work with Alexa without success, I have decided to shift the focus to something less complicated with respect to setup.  What I have in mind should be simple.  Basically, I am interested in any recommended online purchase links for an LED bulb which screws into a lamp socket like an incandescent bulb and equivalent to at least a 60-watt incandescent bulb.  The bulb will need to be dimmable, customizable to different colors, and remote controlled.

         Any suggested online links to a remotely-controlled bulb with the above-mentioned expectations will be greatly appreciated.

         Thank you

         George
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I have an extension cord broken and I want to repair it.
It is closed with special head screws, which seems are made only to be tightened.
The head does not allow opening with a normal screwdriver.
I have a set of industrial, special screwdrivers, but none of them helps.
I tried to drill the head of the screw with gold type HSS drill bits, under 0.5 up to 2mm, but it is a very hard material and did not help.
The screws are fixed in plastic/aluminum case of the extension cord. They are not glued. They just need to be unscrewed.
So, how shall loose/open these screws?

Any helpful hint is appreciated.

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I have a Netgear X10 R9000 Nighthawk router on one end and a XyWall firewall device on the other end and I've been asked to set up a hardware VPN connection between the two.

Looking at the Nighthawk, it doesn't look doable as the Netgear device requires me to download a client to install on a device.  

I'd like to set up a router to router VPN so no client is needed and my thinking is I need like devices on each end.  I can buy another Xywall and replace the Nighthawk if need be.

Thoughts on this?  I'm not familiar with the Xywall but it's got a GUI and I work in SonicWall, Netgear, Cisco, etc devices all the time and do this, so I'm thinking I can figure out the Xywall.

Anyway, thoughts on making this happen?  Device to device VPN between the Netgear r9000 and the Xywall?

Thanks

Cliff
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

         I am needing an online purchase link for a Samsung Galaxy Tab E-Black recharger.   Any leads will be greatly appreciated.

         Thank you

         George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

        I am needing a recharger for a Visual Land Premier 10 tablet.   That said, could someone perhaps provide an online purchase link for one?

        Thank you

        George
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Is there a device that I can buy that will diagnose a motherboard?  I've done the paperclip test on the PSU, so its ok.  I've replaced the cmos battery, reseated everything.  PC won't POST, so I need a hardware tool to diagnose why?  Ideas?
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UN BEE LEAVE A BULL! I finally had a dell tech come and replace my motherboard on a 5810 workstation. It DID fix the ethernet problem. HOWEVER, he input the wrong computer tag information by ONE wrong character. Dell says that this IS a real problem and that (supposedly) there is "NO WAY" to change it and that the motherboard MUST be replaced with yet ANOTHER used board! Dell KNOWS that this board is functioning properly  yet they say that due to the fact that it has ONE single letter incorrect that it can cause a multiple of problems in the future. "Somebody" at dell knows how to restore this functioning board to original state where is asks for the service tag number. Finding this person or department seems to be a total waste of time because I am getting nowhere with them. IS this as difficult as they are telling me?? It seems that they would have a person with a utility that could remote to my computer and input the correct tag number. OR, does any expert know how to do this relatively easily? I imagint that the black cloud that is over my head will remain there until dell decides to remove it. Can anyone tell me how to do this?
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A client is building a new facility. Should the voltage in server room be 110v or 220v? Or, this does not matter? I saw 220 was better, i forgot the reasoning.
The voltage in their current server room is 110. I don't see a problem.  
Thanks!
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Hi

Looking at upgrading the firmware in out pretty old switches.  One is a HP1910 and the other is a 3com2952 but look the same.
I've found the firmware for the 1910 but cant see the 3com.

Are these the same or not?

3com:

Device Name
3CRBSG5293

Product Information
3Com Baseline Switch 2952-SFP Plus Software Version Release 1101P10

Software Version
5.20 Release 1101P10

Hardware Version
REV.B

Bootrom Version
119

Running Time:
195 days 23 hours 25 minutes 45 seconds

Thanks
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On some Dell laptops, the keys on the keypads can be made to light up
(when typing in the dark): I'm now using Thinkpad x270 : can it do this?

x270 comes with a camera : does this camera has an LED/flash to light
up when in a dark room?
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We’re restocking our cat 6 preterminated data cables.

We’ve ordered from monoprice for years and like them.  Anyone have a better vendor we should try?

Wonder what else we should add in the way of adapters and cables. Usb 3.0? A? B? C? Male? Female? In what combinations <g>

HDMI to Mini DisplayPort? VGA to hdmi? Mini hdmi to vga?  

Haven’t dealt with DPI connectors in a long time.  But there’s loads of vga monitors and newer computers don’t have vga ports

I’d like to be able to be at a client and get the adapter or cable I need from the truck and not have to order it and make a return trip.

Does anyone have a list they could share?
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As I know FT and clone exist in VMware and also ESXI in the cluster for VM's availability. But, VM will reboot at next esxi  when the hardware fails.
Then, What is tVM cluster?
Is it something we have to do at application layer?
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            I am wondering where I can go online to purchase printing paper which will be compatible with both, an HP Deskjet Printer (Model 2543) and a Brother Fax-575 Machine.  This question stems chiefly from my frequent paper jamming issues going on with my Brother Fax-575 Machine.  Perhaps the current paper being used is too thick for the fax machine.  

             Any feedback given in reply to this question will be greatly appreciated.

             Thank you

             George
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What is is legacy boot mode in windows 2016 std server?  Do I need to normal UEFI?  
Any issues if I don't?
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Wonder if anyone have experience with this and if any input?  Or if there better things out there.
Is it a good option for okta security?
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I'm doing a wiring job with Cat7 cable (never done a job with Cat7 before).  The wiring to each room is already complete.  I now need to set up a patch panel, switch, and terminate some wall jacks.  I've been doing some research online and am having a tough time coming up with the best solution.

To my understanding, if I use a RJ45 connector I will lose the "Cat7 effect" and would be operating basically like a Cat6a.  Is that correct?

I've also read about different connector's that will maintain the "Cat7 effect" such as TERA and GG45.  

Is it worth terminating the wall jacks with GG45 or TERA, as well purchasing a corresponding patch panel and switch?  I would then have to convert from the TERA/GG45 wall jack to RJ45 anyway to actually hook up to a computer/network card.   How close are GG45/TERA connector's to going mainstream and being used in your average network card?

For the type of work being done, a drop in speed from Cat7 to Cat6a would not be noticed.  Would I be better off just terminating (and purchasing a patch panel and switch) with RJ45 and upgrading everything in the future?
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Looking for a good external screen when on a road.  Any recommendations?
I used this one ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC 15.6-Inch Full HD IPS Monitor
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ZenScreen-MB16AC-15-6-Inch-Monitor/dp/B071S84ZW7

Wonder if anyone knows anythings similar or better on a market?  Thanks.
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Hi All,

Would like to install a cheap GeForce 210 video card into a Dell Optiplex 7010. The video card states 300 watts required; the Dell only has a 240 watt Power Supply.

Do you think would work anyways? I do know the DELL has an SSD HD and not a mechanical so this is less power draw. There are no other peripherals installed in the computer.

Any thoughts?

Thanks everyone.
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