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by durain
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Replacing HD with SSD
Replies: 11
Views: 1975

SSD definitely speed things up, especially during startup and reboot. traders used to moan when they need to reboot their PC, now with SSD, they dont mind as it is super fast!








p/s just dont defrag your SSD! even tech guys do the same mistake!
by durain
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Any Thoughts About Network Attached Storage (NAS)?
Replies: 81
Views: 9515

QRM wrote: I went and formatted the existing disk thinking it was the new one! lost everything. :mad:


OUCH!!!
by durain
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Book flight/Credit Card/not traveller
Replies: 34
Views: 6799

if memory serve me right, this was enforce after the pan am flight 103 in lockerbie, but not on all airline follow it. SIA definitely check it a few years ago as i was call up to the check-in desk to check my credit card details for my wife's flight. also on BA website when booking online flight, th...
by durain
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sir Cliff Richard
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

they all coming out of the woodwork now!
by durain
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sunway Lagoon KL - safety
Replies: 39
Views: 5284

health and safety is not a priority in malaysia. i have been to sunway lagoon and didnt go on the slide for that reason.
by durain
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Haircuts in Singapore: what is "slopey"?
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

no one do crew cut anymore? :)
by durain
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: The dangers of Play Doh
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

i will see if my kids can copy that!
by durain
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What setup do you have?
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

you sure you not an IT expert???!!! i had to read your post a few time just to virtualise your setup. :) if your broadband is fast enough and getting a good wifi signal but getting drop connection, check the wifi "channel" on your wireless router. you might want to play around with that in...
by durain
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: automatically key when start, time problem, internet access
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

swap the mouse and keyboard from another PC that you know is working fine. ditch the wireless mouse and use a wired one. check your antivirus is up to date and do a full scan. you should also download microsoft safety scanner and do a full scan too. this is for scanning trojon, malware. spyware, etc...
by durain
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Any Thoughts About Network Attached Storage (NAS)?
Replies: 81
Views: 9515

wow.. duron CPU is a bit blast from the past :D

i was using a small form factor (SFF) size PC (a HP dc5700) for the NAS/RAID. it was only running an Intel Core2 Duo CPU and fill it up with 4GB of RAM. freenas load from the usb stick.

more fun to get your hands dirty and learn how it all works.
by durain
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Any Thoughts About Network Attached Storage (NAS)?
Replies: 81
Views: 9515

have you consider using an old PC and fill it up with HDD as your NAS with RAID? check out freenas.org.

also, if you havent got the HDD yet, consider WD Red range of HDD.
by durain
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is my IC Number private?
Replies: 24
Views: 5937

Re: Is my IC Number private?

Is there any protocol that states who or which person or organisation can request or demand your IC number? I was asked from the Arts House when purchasing tickets for a film. Why do they need my IC number? Eff. They even ask FIN/passport/NRIC for everything! Even badminton court booking! i usually...
by durain
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Short term rentals <6 months
Replies: 21
Views: 3815

what if you rent it out for 6 months without any penalty if you break the contract :)
by durain
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Visa extension - more than 90 days ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4672

JR8 wrote:Why would they wish to stay in SG as tourists for more than 90 days, when most visitors stay an average of just 2.5days?


unless some visitors need extra days for visiting orchard towers again and again :D
by durain
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Visa extension - more than 90 days ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4672

just dont expect another 90 days when you go over to JB. you probably will get a 30 days visa at the causeway.

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