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  • Gumby's Avatar
    21st September 2016, 12:48 AM
    Gumby replied to a thread Re-install time in Idratek
    Thanks Toscal. I also have Speedfan, but I think I forgot to configure email notifications. It also seems to be a bit weird, swapping the...
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    21st September 2016, 12:37 AM
    Gumby replied to a thread Re-install time in Idratek
    It is my suspicion now. I thought that may be the Windows update process was using new parts of the disk that had latent errors. But then I swap...
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  • Karam's Avatar
    20th September 2016, 02:32 PM
    Karam replied to a thread Re-install time in Idratek
    Are you saying that you think the Windows update process is damaging the file structures on the disk?
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  • toscal's Avatar
    20th September 2016, 01:24 PM
    Ok understand now. 868MHz is used for wireless burglar alarms, older type cordless phones, wireless head phones, remote control cranes you see on...
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  • toscal's Avatar
    20th September 2016, 09:56 AM
    toscal replied to a thread Re-install time in Idratek
    A product I use for backups has been XXClone. Easy to use. Can do incremental backups or a full backup. Can be scheduled or manual. I used two hard...
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  • Gumby's Avatar
    19th September 2016, 11:48 PM
    Gumby replied to a thread Re-install time in Idratek
    Wrote long reply and then lost it. Doh! I was blaming degradation on hard disk failure, but am now reconsidering. I have recently tested about 17...
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  • Karam's Avatar
    19th September 2016, 11:43 AM
    Karam replied to a thread Re-install time in Idratek
    I think one question is what is the cause of 'degradation'? Could be physical faults on hard drives, EEprom wear on SSDs, and for OS I imagine a...
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  • Gumby's Avatar
    15th September 2016, 08:15 PM
    Gumby replied to a thread Re-install time in Idratek
    Nah, got a legit Win 7 Pro licence, missed the free upgrade Window, not paying 190 - if there is an upgrade (sic) price then Microsoft are doing a...
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  • toscal's Avatar
    13th September 2016, 11:21 AM
    Loxone is also wireless. I have a client and 4 zones of his outdoor lighting is controlled wirelessly via three Loxone Air nano modules and one...
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  • toscal's Avatar
    13th September 2016, 11:12 AM
    Just an idea. If its wifi what channels are you using. Does it always disconnect after a similar amount of time. If you are on auto then every...
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  • Gumby's Avatar
    11th September 2016, 11:19 PM
    Gumby started a thread Re-install time in Idratek
    It seems that my Cortex PC hard disk is suffering from accumulated errors, given that I am getting a lot of random crashes and CHKDSK found a bunch...
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    11th September 2016, 11:04 PM
    Gumby replied to a thread Anti-Virus for Cortex PC in Idratek
    Seems that the disk light was due to the backups running at unexpected times. But there were lots of accumulated errors found by CHKDSK. Surface scan...
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    11th September 2016, 10:59 PM
    Gumby replied to a thread SSDs? in Idratek
    Well, now that I have swapped, I definitely get through the reboot to a running Cortex a bit quicker. I think I am going to change startup to script...
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  • Kevin's Avatar
    7th September 2016, 12:20 AM
    You can use any WiFi extension (repeater - access point etc) with evoHome - they all work. I think you're meaning a repeater for the evoHome RF...
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  • Kevin's Avatar
    5th September 2016, 08:43 PM
    Will there be ouzo and Metaxa ?
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  • SiliconPixel's Avatar
    30th August 2016, 08:31 AM
    I think I got them from Li at CBus shop / laser. Might be worth giving him a call?
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  • Karam's Avatar
    28th August 2016, 09:47 PM
    Karam replied to a thread API to call a pager in Idratek
    I think the problem will be in the level of control required. For example in the Cortex telephony you can dial an arbitrary number and cause a hang...
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  • Kevin's Avatar
    27th August 2016, 01:04 PM
    Star wiring is a useful methodology for many home automation systems - it's nothing specific to Loxone so should you wish to move to another system...
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  • toscal's Avatar
    27th August 2016, 10:09 AM
    Loxone in my opinion is one of the best systems around. I have installed Loxone for a couple of clients, and they are always bringing out new items...
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  • SiliconPixel's Avatar
    27th August 2016, 08:49 AM
    Hi, sorry the dimmers are sold. I do have the PCI but that's probably of no interest?
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  • Gumby's Avatar
    26th August 2016, 11:55 PM
    Gumby replied to a thread Anti-Virus for Cortex PC in Idratek
    I don't think you can achieve absolute security, but there are different grades of competence of "hackers", from script-kiddies to state-sponsored...
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    26th August 2016, 11:44 PM
    Gumby replied to a thread SSDs? in Idratek
    Funnily enough, it's probably noise reduction that may be most valuable to me. I am getting some fun noises due to disks in a NAS beating and...
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    26th August 2016, 11:32 PM
    Gumby replied to a thread SSDs? in Idratek
    Depending on the MacBook model, Apple used some pretty conservative SSDs in the early Retinas.
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  • Karam's Avatar
    26th August 2016, 11:10 AM
    Karam replied to a thread API to call a pager in Idratek
    I haven't any experience with pagers, but your description suggests that you can simply dial its number with a few extra digits appended all in one...
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    26th August 2016, 10:56 AM
    Karam replied to a thread Anti-Virus for Cortex PC in Idratek
    Just pragmatic :). My expectation is that anyone with sufficient motive and competence could access my PC, intercept my e-mails, listen into my...
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  • Karam's Avatar
    26th August 2016, 10:13 AM
    Karam replied to a thread SSDs? in Idratek
    I think Gumby's concern is probably about the durability of 'EEPROM' i.e limitations on erase/write cycles. Certainly Cortex is continuously saving...
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