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David Moisan

Member since: Jun 16th, 2005

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Here's a perfect example of why Windows Update's forced reboots suck (Download Squad)

Jun 26th 2010 11:25AM I can't believe the vendor would not have a scenario for that equipment being domain-joined and controlled by policy (either GP or local). We have equipment at a public-access cable station that is joined to our domain and set to disable automatic reboots. We have WSUS, so we can manage the timing of our updates for critical machines like our air machines and yours.

Find out what Windows error codes mean with a free, portable program (Download Squad)

May 9th 2010 9:53PM net helpmsg doesn't seem to let you enter hexadecimal numbers, which most MS error codes are quoted in, such as 0xc000041d. MS had a small command-line utility (err.exe) performing the same functoin.

Get every National Geographic since 1888 on a 160GB hard drive (Download Squad)

Jan 2nd 2010 10:25PM I have the DVD version. I love it. Only problem I've seen is that it runs on Adobe AIR, which is not the most reliable runtime. Known install bug on Windows 7. Slow.

Otherwise awesome; I wish more magazine collections were available like this (yes I know about Google Books.)

Happy SysAdmin Day! (Download Squad)

Aug 1st 2009 4:20PM I wonder what a box of Huggies is doing in his office? Either his rugrat is with him, or he meant to buy Depends, instead? :)

Ask DLS: why is every damn web browser logo round? (Download Squad)

Jun 21st 2009 7:34PM Actually, IE 1.0 (and 2.0) had the Windows flag and cloud background that conformed with Win95, so that's square. The old Netscape "N" logo of that era was square, too.

Antennas Direct taking preorders for ClearStream2 OTA antenna (Engadget HD)

Jun 21st 2008 7:34PM Other thing I forgot. The 80 degree beamwidth is normal for that kind of antenna. It's not going to be extremely directional so it's not the best for deep fringe.

Antennas Direct taking preorders for ClearStream2 OTA antenna (Engadget HD)

Jun 21st 2008 7:23PM Looks like a quad loop. Very similar to the bowtie grills seen elsewhere. I have a homemade version, though for some reason it works better when mounted sideways at a 45 degree angle. Might be worth the $80 if it's really well made, otherwise there's not much to it.
Reading between the lines of the press release, there are no baluns or electronics in it.

Will the digital changeover make people put away the rabbit ears? Probably not (Engadget HD)

Jan 20th 2008 11:01PM I dropped cable five years ago and didn't watch TV for a few years due to eye surgeries. I have a homebuilt OTA antenna hooked to the Hauppauge on my PC. I love it!

I miss the public access channels on cable (I work at the studio) but I can't pay $50/mo. for something that'll be $60 in 12 months. (Something is wrong when it will near $100/mo. for standard cable.)

Should there be a digital TV transition test market? (Engadget HD)

Jan 15th 2008 9:09AM No market would volunteer to be the first.

Hauppauge intros WinTV-HVR-950Q USB tuner with Clear-QAM support (Engadget HD)

Jan 9th 2008 10:26PM I have an Hauppauge HVR-1600 with hardware MPEG-2 on analog--but not on ATSC (which is all I watch). Wonder if there are any ATSC/QAM cards out there that do HW MPEG-2. It'd be great if those were on a USB device.