Weekly Off-Topic Thread #239

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Congrats on the new home, OUF.  I'm sure you're gonna enjoy it.  As for going to all that work to install all new CAT 5 cable.......I don't really think it's worth it.  All the cable in our house is coax and everything works just fine.  Even the feed from the NID to the RG is coax......the full length of the house.  All the runs are independent with no splitters.

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Only problem is, there aren't any kind of drops in two of the bedrooms and the study, so IF I'm going to do the wiring, might as well do CAT5 or both. depending on cost of cable and fittings.

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It is nice to have both cat5 or 6 and coax. You may want to run a computer network separate from the TV in the future with tech not on the market now.  UT you might want to think about wiring connections for this new connected house concept where your frig and AC/ heat etc. are connected.

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Escapee wrote:

It is nice to have both cat5 or 6 and coax. You may want to run a computer network separate from the TV in the future with tech not on the market now.  UT you might want to think about wiring connections for this new connected house concept where your frig and AC/ heat etc. are connected.


While I'm crawling around in the attic I'll probably add Cat 5 to the existing cable drops.  Since I'll already be up there.  The only thing is, the builder/electrian, seals all opening in the frame so I'll have to re-seal when I'm done.  Not a big deal, but it's nice to know how the house it being build.

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In my moms last house I was trying to get a coax down to the tv on an inside wall. I could not get it to work until I realized they had put a board between the studs halfway down the wall to act as a fire break. that is one reason they may seal the holes. The other may be to keep hot or cold air out of those air spaces. This was years ago
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Normally I don't have serious problems with Win 7.  And....perhaps this isn't a major one either but it IS annoying.  No matter what I do....I am blocked from access to certain folders.   For example....on my desktop....working from that PC's keyboard, I am refused permission to access the "Document" folder.  I've tried resetting the "sharing" command and also the permissions but I'm not allowed to do that either.  I am setup as owner and administrator on all my PC's.  It is those moments....when I am trying to access a regularly used folder to get to a certain file but I'm frozen out....that I throw tantrums and swear at Microsoft.  That is not the only folder I can't access but it's the only one that I can remember at the moment.  There are so many twists and turns.....hidden panels and dead-ended passageways in Windows 7 it just becomes nearly impossible for a relatively ignorant user like me to negotiate through it.  Grrrrrrrr  That is one really great thing about having my 1 Tb external HDD connected through the USB port on my router.  I never get locked out of anything on that drive no matter which PC on my home net I'm coming from.....because Windows is not involved.

 

Wow....big swing in temperatures here.  Our remote reading thermometer shows that we hit a high of 94.8 degrees on the north side of our house...in the shade....this afternoon.

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1. Please navigate to the target file/folder. 
2. Right-click on the file/folder and choose Properties. 
3. Click the "Security" tab and see if your current user is listed in the "Group or user names" list. If not, please click Edit-> Add button, type the name of your current user in the "Enter the object names to select " box, then click "OK" to add this group. 
4. Select the user from the list and then check the "Allow" checkbox next to "Full Control".
5. Click the Advanced button and click the "Owner" tab. Then, press "Edit" button. 
6. Select current user from the list and check the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" checkbox. 
7. Click "OK" to save changes and wait for Windows 7 to transfer the ownership of all the objects on the partition. 
8. Click OK again to save changes and exit the Properties window.
9. Test the issue again.

Does it work?  You could also turn UAC off but I don't advise it.

Hope it helps.

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UAC makes Win 7 and Vista (IMO), its own worst enemy.  In fact, some antimalware / AV products tell you to disable it as it trys to stop AV scans.

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oufanindallas wrote:

Morning all.

 

Uni, according to the address finder on AT&T's web site it supposed to be available and there is an AT&T drop in the front yard.  Here's hoping.  As for wiring, we got it just before sheetrock has gone up on the walls so it's already been wired and to add just 3 drops was over $400 so I'll have to stick with coax for now.  Between my father-in-law and I we'll be able to wire it with Cat 5 for a whole lot less.

 

In respose to the other thread.  Gina Carano

 

 

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I did not know Gina before reading this thread.  Thank you OUFan, AT&T and the Acadamy!

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UAC in Vista was terrible ... it literally interrupted just about everything.

Microsoft improved it a lot in Win 7, it now only asks generally when appropriate.
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I skipped Vista, but found Take Ownership to be just what I needed!

 

Glad 2 of our forum dogs are on the mend. Cat Happy

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oz_1 wrote:

1. Please navigate to the target file/folder. 
2. Right-click on the file/folder and choose Properties. 
3. Click the "Security" tab and see if your current user is listed in the "Group or user names" list. If not, please click Edit-> Add button, type the name of your current user in the "Enter the object names to select " box, then click "OK" to add this group. 
4. Select the user from the list and then check the "Allow" checkbox next to "Full Control".
5. Click the Advanced button and click the "Owner" tab. Then, press "Edit" button. 
6. Select current user from the list and check the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" checkbox. 
7. Click "OK" to save changes and wait for Windows 7 to transfer the ownership of all the objects on the partition. 
8. Click OK again to save changes and exit the Properties window.
9. Test the issue again.

Does it work?  You could also turn UAC off but I don't advise it.

Hope it helps.


Thanks OZ for the helpful suggestions.  Been busy on this end so haven't had time for a trouble shooting session.  I'll get back to you when I do.

 

Had to make a trip to Home Depot today.  I'll probably feel the results when I get up later this morning.  Had to hustle three 40 lb bags of top soil.....a 50 lb bag of peat moss and a few smaller bags of stuff my wife wanted for the yard into the car and then into the garage when I got home.   10 years ago it would not have phased me.  Heck I used to carry around 55 pounds of TV camera gear every day.  But the muscles are just not there anymore.

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