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Re: Tech Advice for all, and for all subjects

Post by gyre » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:44 am

I know someone specializing in this, even on shattered drives.
I don't know any details though.

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Post by mdmf007 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:08 pm

Try unerase on Google, there are a myriad of free programs and programs with a demo available after download Its worked for me in the past. When you erase a file, you do not actually erase it - all you do is remove the name from the directory allowing that space to be used for new files. As long as you ave not overwritten the space, it should be recoverable.

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Re: Tech Advice for all, and for all subjects

Post by Box Burner » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:02 pm

Don't know if this will still work.
If you know the name of the file you erased then you can do a windows search for it using an "*" (asterisk) for the first letter of the name.

for example:

if the file erased was called
Myburnervideo.mp4

you would search for
*yburnervideo.mp4

You might have to do it at the command prompt.

It helps if you know where it was originally located.

Once you find it you have to rename it or save it with a new name. Removing the asterisk as the first character.

this works because a delete just erases the first letter of the file name. The asterisk is a wildcard that can be used in place of any unknown character, even a "blank" letter.


Note: if you have saved anything to the drive since it was erased your file may have been overwritten with new data since once deleted the sector where it was written to is treated by the computer as an empty space on the hard drive.

Don't think I have tried to do this since windows 98 though.
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Re: Tech Advice for all, and for all subjects

Post by junglesmacks » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:19 am

gyre wrote:I know someone specializing in this, even on shattered drives.
I don't know any details though.
Then why the fuck would you even post this? Just to hear yourself speak?


Whoops.. silly question.
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Post by gyre » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:42 am

I thought someone might need the service.

Most of their business is rendering drives unrecoverable, but they recover data for many mega corporations.

You may want to look into remedial english comprehension yourself.

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Post by moonrise » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:23 pm

Phew! The local pc guru guy saved it :)

It's a good thing we didn't use the camera after the deletion accident, otherwise I'd have been SOL! (I think) ;)

Thanks for the excellent advice gang :)
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Post by Box Burner » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:26 pm

cool, glad you got it back. :D
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Post by Rice » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:34 pm

moonrise wrote:Phew! The local pc guru guy saved it :)

It's a good thing we didn't use the camera after the deletion accident, otherwise I'd have been SOL! (I think) ;)

Thanks for the excellent advice gang :)
Awesome!! Not touching the camera was the correct thing to do.

The lesson learned here was "back up your stuff"...

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Post by knowmad » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:10 pm

moonrise wrote:Phew! The local pc guru guy saved it :)

It's a good thing we didn't use the camera after the deletion accident, otherwise I'd have been SOL! (I think) ;)

Thanks for the excellent advice gang :)
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Post by moonrise » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:45 pm

knowmad wrote:
moonrise wrote:Phew! The local pc guru guy saved it :)

It's a good thing we didn't use the camera after the deletion accident, otherwise I'd have been SOL! (I think) ;)

Thanks for the excellent advice gang :)
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Post by mdmf007 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:38 pm

Heres one for my techy android friends.

We need an application for our response department that allows one user to update a manual or standard operating document and the changes appear on all of our droid platforms, phones, kindles, tablets etc. any ideas? files are in three formats .pdf, word and excel. I have old farts working here that cannot download the latest versions of items and files.

Ideally I would make revision changes and upload. End user would sync or somehow painlessly get the new version.

any thoughts?
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Post by BBadger » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:24 pm

Why don't you just set up a website and then people can access the documents on it with their phones? That's what many "apps" do: just link to a centralized web server for the content. If you want it more "app"-like just wrap the site in an app and add auto-authentication.
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Post by mdmf007 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:32 am

there are merits to that route, but I need a route that can be dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. The guy that asks me why he has to "Save as" instead of simply "Save"a file when making a new report.

We have some productive personnel here that work old school and I need to make it easy on the non techy types here. It has to be as fully automatic as possible to put the new docs in their hands.
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Post by Foxfur » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:46 pm

My IT background was mostly infrastructure so I'm not sure how to go about the security on this, buuuut:

Would it be possible to host the most recent doucment at a URL
http://mdmf007.biz/secretstuff/hookeran ... viders.pdf

Then make a shortcut to it on the "desktop". Something like a macro that plugs in the login and password?

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Post by mdmf007 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:27 pm

So all I would need to do is get a generic website or storage account that has a unique IP address and then store my documents there, and then put a link on the desktop with a unique icon that old geezers can recognize. Can you link to a folder? cause then I imagine it would only take one icon to open the whole folder???

that would be simple, and free. The best of what my client likes.
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Post by TomServo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:38 am

Here's my conundrum..I bought a Roman Helmet, Its Steel with Brass trim and doodads. It came, without the Rings on the inside cheek guards, that the leather chin strap runs through. I can have the parts welded, but am concerned with the heat fucking up the steel. Have considered soldering or JB Weld. Anyone know about JB Weld and its effectiveness? Yes, I've read the websites specs...I'm looking for first hand experience...Any ideas?
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Post by ygmir » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:53 am

why not drill it, Tom?
either a single hole for the ring, or one on each side with a keeper over the ring, like a conduit wall fastener?
I'd not trust JB on that, especially as polished as it is.
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Post by TomServo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:58 am

ygmir wrote:why not drill it, Tom?
either a single hole for the ring, or one on each side with a keeper over the ring, like a conduit wall fastener?
I'd not trust JB on that, especially as polished as it is.
Thought of that, but want to keep it closer to its original design. Only paid $80 for it, but its a beautiful $80. I am considering it....but want to explore my options. The JB would be on the inside, where the black paint is.
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Post by ygmir » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:04 am

there'd be nothing non original about drilling. bolts maybe, where you might substitute copper rivets.
But holes in metal are OE, I'm sure. and welding will discolor the steel, I'm sure. I'd think a copper rivet or two, would look pretty cool.
not telling you what to do.....just suggestions.
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Post by TomServo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:10 am

Thanx Ygmir! That absynthe will be at my bar this year! If I can find a brass or copper nut cap, that would work well.
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Post by ygmir » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:12 am

awe Tom.....I'd help you, absinthe or no. But thanks, I'll stop by for a sip or 6......we'll hope no one takes it this time.
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Post by TomServo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:13 am

ygmir wrote:awe Tom.....I'd help you, absinthe or no. But thanks, I'll stop by for a sip or 6......we'll hope no one takes it this time.
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Post by gyre » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:30 am

Yeah, rivets are original tech.

i've used devcon industrial steel putty on lots of things.
You have to use common sense, give it something to grip.
Rough metal, etc.
I've done plumbing with it, exhaust systems, casting molds, etc.
It can be machined.
There's steel, aluminum, titanium.
i've glued steel to aluminum.
The limit on it is usually cost.
Buy it by the pound from industrial supply.
Tip- aluminum is more by volume, if that works for you.

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Post by TomServo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:47 am

I'm staring at it right now, trying to decide. It has a black paint undercoat, which would have to be removed...in the effected area...Its a fairly heavy guage steel, so could rough it up a bit. Gonna shop for decorative nut caps and if nothing works, well have a go with the putty or epoxy.
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Post by ygmir » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:57 am

you can make your own copper or brass rivets, with just wire the size of the hole you drill.
making a tight fit between wire and hole cut maybe an eighth longer on each side, get a hard surface (or big hammer) on the inside, and hit the outside. It'll spread the metal into a hand hewed copper/brass head. If the inside does not spread enough (it'll be tight and hold anyway), revers and tap that some, to spread it more.
Don't leave too much wire to hammer, as it'll crack.
maybe get a couple of pieces of sheet metal drill holes and do a couple of practice ones, first?

I'd still not glue........I don't think, with the limited surface area you're working with, any adhesive will hold much.
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Post by gyre » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:34 am

Drilling would really be stronger in this case.
I'd use a bronze rivet, but brass or steel is probably accurate.
Use annealed metal.

You could use the bronze putty to fake a rivet, if logistics are difficult, over brass hardware maybe.

The epoxy would probably work by itself, if done right.
It's more than glue, a form of metal casting in a matrix.
Roughing needs to be aggressive and undercut, not wire brushing, but something allowing a lock, if in shear.

Same stuff in military claymores: household hint.
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Re: Tech Advice for all, and for all subjects

Post by BBadger » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:08 pm

mdmf007 wrote:So all I would need to do is get a generic website or storage account that has a unique IP address and then store my documents there, and then put a link on the desktop with a unique icon that old geezers can recognize. Can you link to a folder? cause then I imagine it would only take one icon to open the whole folder???

that would be simple, and free. The best of what my client likes.
See if you can make a folder on the network (like a Windows shared folder) act like a "drop-box" to the net. Just make a shortcut to it on the desktop, or make it a Favorited location in Explorer (assuming Windows). Then people just save their documents to that folder and whatever happens to be there is available on the web. It'd be like a cheap-ass extranet. There is, of course a danger to this, and you should make sure the website requires authentication.

If you can't make the folder itself visible to the web, you could make a script on the server that periodically copies the files from the network drive to the web folder every 5 minutes or something. That might be better to prevent temporary files or other file types from accidentally being semi-public.
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Post by BBadger » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:16 pm

mdmf007 wrote:So all I would need to do is get a generic website or storage account that has a unique IP address and then store my documents there, and then put a link on the desktop with a unique icon that old geezers can recognize. Can you link to a folder? cause then I imagine it would only take one icon to open the whole folder???

that would be simple, and free. The best of what my client likes.
Another thing you might want to try is using a versioning system like CVS or SVN, just so shit doesn't happen like the old geezers overwriting each other's uploads with their local version, some revision version getting posted instead of the for-release version, etc. CVS/SVN are usually for text documents, not binary, but you can use it as such.

If you're using some Microsoft Suite stuff, it might already have some sort of groupware so people can collaborate on the same document, along with some sort of means to post it to the web or to an extranet.
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Re: Tech Advice for all, and for all subjects

Post by maladroit » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:15 pm

TomServo wrote:Here's my conundrum..I bought a Roman Helmet, Its Steel with Brass trim and doodads. It came, without the Rings on the inside cheek guards, that the leather chin strap runs through. I can have the parts welded, but am concerned with the heat fucking up the steel. Have considered soldering or JB Weld. Anyone know about JB Weld and its effectiveness? Yes, I've read the websites specs...I'm looking for first hand experience...Any ideas?
If you're fairly careful with the welding, you may be able to re-polish the outside to remove any discoloration. Do you know TIG?

Otherwise I'd consider welding the rings to a fairly large plate that will fit on the inside surface and provide a big area for epoxy. 2 or 3 inches in diameter would probably give you more hold than you need.

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Re: Tech Advice for all, and for all subjects

Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:33 pm

Teh originals had little rings at the bottom of the cheekpieces.

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