Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Tim Crone via Mercedes
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 11:23 PM, OK Don via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I copy (via automatic program) all changes to the folders I'm interested in (photos, documents, music, etc.) from the primary disk to a second disk in the PC, then again to an external disk. and on one of our

Re: [MBZ] OT: Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Tim Crone via Mercedes
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Not that I know, but then again, I buy enterprise grade drives for my RAIDs. I guess the consumer grade stuff could be wonky like that. Enterprise grade fails too, but shipping mixes them up so customers

Re: [MBZ] OT: Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Tim Crone via Mercedes
On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 7:27 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: For what it's worth, Sansa portable audio players, and BlackBerry phones are able to play FLAC files. (Another excellent reason to ditch Android and Apple). I've played FLAC on Android. I normally use MX

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I used to do something similar, but recent viruses have taken to destroying files in all online storage devices (then charging a bitcoin ransom for the recovery key, which may or may not work). I have thought about investing in a tape drive (which is ironic given my employer :) but in practice

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Tim Crone via Mercedes
Thanks Don for the synchronicity tip and Tim for the heads up about online storage. Is the online storage a problem with linux also? I am assuming so because most of the web servers are linux. Oh, sorry, in the context I meant online as in always connected, not as in over the internet

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I agree with Tim. After researching storage options to a level of detail I never planned, I came to much the same conclusion. If I was going with an off the shelf solution it would be Synology. FreeNAS was really attractive, given the high level of configurability it offered. Since I had an

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:18:46 -0500 Tim Crone via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: There were some good deals on 64G USB sticks last week, but I didn't buy any since I don't have a good plan for using them. Today, Newegg has a deal on Wintec Professional PLUS 128GB Secure Digital

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Get five of them and set up a USB RAID. Dan Sent from my iPad On Dec 5, 2014, at 11:38 AM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:18:46 -0500 Tim Crone via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: There were some good deals on 64G USB sticks last week, but I

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I really like my Synology DS211J NAS. I wanted a low power NAS to run 24/7 for my main home storage. I have relatively small hard disks in the actual PCs and I wanted to access data from at least two PCs at different ends of the house. I got a Synology 211J which is low performance but also low

[MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Can anyone recommend a reliable vendor for a new replacement battery? Amazon seems to be infested with vendors selling used batteries as new (according to the reviews). I don't mind paying $20 or $40, I really don't want a crappo battery that dies after a month or two or worse yet catches fire

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Get five of them and set up a USB RAID. Dan Is there a box you can buy to plug 5 into for this drive? ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
There is a place on Savannah Highway near the Triangle area/Avondale that repairs ifons, you could check with them, then you could have a warranty. Something Doctor? iDoctor? --R On 12/5/14 2:17 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Can anyone recommend a reliable vendor for a new

Re: [MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Does www.ifixit.com sell batteries? I know they sell parts. Might want to check with them. Dan Sent from my iPad On Dec 5, 2014, at 2:17 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Can anyone recommend a reliable vendor for a new replacement battery? Amazon seems to be

Re: [MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
I've got all the tools and have already taken the phone apart and put it back together several times, so I'd prefer to avoid paying someone else to change the battery. I just want a new battery. I think Battery's Plus offers replacement service as well, I think I asked them several months ago

Re: [MBZ] AT Does not engage 1st

2014-12-05 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Larry, Can you contact the folks who rebuilt it (Sun Valley?) http://mercedesdismantlers.com//index.html I'd start with them. -- - Max Charleston SC ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] G-vahgahn oops

2014-12-05 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Ouch. Looks like either the arms weren't set under the front end correctly, or they failed. I've only used a lift like that once or twice, I think I remember that each arm has some locks so that when you get it positioned under the vehicle, you insert pins or engage some latches so the arms

Re: [MBZ] AT Does not engage 1st

2014-12-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
You've tried changing the fluid? Using Mobil 1? I seem to remember your saying the rebuilder had told you not to use Mobil 1 which seems strange to me since so many of us (myself included) have had excellent luck with it. If it occasionally works I'd guess varnish in the valves. IIRC you don't

Re: [MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Other world computing? THey sell the best batteries for macbooks. Can anyone recommend a reliable vendor for a new replacement battery? Amazon seems to be infested with vendors selling used batteries as new (according to the reviews). I don't mind paying $20 or $40, I really don't want a

Re: [MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Not to be snide but why do you want to keep an iPhone 4s going? Its not fast, it doesn't have much onboard storage, you're stuck with iOS and no 4G plus now that the 6 is out there is almost no chance it'll run the next iOS update. For $99 you can buy a nice 3G Android phone if you don't need

[MBZ] '84 300D GPR

2014-12-05 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
I had a buzzing problem upon starting attempt with the GPR in my '84 300D back in March, took it apart resoldered the PCB, lightly sanded the contact points, and cleaned the external pin connections and it's been OK till the other day when all I would get was a click when attempting to start

Re: [MBZ] AT Does not engage 1st

2014-12-05 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Hello -- About 4 years ago I bought one of Rusty's rebuilt AT''s. It was fine until about 3-4 months after the 2 year warranty expired when it stopped engaging 1st. it occasionally works but mostly it doesn't. The kick-down works perfectly for the 4-3 shift. I asked the list when

Re: [MBZ] AT Does not engage 1st

2014-12-05 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thx Max - Yeah, they offered some suggestions which didn't help - them they suggested the ProLube (if that's what it's called). LarryT On 12/5/2014 3:47 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] AT Does not engage 1st

2014-12-05 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thx Curt, Actually the 300D gets driven at 45-60mph about 40 or more miles per day. It's been like that since we bought it. It has 240k on it and I just pulled a oil Analysis which came out *Perfect*. You are right about SV saying I should use Dexron. I still have the M1 ATF in my

Re: [MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Watch it. I have three iPhone 4s’ in service, all off contract, all working just fine. The users are basic users, just need the simplicity and lack of user tinkering an iPhone offers, and the minimal of phone, text and calendaring that an iPhone provides. I would gladly go to a 5s, but

Re: [MBZ] G-vahgahn oops

2014-12-05 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 5 Dec 2014 16:00:23 -0500 Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/lift-fail-watch-a-100-000-mercedes-g-wagen-fall-from-1667224685/+travis Ouch. Looks like either the arms weren't set under the front end correctly, or they failed. I've

Re: [MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Why do Apple fan boys always say the lack of tinkering an iPhone offers? If you can't handle setting up email and calendar on an Android phone you should probably have a flip phone. There is literally NOTHING they could do to make it easier. I can't understand why people pay the premium for the

[MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Just thought I would mention that I got an email from Tom Harruff, President and Publisher of the SWFL Section, informing me that Scott Suits was not re-elected RD this year and Pierre Hedary took his place.” Funny, as I don’t recall ever mentioning Scott in the discussion about the local

Re: [MBZ] G-vahgahn oops

2014-12-05 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
And the guy thought he could catch it? Wilton - Original Message - From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, December 05, 2014 3:37 PM Subject: [MBZ] G-vahgahn oops

Re: [MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Wow, Curt, tell us how you really feel! grin I’m no fanboy, as that would imply that I run out and buy the latest and greatest. I don’t evangelize for Apple products, either, as my feeling is that people should get/buy what they are most comfortable with or prefer, for whatever reason.

Re: [MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-05 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Just thought I would mention that I got an email from Tom Harruff, President and Publisher of the SWFL Section, informing me that Scott Suits was not re-elected RD this year and Pierre Hedary took his place. Funny, as I don't recall ever mentioning Scott in the discussion about the local

Re: [MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
None of this matters to me, but thanks for posting it. I have no interest in re-joining, nor do I ever intend to. That’s why I got a kick out of this idiot sending me a message to inform me of Scott’s demise. Like I care? Dan On Dec 5, 2014, at 5:57 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
You care enough to comment on it. --R (just pointing that out!) On 12/5/14 6:05 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: None of this matters to me, but thanks for posting it. I have no interest in re-joining, nor do I ever intend to. That’s why I got a kick out of this idiot sending me a

Re: [MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
True. I felt it was relevant since this was part of a recent thread, that’s all. This Pierre guy looks pretty good - lots of old stuff around his shop. That can’t be anything but good for the sections, since he’ll be more in tune with the older cars and come at things from a different point

Re: [MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-05 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Pierre is a decent guy. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and generous with technical advice. Give him a call and you will see! A friend and I met up with him when we went to Amelia Island last Match. We had a nice dinner. Sent from my iPhone On Dec 5, 2014, at 5:57 PM, Curly McLain

Re: [MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Can anyone recommend a reliable vendor for a new replacement battery? Amazon seems to be infested with vendors selling used batteries as new (according to the reviews). I don't mind paying $20 or $40, I really don't want a crappo battery that dies after a month

Re: [MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I am not questioning anything about Pierre - I don’t want to give the impression I’m saying or suggesting anything negative about him just because he’s the new regional director. Doesn’t matter to me, as I’m not in the MBCA. I don’t know the guy from Adam. His shop looks nice and he appears

Re: [MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-05 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I got lurkers here? Maybe I need to start cussing worse than a sailer like on banned and run them off. Sent from my iPhone On Dec 5, 2014, at 4:43 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Just thought I would mention that I got an email from Tom Harruff, President and

Re: [MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
The guy is subscribed but I can’t find any posts from him, so I would say that makes him a lurker. Better watch out - you might get banned from the MBCA! Dan On Dec 5, 2014, at 8:05 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I got lurkers here? Maybe I need to start

Re: [MBZ] G-vahgahn oops

2014-12-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Yeah, I noticed that. Not smart. But I guess the whole episode suggests not a lot of smarts there. --R (sent from my miniPad) On Dec 5, 2014, at 5:45 PM, WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com wrote: And the guy thought he could catch it? Wilton - Original Message - From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT: Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread clay via Mercedes
It may be fake, but I recall a CSI episode where elmers glue was used on a rare jazz record to clean it up. Spread it along the grooves to make a thin skin, which goes deep into the groove and grabs all the kruft. Once dry, just peal it up and the recording is like new. OR just hollywood

Re: [MBZ] OT: Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Could be legit. I wonder if rubber cement would work or if the solvent would eat the record. Maybe liquid latex? Its pretty benign stuff. -Curt From: clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: fmiser fmi...@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday,

Re: [MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-05 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I have not been a member for probably 10 years Sent from my iPhone On Dec 5, 2014, at 7:09 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The guy is subscribed but I can’t find any posts from him, so I would say that makes him a lurker. Better watch out - you might get

Re: [MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
The 4S battery I put in my wife's phone was about $6. It worked good as new, according to her, and it's been working for about 2 months now. The battery looked new. I think I used Amazon, don't know which vendor. Can't really check with this laptop, my son's using the newer one. -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
I wanted a low power NAS to run 24/7 So how low _is_ it? The Mac G4 (Sawtooth) I'm using for RAID NAS is running about 30W with 2 2TB drives in it, plus a boot drive. (And no video card.) That's 24x7, but it is also our web server. If it were not, and I really cared, I could set it to power

Re: [MBZ] OT replacement battery source for iPhone 4s

2014-12-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
It amazes me how cheap they are on Amazon. When the one in my iPhone 5 exploded (literally expanded and broke the screen) I priced them before I went to the Apple store and found many under $10. Apple threatened me with $80 for the battery alone before they replaced it under a mysterious

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Did you put a SATA card in it? I wonder how low you could go with a Raspberry Pi (or Banana Pi if you want more horsepower) and external drive enclosure. I guess the weak point in power consumption becomes the external drive enclosure. If you REALLY wanted low power you'd use SSD but the drives

[MBZ] Not the Lego Set for the Kids this Christmas

2014-12-05 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Might want to pass on this one unless it’s for an adult friend: http://lego.gizmodo.com/yes-you-can-actually-buy-this-lego-strip-club-1666998969 http://lego.gizmodo.com/yes-you-can-actually-buy-this-lego-strip-club-1666998969 Dan ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Since he sounds like he has expertise (and parts), perhaps you should try sugar instead, and get him to participate . . . On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 7:58 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I have not been a member for probably 10 years Sent from my iPhone On Dec

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
Did you put a SATA card in it? Two, in fact. For whatever reason, SW RAID performance absolutely stunk when both drives were on the same card. A second cheapie card, flashed to be Mac-friendly, was the easiest solution. I suspect driver problems, but there's a limit to how much work I want to