VIDEO: A Newbies Guide To Installing TensorFlow on Windows 10

TensorFlow is an open-source, free software library that runs in Python.  It provides dataflow and differentiable programming that is useful in Machine Learning and Google is major proponent of it. However, the installation instructions for Windows are not fully accurate and took me several hours to grind through line by line, error by error, omission by omission.  The video below shows the results of our work and will get you to installing TensorFlow on Windows…

SOVLED: VIDEO: Dell Ultra Speed Drive Quad NVMe M2 Disk PCIe Adapter with Windows Storage Spaces

We explain, configure and install the Dell Ultra Speed Drive Quad NVMe M2 Disk PCIe Adapter using Windows Storage Spaces with Resiliant File System (ReFS). This Dell PCIe x16 NVMe adapter can host up to 4x NVMe M.2 solid state drives, providing super fast I/O of up to 9GB/s sequential read and 6GB/s sequential write speeds. This product is natively supported by recent generations of Dell Precision workstations (T5810/5820, T7810/7820, T7910/7920, and R7910/7920). Other systems…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Dell 49″ U4919DW Monitor Unboxing Setup & Configuration

In this video we unbox Dell’s impressive 49″ 4K U4919DW (actually 5K), assemble it and connect it to a very old Dell OptiPlex 9020. We were surprised to find the integrated Intel HD4600 video handled this monitor with ease. We then loaded the Dell Display Manager and demonstrate its use and how to customize it.  Lastly we explain some of the more interesting specs: built in KVM 5120 x 1440 = 7.3 million pixels! 2…

SOLVED: What is The Optimal Number of Simultaneous Transfers on an FTP Client Like FileZilla

If you need to move large numbers of files through FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software you can dramatically change the time it takes to complete by increasing the number of simultaneous transfers. FileZilla defaults to 1 but can be set to 10: Launch FileZilla Click EDIT (menu bar) Click SETTINGS Click TRANSFERS The question is how do you know what to set that number to and the answer, unfortunately, is it depends on several factors.…

SOLVED: Seagate vs Western Digitals 12TB & 14TB Comparison

If you have tried to buy a 12TB or 14TB hard drive in recent months you will find that it is difficult to locate comparisons of the Seagate and Western Digital Options. Because we needed to source a pile of these we developed the simple spec comparisons below and highlighted the notables: 12TB Comparison Brand Seagate  Seagate  Western Digital  Western Digital Product Baracuda Pro Exos X Series HGST Ultrastar DC Gold Enterprise Part # ST12000DM0007…

SOLVED: BIOS Does Not See M.2 SSD

If you install an M.2 drive into a PC there is a good chance that Windows and the BIOS will not see that disk. Most BIOS’ are configured for RAID even if there is only one disk.  Because M.2 disks are not SATA it would be logical to set SATA to disabled in the BIOS, however if you do that on most Dell’s and HP’s the BIOS and therefore Windows will not see the drives.…

SOLVED: Cannot Create _TLS SRV Record in CloudFlare

If you use CloudFlare for DNS and you need to create a SRV record using the TLS protocol you will find that their interface does not support it.  The GUI only shows _TCP and _UDP in the protocol drop down.  Fortunately there is an easy way around this problem. You can easily import a Zone file into CloudFlare and that will accept _TLS. If you are working with Office 365’s DNS setup you can simply export…

SOLVED: Dell Latitude 7400 Will Not PXE Boot

If you have a Dell 7400 (including the 2 in 1 model) you may find PXE book is not an option in the BIOS / UEFI.  Fortunately this can be resolved: Boot into the BIOS /UEFI by pressing F12 repeatedly at boot up and then click BIOS SETUP Enable General > Advanced Boot Options > UEFI Network Stack Enable System Configuration > Thunderbolt Adapter Configuration > Thunderbolt Boot Support Enable both Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt (and…

VIDEO: Dell Optiplex 5070 Reviewed, Benchmarked, Disassembled & Upgraded To Crucial P1 SSD

In this video we explain the components and ports on the new Dell Optiplex 5070 SFF . We benchmark the 5070 with the Dell factory SK Hynix 256GB Class 35 NVMe SSD and then benchmark it again with an upgraded Crucial P1 1TB NVMe SSD. The video also shows a very basic disassembly of this this very simply Small Form Factor (SFF) computer. We explain the issues with the Crucial P1’s performance and life span including…

The Future of Android is Harmony

If you have not heard of Harmony it is a renaming of Huawei’s Linux based operating system that will replace Android on Chinese made products to comply with both the Chinese Government demands and US President Trumps banning of the export of Android. In previous internal iterations Harmony was named Hongmeng or Ark OS, but now they have settled on a decidedly less Chinese sounding brand name. In our sister site’s article titled The Future…

SOLVED: VIDEO: What is Intel Turbo Boost In Simple Terms & How Does It Work

Intel Turbo Boost is a hardware technology that Intel uses to put additional electricity into its CPU’s to have them temporarily operate at a levels above their traditional specification. You might be tempted to call this “overclocking” and while the concepts are very similar, they are definitely not the same. The two big differences between overclocking and Intel Turbo Boost is the warranty and how long the chip runs at the higher speed: With a…

SOLVED: What Do The Different Classes of Solid State Disk (SSD) Mean

At first glance all Solid State Disks (SSD’s) might look the same.  Instead of having two or three spinning disks inside small metal box (traditional hard drive), SSD’s have memory chips in a small box (or just on a tiny 2280 circuit board).  In fact there are many other factors to consider: The connector – SATA or PCIe The speed/type of RAM – obviously faster RAM will make for better performance The controller – the…

SOLVED: Easily Reactivate Deactivated Plugins in WordPress Manually

There are several WordPress plugins that will break your website if they are disabled.  Once disabled, you are likely in a catch-22 situation in that you cannot activate them because the site is broken and the site is broken because you cannot activate them. In our case, we took down our sister site PartisanIssues.com by disabling the Cloudflare Flexible SSL.  After goofing with scripts found on several WordPress support sites but getting nowhere for an…

SOLVED: How to Import a Vehicle From The US to Canada In 4 Steps

UPDATED OCT 1 2019 If you want to import a car or truck from the United States to Canada prepare yourself for lots of paperwork.  It is not a difficult process but it does have a large number of steps that need to be completed in order.   We try to make it as easy as A B C D: A – PREWORK: 1 – Check Admissibility Before you do anything, you need to go through…