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Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   Today, 06:20 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 72,118
Posted By JamesK
While out shopping today, I checked a LED package...

While out shopping today, I checked a LED package for a 100W equivalent. It said it uses 14W, so with an incandescent at least 86% of the power is wasted as heat.

Also, a couple of days ago, I...
Forum: EastLink   Today, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 49
Posted By JamesK
Try pinging ipv6.google.com. There is also a...

Try pinging ipv6.google.com. There is also a test site, Test your IPv6. (http://test-ipv6.com) which will tell you a lot.

Normally, you will have a link local address, which starts with fe80. ...
Forum: EastLink   Today, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 49
Posted By JamesK
I did a quick search and didn't find much about...

I did a quick search and didn't find much about IPv6 with them. Is there a user forum where you can ask? Perhaps call the help desk? As for enabling, that depends on what you have. Some modems...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2019-11-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 127,241
Posted By JamesK
I get 5.1 on many channels, but not some,...

I get 5.1 on many channels, but not some, including CP24 and Global. I do get 5.1 on CTV, CBC and the main Buffalo stations, though not PBS
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2019-11-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 127,241
Posted By JamesK
IIRC, I get the same on my Nextbox. CP24...

IIRC, I get the same on my Nextbox. CP24 wouldn't get much benefit from 5.1 audio.
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-11-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 72,118
Posted By JamesK
In fact, it's impossible, as there's no such...

In fact, it's impossible, as there's no such thing as white wavelength. "White" is actually a combination of all colours, though simulated with a couple or few.

White light LEDs...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-11-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 72,118
Posted By JamesK
Those ballasts are not transformers. They are...

Those ballasts are not transformers. They are inductors (chokes) that limit current by inserting inductive reactance in series with the tube.
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-11-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 72,118
Posted By JamesK
That may be the problem. China is not known for...

That may be the problem. China is not known for quality.
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-11-07, 02:56 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 72,118
Posted By JamesK
Doug Ford killed the program that made those...

Doug Ford killed the program that made those prices possible.
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-11-06, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By JamesK
Why would someone installing Internet be doing...

Why would someone installing Internet be doing anything with the power?

Incidentally, as someone who has many years experience as a tech, I have experiences where I get blamed for something I had...
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-11-03, 11:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,295
Posted By JamesK
It also changes the time to the current hour, so...

It also changes the time to the current hour, so if you're searching prime time, it changes the time displayed.
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2019-11-03, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By JamesK
I just checked my new Sharp Roku. Fast start is...

I just checked my new Sharp Roku. Fast start is turned off. It still turns on in a very few seconds.
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2019-11-02, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By JamesK
^^^^ Linux also owns the supercomputer...

^^^^
Linux also owns the supercomputer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOP500#TOP_500) field.
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2019-11-02, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By JamesK
Android is based on Linux.

Android is based on Linux.
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2019-11-02, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By JamesK
I bet it's faster than the old set. Last May, I...

I bet it's faster than the old set. Last May, I replaced a 10 year old Sharp with a new one. The new one boots up a lot faster than the old. Why is your wife so impatient? I grew up with vacuum...
Forum: Bell Aliant Home Phone, Internet, IPTV   2019-10-30, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By JamesK
^^^^ Also, some phones support 2 lines. Just...

^^^^
Also, some phones support 2 lines. Just connect the Vonage line to the main one and then switch over when the number has been ported.
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-30, 05:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,295
Posted By JamesK
Those are certainly improvements, but what I'd...

Those are certainly improvements, but what I'd like to see them bring back is opening a single channel, so that it displays 2 weeks in a list. I often used that for some channels. With the old...
Forum: Bell Aliant Home Phone, Internet, IPTV   2019-10-30, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By JamesK
You can still dial out on the Vonage number, at...

You can still dial out on the Vonage number, at least until they cut it.
Forum: Bell Aliant Home Phone, Internet, IPTV   2019-10-30, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By JamesK
If your Vonage account supports call forwarding,...

If your Vonage account supports call forwarding, you could forward your number to the temporary one. I've done that a few times, when switching business customers to VoIP.
Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2019-10-29, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By JamesK
^^^^ When we had that big power failure in...

^^^^
When we had that big power failure in 2003, I got home from work just in time to hear my UPS die. After a couple of hours, I had to rough it by using my notebook computer over dial up! ;)
...
Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2019-10-28, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By JamesK
^^^^ You should be able to escalate when you...

^^^^
You should be able to escalate when you call the support line, perhaps ask for a supervisor. There have been a couple of times when I've escalated to 2nd level immediately when my call was...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2019-10-26, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By JamesK
That depends on how long the batteries last. ...

That depends on how long the batteries last. They should have some batteries to power the equipment out on the street. You'll also need to provide a UPS for the stuff within your own home.
Forum: Bell Canada Home Phone and Internet   2019-10-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By JamesK
Do other services fail at the same time?

Do other services fail at the same time?
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-10, 10:08 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,295
Posted By JamesK
I resolved my problem by creating a new account.

I resolved my problem by creating a new account.
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,295
Posted By JamesK
Yep, that's why I said it wouldn't be appropriate...

Yep, that's why I said it wouldn't be appropriate for me to ask them. As I'm not on the system the problem is on, I can't complain about a problem I don't have.
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-05, 07:32 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,295
Posted By JamesK
^^^^ I have all those, other than 242. When I...

^^^^
I have all those, other than 242. When I go to 242 on my TV, it says the channel (IFC) is no longer available. Don't forget, the lineup depends on the provider and location. I'm on Rogers in...
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-04, 08:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,295
Posted By JamesK
^^^^ I have contacted them, but no reply yet. ...

^^^^
I have contacted them, but no reply yet. However, those having problems with the listings should be the ones contacting. As I haven't seen that issue myself, it wouldn't be appropriate for me...
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-04, 06:21 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,295
Posted By JamesK
^^^^ I am logged in. The current Starred...

^^^^
I am logged in. The current Starred channels are the ones I selected on the old Zap2it site, but I can't seem to get new channels to show as starred, when Starred channels is selected. The...
Forum: What's On Television?   2019-10-04, 04:48 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,295
Posted By JamesK
With the new Zap2it, how do you get a new starred...

With the new Zap2it, how do you get a new starred channel to display on the Starred list? When in all channels, the channel shows as starred, but it does not display when the Starred list is...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2019-10-04, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By JamesK
^^^^ All you need is a cheap switch. It...

^^^^
All you need is a cheap switch. It doesn't have to be managed. Here is one example (https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_1045_355&item_id=062559) that will meet your...
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