Experiencing the fall foliage in Vermont, by car, from NYC, in 2.5 days. Help me plan! [more inside]
I have a 2TB Western Digital "My Book Essentials" external drive for Time Machine that has gone missing. Its icon sat on the desktop till sometime in the last day or two, and now Snow Leopard and Disk Utility can't find it anywhere. I have rebooted, unplugged/replugged, changed USB ports, changed outlets for its power adapter, etc. It is still running as usual, nice and quiet with its tiny light on. It still powers up when plugged in. No weird sounds. I plugged it into a Windows computer and it was recognized as an unreadable USB device (since it is formatted for Mac). So apparently it is still a functional something. My secondary TimeMachine drive, also a WD My Book, is still recognized and running as usual. Any help or ideas? Thanks!
My wife and I will be driving from Spokane to Salt Lake City soon and were wondering how we should space out our trip, and what there is to see/do/eat along the way. [more inside]
I have a all wheel drive vehicle. A number of years ago all four tires were replaced , they have never been rotated. Now the fronts will not pass inspection but the rears probably have about 40% of tread left. I understand that one can ruin the transfer case if one runs different sized tires on this and many other all wheel drives. I would like to buy two of the exact same tires, which are still available, and put those on the back and put the old tires on the front. Do you think that the difference in diameter between the new tires and the partially worn ones will cause a problem with the drive train?
What is the longest drive, in a car, that a person could take anywhere on earth? [more inside]
Why is my wireless router WZR-HP-G300NH not mounting my USB External HD? I'm trying to access my Western Digital My Passport SE external hard drive through the wifi connection on the router. I have it plugged into the USB port on the router and it is powering on, but not mounting. What have I done wrong? How can I get this to work? Does anyone know how to go about accessing the hard drive files once it is mounting properly? I'll be using my MacBook to access the files and would like to stream my movies wirelessly from the external HD. [more inside]
Is there a utility for the Mac that is similar to DriveSpacio for Windows? [more inside]
What's the best driving route from Harrisburg, PA to Newburg, NY? [more inside]
My computer (Macbook pro 4,1) has a Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s) bus. Can it use a hard drive that has a speed of 3gb/s? [more inside]
My husband and I are trying to plan our first family vacation. We have two very well-behaved boys, aged 3 years and almost 2 years. We really want to do a beach vacation with family friendly attractions like an aquarium, boardwalk with rides, restaurants, etc... and we live near the metro NY area. We have to go the week of July 24th because my husband starts a new job on August 1st. [more inside]
I have a laptop that I want to sell. How do I format the hard drive but still keep the OS system. I don't have any software disk or floppy. I want to the computer to be like when I opened it the first day. Thanks
My Disc Drive has suddenly stopped working...... any Help, Please [more inside]
Which PSU is the right one for my external hard drive caddy? [more inside]
Should I just accept that I need to be on SSRIs? Are there other meds that would help me more effectively? [more inside]
I've got a pile of old Zip disks I'd like to investigate... but modern computers haven't got RS232 interfaces, which is what my Zip drive has. Boo! However, I discovered that my wife has a USB ZIp drive! Yay! But there is a problem... [more inside]
San Francisco to San Francisco in 7 days. [more inside]
Was fiddling with the eject settings on my laptop (didn't solve my problem, cd is still stuck in the drive no matter what i do), when I decided to reboot out of ubuntu and disable the drive altogether in the BIOS. Now almost as soon as the BIOS appear, everything goes black, though the computer is still clearly on. Help! [more inside]
Can I use a thumbdrive to be my macbook air's only hard drive? [more inside]
I'm going to learn to drive a car. I have never driven a car before (unless you count, like, dodgems). I'm in my late 30s, and have recently moved to a town on the edge of nowhere (in Wales). The idea of driving is beginning to make me nervous. It's a combination of the "it's hard to learn when you're old" thing, the "rural place so no dual carriageways" thing, and the "oh my all those cars seem to go so fast" thing. What can I do to make this easier? Are there any "learning to drive for dummies" books that are worth getting? Or should I just stop panicking, bite the bullet and book myself some lessons?
Where can I get a pack of four or five 256/512 mb usb flash drives to be used as give-aways? [more inside]
Can you give me an example of what this ridiculously-hard-to-decrypt code might have been? [more inside]
Best place to practice driving stick in Chicago? [more inside]
Getting ready to replace a hard drive. Am I missing anything? [more inside]
Where to go driving in the countryside in England? [more inside]
SongFilter: Trying to remember the name and artist of a song, but of course, I don't know the words. Similar to but definitely not "Hey Pretty" by Poe. [more inside]
Recommend an external hard drive? I'm looking for something in the 500GB range, Windows (XP) format, UBS 2.0 or earlier. Thanks!
I have an external hard drive that I bought in America that won't turn on in Europe. [more inside]
I am looking for 2T hard drives for external enclosures for my iMac. I'm interested in the Seagate Barracudas http://bit.ly/fhRdh4 We use them at work but there are some pretty bad reviews on newegg which concern me. Has anyone used these that could comment? And if you have better suggestions please let me know. Thanks.
How would I track down someone who holds the most or at least multiple licenses for driving? Ideally someone who's legally cleared to drive anything from a motorcycle to a locomotive. [more inside]
Let's say I want to buy a new external hard drive. I can pick a case with a particular interface (USB2/USB3/FW400/FW800/eSATA) and a mechanism with certain performance characteristics (RPM, latency, transfer rate, etc). Is there a straightforward heuristic that will tell me "if you're using interface X, don't bother buying a mechanism faster than Y."? [more inside]
What would cause a 320Gb hard drive to report as 2.2Tb? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best customer-facing remote backup solution that can back up from my network NAS drive. A lot of the customer-facing solutions like MozyHome don't support the NAS drive. Also I'm wondering...with 1 terabyte to back up, won't it take months to upload?
Recommendations for Windows backup software? [more inside]
Is it possible to salvage a hard drive that has been through hell and back? I have a 40gig HD from a few years ago that was inside a computer tower that was ditched in the backyard for a few months, and there was stuff on it when it was pitched. [more inside]
I'm trying to install a game on my Win7 PC. The DVD drive isn't seeing the disk. How do I get it to recognise the damn disc? Pertinent info inside. [more inside]
How can I sync two hard drives that are not connected to the same PC? More details inside. [more inside]
I've got a great 1TB drive that was yanked off the coffee table...later started clicking...now won't mount...what to do? [more inside]
I have the hard drive from a broken laptop. It has really important things on it. How do I recover said things? [more inside]
For a work project, I need to utilize a "business card cd" to download a camera driver. I'm using a Macbook, whose slot drive can't deal with an irregularly shaped CD. Help? (Minor snowflake details inside.) [more inside]
We are off to Lake Tahoe this weekend and we're bringing our dogs. Does the green have any tips or experience for the long drive (3 hours) or secret canine friendly haunts on the south shore? We thank you as do the puppies.
Do we need a car for a four day visit to Philadelphia? [more inside]
Trying to find cheap bulk USB thumb drives. [more inside]
How to record from Toshiba dvd player/recorder hard drive to another Toshiba dvd recorder? [more inside]
Booting Ubuntu from a USB flash drive [more inside]
I'm looking for scenes in movies / TV shows where the characters are singing whilst driving. [more inside]
Help a complete moron create the greatest drive-in theater night off all times! [more inside]
I'm 19 years old, a guy. I was wondering what has happened to my sexual attraction. Typically during the college and high school years in the past, I used to be more sexually attracted to different guys (yes I'm gay). Right now it's summer break and I spend most of my time at home and not really in the presence of different people. Now when I occasionally go out, I don't seem to have the sexual oomph that I've had in the past. I do have success with my self, but it doesn't seem as strong as before. What is it a problem with? Is it low sex drive? Is it that I'm going crazy? Is it that I'm not seeing enough people? Is my attraction limited to types of people and is that normal? I think it is.
So I am soon going to be driving from Tucson, Arizona to Los Angeles, California. The drive is long, and will most likely be boring, So I have come here to metafilter to ask if there are any natural features, roadside attractions, interesting things I can stop and see along my route.
I curse when I drive. Terrible language and the most irritated inflection. It needs to stop because I am in danger of linguistically poisoning my toddler. Unfortunately, I live in an area (Metro Boston) where the roads are crowded and people pride themselves on driving like self-centered monsters. Please give me techniques to (most importantly) stop swearing and also stop appearing apoplectic.
I need to send my computer back to its manufacturer, as it's broken, and they've sent me a replacement. I would like to erase everything from the hard drive. Can you recommend some software to do this? It's a Windows 7 laptop with a single (though partitioned) hard drive. [more inside]