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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    Not sure what's up. Yesterday before I left the office I changed the power option to never turn off my monitors. Logged in from home last night and came in this morning. Both of my monitors were on and I was able to log in easily. It worked. So I went to double check my power options and it's been reverted back to turning them off after 30 minutes.

    Whatever. I'm sure at this point it has something to do with that Nightwatchman bug.
    That is interesting and super odd that it would really just be the monitor off setting. In all likelihood anything you change in those settings will be reverted by a system policy/that application. Frankly I'm surprised you can change those settings at all, usually group policy would prevent you but i guess they leave those options up to nightwatchman instead of setting them in AD. Did you tell IT about your discovery? I don't know that application but maybe there's a way to set an exemption for your machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downingthief View Post
    Make it 10 grand. I'll endorse a solution that I constructed along with 2 certified EMC engineers (one of which ran a Data center for a Fortune 500 company, and was a design architect for EMC). It was also endorsed by the EMC rep for the account. He let us do all the work because of our knowledge base. In addition, this solution was presented to the entire Western Region at EMC as a case study on how to win against NetAPP as well as Nimble (they presented a solution as well).

    On the "jump in", if you read what I wrote...what I suggested wasn't a solution. Just was an observation on his VPN issues. I read into it more as something collaborative. To your point, again I agree with you as I stated earlier, I don't know about Wes' company.

    I am sales, and consulting. If I were just sales, I wouldn't have lasted as long as I have. You can consult and not do the implementation. Happens all the time in this industry. This particular client's Exchange migration was a mess because they are a Community College, so the staff and student email were separate (student email was around 5000 addresses). We had to keep the 2003 active as we moved the 2010.
    It's a bet. Whatever you have in place now will be replaced within 3 years. Your response to his VPN issue was irrelevant blabber.

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    I have to agree with Randy on this one. Reading about Wes' setup and then suggesting some cloud based document collaboration bullshit is the typical ignorant sales diarrhea I hear all the time in this industry and it is annoying as fuck. Sales guys hardly ever have the technical expertise to actually recommend the right product for a client. Claiming you have this expertise when you think your product could actually be a replacement for Wes' high end dev box that connects to internal SQL DBs simply shows just how full of shit you are. Nothing personal against you, but I just see this shit way too often. Sales guy gets some dumb ass manager or director all pumped on some product, neither of them know shit about the technical aspects or that there's actually better ways, then sys admin gets stuck trying to fit a round peg in a square hole, and everybody loses, except sales guy who just cashed in.
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    If "everybody loses" why do they continue to pay the sales guys?

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    What's the alternative? Find a sales guy who isn't a dumb dick? Good luck.

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    Because they don't know they are losing. They have no idea there is a much better product for them that costs half as much. And once its purchased, IT guy doesn't want to tell his boss what a dumb ass purchase he just made.

    And you are assuming that everybody who gets paid is actually earning it. Judging by how much time you spend on these boards at work, surely you know getting paid has nothing to do with being good at your job.
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    this thread, and reflecting on the recent Tech Data IT Conference in Florida where it was comprised of at least 90% sausages, is getting me more and more excited for the new wave of female network engineers out there. A lot of times good looking women are asking how to fix things, these girls are already smarter than you. Navigating with ease through IP settings is similar to the beauty of seeing a well dressed Italian donna weave through traffic on a scooter. Examples:

    An Israeli I insulted by texting a request for a breast pic one night (we had hung out by the pool all afternoon beforehand. She said "it feels good" when I put an ice cube on her navel as we both watched it melt. She brought up her hair removal machine as the only item of value in her hotel room. Then I get a "not cool" when you are out that evening with another guy. Pfft. But she is very smart per her Linked In page)


    Interviewing this girl on Thursday for a part time position in my company. She called me back after I'd left a message with the job inquiry on her robotic vmail. Our initial phone conversation: "This is Arune" "Excuse me?" "Arune. This is Arune" "Sorry, having trouble understanding. You are breaking up a bit". She wasn't breaking up at all, I had just assumed Arune was a man originally. I want to hire this girl. I want a sexy, smart female engineer whom customers will look forward to seeing. Not the typical dime-a-dozen ugly sausages.
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    ... What the fuck does that have to do with anything?

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    you're obsolete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    If "everybody loses" why do they continue to pay the sales guys?
    Capitalism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sexecutioner View Post
    Because they don't know they are losing. They have no idea there is a much better product for them that costs half as much. And once its purchased, IT guy doesn't want to tell his boss what a dumb ass purchase he just made.

    And you are assuming that everybody who gets paid is actually earning it. Judging by how much time you spend on these boards at work, surely you know getting paid has nothing to do with being good at your job.
    It takes an IT mentality to assume that businessmen don't know how to run a business, that the laws of economics don't apply, and that pretty much everybody is stupid except the fat poorly dressed IT guy with the messy office. That the only thing that adds value is technical competence.

    And I can assure you I am among the best in the US at what I do.
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    I'm mystified as to how Tom became the enemy here.

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    Because I asked why salesmen get paid like they do.

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    And then you got sexecutioned!

    Seriously though, Tom... Sales people aren't exactly the most considerate, honest, or scrupulous individuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RotationSlimWang View Post
    ... What the fuck does that have to do with anything?
    was offering a job after you get breast implants and a wig
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    When backing up my files yesterday somehow my Western Digital external HD made a duplicate of all the files I had on there already. Short of going through every folder and doing so manually, can anyone recommend a relatively easier way to delete the duplicates?
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    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    Throw the hard drive out a window. That should take care of any duplicates.

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    Do I have to download any extra RAM to do that?
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    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    It's probably a good idea for better weight distribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosurprises12 View Post
    When backing up my files yesterday somehow my Western Digital external HD made a duplicate of all the files I had on there already. Short of going through every folder and doing so manually, can anyone recommend a relatively easier way to delete the duplicates?
    If it would be okay to just delete anything on the drive with a created by date of yesterday, i can prob write you a script to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosurprises12 View Post
    When backing up my files yesterday somehow my Western Digital external HD made a duplicate of all the files I had on there already. Short of going through every folder and doing so manually, can anyone recommend a relatively easier way to delete the duplicates?
    If it's not too onerous of a task, it's probably better to back up again but fix the settings so it doesn't duplicate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RotationSlimWang View Post
    If it would be okay to just delete anything on the drive with a created by date of yesterday, i can prob write you a script to do it
    I appreciate the offer, but what's a bit strange is that the created and modified dates listed for the original and duplicate files are the same; what's different is that the file name has a long string of letters and numbers with @ before it.

    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidL View Post
    If it's not too onerous of a task, it's probably better to back up again but fix the settings so it doesn't duplicate.
    I thought about this too, but there are some things on the external which aren't on my computer's hard drive as it was getting full. I suppose I could just copy them back to my computer and then clear/back-up the external.
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    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    What's the drive letter of your backup drive? I'm done with the file, I can send you a link to it.
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    I don't see how that's possible. You open up the properties of one of the folders that just got copied yesterday and you're telling me the Created Date is not yesterday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastgreatman View Post
    I don't see how that's possible. You open up the properties of one of the folders that just got copied yesterday and you're telling me the Created Date is not yesterday?
    I have seen this before and it's the first thing that went though my mind when you offered a script solution. If he did a raw imaging of the disk, meaning reading the raw sectors directly and saved them on the external drive then the file mod and create will not be updated (since the OS does that but it has been bypassed).
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    I just got this thing back up and working again and kind of stumbled on this issue kind of by accident, so it is entirely possible that I somehow told it to create two files when it saved over initially and just never noticed until now. Some of the documents on the external which I have made changes to on the "computer version" of the file have different modified dates, so I guess it's just the ones I haven't changed which have the same dates.
    Quote Originally Posted by roberto73 View Post
    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosurprises12 View Post
    I just got this thing back up and working again and kind of stumbled on this issue kind of by accident, so it is entirely possible that I somehow told it to create two files when it saved over initially and just never noticed until now. Some of the documents on the external which I have made changes to on the "computer version" of the file have different modified dates, so I guess it's just the ones I haven't changed which have the same dates.
    But answer my question specifically--go to one of the folders that's a dupe you made yesterday, right-click, click Properties, what is the Created Date?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidL View Post
    I have seen this before and it's the first thing that went though my mind when you offered a script solution. If he did a raw imaging of the disk, meaning reading the raw sectors directly and saved them on the external drive then the file mod and create will not be updated (since the OS does that but it has been bypassed).
    I suppose. I mean, I'm not arguing that your scenario is accurate if he was using an imaging solution, but something still feels off.
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    Ok, I looked a bit more closely and the files with the string of numbers and letters behind them have an earlier date modified than the files which are "normal." What's strange, though, is that there is not a uniform "date modified" date for those files which have dupes - it seems that the hard drive was recording any change I made to the file and keeping the original too.

    Sorry if this is testing your patience; I do appreciate the help and I probably should have explored the issue a bit more before I asked for advice.

    EDIT - here's a picture of what I'm talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberto73 View Post
    I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosurprises12 View Post
    When backing up my files yesterday somehow my Western Digital external HD made a duplicate of all the files I had on there already. Short of going through every folder and doing so manually, can anyone recommend a relatively easier way to delete the duplicates?
    What software did you use for the backup process?
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