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Other / Learn a Spoken Language on your PC.
« Last post by Geek-9pm on June 20, 2018, 08:08:41 PM »
While surfing the web, I found this:
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381904,00.asp
The article was published earlier this yer. It reviews a variety of software based language learning programs. Most put the stress on learning to speak, not just read.
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There are so many excellent programs that can teach you a language, no matter what your needs or your budget. Sure, Google Translate is getting better all the time, but you just can't rely on it for everything! Here you'll find information about the ten best options for learning a language yourself, including the best free programs, the best for beginners, and the best for those who want to brush up their skills in a particular language.
To my surprise there really is a good free program. In fact, it is very good according to the PC Magazine review.
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Duolingo has a wonderful interface that's easy to use. It also presents bite-size learning, making it a great tool for studying in short sessions. You can set a goal for your daily learning schedule, and some gamification aspects encourage you to hit that goal consistently. If you're motivated by leaderboards, points, and in-app rewards, Duolingo will keep you enticed. I highly recommend Duolingo either on its own or as a companion to another language-study program.

At present, Duolingo has programs in 15 languages: Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, French, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Welsh. There are another four language-learning courses in beta (Hebrew, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese)

Of course, learning to speak a language well is never easy. Except for Children Bother of my children are Bi-Lingual because they grew up in another country before we came back to the USA.

If you can no afford to live abroad for a few years, take a look at new software for learning a language at home.  :)
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Hardware / Re: Cant use my internal drive in external (USB)
« Last post by BC_Programmer on June 20, 2018, 07:28:54 PM »
The drive was dynamic because it was spanned. A spanned volume is a volume that stores data across partitions on more than one physical disk. At best, that means you need all physical drives that were part of that spanned set in order to rebuild it. Alternatively, recovery software can often get data back from the physical drive that was part of a spanned volume, since data is not striped across the disks.

I would surmise that at some point or somehow you created a dynamic, spanned volume from unallocated space on your SSD and your secondary drive, perhaps while setting it up.
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Hardware / Re: What is wrong with my computer?
« Last post by BC_Programmer on June 20, 2018, 07:17:21 PM »
Mark...see his other Posts...the issue ain't Chrome...his HDD is full.

And apparently he's infected with ransomware.
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Other / Re: Desktop icons on external hard drive
« Last post by patio on June 20, 2018, 06:53:09 PM »
That will only copy the icons...if he needs them to be workable shortcuts thats a different story.
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Hardware / Re: What is wrong with my computer?
« Last post by patio on June 20, 2018, 06:51:30 PM »
Mark...see his other Posts...the issue ain't Chrome...his HDD is full.
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Hardware / Re: Windows 10 Updates
« Last post by patio on June 20, 2018, 06:50:09 PM »
You need to get your HDD in order...if you are getting that warning repeatedly then you are low on free space and Disk Cleanup will do little to manage that...

General rule of thumb is Win likes approx 15% free space to operate properly...
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Hardware / Re: Windows 10 Updates
« Last post by Mark. on June 20, 2018, 06:10:56 PM »
unlike in previous Windows versions, updates can not be permanently disabled under Win10.
you can defer, you can set as Metered Account but sadly not stop them indefinitely.
in one of your other posts I mentioned this technique to do a deeper clean than the default settings used by Windows.

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for a more thorough system cleanup, start an elevated command prompt and type cleanmgr c: /sageset:1 and hit Enter.
tick all the boxes and hit OK.
now type cleanmgr c: /sagerun:1 and wait for the two pop up boxes to auto-disappear.
another option is to get CCleaner by Piriform from here; https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds
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Other / Re: Desktop icons on external hard drive
« Last post by Mark. on June 20, 2018, 06:06:31 PM »
select one icon.
Ctrl+A to select all.
Ctrl+C to copy them.
browse to where you want to copy them to and Ctrl+P to paste them.
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Hardware / Re: What is wrong with my computer?
« Last post by Mark. on June 20, 2018, 06:00:36 PM »
what is your OS, and Chrome versions?
have you tried creating and using a new profile for Chrome?


for a more thorough system cleanup, start an elevated command prompt and type cleanmgr c: /sageset:1 and hit Enter.
tick all the boxes and hit OK.
now type cleanmgr c: /sagerun:1 and wait for the two pop up boxes to auto-disappear.
another option is to get CCleaner by Piriform from here; https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds
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Hardware / Re: Cant use my internal drive in external (USB)
« Last post by patio on June 20, 2018, 05:32:51 PM »
When and why did you span the HDD ? ?

This may be trickier than you think...
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