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Lady Fitzgerald

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    ADHD Senioritis Member

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    AZ, SSA (Squabbling States of America)
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  1. you good? haven't seen you on in a minute.

  2. Even worse are employers who do not understand that ADHD is a learning disability that can be compensated for or just don't care. The second official diagnosis I got was the result of testing ordered by my employer--the one I now get my pension and Medicare supplemental insurance from--for the purpose of ruling out ADHD despite my first diagnosis by the shrink who was monitoring my hormone therapy. I've had micromanaging supervisors who couldn't understand I had to do things, including learning new procedures, a certain way that did not inhibit my ability to do so and gave me grie
  3. Oh yeah, it's amazing what a boost in moral can come from learning that one has ADHD and what it's all about. Learning you are not lazy, stupid, or crazy is so liberating. In fact, their is an excellent book by that title, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, that is written in language lay people can understand. It's surprisingly accurate--dead on, actually--for have been written by non-professionals and is still relevant today despite being written so long ago. Sadly, there are a lot shrinks who are unfam
  4. And where did you get your degree in Psychology? I felt he was spot on. For the record, I got mine from Abilene Christian College, class of '71. Even though I never used my degree vocationally, I did continue my studies informally, eventually concentrating on LGBT studies, including working with transgender support groups and, occasionally, speaking to college classes. After being diagnosed with ADHD, I expanded my studies to the area of ADHD.
  5. You can say that again! Imagine someone having to go through school and the work place not being diagnosed with ADHD until in they were in their early 50s. I don't have to imagine it because that was me. ADHD was not really known about in the '50s to the early '70s when I graduated from college. I have the same thing although it was never formally diagnosed. It never manifested itself until after I worked 5 1/2 years on third shift for a convenience store chain after retiring the first time. Prior to that, I had worked jobs all my life that required to get up early in the mornin
  6. Unless those have 2.5" HDDs or SSDs inside, you need a power adapter. 4TB is the largest 2.5" consumer drives available. Anything bigger has to be 3.5". USB only provides only 5v and 3.5" HDDs need 12v in addition to 5V. I'm getting tired of arguing with you when you aren't paying attention. Do whatever you want but don't come crying back here if (more like when) things don't work out like you want and expect to get any sympathy.
  7. Hunh? This is confusing. Are you talking about both external 4TB and 6TB drives? Or just the drives inside both?
  8. To put it more succinctly, supply and demand. When demand increases and/or supply drops, prices increase. When supply increases and/or demand drops, prices decrease. In this case, demand remained the same or dropped only slightly while supply dropped considerably. Other factors that affect prices can also come into play. Here in the SSA (Squabbling States of America), additional tariffs have increased the cost of products from China considerably.
  9. You have moved into a new area of discussion. In short, if you have your data properly backed up, you won't lose data if a drive dies. I was staying on topic of the dangers of buying cheap drives, especially a drive with no warranty. How do you know if that drive is even working? If it arrives DOA, you will be SOL. Times are tight all over the world. Even here in the "cheap" USA, prices here have been going up not only because of the current pandemic but also because of our Idiot in Chief's ill advised high tariffs on Chinese products, which accounts for most electronics components
  10. Did it ever occur to you that there is a reason why that drive has no warranty? Buying it would be a gamble with the odds stacked against you.
  11. In theory, yes. However, the drives inside most external drives are of lower quality than bare internal drives. Manufacturers "justify" this practice by saying the drives don't need to be a higher quality since they assume people will not be running them as much as drives inside a computer. Many, if not most, experts do not recommend "shucking" (the practive of removing the drives inside external drives). For the same reasons, I also do not. Adding to this is many manufacturers are now using SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) drives in their external drives. These drives are less ex
  12. You are still missing the point. Just monitoring a drive will NOT adequately protect the data on it so you need to get that absurd fallacy out of your head. That's like having a gun but no ammo for it. And why do you keep claiming people are advocating such outrageously expensive backup methods? You don't need 3000€ NAS backup units and cloud services for 500€. Just two HDDs, each with the volume of the drive you are backing up. HDDs are not expensive nor are the enclosures to put them into (and you cut the cost of enclosures by replacing the with a single USB dock and use it with