I bet this happend to you!!!!

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Hi,

Have you ever grabbed a USB device and go to insert it in the USB port and it would not go in, because the cable was upside down? You will never do it again after watching this:

Never insert a USB device the wrong way again:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QIp9rhMHoI

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That's assuming your ports are properly oriented. I have a desktop with inverted ports, a laptop with inverted ports on one side, and a desktop 5¼" drive USB hub with vertical ports where the left side is the opposite of the right.

Nick McDermott

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I have never had that problem on any of my computers, I owned a pile of them, why would they invert the USB port?

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BTW I like your avatar photo, did you take it or is it stock media? My main channel on YouTube has something similar, see:

http://www.youtube.com/user/unicusDOTcom

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u sir have changed my life forever.
thx for the tip

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Unicus wrote:I have never had that problem on any of my computers, I owned a pile of them, why would they invert the USB port?

I couldn't tell you why. I just manage to find the weird bits. I also have an HP desktop with inverted ports on the front face. I'd totally forgotten about it, as it currently is just hosting a server and isn't regularly messed with up close.

Unicus wrote:BTW I like your avatar photo, did you take it or is it stock media? My main channel on YouTube has something similar, see:

http://www.youtube.com/user/unicusDOTcom

Yes, that's out of my personal stock. It was a bad backlit pic that I beat up in software and got something interesting out of; however I made the mistake of posting it online in an un-copyrighted form and it has "gone into the wild". I have strobes and new backgrounds coming over the next few months for my studio, so I intend to try to do this again but in better quality. I might even be the model for the next! LOL!

Nick McDermott

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Yes, that's out of my personal stock. It was a bad backlit pic that I beat up in software and got something interesting out of; however I made the mistake of posting it online in an un-copyrighted form and it has "gone into the wild". I have strobes and new backgrounds coming over the next few months for my studio, so I intend to try to do this again but in better quality. I might even be the model for the next! LOL!

Thats the problem with the Internet, everyone stealing everything. I bought the image for my YouTube channel from pond5.com. They have really good prices on media. I think I paid 4 dollars for the photo, and it allows commercial use.

You seem to take good photos, ever think of putting them up on a site that sells stock media? Everything on the sites are watermarked and so small us can't really use it. That avatar of yours is really cool.

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I already sell stock media through a couple sites. Photography is pretty much my primary source of income now.

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My vertical ports are on the right side of my laptop and my USB flash drives have the light on the end.

I'm so screwed! :(

Mark Baker

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