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    Connecting rooms with 802.11n?

    I'm moving into a new apartment and thinking about improving my networking. Normally I have ran a ton of cat5 to get 100mbit between devices, and 802.11g for the laptops. To improve speed and decrease hassle, my thought is to just run cat5 in each room (3 at most), and connect all those rooms...
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    .htaccess redirect by domain name

    I have a website accessible from domainA.com/domainB and from domainB.com, both point to the same folder. Is there anyway using an .htaccess file to selectively look at the .com part of the name, and send back a 404 based on it? I'm not familiar enough with them to know, but I suspect this is...
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    OO Class Organization

    I was wondering what thought process some of you go through when organizing classes and their hierarchies in an OO design? I'm doing my first major embedded project, while I'm strong at programming I don't have much education regarding computer science ideology. For instance, I'm doing a basic...
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    Clone to smaller drive

    Does anyone know of an easy way/tool to backup multiple partitions on a drive, including boot information, to a USB drive to hold the image, to then clone over to a new smaller hard drive? Normally I never bother cloning, but I have a 500GB drive to RMA that I just spent lots of time setting...
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    How to harness the Googlebot

    Does anyone know of a way to selectively choose sub-portions of a page to be indexed by googlebots, and then choose which pages give priority in Google's results? Or at least help to influence this? I've got a whole proper sitemap.xml set already, that Google shows no errors on. I run a...
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    SQL Query to delete from two tables

    I'm trying to form a single query to do the following: delete FROM table1 where table1.field1 < table1.field2 delete FROM table2 where table2.field3 = table1.field3 **Only use table1 rows selected above to be removed** So I'm using logic in the first query to determine which rows I want...
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    Error 500 Debug

    I'm working on putting together a script that parses through a large csv file and puts it into an associative array. Below is the basic debug code I'm trying to get working for now. It works with the csv files I have that are up to 1.5MB but fails with my 4MB file, returning a generic Error...
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    Redirect VNC Traffic

    How difficult would the following be to achieve... Current Setup DynDNS on Router, xxx.dyndns.org points to my network, then I have port forwarding setup for VNC. So xxx.dyndns.org:5900 connects to the PC I have that port forwarding to. What I would like to do Leverage my 1&1 basic...
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    Solid "hands off" board to pair with Wolfdale?

    Trying to pick out a motherboard after being out of the "game" for a few years, please help! Latest gen technology. It's tough to weed out the older chipsets from 2006 Solid and dependable Hands off functionality. Owner won't be tweaking or overclocking Good bang for buck Compatible...
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    Sata vs Gigabit Speeds - Video Editing

    I've got an older Mac Pro that I use for video editing with 2x500GB Sata drives in it. I would like to get a second Mac Pro, and be able to share the content between the two of them, so either machine can be edited on, or both at the same time on different projects. I'm looking for advice on...
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    Guidelines to set up simple home server?

    have an old 733Mhz P3 // 128mb ram box that I'm turning into a home server. For the time being, my interests include local file sharing, lamp webserver, and ftp access into the webserver goods. I have a 20GB drive and a 300GB drive. My current design plan is to have 19GB on the first drive be...
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    PCP&C Fan Spin Down @ Idle?

    Question for you PCP&C supply owners, especially those with a 510-ATX. When your system is booted cold, and the supply is running cool, does the fan stop spinning completely? I imagine theres some logic programmed in to vary the fan speed in accordance with internal temperatures, but I can't...
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    Flash Server vs. "Standard Server"?

    I'm curious if anyone can further enlighten me about Adobe's Flash Media Server (http://www.adobe.com/products/flashmediaserver/) , and why/when it is needed. I host a number of videos online that get several hundred hits per week. Right now I'm using Brightcove as my provider, so they handle...
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    Memtest Failure Acceptability?

    I've got a low/mid range Home Theater PC that's been experiencing some random freezes lately, quite frequently. The same type of actions (within SageTV my PVR App) were causing the entire system to just lock up. I first turned to the hard drive, since constant read/writes + head + 24/7 =...
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    Trying to build wireless remote for speakers with wired remote

    I have a pair of I-Trigue 3300 speakers, which work great for a low-end pair. As you can see in the image below, they come with a wired remote control. I broke it down and did a bit of reverse engineering, and it's as simple as it gets. The dial is a variable resistor, few other resistors in...
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    Inspiron "Charging" light stuck!

    Well, I encountered something very strange with my almost 2.5 year old Inspiron laptop. I was using the laptop, and the battery got critically low, which causes the charge light to start flashing orange. The system went into hibernate, as expected, and then I plugged it back into the AC...
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    Shop PCP&C, Accept No Substitutes!

    Posting this as a follow up to my thread a few weeks ago, when my PCP&C 510 supply suddenly started pouring smoke and died on the spot. Search is disabled, or else I wouldn't have bothered with a new thread. Basic backstory: -Power supply goes up in smoke -No proof of purchase, bought 2nd...
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    My PCP&C 510 in rock solid system caught fire, help!

    I built my current rig about 2 years ago, pinnacle of my years of knowledge and reading, etc. It has run flawlessly this entire time, until this evening... The system was running fine, and I went behind it to plug in a microphone. I gently tilted the system forwards to get a better view, and...
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    Peak temperature for 1.6Ghz Sempron?

    I've got a little Sempron processor running in my Home Theater PC, it stays fairly cool, only 1.6Ghz, single core, etc. I just moved into a new apartment, and the HTPC's new entertainment center has poor air ventilation. What's the safe peak temperature for these AMD chips to run, without...
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    Best Choice for 20" or 27" < $300?

    I'm moving into a small apartment, and looking to upgrade my 13" tv from 1998. I got spoiled over the past year, since my roommate had a 32" HD LCD, but now I'm on my own. I'm trying to keep the price at $300 or less, although I've seen a few tempting things for mid 300's. Originally I was...
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    Gateway LCD backlight dead? or bad cable?

    I've got a Gateway 3040GZ laptop, about 2 years ago. Suddenly when I booted it up today, the bios screen had a very strong red color shift to it, along with an audible buzzing. About 5-10 seconds into the boot sequence, the screen goes practically black. Upon closer observation, it books and...
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    Monitor wont go over 60Hz?

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    Website seem slow to anyone?

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    Oppinions of Cooler Master Cases

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    Tips on desoldering DC Jack

    I've got a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop, and the DC Jack broke on it. I got a new jack off eBay to replace the old one with. Last night I stripped down to the motherboard, and got to work desoldering the old jack, which is where I'm having trouble. I'm using some desoldering braid, and a 15W...
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    New 5.5G Video iPod, now including Viruses!

    Well about a week ago I bought a brand new black video iPod from the Apple store here in Boston. Retail packaging, unopened, etc. Well I just went to double click on the iPod in My Computer for the first time, and NOD32 goes apeshit on me. I started to get red flashing everywhere, notifying...
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    I've been hacked!

    (Cliffs Below) Well I'll start off by saying that I really wish I heard about this earlier ( http://www.intelliadmin.com/blog/2006/05/security-flaw-in-realvnc-411.html ). As I was unlucky enough to be running that particular version of VNC on one of my boxes, which is primarily used by my...
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    SLI my 6800GT, or sell for a 7800 series?

    Hey guys, haven't been following the videocard world too closely lately, but I'm sure some of you will know the answer to this.... I've currently got a 6800GT in my system. Being that I have a 2005FPW, I'm looking to upgrade to push the higher res. Do you think I'll be better off buying...
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    What's your pick for a quality software firewall? No routers allowed!

    Well, I'm looking for a new software firewall, now that my beloved Sygate has been gobbled up by those Symantec guys. I'm sure alot of guys on here are in the same situation as me, living on a college campus, hence networking policies, hence no routers, hence no hardware firewall while away...
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    Mouse cursor not in sync with desktop?

    Whenever I leave my system, I do a windows+L, and leave it shut and locked. However on average of a few times per week, when I return to the system, the mouse is all funky. I've been having this problem with my Dell Inspiron 6000 for a month or two now. Essentially what seems to be...
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    System rebooting during defrag

    Whenever I try to defrag my C:\ drive using Diskeeper, the system reboots itself suddenly during the process. I ran the chkdsk utility from a reboot, and it is causing the system to restart once chkdsk reaches 66% or so. I had to hit a key and skip the check disk, just to get back into...
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    Guidance on first Linux server project

    Hey all, I'm looking for some advice and guidance to get me started on a server project I'm working on. Here's some background info: Specs 733 Mhz P3 CPU 128mb PC133 Ram 20GB 7200rpm HDD - Primary 20GB 4200rpm HDD - Secondary NIC, CD-RW, Voodoo Banshee :p, etc Goals Run...
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    What external HDD for easiest data backup?

    A neighbor of mine asked me to set up an external drive on their system, for data backup. They recently had their old drive crash, and lost documents related to their small construction buisness. Being they aren't the most tech-litterate of people, what would be the easiest external drive...
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    General advice on improving my HTPC?

    I put together a Home Theater PC last summer, however now I'm looking into getting the best performance out of it, both hardware and software wise, without spending much more money. Basic specs: Sempron 2200+ (1.5Ghz) 768mb of PC2100 ram 160GB Seagate HDD PVR-150MCE ATI 9200SE Videocard...
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    What lens to rent for National Zoo?

    I'm going to be in DC in a few weeks, and am going to spend a friday at the national zoo while I'm down there. I noticed there is a Penn Camera nearby that does rentals, so I'd like to try out some L glass for the day. Being I normally shoot the 28-135mm, it should be fun to try out a more...
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    A/V Switchbox, IR controlled?

    I was looking for a switchbox similar to this for my composite video inputs http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2049645&cp=2032057.2032187.2032188.2032200&allCount=12&fbn=Type%2FSwitch+Box&f=PAD%2FProduct+Type%2FSwitch+Box&fbc=1&parentPage=family However, I'm trying to find...
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    Access full network behind dual-NIC system?

    I have a wireless Linksys router distuting internet to several systems in my house. All the systems are on a common workgroup and share files between each other. My one system has dual NIC's on the motherboard, one of which is hooked up to the router as normal. Is it possible to have another...
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