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    Local or network stored files? WD Mybook Live?

    I wouldn't count on RAID as a backup solution for precious photos. Pay of an offsite backup ASAP. I use carbonite and backblaze and am happy with both of them. Last thing you need is 2 drives dying in a RAID 5 an you lose everything you really want.
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    What size tablet do you prefer?

    I'm pretty happy with the Ipad size. I've tried a couple 7" tablets and found them too small. I've also tried 2 Asus windows tablets (vivotab RT and vivotab Smart) and HATED the aspect ratio. They are far too wide so it's uncomfortable to type on the screen landscape and in portrait mode they...
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    Is using a W7 on a Mac though Bootcamp any different than using W7 on a PC?

    Just a thought you might want to check the new samsung series 9 too.
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    Is using a W7 on a Mac though Bootcamp any different than using W7 on a PC?

    I have heard some complaints that the apple drivers for the trackpad in windows aren't that great. I never really noticed much of an issue when I had a MBP but I've had multiple complain about it to me.
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    Build advice - Review of what I've picked so far

    Thanks for the heads up! Order placed online and I'll be picking it up on my way home.
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    Build advice - Review of what I've picked so far

    That 620watt psu will be good for the HD6950?
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    Build advice - Review of what I've picked so far

    Already edited for the 620 watt and now I'm contemplating the extra $50 for a Corsair 400R
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    Build advice - Review of what I've picked so far

    Just wondering what the issues are for the Antec 300? Other than that (current list is) ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Network Adapter 802.11B/G/N Up to 300MBPS PCI-EXPRESS $23.98 LG GH24LS70 24X SATA Lightscribe Internal DVD Writer Burner DVDRW Optical Drive Black OEM $19.99 Mushkin Enhanced...
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    Build advice - Review of what I've picked so far

    Another option (since lightroom is my first motivation so the videocard can wait) Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB 209.99 Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard 129.99 Corsair XMS3...
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    Build advice - Review of what I've picked so far

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming/Photoshop/Lightroom 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $800-900CAD 3) Where do you live? Canada! 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word...
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    What's the WORST Apple product? (Past or Present)

    Iphone4 may have some issue, but seeing as I have a work issued blackberry the iphone4 land seems like a magical place of fairies and unicorns
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    What's the WORST Apple product? (Past or Present)

    First macbook airs Overpriced/Underquality/Underspeed The new airs though.. want want want.
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    New MacBook Pro's - Including Thunderbolt and Quad core cpu

    Picked up the base model new 13" pro last night My first mac and I gotta say I'm very pleased with it. I even want to skip a concert I'm going to tonight just to mess around more :)
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    Macbook Pro refresh next month?

    I was hoping for a resolution boost on the 13" (same as the mba has).. but i'm still buying one First macbook for me :)
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    11-13" CULV/Netbook

    I'm using an Acer 1410 right now CULV, comes with 2GB of ram and has a free slot Good resolution @ 1366x768 Win 7 home premium 64 bit 250GB drive Runs surprisingly quick. Can't handle a lot of games but I can play Civ 4 on it with no issues.
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    Help finding the "perfect" Netbook

    I'm pretty happy with my Acer 1410. CULV 2300, 2GB of ram (can add more into the empty slot), plays back HD video fine and I get about 5-6 hours use out of it. I can even run Civ4 on it at decent settings (though gaming does lower the battery life a decent amount).
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    Buying question for netbook

    I downloaded one of the 1080p wmv demos from microsoft today. It played smoothly at like 50% cpu pleased++
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    Buying question for netbook

    Got the 1410 at lunch today. Very pleased so far.
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    Buying question for netbook

    Acer Aspire 1410-2817 Intel SU2300 2GB 250GB 11.6IN HD Win 7 Home Premium (499) or ASUS Eee PC 1201N Black Atom N330 NVIDIA ION 2GB 250G 12.1IN 1366X768 Draft N WIN7 (529) I guess it comes down to processor power vs video power and what makes it all around more usefull. I'd be using it for...
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    best low profile card?

    I'm looking to upgrade the crappy x1300 thats in my Dell 745 at home. Needs to be low power and low profile for the chassis. I'm leaning towards the ATI 5570 so far as it's cheap and looks to be a good option. Anything else I should be looking at that's faster and around the same price?
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    ps3 and lcd monitors

    make sure your LCD does HDCP over DVI also or you won't be getting any HDMI output from it which I discovered a couple weeks ago with my new ps3 ;(
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    New PS3 Owners - feedback!

    Just entered the PS3 world a week or so ago. Luckily for me I have friends who have already switched so it makes the initial game purchase load smaller. So far borrowed: Batman: AA (beat) Heavenly Sword (beat) Infamous (About to start) Incoming to borrow: Assassins...
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    Need a rec for an office scanner with 100 page capacity

    I've been working on writing some scanning software for my work lately and I'm using an HP scanjet 7000. It seems to do the job quite well.
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    Popular games that you just...hate

    Fallout 3 for me. Probably the worst combat in a game I've played in years. Are you a tactical game or a shooter! Just decide. I would have been happy with full turn based combat like FO1/2 or get a good system like mass effect had. Blowing AP on 2 shots then running around waiting for them to...
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    Dell Optiplex 755 Upgrade (full tower)

    Awesome thanks :) Now to convince the wife I "need" this upgrade
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    Dell Optiplex 755 Upgrade (full tower)

    Any chance you know if the psu in the full dell case is a standard size that can be swapped? Looking at my local place (I'm in canada so no newegg yet (soon though)) it's cheaper to get a new psu than a gpu booster
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    Dell Optiplex 755 Upgrade (full tower)

    Just another quick question Should a 500watt psu be fine? It looks like the stock full tower is a 305 watt based on the dell site specs. 500watt psu for around $60 + $179 for an ati 4850 and I'm a happy camper it looks like :)
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    Dell Optiplex 755 Upgrade (full tower)

    So snagged a desktop from work last week. Optiplex 755 (managed to snag a full tower and none of that slim crap) It's a pretty decent machine except the ATI HD2400 pro is a bit lacking in the power department for gaming. I've got a friend with an extra 8800GT he said he'd lend me for a...
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    What bag?

    Check out ogio backpacks.. they're very well made (been using one with my laptop for about 3 years now and it looks brand new still) I stayed away from messenger bags because even with my 14.1" laptop, I started to feel shoulder pain on long transit journeys to work and back.
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    Need help purchasing new headphones

    For that price range I'd definitely look into the ATHA700s I've had a500s and a900s and just love the line and they're great for long hours of gaming.
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    DVD Creation

    DVDFlick seems like a decent free one to use. It worked fine for me the one time I tried it.
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    looking for stable laptop for work

    If the information is that important, I should hope you are recommending a good backup solution. Regardless of how well put together the laptop is, hard drives die all the time. I'd suggest a good RAID usb enclosure with a regular backup process in place.
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    DVD burning program? dont have one, need one.

    cdburnerxp is a good one too
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    Headphone Amp's

    I've had A900s before and a couple different amps to try with them (had the amp for my MS-1s) It made very little difference. The Millet I used just changed the tone as a tubey amp will, the M3 didn't do much at all.
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    PC TECHS! What software tools do you run to fix a persons computer?

    Windows CD + a usb drive for backup is about all I use now. I got so tired trying to clean spyware and viruses that its just wipe and reinstall.
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    iPhone 3G Anyone?

    I want an iPhone but just can't justify it when work pays for my blackberry Maybe I'll get one for the wife so I can play with it
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    I'm sick of listening to people bash Vista in the IT world

    I'm in IT (developer).. Right now I have a vista box, an xp box, and a linux box right in front of me. They all have their uses and benefits. Now to convince the boss to buy me a Mac :)
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    sync outlook with two machines?

    Best way to keep sync'd up if you're using gmail is switch from POP to IMAP. Then everything is stored on th eserver and you can "cache" a copy on your local pc but changes get saved online and sync'd up.
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    Video Playback Problem - flashing vertical stripe and shadow

    I had a problem with this in VLC and had to mess with the deinterlace settings