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    Selling cable company's modem/receiver/remote?

    I was subscribed with cable to a large national company (will not be named) and canceled my service when I moved out of my apartment. My service was successfully terminated but the company never notified me that I would have to return my unused equipment (it's since been about 4 months since I...
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    Syncing "updated" songs in iTunes?

    I am trying to correct some bass distortion with a program called MP3Gain and I think this software resaves my Mp3s once the gain correction has completed. I am trying to figure out if when I sync my iPod with iTunes that the newly corrected files will be loaded onto it? Or only newly added...
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    What to charge for a website critique?

    An e-commerce company I used to work for and with whose owners I am friendly approached me to perform a complete website critique in addition to some other commissioned design work I am doing for them. I am wondering what would be appropriate to charge for such a critique. The document is in...
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    battery usage: speakerphone vs bluetooth?

    Hey, I'm wondering if anyone has any insight on which uses more battery power in a typical cell phone, talking on speakerphone at medium speaker volume or using a bluetooth headset? It would seem like the speakerphone takes up more power, but I don't know how power-intensive the bluetooth...
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    best volume levels for each machine?

    Hi all, I just purchased a set of low priced Logitech x-240 speakers + sub for my computer. I'm wondering what you guys think is the best volume level configuration to get the richest sound out of these speakers. I can adjust the volume directly on the speakers themselves, the volume in...
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    Wireless music transfer?

    Hello all, I'm looking for a device which transfers audio wirelessly from my computer to a home stereo system. I don't need or want any fancy screens or advanced controls. I just want a box with an input from my computer, which transmits audio wirelessly to a receiver with an output to my...
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    removing HP Recovery drive?

    I purchased an HP Media PC that came preloaded with an HP Recovery drive partition (10 GB). I would actually like to delete the file on this drive and install a copy of Windows XP on that partition. I think Windows Vista comes with a pretty sufficient recovery tool. Do you think it's safe to...
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    Dual monitor setup question

    Thx!
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    Dual monitor setup question

    ASUS (1043), 10DE - 0422. It looks like getting an HDMI-DVI cable will work ok?
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    Dual monitor setup question

    ring of steel, I dled and installed gpuz. What do you want to know?
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    Dual monitor setup question

    Digital exhaust, this particular card only has DVI-in, HDMI, and TV-out, but no VGA connector. Looking online at other versions of this card (like at Newegg) the card comes with VGA-out, but I think HP modified it slightly (I just bought HP m9000t media PC).
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    Dual monitor setup question

    Um, I wish I could, but I can't. I don't know it. Is it listed on the card itself?
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    Dual monitor setup question

    Video card is Nvidia GeForce 8400GS (256 mb)
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    Dual monitor setup question

    I'm not very experienced with dual monitor setup, so I'll try to be straightforward with my problem. I have a monitor currently with DVI and VGA out. I would like to buy another DVI monitor to have a two-monitor setup. I just purchased a computer with a graphics card that has a DVI input...
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    taking action for not getting rebates?

    I wasn't sure where to put this so I tried to find the most general forum. I submitted some rebates in December 2006 for a Black Friday thanksgiving deal on a portable hard drive. I haven't gotten any of the rebates (1 mfg rebate, 1 circuit city rebate). I'm certain I filled everything out...
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    quick question for any MAC user

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    merging folders in outlook?

    My university uses for its webmail system the IMP Webmail client and it created a folder called "sent-mail" for all my sent mail from my webmail and from Eudora. I switched from Eudora and started using Outlook Express a little while ago and imported my IMAP folders from my webmail into...
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    upgrade 512 --> 784 mb worth it?

    It's just that I am not really prepared to spend $100 on RAM. I'm more wondering if it's worth it to upgrade to 784 or not upgrade at all.
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    upgrade 512 --> 784 mb worth it?

    I have two slots of 256 mb ram for a total of 512 mb. I do a lot of digital photography and so I need more RAM -- I am about to buy a 512 stick ($41) and keep a 256 stick in there for a total of 784 mb. Do you think I'll notice any difference between 512 mb and 784 mb given the amt of money I am...
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    program to delete duplicate files?

    I am backing up some music files onto a hard drive and it's very likely that I have duplicate instances of the same file in different folders (from making mixes, indexing with iTunes, etc). Is there a program I can download to scan a folder and remove all the duplicate instances of a file? Thanks.
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    16 ms response too slow for nongamer?

    Hi all, I am thinking of buying an NEC 1760V from a friend at what I consider to be a good price -- about 65% less than what this monitor costs at newegg. Everything seems OK except the response time is 16 ms. I am not a gamer -- let me repeat this, I do not play any video games whatsoever...
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    fan attached to heat sync is dying?? help!

    I thought it was really hard to replace the fan attached to the heat sync?? Thanks
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    fan attached to heat sync is dying?? help!

    Hi everyone -- I have an OEM HP desktop that's about 3 years old. It has two fans...one is working fine but the other has been making a lot of noise when it spins, as if something's caught in there. A lot of times the noises will come and go, but sometimes they'll persist for hours and become...
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    yahoo plus question

    If I order Yahoo Mail plus, do I get access to download full size photos from my Yahoo photos page? "Lastly, we maintain a full-size version (high resolution) version of your photos which are used to produce any prints or photo merchandise that you may order. If you are a subscriber of SBC...
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    Msvcrt.dll lethal error

    Hi all. I have been receiving this error recently when accessing certain websites in IE. Let me give you some background info and the error itself. I am using Windows 98 on a P3 processor. I recently started having the error after trying to unsuccessfully install a linksys wireless-g router...
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    Gah, Dang you Fuji...

    You are prone to losing small USB card readers, and yet you're not prone to losing small USB cords?
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    10-22 shots

    cool
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    programs for make desktop invisible?

    I'm looking to simplify my desktop through these poseur Mac OS programs like Objectdock and Konfabulator widgets. I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion for a small utility that hid all the icons from my desktop until I pressed a function key or something to that effect. Thanks, Scott
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    It's Official - FireFox is goin bu-bye! I cant stand it anymore.

    Until I can be convinced that Opera is a more powerful browser than IE or Firefox -- 40 dollars more powerful -- then I will reconsider a paid install. I don't believe Linux or BSD is as powerful as Windows or MAC OS, which is why I paid for the latter two OSs. I completely understand people...
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    Mozilla browsers more vulnerable than IE

    That's an interesting opinion with some theoretical substance, but I disagree that there is no need for Symanetec to protect Firefox. I think Symantec came out with the study to try to get people who currently use Firefox to download Symantec products, not to switch back to IE. Whether or not...
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    It's Official - FireFox is goin bu-bye! I cant stand it anymore.

    I too have many problems reading PDFs with Firefox -- basically the PDF loads fine, but when I go to exit the PDF Firefox freezes for about 2 minutes then lets me go on my way. I will probably reinstall Acrobat reader.
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    It's Official - FireFox is goin bu-bye! I cant stand it anymore.

    Wow, I just read this entire thread and after hearing the raves about Opera, I went to go download it ... only to find myself inundated with advertisements that I can only get rid of by buying Opera (40 bucks). I'm sorry, but I just uninstalled. When I can get Firefox, Mozilla, or Netscape...
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    Mozilla browsers more vulnerable than IE

    Of COURSE Mozilla/Firefox is more vulnerable to an attack than IE. Someone who wanted to wreak some real havoc would start marking viruses for Firefox, and that would really blindside a lot of people who think that just because they browse without IE, they are protected from all the dangers of...
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    Western Digital 80 gb ext. HD for $94?

    I saw a good deal on Newegg for a Western Digital Dual-option Combo WDXUB800BBNN 80GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache USB 2.0 External Hard Drive... not too much of a hardware person so I'm not familiar with all the specs. It sells for $94, one of the cheapest 80 GB external drives on Newegg. Does anyone...
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    A few pictures from The Alps...

    just got back from the alps a couple of week ago .. .they are so beautiful!
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