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    OS X - upgrade v. reinstall

    GF's mother has a Power Mac G5 running OS X 10.4 that she wants to upgrade to 10.5 (along with a memory upgrade). I'm not really too up on what best practices are for upgrading the OS on a Mac - would it be better to just do the upgrade or reformat & reinstall? Being able to upgrade would...
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    Windows Defender performance impact

    How much of a performance hit do you take by having Windows Defender's real-time protection enabled? Is it a low impact service or a system-raping scan (a'la Norton)?
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    status of hot-swap multi-head

    Bossman has been talking about getting me a new machine. Everyone else has Macs and then plugs them into a large desk monitor and runs them dual-head. I can't really see a good reason to get a Mac, and I'm kind of leaning toward getting some cheapo PC laptop and throwing Linux on it (probably...
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    Replacing Geforce 6150LE board with... ?

    My dad's PC seems to be having problems with some of his front USB ports having failed. He says he's checked the physical connections & they're fine. He plugged the bad ports into the good mobo connectors (and vice versa) and they started working (and the once-good connectors stopped). In my...
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    How do you handle cross-browser compatibility testing?

    Working for a small web design/development firm, we're sometimes tasked, by clients, who are unwilling to budge on their browser compatability list. Any given project could need to be tested against some combination of IE 6, 7 & 8, Firefox 2 & 3, Opera, Safari & Chrome running on OS X, Windows...
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    Vista x64 + 2007 Mac Pro + Bootcamp?

    My girlfriend has a Mac Pro (March 2007) currently running Tiger. She has a retail Leopard disc from Dec. 2007. We should also be able to get our hands on the Leopard discs from some recent Macbooks (white ones from the last 3-6mo or so). She would like to install 64-bit Vista Ultimate (I...
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    OS X editor help

    Having a problem here getting one of our developers working with our (Linux/LAMP) development server. Everyone else seems to be happy with SSHing into the (Linux) dev servers and working remotely. This person is intent on staying with their Mac (and seems to be somewhat attached to Textmate)...
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    Drupal - what's the catch?

    I've been hearing a lot of good things about Drupal lately. Too many good things for me to believe they're all true - there has to be flaws and warts on the system. Those of you with Drupal experience, what are the major downfalls to the system?
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    PHP Frameworks/Libraries

    For starters, I'll admit that I don't know much about PHP but I've been doing web programming in other languages for a few years & have a pretty OO principles. Just started a new job writing PHP at a small firm that does custom web-app development. The other coder hasn't really been here...
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    J2EE v. .NET

    I'm out of work and noticing that most of the jobs out there are for .NET and J2EE developers under Windows. I'm more of a Unix/Open-source guy (with more Oracle experience than I ever wanted to have). I'm not really a big fan of "learn this to get a job" but, unfortunately, a the majority...
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    Making large tables look good

    So, I'm having a problem visualizing a table. I have a large list of items & a list of vendors. The suits want to have a table that has items down the side & vendors across the top with vendor's prices for the item in the table. The problem here is that there are both too many vendors and too...
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    What to learn...

    Tomorrow's my last day at work and it looks like I'm going to be unemployed for a while. I'm thinking that maybe I should work on picking up some new language/platform/technology whatever. I'm primarily a Linux/OSS guy. I don't really consider myself a web-developer but my last 2 jobs have...
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    Ie7

    I'm thinking that i should start testing my pages with IE7. Will I be able to run it alongside IE6 or will it become -the- IE on my system?
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    Javascript - clear forms

    I'm trying to make a button to clear the forms on a page. I have this as the onclick for (f in document.forms) { for (e in document.elements) { if (e.type == 'text'){ e.value = '.'; } else if (e.type == 'select') { e.selectedIndex = 1...
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    DB Triggers v. DB Abstraction

    Something here at work has got me thinking... So, I'm working inside this large Oracle DB with thousands of tables for our application. Occassionally these tables change. When the tables, or the way they're used, changes, this will break existing code. Vendor supplied code is (hopefully)...
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    PDA Games

    So, home for the holidays and my dad says to me "I've got this PDA that I never use - it's yours if you want it". It looks like I'm going to take it and I'm wondering if anyone knows of any good games to put on it. The PDA is an HP Ipaq 1910 (200 MHz Intel XScale processor, 64 MB RAM...
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    WOW Queues

    Do users on guest/trial accounts get pushed to the back of the queues on WOW? I just started playing on one of the new servers w/ a friend who thought he'd check it out on the 10-day pass but, being a new server, everyone is actually playing, so there's some login queues during prime-time...
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    Best WOW tearm

    I've got a friend who is about to get into WOW with me & we're going to be starting new chars on the newly opened realms (probably one of the PVP ones). Since we'll primarily be playing together, I was wondering what a good combination of classes for a 2-man team would be. I know for a 3-man...
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    Make desktop shortcut an 'application'

    It seems that some shortcuts, when on the desktop, are specially marked as 'applications' somehow and, when sorting things on the desktop, they get moved up to the front. How would I take a shortcut that I created and convince Windows that it's an application & gets put up at the top with the...
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    PHP/CSS for Print

    I've recently been tasked with making a reasonably complex document (college transcripts, the program that generates them now, in plain text, is 15K lines of code in Pro*C) accessable on the web and looking good when printed (current system takes up 10 pages to print 2yr worth of courses). It...
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    CSS Table Borders

    I'm working up some page templates and I need to do some tables. I can't quite get the CSS right on them, tho. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en"...
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    DHTML tree widgets

    Somehow I got roped into writing a sizable web application and it's been decided that there will be a Windows Explorer type navigation tree. I've done a bit of looking around the web and have seen countless implementations, all of which claim to be the greatest thing since <blink>. Anyone out...
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    Valuable SQL lesson

    Valuable SQL lesson: wkprod=> \q wellkeeper@sand:~> wellkeeper@sand:~> select count(*) from wkusers; -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(' wellkeeper@sand:~> select count(userid) from wkusers; -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(' wellkeeper@sand:~> select userid from...
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    "Enterprise" Linux?

    So, I'm sitting here at my new job, evaluating what it'd take to upgrade our server. Somebody hands me a SuSE Linux Professional 9.2 box and says "put it on that machine and see how it works". Unfortunately, our primary application relies on PostgreSQL and 9.2 no longer has that (8.2 did)...
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    s939 'futureproof' huh?

    So, after all the people recomending going with s939 processors because they're more 'futureproof' than the s754 chips, how does the news that AMD is going to be moving all desktop processors over to the new M2 socket hit? http://www.digitimes.com/mobos/a20050509A6030.html
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    Why is stuff so expensive?

    Why are computers so expensive? It's like $600 for each card in an SLI setup, and then I want a Pentium EE or Athlon XP or Xeon or Opteron and we're looking at hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for a CPU. Then I need to get memory, but I want the utra-low-latency stuff and that costs like...
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    Coolbits auto-detect

    Does the "detect optimal frequencies" in coolbits work differently for different cards? On my 6800NU, it ran relatively quickly (15-30s) and came up with wildly inconsistant, low results. The other day I was over at a friend's and he wanted me to show him how to OC his 5700U. Enabled...
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    Ghost failing to boot / corrupting NTFS?

    I'm having problems with Ghost (the 'enterprise' edition, v8.2). It seems to be mangling my NTFS partitions. My original drive has 4 partitions - 1) NTFS, 23GB 2) Linux Swap, 1GB 3) Linux EXT2, 5GB 4) FAT32 local storage - the rest Windows XP SP2 is installed on the NTFS partition...
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    Help me decide

    Ordering a new mobo/CPU/RAM/case today but I can't make up my mind - Do I want to go with a s754 A64 or be cheap and get the XP? I know the 64 is a faster chip, but is it worth the extra $30-40? It probably is, but just tell me that I'm making the right decision..
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    Where are the 256MB cards?

    Looking into doing a system upgrade to get the EQ2 experience up to par. From what I've been reading, it seems that the game engine has no problems taking advantage of 256MB cards - the game has a lot of textures. My budget is about $200-250, and I was looking at something like a 9800 or the...
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    LDAP migration?

    At work, we're looking into migrating our BSD/Linux/Solaris/Windows network from separate NIS & Active Directory to a single LDAP server. Right now, the only reason that accounts exist on both sides of the system is because we have to manually create them. Main file server is a Linux bos...
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    Squeak, Ruby, OO languages...

    I'm taking this software design class and the prof is a big Smalltalk guy (also very big on XP-style 'agile' development methods). I was thinking that picking up a smalltalk-esque language would help understand where he's coming from. Currently, it looks like the 2 most popular systems in...
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    Comment on page

    So I went to this costume party Saturday night, filled up my digicam with pix & put 'em up on a webpage. I don't really bother much with webdesign, so the layout's pretty basic, but I thought somebody here might have some constructive criticisms... http://www.cs.unm.edu/~ameoba/tamparty...
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    GCC3.4.x warning

    If you're thinking about upgrading, be warned... the 3.4 series C++ parser has been replaced, so some code that worked under 3.3 might catch on fire. It's supposed to be more standards compliant, so anything that works with 3.4 should work with 3.3, but if you rely on 3rd party code, you...
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    nVidia Overclocking tools

    So I convinced my friend to get a 5900XT instead of the 5700 he was going to get, telling him about the kind of OCs people here had been getting (He's a big Linux user so nVidia's a must). He's suitably impressed with it at stock speeds but he's itching to see what kind of performance he can...
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    Linux v. FreeBSD

    There seems to be a general impression that FreeBSD is superior to Linux for server purposes. Is there any real justification (concrete feature lists / benchmarks) for this or is it just one of those left-over things from some of the earlier releases of Linux (I remember suffering through the...
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    Current state of web-design

    At work, they're starting to get me into doing some web app stuff. I have no problem with the programming side but I haven't really followed the development of markup. So, what's considered the Right Way to design & make web pages these days? How does this whole XHTML/CSS/whatever work...
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    2K losing DMA

    I've got 2 identical drives (80GB Maxtors) on my primary IDE chain (mobo = ECS K7S5a Pro; SiS 735). After being on for a few days, 2K seems to forget that the slave is UDMA and reverts back to PIO. A reboot fixes things for a few more days... I'm downloading what appears to be an updated...
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    Webmail woes...

    Sitting here trying to figure out what's wrong with the webmail the old admin set up (12mo old CVS version of Horde/IMP) and, for the life of me, I can't figure out why it stopped showing users attachments. It's parsing MIME mail properly (since you can read the bodies of multipart messages)...
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    Midrange nVidia comparisons?

    Anyone got some links for a head-to-head on the 5500/5600/5700?
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