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    What are CALs and why do I need them?

    We have a windows 2003 server that is on its last leg that I inherited to manage and I am wanting to build a new server running windows 2008 to replace it. We have 24ish users that remote desktop to the server and run some accounting software on it and it has been that way before I inherited...
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    programmer contract template

    Anybody have an contract template for programming contractor work they can send me?
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    Desperate for help server 2003 will not boot

    Long story short I messed up and accidentally yank out a hotswap drive while still in windows 2003 r2. The server is running raid 5 with three drives. I let the controller rebuild the drive I yanked and I had to run a partition recovery program to recovery the partition which I can see...
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    Last bosses in fighting games

    Why do game devs make last bosses in fighting games cheap/frustrating? It is like every fighting game the bosses get more cheap and overpowered. Why not just make them like a regular player that fights really well? Alpha-152 (DOA4), Seth (SF4) and Shao Kahn (MK9) all spring to mind as...
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    Threesome SLi setup worth it for video editing?

    I have an eVGA x58 SLI3 motherboard with two eVGA 260oc video cards in it right now. It looks like I can pick up another 260 video card for around $50-$70. My question is would it be worth it? I pretty much only use my PC for video editing.
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    Piracy Is Not Theft, Says Minecraft Creator

    “Piracy is not theft,” he said. Referencing the most common anti-piracy argument, he said: “If you steal a car, the original is lost. If you copy a game, there are simply more of them in the world.” “There is no such thing as a ‘lost sale’,” he said, debunking another popular myth. “Is a bad...
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    Lock down XP software?

    Anybody know of good software that can be used to lock down some XP systems? I need the system to pretty much only allow the user to visit facebook, our company website, and twitter. I prefer free but if the software really works well and does not cost much I am not opposed to buying.
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    Xbox Live price is going up

    link another link This makes me sad :(
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    Need website help

    Long story short I was giving a Adobe Illustrator file of our new website and now need to turn it into a website and post it by this weekend. It has been a long time since I have done a website especially from scratch. Here is a snip of the design: What would be the easiest way to have the...
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    Halo 3 out sells Sony exclusives.... combined

    A tweet by Microsoft’s Arron Greenberg: Just in from research team (NPD): Halo 3 has outsold Resistance 1 + 2, Uncharted 1+2, Killzone 2 and God of War III COMBINED….wow. Link That is pretty shocking to me. Out of that pool of games I would say Uncharted 2 and GoW3 are the best...
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    Sony Leaked Launch Trailer.......PS4?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyFmxNLH0YA Watch the above video which seems to be a leaked video to be shown at E3. Is Sony officially going to announce the PS4 or could this just be a software update to bring 3D gaming to the PS3?
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    VPN Question

    To do a VPN connection do both sides of the connection have to be static or can you get away with one being static and the other being dynamic? If you can do it with one being dynamic would it effect security in any way?
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    Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition 3D

    Gamestop online is doing a 25% off sale on orders over 100 bucks and I was browsing the game section and saw that a 3D version of Batman:AA was out and was wondering if anybody has played it yet or plans on picking it up? I had no idea a 3D version was in the works let alone was already out and...
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    Batch file question

    Is there a way to write a batch file that will be on a thumb drive that will copy a folder off the thumb drive onto the c: drive?
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    Anybody have a 48 hour Xbox Live codes I can have?

    Long story short MS ended up screwing me over on my Xbox Live gold account and had to downgrade it to a silver account and is sending me a new 12 month gold card but it will take up to 5-7 days to get a new one :( So my question is does anybody have any of the 48 hours codes they are not using...
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    FC Twin Video Game System

    Anybody own one? I was thinking about picking up a original SNES to play super mario world and the zelda games but they are going for more than I am willing to pay for one 80-100 bucks. Well I stumbled on the FC Twin Video Game System (link) which can play both NES and SNES games and it uses...
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    Left 4 Dead 2 is Amazon's deal of the day

    Left 4 Dead 2 PC for 27.99 and the 360 version for 34.99 Link I am thinking about picking this up for the PC. I think at this price it is too hard to pass up. How does the second one compare to the first?
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    Free anti-virus software that will run on windows 2008?

    I am building a new server for our office that is running windows 2008 server and I am looking for some good free anti-virus software that will run on it if anybody has any suggestions. I am a huge fan of Avast but the free version will not work on windows 2008 server and my office is tight on...
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    Bayonetta Xbox 360 Early Access Demo

    Game Spot is handing out early access to the demo if you are a member or sign up to be one for those who want to try the demo a week early. http://www.gamespot.com/event/codes/bayonetta-360-demo/?tag=topslot;thumb;2
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    Looks like a Paid Subscription Service Coming to PSN

    Could the end of free online gameplay for the PlayStation 3 be upon us, or is a new optional service on the way? In a recent Media/Investor conference, a slide that related to the PlayStation Network stated that there will be a “new revenue stream from subscription.” Link: Here This could be...
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    Mass Effect 50% off on steam

    Mass Effect is $9.99 on Steam right now just as an FYI: http://store.steampowered.com/app/17460/ I might jump on this I played the 360 version and would like to compare it to the PC one and I am sure I will want to play it again before ME2 comes out.
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    Dragon Age: Origins PC, 360 or PS3?

    What version of Dragon Age: Origins are you going to get? I was looking at either the PC or 360 since the PS3 was being released at a later time but now all three version are coming out at the same time on Nov. 3 read about it here and I am not sure which version I want now.
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    Blackberry lost all contacts anyway to recover?

    The COO of my company put his password on his blackberry to many times wrong which result in it being wiped of all contacts, emails etc. Is there a process or some software to recover the contacts on the phone?
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    Hilarious Half-Life 2 Mod

    http://www.giantbomb.com/news/the-best-half-life-2-mod-ever/1688/ Has to be one of the best mods :p
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    Assassin's Creed II

    Anybody stoked for this game? I really enjoyed the first one a lot despite its' flaws. I saw a lot of potential in the first one and can only see the series getting better. I can not wait for the second one but then I am a sucker for the lore. Latest video...
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    Uncharted 2 even sexier with Cinema Mode

    Uncharted 2 has a cinema mode similar to halo 3 where it is always recording what you are doing. Plus a green screen mode where you can control the characters and objects in the game and even make the lips move with the headset and record it. I really hope the multiplayer turns out to be good...
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    MW 2 Will Have Seamless Host Migration Support

    The lastest MW2 trailer shows off the multiplayer and that they have added host migration for when the host quits. That really makes me happy that they have added this and makes me want to go preorder the game right now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4PMRFkx07g
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    Close Range Game

    New Video Game Consists Solely Of Shooting People Point-Blank In The Face: http://www.closerangegame.com/ I would buy it... :D
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    Anybody want to play GOW2 horde right now?

    I'm on gow2 right now and want to play horde mode. Anybody up to play right now?
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    'Splosion Man Xbox 360

    Anybody play 'Splosion Man yet? I saw it on IGN and it looks fun as hell. They gave it a 9.0. Video review here Devilishly challenging platforming that will test your reflexes and brain power. Oh, and bad guys explode into deli meat. - IGN Might have to buy it this weekend.
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    Free screen capture software?

    Can anybody recommend a good screen capturing software that is free? I want to record what is going on my screen and make a flash video out of it. Thanks in advance.
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    MADCATZ X360 Street Fighter IV FightStick Tournament Edition are in stock at newegg

    The MADCATZ X360 Street Fighter IV FightStick Tournament Edition are in stock at newegg right now for 134.99 with free shipping for those of you who still want one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16874104069 Better order one fast if you are going to get one.
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    Valkyria Chronicles 2 coming to PSP

    http://www.destructoid.com/valkyria-chronicles-2-revealed-coming-to-the-psp-139886.phtml That makes me sad I was really hoping for another VC on the PS3. I loved the first one and I don't own a PSP :(
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    MKV editing software?

    I have a tool called mp4muxer that allows me to open mp4 containers and remove content from the container and recompile the mp4. I am looking for a program that will allow me to do that with mkv files. Remove extra audio tracks and/or subtitles and then recompile the mkv. Anybody using a tool...
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    Uncharted Film In Development

    Link Whom do you think should play who? I would say: Nate Drake - Shia LaBeouf or Josh Duhamel Elena Fisher - Elisha Cuthbert Victor "Sully" Sullivan - hmm still thinking on this one.
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    MGS4 multiplayer anybody play it?

    Is anybody currently playing the multiplayer of metal gear solid 4? Is it any fun? I am looking to get into a new multiplayer game and was wondering if this one is any good or not. I have been putting off going through the single player of the game since I had mix feelings about MGS3 but I...
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    PS3 and 1080p games do they even exist?

    Do 1080p game even exist on the PS3? I think the few games I own for it are all 720p and none of them are 1080p. I think MGS4 might be 1080p but I am not sure and if so is that the only one? Anybody know why it is this way? I know that if there is a game I want to play on both consoles I...
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    Early Trailer for Team Ico's 'Project Trico' Leaked?

    http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/58706 I really enjoyed Shadow of the Colossus so I hope it is like that. I couldnt help but think of this video from family guy the whole time I was watching it lol
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    Infamous PS3 demo

    So I really had no high hopes for this game but I got a pre-order for it anyways to get into the uncharted 2 beta and it came with the demo for the game. So I downloaded the demo today and WOW I must say the game is pretty damn fun. The combat is really smooth and the controls are great and...
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    Uncharted 2 has multiplayer

    Video Anybody else excited for this? I loved the first game and think that multiplayer in the second one could be very addicting and have a lot of potential. 3rd person shooter, close combat combos, breaking necks, climbing walls, and throwing people off ledges all in one game :D
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