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    Texting While Driving Banned in Florida

    the GPS loophole doesn't exist here. it's all part of distracted driving. doesn't matter what you're doing on your phone, it's 5 points. 5 points for looking up directions, texting, changing songs, whatever
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    Texting While Driving Banned in Florida

    because it's ok when someone takes their eyes off the road and causes an accident? driving is a serious responsibility and it totally appropriate for the penalties to be serious as well. it isn't like the government is taking away some natural right. in NY, the penalty is 5 points on your...
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    Sprint Cutting Unlimited 4G Data Plans

    i think it's pretty likely that, at this point in time, it's not technologically possible to offer true unlimited service to every device. i just hope that, by giving up unlimited data right now, we're not creating a situation where this can never change. once true 4g takes hold and data is...
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    Reed Hastings Knows He Messed Up

    i just don't understand the handling of this whole situation. the guy made some bad moves, people complained, and he actually took them back. what most companies do and what most people advocate is to stay the course no matter what, because the idea that a company could make a mistake is...
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    Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System Review @ [H]

    i can't see where molex is that proprietary for most of us. it's not that hard to rig up a male/female extension, is it?
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    Zacate Performance reviews

    maybe for gpu, but shouldn't the zacate cpu be much faster?
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    Just turned my laptop screen into a monitor for $27

    that's really cool, and something i've considered in the past. can you post the ebay link?
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    Seasonic M12II-620 PSU Drawing

    thanks
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    Chinese Media Slam Google as 'Politicized'

    isn't it sort of ironic that china is calling out google for choosing ethics over pure capitalistic motives?
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    Toyota Recall Highlights Potential Car Computer Troubles

    I don't think that's really true. Functionally, as long as the programming is good, electronic should be better than mechanical, as well as cheaper and easier to set up. Cruise control and especially traction control is much easier to set up with electronic throttle control. I know you could...
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    Nerd Style Self Portrait

    that would work well until you get to a hill. uphill would destroy the camera right away and downhill would destroy it at the bottom of the hill
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    New 45nm Phenom FX Deneb spotted ~ 4.4GHz...?

    Possibly a stupid question, but that cpu-z screenshot shows Core Name as Deneb. Would cpu-z even know how to identify a Deneb?
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    Latitude E4200 dual-channel memory question

    dual channel won't work with 2 different size memory chips. sometimes it doesn't work with equal sized but different density memory chips. sometimes "on board" means soldered ram chips and sometimes it just means ram chips that are in a less convenient place. i know my latitude d630 has one...
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    question regaring creating computer object in active directory

    up until now, my firm has been joining computers to the domain, which creates the computer object for you. we'd like to change this to pre-creating the computer object so the object can be moved into the correct security group before the computer joins the domain. i tried to create the...
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    Linux raid5 trouble (please help, will pay)

    thanks for the advice. i'll give it a shot and see how things go. i'm not really sure what happened with evms. i'm also confused as to why no one else has come up with a replacement, as i can't imagine there's no demand for a convenient raid management interface
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    Linux raid5 trouble (please help, will pay)

    if i use mdadm to assemble an array, do i tell it number of devices=8 but only list 7 devices (since one of the drives is getting buffer errors)?
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    Linux raid5 trouble (please help, will pay)

    yes, compatibility volume is what i meant. i don't need evms, i just liked the ncurses interface over the straight command line of mdadm. the idea of a compatibility volume is that in case evms ever went away, i should be able to use other tools to make the array work.
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    Linux raid5 trouble (please help, will pay)

    ok, so i've done something really stupid - i've broken the golden rule that 'raid is not a backup'. i have an 8 drive raid5 volume on an ubuntu server running evms (the raid5 is a legacy volume, not an evms volume, but i use evms for management). the os drive (not one of the 8 drives) failed...
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    Windows Server 2003 x64 RAID5 3.6TB

    the limitation isn't really with the version of windows - it's with the type of partition the array uses. traditionally, drives have used MBR, but that has a 2tb limit. windows server and vista allows you to use GPT instead of MBR, and GPT doesn't have this limit
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    bash script space question

    thanks so much for the quick answer. i've only been working on scripting for half a day so there's so much i don't know
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    bash script space question

    i'm trying to read the contents of a directory into an array, but i'm not sure how to deal with subdirectories that have spaces. the code i've got is like this: for dir in `ls /vmstorage/` do list[count]=$dir echo "$count: $dir" count=$((count+1)) done if the subdirectory has...
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    bash script space question

    i'm trying to read the contents of a directory into an array, but i'm not sure how to deal with subdirectories that have spaces. the code i've got is like this: for dir in `ls /vmstorage/` do list[count]=$dir echo "$count: $dir" count=$((count+1)) done if the subdirectory has...
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    Feds: We Will Search Your Laptop At The Border

    if it was me, i think i'd put secret data on a 16gb memory card and load that into a pda or camera. much less likely to be found that way.
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    How can I get the white edges off the sides of this logo?

    doing that will usually produce the first image, as paint seeps past soft edges in fonts. it's probably easier to invert colors, then change hue by color selection (select by color white, use brightness controls to fade it down to the proper gray)
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    Forcing hard drive to stay off while its in backpack

    even if it was possible, having your cpu at 100% while in your backpack will burn up your laptop very fast. a backpack offers no ventilation and a processor at full load puts out a ton of heat
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    Ultra X2 Extreme Edition 750w Power Supply @ [H]

    is this true even in cases of fraud? if you bought the psu based on the sli certification, and the implied level of performance and quality it brings, does ultra really not owe you anything? this isn't "misleading marketing speak" - the product boasts credentials it doesn't have
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    Alienware’s New Curved Monitor

    unless you have a desk with built-in shelving. a 30" monitor is tall enough that your average walmart/staples/officemax desk isn't planning for it.
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    Alienware’s New Curved Monitor

    not everyone has desk space to support a 30" monitor. this screen is almost definately 2 widescreen 19" monitors side by side, as a 19" wide is 1440x900. although it would take up a lot of width on the desk, it wouldn't be nearly as tall as a 30".
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    two UPSs sharing a battery?

    it was actually deep cycle car batteries that i had in mind, so that part may not be a problem. i can swing 2, but 4 would be cost and space prohibitive, so if possible i'd rather use the 2 for both ups. the ups that i have is fan cooled so i don't think inverter runtime would be an issue, and...
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    two UPSs sharing a battery?

    i have 2 smartups 1400 and the battery has failed in one of them. i was thinking of replacing the factory battery with sealed gel cell car batteries (so the gas isn't vented into my room) to gain additional capacity. it occurred to me that i might be able to hook the batteries (it takes 2, in...
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    retractable network cable (cat5e preferred)

    wireless is an eventual goal, but i'm looking for a wired solution for now. getting ethernet to the table was not difficult. there are little doors in the middle of the table with ports being fed by a pair of gigabit switches mounted under the table. the issue is the "last mile". we're...
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    retractable network cable (cat5e preferred)

    i'm trying to find a good retractable network cable that will work well in a business environment. my company has tried out a few different ones, but find that they break easily or don't work well at gigabit speeds. the ones that are not twisted pair will have trouble with interference at high...
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    problems with IIyama B2403ws

    probably a stupid question, but if you're using a vga cable, you ran the auto alignment with a full page of text right? also, just wanted to make sure you're running the native resolution of the monitor
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    Dell D/Dock and DVI...

    if you have the lid closed when you turn on the laptop, the display should go right to the external monitor. if you've got it open, you might need to hit fn+f8 to switch. in windows, it might be a driver option (to enable external display or clone mode)
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    Time to revolt! Until we get a 24" Glossy S-IPS LCD

    the new imac has a glossy 24" so maybe someone will use that panel in a standalone display soon
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    Looking at Dell Latitude D630

    i've got a d620 and one thing that i love about latitudes is their dock. this may be a complete non-issue with you, but i use my laptop as my desktop as well, and have it connected to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse (as well as other peripherals on my desk). just recently i got a d/dock on ebay...
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    NASA Selects SGI Supercomputer

    i wonder what kind of cooling it uses....
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    Power angel avaliability,

    newegg has them but doesn't call them power angels anymore. here's the item number: N82E16899887001
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    Skyhawk ATX PC Case (Aluminum, 3 x Fans) + 400Watts PSU $29.99

    front game port? front ps2 port?! not such a terrible case, but it's been a long time since i've seen a front game port and i've never seen a front ps2 port before
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    GALLERY! Show off your HTPC!

    so here she is, sitting on the rack and showing off her sexy self. sorry for the slightly odd lighting and shadows, but i have to go to class and don't have time to set up well distributed lighting for a better shot. i'll have more pics soon to detail how i mounted everything and the other...
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