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    Something like Peerblock that runs ON your router...

    I've been searching, but haven't found this yet. Usually I'm good at "googling" things, but this has stumped me so far. :( Today's routers are more than powerful enough - could someone tell me which router firmwares will load "block lists" for blocking "bad" IP ranges? (Want to block IPs of...
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    PROOF that Steam sucks...

    Here's all the proof you need: Try to find a customer service phone number where you can reach a real human person. If Steam did not suck, they would not need to make it so ridiculously hard to speak to someone. :rolleyes: I tried to call them because I don't agree to the new terms of...
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    Use VPN for just one website?

    Windows 7. Built in VPN software. Want to "connect" the VPN but NOT re-route most traffic through that VPN. Want to have connections to only one website routed through VPN and leave all other internet traffic on the default interface. Is there an easy way to configure that? Default...
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    iPad or iPhone user agent to IE?

    Is there an easy way for novice users to change their user agent string so that they can use websites that say "only works with Internet explorer" and won't let them log in unless they use IE? So they can use their iPhone/iPad with that website?
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    Will Windows/Linux/OSX ever catch up to BEOS?

    I'm refering specifically to this: "Play a few QuickTime movies, a few simultaneous MP3s, an audio CD, and initiate a large file transfer. Then try accessing a pull-down menu and notice that the system doesn't feel like it's bogging down. Despite all the processing going on, your menu request...
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    Something like "clearlock" but actually works available?

    Hello, I'd like to "lock" my desktop without hiding the windows, then, when some prankster decides to come over and add some goofy macros to my Outlook he won't be able to access the PC, instead it will make a noise and popup a message: "HA HA NO!". :D With Clearlock the reviews I was...
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    Sleep mode/HDMI - monitor won't come back on

    I've googled for a while and found some old threads here and there with slightly similar problems but not found any that really matched my issue: When my computer goes into sleep mode the monitor will not detect any signal when I wake it up. Turning the monitor on and off does not help...
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    Overscan issue driving me crazy...

    WTF was ATi thinking when they came up with this assinine stupidity? (Black bars around edges of screen) I could understand if they had an OPTION to allow this sort of overscan compensation feature, but when I buy an LCD monitor marketed for PC use, and hook it up through the included...
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    Shrink Wrap licenses are legally invalid?

    Maybe this is old news, but, somehow I'd missed it??? :eek: "Court Strikes Down Shrink-Wrap License Agreement" http://www.freibrun.com/articles/articl22.htm We've all (mostly) known that "shrink wrap licenses" haven't held up in court, I'd always assumed that was because the companies...
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    120 core PC

    This PC says to your PC: "Do you feel lucky punk? Well, do you?" 120 cores in a PC slightly larger than a "full tower" desktop? Yep: http://www.sgi.com/products/workgroup/octaneIII/ [IMG]http://www.sgi.com/products/workgroup/images/octaneIII_lg.jpg :eek::eek::eek: "OWNT"
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    To Hell with Newegg

    I had a 3:00 AM "Black Friday" deal in my cart and checked out right at 3:00:00 AM - the coupon code worked and it said I was good to go, I was on the last step of the purchase through PayPal waiting for my confirmation back from Newegg. I kept timing out until it finally came back with an...
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    Decent cheap NAS?

    I've been looking around a few websites, looking for deals, trying to find a decent but cheap NAS. Both the Seagate Black Armor 220 and D-Link 321 seem to have gobs of horror stories, permission problems, corrupted files, disk baking ovens, heinously slow speeds - ugh. Is there a 2 bay NAS...
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    Best current HD Video Cam under $500?

    Is this the best current under $500 HD camcorder? Sanyo VPC-FH1A Maybe the best "deal" at $320? Maybe there are better ones for $499? I don't really want to spend over $500, but if it meant I could get one that was really substantially better, I suppose I might stretch to $600 at most...
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    cmd window 'edit' for Windows 7 x64 - how?

    Doh! If you type "edit" in the command prompt on a Windows x64 system you get an unpleasant surprise! It's NOT THERE! :confused: So... What are the best alternative editors that will run in command line mode for Windows 7 x64? :)
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    Windows 7 BSOD - solved.

    I was getting all sorts of weird different errors - page faults, and a half dozen different errors. Started out once every few days, then it seemed to get more and more frequent. I think it's software (driver) related because system load / GPU load didn't seem to affect it. The most...
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    Explorer using 50% CPU - why?, doing what?

    Is anybody else tired of how vague task manager is? Today explorer was putting a full load on one of my CPUs and wouldn't stop. Why oh why, after so many years of development, can't Windows tell you WTF is it DOING using that much CPU?!? :confused: I wasn't doing anything except I had a few...
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    How can I install Japanese to Tiny XP?

    I legally own XP (prob. got at least 5 licenses both OEM and Retail) but I want to use Tiny XP because it's fast and small. Going to put it in a "Virtual Box" so if wife and kids mess it up I just restore a backed up copy of the Virual Box HD. Anyway, one of the things that seems to be...
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    Street Figher IV - on a Netbook?

    Anybody tried this yet? Does it scale down well enough to run smoothly on a netbook?
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    GA-EP45-UD3P "no device detected" after Linux install

    Been fighting with this system trying to get a working RAID 5, 1, or 10 install on this box for weeks - ugh. Previous versions of Linux I tried to use several months back didn't seem to recognize hardware on this motherboard fully. And, it was quite irritating to find out the supposed "Built...
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    sequential picture downloader?

    You know how some websites might have something like: http:///www.website.com/folderx/picutres/0021.jpg and... 0022.jpg, 0023,jpg, etc., etc... I searched google some, seems like there are several such programs, but the ones I tried so far didn't work for what I wanted: let me download a...
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    Who says there aren't legitimate torrents?

    Look here: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/centos/5.2/isos/x86_64/ I'll be using that torrent to download my next server OS install. Nothing illegal about it! :rolleyes:
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    Which AV Soft best for running w/o installing first?

    Hey, Tired of the resource hogging of the various antivirus software programs I've tried. I realized I don't need to have it installed and running constantly, if, I can just run it when I want to scan a file. So, is there a free AV soft that I can use that way (without "installing" it)...
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    Stop buying Nvidia

    Until this UMAP BS is gone!
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    Console games just cost too much...

    I used to be a big console game fan, I played the games so much it was like a 2nd full time job. As console gaming became more popular, the prices should have come DOWN (not up) as the quantity of sales grew massively. Economies of scale. "but the production costs have gone up" -...
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    TF2 bugs..."No internet games responded to the query"

    Ok, I just got TF2. Can't connect to any servers either through Steam or through the game itself. Steam lists TF2 servers, but if I tried to connect it runs the game then gives me an error "disconnected after 4 attempts" or such. If I try to get a list of servers from within the game I get...
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    smokin: nice 5.25" woofers for making speakers...

    Tang Band W5-704D 5-1/4" Woofer $15.00 each (40% off an already cheap price) See review here: http://www.zaphaudio.com/5.5test/ It was already called "the value leader" at $24 each. I'm definitely going to build a few speakers with this driver.
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    smokin: nice 5.25" woofers for making speakers...

    Tang Band W5-704D 5-1/4" Woofer $15.00 each (40% off an already cheap price) See review here: http://www.zaphaudio.com/5.5test/ It was already called "the value leader" at $24 each. I'm definitely going to build a few speakers with this driver.
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    WTB TF2 thru Steam, but can play w/o steam?

    I want to try TF2. I don't want to buy the Orange Box because I've played enough HalfLife, I'm mostly interested in multiplayer, and, I borrowed Portal and had fun with that for a while, neat game, but, no urge to play it anymore, don't remember if I finished it or not. I was wondering, if I...
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    "That said, we are working on something..."

    From the recent front page [H] post about 3400/3600: "That said, we are working on something that we do think you will find exciting and will have it here on our pages very soon." I guess then, that means we'll be seeing a review of an upcoming ATi product in a little while. Anybody know...
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    Finally settled on 3850...

    I had an EVGA 8800GT for about a month, but returned it for two reasons: 1) Too noisy. :( 2) Seeing to many complaints about EVGA customer service recently. :confused: I've really been wanting a decent new card to replace my aging 6600GT for a while now. But, I haven't been happy with...
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    What happened to the "price reduction"?

    I thought I read back in November that the 3870 was going to be reduced from the $219 price to under $200? Seems like that reduction is coming along awfully slow eh? Not only that, but the price is still gouged up to $249??? :( Is it going to come down soon? I sold my 7900GT to my friend...
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    OMG COD4 is so dissapointing!

    It looks like a friggen awesome game, so much of it is done so well, that's what makes it all the more dissapointing that it has such glaring flaws: If you shoot propane tanks, they don't blow up. You can't jump on top of an oil barrel? You can't open a door? You have to wait for some...
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    Where is the AC S1 followup?

    And what's with the Dead Thread on the heatsink roundup discussion with no explanation? If we say the [H] "owes" us readers a follow up w/the S1 that's completely fair, because, without the readers a website is nothing. It's got to be all about your readers, right? And a lot of us have been...
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    RIAA sez rip your own CD = illegal - wtf?!?

    "...the industry maintains that it is illegal for someone who has legally purchased a CD to transfer that music into his computer..." :confused: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/28/AR2007122800693.html :rolleyes: FTRIAA, RIH! :mad:
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    Installer runs every time I try to run IE / click...

    Every time I try to open a web page I get a message "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." "Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package..." I used the "Reset" feature of IE7, that didn't...
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    New version of one of the best games, free

    http://www.urbanterror.net 4.1 released on 12/22 Free. This is definately one of the best 10 games of all time, and it's free. It's the only game that I've continued to play often for more than 2 years. Other old games I go back to once in a while, but I've never stopped enjoying this...
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    8800GTs coming down to the MSRP...

    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=206216680 Not really a "hot deal" - just wanted to point out that the seem to finally be coming back down to MSRP, about time! This one comes with Company of Heroes.
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    List of great but not mainstream games?

    I saw this really funky looking game where you can drive around wild 3d tracks doing all kinds of crazy jumps, loops etc... Forgot what the game is called, that inspired me to make this list. Everybody: contribute the name/link/mini-review/screenshot, whatever of any cool game that's not on...
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    How to move the %#@$ Refresh button back where it belongs?

    I f'ing can't stand the Refresh button being on the right any longer :( , wtf were they thinking when they did IE7? URGH!!! :confused: Driving me nuts having to move the mouse all the way to the opposite side from the back button every time I want to refresh :mad:, I want it back on the...
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