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    Cyanogen got hired by Samsung.

    I would tend to agree that it might not be a good thing for the Android custom ROM community but, it's a damned good thing for Steve Kondik aka Cyanogen himself. Congrats to him for nailing down something like that from basically a hobbyist position. It's going to be quite interesting seeing...
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    WinRar vs 7zip

    I guess 7-Zip being completely free with no nag anything probably has absolutely nothing to do with it either. ;) And I did note in that post long ago (2 years 4 days ago, wow) that I got WinRAR "absolutely free" as anyone can. Bleh... I'm rambling on. ;)
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    So what is the Android Tablet of choice for people now?

    I don't own a Transformer but I'm going to guess based on how popular it is and how very few complaints I've been able to catch about the Android Marketplace that it's ready to roll just like most any other Android device in that respect. As for rooting and customization, that's just another...
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    WinRar vs 7zip

    WinRAR does that "Extract to..." and all the variations of that concept thing just fine too, you know. ;) It's Ford vs Chevy all over again: people just have their own preferences for their own reasons, nothing wrong with that. I don't think either app is "better" or even "best" overall, but...
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    "Most Android vendors lost their Linux distribution rights"

    I'm getting to the point where whenever I see stuff like this I honestly wish I could just whip out some virtual hand and slap the shit out of all these idiots. Rodney King's immortal "Can't we all... just get along?" comes to mind, it really does. This kind of crap just gets irritating...
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    So what is the Android Tablet of choice for people now?

    The Transformer comes with 16GB or 32GB onboard, and it has a microSD card slot for expansion. The dock/keyboard comes with an additional slot for expansion, but it's a full size SD card slot - easy enough to use with a microSD-to-SD adapter, and also 2 USB ports as well for using USB sticks...
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    So what is the Android Tablet of choice for people now?

    I think if you did a poll of the major 10.1" Android tablet players on the market right now, the Asus Transformer would be in the lead. I can't say by how much, but but but... it's definitely the most capable and most discussed product out there (meaning on the Internet at other sites and...
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    MKV to MP4 doubles file size?

    Avidemux can remux the audio/video streams from an MKV container to an MP4 container with minimal muss and fuss. Select the source file, select the audio and video streams, select the output container, and you're pretty much done.
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    Firefox 6.0 Released

    Firefox 6 is/was slated for official release on August 15, which is basically tomorrow (Monday) but they always end up with the "final" build several days early and someone notes it's posted on their FTP server and then everyone that wants it pounces on it early... That build posted above at...
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    Google, what have you done? (semi rant)

    On the Google Docs page, hover your cursor on the ThumbGen.exe line, it'll alter the line to become highlighted and it'll show the Action option on the far right side, click the little arrow, get the Download, you're done (and yes I see you noted you did that, but but but...) :D I guess that...
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    What does Windows Experience Index do?

    It's because they're wrong, simple. :)
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    What does Windows Experience Index do?

    Here's what the WEI or WinSAT score is supposed to be used for: If you've owned a computer for a while, and you perhaps are or were a gamer at one time, think back to years ago (I mean years, like 10+ years, or longer) when computer games came in real boxes, with real paperwork and real...
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    Will Windows/Linux/OSX ever catch up to BEOS?

    True, but the reason that Amigas were so smooth and so fluid even running at 7.14 MHz (the original A500 had that clock speed on the original Motorola 68000 CPU) was the fact that the hardware itself was multitasking from the ground up. It's tough to explain these days, because most people...
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    Motorola Xoom vs Asus EEE Transformer

    Funny point: was watching something on TV earlier tonight and saw a commercial for the "new" Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" (apparently a new revision, maybe, I don't know) and couldn't help but laugh at how hyper-fast the thing was operating - of course, all the crap we see on the "screen" of the...
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    Will Windows/Linux/OSX ever catch up to BEOS?

    Same way most of us do, I suppose, either apply directly (which is the more recent way with an email to betareq@microsoft.com - and I'm not saying that'll work for anyone, but it did in the past when it was active), or by being friends with people at Microsoft, etc. I've been a "beta tester" for...
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    The Personal Computer Turns 30 Today

    Steve Wozniak created/invented "the personal computer" - Steve Jobs just became the mouth to market it, but Woz is, was, and always shall be "The Man." :)
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    Trying to install Windows XP on old Toshiba Portege S100. "Setup cannot find hdd"

    Then you a) didn't slipstream the correct driver (needs to be the real-mode driver, not the Windows-based driver) or b) the driver chosen isn't the correct one in the first place. Only thing I can suggest is to use a Linux LiveCD and boot that laptop off it, once you're up and running, open a...
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    Dell killed the 5" Streak...

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/d/campaigns/streak5-eol.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs Seems sad in a way, but the device was plagued from the gitgo by having Android 1.6 on it when other devices were already at 2.0 and some even had 2.1 waiting on Froyo. Oh well, another day, another dead platform device I...
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    Trying to install Windows XP on old Toshiba Portege S100. "Setup cannot find hdd"

    There is a setting in the BIOS someplace that either says: - SATA to Compatibility mode - SATA to IDE mode - SATA to ATA mode - SATA to (whatever) but there's a setting in there which controls that aspect. If you can't find it, or for some reason Toshiba left it out (ain't happening)...
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    Cooler Master's Newest: The Silencio 550

    Either someone pooched your hosting (not likely) or you completely pooched posting the links, 'cause the first one is useless (could be banned considering it's been auto-converted to a bunch of plus signs) and the second is pointing to some auto review someplace. Might wanna check those and...
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    Motorola Xoom vs Asus EEE Transformer

    Which to me is a bit odd in some respects: when demoing an Acer Iconia Tab recently, I felt as though the screen (which isn't an IPS panel iirc) had a better visual quality to it than the Transformer does... could just be my eyes but, the only really standout Android tablet to me with respect to...
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    Motorola Xoom vs Asus EEE Transformer

    Yah, I did some test shots with the back cameras on both and some test videos, nothing special in my opinion, but I'm not a photographer or videographer in any respect so I can't comment on the actual image quality. Both devices produced similar output as far as I could tell. I suppose people...
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    Motorola Xoom vs Asus EEE Transformer

    Might ask an Admin or Mod to move this to the Mobile Computing subforum since that's where almost all the Asus Transformer/Motorola Xoom discussion happens. Yes, they're 'gadgets' for most of us but, they're more accurately defined as mobile computing devices I'd say, hence more discussion "over...
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    Will Windows/Linux/OSX ever catch up to BEOS?

    I'd flip it around and say "Will Windows/Linux/OSX/BeOS/UNIX ever catch up to AmigaOS?" since way back in early 1985 when I had an Amiga 500 with a massive 2MB of RAM (Oooo...) I was able to do the following: - format two (not one, but two) floppies at the same time, one internal, one...
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    installing dmg on windows

    Aperture is an OSX-only software product: it does not run on Windows OSes, period. It was designed on, designed for, and only runs on OSX. DMG files are the native disk image format for OSX, similar in some respects to what an ISO is on other platforms, but the DMG image format can retain...
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    Search Wikipedia via Selected Text ?

    When using FireGestures, if you highlight a word (double-click on it, and you can remove the trailing space - in Firefox - by changing the layout.word_select.eat_space_to_next_word about:config variable to false) and then do the right-down mouse gesture, I'll get the popup with the options to...
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    Do I have an addiction? (Thinkpad porn inside)

    It's a pawn shop, of course there's a chance that it was stolen at some point in the past, but pawn shops get visits by local Police department VICE squad personnel several times a week to check serial numbers - it's actually pretty tough to buy anything that's stolen at a pawn shop because if...
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    Live testing of the new site design?

    Just one request if possible... It seems that the layout on HardOCP.com is definitely in transition, and I'm wondering if it might be possible to adjust the CSS so it's slightly narrower for devices (like the Nook Color, the iPad, etc) that actually have a width of 1024 physical pixels. I...
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    Safe to delete these files off my new laptop?

    My suggestion in this exact situation is leave it alone with respect to a) it being a new laptop and b) you have no idea what those files are there for at the present time. If it's brand new laptop, my recommendation for an enthusiast (which you may consider yourself, maybe not, I don't know)...
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    Do I have an addiction? (Thinkpad porn inside)

    It's $100 at a pawn shop 2 blocks from me here in downtown Las Vegas. I stopped by earlier to see what was new and it was still sitting there on a "clearance" table full of laptops they're doing their best to dump. It's actually the only one of all of 'em on the table that I'd even consider...
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    Do I have an addiction? (Thinkpad porn inside)

    The Z60 I mentioned earlier in this thread is a Z60m, actually, with the titanium lid too. It's still sitting there at the pawn shop, as expected. I doubt anyone will touch it till they basically drop the price so low they almost have to give it away. Damned shame about that one, because I could...
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    Maximum PC's HTPC. Opinions?

    Seems like a decent little machine I suppose, but hella expensive considering it doesn't have a tuner in it or even mass storage - and yes I know the guy intends to stream content over his LAN but, even so. $30 for an aftermarket CPU cooler on a CPU he has no intentions of ever overclocking...
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    Government Agencies Warn of Solar Storms

    In before the solar storm perma-power-lock!!! ;)
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    DVDs on my HDD

    First question would be do you want the individual episodes ripped to files, like MKV or MP4 (MKV is recommended for various reasons), or do you prefer to rip the entire DVD to the hard drive so you have access to everything meaning it'll play just as if the physical DVD was still in the drive...
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    So the stock i3 2100 cooler is better than the stock i7 2600k cooler.

    People do realize that modern processors can't really be "burned out" anymore, right? That the thermal diode inside the core(s) self-checks and will basically shut the processor off (literally) if it gets about a degree from Tjmax, right? People do know these things, right? Right? :D I've got...
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    Does Firefox 5.01 run really SLOW?

    Just a handy tip: if you hold the Alt key while pressing PrintScreen, it will capture only the current window to the Clipboard which you can then paste into any image editing app, including Paint. That way you don't get all that extra "white space" like people do, even when using the Snipping...
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    Antimatter Belt Discovered Around Earth

    Instead of someone saying "Warp 9.999999999999999999999999999999999999999" or whatever, as they almost did in one episode with a long series of repeating 9's, it's easier just to redo the damned scale to 13 or whatever and just make numbers over 10 basically the number of digits past the decimal...
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    New MP3 Player Recommendations

    People over at HeadFi.org put the Clip+ right there with anything Cowon makes in terms of sound quality, it's one of the reasons so many people over there actually use the Clip+ as their "primary" portable source device. I know a lot of people value that BBE sound modification circuitry but...
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    Workspace manager for Windows 7

    I used WindowsPager in the past for some testing purposes (I don't have a use for virtual desktops personally), and never had issues with it. It's free, open source, and seems to work just fine but, as I said, I don't consider virtual desktops useful for my particular usage style(s) - could be...
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    HP Touchpad at Staples for $300!

    While they mention in that article that "a $200 weekend-long discount on the TouchPad does not spell doom" I'm going to go the opposite direction and say the HP Touchpad is dead outta the gate - personal opinion, but HP is just too late to the game anymore, and the only "winners" from now on are...
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