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    Eye strain while gaming fatigue PWM

    I have a major problem and want some feedback from the beloved [H] family. I can no longer play computer games without major eye strain. Over the past 20 years I have had my fair share of time spent fragging. As time has gone on I have continued to upgrade my equipment to stay competitive. I...
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    Garbage treble regardless of speakers or soundbar

    I use to have a receiver with 5.1 Bose setup and in movies the explosions would be deafening but the talking would be indistinguishable. I switched everything to using only a soundbar, LG sl10yg using HDMI (arc) from Samsung TV. This didn’t resolve anything.... it is basically the same. It...
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    Windows OS on HDD into identical spec machine

    Is it possible to install Windows 7 (or 8 or 10?) on a hard drive on machine 1 and then put the hard drive into machine 2 that has identical specs in terms of motherboard, processor, ram and video card? In other words machine 1 and machine 2 are identical except serial numbers but are at...
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    Find duplicates of files (images and videos)

    I am organizing family photos and videos into one giant source that will be backed up in the cloud and external hard drive. I am gathering this from multiple computers, phones, etc. I know that there will be duplicates, potentially hundreds of duplicates between hundreds of thousands of files...
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    Moving emails from one box to another via IMAP

    I'm trying to move 10+gb of emails from one box, let's say 1@example.com to 2@example.com. Both use IMAP. I tried using Thunderbird for about 1/4 of it and it ended up not transferring even though it said it was moving them it then didn't say it was moving them and I refreshed the target and...
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    Screen Capture - What do you use?

    Screen capture software, such as what is built in with Windows of "snipping tool"....... what do you use and what do you like about it? Free, opensource, paid, etc. Doesn't matter, explain why you like what you use. Anyone aware of anything where you can CTRL + C and then CTRL + P into a...
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    $15k to spend - What would you do?

    I've been given a budget to spend up to $15,000 (this isn't set in stone, could potentially go a little higher) on equipment as it relates to a production work environment for a business that is out of business during any amount of downtime. Priorities go: UPTIME/REDUNDANCY. Limiting the...
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    Tool to detect live cabling in walls

    What is a tool name or recommended link on Amazon of a product that allows me to connect an enternet cable into it and then I can go in with a "wand" or whatever that will make a noise when I put the wand near that cable in a utility closet. I have a house where the basement looks to be...
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    PDF Content Extraction

    Is there some type of tool, even if command line based or [open source] online based where you can input a PDF file and it will spit out specific information from the PDF that matches a certain criteria that you previously setup? I get a lot of PDF's that have information in the exact same spot...
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    What Stack for Project?

    I'm going to be working on an in-house project to develop a simple CRM system. It won't have a ridiculous amount of features but will do a lot of math and validation. (in terms of math, i'm talking about simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). I'm extremely familiar...
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    Hypervisor free license - multiple use?

    I have the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 free license. vSphere Hypervisor 5 is free. I have it registered on computer 1. I have computer 2 that I want to use as a backup incase computer 1 goes down. The computer 2 evaluation period has expired (no key was required when installing ESX)...
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    Windows 8 Sucks - Everything crashes

    LOL at all of the threads about Windows 10 issues. I have had a laptop that I barely use for about a year now and it came preloaded with Windows 8. I would have installed Windows 7 on it immediately but it has a touch screen and I couldn't find any Dell drivers for Windows 7. Last night I...
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    Firewall for Windows

    I'm looking for non-bloated firewall (paid or free) software for Windows 7 or 8. Back in the day I used Zone Alarm but my understanding is that Windows 7 and forward it has become very bloated. Items I liked: If a new connection is made it blocks it until you select "Allow, Allow Always...
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    Slow file transefr over VPN - Not with GoodSync

    So I have setup a VPN using Sonicwall router and Sonicwall Global VPN Client to access a file server, lets just name is F: for file server drive. I mount it in Windows as F: using the //<name-of-fileserver-on-remote-server> If I transfer a folder from F: to my local C: and it is, lets say...
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    Email Organizing - Group Based

    I have an assistant that I am training to do many of the repetitious things that I do on a daily basis. I have to be semi-aware that she isn't dropping the ball, but I don't want to be active in it either. We work with vendors who usually email my direct email address for requests, etc. I...
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    Cannot access X from Y but can from Z

    So I booted up an old machine that is running Windows XP to do some work. I am trying to login to crm on-demand platform that is web based. It won't access the page. I try pinging it. It won't. I did a nslookup and it shows the correct ip address. I then do a tracert and it doesn't even...
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    FS: Starcraft II - Heart of the Swarm

    I have the Starcraft II expansion, "Heart of the Swarm" commonly known as HOTS that I simply haven't had time to install and play. I have the sealed retail box, however, I will open it and send you the key code via PM (won't mail the retail box unless you pay for the shipping). For this...
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    Battery Backup

    May have seen my other thread about backing up a server. I have a Dell PowerEdge T410 desktop server running some virtual machines. I want a uninterruptible power supply for the unit so that during electrical storm dirty electricity doesn't get to the server and also if an outage takes place...
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    IMAP and Outlook

    Does anyone use imap with outlook? It is ridiculously slow. I deal with a lot of big attachments (5 to 10mb) and when I click on one of those emails I literally have to wait a solid minute for the email to even be viewed. Any ideas on ways around this? Would Outlook using Exchange be the...
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    Program for Mouse/Click Movement

    One of the tasks a fellow employee at work has to do is circle of a bunch of signature lines in a PDF document. The PDF document areas to circle are always the same and so there should be some program to automate this. Basically the PDF is 20 pages and on about 10 of the pages there are...
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    Backup ESXi

    I have a Dell server that has VMware ESXi 5.1.0 on it that is running a Windows Server 2008 VM and a few Ubuntu VMs. I have scripts to encrypt and backup data to Amazon AWS but only hard files (and scripts for the databases). At the end of the day if the hard drive crashes we have the...
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    Bizarre indexed page not on work domain

    This is totally strange. We have a work domain, lets call it example.com When I go to google and type "site:example.com" the first result is an ad for google webmaster tools. The first organic shows: "www.dyfo.example.com" with title of "ROAR.com" and description of: "Chat & Dating ·...
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    7 second animation freelancer

    Company I work for is looking for a few 6 to 10 second custom animation clips to put out on a LED sign. The ratio is 72x126. The LED sign manufacturer suggests any video animations be 5 to 10 times larger but so that they shrink down to the 72x126. I can send you an example. Looking for...
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    MP4 to Smaller Format

    My S3 defaults to MP4 video format. A few minute video clip takes up 150mb of space! I want to post the video clip on a website (html format based) not utilizing a third party service such as YouTube. So what application do you use to convert a high quality mp4 video into a smaller...
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    PHP & MySQL project example books/sites

    Many years ago I read through "Heads First: PHP & MySQL" which was a great read. It started at a very basic level and went more and more advanced with "real life" web projects. So it would teach the concept and then put the concept to use in a project type example. That way the reader could...
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    BenQ XL2420T eye strain

    I recently picked up a BenQ XL2420T to get my hardcore Quakelive gaming on. There is a noticeable difference in FPS games running at 120FPS. However...... I've noticed that if I do a 1 hour sitting of playing a fast paced FPS like Quakelive that I turn into a zombie afterwards. My eyes...
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    Preventing DNS munchers on your server

    I figured out to use *:443 and *:80 in httpd.conf (well virtual host file) to rewrite traffic into a webserver where someone's domain DNS is pointing to your apache server IP. What are some methods that you use to prevent DNS munchers munching at your web server resources? .htaccess? virtual...
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    Free IRC

    Any free mIRC clients or web clients that can connect to IRC servers? I use it very rarely and it won't let me through the mIRC program now and wants to register
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    FS: Thermaltake Shark Case - Raptor Hard Drive

    My list is continually changing so please check back often. Prices include shipping via USPS Priority Mail unless otherwise stated below the item price. All items are working and mint condition. Please read notes below the bold item title. Thermaltake Shark - Silver Price: $55 West Coast...
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    Closed

    Update: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1040292555
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    How to know when someone is a good html/css coder

    I am working with a company on getting their website designed and coded. The design is complete and i am working with a coder. I told him that I wanted to see the code (html/css) when he gets done with the main page before he starts working on the other pages. I ran it through W3C validation...
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    350 feet of cable from demarc

    Does anyone know if running around 350 feet of 18 AWG Coaxial Cable causes any degregation or latency issues with cable internet? We have a location that is about 350 feet away within the same building of the demarcation point within the building of where the cable company has terminated the...
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    Server Build - Your Input/Feedback Welcome!

    Need a server and looking for some other perspectives, input, feedback, etc! Chime in and lets have a great discussion. Purpose: 15 to 20 Users Act as a File Server Need to desginate who has access to what file shares (Active Directory) Will be running a proprietary software...
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    Win Server 2012 - Downgrade Rights?

    As I understand it, Windows Server 2012 Standard has one physical and two virtual licenses. Windows Server 2008 Standard has one physical and one virtual (but the physical cannot run any services). So why can't someone just buy Windows Server 2012 Standard, install it on the physical, and...
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    WTB: Server 1U/2U or desktop - AD/File Server

    Looking for a beefy server with hard disks, although hard disks not required. Must have the ability to easily swap atleast 4 hard disks. Should be minimum quad core with 16GB memory. I will be using for a domain controller and File Server with a few vm instances going. I don't care if it...
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    Rackspace versus Amazon AWS

    We are looking at an unmanaged and potentially future managed cloud server for website hosting (php/mysql). Any of you have any experience with pro's and con's of Amazon AWS versus Rackspace? We've used Dreamhost in the past but feel like their uptime wasn't very good. When they went down...
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    Active Directory Alternative

    We are looking at setting up a localized file sharing server. Since we need to have security in place for group policy we believe that an active directory approach is necessary. So my question to all of you is active directory alternatives. I know that linux has some ldap, but is it easy to...
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    File Server - Track Changes

    Can someone comment on experience in tools/software for network file sharing with the ability to track changes. We are looking at integrating file sharing (through active directory, MS or other if necessary) for certain folders to be accessable to certain groups. We want them to have...
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    CLOSED

    Update: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1039792678
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