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    Buying a PS3. What are must-have accessories?

    Never had a PlayStation before, but I'm looking forward to a few games (Red Dead Redemption) and being able to stream HD media to my TV. I plan on getting the 500gb slim model, probably a couple extra controllers, and of course an HDMI splitter for the TV. Are there any other must-have...
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    Dumb question... which version for older GPU?

    So I've been running the latest v7 for a while now... and never realized my GPU (HD4890) wasn't supported, so I've only been folding on the CPU. Which older version do I need to revert back to to have SMP and GPU folding all in one? Cheers.
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    Folding on Win7 w/ Guest Mode

    Howdy all, I'm getting ready to borg a few computers that I'm in charge of. These computers are setup with Windows 7 and the users will be logging in with a Guest Mode enabled account - it's like SteadyState for windows 7 - they aren't allowed to save documents, all changes are reverted when...
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    Win7 guest mode - make changes through admin account possible?

    Hi all, I'm looking to setup a few public computers for some students to use. I'd like to install Win7 and various software and then create a "Student" account and turn on Guest Mode for that account so that they can't install stuff, make changes, etc. Previously, I have used an Admin account...
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    Middle-click no longer opens new tab in FF

    Hi all, Sitting here on my work computer. For some reason, my mouse no longer opens a new tab in FF when I middle-click the link. It was working fine last week and stopped working yesterday. I'm using a generic Logitech mouse and FF 6.0 Addons: The Addon Which Shall Not Be Named Checkplaces...
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    RAID 5 worth it?

    I'm about to upgrade my computer, and I was considering getting more HDs for storage - photos, videos, etc. I'm wondering if getting four of these WD 2TB drives (WD20EARX) would be worth it in RAID 5? I'm somewhat of a RAID newbie (I used to run RAID 0 back in my youth, but haven't used it in...
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    New Build - This look alright?

    I think I'm finally ready to put my s939 system to rest (or to work doing something else) and upgrade my home PC. Keep in mind that I live in Taiwan. As such, I don't have access to quite the variety that Newegg does and everything is a tad more expensive too (even the stuff that's made in...
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    Is my CPU/RAM bottlenecking my system?

    I've just finished Portal 2 and The Witcher. Both were great games, but I noticed some lag and stuttering throughout, even though I wasn't playing at the highest settings. I'm just wondering if my aging system is starting to bottleneck itself. Athlon X2 4400+ (not OC'd) 4 GB DDR400 Ram Asus...
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    Best presenter?

    I'm in need of a presenter for PowerPoint presentations. It doesn't necessarily need to be a presenter/mouse combo, but it could. So I've seen the Logitech MX Air, the Microsoft Presenter Mouse, and the standalone Logitech Presenters (R4000, etc). Anyone have any experience with using these...
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    Excel COUNTIF - Multiple criteria

    I've been searching but I haven't been able to dig up the solution to this yet. I've got a table full of data (more data will be added). Each column has a particular type of data. I want to SUM all cells in a particular column that are equal to anything other than "A" or "B". All cells...
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    Digsby gets group chat!

    Digsby just pushed out a new build adding support for group chat! About time. http://blog.digsby.com/archives/1523
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    Dreamweaver - Testing/Live Website

    Hi all, I have a live website. I want to use Dreamweaver (CS5) to make a copy of the website. This copy would go on a different domain for testing. I would use the testing website to make changes, test CSS, HTML, etc. However, if I like the changes, I want to be able to push those changes from...
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    No "Acrobat" Toolbar in Office 2010

    I recently upgraded to Office 2010 (x64) and realized that there is no longer an "Acrobat PDF" toolbar like there was in 2007. Reinstalling Acrobat 9 has not solved this problem. Anyone else see it go missing? I can still print Print to Adobe PDF via the print menu, but it was pretty handy...
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    One development IDE to rule them all

    Howdy all, I'm slowly getting back into programming with the help of Reddit's carlhprogramming and MIT's OpenCourseWare. I have Visual Studio 2008 and really enjoy it, but I can't seem to figure out how to debug/run python scripts from it. I've read about IronPython, but a lot of reviews...
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    Need help with VC-1 Playback in Win7

    I've been testing my system and I've found that VC-1 WMV files are not playing well on my system. 1080p VC-1 .wmv Refuses to play in WMP (Get error message) Begins playing in MPC-HC (latest) but quickly lags/stutters out. Plays fine in VLC Portable (latest) but has stuttering/blockiness when...
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    MPC-HC Tiles some videos - why?

    Recently I've noticed that some videos (all are either .flv or .avi, but not all .flvs and not all .avis) are tiled when I play them in MPC-HC (newest version from xvidvideo. It looks like this: As you can see, it has 2 instances in the same window. Since it is some .flv files and some .avi...
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    Blurays show static - help me fix this

    I've very recently (last two weeks) joined the Bluray club when I bought a Sony s360 here in Taiwan. It's updated the most recent firmware and is paired with a Tatung 46" HDTV that we've had for over a year. Tatung is a very large, very well-known brand in Taiwan. They make a lot of parts for...
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    Excel Help - return specific value if cells contain data

    I need an excel formula that checks a specific number of rows (let's say A1:Z1). If the cells have data, I want to add 5 for every cell that has data (it doesn't matter what the data in the cell is. Just as long as it has data). So if 10 cells have data, I would get a value of 50. Is this...
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    Word 2007 - Why does it want to capitalize these words?

    Hi all, I work part-time as a proofreader for hire, mostly correcting English research papers and stuff for non-native speakers. I'm pretty adept at Word and figuring stuff out, but I've run into a problem I can't seem to explain. This particular .doc file had some strange formatting, so I...
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    Windows 7 - Open windows in same position/size using snap

    OK, so most everybody knows that if you hold shift when you hit the X on a window, the window will open at the same size in the same position when you open it next time. Apparently, holding alt works the same way. In Windows 7, however, I've become a huge fan of using the Snap and dragging...
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    Signal coming through computer/speakers - driving me crazy

    Hi all, Been having this problem for some time, but now it's becoming more and more frequent and starting to get really annoying. There is some sort of signal coming through my computer speakers. It's the same signal every single time and it's a series of beeps, sort of like morse code. It...
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    Outlook 2007 "the operation failed. an object cannot be found."

    Working on a fresh installation of Win7 Ultimate and Office 2007 Ultimate. Got Outlook installed and setup with my mail accounts (this is the first time I'm using Outlook - moved from Thunderbird) and it synced with my phone and all seemed to be right with the world. Then I tried to send...
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    Radeon 4890 - DXVA decoding in MPC-HC x64 possible?

    Hi everyone. Went out today and bought a Radeon 4890. Everything's working great, but I noticed that when watching H.264 files on the x64 version of MPC-HC, DXVA is not turned on. I've followed the sticky and my settings are exactly like the ones in the guide. However, mine says "Not using...
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    Upgrading video card... need advice

    Was poking around in a local store today and I saw this card: GIGABYTE GV-R455D3-512I Radeon HD 4550 for about the same price (I live in Taiwan). I've been wanting a new video card lately. My 8800 GTX is still kicking, but I've been watching a lot of H.264 720p videos lately and I'd prefer...
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    See language behind a web app

    This is probably an odd request, but here goes. I'm interested in finding out if there is any way to see what language a web application is written in. As in, a way to look at the code and find out how to works, etc. I live in Taiwan and often come across some odd, proprietary-coded web...
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    How do you do this with XHTML?

    I'm looking at this presentation: http://stopdesign.com/present/2004/ddw-seattle/tables/?no=1 I'm wondering how to navigate to different webpages with that kind of address: "?no=XX"? I've looked at the source, and I see: <li id="next"><a href="./?no=2" title ="go forward"...
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    Win7 RC - wireless no worky.

    So I installed the Windows 7 RC on my aging Inspiron 8600 laptop (5 years old - Pentium M 1.8, 2 gigs ram, Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG). Everything went smoothly and Win7 booted with no problems. Ethernet worked, got my drivers downloaded and installed from Windows update (Wireless, ATI Radeon...
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    Windows 7 Activation Expired

    Hi all, I seem to have run into a problem with Windows 7 beta. Here's what I have done. I was using Build 7000 x64 with my requested key. All was well. I decided to try out 7048. I installed new RAM and reinstalled windows (Custom install, not upgrade) and it seemed to go well, but...
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    noob PS3 question

    So I'm finally about to get a PS3. Been doing some research about it, but still have some questions. First, I live in Taiwan. The PS3s they sell here are manufactured in Japan. Knowing that, I've got no problems, because: (1) The PS3 is region-free for games. Certain games may have region...
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    Microsoft Word - possible to make templates that change the font?

    So, I'm wondering if it's possible to make a template that will change the font or to change the font/style automatically when I print a Word document. For instance, most web designers know that Serif fonts look when printed, but sans-serif fonts tend to be easier to read on screen. So...
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    Windows steadystate with folding@home

    I'm acting admin for my workplace and I'm planning on installing Windows Steadystate on all of our shared computers because I'm sick of the students feckin' things up. Just one problem: I've borged these computers and I'm pretty sure that if a student logs on and the folding process starts...
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    Foobar2000 noob: Show playlist queue

    So I'm setting up Foobar2000. It's a PITA, but I'm hoping it'll be worth it. I have Columns UI, Album Art, Lyrics, etc. Got it all layed out pretty much like I want it, but the one thing that's missing is a playlist queue. I can double-click on files to play them. I can even double-click...
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    Where to buy q6600 G0 Stepping?

    I remember we used to be able to get them from Clubit IT, but that's apparently closed down now. Newegg seems like a crapshoot... maybe you get one, maybe you don't. Anywhere else where you can definitely order a G0? Thanks.
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    Using analytics with a /~whatever subdomain

    I have Google analytics set up on a few sites and really like it's tracking. One thing I can't seem to figure out, however, even after looking at the FAQs, is how to install the analytics to a /~whatever subdomain. First, some info. I'm somewhat in charge for the website my school...
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    Which monitor to replace a 19" Dell LCD?

    My local store is having a weekend sale and I've had my eye on getting a 24" monitor for a long time. I currently use 2x 19" Dell LCDs at 1280x1024 and use Ultramon to manage them. Obviously, upgrading to 1x 24 and 1x19 is going to mess with some resolutions, but I'm sure I'll figure it out...
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    Excel help - conditional formatting

    I'm looking for a conditional formatting rule for Excel. Basically, I have several columns for grades of a test. Column A - # Wrong (this is entered by me) Column B - Number right (basic formula - based on Column A) Column C - Percentage (Basic formula - based on column B) So...
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    Simple batch script to pause/resume GPU client

    I'm trying to make a simple batch script that will either Pause or resume my GPU Folding client. Sometimes if I'm trying to watch videos while it's folding, the mouse gets all jerky and annoying, so I just like to pause it while I watch and then start it up again. Should be a fairly simple...
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    Wii Virtual Console - which controller?

    I'm going to be buying and downloading some games for my Wii Virtual Console during the winter break. I'm wondering which controller would suit me better - the Classic Controller or the Gamecube Controller. Games I plan on getting: Street Fighter II Zelda series Maybe Sonic series...
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    Software to add copyright/metadata to H264 .mov files

    I need some software that will let me add a copyright and metadata (keywords, etc) to H.264 .mov files. My Canon camera shoots videos in this format now. Before, when I used .AVI, I could just use Adobe Bridge or whatever to do it. Now I can't do it with .mov files. Apparently Quicktime Pro...
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    What to do with broken Canon PIXMA Printer?

    My Canon PIXMA ip3000 has died. It is not under warranty and the manual and emails from Canon Customer Service have both confirmed that there is nothing I can do - it must be repaired by a Canon service technician. I've already bought an ip3680 to replace it, but what should I do with the old...
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