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Why is it improper network design to have two physical NICs, one machine, same subnet, same netmask, same gateway, two different IP addresses?

All I read and can see says to put two different IP addresses on one NIC. I thought if I had two NICs, I'd be better off for speed/throughput. Why is it a wrong topology to have two separate ...
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How to rotate a pattern fill in a Live Paint group in Adobe Illustrator

I have a Live Paint region in Adobe Illustrator CS4 that I would like to fill with a rotated pattern. In a normal object I can apply the pattern fill and then rotate only the pattern with the Rotate ...
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Why mix USB2 and USB3 on a motherboard

A conceptual question, I suppose. If USB3 port is backwards compatible with UBS2 & 1, why do manufacturers continue to include UBS2 ports on motherboards with USB3 support? To me, there seems to ...
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Topology for multiple networks with one common shared network

In an appartment building we need to share common equipment (IP intercom with video stream, SIP server, internal web server) with multiple households. Each household has its own internet connection ...
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How do I add subnets and VLANS into my network [closed]

First let me say I have posted this on cisco support forums and just copied and pasted into a new question for you here. Secondly I think I understand that to route through subnets I need a router ...
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How to use DrawingBrush in Resource Dictionary in Windows Phone 8 Project

I am doing conversion of SVG to XAML from Expression Design 4. I want to use this XAML in Windows Phone project as Resource dictionary. But when i use this XMAL, i am getting error on Drawing brush ...
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a program to put distance and lines on image

I basically want a program that allows me to do the following: import a graphic in png or jpg format. Make straight lines on the image in various colors, when I hit the enter button the line also ...
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Tools to put pixel ruler guides to the image

I'm using Photoshop/Illustrator to design the layout of my game's title screen. When I have finished, in addition to exporting each button/image for the programmer to implement, I also want to let the ...
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An application to easily pick a color in Mac OS X and get the hex value

I'm looking for a way to easily pick a color from anywhere on the screen in Mac OS X and get the value as a hex code (like #ACC782 ). OS X has a built in system "color picker" and I found a ...
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How do I relate these access tables without losing data?

I have an excel flat file with about ~6k records I want to put into a MS Access database. The original Excel fields are: Name Address City State Zip DOB CaseNumber DateSentenced AmountDue I saved ...
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Method/program for creating a graphical email signature

I would like to create a kind of business card for my email signature in Mac OS X, with a nice graphical design. I tried to find software for this but it seems most people use photoshop, etc, which is ...
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Photoshop 3D and Vanishing Point filter: can they work together?

I've stumbled upon Vanishing Point filter completely accidentally. It's a great tool and I logically assumed that it should work with 3D extension of Photoshop, like for example help to align 3D ...
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How do I edit text as one of the layers, using GIMP

I have a PSD and I want to edit text which is one of the "layers". Can I edit the text or do I have to create a new layer and delete the existing one.
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Software to easily design electrics / electronics circuits

Does anyone know a software to easily design electronic / electrics circuits (for resistors, capacitors, inductors, sources, transistors, ...) which already has a large and easy-to-use "library" of ...
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Can I get a diagramming tool with a transparent background, for Windows? [closed]

I would like to be able to a diagramming tool's main window over another application's window, so that I can trace areas from the base window with drawing elements on the overlaid window. I can take a ...
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Is there a desktop application for managing vector/image files and other graphics?

I have a huge and growing graphics file collection, which I store in the folders. I wonder if there is a special tool for designers to tag and search these images. Editing is not necessary.. For ...
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Simple Computer Aided Design [closed]

I need to create a design mockup something very similar to this: However, I don't have weeks to learn AutoCAD or 3dsmax or Sketchup (time consuming). Is there any easier solution? I've heard that ...
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Anyone know of a “live” markup/comments/revision FireFox/Chrome extension?

When I'm asked to do revisions on a Website, I usually have the non-technical editor print out pages in question with comments/revisions written in ink, but this obviously has it's drawbacks. I was ...
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is there a tool that will let me take 'functional screenshots'? [closed]

It's one thing to grab screenshots of web sites and return to them for design and interface ideas and inspiration. But increasingly I've found that when I want to examine something that previously ...
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Any home design software similar to The Sims 3? [closed]

I tried Sketchup to sketch a home design but I find the controls a bit frustrating. I can sketch 10 times faster in The Sims 3, plus it is nicer to look at. Though the metric system may not be 1:1 ...
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Program to make image buttons? [closed]

Which program is used to make the kind of button you see on the screeenshot of a website below (the one with the little icon on the left and profile/email on the right):
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tools to design and arrange pictures [closed]

I have 10 pictures and I want them to be all in one canvas designed. What tool do you recommend me to have these pictures scattered in the canvas looks nice?
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Achieve this glowing look

I am trying to recreate a transparent png image so that I can place my featured item in this glowing space What is the technique used here to accomplish the smooth glowing white effect in Photoshop? ...
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Building Hardware Appliances with Intel Atom Atom CE4100 SoCs

Today I saw the D-Link Boxee Box I read that it uses an Intel Atom CE4100 SOC (System on a chip). I did a lot of searching and found tons of PDFs and technical specs from Intel about the SOC itself, ...
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Two different slide designs in a single PowerPoint presentation

Is it even possible to do that? If so, what's the easiest way to achieve this?
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What's a good 3D modelling editor, other than Blender, that can be used within Unity 3D?

Unity 3D is an amazing tool for quickly creating good-looking, fun games. Unfortunately, its not intended to be used for actually designing your characters or complex levels. Blender is the general ...
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Wide survey of different hardware adders, multiliers, dividers (design)

I want to learn, how computer hardware is organized in lowest level. I'm interested in VLSI (microprocessors) internal structure, schematics, algorithms of fast mathematic. I search for good survey ...
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Adobe InDesign templates and design templates' cross-compatibility

Do Adobe InDesign templates only work in InDesign? What are the options for design template formats, and what programs do they work in?
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How to add a border to a shape in Adobe Photoshop CS2?

How do I add a border to a simple shape in Adobe Photoshop CS2? I'm creating a polygon that is white; I want it to have a black border.
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Photoshop Technique for Such Effect - How Was It Done?

If you take a look at the DevDays logo, or the Graphic Design presentation from FOWA, there are certain letters in the logos that are extended upwards or in some direction, such as the V and Y ...
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How do I get the 'average' colour of a texture?

I have one background texture that is a wood grain, and I have a menu hover background colour that I would like to match the overall tone of the texture as closely as possible. Using a tool such as ...
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Why can't I open my Access application in design mode?

I have been given an Access 2007 application (mainly VB code) that I need to modify. It has been locked down for production, so the toolbars and so forth are not visible. However, it is a .mdb file, ...
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Killer power point presentations [closed]

How can I hone my presentation to look out of the ordinary? Are there any add-ons to Microsoft PowerPoint to assist the presenter? Something like showing the next slide as a thumbnail only to the ...
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What ways are there (programs used…) to create fonts? [closed]

I'm intersted in creating some TrueType fonts, and I've seen and tried some online creation tools that let you scan in your handwriting (such as FontCapture), but I'm looking for a more manual ...
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Page layout software that allows mixed visual and programatic editing

I'd like to use a programming model for custom graphics and precision placement, and an interactive visual mode for large scale layout and less precise placements. I've used tools (PostScript, various ...
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What is the best tool for creating custom iPhone icons?

Is it adobe illustrator for Mac?