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What exactly is the consequence of changing the “system locale” in Windows 8?

I read http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/change-the-system-locale (windows 8 linked me to this help page) and I still can't completely understand what that means. In which way is the ...
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How do services like Google Latitude geolocate my laptop PERFECTLY with no GPS?

How do services like Google Latitude, through my browser, obviously through my internet connection (Ethernet not Wi-Fi), obtain my location perfectly with only my current public IP address? By asking ...
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Saving a file in a CSV type in Excel always removes the BOM

I've been trying to find a reasonable solution/explanation (unsuccessfully) to find out why Excel defaults to removing the BOM when saving a file to the CSV type. Please forgive me if you find this a ...
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Why “LANG=C”? (not D or E or F)

In order to turn off localisation features one should set LANG environment variable to "C". Why "C"? Where it came from?
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Can't find Swedish language pack for English FireFox 15

I can't seem to find information on installing a Swedish language package on my machine. The language is not listed on the Firefox website and the hits on Google I got led nowhere (or, rather, to the ...
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Customizing menu shortcuts in Firefox

I have several item in the context menu with the same shortcut character. How can I disable the shortcut for those items that I rarely use? In my case, the shortcut is "G_r_afik anzeigen" (probably ...
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Why is the U.S. version of Bing better than the versions for other languages? [closed]

I'm pretty sure that most of you noticed the difference in the Microsoft search engine Bing when switching between languages on the top right corner! Actually the ones other than the United States are ...