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How can I take a single hotel Wifi connection and share it out amongst devices via Wifi?

Many hotels these days still have pretty dreadful Wifi. Often the worst offender is the "you still only have one Wifi device, right?" assumption; you get a username/password combo, and using it on ...
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App to organize music by tag for OS X? [closed]

I would like to organize music in structure such as below, base on tag. -[Artist_Name] ---[Album_Name] -------track_1.mp3 Is there such app? preferably not iTunes.
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3D plotting in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and need to plot 3D graphic. I have installed several free applications available in the repository, like QtiPlot and GNU Octave. I have found out and created the ...
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GUI tool to manage services in Ubuntu

Are there any GUI tools to manage the services running on Ubuntu?
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Looking for simple Windows scan (multiple pages) to one PDF application? [closed]

I would like to find some simple scan software for a Windows machine that can scan to PDF, but I would like it to do batch or multiple pages into one big PDF. I saw a couple questions on scan to ...
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Is there a program to truly delete all deleted files?

I know that on the windows operating system, when you delete a file it's still recoverable. I'd like to avoid simply paving the harddrive with zeros as I would like to keep my OS installation as is, ...
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disabling default device makes some programs stop outputting sound

I have an hp laptop with windows 8.1 installed and I have noticed that every time I disabled my default device, I have to restart Terraria (one of my favorite games) to get it to start outputting ...
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Menubar Calculator for OS X?

Is there a good calculator that I can run from the menubar? I know that I can type calculations into Spotlight but I'd like something a bit more full-featured. Also, Spotlight frequently has a delay ...
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1answer
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How do I find corrupted PDF files?

I have near about 116222 .pdf files. Among them I need to find out the corrupted files. Is there any software (free or paid) to get the files which are corrupted – or vice versa, get those ...
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Is there sofware that can emulate how Oracle works with disks?

Don't now if its a right place to ask, so if not please give me a hint. I need some software that do can emulate how Oracle works with disks (Notice: Not the Oracle workload tool). I've already took a ...
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What software do I need to query an Oracle database?

I know how to write queries, but haven't had to mess with the software before. I've been given a username, password, and an Oracle TNS string (the text, not a tnsnames.ora file). Nothing I've tried ...
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MySQL form builder like MS Access

Are there any good tools out there (don't have to be be free) that provide functionality analogous to MS Access but for non-MS databases like MySQL? I'm looking for more than just a query builder ...
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What's the equivalent of Microsoft Access on the Mac?

I want to use a Microsoft Access 2007 database on my Mac. However, it appears that Office 2008 for Mac does not have an equivalent to Microsoft Access. I'm new the Mac so can anybody suggest a easy to ...
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Oracle local database product (like MS Access)

Is there a Oracle, local database product (which I can run on my laptop like MS Access) which is free for developers, and in which I can Create tables, Load data from file, Run SQL (oracle's syntax) ...
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Open Source alternative to FileMaker or Access?

I'm looking for an open source alternative to simple databases such as FileMaker or Access (something visual where you don't need SQL very much). I know of Base in OpenOffice.org but I think it is ...
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Linux Mint (Ubuntu) Microsoft Access Replacement?

I've just switched over from Window to Linux Mint, and the only thing I'm missing is a replacement for Microsoft Access. I'm aware of LibreOffice (which comes installed), are there any others I ...
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Play video across multiple monitors

I'm trying to set up a system that plays videos across three large HDTVs. I have the monitors all working, however when I try to maximize the video, it only maximizes on a single screen, rather than ...
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Legal Windows for Virtual Machine

I want to have a free and legal Windows OS on a virtual machine such as VMware, virtual box etc. It seems that Windows “Starter Edition” fits the needs. Can someone confirm this? If it is not, then ...
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Program to customize mouse buttons?

I have a Logitech M510 wireless mouse and am on a Mac. Right now I can assign different actions to the 2 thumb buttons through the Logitech control panel. What I want to do is have mouse button combos ...
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Alternatives to Oracle JRE

I would like to uninstall as many Oracle products from my computer as possible because I don't like that company. However, I require Java for some of my applications, e.g. Eclipse. What alternatives ...
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Sorting through photos and deleting duplicates

I'm looking to easily find duplicate photos of what's already on my laptop and delete those photos from my external hard drive. Before I got an external hard drive with 160GB to dump photos from my ...
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Data modelling, calculation and visualization tools?

I often need to make decisions based on various kinds of data and their calculation results/visualizations respectively. For simple, tabular data I usually make Excel spreadsheets, however most of the ...
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Best way to authorize a USB device in an organisation?

I am developing a project where I need to restrict usage of accessing non white-listed USB devices in the organization's network. I am using it by checking the VID and PID of that USB devices. Now, ...
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How can I burn a mov file to a DVD?

If I have a *.mov file on my hard-drive, how can I burn it to a DVD disk so that I can pop that into a DVD player and play? I have Windows 7 and OS X.
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How to create lots and lots of junk files?

I need to generate a lot of junk files, with a random directory structure and random contents (and file names) under a specific folder (like "C:\tmp\"), is there a program that can do that for me?
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Application that is able to edit FLAC files

Does anyone know one? If possible free, or at least not so expensive as Adobe Audition :D
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What is a free and simple sound editor for Windows?

I'm looking for a (free) sound editor to install on a Vista laptop. Nothing fancy, just need to take some short sound segments and loop/splice them (converting 10 second recordings into hours) to ...
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How to get a simple Javascript console and output [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to run JavaScript in Textmate? I'm learning javascript at Codecademy They have a website with a js console and an editor. But I can't find anything that ...
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View Big5 File in Text Editor

I have a file encoded in Chinese Big5. Is there a text editor that I can use to view the file in Chinese? I'm on Windows. If I view the file in Notepad++ I see it decoded with my 8bit locale.
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Software for viewing and analyze big xml files

I'm working with a quite a big XML file (~20-40 MB) and I'm using Notepad++. Is there any better application to view and analyze such a big XML files?
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What is a good program for mixed mode circuit simulation?

I'm looking for a program that will perform schematic capture and mixed-mode (analog and digital) circuit simulation. If it also did PCB layout and routing, that would be a bonus, but not necessary. ...
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Electrical layout drawing application for Mac

Do you know the free application, that lets me to quickly draw the layout of electrical network ?
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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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1answer
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Sql Server Managmenet Studio Alternative - Are there any?

I am looking for lightweight MS SQL Server Managmenet Studio (2005) alternative (open source/freeware is a bonus). Something more like HeidiSQL for MySQL. LINQPad is not an option (although it's ...
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Microsoft OneNote Replacement

I'm wondering if a free, open source replacement for Microsoft OneNote exists. Features it would need to have: Click anywhere on the page and start typing. Automatic revision history tracking. Some ...
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Download entire album from Google+?

Is there any software that can download all the full-size pictures of a publicly-shared Google+ album?
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Volume controls for OSX when using external soundcard

I have an external interface (Presonus Firestudio Project) that I have hooked up to my Mac and am using it with my studio monitors for all my audio needs. I have the Mac setup to use the interface as ...
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How to test out Windows 7 applications to see if you like them? [duplicate]

When a portable version of a Windows 7 application is not available, what is an effective way to test it out to see if you like it? I define effective as: Not time consuming Leaves no (or minimal) ...
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Editor for WMF files? [closed]

I'm looking for an editor for WMF files to run on Windows XP. I'd like to see both a graphical view ie. the current image, and the list of commands that WMF contains that created that image. My ...
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Folder comparions on Command line

I want to compare two folders on Windows (Vista, XP) which have large number of huge size files, which i need to compare. If I use Beyond Compare or such tool to compare the folders it is taking a lot ...
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In Windows, is there any software to prevent duplication of files in a folder?

Let's say I have two files c:\f1\data.txt and c:\f2\data.txt. If I give the command copy c:\f2\data.txt c:\f1\data\ I will receive a warning about the potential owerwriting. I will receive the ...
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How to play multiple videos side-by-side synchronized?

I've got 3 videos, all 3 have the same time, same amount of frames, and they only differ in terms of encoding quality. Now I need them to run side-by-side in synchronized fashion for evaluation ...
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Alternative To Altiris SVS For OS X?

Is there an alternative to Altiris S.V.S. (Altiris Software Virtualization Suite) for OS X? Something that can revert all changes an application has made to the system.
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Can you control you PC with a laptop flawlessly over wifi?

I have a high end desktop computer, 32GB DDR3, GTX 780Ti, I5 a 3.5Ghz and 20TB of storage. However I don't like to be condined in my room, being with my roomates will be much more pleasant. If I buy ...
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Moving a program to another computer

I changed my computer and lost the installation CD of my office's management program, I got it installed at the old HD, I tried to move it to the new one but get the following error: "Could not ...
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PDF editor, creator alternatives?

Anyone have any thoughts on the following solutions for PDF alternatives to Acrobat?: Nuance PDF Converter 6 Professional & BlueBeam PDF Revu 7 Standard Nuance is cheaper and seems to have all ...
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Windows Task Manager equivalent for OS X, showing more details than Activity Monitor?

Being a Windows convert, I am looking for Task Manager equivalent for OS X. Please do not recommend Activity Monitor, since it misses two important features of Task Manager: per process disk i/o ...
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Alternative to WIN+L

So I want to lock my screen to prevent anyone to do anything unless they know a password or a combination of hotkeys. WIN+L is not doing a good job because it prevents a few softwares to continue ...
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I don't know how to used vnc2flv

I want to record the screen with a vnc server. I know it is possible using Vnc2flv, but I don't understand how. Can help me with a simple tutorial? in windows.