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accessing IIS externally?

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Is there a systematic way to test for sleep problems?

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How does /dev/sdX work?

Sorry if I don't have the correct terminology, I am still somewhat a linux novice. I have a computer with four hard drives (sda, sdb, sdc & sdd) in it. I am going to add a fifth (sde) which will ...
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Possible Duplicate: Optimizing Windows 7 for SSD I'm building my first Windows 7 machine. It will have a 128GB SSD and 1TB hard drive. I'd like to make Windows 7 re-installation easy ...
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ssh rsa key no longer works for one account

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microsoft rdc connection problem in latest version

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Is there any NAS device with wireless router capability?

Some thing along the line of Apple Time Capsule but with hard drive extension bay(s) and capable of running linux/freenas ?
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Batch image resize: keep transparency, ratio and fill empty space

I have number of images with alpha layer, with different size and aspect ratio. I need to bring them to one size(say 150x150) with maximum possible dimensions keeping alpha and aspect ration. For ...
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Is it possible to retrieve source file from an exe?

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How to grep string like $('!

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Shortcut for closing panel windows on OS X

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Disable dropshadow on Firefox 4 menu text etc

The following worked to disable the dropshadow with tabs in Firefox 4 by adding: .tabbrowser-tab { text-shadow: none !important; } to the userChrome.css file. Does anyone know what I need to add ...
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cleanup after “dd” operation

I'm using dd with "excl" option. If interrupted with CTRL+C "dd" leaves the the file it has created and not finished to write. I need to clean it up in such case with the trap INT. However, I don't ...
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Is there a way to not select whitespace after a word when double-clicking?

In Windows, it seems the default behavior when double-clicking a word is to select the word, and any whitespace following the word (spaces or tabs). You can see this behavior across all programs, so ...
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How to always show file size on the new Windows 7 Status Bar?

Okay, I just discovered this morning when I tried to see how much space I would gain be emptying my recycle bin that the Status Bar no longer tells you the size of the files selected.... Also if you ...
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Simulate mouse clicks from keyboard on Mac OS X

I like to play some games on my Mac but tend to bind mouse clicks to the keyboard to be more silent late at night. In many games you can adjust these bindings from game settings, but not in all games. ...
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Fields in Word 2007 shown as code instead of content

After some update all my word files now show fields as codes instead of content. For example where table of contents should be is: {TOC \o "1-2} I can get it to show up by right clicking and ...
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Laptop battery problem

I left my HP 625 laptop yesterday on standby at 7% battery - I opened it today and the battery is full. I waited until it got to around 90% then it died. I left it plugged in until the light showed ...
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Should I set my BIOS to local time or UTC?

I'm about to install a new system and just noticed that the BIOS time is set to UTC time. Should I set it to local time? What consequences does it have to leave it as is, or set it to local time? The ...
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Soft link to a Excel sheet created in Unix is displayed as a Folder in Window

Created a Softlink for a Excel sheet using the following command, in Unix shared file system. temp$ ln -s temp1/Main.xlsm Link.xlsm But when I view the temp directory in Windows, Link.xlsm appears ...
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What are the most significative changes brought on by Windows 7 SP1?

Which are the most significant features that Microsoft included in Windows 7 SP1? I mean, worth the download, should I waste my time upgrading? I saw on some forums that some users are having problems ...
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What is the best option for Windows Registry Clean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows registry and system cleaner applications ? I know some software that promise to do a real clean on the Windows 7 registry, but most of them are paid and don't ...
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How to execute python script from console without writing full path?

I have a few python scripts on /usr/share/scripts/ that I use often, and I want to be able to execute them by just writing the name and not the full path, how could I do this? echo $PATH shows me: ...
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how do I open a file from bash when it contains brackets

A previous developer on my project created backup copies of files using the format "filename (date time).extension" even though the project was under SVN control (don't ask!!!). I now can't open ...
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Cross-platform implementation of GNU tools? (Preferably Java)

I'd like to have GNU tools available on multiple platforms, behaving the same. I know there are ports, like http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/, but they are different from what's supported by the linux ...
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I can play “test” sounds, but no other audio works

I'm running Windows XP, and last night my PC was infected by a frustrating virus (one of those viruses that won't let you open virus checkers, etc). I finally killed it 2 hours later, but it involved ...
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Change the port of IIS 7.5 Express

I have just installed IIS 7.5 Express (via VS 2010 SP1), now the sites in IIS 5.1 won't start. I think it might be because IIS 7.5 Express is using port 80. I'm trying to change the bindings, however ...
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Asus 6950 system crash during driver installation

I recently purchased an ASUS HD 6950 DirectCU II. After booting for the first time into Windows 7 64-bit, the boot screen showed fine, and Windows loaded as expected. During the installation process ...
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Can't press certain keys at the same time on Sony Vaio laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard doesn't let me press certain keys at the same time I recently bought a Sony Vaio laptop and i have a key combination problem. The combination W+Ctrl+F1 ...
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Linux vulnerable to PDF attacks?

I've heard of attacks using PDF files on Windows with Adobe Acrobat and Foxit Reader. Is Linux vulnerable to these attacks when using the default PDF viewers in KDE or Gnome or even xpdf? What is a ...
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How can I save a graph to a PNG or GIF file in Microsoft Excel?

How can I save a graph to a PNG or GIF file in Microsoft Excel? I know I can save as an HTML file and use the image created there, but I suspect there is a way that doesn't create other clutter of ...
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What exactly is a mainframe and what exactly does a programmer do on that?

I have searched (googled) a lot but nothing answers me clearly. From what I get, "huge" computers with "many" CPUs running "legacy" software written in "legacy" languages are mainframes and the ...
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what's the remote desktop software that requires least configuration on client side? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remote desktop type software that the client need not install anything… I need to help my sister in Bangkok maintain her PC (running Windows XP), and since she's ...
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Is it possible to change the wallpaper depending on screen resolution?

I have a laptop with a resolution of 1680x1050. At work I use 2x 1280x1024 monitors, and sometimes I present using a projector that is 1024x768. My wallpaper, that I made for 1680x1050, looks awful ...
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How to display the message “Press Ctrl+Alt+Del so as to login” before displaying the login window

On some computers I have a security display that asks me to "press Ctrl+Alt+Del" so as I can go to the Login window with username password and so on, even at boot (I think so)... But on some ...
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How can I get into the BIOS with a broken keyboard?

My laptop (an Acer Aspire 5630) has the F1, F2, and esc keys broken. I need to change the boot sequence so I can install an operating system but I can't get into the BIOS to tweak that parameter. ...
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OpenSuse 11.4 set to full screen in VMWare

I've been running OpenSuse 11.2 in VMWare and have no problems setting it to full screen. However, after installing OpenSuse 11.4, the resolutions I can choose from doesn't have 1600X900 which is ...
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How to make animated subtitles

I have seen a few avi files where the subtitles are animated. How are these made? Can they be made with mencoder?
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Make File Name the default Finder Window Search in Snow Leopard (10.6.7)?

How does one get Finder Window Search in Snow Leopard (10.6.7) to default to File Name instead of Contents? Please note that this is not the same as changing the default setting to File Name for ...
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notepad++ “autotext”-type plugin

As part of my job, I regularly enter long descriptions of real estate into a database. I type those up in N++ and then paste them into the web interface of the base. However, they are quite ...
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Ctrl+Shift+F not working in PuTTY when using a modified keyboard layout on Win 7

Since deadkeys are horribly annoying (German keyboard layout --> `, ^ and ´ are deadkeys) I've decided to use Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator to create a custom keyboard layout to get rid of those ...
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Cisco VPN client failed to enable virtual adaptor

I'm trying to connect to a server using Cisco VPN client 5.0.07.0290 on windows 7 but while it's trying to secure the communications channel it comes up with an error 'Failed to enable Virtual ...
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find Argument list too long

I want to search in many many files for a string. I used find /archive/* -print0 | xargs -0 grep 'robert' -sl Is there a simple method to do it ?
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Access 2007 crashes when started in Win 7 pro standard user

I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on a Dell desktop with Office 2007 Professional installed. Whenever I open a file in Access as a standard user, it crashes after about a minute of activity, but ...
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Where does Finder store data about favorite servers?

It used to store them under ~/Library/Recent Servers but now I don't where it is. My ~/Library/Favorites contains only a .localized file with no data. I am talking about Mac OS X 10.6.7. I also ...
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Volume ID using mkisofs and cdrecord

I'm trying to specify the volume id of a cd/dvd when using mkisofs and cdrecord afterwards. I figured out that there's an option -V volumeid of mkisofs. The manpage says that 32 characters can be ...
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Activation needed after restore a image

I have about 40 new Lenovo desktop and what I need is to generate an image (model) and clone it into the other 39. Simple task. I'm using acronis trueimage home 2009. I did my clean image but each ...
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Exit all Explorer Processes without Killing them?

Recently I managed to get my hands on a old Starcraft CD that a friend of mine was throwing out and, having always enjoyed playing Starcraft, installed it on my Windows 7 PC, updated it with the ...

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