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I am a carbon based life-form that sustains itself through the oxidation and chemical decomposition of pieces of other carbon based life-forms. I enjoy bi- and quad-wheeled internal combustion powered vehicles, coordinating the activities of complex binary computational devices, and the translation of pictorial objects and/or alpha-numeric characters into an internal representation of another life-form's narrative ideas. Oh, and Mt. Dew.


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comment Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts
Can't say that I've seen it on VMs, but I've had other programs do similar stuff (colored bars or boxes, stuck cursors or icons, etc). It seems especially susceptible when a program changes the color depth on you (which a VM is likely to do).
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answered Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts
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comment Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts
Change screen resolution or color depth, then change back?
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comment Can I wash my logitech K270 wireless keyboard?
Spill-proof keyboards usually just means that there are channels within the keyboard so that any fluid poured over the keys will tend to run away from the electronics. It also may mean that certain portions have been sealed to protect them. Neither of these should be taken as an indicator to intentionally pour more liquid over keyboard.
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comment Remove permanently Dvorak from Windows
Just a reminder that you do have to change the Default Input Language section to be set to something other than Dvorak or it will not let you remove it from the lower list.
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comment Remove permanently Dvorak from Windows
It is probably randomly changing you to Dvorak when you press Ctrl + Shift. For some reason, Microsoft thought that would be a good default key combo for cycling through all the available keyboard layouts. You can disable that in the Regional/Keyboard settings.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Wireshark only capturing beacon frames
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comment Switch from dvorak to qwerty when modifier key is pressed
possible duplicate of Is there a way to use Dvorak keyboard layout, but with command keys mapped to qwerty?
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comment How can I install a keyboard layout on a locked-down workstation?
Is there a Dvorak-like layout that includes umlauts?
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answered How can I install a keyboard layout on a locked-down workstation?
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comment my computer does't want to start after I changed the boot order in the bios
Can you get back into the BIOS? Have you tried putting the book order back the way it was?
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comment Can virtual storage shorten the life of SSD?
@techie007 If you have the virtual drive set as a static size/location, wouldn't that prevent the host OS from moving it around for wear leveling? If the guest OS knows it is on an SSD it might do wear leveling within the virtual drive, but I doubt it would recognize it as such.
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comment How do I add a background to a transparent png in gimp?
@ElliottFrisch Since your comment worked, why not make it an answer so it can be accepted?
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comment Facebook games and Windows 8.1
More info is needed if you want help. What browser? What do you mean "can not play"? What does it/doesn't it do when you try? Also, this might be better posed on webapps.stackexchange.com.
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