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Mar
12
asked How to block a particular pop-up window from opening?
Feb
15
comment How are pseudorandom and truly random numbers different and why does it matter?
@TheEnvironmentalist - Ah! "Continents covered in computers"... isn't it what "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" all about? ;-)
Feb
14
comment How are pseudorandom and truly random numbers different and why does it matter?
How come no one mentioned this yet??? xkcd.com/221
Jan
8
comment What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?
@echolab - it is hard to tell exactly, but it looks to me more like a spreadsheet than a drafting/design software. Or, is it that Amstrad had a spreadsheet named "Autocad"?
Jan
8
comment Can't run Vimdiff (7.4) on Windows 7
Well, the startup screen and :intro show me the same info (that is, just "7.4"). :version shows "7.4" and elaborates on the compilation time. No patch version number. Your 2nd comment may explain why it is so. It is compiled by mool(at)tororo, which I assume refers to Mr. Moolner.
Jan
7
comment Can't run Vimdiff (7.4) on Windows 7
BTW - how can you tell the # of the sub-version (e.g. 7.4.103)?
Jan
7
comment Can't run Vimdiff (7.4) on Windows 7
Found a few solutions on then net, but this is the only one that worked for me!
Jan
7
accepted Can't run Vimdiff (7.4) on Windows 7
Jan
6
asked Can't run Vimdiff (7.4) on Windows 7
Dec
9
comment Can I use a DLNA BluRay player as an external BD drive for my Windows 7 laptop?
@Ramhound - Using VLC 2.0.5, I turned on the BD Player (Samsung F5700, w/ DLNA), had a BD movie in and opened the UPnP tab in VLC. I see my laptop in the list, but no sign for the player. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
Dec
6
comment Can I use a Verizon FiOS DVR to watch TV on my computer via network?
There are several USB tuners in the market. For example, google.com/…
Dec
3
comment Can I use a Verizon FiOS DVR to watch TV on my computer via network?
Thanks. This is not practical, as the computer is on a different floor, which is why I mentioned the network medium. For over-the-air broadcast, there are USB based dongles that let you receive using your Windows machine.
Dec
3
asked Can I use a Verizon FiOS DVR to watch TV on my computer via network?
Dec
3
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
2
comment Can I use a DLNA BluRay player as an external BD drive for my Windows 7 laptop?
@Ramhound - ok, by "full" I did not mean "elaborate", but an "answer" rather than a "comment". Thanks for the links.
Dec
2
comment Can I use a DLNA BluRay player as an external BD drive for my Windows 7 laptop?
@Ramhound - BTW, why won't you make this a full answer, so I can rep you (and accept, once I check it)?
Dec
2
comment Can I use a DLNA BluRay player as an external BD drive for my Windows 7 laptop?
Thanks. I will try this out. Does Windows Media Player have this capability (I have no particular problem using VLC, though, just curious)?
Dec
2
comment Can I use a DLNA BluRay player as an external BD drive for my Windows 7 laptop?
@Ramhound - A-ha; so this means that the player needs to be DLNA-server capable, or is this just implied for any such BD player, that can bridge between a PC and a TV?
Dec
2
comment Can I use a DLNA BluRay player as an external BD drive for my Windows 7 laptop?
@Ramhound - I think I may not be clear enough here - I already own a BD player which can be used to stream media from my laptop to my TV (via DLNA). I can use it to play any BD movie (disc) on my TV. What I am looking for is a BD drive in order to plat BD media on my laptop. USB drive will certainly give my this ability, but I am trying to see if I can use my deck player as a (network) drive.
Dec
2
comment Can I use a DLNA BluRay player as an external BD drive for my Windows 7 laptop?
Thanks. Cheap, maybe, but yet another device in the house with double the functionality...