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comment Calculating time difference between two date/times from two columns in Excel
@CharlieRB and Fancy, I've removed my comment too, and will delete this one soon as well.
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revised Refreshing “MSN Money Central Investor Stock Quotes” asks for stock symbol, but does not get new price
Made title summarize the question
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comment I'm trying to plug earbuds in my desktop monitor
...what's the problem? And please update the title too, to be more descriptive.
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comment Detect a signal on USB without specific hardware?
Wondering if a computer can detect things like USB fans, @LPChip.
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comment Detect a signal on USB without specific hardware?
Ah, @LPChip, I vaguely remembered that some pull-up resistor made USB ports (providing the charge) increase their voltage or maximum current. But thinking about it, it's probably the other way around (the device that is being charged, somehow recognizing the resistor and acting on that). And any way, all of that might indeed not be known to the OS, or not easily queried by some software, if it is even an instant signal to start with.
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comment Detect a signal on USB without specific hardware?
I know it's just an example, but that USB Trigger is a hefty $63.00. As an alternative one might use the switches of some cheap USB joystick, or some parallel-to-USB adapter like LPChip and Tonny suggested too. Or for those who don't mind some programming, the $63.00 might be better spent on a board like the $40 Raspberry Pi B+, which also has ethernet so doesn't need a computer to operate. (But which might become more expensive if one really wants a case, or does not have a USB charger lying around.)
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comment Detect a signal on USB without specific hardware?
I wonder if one could somehow detect the USB being used for charging. But then, such would probably be too slow to not miss short signals. If you're into electronics, see also electronics.stackexchange.com.
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revised Detect a signal on USB without specific hardware?
Merged comments into question
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revised When I send a PDF attachement in Thunderbird, the binary data is displayed after the message body
Moved answer into its own post
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comment When I send a PDF attachement in Thunderbird, the binary data is displayed after the message body
Welcome to Super User! While adding "SOLVED" is not how a Q&A such as Super User works (see the faq), thanks for reporting back with the solution. I copied your findings into an answer, Super User-style, and removed them from your question. Next time, please add an answer yourself if you solve it. Thanks!
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answered When I send a PDF attachement in Thunderbird, the binary data is displayed after the message body
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comment Can my MacbookAir run Windows 8?
So you already know it can run Windows? (Which indeed is true.) Then the title of your question is really bad.
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revised Is it okay to connect white Wifi antenna cord to main connector, while not connecting black antenna to axillary connector?
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comment Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in
"as I said, with firefox the behavior is even more erratic" -- all I read in the question is that it redirects to a Yahoo! search, probably only if your virusscanner blocks access. If I were you, I'd want to know if it's just Chrome, or if a full system reinstall is needed...
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comment Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in
...but did you try, @Duralumin? Nothing in your question or comments indicate you even ran any malware scan?
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comment Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in
Also, if it were related to a router, it couldn't be solved by clearing the Chrome data on ian's mobile device, @Duralumin.
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comment Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in
"I thought the same about firefox" -- but did you try? (Also, please respond to gronostaj's answer.)
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comment Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in
See also malwarefixes.com/remove-system-check-cabhpfuv (I don't know if that site can be trusted.)
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comment Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in
(I removed some of my earlier comments, to stay focused.)
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comment Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in
Any chance Firefox is not doing the redirect to Yahoo! when Avast is disabled? (Maybe Firefox defaults to a search when it doesn't get a response, and if so: the problem might still be with some extension ONLY in Chrome, not system wide, which then might also explain why incognito browsing is fine.) What about Internet Explorer?