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How to tell if media is a CD or a DVD

I have a disc burned and locked by my coworker with only a few megs of data. Is there a way to know if he used a CD or a DVD for media?
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3answers
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Should I buy matching hard drives for a NAS RAID 1 array?

I'm planning to buy a NAS (network attached storage) box and I've picked the Synology DS209. I want to set up a RAID 1 array and I'm wondering if I should buy a matching pair of hard drives or if it ...
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4answers
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Software that makes multiple avi files from mini-DV tape

A few years ago, I had a copy of Roxio DVD Builder version 6 that I used to transfer videos from my Mini-DV camcorder to my computer. That version of DVD Builder would create multiple avi files - one ...
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2answers
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Why does Vista's File sharing stall and disconnect?

I have a Vista Ultimate 64 computer (not in a domain) with a file share defined. A second XP SP3 computer accesses the file share. Frequently, when trying to access folders via the command line, the ...
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2answers
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BlackBerry w/Exchange Server (not using BlackBerry Enterprise Server BES)

I have a BlackBerry and I want to get my work email on it. We use Exchange Server and we DO NOT have BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). What are my options? I'd like to get Contacts and Calendar ...
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2answers
4k views

Download managers for downloading over LAN

There are some problems with leeching (downloading files at a LAN) such as prioritizing your downloads and the screen real estate that the generic copy-windows take up. What download managers can ...
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11answers
45k views

Remote desktop pressing Windows key randomly

When I'm using remote desktop at work from one specific PC it has a quirk which is really quite irritating. I'll be typing away and suddenly the Windows key will be pressed, things start minimising,...
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1answer
472 views

Adobe InDesign + third party plugins vs. Framemaker

Apropos of this posting on Stackoverflow, I'd quite like to hear anyones experiences on using Adobe InDesign/InCopy plus third-party plugins such as those listed here. Specifically, how good would ...
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1answer
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Lirc + irexec config: Repeating keys doesn't work

I have an Apple remote under Ubuntu, and have installed lirc, and all is kinda working. irw output is like follows: 0000000087ee8104 00 PLAY Apple_A1156 0000000087ee8104 01 PLAY Apple_A1156 ...
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3answers
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Are there ways to tweak the UI on a Mac OS X?

I'm wondering if there is something that would give the user more fine-grained control of preferences? Something like "TweakUI" and the other Power Toys on Windows.
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1answer
237 views

Firefox, add-on update when starting, how to change that?

I found very annoying that when opening Firefox (3.5) all extension popup for update. Is there a way to have not this popup right from the start. When I start a browser is often because I have task to ...
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3answers
1k views

Is there any hard drive imaging software for Windows that is free or open source? [closed]

I've used O&O DiskImage 3 and was not very impressed with it. Are there any good alternatives that are free or open source?
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2answers
288 views

Firefox plugin check

I am thinking of upgrading from firefox 3 to 3.5. However I have loads of plugins and don't know of a way to find out which are compatible, without either going to the web page of each plugin, or ...
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3answers
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Controller Device for Media Center Computer [closed]

I am in the process of deciding on what to choose a a controller for a Media Center Computer. I have seen the question Best Keyboard with a built-in pointing device for a media center Mac but it ...
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3answers
8k views

Where's the option to go directly to inbox on startup in outlook 2007?

Where's the option to go directly to inbox on startup in outlook 2007?
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1answer
2k views

windvd aacs keys update dosn't work

A relative has a viao htpc, which has blue ray. The player I believe is a viao branded version of windvd with blue ray support. Every time it loads it asks if it should update the aacs keys as they ...
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3answers
309 views

Automated bulk screencaps of video [closed]

Can anyone suggest a program for creating a screencap for each of a large number of video files?
5
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2answers
605 views

How to create a torrent and share with others?

I don't know a lot about torrents, i am just a user, have utorrent, i search the web and download torrents using it. What i want now is to create torrents and share my files with others, whats steps ...
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14answers
2k views

Regex tool for Linux

Windows has wonderful tool working with regular expressions - RegexBuddy. It has two problems: It's commercial. It runs on Windows (Linux version no more available). What tools (except grep) you use ...
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11answers
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Is there an easy way to split mp3 files?

I recently learned a neat trick. To join mp3 files together, you simply use the command (in Windows) copy /b *.mp3 joined.mp3 and voila, you have one large mp3 file. My question: is there a method ...
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2answers
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Can I merge 2 iTunes Store accounts?

I have 2 accounts on the iTunes store Each account is set to a different e-mail address, both of which I control One account is valid in the USA iTunes Store only One account is valid in the Dutch ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows Explorer: How to avoid that a “slow” double click on a file opens “renaming”

For me, one annoying thing in Windows Explorer is that a "slow" double-click on a file or folder will be interpreted as "rename." Is there a way to disable that single-click rename feature in Windows ...
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3answers
160 views

Windows firewall that blocks programs interactively [closed]

I'm setting up a windows machine for a friend and wanted to install a free firewall. The trick is, I need the firewall to be interactive in that if a program requests to get 'out' the firewall gives ...
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1answer
117 views

Office 2007 - Referencing sources in Word

I can reference it, put in reference #1... to reference #10 and then cross reference reference #10 to reference #5 then you add a new reference #4 and the cross reference doesnt update. How can ...
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4answers
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Command line video conversion tools [closed]

I'm looking into developing our video content platform and part of it includes a better way for our users to upload their video content (anything from dvds, flash video, dxid, wmv, etc..) and have it ...
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3answers
3k views

Move Windows XP to a new PC

What is the best technique to keep my Winsows XP from my old PC when getting a new PC ?
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4answers
448 views

Why are some commands 'non-existent'?

I'm a fairly new Linux user and I've noticed that some commands are only available to the superuser - shutdown for example. I often get confused when I know there's a command, try to execute it but ...
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2answers
2k views

Control iTunes with Keyboard Shortcuts on Windows

Is it possible to configure either iTunes or my keyboard to communicate clearly with eachother when I press my pause/play button on my keyboard? My keyboard does control Windows Media Player, but not ...
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7answers
517 views

Windows XP final release

Where from I get the final release of Windows XP, including all updates?
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4answers
230 views

Status of mesh networks [closed]

As hardware becomes cheaper and wifi connectivity more pervasive, it won't take much time before mesh network of private citizens start to pop up like mushrooms, isolated from the internet or with a ...
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5answers
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Is there any way to “restore” a .pst (Outlook Personal Folder) or .ost (Offline Folder file)?

I have Microsoft Outlook 2007 installed and use IMAP for all my mail accounts. When I updated to Windows 7 I had to reinstall Outlook and thus download all the headers again. I ended up downloading ...
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2answers
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Is there any way of making Excel 2007 do BACKGROUND autorecover saves like MS Word does?

I have a huge Microsoft Excel document - it is currrently about 25Mb in binary format (.xlsb)...the standard Excel format was too large and slow - but is still growing at a steady rate. (It has ...
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1answer
230 views

Windows XP not remembering passwords

One of my friend is facing an issue with his XP machine. For the past few days none of his IMs rember his password and username. His system is free of virus. Any ideas?
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6answers
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Should I use a network hub or network switch?

I want to put a networking device on an Ethernet connection between 2 digital devices. The communication will be 1-to-1; there will only be 2 devices connected through the networking device. And I ...
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8answers
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Make Mac OS X mouse acceleration more Windows-like

The mouse acceleration on Mac OS X is driving me nuts. It may work for touchpads but nothing beats the Windows' acceleration curves. Is there a way to modify the behaviour on OS X? I tried getting a ...
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4answers
810 views

How to edit the view of clock in the windows taskbar?

My clock in the taskbar is showing just the time and day name. How can I customize it to show the date as well? I am using Windows XP Professional.
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4answers
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Thunderbird : Compose in HTML temporarily instead of plain text

Is there a way to allow HTML composition temporarily, while the account settings has been configured as plain text ? On google, couple of things turned up: Holding down the shift key while clicking ...
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2answers
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How does the Ahnrpta.exe virus infect a machine

My games and multimedia PC has twice now been infected with a virus that loads an executable called Ahnrpta.exe. This is with me being the only user and literally not downloading anything and not ...
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1answer
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New mainboard for Shuttle

I have an old Shuttle barebones SN21G5 (AMD 64), and I really need a more modern chip in there. Is there a way of swapping out the old mainboard and putting in one of those new fangled phenom ...
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2answers
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Activate the 9400 graphics in a unibody macbook pro on bootcamp windows

The Macbook pro unibody has two graphic cores: the 9600 and the 9400. When running OS X you can choose which core you want to use. How do you disable the 9600 and use the 9400 instead on Windows (...
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2answers
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Is there any performance difference between the VMDK and VDI virtual disk formats with Virtual Box?

In virtual box 3.0.2 is there any performance difference between using the native VDI virtual disk format and the VMDK virtual disk format?
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14answers
457 views

Things to consider going from Windows to Linux [closed]

Going to Linux from Windows have advantages and disadvantages. Also there are things that we can do in Windows that are so difficult on Linux and vice-versa. Which things I have to consider when ...
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8answers
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Killing the Windows Shell

On Linux machines you have the handy Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to restart the X server, if your GUI hangs. Is there something comparable on Windows? I.e., a combination of key strokes to kill/restart the ...
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2answers
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What is meant by “User Profile” in Google Chrome?

Is there some way to create a new profile? Can I backup my profile?
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1answer
410 views

Encoding a RAW video

I'm looking for a simple software to convert from RAW video to an encoded format. The ideal candidate will: make good use of multiple CPU cores; have the possiblity of splitting into multiple files, ...
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8answers
3k views

How to speed up the Smart Location Bar (Awesome Bar)?

The Firefox Awesome Bar is indeed awesome. But, lately I see that it has become slow. On entering some characters it even freezes for a few seconds (freezing the entire browser). Why does it slow ...
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2answers
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iTunes memory usage

Why does iTunes use upwards of 70 megs of ram when it is minimized to my system tray playing music? Update I understand that iTunes is a resource hog :). What I'm trying to find out, is what part of ...
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7answers
1k views

Windows: What software do you recommend for editing MP3 ID3 tags? [closed]

What software do you recommend for editing MP3 ID3 tags? (The OS is Windows XP.)
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2answers
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AppleTV and USB Drives

I'm looking into buying an AppleTV and I can't tell from the documentation on Apple's site if it supports storing/reading movies from an attached USB Drive. A part of me thinks that they wouldn't ...
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4answers
1k views

Skype: How to record a podcast?

I am doing a podcast with some friends. We are planning to do this by getting onto a Skype conference call and discussing our topic. Is there a way to record this Skype conference conversation into a ...

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