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Merge MP3-files into audiobook with chapters?

I want to take a folder full of mp3's, and merge it into an audiobook-file (for Ipod, don't remember the file format) with chapters for each file. Is there a tool that will do this?
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Should I be worrying about Single Channel and Double Channel for my RAM?

I've got an Asus P5N-EM HDMI motherboard. When I run CPU-Z, it says my Memory is Single Channel. Currently, i have 2x2GIG Kingston DDR2 ram modules installed. These are the screenies from CPU-Z: ...
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How to disable brackets highlighting in Notepad++

How do I disable this?
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Is it possible to use an Intel Q8400 CPU in my ASUS P5N-EM HDMI mobo?

I have an ASUS P5N-EM HDMI motherboard. Currently, it's using an oldish P4 cpu. Works fine. I just received a spankin' new Core2 Quad Processor Q8400 a few mins ago. Unopened, in the box. I have no ...
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Task manager menu, titlebar and tabs have disappeared

I was reading a question tonight about our dear friend, the Windows Task Manager and remembered, just then, one particular area of confuzzlement about it that it took me a long time to clear up the ...
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How do I help somebody that asks me how to fix a PC with a virus?

As a developer, I'm always asked this by friends, family, family members of friends, friends of family members, friends who are in families of friends, and enemies. Because you know, I'm the guy that "...
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Silly full text search? [closed]

I'm looking for a simple windows tool that is able to go over all the files in a tree of directories and perform a full text search on all the files. I simply don't trust the Vista search because it ...
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Avoid time sychronization between OSX and XP using Parallels

I need to have my XP virtual machine system date, de-synchronized from my OSX host server. I'm using Paralles 4 but I can't figure out what or where is the option to do that. I already uncheck the ...
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How do I open the Windows Task Manager during a Remote Desktop session?

When I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete I can only open the Task Manager for the local PC. Is there some simple way to open the Task Manager on the remote PC while running Remote Desktop from one Windows XP ...
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Unable to understand a line in Google CodePreview's README

The README is in Google's codepreview which uses Google-appengine. To run the app locally (e.g. for testing), download the Google App Engine SDK from http://code.google.com/appengine/...
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is there a way to split a single browser's window/tab into 2 viewing areas?

I have to frequently visit a webpage that contains a table with thousands of lines. The first row contains the names of the columns. Many of the columns are numerical values. Once you scroll/page ...
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Home movie video browser

I have a bunch of home movies that don't have useful filenames because they came straight off the camera. (I'm using Vista 64, by the way.) Picasa is pretty good for browsing through them and ...
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How do I setup Ubuntu/Linux's Network manager to selectively route network traffic through the VPN?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and I just noticed that ALL of my network traffic is being routed through my VPN. I would like the VPN to route only the traffic hitting servers on the VPN and then connect ...
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Change MAC address for TEW-444UB wifi USB connector?

The free wifi networks in the public libraries where I live only allow 2h/day share. They use the MAC address to check if a user has used up his daily quota. To bypass this limitation, I'd like to ...
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Unable to understand where why to need ASCII and HEX detections in Vim's statusline

One recommends me to use the following statusline However, I am not sure where I need to have the ASCII code and HEX code for each character. I know that ASCII is the character-encoding scheme, while ...
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Upgrading laptop components and warranties

Something that im often asked by friends etc is if they are allowed to replace components of their laptop under warranty without invalidating it. I'm pretty certain that there are laws that states ...
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External monitor goes to sleep once vista loads?

My laptop's screen stopped working after a mishap with my dog, so I decided to turn it into a desktop computer. I recently bought an HP w2207h monitor and will mirror the monitor image from the ...
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Unable to open a session without Screen with many tabs

My .zshrc has the following if [[ $STY = '' ]]; then screen -aADxR fi I have many Screen "tabs" open. I would like to stop Screen only in one Screen's tab such that I can run commands ...
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Clock in Windows Vista (Ultimate Edition) is always 10 minutes fast

I have an annoying problem on my main pc (Thinkpad T61 running Windows Vista Ultimate edition). The clock (displayed in the lower right taskbar area) seems to be always 10 minutes fast. I have edited ...
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Print Screen Error With Dual Monitors

I have a dual monitor setup running Windows XP, and when I hit "Print Screen" and try to paste into Paint, it fails with the error "error getting the clipboard data". Holding down alt-print screen ...
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Print Server not working

Help! Using wired ethernet, I have a D-Link DP300-U print server connected to an HPLaserJet 2100M (parallel port) that will not work. The print server is hooked up after a Linksys BEFSR41 router. I ...
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How do I batch change the date taken information in EXIF data?

I use F-Spot to manage my images. For one set of images, the dates somehow got messed up and they all are marked as September 1st 2007. I'd like to change the date taken information to a different ...
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What Adobe Acrobat alternatives have PDF signing features [closed]

We use Adobe Acrobat at work for creating signed PDF documents. Currently run Adobe Acrobat 6 Professional to sign these documents. Acrobat Reader will not sign PDFs. Is there any non acrobat product ...
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Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop failing on Ubuntu 9.04

I'm using a Microsoft wireless optical mouse and keyboard, which has stopped working following a reboot. If I look in /var/log/dmesg and grep for "Microsoft", I see a lot of entries like this [ 10....
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DEP (Data Execution Prevention) Error running PDFCreator

Someone complained to me that they get DEP errors in XP when running PDFCreator. I have never had such an issue. I looked on the sourceforge forum for PDFCreator and it seems some people do have this ...
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Should I use VFAT or ext3 for a 1Tb external usb hard drive?

I have a 1 Tb USB external hard drive which I want to use to backup data from my home and office desktops (both running Linux). Should I format the drive (possibly split into a few partitions) as vfat ...
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nokia PC suite hangs during installation

I installed Nokia PC Suite on my computer, only to find that the version doesn't support my cell phone. I promptly uninstalled it, but the uninstall got stuck, and I killed it. Subsequent attempts ...
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Are there keyboard shortcuts for manipulating windows in Windows XP?

I'm looking specifically for shortcuts that resize, move and otherwise let me avoid using the mouse for manipulating application windows. Bonus points for shortcuts that let me move windows between ...
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Find specs on a Macbook

I want to sell my Macbook which has had its memory and hard drive upgraded. Is there a program that I can install on a Mac running OSX and have it display a compilation of the Macbook's hardware ...
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Record an OpenGL animation

I need to record an avi from an OpenGL window (not fullscreen). Do you know a free software for windows XP that can help me ?
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Vista tree view: disabling fade-out of tree nodes

When using a tree view (e.g. the folders list in Explorer), there are little triangles next to each node which contains sub-nodes. Unfortunately, they fade out as soon as one leaves the tree view with ...
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Fix Laptop VGA port

We have an Dell Inspiron 1521. Everything runs fine except that external displays are no longer getting a signal. It just stopped working the other day. If you get the VGA cord just right it will get ...
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Netbook keeps losing time

I own a Lenovo S10 and it runs Arch Linux as the only OS. For some odd reason which I still haven't been able to figure out, it keeps losing the time. In the BIOS is has the right settings though. ...
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Usage of Dual Ethernet Jacks (One for LAN, One for WAN)

I'm working on an old Mac PowerPC G5 that has two Ethernet jacks. I'm interested in finding a way to have both jacks setup so that all internal traffic (all traffic to and from a specific IP address ...
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Any use for a sound card these days?

In the past Ive always brought dedicated sound cards for my computers, however these days most motherboards have some sort of audio support built in, in fact many even are capable of surround sound, ...
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Prevent installation of IE toolbars?

If there is one thing I would like to see become a standard feature in Internet Explorer it would be the ability to prevent installation of damn toolbars and for those preventative measures to be ...
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How can I fix my C++ compiler as it isn't loaded by default?

Recently I had installed the Ubuntu flavour of the Linux operating system. I had opened a terminal and just wrote a sample C program to check if it is compiling. When I saved the sample file and ...
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What does BeOS have to offer to todays users? [closed]

The operating system BeOS was in active development between 1995 and 2001. POSIX compatible while not being unix based it was optimized for working with digital media. Does this operating system ...
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Practical uses for PS3 linux? [closed]

I've got a PS3 sitting around that i don't use much because I a. don't have time for games b. don't have time for movies (bluray, dvd, and otherwise) So I'm considering loading some flavor of linux ...
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1answer
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How to make event requests from specific email addresses go to a specific Google Calendar?

I have 2 calendars set up in google calendar; Personal & Work. I want to be able to send/forward meeting request from my work email to my google calendar, but my default calendar is my 'Personal' ...
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Cleaning windows viruses from linux

In a dual-boot system, does anyone have experience dealing with viruses that hit windows from linux? (disambiguation note: dealing with them from linux .. ) The C:\ in windows is mounted to /media/...
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Mapping a https://… as a local logic drive?

I can map a network share point to a local logical drive by using net.exe like this: net use J: \\cnf001\test\folder1 /user: ... I build a C# lib to use Process to simulate the mapping. Now I have a ...
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USB cable model for Kodak EasyShare Z740

I've lost the original USB cable for my Kodak EasyShare Z740, and I can't figure out which model I should replace it with. I did not find the original parts, as the camera is pretty old. I did find ...
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Working with Forms in Outlook

My boss asked me to make a custom form in Outlook to streamline the process of sending automated form letters. Essentially what I need to do is have a few text boxes for input where the unique ...
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Streaming USB from a camera in Linux

Is it possible to capture a USB audio/video stream from a Sony Handycam DCR HC30E/S on Linux? All solutions I've seen so far advertise FireWire, e.g. this Ubuntu forums thread.
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Convert a Windows VM to physical partition

I have a VMWare virtual machine running Windows as a guest which I want to convert to a physical partition. The idea is to add it to the GRUB boot menu, and be able to boot it. Is this possible? If ...
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Data Execution Prevention in Windows Live Messenger

I keep getting "Data Execution Prevention" error in Windows Live Messenger. I have noticed that this is happening usually when I leave computer to get coffee, and screensaver comes up, WLM breaks. Is ...
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What is the difference between Sleep and Hibernate?

What is the difference between Sleep and Hibernate in Windows Vista?
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How to install Firefox 3.5 along with 3

I'm using Windows and want to use Firefox 3.5 side-by-side with the older 3.0. How can this be done?
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Getting 3d acceleration working in Windows 7 64bit on Mac Boot Camp?

I've installed the Windows 7 RC 64-bit edition under boot camp, but I'm have zero luck getting the 3D acceleration working. I've installed all the Mac drivers (including the 64bit Nvidia ones on the ...

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