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How to revert a snapshot in VirtualBox

I made a snapshot in VirtualBox, how do I revert back to it?
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Is there a way to download through telnet

I am transfering colleges and I have a lot of files from the first college that I would like to keep. The files are are on a Sun server which I can only access using telnet. Is there a way to download ...
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DVD-RW Drive not recognizing a DVD+R disc

I am having trouble burning DVD+R disc's. My OS is vista and i have used this burner and these same discs in the past. I haven't had the need to do so in months and now that i come back to create ...
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Apple keyboard for a developer? [closed]

I am using a Mac Mini for both everyday tasks and developing software. I don't feel the original keyboard layout to develop on Mac is the right one. For instance, typing in '[' involves 3 keys: Alt + ...
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Windows Home Server Online Backup Solutions

Does anyone have any good, well priced online backup solutions for Windows Home Server? I've looked at using s3 but the pricing ends up to expensive with the amount of data I have. Mozy and alike don'...
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VIM: “sudo vim bad_idea”?

An irc-user in #Vim urged me not to use Sudo with Vim like: sudo vim bad_idea When I am doing things in locations such as /var/www/, I cannot write without it. So not-using sudo becomes a problem. ...
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Convert a video to black and white using avidemux on Ubuntu

I have a small video that I would like to convert to black and white. I'm on Ubuntu, and I've avidemux installed. I will be OK if it can be done with some other software if not avidemux; basically, ...
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Ram Placement order?

This may silly but... I have a machine with 2GB if Ram and I just bought 2 more. All 4 DIMMS have the exact same specifications. I thought I'd move the older 2 to the last last 2 slots and put the ...
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DirectX 11 compatible videocards [closed]

My current Geforce 8800 is starting to show some weird behavior at times and I'm tempted to buy a new card. But what's the roadmap of ATI and NVidia? When are they planning to launch new videocards ...
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Can Apple Macintosh computers boot from a USB volume?

Can I attach a USB external drive to a Mac and boot from it? Specifically, will I be able to install Snow Leopard from an external USB DVD drive on a modern Intel Macbook?
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Split internal USB pinouts - is it possible?

I've currently got a situation in my PC where I have 3 devices that connect to the motherboard via the onboard USB pinouts. The problem is, I only have two sets of USB pinouts on my motherboard. ...
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Is there a character map utility for Linux that works with terminal fonts? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu Intrepid. I'd like to see a charmap of the "fixed" font -- you know, like "xterm -font fixed". However, I can't seem to get it to work with any of the standard Linux character-map ...
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iPhone/iPod Touch Notes get synchronised to where?

I know with iPhone OS 3.0 the ability to synchronise notes back to a Mac or PC were added. I can see that the check box is enabled when my iPod Touch is connected. But where can I find the notes on my ...
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Right Click Menu on Windows Button in Windows XP / VISTA [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: How to remove items from the right click (context) menu? When I Right-Click on 'Start Button', it shows a whole bunch of Options in addition to regular ones like '...
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Screenlet “wideweather” keeps losing its configuration

I use the screenlet "wideweather" on my desktop. It works great, but every once in a while, it loses its configuration, and appears in the default corner of the screen with the default options: Any ...
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Windows cannot read my 8GB MemoryStick M2 card

I tried inserting a M2 card I was using in my old phone into the memory stick reader on my Windows XP PC (using a M2 to MemoryStick adapter). But the drive comes up as unformatted, and the formatter ...
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I have to login to google each time I close and open the firefox

This started happening only after I installed firefox 3.5 on my winxp laptop. Each time I close and open my browser I have to relogin to google (ensuring that stay signed in) is checked. Was some ...
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1answer
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How to exclude directories from Mozy custom backup sets using spotlight queries

I would like to create custom backup sets for Mozy which exclude certain directories. For example, I would like to backup my Itunes folder, but exclude all podcasts. I have created a backup set which ...
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1answer
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Screen goes blank or to low resolution on mode changes

Hardware: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 motherboard Gigabyte GTX260OC video card Samsung 245T monitor When I turn this computer on one of the following things happen randomly: everything goes fine on a screen ...
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Convert videos to iPod Touch-friendly formats [closed]

I have a bunch of Xvid videos lying around, and I would love to convert them to a format that will play on my iPod touch efficiently and quickly. What free programs can do this? Although I am after ...
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Windows 7 taskbar, create popup menus?

Is there a way in Windows 7 to create a single icon that pops up with a menu? I'm used to having True Launch Bar installed, but at the moment it doesn't integrate with the new taskbar/shortcut bar of ...
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Blocking pop-up adverts in YouTube videos

I don't have a problem with unobtrusive adverts and why shouldn't websites try to make money from it's users? (someone's gotta pay for the servers!) But what I really find annoying are the adverts ...
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Open source / freeware application for Windows 7 to create ISO images [closed]

I'm looking for a freely available utility I can run on Windows 7 to create CD/DVD ISO images from actual CDs and DVDs. Any suggestions?
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Outlook: Move 'flag status' index column to the left

In the 'Messages' (inbox) view in Outlook 2007, there is a list of all messages (one liners) with several field. The rightmost field is the 'Flag Status' field. I'm trying to move this icon to the ...
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How to change Proxy system wide properly in Ubuntu 9.04?

I changed the proxy preferences in System->Preferences-> Network Proxy and applied "Apply System-wide". But after the change Firefox and other browsers goes through the proxy but not certain ...
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How to deactivat the progress of the green bar of Windows ( VISTA)?

I use Windows VISTA. When I open the explorer Windows and when I go to a directory which contains many videos, there is in the top of the window a green bar which increases slowly. It sometimes puts ...
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Linux redirection question

What does the following do on Linux? cat <> FIFO | Where FIFO is a FIFO created in the current directory.
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Windows 7 RTM shutdown anomaly

I have an Amilo-Pro 3505 with Windows 7 installed plus an external Samsung HDD on USB. If I issue a shutdown command, the laptop doesn't seem to shut down completely as the fan is still running. I ...
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Is there are tool for Windows that notifies about and can kill long-running processes?

Sometimes different scheduled tasks on different servers just stop working for no apparent reason (at least none I could clearly identify) and I would like to get notified about it via email and/or ...
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Static noise from speakers when computer is off

I have a rather old set of Creative speakers called Inspire 2.1 2400. The original cable that connects them to the computer was of poor quality, and at some point I had to replace it. The original ...
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Dual monitors: one for gaming and one for browsing [closed]

There are some full screen games that when running, will prevent me from moving the mouse cursor to the other screen. Is there a program that will allow me to do this? My operating system is Windows ...
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What's the easiest way to get an iPhone 3GS movie into iMovie?

It seems like the steps right now are: Shoot movie sync iPhone with Mac via iTunes Open iPhoto Import photos from iPhone into iPhoto Open iMovie (or retart if it was already running) On startup, ...
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Installing Fedora: does it matter what I make the hostname?

I'm in the process of setting up a Fedora machine just for use on my in-house lan (not exposed to the internet.) This seems like a slightly stupid question, but I can't seem to find a definitive ...
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Remove OS Name from Windows 7 Logon Screen

I just installed Windows 7 RTM on one of my systems and was playing around with customizing the Logon screen background. I thought that the OS name at the bottom was part of the actual graphic, but ...
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AppTrap alternative? (Deleting Applications) [closed]

I've been using AppTrap for some time now, however it's no longer being maintained. Is their something similar out there that's being actively maintained and will work with the next OS release?
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How to clean HP6715 laptop?

hp6715 series - I need to open it and clean it, and by the looks of it, it doesn't seem to be that simple of a job. I searched through hp's pages, but couldn't find any manual that describes the ...
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Building a home cluster - hardware and cost analysis [closed]

Does anyone know some links / books / anything you can think of, that describe the process of building a little home cluster (when I say home, it doesn't necessarily mean for keeping at home - just ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to back-up a (free) excite email account?

I've got an old excite email account that I've had for the last decade and change. It's mostly a spam trap now, but I've got a lot of old emails from the mid-late 90s I'd like to keep. The whole ...
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How do I stop Windows 7 from making noise every time I do a KVM switch?

Windows 7 knows when I change computers with my KVM switch and it plays a noise. I can't figure out how to shut it off. I can't figure out how to turn off Windows 7 sounds in general.
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OS X Tiger Won't Detect Logitech Harmony 670 Universal Remote

I have a Logitech Harmony 670 universal remote and a Macbook running OS X 10.5 Tiger. I've downloaded the Harmony software (v 7.6.0.8), but it won't detect the remote when I plug it in via USB (...
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Mac Terminal: changed my shell, now can't start it

I installed bash 4.0 via MacPorts, then used sudo chsh -s /opt/local/bin/bash my_user to change my shell. Before that I tried just running plain chsh without sudo, but it wouldn't allow me to change ...
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Restore Windows XP Tablet Edition on Acer TravelMate c110

I'm asked to see what I can do about Acer TraveMate c110 with pen that refused to work. Investigation showed that someone "smart" did something with Windows -- system information shows Windows XP ...
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Open Source image editor that handles PNG Alpha transparency correctly? [closed]

I want to be able to take a sample image, and be able to fade out the background. For example, I might take a picture of a bird. Make most of the background almost completely transparent, and have a ...
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Reset SSH password on DroboShare

Today, I started toying around with installing DroboApps on my DroboShare. I first installed the Drobo Admin Utility, which allowed me to simply install Dropbear SSH so that I can ssh into my ...
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Can you install Ubuntu Server in a Windows PC VM on Windows 7?

I am running Windows 7 64-bit. I've installed Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode successfully. Next, I downloaded Ubuntu Server 9.04 32-bit. I created a new virtual machine with a dynamically ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate on a netbook

Is there any reason not to run Win7 Ultimate on a netbook - compared to the other versions of Win7? Sorry - should have been clear in my original post. I have an MSDN sub so cost isn't a concern. I'm ...
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Implications of running KDE application in Gnome

I run Ubuntu 9.04 with the Gnome environment by default. Recently I've started playing around with Kdenlive, a KDE application. I've noticed a number of graphical glitches in it and am wondering how ...
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Windows Media Player won't show DVD video when laptop is unplugged

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 laptop running Windows XP. Even though it doesn't have a DVD drive, using an ISO imaging tool I can mount DVD images as local drives. I can then play DVD movies just ...
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Resizing a Raid 0 partition

I have a single partition on a Raid 0 array of 3 drives using my motherboard's raid support(DFI INFINITY 975X LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX). Currently I have Win XP 32bit installed. I would like to ...
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Whats the difference between a USB key and a USB harddrive

I have a DVD player that can play files on a USB key. It also works with a cable to my MP3 player (4gb chipod) But it doesn't recognize any external USB hardrive. Even one <32Gb, fat32, single ...

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