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Why does the USB hub need to be connected with my PC to charge my Droid phone?
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Note that the USB Specification somewhere says that devices that are only connected but haven't "authorized" yet may only drain 100 mA instead of the usual 500 mA. It could be that your USB Hub simply ...

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Would a Macbook Air (2010) be able to use a 8GB RAM module once one exists?
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16 votes

The MBA's RAM is soldered onto the mainboard, so you can't upgrade it. You can't even upgrade it from 2GB to 4GB in case you only got the 2GB model.

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Can my ISP monitor me?
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The answer to that question is: Yes. That has nothing to do with your location, that is simply how the internet works: Unencrypted Protocols send their data in clear text, and anyone in between can ...

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Compressing with RAR vs ZIP
9 votes

Another thing that RAR has over Zip: Authenticity information. I can "sign" my RAR Archive and then the receiver can see a) who created it, b) what the original filename was, c) when it was created. ...

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Converting DisplayPort and/or HDMI to DVI-D?
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8 votes

From what I heard, the cheap adapters don't work because you need something that generates an TDMS Signal. The cheap adapters expect the source to already support a TDMS Signal and more or less just ...

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Why does Windows 7 have a seven in its name?
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Pure Marketing. Windows 1,2,3,95,98 and ME don't count anymore, it's the NT Line now. NT 1 and 2 never existed, NT 3.1 and 3.5.1 were the first ones, named after Windows 3.1 but not based on them. ...

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Am I secure from network monitoring software if HTTPS is used?
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No, not neccessarily. Your company may send your connection through a proxy that acts as a man-in-the-middle. That is: All HTTPS traffic goes from your machine to the proxy, is decrypted there, ...

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Burnt SATA Drive
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6 votes

Theoretically you may be able to replace the PCB with one from an identical drive. Note that manufacturers sometimes use slightly different boards even in the same model series, so you would really ...

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Is there a usable Amiga CD32 Emulator?
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Amiga Forever 2010 just added CD32 Emulation. Tried it with a few Games and it seems to work fine. I tried Microcosm and it runs perfectly as well.

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Is it possible to change a PPC Mac into an Intel-based Mac?
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You would have to buy a new Mac. You need a new CPU, a mainboard to hold the CPU as the G5 Board won't do it. Then you need new Memory as G5 and Intel Macs use different memory. The Tower Case is ...

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Is it possible to browse the internet from the command line?
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If you want a built in solution, use telnet www.superuser.com 80 and type in raw HTTP commands. If you need a browser, then maybe you can use cygwin and a text mode browser like lynx (there's a ...

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Does Google Chrome support Silverlight?
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Yes, Silverlight works perfectly fine in Chrome, at least on Windows. No need for any Dev Version or hackery, it works fine in both Chrome 3 and 4, and the released version of Silverlight 2, 3 or 4 ...

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Is PowerShell included in Windows Vista?
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No, it's not. PowerShell 1.0 is an optional component for Windows 2008 and PowerShell 2.0 is part of Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7. For Vista, you need to download it separately, although I think 2....

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How to tell if a Windows computer has a 64-bit CPU or OS
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If you are running Windows XP then you are most likely running a 32-Bit Operating System, since the 64-Bit WinXP Version is extremely rare (for a good reason since it's largely unsupported). If the ...

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Get Fragmentation of a Drive on Vista?
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Just found it here. It's required to use the defrag.exe command line tool with Admin permissions. C:\Windows\system32>defrag -a -v f: Windows Disk Defragmenter Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corp. ...

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5 x 3GB drives and 4 x 1500GB drive best raid setup?
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Do you really mean 3 GB? As in Three Gigabytes? I'm not going to pick on the fact that they are quite likely to die, but I'm more thinking about the likely horrible performance (even building a raid ...

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Is there any way to install IE 9 on XP SP3?
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Nope. Unless you count "Install IE9 on Windows 7 or Vista running in VMWare on Windows XP" which is actually not such a far fetched option since Microsoft offers Virtual Hard Drives for each IE ...

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Primary disk choice for Windows Home Server
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I've chosen the biggest. Why? Because that's the least likely to change. I had WHS on the tiny 500 GB that came with my machine at the time and when it was time to update the drive, moving the Windows ...

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8088 CPU advantages over 8086 CPU
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It was cheaper and allowed for overall cheaper system. Wikipedia has an exhausive article about the 8088: The 8088 was targeted at economical systems by allowing the use of an 8-bit data path and 8-...

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Does FileVault2 on OSX Lion encrypt bootcamp partitions?
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FileVault 2 creates a partition which is then managed by it, kinda how LVM works in Linux (the partition seems to be able to contain more than one "partition" but the file system sees it as only one). ...

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How do you use 4GB of RAM?
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Using Adobe Encore with linked assets (Dynamic Link) can easily saturate my 8 GB RAM...

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Fullscreen Photo/Video Slideshow App?
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2 votes

Went with Windows Photo Gallery in the end. Needs some manual updating, but works otherwise.

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Version control for binary files?
2 votes

Not sure if it fits the price range, but there are specialized asset management systems for Graphics. I think Adobe has one (Version Cue), but there is also Alienbrain.

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Windows 7 domain logon takes too long
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Do you have a solid background color? There is a known bug (and Hotfix) where that causes the login to take ages, and as far as I believe to know, joining a domain gives you the default blue ...

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Recover badly recorded DVDs
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You could try IsoBuster, which is specialized on Data Recovery. You might have to try multiple readers and it's not Freeware, but I think the Trial can analyze at least.

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Changing the Windows XP interface from French to English
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a) if it's Windows XP Home, you cannot change the language. Get an english installation CD from "somewhere" and re-install. b) if it's Windows XP Professional, there are Multi-Language Packages ...

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Three 1920x1200 monitors
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Some games might support that resolution, but not too many will. Nowadays, most games finally support 16:10 and sometimes even 16:9 resolution, but 48:10 will be a problem. Apart from the obvious ...

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Is there any program, which can store all versions of files, as they appear on disk?
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Do Volume Shadow Copies work on local drives? That would be built-in.

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Windows 7 Ultimate - simultaneous use
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One Product Key = One Installation at the same time.

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How to use Seagate hard drive for both Mac and Windows
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This is most likely related to the File System type that the drive was formatted with: Windows cannot use HFS+ (the Mac file system). Mac can not use NTFS (as far as I know), and the lowest ...

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