Charles Lindsay
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How should I interpret the specifications of a SSD?
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I have a couple of laptops with SSDs - a recent MacBook Air and a 64GB Kingston V100 placed into a Lenovo Thinkpad T60p. Both are fast - the Thinkpad is much faster than previously, with boot times ...

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Will you install software on the same partition as Windows system?
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There are several good, reasonable and logical reasons for splitting Windows installs onto multiple partitions, separating Windows from apps, or more commonly, Windows + apps from end-user data. ...

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What are .ddoc file extension?
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You're expecting a .xls or .xlsx file? That is an Excel 95/2000/XP file, or an Excel 2007/2010 file? Google says .ddoc files are either: (1) DigiDoc Digital signature files (2) Digital Mars C, C++ ...

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In thunderbird I do not want it to automaticly open new email
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You can configure Mozilla Thunderbird to start up by displaying a website in the lower-right pane, instead of the content of an email. Tools --> Options --> General https://support....

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Closing lid on my laptop changes the screen resolution when I open it
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When you change the screen resolution, do you use the Windows tool (e.g. right-click on the desktop, then in the resulting dialog box, choose Properties...), or do you use the ATI or Intel screen ...

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Installing SSD by backup and restore?
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Disk-to-disk or image copying may require you to match the partition size of the HD to fit on the SSD. You could use a tool like ""GParted" http://gparted.sourceforge.net/ The category leader is "...

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Using External HDD just like a normal Internal one
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It might be simpler to install Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/ ) on the machines you'll be developing on. This works (for free) only if: you have network access whereever you're developing (school ...

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Outlook Emails missing after set up on two different computers
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Question: Is your work email still in Outlook Express at home? It's likely you set up your home OE instance as a POP3 client, and OE's default is to download all emails into it's local .PST file. ...

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Disable streaming of Video and audio on a Linksys WRTP54G Router
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The default software for Linksys routers doesn't normally provide this level of URL filtering. You may find that iptables on DD-WRT (http://dd-wrt.com/) or even OpenWRT may work for you. ...

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Set system clock in Unix to millisecond precision
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Even if the embedded system in question doesn't support NTP, you're going to have to implement something a lot like it, or execute your C program pretty frequently, in order to counter the inevitable ...

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Command line tool for re-encoding MP3s?
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For Linux, consider FFmpeg -- ffmpeg.org/ For Windows, Linux or OSX, use lame -- http://lame.sourceforge.net/

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How to protect a folder from being copied to USB, DVD, Internet, etc?
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Not clear what you mean here, but if you want to keep files and folders on your computer, and limit who knows about them, and who can access them, you might try TrueCrypt, which has some relevant ...

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Windows 7 click icons nothing happens
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Perhaps you have a problem with your computer's hard drive or RAM. Use the memory test built-in to your computer's BIOS (do you see something like: "Press F10 to enter BIOS setup" near the ...

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MAC Application hangs after some time
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Often times, when applications get slow, its because they're leaking memory, which is not a problem you're going to be able to solve without access to the programmer's code. You can give yourself ...

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Toshiba laptop no sound after reinstalling th OS
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Check the Toshiba's BIOS setting (during boot) to ensure the sound devices are enabled. Here's how to get into the BIOS on several (not all) Toshiba laptops: Turn on computer by Holding down power ...

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Collect email addresses in an event lobby
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If your guests and their families have business cards, you might get one of these CardScan systems: http://sites.dymo.com/Solutions/Pages/Seg_cat_lndg.aspx?cat=CardScanCMS(DYMO)&locale=enUS The ...

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Laptop charger dying after plugging in?
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It sounds like your laptop isn't charging at all. I'm guessing the laptop has no power, and is shut down. If not now, it'll be off soon enough... Pull the battery out of the laptop, to see if the ...

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Super slow opening my downloads folder
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It may be that the file is massively fragmented, as files often are through bittorrent, particularly as they get added to by multiple nearly simultaneous threads. A couple of points to try: (1) ...

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Accidental format
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Aww... I feel for you, guy... As soon as possible: Disconnect the drive until you've decided how to proceed. Fair Warning: anything you do from now on will likely make it harder for you to recover ...

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Can I boot a netbook pc from a desktop pc using a usb adapter cable?
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Your netbook's BIOS boot options define whether or not you need to buy an external optical drive. Grub seems to notice only partitions on your netbook's internal hd: I'd enable all other available ...

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