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  1. Install a fresh, new equivalent to what your wife...

    Install a fresh, new equivalent to what your wife had. Pre-pay it about 5 pounds. Then tell your wife that while you couldn't restore the originals, fortunately the new service honored her prior...
  2. Exactly so...or even collaborating with yourself...

    Exactly so...or even collaborating with yourself on different devices (desktop, smartphone, tablet).

    I think this whole secrecy thing is taken too seriously. If you have something that absolutely,...
  3. Thread: Another BSOD

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    Consistent BSODs can be caused by overheating. Do...

    Consistent BSODs can be caused by overheating. Do yours always happen after some time has passed? If so, can you check the interior system temp, and the CPU and HDD temps? Anyway take the cover off,...
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    "The system works because the currency used...

    "The system works because the currency used remains relatively stable." I would state it as, the system works because the currency used is trusted by everybody; it is trusted by everybody because it...
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    "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics" The fact...

    "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics"

    The fact that PCs no longer consume the majority of DRAM could be because PC production is declining, smartphone/tablet use is increasing, or a combination of the...
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    Bzzzt. Google offers a second way of getting the...

    Bzzzt. Google offers a second way of getting the 6-digit number, via an SMS to another phone or maybe an email.
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    I recommend this article:...

    I recommend this article: http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/08/passwords-under-assault/4/ Explains how lots of sites using common but poor encryption schemes can have their passwords tried at...
  8. Warning about Windows Update for keyboard/mouse

    A routine Windows update installed a new keyboard & mouse update, apparently a prelude to Windows 8. Whatever, I thought, and went ahead. NOT GOOD! My mouse didn't work correctly after and the new...
  9. I agree with Fred's advice in this article about...

    I agree with Fred's advice in this article about backing up EVERY drive (to another drive or to Internet storage) that has valuable data. But I disagree with his recommendation to avoid RAID. I...
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    I hope MS succeeds with Surface and Win8, if for...

    I hope MS succeeds with Surface and Win8, if for no other reason than to force Apple to make significant changes to iOS for the iPad.

    iOS on iPhone is great. iOS on iPad is mediocre at best: No...
  11. Not true...you can get an AirPrint multi-function...

    Not true...you can get an AirPrint multi-function printer for almost half that cost from Amazon and other sources.
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    I find that even in Win7 the native search is not...

    I find that even in Win7 the native search is not reliable. To find files I use Agent Ransack. Very powerful searching that is 100% reliable, but it doesn't do replacing. But it doesn't cost $30:...
  13. Perfect! That did the trick, thanks. I added a...

    Perfect! That did the trick, thanks. I added a dummy figure, followed your advice, then removed the figure and the unwanted Reference Type was no longer.
  14. How to remove a Reference Type in MS Word 2007

    I want to remove a Reference Type in MS Word 2007. Standard Reference Types are "Numbered Item", "Heading", "Bookmark", "Footnote", "Table", "Figure", etc. But somehow I have an extra, unwanted Type...
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    I followed the instructions but noticed the @#@(...

    I followed the instructions but noticed the @#@( thing was trying to create its virtual drive in my Dropbox folder! Why it defaults to that I have no idea. Finally deleted the Windows 8 machine and...
  16. I started using DuckDuckGo for my search engine a...

    I started using DuckDuckGo for my search engine a month ago. Fed up with Google using everything it's given to sell its adverts and resell what should be my private info. I believe DDG doesn't even...
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    BSODs that get worse over time can well be due to...

    BSODs that get worse over time can well be due to heat, with a program being a red herring. Get a can of compressed gas, turn off the machine, and clean out the intakes, fans, and outlets. Blow off...
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    Gee Fred, measuring quantities and posting facts...

    Gee Fred, measuring quantities and posting facts is no good. We need rumors and opinions like everything else on the Internet!!
    Great article and thanks for debunking the rumor-mongers.
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    http://www.passpack.com

    http://www.passpack.com
  20. I use PassPack.com for passwords...every one. I...

    I use PassPack.com for passwords...every one. I have over 300 passwords, all randomly generated. PassPack is web-based, which means you can use it everywhere, even on mobile devices. Lose your...
  21. Woody mentions throw-away passwords, but how...

    Woody mentions throw-away passwords, but how about a throw-away email address? I use mailinator.com; as you register for a forum or online news account, you dream up a bogus username on the spot,...
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    I've been using Ubuntu for a couple of years on a...

    I've been using Ubuntu for a couple of years on a dual-boot (Ubuntu/Win 7) Acer Aspire 1 netbook. Each version of Ubuntu gets noticeably better. It's always booted much faster (2 to 3 times as fast)...
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    "Windows 7 gives you thumbnails of the files and...

    "Windows 7 gives you thumbnails of the files and includes links so that you can open the files if you choose (see Figure 4). But you still need to proceed one by one, clicking the files you want to...
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    Very good article, Lincoln. After decades using...

    Very good article, Lincoln. After decades using computers and absorbing all the tricks, it's easy to forget how mysterious they are to the less experienced, including tech support. The reality is...
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    In typical MS fashion, it took my Win7x64...

    In typical MS fashion, it took my Win7x64 machine, with an SSD for the C: drive, 20-30 mins just to get to 100%, now it's taking more minutes to finish.
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