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    Poll: Shutdown vs sleeping, always a topic for...

    Shutdown vs sleeping, always a topic for discussion. The issue of wear is immaterial; an always-on machine won't wear out. Turning the machine off means considerable thermal stress when powered on....
  2. Indeed, the vast majority of users will never...

    Indeed, the vast majority of users will never compose a 100 page report or render video or manipulate images. Looking at Word, for instance, the majority of Word users cannot even understand many of...
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    I have found that these gatekeepers seem to work...

    I have found that these gatekeepers seem to work better with certain browsers. So I open my rarely used IE to get to the gatekeeper. After that has affirmed I'm a nice guy, I load Firefox and go...
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    That is the most amazing site. Thanks for the...

    That is the most amazing site. Thanks for the reference. Printer makers seem to spend inordinate effort on their blade design driving folk to simply buy a newer razor or <gasp> move to a different...
  5. Aspect ratio is a really complex issue. The best...

    Aspect ratio is a really complex issue. The best tool I've found to analyze aspect ratio issues is the free GSPOT (http://www.headbands.com/gspot/index.htm) program. Gspot will tell you the aspect...
  6. Interesting speculation. Lets hope that it's...

    Interesting speculation. Lets hope that it's someone who can right the ship and develop more innovation. Most important would be to keep Mr. Gates away; he was fine for capturing the market by...
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    Yahoo has disabled the ability for FireFox to...

    Yahoo has disabled the ability for FireFox to remember Yahoo logon details. I found that if you use the bookmarklet:...
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    Oh dear. So when (or if) I ungrade to Win8, I...

    Oh dear. So when (or if) I ungrade to Win8, I will need to either find a Office 2003 copy or use LibreOffice. Good to know. Sadly I despise M$ help with document formatting, the Ribbon, etc of...
  9. [QUOTE=arowland;918598] But every email you send...

    [QUOTE=arowland;918598] But every email you send is transmitted across the Internet in plain text and anyone can intercept and read it if they can tap into your ISP or whatever -- unless you use...
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    >>I have begun looking for suitable alternatives...

    >>I have begun looking for suitable alternatives but haven't found anything I trust yet, not enough to change an address I've had for 15 years for anyway, and then find a program to move all my...
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    Yahoo Corrupt Messages

    I have multiple messages from multiple sources all with attachments that I cannot process - I can't download attachments via webmail, I can't forward the messages via webmail, I can't retrieve using...
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    A discussion of hard drive brand reliability...

    A discussion of hard drive brand reliability reminds me of the adage - generalities are always wrong about specifics. In my system builder days I saw success and failure with every brand that seemed...
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    It's remarkable that these provisions aren't...

    It's remarkable that these provisions aren't selectable with the basic product. It's a pity that M$ developers often adopt an approach that suggests they know better how the user should operate. ...
  14. To add to the comments here about styles. A team...

    To add to the comments here about styles. A team was building a detailed specification. Each team member used a slightly different normal.dot along with other styles. The engineer responsible for...
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