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    Asp.net problem

    I'm having a few things happen on my computer that I'm curious about. I'm not sure if it's a problem, but it's arroused my suspicion. Recently, I've noticed that when my pc goes to a screen saver and I move the mouse to use the pc again, I have to click on my account again to log back on. I'm...
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    AOL dialer

    thank you dduardo. I've looked over the site and it looks good. I'm going to show my parents and see if they like it.
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    AOL dialer

    I absolutely hate AOL. I currently minimize AOL on connection then use Opera as a browser. I just don't want to run aol's software at all other than for the connection to a dial up server. If I had my way, it'd be cable internet, but broadband won't be available in my area for a couple more...
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    Opera browser

    I'd like an opinion on the browser, Opera. I happen to like it, but I'm wondering how good it actually is in your opinions? If Firefox has any significant advantages? I have dial up, so I don't have much bandwidth.
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    AOL dialer

    I've heard of a program that comes with aol called aol dialer or something like that. From what I hear, this program comes with aol and allows you to dial up without using aols ****ty software. I want to use the dialer to get internet connectivity and use opera as a browser (which I am using...
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    Mouse causing noise

    wow, I rerouted the mouse wire and the noise stopped. It was all wrapped up in the speaker wires. problem solved except for the booting without the mouse working problem, but that doesn't happen too often.
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    Mouse causing noise

    My mouse is causing noise in my speakers whenever I move it. I can't exactly explain the noise, but it's quite and wouldn't be noticed if perhaps the television was on or I had an mp3 playing. I tried muting the speakers from the volume control panel in windows XP, but I could still hear the...
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    IE and spyware

    Does your dad know how to backup his documents and such? or does he lose all his personal files everytime he does it? I would also like to add that I recommend Opera. I would if I didn't have AOL. Unfortunately though, I do (I want to switch, but other dial up ISPs suck almost as bad). I...
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    Network question

    Thank you anttech. That cleared up the main thing I was wondering about. As for the other, I'll figure it out myself.
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    Network question

    I think I was a little misunderstood. I have a 10Mbps network running from NIC to NIC that is actively running on this pc as I type. I was just wondering if there would be any unforseen problems with switching it over to 100Mbps. However, I already tried switching to 100Mbps and it didn't...
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    Network question

    A cat-5 cable would require a hub or router though.
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    Network question

    I just set up a 10baseT LAN between 2 pcs with an ethernet crossover cable. It operates at 10Mbps, half duplex. I know the ethernet card in this pc supports 100baseTX, and I'm pretty sure the NIC in the other pc does as well. I'd like to set them to 100baseTX and full duplex to try to get a...
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    Closing IE with game running

    thank you for specifying, Dduardo. I closed explorer.exe, lol. I see that's now a good idea.
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    Closing IE with game running

    question. Is it a good idea to use ctl+alt+del to shut down Internet Explorer while running a video game? The intent would be to save system resources. If it matters, the game is Fallout Tactics and I run windows XP. I tried it and it worked, except for the fact that I couldn't restart...
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    CAT5E and T568A vs. T568B

    although I don't follow you completely, I would like to specify a couple things that confused me. t568A and t568B are 2 different wiring standards used in cat-5 cable. Normally, t568B wiring is used, but t568a wiring also works. If you use a cable with t568B on one end and t568A on the other...
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    Does electrolysis happen in the body?

    What about the nervous system or the brain? As I understand it, there are electrical impulses used for communications and such. What about the short term memory?
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    Internet service Providers

    by the responses I can tell that I better move to a different place if I ever want decent internet. I know though that pretty much anything will beat aol performance wise, and my hard drive will be free of aol. (I'll still find things aol left behind when I'm exploring my computer weeks or even...
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    Internet service Providers

    never heard anything about making payments after quitting aol, perhaps if there was a contract for a year and I attempted to terminate the contract early, then I could see.
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    Not sure about this

    Limewire is a Peer to peer filesharing service, such as kazaa or the original Napster.
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    Internet service Providers

    yes. I want something different than America Online. I hate Aol with a passion. I'm sure Earthlink would be better than Aol in pretty much anyway, but does it offer something unique from other isps?
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    Duel boot on one hdd

    I have gotten a pc to dual boot two operating systems with the following method - I put in a disk (Fix It utilities version 6) and shut down. On reboot, it went to a partition manager where I deleted my current XP partition. -I then the disk to create two partitions on my hdd, one was fat32...
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    Internet service Providers

    I'm looking for a new ISP. Right now I have america online and absolutely hate it. I know as far as dial up goes, I'm not going to get a significant increase in bandwidth, so I'm looking for other features. I tried Netzero and had to reformat my hard drive to fix it. The particular Netzero...
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    FCC deregulates DSL

    I'm not as lazy as I thought. Here's what I was refering to in my post just a couple minutes ago. It's IPv6 http://www.ipv6.org/ Here's a brief summary quoted from ipv6.org, "IPv6 is short for "Internet Protocol Version 6". IPv6 is the "next generation" protocol designed by the IETF to...
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    FCC deregulates DSL

    While cable is a shared service that fluctuates by user and will more than likely bog down at peak hours, dsl is affected in other ways. Just like dial-up, you can get slowed down by distance from the phone companies substation (I believe it's the substation). Another thing that in particular...
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    Web browser features and functions you would like to see or more of

    I had Opera and really liked it. Opera as I understand it is very similar to Firefox, but I haven't tried Firefox. Unfortunately, I'm on AOL right now. Why use another browser if aol's gonna waste my bandwidth on their software that I don't even want on this computer (obviously not mine, or...
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    Memory chip poll

    use our full brain? if we're using 5% of our brain and have 5 basic senses, what would 100% release? or even 10%? scary thoughts. Not to say we're going to gain senses in any particular relation to percentage of the brain used, but I think there would be some crazy sh**, if not death.
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    Album art

    I have a question about album art in windows xp. A lot of my music was taken from backup disks and didn't come with album art, they were burnt under windows me. I've went ahead and searched a P2P network for album art and retrieved most of what I need. The problem I am having is that quite a few...
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    Memory chip poll

    well, my thought would be that memory chips are possible, but not currently. I've heard word of gps chips being implanted in the ear of infants, but that's different. That chip doesn't have to interact with the brain. I'm no neurologist, but I do know that the brain stores information...
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    BEST free P2P program?

    I tried Soulseek and am very impressed with the musical selection. If I wanted to wait hours for my slow connection, I could download an entire albums from artists that are hard to find on the other services I've tried. I'm downloading a few hard to find songs as I type. (not all at once, in a qeue)
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    BEST free P2P program?

    I think I will try soulseek. I get pissed when I can't find sources to download from for the things I want, but there are 50 or so sources for that song I could just record off of the tv or radio. Downloading movies, videos, albums just aren't a consideration for my bandwidth. Mp3s alone take...
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