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    Laptop Upgrade: RAM or SSD?

    I have a Dell L502X from 2011. I use it mostly for work related stuff now (programming). Lately 2 projects with jit compilation running in them, and a browser with a bunch of tabs has been enough to cause delayed responses to simple activities such as switching windows. The config is i7...
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    Beware of Reliance

    After talking with a Reliance official, it has come to light that they can keep providing pathetic services, even as much as providing 5 minutes of services every 72 hours, and then they have no need of providing waiver. Last month my connection stayed down for 17+ days with sporadic access...
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    Project Partners

    I'm looking for people interested in partnering with me for a project. My main aim is to add a project to my resume. Secondary aims include: Learn some teamwork (all my previous projects have been 1 man projects). Learn use of github, sourceforge and the like for versioning, collaboration...
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    Final Telephonic Interview

    I applied at a company for a job with development profile (trainee). They had written quantitative aptitude/reasoning test, then technical test. Then I has technical interview with two guys, and later had a little chat with manager who told me about the work the company does, he also told me...
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    Assassin's Creed: Victory

    This one has been in development for some years by Ubisoft Quebec. Next Year's Big Assassin's Creed Is Set In Victorian London [UPDATE]
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    Requesting vote for Digit/TP-LINK contest

    A competition is being held in which top three entries get TP-LINK routers. I feel bad about inboxing friends for votes, and unfortunately people outside India can't vote on this. So, if you have a Facebook account, consider voting for my entry https://apps.agorapulse.com/go/36816/39383/636884...
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    Configuring 2.1 for downmixing 5.1

    I have a 5.1 set, but my desktop supports only 2.0, so I have connected Front L+R, but it's somehow working as 2.1. My media player supports following speaker configurations And the selected settings seems to be producing best output. Please provide info on what do these mean when output...
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    Cheap Router for use with Reliance Broadband

    I need a cheap router that can work with Reliance broadband (important) and has good enough security, and preferably some feature to know which devices are connected to it. I had a BSNL router (very old) which didn't work well because Reliance broadband can be logged in only from single IP...
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    Asus Zenfone 5 broken screen/glass

    A month ago I got Asus Zenfone 5 for my cousin. Turns out it is extremely fragile, and screen (or maybe some glass on front of it) is now damaged. The cracks don't appear to be deep and the phone is still functional (even touchscreen) so I guess it is just some sort of frontal glass panel that...
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    A Reliable 1TB HDD

    I need a reliable disk and the brands I have in mind are WD and Hitachi. The disk will host OS, but the computer is primarily used to browse internet so I expect no harm to data in it (from unexpected shutdowns due to power failure) because other than browsing internet, it is used to store data...
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    Unreliable Reliance

    My friends used to tell me how sick they have been of Reliance Broadband; I hardly ever paid attention until my Reliance connection stopped working by the end of January. After a few weeks of hassle I got the connection terminated. I got a new Reliance connection in (probably) April, it worked...
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    Compressing Video Lectures (Screen Recordings)

    I need to compress several 720p video lectures. I don't care about how much time is taken in encoding, just want size is to as low as possible while retaining quality at same resolution. I tried encoding a 1 hour long lecture (downloaded from youtube), 390 MB in size using handbrake 9.8. The...
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    Failing Hard Disk Drives

    My desktop 1TB disk drive seems to be failing and has got a lot of damaged sectors. It has another 500 GB disk drive that often produces clicking sound and disappears. The problem started several months ago and then totally disappeared, now is frequent again. Haven't run a full HD Tune scan...
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    Reverse Video Playback

    I need a software to play videos backwards, reversing audio isn't required - I found that in audacity.
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    IITs, Google & Nasscom launch 'Job Ready' online courses

    IITs, Google & Nasscom launch 'Job Ready' online courses IITs, Google & Nasscom launch "Job Ready" online courses - Internet | ThinkDigit News Is it a good idea to enroll for this course? A certification would be nice, but it also seems that assignments have to be submitted at the end of...
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    Suggestions for M.Tech. dissertation topic (Computer Science)

    I wanted to make something on Neural Networks and went for their application on Cryptanalysis but found that substantial research has been already done, then my guide suggested the topic 'an analysis of methods and accuracy of financial markets using neural networks' -- I can tell by a simple...
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    Modifying Yahoo UI

    I am a Yahoo Mail user and use Firefox. There is a rule in Yahoo CSS file .wide-right-rail #shellcontent { right: 320px; } Each time on page load, I'd like it to be overridden with .wide-right-rail #shellcontent { right: 0px; } Does anyone have a solution to this, a Greasemonkey...
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    Sunscreen

    I have bit of a sensitive skin and get tanned rather easily, and often sunburnt. I tried a few sunscreens but mostly they'd be too oily and accumulate huge amounts of dust. I'm looking for something tried and tested I could use at beaches to avoid sunburn.
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    BIOS Rollback

    BIOS Rollback | Fix Boot files I have a DH61WW motherboard and have problem similar to this one : Stuck at the BIOS screen after update(can only access it) - BIOS - Motherboards The major problem is that F7 key doesn't work (It was already enabled). I'm trying to find a tool to make flash...
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    OneNote : disable spell check for a particular style

    I have to create notes for a friend, and would like to disable spell check for the Code style, such that it stays disabled even when he sees it.
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