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  1. MetalheadGautham

    Oldest Private Swiss Bank Pleads Guilty in US Tax Evasion Case

    Source: Oldest private Swiss bank pleads guilty in US tax evasion case Interesting read. I hope India sees something here and follows up with its own action.
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    Allahabad girl beats eveteaser, sets his bike on fire

    Once or twice, you find news that'd make you scream TROLL. This one is COUNTER-TROLL :lol: Link: Allahabad girl beats eveteaser, sets his bike on fire |
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    Transporting A Desktop: How hard is it ?

    Has anyone in here tried transporting/relocating an entire desktop ? I mean inter-state transfer. I'm looking to know the hassles involved, how hard was it to pack things, etc.
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    Cheap Rig focussed on Power Efficiency for Internet Use

    Hullo, Planning to replace the insides of my Pentium 4 Desktop to reduce insane power bills @ home. It serves following purposes: Browse Internet Check EMail Play songs Watch rented DVD movies Play browser-based online flash games Any recommendations ? Wanna go for Intel Atom or VIA Nano...
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    Laptop Battery for eMachines e725 (or Acer Aspire series laptops)

    I have an eMachines e725 laptop that shares its 6-cell battery with all the 15.6" Acer Aspire laptops (the Penryn-based models and the 1st gen Nehalem-based models I can personally confirm all have same battery). Anyone know a good place (online ??) to source a replacement battery pack and if...
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    Huawei Ideos X5 U8800 - Worth ?

    I'm waiting to buy a new ICS phone in 9k range. Was waiting for Sony Xperia Tipo. Seems like its going to take time to arrive. Meanwhile, I was blown over by the specs of Huawei Ideos X5 U8800. 512MB RAM, 800MHz/1GHz CPU (depending on ROM) and most importantly 3.8" Screen (splendid for...
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    Best cam at Rs. 5000-6000 Budget

    This is for a friend. I recommended him the Canon IXUS 105, because I have the same and it was priced at Rs. 5999 on flipkart the last time I checked. Seems its been superseeded by other models and I'm not sure which one to buy. Suggest a point and shoot at this price. Preferably available...
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    ACi ICON 1100 - Cheapest netbook @ Rs. 4999/- Worth a Look ?

    Stumbled across this new launch. An Rs. 5000/- VIA based netbook. Website here: :: ACI-ASIA :: CPU VIA CPU Display 10.2” LED (1024 x 768 resolution) Memory 512MB expandable to 1.0GB RAM Storage 4GB expandable to 32GB Sound System High Definition Audio I/O Port 3 USB 2.0...
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    Unlimited Weblog Hosting - eWebGuru vs Wordpress Premium

    A friend of mine needs a website for an app he is developing, and does not want bandwidth restrictions on the site, because of images, videos, etc he may be hosting. We initially thought of getting a blog and paying 99$ for wordpress value bundle (10GB Space, VideoPress, Custom...
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    Fedora or openSUSE or Ubuntu

    Alright so here's the situation. I was a "normal" desktop linux power user for quite a few years, starting 2007. Moving through Ubuntu, Debian and Sidux I settled with ArchLinux that's served me well. Problem is now I am a developer and this distro is definitely not the most comfortable OS for...
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    What is the cheapest ICS Phone ?

    Question is as simple as it gets. Oh and consider official ICS ports and third party (but confirmed stable) ICS ports seperately.
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    Wine without Alcohol

    There are quite a few companies (eg: Fre) in the US who sell wines that have their alcohol content removed but the components that benefit health are retained. Is there any place I can buy such wines in India ? (Bangalore in particular)
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    Reviving old Laptop under 5k - Suggestions Needed

    I have an eMachines e725 laptop that's around 2.5 years old. Recently got fed up of the horrible lags due to the tiny 1GB DDR3 RAM installed by default and the temps. Here is the configuration: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400 (Penryn) @ 2.2GHz, 1MB L2 Cache 1GB DDR3 RAM 800 MHz FSB (So RAM...
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    Best Bank for Net Banking and Fund Transfer

    I have a Canara Bank Savings Account for regular use and salary. Liked it because of the number of ATMs everywhere and instant SMS alerts for money credited into account, money debited from account (both via ATM and Debit Card). Problem is they are looting people for online transactions @ Rs...
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    Urgent: Recommend Stable Mobile Internet in Bangalore

    I need a good dataplan for mobile internet. Main priority is decent surfing speed and stability of connection. Should be cheap. Datacard should be reusable or unlocked (so thinking of buying card separately) but not compulsory Budget has no cap because I have no idea how much I need to...
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    Police Apathy: How does one get his stolen phone's IMEI Number Blocked in India ?

    I had my Samsung Galaxy Y stolen on 20th December 2011. Since then I've been trying to find a way of having it tracked via IMEI number. Police has refused to lodge an FIR report to track my phone (as expected from a country like India). I gave up looking for a solution but now I feel since...
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    Nokia C1-02 Discontinued. Any idea why ?

    Check this out: Nokia C1-02: Price in India, Reviews, Specification: I was about to buy this phone as a cheap ~1.5k range (it costs 1.6k) backup phone that also has music and GPRS and can connect to PC. Seems it is discontinued on flipkart and is not available anywhere. Any...
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    What in your opinion sells a mobile/tablet ??

    This thread created out of a bunch of offtopic posts by a bunch of guys including "respectable mods" like myself and Anorion. Take a look at these random quotes to get an idea of what the discussion was like.
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    Vacuum Cleaner - That can suck anything inside

    I am in need of a vacuum cleaner. It should ideally be as versatile as possible, work fine for almost any kind of surface, and perhaps controllable speed. Suggest the cheapest hell sucker I can buy :twisted: I found two on flipkart: Flipkart: Eureka Forbes Easy Clean: Vacuum Cleaner But...
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    MIPS Architecture Crashes ARM, X86 Party: 28nm chips to operate at 1.5GHz, Run ICS

    Source: MIPS Architecture Crashes ARM, X86 Party: 28nm chips to operate at 1.5GHz, Run Android 4.0 ICS by Read the article fully. Its a fun read. And here is something for all AMD fanboys - read the first paragraph a little more carefully. Seems this process was perfected at...
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