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Future Quantum Computers May Have To Be Built UNDERGROUND

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A team from MIT and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that the performance of a qubit will hit a wall as cosmic rays and even trace radiation in concrete walls can limit their ... read more

Building Your Own Website

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Question: I need my own domain name and monetization, plus things like ability to pay and schedule and stuff. Answer: Any Wordpress installation should allow plug-ins for polling, scheduling and other types of forms, in addition to blogging. Go here to create a Google Ad... read more

Just A Glitch? Google Hides Conservative & Alt-media Websites From Search Results For Hours

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via rt.com/news/495445-google-hides-conservative-alt-news/ Google excluded major conservative and alt-media outlets from its search results for hours, hiding hits for sites like Breitbart and RedState even in searches for the ... read more

Boston Becomes The Second Largest City In The US To Ban Facial Recognition Software

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via dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8464719/Boston-second-largest-city-ban-facial-recognition-software.htmlBoston will become the second major city in the US to ban facial recogniti ... read more

The AI That Could Keep You Happy At Work: Ex-Google Team Reveal Software That 'nudges' Workers

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via dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6545051/The-AI-happy-work-Ex-Google-team-reveal-software-nudges-workers.htmlThe startup, called Humu, uses machine learning to parse through ... read more

Converting Colors

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via convertingcolors.com/Another useful site for HTML tips, etc. See convertingcolors.com/... read more

Netgear R6120 Router Scheduled On-off Not Working

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Well, after going round and round with firmware updates, rebooting and factory resetting, the Scheduled Off feature on the R6120 Router (Firmware Version V1.0.0.66) simply DOES NOT work. And that was the only reason we bought this rather than use the WiFi function that came with our AT&T router. Oh well, just FYI.... read more

Computer Users Create World's Fastest Supercomputer By Donating Processing Power

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via dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8230595/Computer-users-create-worlds-fastest-supercomputer-donating-processing-power.htmlKnown as Folding@Home, the technology ... read more

Useful Websites

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Just thought I would start a running list of internet/web technologies websites I have found useful, below... image align center delete old ... read more

Requiring (or Not) A Password In Windows

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In Windows 7 (and possibly earlier and later versions), use NETPLWIZ and check (or uncheck) the box that says something to the effect of require users to enter passwords. Make sure that your own username is highlighted before you check/uncheck that box.... read more

Turn Your Computer Into A Chrome Device

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From NeverWare.com at neverware.com Ready to turn your computer into a Chrome device? You're in the right spot. The Home edition is our free version of CloudReady, intended only for personal us ... read more

Open DNS

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Just thought we'd mention ... read more

Bogus Ransom Emails

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Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn't mean your email account is compromised. See: Ask Leo And here's a complete example, though they vary slightly: Hi, your account was recently h... read more

E-recycling Services In Nashville

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Electronic Waste-Recycling ... read more

URL Expander

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You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl.net ... read more

Opting Out Of Ads

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Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: yourchoices.com. Some of the biggest name brands always seem to be conveniently unavailable.... read more

Windows In Virtual Machine

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I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online (somewhere, look it up), I'm almost af... read more

Running Windows In A Linux Virtual Machine

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I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online (somewhere, look it up), I'm almost af ... read more

Being Human

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Makes me laugh when Facebook asks why I think something is funny or amazing. I'm thinking Bite me. I don't have the time or inclination to teach your artificial 'intelligence' algorithms what it means to be human. Not that it could ever understand it, anyway.... read more

Linux On Chromebook

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Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like it. I got tired of some of the limitations o... read more

Facebook Creeps Me Out

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Every time Facebook shows me one of those notices saying something like Hey there, we've been going through all of your posts and thought you might like to share this compilation, I feel like I'm being approached by some creepy guy on the street opening his trench coat to show me all of the compromising photos of me that he' ... read more

Cool Website

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Here's a cool website I just learned of: atlasobscura.com In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature cities, glass flowe... read more

Horse Versus Google Street View

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I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See Google Street View car... read more

Keyword, Cookie, Browser Analytics Failure

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Keyword / cookie / browser analytics failurepc-smile.jpgSome headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ... Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? -- The mainstream (pro-Bush/Clinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant. Kanye West named GQ's Most Stylish Man onc... read more

45 Percent Of American Jobs Will Be Done By Computers In 20 Years

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And then the third stage my words, not theirs will be when people realize how irritating and stupid these computers are. Consumers, otherwise known as people, will stop using services that are overly-computerized, and bosses everywhere will be forced to trash their computerized systems in favor of good old-fashioned humans.via ... read more

Upgrading To Windows 7

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Yes, I know Windows 8... read more

Name Generator

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Name Generator - Cool Name ideas at the click of a button! I thought this, above, was kinda cool for generating a pseudonym. You can also generate a Medieval name, a Twitter name, whatever. On that page, the actual generator buttons are on the right. It took me a second to tune out al... read more

Some Facebook Users Dislike Being Used In Online Advertising

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Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertisingSome Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising for Mitt ... read more

Whatever Happened To WordStar

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I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a word processor (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s.Whatever happened to WordStar... read more

Things That Make You Say, You've Got To Be Kidding

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Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house.Anyway, last night our power went out for about a minute. No big deal, I thought, other than having to reset all the digital clocks. I'll give you... read more

How Simply Upper-casing Your Password Can Frustrate A Hacker

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Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attemptsvia How simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hackers attempts at breaking into your account. ... read more

Plleeaassee Reeaadd It Was On Goodmorning America

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Plleeaassee reeaadd! It was on Good Morning America!It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This is probably a hoax, but just in case i ... read more

A Few Good Links

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Found these unrelated stories interesting. Thought I'd share: simple-ways-to-save-money-minimizing snea... read more

Possibly Useful Site

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For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of: gazelle.com My old Dell laptop is apparently worth $38!I guess they really want newe... read more

"e-Waste" Collection Of Computers, TVs, Other Electronics

( life / health / environment / computers )
There will be an E-Waste (computers, TV's, other electronics) collection held Saturday May 8 at the Walmart Supercenter located on Nolensville Pike a quarter mile south of Old Hickory Blvd. from 8 a.m. -- 12 noon. Other sites will be announced as soon as possible. Please visit ... read more

Cool Feature Just Discovered On Google Translate

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I got an error in a program that was in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand. I went to translate.Google.com and typed in one of the words and chose Detect language in the Translate from... box. It told me the word was Danish. Look here: ... read more

McDonalds Wi-fi

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In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox. It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer. Using Internet Explorer, I tried to be a good boy and sign up for a free account. The only problem is that you h... read more

How To Make Outlook 2003 Open To Your Calendar By Default

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copied from helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid1326 By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead. To force Outlook to open your calendar as your default v... read more

How To Restore Contacts In Windows Live Mail

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Q: I had some problems with this program. I fixed the POP and SMTP server designations, and it works now. However, I've lost my contacts -- the folder is blank. The funny thing is, when I type some letters in the to box, names come up. Do you have any idea how I can restore my contacts list? A: ... read more

Human Resource Management Software

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Open Source Human Resource Management Software. FYI in case you're looking for such, even though we hate the term human resource. Ironically, it's dehumanizing. :) via Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) - OrangeHRM. ... read more

New German Laptop

( education / tech / computers )
Very cool! youtube.com/watch?v7H0K1k54t6A ... read more

Special Characters In Word Perfect For DOS

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It all starts with Ctrl-V, followed by the number combinations shown on the screen that comes up. For example, the tilde is Ctrl-V 002, although it doesn't show up on my screen, but maybe it'll work on yours. The accent grave is 047, the accent acute is 041 if I'm reading their chart correctly. ... read more

Transferring ITunes To New Computer

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QUESTION: How do I transfer iTunes to my new computer? ANSWER: I have copied your iTunes from the old computer to the new. If you haven't already authorized your current computer, here's how. ... read more

Hackers Leak 6.5 Mln LinkedIn Passwords

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Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently. ... read more

Fake Antivirus Makes Up 15 Percent Of All Malware

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Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware Tech News on ZDNet ... read more

Install Multiple Apps At Once Without Toolbars In Clicking Next

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Fantastic online app here. It does what I've done before, but they do it better. I'm not jealous. I'm not a programmer, really, I'm an implementer/integrator. Yeah, that's it. :) Oh yeah, here's the link: ninite.com/ ... read more

Open Dialog Default Sort Order

( education / tech / computers / software )
Mine got messed up somehow, and it drove me nuts until I found this: jevon.org/wiki/Changing-Open-Dialog-Default-Sort-Order-in-Windows UPDATE: Only problem is ... the above didn't work! :) Not for b ... read more

Removing Windows Desktop Search

( education / tech / computers / software )
Well, I thought I liked this version 4 better than version 3. I hated version 3. But, it turns out, version 4 is no better. It starts and finds things quicker (for me, anyway), but it ruins the computer's performance the rest of the time! Remove it from your Startup group (Start, All Programs, St ... read more

Save Yourself A Lot Of Trouble

( education / tech / computers / repair )
If you get a pop up on your computer saying, You're infected! Download Antivirus 2010 or something similar to fix it!, DOn't DO IT! It's a trick. As soon as you click on it, you're infected. ... read more

Screensavers

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Avoid any toolbars that don't come with Windows from Microsoft. I just had a customer whose Internet Explorer wouldn't close after they installed My.Freeze.Com screensaver. Luckily, it uninstalled properly when using its uninstall program this time. These things just cause problems not worth the pretty pictures you get in return.... read more

Show Desktop Icon Missing

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QUESTION: My Show Desktop icon just disappeared from my Quick Start menu. How do I restore that? ANSWER: It probably got bumped aside by something else putting an icon in that space. You can drag that double greater than (>%gt;) sign and make that space wider. OR just temporarily expand that space and drag and drop that Show Desktop ... read more

Ten More Ways To Detect Computer Malware

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blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p1069&tagnl.e101... read more

Loud "BEEP" Sound

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QUESTION: Is there any way to turn off the loud BEEP sound that occurs when Intel Proset detects a wireless network? I've tried going to control panel and muting all the sounds, but that doesn't seem to work.ANSWER: Try going into Intel ProSet Wireless, Tools, Application Settings, uncheck Show Alert Notifications.If that doesn't fix it, try g... read more

Can't Paste Anything Into Outlook

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QUESTION: I can't paste anything into Outlook, but I can into Word, etc.ANSWER: Open Microsoft Word, go to TOOLS OPTIONS Select the SAVE tab and uncheck Embed smart tags.Also, there's a security feature in Outlook that, in certain situations requires that you have a New Mail window open first, THEN paste into. In other words, you can't c... read more

Can't See Sent Items In Outlook

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QUESTION: I can't see any of my Sent Items in Outlook () anymoreANSWER: Try the following:Click ViewArrange ByCurrent ViewCustomize Current ViewFilter OFF ... read more

Go Green & Save The Environment With 4 All Memory

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Go Green & Save the Environment with 4 All Memory ... read more

"Environmentally-responsible" Ink

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This looks promising, environmentally-responsible ink from Dell. Ihave no idea if it's any good. Leave a comment below and let us know:accessories.us.dell.com/sna/sna.aspx ... read more

Do NOT Visit These Sites (unprotected, Anyway)

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Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): thefrist.org fixit.in I'll add to this list whenever it happens again.... read more

CDs/DVDs Not What They're Cracked Up To Be

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Probably ought to save things to other computers and/or external hard drives and/or sign up for an online storage account. Here's the article: ... read more

Hack Attack?

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Question There was a couple parked on the curb on Wed from 8am to 12pm on Wed. The girl was like a look-out, it seemed. When I was going to work she gave me a suspicious look, so I drove around in a circle and drove by them getting their license plate. When I came back at around noon, they were still there but the girl looked at me ... read more

Gmail's Unsubscribe Feature

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I hate to promote Google since they already rule the online world, but they do some things very well, e.g., their unsubscribe feature in Gmail. In a message, click on Show Details and you should see the option to Unsubscribe from this sender. The ad ... read more

Video Download Sites

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None of these links work anymore. A couple of useful sites here for downloading videos for later viewing. I know I often want to watch a video later, not right then and there. Anyway, here are a couple of links: splandoo.com/ videosnag.com/ There... read more

Man Loses $20 Million After Taking Laptop For Repair | ITworld

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We promise to never do anything even remotely similar to this! Man loses $20 million after taking laptop for repair.... read more

Fix For "ytimg" Browser Hang

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Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file (C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts): #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem 74.125.162.39 static.cache.l.google.com s.ytimg.com Then from a Windows command prompt (DOS box), run: ipconfig /flushdns ... read more

Yes, That PC Cleanup App You Saw On TV At 3am Is A Waste

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Their next play is to make it seem like everything is wrong with your PC via Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3am is a waste.... read more

Fixing Profile Problems In Outlook 2003

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To recreate/fix your Outlook 2003 profile, do the following:Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mailclick on Show ProfilesAdd a new profilegive it any NEW name you wantclick OKAdd your same old account back as a new account, click NextAdd it as a POP3 account, click Next... read more

Wireless Not Working

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QUESTION: No matter where I go, the wireless is not working.ANSWER: I just had to enable wireless by right-clicking on the icon at the bottom-right of the task bar and choose Enable Radio. I could then connect right into the wireless network. Sometimes when a wireless network has no security on it, the wireless device will prompt you and make ... read more

Converting Ip V4 To Ip V6

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This should be useful now that the world is converting to IP v6: emailtalk.org/IPV4ToIPV6.aspx ... read more

Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods

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Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods That's on new drives. So, from now on, more than ever, always have an external drive (or two) for backups.... read more

Kaspersky Free Virus Scan

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FAST & FREE security scan for your PC via Kaspersky Security Scan. ... read more

Data Recovery

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QUESTION: My hard drive has died, and I've lost valuable data. If you can't recover it for me, is there a service who can?ANSWER: Here's the best one I've found: Gillware Inc. - gillware@gillware.comEstimated ChargesStandard fee for Microsoft Windows: $378.99Clea ... read more

Mailbox Over The Limit

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QUESTION: I started getting notices that my mailbox is over its limit. I have archived items over 90 days. What else can I do to stop these messages?Isn't this pretty much the same as archiving to my hard drive?I use three months.ANSWER: You can create an Outlook Personal Folder (PST file) where you can move messages to reduce th... read more

Missed Appointment

( education / tech / computers / advice )
Well, it's happened again, luckily for only the second time in my career. A customer called me to their house, only to not be home or pretend to not be home when I got there. People, if you change your mind, just call and cancel! There is no cancellation fee! In this case, I had called her about an hour prior to the scheduled time to ask a ques... read more

Online Backup

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I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup. So far, so good. Click here to try it yourself free for 30 days. ... read more

Ransomware

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Beware of this scam. Don't bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: hackers-gang-russian-bust. The fix is to download, UPDATE, and run Malwarebytes.... read more

AOL Through Outlook Using IMAP Folders

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PROBLEM:Can you tell me again how to move deleted emails to a deleted email folder? The AOL Imap folder just crosses them out but leaves them visible there. SOLUTION:It's under Edit, Purge Deleted Messages. ... read more

Down For Everyone, Or Just Me?

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Downforeveryoneorjustme?. I LOVE this service! ... read more

Duplex Printing

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QUESTION: isn't working, but it worked before.ANSWER: Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, right click and choose Properties on that printer. Click Device Settings tab, choose Duplex toward the bottom, change it from Unavailable to Available or something similar on other printers. ... read more

Saving Word Documents

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In Word 2003 (and possibly older versions), go to Tools, Options, Save and check (if not already) the following settings:Always create backup copyAllow background savesMake local copy of files stored on network...Save AutoRecover info ...Save smart tags as XMLIn Word 2007, go to Word ... read more

Set Email To Forward To Someone Else

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QUESTION: How do I set email (Outlook 2003) to forward to someone else while I'm out?ANSWER: In Outlook, click on Tools, Out of Office AssistantClick I am currently out of the office... and type your outgoing message, if any.Click Add Rule at the bottom left.Check the Forward box and click the To button to find ... read more

Website Visibility Tool

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Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to the website above and checked it, and everything was resolving correctly from there. I had tested it from home with four different b ... read more

External Hard Drive Gone Bad

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PROBLEM: I haven't totally written it off as dead, but my back-up external drive that holds 500gigs won't power on now. I made a back-up of all the data maybe a month ago, but there are some things I must have missed. In case I can't power it on, is there a way to read it if I take it apart, or something? The brand is probably Western D ... read more

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