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Comment Re:Low efficiency? (Score 0) 123

That is a good point but it may not feel nice and comfy if 300A flows through your thumb to get from the hot prong you're touching to the ground prong. I was referring more to a solution of the exact opposite nature. Rather than having a extra long connector have a very short prong or even just a flat conductor on the surface of the plug that has to make contact with the receptacle before any current flows through the main circuit.

Submission + - Easy Way to Teach Troubleshooting (

An anonymous reader writes: I don't know about all of you, but is seems like I am constantly being asked to help others with computer problems. Of course I don't mind doing others a favor and helping out, but much of the time these problems are easily solved with a simple search on Google. This article easily explains a good way to generate search terms for troubleshooting computer and software problems. Read and pass on to your mom, your sister, your grandpa, whoever asks you for computer help. In no time they will be solving their own problems.

Comment Re:Do no Evil? (Score 1, Insightful) 73

You really should have tried at least reading the summary. Cold calling competitors is exactly what Google had an agreement with these companies NOT to do. The justice department is forcing them to dissolve that agreement out of the notion that it is hurting the employees to not receive these cold calls. Next time try listening a little before opening your mouth.

Comment Re:Bells and Whistles? (Score 1) 222

My apologies. I had never tried to pile my icons like that anywhere other than the desktop. It appears you are correct that it is a problem in other folders. As far as the align to grid vs auto arrange question you'll find that auto arrange overrides align to grid but if you un-check that and keep align to grid checked (which is enabled by default in w7) then you can move the icons to other parts of the screen but they can't overlap which is what I expect you meant by piling them. So both need to be unchecked to do what you want.

Comment Re:Bells and Whistles? (Score 1) 222

If you don't like auto arrange you simply have to right click and hover over View to see the option. I know that takes about 1 second longer that it did in xp and it must be hard but I would think you would have at least looked at little for it if it bothered you so much

Comment Re:Awesome project, deceiving "resolution" (Score 1) 120

Well I can tell you it certainly doesn't end well on the windows side either if you choose to click "Set as Desktop Background" instead of the "Open With" option that lives right below. It ate right through all my glorious 8 gigs of memory and pegged my i7 for a good minute before I could kill explorer. I would not recommend it in the future...

Comment Re:Biassed author (Score 1) 381

Ok so I appologize about the display driver part, I just guessed that cause I know a lot of people do it. And I am aware of the reviews but it depends on the game. I play America's Army, Halo, CS, and FEAR the most. They all show very similar or slightly higher fps. I know some games are still slower though. Also the last driver version I installed (101.41 from Nvidia) was the first to show that kind of performance which is another reason I brought that up. It does go to show though that when newer drivers are released it could get even better. The last part I am sticking to though since I just re-installed on a new hard disk about 3 days ago and I just checked the size of the windows folder and found it to be 7.6GB. If you add in the User folders before adding my junk to them that puts you almost right at 8GB.

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