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Top new questions this week:

What is the purpose of this 4 pin cable with 3 wires that came with an old IDE DVD-ROM drive?

Stumbled on this cable today, it has 4 pins, of which only three are actually in use. It was found with a quick installation guide of an old DVD-ROM IDE drive and nothing else except some screws, so …

dvd compact-disc cable  
asked by mxt3 34 votes
answered by Jan 59 votes

Is it safe to download and burn a disc image on an infected PC?

My PC is infected. If I download and burn linuxmint.iso on the infected PC, will the CD become infected also?

linux-mint infection  
asked by 3456 15 votes
answered by Zoredache 25 votes

Passing command-line arguments to a windows batch script

I need to create a windows batch script where I need to pass a few command-line arguments, the order of the arguments can be in any way but it should pick them up properly based on the argument name. …

windows batch command-line-arguments  
asked by Dhiwakar Ravikumar 10 votes
answered by Mureinik 9 votes

Do Text Based Browsers reduce Network Traffic

Do text based browsers such as lynx, links and elinks consume less bandwidth than a traditional browser (ie, Firefox, Chrome etc.)? I'm guessing NO reduction in traffic. Rationale: I think a text …

networking browser  
asked by Paulb 8 votes
answered by prateek61 17 votes

Formula does not show superscript character

I have a formula which I want to show a result which includes a superscript character, but I cannot get said character as superscript. Normally I would just enter text into a cell and I can select …

microsoft-excel text-formatting  
asked by Jonny Wright 6 votes
answered by Mike Fitzpatrick 8 votes

Google Advanced Search criteria

Is it possible to have google search with this criteria: Criteria1: Look in all sites that are "ftp://" Criteria2: The file should be of PDF type. Criteria3: The file should have "analysis" in the …

google-search  
asked by Ayusman 6 votes
answered by jjk_charles 12 votes

What can the second LAN port be used for on a NAS?

I've got a NAS with 2 ethernet ports. I have one connected to the router. I read that the second could be connected to double the speed of data to and from the NAS. I don't need to do that, as the …

networking ethernet lan nas port  
asked by jeff6543 5 votes
answered by prateek61 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do I disable the warning Chrome gives if a security certificate is not trusted?

I want to know if it's possible to disable the warning you get in Chrome when you try to go to some HTTPS site that doesn't have a trusted certificate. I have a few sites in my bookmarks that use …

google-chrome certificate https  
asked by sippa 57 votes
answered by cornelius10 12 votes

Move an off-screen window back on-screen on Mac OS X

It seems that Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard has a tendency to leave some windows off-screen at times, especially when I disconnect an external monitor from my MacBook. How can I move the window back …

osx off-screen  
asked by Matthew Rankin 86 votes
answered by Hai Vu 92 votes

Can you answer these?

Comparing folders on two unconnected computers

I'd like to compare folders on two different computers. I'm using BitTorrent Sync to synchronize currently 260 GBs of data between two computers: a Windows 7 desktop PC and a Windows 8.1 laptop. All …

comparison data-integrity  
asked by Abdull 1 vote

The installer encountered errors before apple mobile device support could be configured

I'm having issues with installing Apple mobile device support. Every time I try to install Apple mobile device support I get this annoying message: the installer encountered errors before apple …

itunes windows  
asked by cokedude 2 votes

Windows XP Mode on Windows 7

Is it normal to have a Windows XP Mode folder in a Windows 7 Pro, Program Files Directory? I see this key: K49H2-RPR94-QBGG4-DBCTM-YT64G. And I see the VXPEULA.txt file with EULA. Window XP Mode has …

virtual-machine microsoft-virtual-pc windows-xp-mode  
asked by Dan Miller 1 vote
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