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Top new questions this week:

How is PNG lossless given that it has a Compression parameter?

PNG files are said to use lossless compression. However, whenever I am in an image editor, such as Gimp, and try to save an image as PNG file, it asks for the Compression parameter, which ranges ...

compression png  
asked by pkout 41 votes
answered by jjlin 64 votes

What do you call the place on a hard drive (or motherboard, or anywhere else) to place jumpers?

Most hard drives have a set of pins next to the pata or sata port to place jumpers to do things such as designating it a slave or master. What is the name of those set of other pins? Hard drives are a ...

hard-drive motherboard jumper  
asked by chiliNUT 20 votes
answered by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 30 votes

Is there any difference between computer speakers and a hi-fi?

At my parents house I used my computer hooked up to my stereo, I got my sound through there. It always sounded much better than typical cheap little £20 computer speakers. Now I have moved elsewhere ...

audio speakers  
asked by craig 14 votes
answered by Journeyman Geek 14 votes

Two Routers are fighting each other on LAN

My apartment is quite large and most rooms have several walls, meaning Wifi signals drop easily. To combat this I found a spare DSL Router I had previously and placed that in the Kitchen and ...

networking router adsl dsl  
asked by loosebruce 8 votes
answered by sebastian nielsen 14 votes

Aging eyes, screen size and resolution

I have a 19" monitor with a native resolution of 1600x900. This provides crisp clear text, but it is too small. My vision is not as good as it once was. In order to see easily I have reduced the ...

fonts resolution  
asked by Shanman 7 votes
answered by fixer1234 6 votes

Virtualise a physical Windows 95 PC

I recently found my old Windows 95 PC in the attic. Is it possible to virtualise it before I dispose of the hardware? What is the best way of achieving this? The machine doesn’t have USB. I might be ...

virtualization windows-95  
asked by Burgi 6 votes
answered by JakeGould 5 votes

Error booting Windows 7 system: "<random name> is compressed / Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

DZNRX is compressed Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart This computer has Windows 7 on it. The user called me to help him. I only know that this PC has Windows 7. I have not found any reference about ...

windows-7 boot  
asked by carlospc 6 votes
answered by DavidPostill 10 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How can I synchronise my Outlook Calendar with Google Calendar (preferably using a free/open source tool)?

How can I synchronise my desktop Outlook calendar with my Google Calendar (Outlook -> Google)? I saw the question Free tool for Synchronizing Google Contacts and Calendar with Outlook, but the ...

microsoft-outlook sync google-calendar  
asked by Kuf 53 votes
answered by Mark T 13 votes

Permanently remove/disable Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 taskbar?

I have Windows 8 (final, MSDN) on my Macbook Pro Retina. Windows 8's ongoing, continuous tantrum of insisting that it's on a tablet device is causing it to always have a touch keyboard 'icon' on the ...

windows-8 on-screen-keyboard  
asked by DeepSpace101 106 votes
answered by Peter 61 votes

Can you answer these?

Encrypt Lightning event invite mails with pgp

I use Thunderbirds/Icedoves Lightning add-on to manage my calendar, tasks and notes. When creating an event I can add attendees and send invitations to them, but they won't use their public pgp keys ...

encryption email pgp  
asked by Daedalus Mythos 1 vote

Nodejs remote debugging ports closed

I have a problem with nodejs remote debugging. I'm using centos on remote server and phpstorm on my PC. When I open putty I type the command: node --debug-brk=5858 main_server.js, and get the ...

linux centos port iptables node.js  
asked by Marko Tamburic 1 vote

How can I cloak my Amazon affiliate links in regex format for Wordpress?

I have many Amazon links, each for different products, on my website and I want a generic redirect link that would point to each of my products. For example I have this link: ...

conversion regex wordpress links amazon  
asked by Renaud Poulin 1 vote
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