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Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by aimeeandbeatles, Nov 13, 2008.

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  1. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Is there an official name for the spaces where you can insert extra optical drives or CD drives? I didn't know how to google this. :blush:
     
  2. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Drive bays.
     
  3. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Thank you!

    I knew it was something along that line. At first I thought "ports," then "harbors." And I knew those both wouldn't work.
     
  4. lndm

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    Harbours...bays...what's the difference:p
     
  5. aimeeandbeatles

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    I was in Revo Uninstaller deleting an incompatible game, and I noticed something called "System Requirements Lab." Googling brought up this. What is it?
     
  6. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    It downloads a small program that tests your system to see if you have the necessary minimum and recommended specs for a number of games out there.
     
  7. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    Try my suggestions, after you've cleaned it out. Don't worry about opening it up, unless you try to use it as a popcorn bowl you're not going to do much more damage than time already has. There are a lot more suggestions on the internets. We love our NES.

    If you can't fix it, you can buy online, some eBay sellers will take mailed money orders or you could buy a prepaid debit card at the local Kwik-E-Mart. (I'm not sure, but I can't see why they wouldn't be available in Canadaland. http://usa.visa.com/personal/cards/prepaid/visa_gift_card.html ) That'll work just like a credit card for online shopping.
     
  8. aimeeandbeatles

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    Thanks. We did try a prepaid mastercard, but I couldn't get paypal to accept it, so I just spent it on a spindle of CD-Rs and a game.
     
  9. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    No, use the prepaid card to buy from the sellers directly, not through paypal.
     
  10. aimeeandbeatles

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    Okay. But how can I do that if the only way through ebay is paypal?
     
  11. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    When you go to pay for it, you can enter credit/debit card info instead of a paypal acct.
     
  12. aimeeandbeatles

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    Thanks.

    Anybody have an idea how to remove stubborn Firefox 3.0.8 tags? (One of the addons I use most often doesn't like them, and I never use them anyways). First I tried deleting them from the bookmarks manager, but nothing happened. Then I tried deleting from the bookmarks themselves -- but when I click off the bookmark, the tags magically reappear!

    Any idea? Thanks.

    EDIT: Yes, I did google. And tried several solutions.


    ANOTHER EDIT: What do you know! 8 minutes after I posted this, I can delete tags from the bookmarks! Never mind. I guess threatening electronics really does work. ;)
     
  13. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    One job I had, we had an HP5000 printer. Two, actually. Anyways, we used to print out these monster 80k page billing reports at the beginning of the month. 2 was worse than 1, but if we didn't threaten abuse (and occasionally deliver a kick to the main door) the printers wouldn't work.

    So, yeah, it does work. At times. ;)
     
  14. King of Town

    King of Town Adventuring

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    80,000 pages? Thats a lot of paper! Thats like a pallet a week.
     
  15. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    But computers were to usher in the paperless workplace.. :mischief:
     
  16. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    What did you use to carry them? better yet, what did you use them for?
    80,000 pages is a lot of text.
     
  17. Genocidicbunny

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    Does anyone have any suggestions for a good, cheap monitor wall mount? Id need something that can hold up a fairly hefty 22" display with an option for larger ones down the road. it should also not be one of those low-profile mounts because that will put the monitor too far from my eyes. I've found a few on monoprice.com, but honestly, this is a topic I have no idea about.
    And similarly, I already have a 1680x1050 22" monitor. Would it be more worthwhile to get a second one and a pair of wall mounts or get a single 1920x1080 22"? I can potentially go bigger than 22", but Id love to keep the price under 200$ with either option.
     
  18. Wong512

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    My Computer Tower/ Chassis has this huge ceiling fan on it, the fan when turned on makes this large noise as if its banging on it, it really sounds discomforting, when its off ive looked briefly at it and see nothing it can bang against.
    Any Ideas whats possibly wrong with the fan?
     
  19. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Maybe the bearings have worn-out / lost their lubrication?
     
  20. Wong512

    Wong512 Chieftain

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    um to add, the computer is only a few weeks old, it only makes a noise when turning it on its relatively silent when using the actual computer. Its Thermtelake, dont know how to spell the name so excuse me :p

    i really hope i dont need to return it for warranty... so soon, since everything else is installed.
    If i have to send it back, can someone tell me how to claim warranty on a chassis, do i need to take out all the parts
     
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