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    Cutsom CD's

    Does anyone know where I can get CD's made up (for band demos) that come with full color art on the label as well as an insert in the jewel case?? I would like to find a place like CafePress or Zazzle that will allow you to do short runs (like 5 or 10). Zazzle doesn't offer audio CD's and while...
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    Traveling to Munich for a few days; What do I need to know/do?

    I'll be heading to Munich for Oktoberfest in October and want to get a jump on what I may need to bring with me. I assume I'll need a voltage converter for my cell phone. Is all of Europe the same as far as voltage? or do I need something specific for Germany? Anything else I need to think...
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    State Quarters have ended, but the collection continues!

    I've been collecting all of the State Quarters from 1999-2008 and had finally finished putting them into a map holder that hangs on my wall. I thought I was done collecting, when I received a quarter that I hadn't seen before. It was a 2009 District of Columbia quarter with Duke Ellington on...
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    SNL 01-31-09: MacGruber Commercial??

    I starting recording the first 30 minutes of SNL last Saturday night so I could flip through the commericals as I watched it...halfway through the show, when it went to commercial, the show seemed to come back rather quickly. Did I click through all of the commercials that fast? Hmmmm, maybe...
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    Have computer ads forgotten about those who actually USE computers??

    Ah, remember the days when when computer ads used to boast improvements on how much faster you could get work done?....how much better their systems were for doing your work (on a professional level)?? How much better their OS handled processes, which could help you work better? (Warning...
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    iTunes Store oddity

    Has anyone ever purchased a song from iTunes, only to find out that it is no longer available a short time later? Example: One time I added a song to my shopping cart, but didn't purchase it right away. I came back about a week later and when I went to purchase the song, iTunes said I...
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    Spammer Caught!!

    Man described as a top spammer arrested Oh man, why couldn't the title have been: Man described as a top spammer, sued by millions of people affected, tortured, then stoned to death!
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    Disney Stock Certificate as a gift....legit sites?

    Has anyone seen (or purchased) these Disney Stock certificates? For example: http://www.oneshare.com/Stock.aspx?stock=disney http://www.giveashare.com/eshop/10br...?search=disney Someone mentioned to me that they bought one as a baptism gift and with my new nephew being baptized soon, I...
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    Multi-Standard DVD player question

    My company has asked me to create PAL DVD's, which I've successfully done, but now I need to find a way to test them in house (instead of at another facility that does PAL DVD conversions). They are buying a multi-standard monitor, but I need to recommend a multi-standard DVD player and have...
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    Burning a PAL DVD

    Not sure where this goes...I'll try here first. I have captured some PAL MPEG2 files and have successfully burned a PAL DVD to be sent to Europe, but I have a question... Since the video originated in NTSC, there are 4x3 clips as well as 16x9 clips. Does the same apply in Europe? I have...
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    Wireless expander

    What is the best thing for me to get that will expand my wireless range? I use a Wireless Linksys router, so I'd prefer to stick with Linksys. Is this the way to go? http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=7813839789B66 I need G and B support and I want to place it where there is no phone...
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    Weekly Drawings / Online Survey's

    Does anyone enter those drawings (from the larger B&M stores) where they offer a weekly prize? The only ones I do are Home Depot and Boston Market. The thing that I've always wondered is, at the end of these surveys, they ask if you'd like to participate in future surveys....I never say yes...
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    DVD-R: Bit Count/ToC Analyzer?

    Is there a utility that can analyze two DVD's and tell if there are any differences between them? The basis of the request is: My company has a Samsung DVD-VR330 (set top) burner and when we record video to it, the DVD plays fine in a set top player, as well as a computer, but when I go to...
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    Firefox line break issue when typing responses

    Has anyone else run into this? I can't seem to figure out the exact cause of this, but a lot of times I will be typing a reply here and have to edit part of my message. Then when I go back to typing again, Firefox puts in a line break rather than wrapping the text. You always have to delete the...
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    PowerPoint: Layout photos for future insertion

    I have a problem I need to solve. I don't deal with PowerPoint a lot, so I need to know if this is even possible. I need to design a "book" for a corporate meeting. The book will be comprised of all the people who attended. There will be a digital photographer on site, taking head shots...
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    SONY STR-DG600 (trying to go a little cheaper than usual)

    I am looking to replace my current reciever (the volume knob just isn't working well). I know that I want a SONY, but I have a few questions... I am looking at the STR-DG600...I normally would go with a higher end machine, but I don't want to spend more than $300-$400. The STR-DG800 seems...
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    The newest annoyance in children's footwear

    Well, it's bad enough I have to deal with kids cutting me off and bumping into me with those damn rollerskate sneakers...now Stride Ride is coming out with SuperBall shoes. So now I gotta try and avoid kids jumping up and down while in the line at the supermarket?? Man, I was at this pizza...
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    Restaurants that leave condiment bottles on the table

    EDIT: The title should be: "Restaurants that leave condiment bottles on the table" I was at a steak house today and I was sitting near the window. The sun was blaring in on the bottles of ketchup, soy sauce and A1. As I was pouring the A1, I was like "Oh man, should I really be doing this???"...
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    Thoughts on Extended Warranty (Sony SXRD models)

    My brother is looking to buy a new TV and he is looking at the SONY 60" SXRD: KDS-60A2000 - We were at a bunch of stores and (obviously) all of the sales guys want to sell the extended warranty. Now I never get extended warranties and most of the stuff that this guy was saying was pretty...
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    The Sarah Silverman Program

    Did anyone catch this? It was pretty good. I've always loved Sarah ever since Sat. Night Live and her comedy is very funny. The show actually reminds me a lot like "Get a Life"...
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    Interpretive Star Wars

    Done with hands!
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    What's the difference between Chorizo and Andouille sausage?

    My mom made Jambalaya and used Italian sausage I was like "You can't do that!" it tasted more like Sausage and peppers (over rice) than jambalaya. Anyways, I was telling her that she needed to use that 'other' sausage, but I couldn't remember if it was chorizo or andouille. We started...
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    Family gets rewarded for disrupting a flight??

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20...h_air_tantrums Ok, maybe not rewarded initially (they were thrown off the plane), but: WTF??? Disrupt a flight, cause everyone aggravation, and then get rewarded with free roundtrip tickets??? COME ON! They should have had a harsher punishment than...
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    Closed Captioning on a DVD?

    I'm not sure if this should really go in the Computer section, but it's really about DVD authoring and I figured more DVD people would know about this here... The backstory: My boss has a Digi-Beta tape with closed captioning on it and assumed the CC would get transferred to DVD. I obviously...
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    High End CD/DVD Duplicators w/Thermal Printing?

    Can anyone recommend a high end duplicator that can handle dub jobs between 1,000 and 3,000? We have a DiscLab Rimage at work and it works great for jobs under 100, but we've tried to do 1,000 and the machine was just not meant for that kind of volume. They do have the Producer family...
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    WinXP: Desktop icon phenomenon

    Maybe I'm the only one that this happens to, but I get this a lot on 3 of my PC's, so maybe it's not just me... It doesn't happen all the time, so I can't say exactly what I'm doing when it happens, but it seems like when I open a window or an application the desktop icons will all turn into...
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    Old Reciever - Need Suggestions for use

    I was going through my old equipment and realized that I had an old receiver just sitting around not being used, so I've been contemplating a good use for it. It's an old SONY receiver (pre pro-logic, so it only has two mains and mono surrounds), so I was considering using it for general use. I...
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    Fun with Titles: A neat game!

    Here's a cool game that came right from an episode of the TV show Stacked: Take the title of a film, TV show, book, play, musical, video game, etc. etc. and change only one letter to create a COMPLETLEY new title...then write a brief synopsis of this new title. For example: Lord of the...
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    Just became an Uncle/Godfather - need suggestions for baptism gift

    Well, my brother and sister-in-law just had a baby boy this past Monday and I became an Uncle and a Godfather is one night. LOL With the Baptism coming up within the next month or so, I was thinking that I wanted to do something 'special', but I have no idea what. I want the gift to be...
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    Uncompressed AVI over 2GB

    OK, I painted myself into a corner...I rendered a 3D movie as an uncompressed AVI and the final result is 2.7GB - Obvious the 2GB limit makes the file unreadable. Since it took over a day to render, I'd hate to re-render with compression...Am I screwed? Is there anything that can knock the...