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    Under Library options, the folders WMP monitors...

    Under Library options, the folders WMP monitors for media files can be adjusted. Add a path to where the music is located on the external drive and wait for everything to be ingested. The default...
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    Syntax depends on the language. Two common...

    Syntax depends on the language. Two common general algorithms are an endless loop or a jump back to the start.
  3. Apple computers natively use a different file...

    Apple computers natively use a different file system than Windows computers. Your drive is likely formatted with the HFS+ file system or a variant, although it could be formatted with another file...
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    If the fans are running full speed, the...

    If the fans are running full speed, the motherboard may not be getting through P.O.S.T. So, with the power disconnected, remove memory and all expansion cards. Dust the slots out with an electronics...
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    *sigh*... one day... Question moved to...

    *sigh*... one day...


    Question moved to Heating and Air Conditioning.
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    The CPU and RAM quantity are the primary factors...

    The CPU and RAM quantity are the primary factors determining overall performance. Since both these machine have the same 4GB of RAM, the CPU alone is the deciding factor for performance. The Acer's...
  7. Power supply labels are pretty straightforward....

    Power supply labels are pretty straightforward. They list the total continuous wattage (W) for which the supply is rated and also the wattage and/or amperage (A) of individual power rails, typically...
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    Wild guess: input has been redirected so the...

    Wild guess: input has been redirected so the primates at the datacenter don't monkey with the box.
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    Check your video card gamma level and monitor...

    Check your video card gamma level and monitor brightness levels.
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    I'm not sure what card to get either. Finding mid...

    I'm not sure what card to get either. Finding mid range graphics solutions that fit in a small form factor desktop, don't overheat, or have a screaming fan can be an exercise in frustration. Finding...
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    If PC2 should also have a 1 ms response, I would...

    If PC2 should also have a 1 ms response, I would start troubleshooting by swapping PC2's network cable with a new one, and then if not resolved proceed checking cables and ports from there to the...
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    How long did the factory reset take? Doing a...

    How long did the factory reset take?

    Doing a factory reset was excessive without first uninstalling and re-attempting the update and also verifying the system's storage device (hard drive?) with...
  13. Question: High Def. Antenna

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    After looking at the gain plots of several...

    After looking at the gain plots of several commercial antennas one would be convinced hanging vertical was the optimum orientation. However, having used antennas, I'll say locate it wherever and...
  14. Are there signal strength problems if one or the...

    Are there signal strength problems if one or the other of the devices is turned off?

    Using multiple WiFi devices that use the same frequency range may require configuring the devices to use...
  15. Try cleaning the pointing device. For mechanical...

    Try cleaning the pointing device. For mechanical mice, take the ball out and carefully clean any dust and gunk buildup off the rollers. For optical mice, simply blowing any debris out from the laser...
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    You can research address allocations using the...

    You can research address allocations using the WHOIS search feature of the regional authority for address allocation in your area. For the U.S. the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)...
  17. Question: Light flashing

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    The article...

    The article Logitech has available on their support site indicates that after changing batteries the battery light should come on to show battery status and then go off to conserve battery power. The...
  18. I haven't used your backup program, but...

    I haven't used your backup program, but traditional differential backup (see your program's help for specifics) requires only the full backup plus a single differential backup to complete a ...
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    It is possible to install multiple ADSL modems,...

    It is possible to install multiple ADSL modems, either via multiple ethernet adapters or USB ports, and have different (or same) default gateways configured on each interface, however the problem...
  20. Question: Nat configuration

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    If this question is anything but academic, let...

    If this question is anything but academic, let someone familiar with the network securely configure the webserver access, otherwise your webserver will likely be compromised quickly.

    With NAT, one...
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    What is the capacity of your drive and how much...

    What is the capacity of your drive and how much additional space do you need? It may just be too small for your use and require replacement with a larger drive or an additional drive.

    To find out...
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    In a word - planning. If you have the...

    In a word - planning.

    If you have the resources, duplicate the relevant portions of your production network in a lab environment for testing with the new switch to validate the configuration...
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    If FN+F3 does not work, go to the Drivers and...

    If FN+F3 does not work, go to the Drivers and Downloads area of the Support section of Dell's web site, enter your machine's service tag number, and update the touchpad driver. Then if it still...
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    The problem is paintComponent() does not...

    The problem is paintComponent() does not distinguish which car is being painted. The code is painting a car red and then immediately painting it green. Two race cars are declared. Think object...
  25. Question: Knife?

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    You're welcome. Good luck.

    You're welcome. Good luck.
  26. Question: Knife?

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    A knife is personal preference. All three of the...

    A knife is personal preference. All three of the lines mentioned in my first post have small folding pocket knives. The Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD is handy for most daily urban tasks (letter...
  27. Question: Knife?

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    I doubt your parents will be happy with you...

    I doubt your parents will be happy with you having any knife, but I liked the Old Timer line of knives when I was your age. The original Old Timer went out of business, so I can't comment on the...
  28. Moving the ifs doesn't really tidy up the main...

    Moving the ifs doesn't really tidy up the main method in my opinion and only serves to move the logic for processing an input away from the actual entry of the input making the code harder to follow...
  29. Begin by reading How to resolve...

    Begin by reading How to resolve java.lang.ClassNotFoundException in Java and How to Resolve java.lang.ClassNotFoundException.
  30. Adding a println of the values of x and y in...

    Adding a println of the values of x and y in paintComponent() indicates it only executes once.
  31. Passing some strings to your code seems to work....

    Passing some strings to your code seems to work. What am I missing?


    /*
    ** Compiled with Oracle JDK 1.7.0_45
    */

    import java.util.Random;

    public class MyCrypto {
  32. If your wife's machine has the same keyboard and...

    If your wife's machine has the same keyboard and mouse, check the BIOS USB settings for differences between the computers. Have you tried your wife's keyboard/mouse on your machine? Can you try a non...
  33. Old thread, but "can't" caught my eye. A standard...

    Old thread, but "can't" caught my eye. A standard array of predetermined MAX_SIZE could be used if the upper limit of 'n' is bounded and known. Students are finite.
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    Think you should split more.

    Think you should split more.
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    You are missing a quote.

    You are missing a quote.
  36. Question: Loop

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    What is the value of 'c' each iteration?

    What is the value of 'c' each iteration?
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    Add some temporary print statements so you can...

    Add some temporary print statements so you can see the value of 'i' for both outer and inner loops as the program runs.
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    Love them instructors making hoops to jump where...

    Love them instructors making hoops to jump where none need exist. Middle is indeed a char as declared. The problem is you are trying to stuff a string into it. If middle must be a single char vs. an...
  39. Question: Lottery in java

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    One tactic to expose problems as you are coding...

    One tactic to expose problems as you are coding and then find where things go awry is to intersperse println statements periodically to check the value of variables after they are assigned. These...
  40. Question: Java Application

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    One option is to increment a counter whenever the...

    One option is to increment a counter whenever the number is divisible by 2 and then check the counter.
  41. The compiler found an object of type double where...

    The compiler found an object of type double where it needed a type of float, hence the type mismatch. The compiler tells you the line numbers of the errors. What compiler are you using? The Oracle...
  42. Question: Simple Java

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    One thing that jumps out at me is your summation...

    One thing that jumps out at me is your summation is not cumulative.
  43. Your algorithm is fundamentally flawed if you are...

    Your algorithm is fundamentally flawed if you are intending to print out each line (X axis) in sequence (Y axis). Scanner objects also need some housekeeping done when finished with them.
  44. Have to ask - do you really need to ring the...

    Have to ask - do you really need to ring the bells when the power is out?

    If not, size the UPS to protect the Rabbit control system only. Otherwise contact application support of your chosen UPS...
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    See Wikipedia: Tangent...

    See Wikipedia: Tangent.
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    I've given you a major hint. I'm not going to do...

    I've given you a major hint. I'm not going to do your work for you. Engage brain.
  47. Question: Math question:

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    W+3=L and Area=W*L=70 So, W*L=70, or...

    W+3=L and Area=W*L=70

    So,
    W*L=70, or
    W*(W+3)=70
    W^2+3W=70
    W^2+3W-70=0
    W=-3/2 + SQRT((3/2)^2+70) via quadratic formula
    W=7
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  49. Question: Math Help

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    W=1/2*L and Area=W*L=50 So, W*L=50, or...

    W=1/2*L and Area=W*L=50

    So,
    W*L=50, or
    (1/2*L)*L=50
    1/2*L^2=50
    L^2=100
    L=10

    and,
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    Only one answer is an elemental non-metal.

    Only one answer is an elemental non-metal.
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