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  1. iccaros

    Psp Help

    so it will not turn on even when pluged in... sounds dead..
  2. iccaros

    Email Help

    well it not there, so I am assuming that Mac Mail deleted the mail wen I removed the mail box, this is really unacceptable behavior, but its too late now.
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    Email Help

    I just switched over to verizon from comcast, so I deleted the comcast account after making sure verizon worked, a week latter all my email from comcast disappeared? any one know where email is storied, I did not tell it to delete any emails..
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    Haxoring, Wrong Or Right

    first lets grow up words like Haxoring or Haxing or what have you just shows ignorance. it is a joke language that people in the industry can not stand (leet) here is how you become a good hacker, you hack your system, secure what was hacked, then hack it again. or you penetrate networks you are asked to check(by owners or admin) and you give a report to only the admins in charge of the site/place to allow them to secure there vulnerabilities. hardware hacking is a different story as I see it as a item you bought and you harm no one else if you break it. getting equipment to do things the manufacture did not, is a great way to learn. what is freedom of information argument? if you hack someone's site and give away their information then its wrong, the only exception is in the case of public safety, ie a case where someone is hiding information on something harmful, but come on, if you know that, the whistle blowers act is a better way to go. so in summery, hacking is fine as long as you own the systems you are hacking or its your job to hack it. other hacking I have no issue with hacking windows drivers to allow the device to run on another OS gray forms: DVDjohn is a gray form of hacking, because of his work we can watch DVD's on Linux machines, on the other hand he has given a way for people to rip DVD's and given them away with is wrong. hacking games to run with out the cd/DVD : agian its helpful when I am on travel to not carry my CD's, but it would also allow people who do not own the CD to play the game and that is wrong.. so gray hacking is creating a hack that can be very helpful to allow people to use a product they legally own, but has the potential for a end user to use the hack illegally. So in this case I blame the user more than the hacker, as I believe in freedom of choice, not restricting because it may be used for illegal purposes.
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    Wireless Network Troubles

    what type of router, I have had this happen with routers that are less expensive as they seam to break up packets when encryption is on. This happened to my Mac Book, where the mac Book was sensitive to this packet breaking, a patch from apple fixed it. the only suggestion is to try a wireless adapter made by the same company.. but other then that..
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    Remote Mouse And K-board

    Marty, There is no difference in using wireless Keybaord and mouse and a wired except the transfer mechanism, which your computer will not know what that is.
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    Set Up Mutiboot Instructions

    some may find this useful http://apcmag.com/node/5162/
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    Ie And Display Of Tables Question

    Fixed... I had an open tag <td><%= link_to task.title , task %></td<td style=text-align:center> it should have a > after the </td
  9. I have this View that is from a Ruby on rails app, <h1>Steve's Task List</h1> <table style="text-align: left; width: 100%;" border="1"> <tr> <th colspan=2>Title</th> <th>Status</th> <th>Percentage completed</th> </tr> <% for task in @tasks %> <tr> <td><%= link_to task.title , task %></td<td style=text-align:center><%= link_to image_tag("edit-32x32.png" , :size => "12x12", :alt => "Edit Entry",:border => 0), edit_task_path(task) %> <%= link_to image_tag('delete-32x32.png',:size => "12x12", :alt => "Edit Entry",:border => 0), task, :confirm => 'Are you sure?', :method => :delete %></span></td> <td><%= if task.status "Completed" else "In Progress" end %></td> <td ><%=h task.perc_compleated %>%</td> </tr> <% end %> </table> <br /> <%= link_to 'Create New task', new_task_path %> it displays on every browser correctly except IE (any version) on IE this: <th colspan=2>Title</th> does not seam to work and it ignores this: <td><%= link_to task.title , task %></td<td style=text-align:center><%= link_to image_tag("edit-32x32.png" , :size => "12x12", :alt => "Edit Entry",:border => 0), edit_task_path(task) %> <%= link_to image_tag('delete-32x32.png',:size => "12x12", :alt => "Edit Entry",:border => 0), task, :confirm => 'Are you sure?', :method => :delete %></span></td> and places the icons in the same block, while on Firefox, safari and opera all show it correct.. is this a common problem with IE, I almost never use it, but my Boss only uses IE. Thanks, I can get screen shots if that is needed.. but I have to VPN to do so..
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    Ie And Display Of Tables Question

    with more research its the two tables on the same line, here is the html Ruby creates... Thanks for any help.. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> <head> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=UTF-8" /> <title>Tasks: index</title> <link href="/stylesheets/scaffold.css?1202316543" media="screen" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> </head> <body> <p style="color: green"></p> <h1>Steve's Task List</h1> <table style="text-align: left; width: 100%;" border="1"> <tr> <th colspan=2>Title</th> <th>Status</th> <th>Percentage completed</th> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/4">Build Border Server Disk Image</a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/4/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/4" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >50.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/5">Test Border image</a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/5/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/5" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >0.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/6">Write install procedure for border server</a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/6/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/6" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >0.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/7">additional network accredidation</a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/7/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/7" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >80.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/8">install gateway to additional network</a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/8/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/8" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >20.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/9">Write instructions for wiki</a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/9/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/9" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >0.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/10">write instructions for SharePoint</a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/10/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/10" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >0.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/11">update as built documentation</a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/11/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/11" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >50.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/12">enginer an acceptable solution for PL level</a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/12/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/12" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >20.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/15">Write template Co-ops COOP </a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/15/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/15" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >0.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/16">Write SSP template for COOP</a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/16/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/16" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >0.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/17">Build VMware Server</a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/17/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/17" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >90.0% </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="/tasks/18">Create test </a></td<td style=text-align:center><a href="/tasks/18/edit"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/edit-32x32.png?1202408419" width="12" /></a> <a href="/tasks/18" onclick="if (confirm('Are you sure?')) { var f = document.createElement('form'); f.style.display = 'none'; this.parentNode.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href;var m = document.createElement('input'); m.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); m.setAttribute('name', '_method'); m.setAttribute('value', 'delete'); f.appendChild(m);var s = document.createElement('input'); s.setAttribute('type', 'hidden'); s.setAttribute('name', 'authenticity_token'); s.setAttribute('value', '4cf7738b0a66ea3272daadb47e3dbbeec9d88c5f'); f.appendChild(s);f.submit(); };return false;"><img alt="Edit Entry" border="0" height="12" src="/images/delete-32x32.png?1202408479" width="12" /></a></span></td> <td>In Progress</td> <td >50.0% </td> </tr> </table> <br /> <a href="/tasks/new"><img alt="New Entry" border="0" height="32" src="/images/add-file-32x32.png?1202408469" width="32" /></a> </body> </html>
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    Ruby On Rails Project

    ok I have a basic task scheduler done, it lets you create task and give notes and percentage completed. it also let's you tag task as closed. if you would like a copy I can email it to you, I have a new server I built last night, and as soon as I get subversion set up I will give out its address.
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    Ruby On Rails Project

    I am in the middle of learning RoR. It seams neat if not a little different. so as always I need a goal to help focus my learning effort. I figure a project management tool like basecamp (http://www.basecamphq.com/) maybe OpenBaseCamp or more Ruby like open_Base_Camp.. but in any case. does any one know how to manage a ruby project. I guess I could use subversion or GIT and use zip files for distribution. if you have ideals please let me know. I am have these goals in mind the software must have a Calender (compatible with icalender is a plus) way to keep notes between team mates on the same project way to offer change request tracking project milestone tracking (with calender support maybe even a project like environment) check list with notes at first it does not have to be good looking. its more important that it works. and with RoR use of views it would not be hard for someone to come in and change just the rhtml files to make it look better once the main funtions work. if you would be interested in helping, even if its your way of learning something new.. just let me know.. I will start by getting a site I can set up some CMS software.
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    Irc Bot

    sorry Jeff, should have qualified my response. I know you guys help out through an IRC channel, if was kind of a joke, IRC is old I mean old, I remember by BBS (used to run a renegade setup, the good old days) connecting people to IRC channels. it just amazes me that it is still around, also I just switched to verizon for DSL and they have news servers.. wow now I feel really old.. (NOTE: for those who do not know, a news server is not a place that post the "News" but allows posting messages using a news client. sites like this have mostly taken place of news servers.. but they are still around.. ) I did not mean to suggest that all IRC is for illegal purposes, but that is a major use of the non help sites. I would help out on the IRC, but that means to help in real time, and I need more time to watch what I write to people BestTechie.net Live Chat is an IRC Channel on the WyldRyde IRC Network. WyldRyde is an excellent network, that is home to a number of security and tech support sites. Such as, BestTechie.net, Geeks To Go, Atribune, Lockergnome, BleepingComputer, 247fixes, and a number of others. It is run by knowledgeable and friendly staff as well, which I can vouch for being that I am a Network Administrator on WyldRyde. WyldRyde does not allow any illegal activities such as file sharing copyrighted material, p2p, etc. However, despite that the network is continuously growing. It usually averages 600-700 users. Here is the WyldRyde website: http://www.wyldryde.org Should stop by one day and check out #besttechie B
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    Irc Bot

    a quick search brought up this page http://www.dennisgdaniels.com/tiki-index.p...nstall%20Config it looks strait foreword good luck, I have not use IRC in years, and am supprised that many people use it, unless its to pirate software/image/movies/music like it used to be..
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    Mac Mini

    side note, I am looking at a ASUS Eee PC for my daughter, its not a Mac, but it will allow her to do homework. also most of the games she plays are online.. so no big issues.. I have a Macbook with a gig of ram, and run Zoo Tycoon for my wife in parallels (got the PC version free from my Brother in Law when he worked at Microsoft)
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    Mac Mini

    open office is always a choice (neo office on the Mac) for school the kids save as a PDF, at first the teachers had a fit, but then I stood up at the PTA and suggested they buy me MS office, after that they agreed that PDF was fine. as for games, that's why the kids got a Wii, but seriously, a lot of games run on the mac and the Intel chip set is no where near as bad on the mac as it is in windows..
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    Enlightenment Wm

    I like it, but it is always replaced by something more useful. I find that with enlightenment, the desktop becomes the toy and distracts me from the applications. it uses a pull down (best way I can describe it) desktop system, that is interesting to use. its also been a little while since its been upgraded if I remember correctly, but they list DR17 as coming out soon.. its fun, but I end up going back to gnome or KDE
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    Linux Groupware

    hello all, NOTE this is not to be taken as an advertisement.. so with that out of the way, after a painful sharepoint install and learning curve, I will never understand why you have to find the hidden pages to allow anonymous access, as allowing it on the main page does nothing, have been searching for a good product for Linux to do the same job. after trying a few I started to look at OpenXchange. I know its history and had played with it as an exchange replacement, but at the time it was hardly more than that. now I started looking at it as a solution to what we (my new company I am starting) may offer as our base install. I used the demo version and was impressed, but then started looking at the community edition. the major differences is there is no easy way to update, for now, and the community edition does not have the outlook plugin, but I do not need that. for those interested here is a simple install script http://www.open-xchange.com/wiki/index.php...ition_Installer and this link http://www.open-xchange.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1066 shows how to fix the issue where the admin console is broken in CVS.. I have been using it for a week now, and I hardly notice that it is a web app. but I'll let other weigh there opinion. for our customers we are going to use the Paid version so they have easy updates, but the Free version is good for our personal company use and to tech our IT staff how it operates. the only thing that the script does not configure is ssl but I just configured that using a debian how-to.. on the OpenXchange site is a live version you can try with out installing.. but its not quite good enough for me.. I have to play with it on my own server. also I am switching my hosting to slicehost.. for those who do not know, they offer a xen environment where you can have a full linux server to do what you need, not just a chroot or the like. if anyone has other ideals I would like to hear them..
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    This One Confuzzles Me

    sounds like the monitor is not compatible with Windows power saving, and is not waking up. I have one that does it on XP but not on the Mac for some reason. If I am misreading this, and he(?) never sees the screen after booting, I would say its misdetecting the monitor. XP does this on my Arcade monitor and I had to hard set the settings using VNC.
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    Bose Sucks. Period

    we should have jeff set up a audio section. I find it more fun then technical stuff.
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    Bose Sucks. Period

    Audio-Technica is a great company, I bought three mic's for like $50 thinking they would be good enough for stage use but cheep enough where I did not care if they got stolen or broke. They ended up sounding as good but with better responce then an SM58. great mics, I'll send you the model number if you care
  22. iccaros

    Boy I Did It Now

    I use ClamAV, not that I need it on the Mac. but to protect Windows users. So that when a windows user gives me a file, I know I will not spread it to more windows users. also I use the same program on Windows and Linux http://www.clamxav.com/ also there are a few (not new) Viruses written for UNIX along with Trojans and root kits. Now that OS X is a certified UNIX, some of the POSIX vulnerabilities my exist. and no matter what OS you are still vulnerable to web jacking. this is where data is taken from your browser, or my Fav, DNS poisoning so that when you type in www.besttechie.net it takes you some where else and gives you a login screen. while to observant users it would throw a flag, most people would just try and log in thinking the site had changed. once you have a user name and password, you would be amazed at how many sites people use the same information. so my point is, while a Mac with OS X is safer than windows, same could be said of almost all Modern UNIX and UNIX related OS, you still need to watch what you are doing. some anecdotal evidence. awhile back a Proof of Concept Trojan was created that looked like a picture, and when you clicked on it, it asked for a password and installed its self. We found that a lot of Mac users entered the password, because they thought there was noting to fear on the Mac. I thought it was funny, as in latter discussions with the customer we were testing, found that most were so used to clicking OK in the windows world, they saw little difference in entering a password. this is why you should not run with and admin account.
  23. iccaros

    Bose Sucks. Period

    try the Phillips, I have a pair, and exchanged with a guy on the plan to see the difference with the BOSE. here is what I got out of it, My Phillips cost me $70 and did just as good of a job, with less static noise (white noise created by the noise reduction) and still have a nice case. also my headphones work with the power off (no sound reduction but you can use them as standard headphones) while the BOSE could not. http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Pr...eed.PHI+SHN9500 I bought mine at FRY's on sale, and they also had the BOSE set up. after trying them on different sources, the Phillips are a better product in my opinion and cost less. Plus the Phillips were made in Bothell, WA. I have no ideal where the BOSE are made. in case that matters to you.. also ISteve, I use these for the studio to block out other noises when setting recording settings. great, even in a live room.
  24. iccaros

    Bose Sucks. Period

    Bose came on the scene with the first affordable speaker set with separate sub and satellite speaker. as my buddy who builds high end home theaters for people, will tell you Bose has never been out standing equipment. their new surround sound with only one box, is a scam based on delay of signal, which does not give you a true surround sound. after taking apart may of their system, I find their best material being there advertisements, convincing people that they are the leader. but $100 for speakers now a days is cheep.. also wattage means almost noting for speakers, its current the coil can handle, it sounds like they were just tweeters, as a cross over should not push high current into the high range.
  25. iccaros

    Boy I Did It Now

    if you select the files and drag them on to Itunes it should import them for you. Viruses, With out beating up a dead horse, while there are viruses for the OS X they are few and far between, and with the User admin structure on a OS X it will be hard to just write a virus that self installs, unless of course there is vulnerability in an application you are using on the web. This is what I suggest, And I see Isteve said the same thing, create a non admin user to do almost everything with it. unlike windows no application except system maintenance, will require any thing more, and even that will just ask for a password and not make you log off. I use Firefox and noscript, this protects me from most of the vulnerability that firefox has had so far. while javascript should be save on OS X, I still do not trust it, plus it stops a lot of advertisements I do not care to see. OS X has a built in firewall, but I don't use it as I use MonoWall on the outside to filter all packets. VNC is a great function built in, just search google to find how to use it. Good Luck, I love my wifes Mac Book, I use it when I am tired if "using" a computer and just want something to do what I want. one other note, i use VLC (videolan.org) to do all my video, it not only plays most all types of video with no plug-ins, it also will stream video and audio. and with the web interface you can connect your Mac to a TV and use a browser on a different computer to control the video..