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    Germany: New Toll System

    The German Federal Ministry of Transport wants to introduce a new toll system. Unlike the one that's already in place and only affects vehicles heavier than 7.5 tons, the new system will include any and all vehicles. The idea - I guess - is to finance the Autobahn (and the general road...
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    Help, my car makes funny noises

    Hi, So a couple of weeks ago my Audi A3 started to produce a squeaking sound whenever I drive over a bump or crack in the road. I can only hear it with my left ear, which probably means that the source of the sound has to be pretty close to me and on my left (otherwise I would partially hear it...
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    Gift ideas for someone that wants to make the world a better place

    Hi everyone, I have a bit of an odd question: What do you gift someone that wants to make the world a better place? Let me do some explaining first. I'm a scientist. One of my reasons for becoming a physicist was that I wanted to do something to advance mankind, to improve who we are, to make...
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    Used Audi A3 2.0 TDI, yay or nay?

    Hello, I've started looking for a new car and came across this used Audi...
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    Video card stopped working

    So there's this friend of mine who until recently had two nvidia 8800 gts (g80 version) in sli mode. Now one of his cards (the primary one) stopped working in his pc but still works in other pcs. The things he tried: - swapped both cards (making the no-longer-working card his secondary) -> no...
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    Hibernate Problem with Windows Vista

    A friend of mine has a curious problem when trying to activate hibernate in windows vista 64 bit: the usual steps are run command prompt with admin rights, type 'powercfg -h on' and hibernate is activated. Works well for me, Doesn't work at all for her. The prompt just jumps to the next line...
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    PC buying advice

    In the last couple of weeks I thought about buying a new pc, since my current gaming machine breaks a little sweat when it comes to newer games. Sadly I'm a bit out of touch with what systems offer good value for money, so any advice would be appreciated. I plan to buy something like this: AMD...
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