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    Can sb. change the color of a couch for me?

    Heya... so I'm moving out in my first own apartment and I have to get a couch. I think I chose one, but I'm not too happy with the bright color that is on the showroom model, because ya... I guess it gets dirty rather quick [my parents regret buying a bright color]... So I chose another color...
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    Does anybody know a good video-archiving programme (with personal keywords etc.)

    Hi. Well... after many years of using a digital camera, I've collected so many clips, that I'm having a hard time finding a specific one when I look for it. Therefore, I'm looking for some kind of database-program, where I can import the clips, and add specific keywords to them... like "car"...
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    Can anyone identify this (Nikon?) lense?

    Last Saturday I went to a big party. So there are always some professional photographers who have a stage pass and take pictures etc. So there was a photographers, who had the biggest lens I've seen so far at such a occasion. But since I've no idea about equipment and it looked rather expensive...
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    Setting up a satellite dish with a DVB-S capable TV: How hard can it be???

    Hi @ all, My parents decided, that they want a TV. There wasn't one in this house before, and I wouldn't need one. But my parents made it my task to chose the TV and the method of receiving the signal. Well... after some research I decided, that I'll probably get this one...
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    Badly engineered products

    Hey guys and girls, I'd like to know, what comes to your mind when you think of badly engineered products/stuff? I do not mean "useless" products (like some weird japanese stuff), but products that can't be used in the way they are intended for because of some less or more stupid flaws. We...
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    Win7: Time Settings can not be changed due to Admin rights although I'm Admin..

    I have a problem with my gf's Laptop. Somehow I can not change any settings concerning time and date. There is a "shield" symbol and when I click on something, I get the message, that I don't have the proper rights. But it is an admin account. Strangely, the time I set in bios is different then...
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    Computer suddently "lags" intensively.

    My computer (win7) started behaving very weird an hour ago. At first I just thought firefox crashed, but also several restarts could not fix the problem. Well, sometimes, the computer works just fine. Normal speed. But then I click on the Start Icon for example, and nothing happens. The screen...
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    Disable Screensaver/reducing display brightness while certain programs are running?

    Hi! Well I've got a Laptop now and I've set the Energy settings, that while running on battery the display brightness is reduced after a couple of minutes. Well, some programs, like VLC Player manage to disable this function while watching (which is good and what I want). But there are other...
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    Anybody here knows how to work with Matlab/Simulink?

    If yes, I've got a question: I've got a simulation to run about a system of containers (filled with a liquid). There are parameters for how much fluid goes in, and how much goes out. So I can simulate the fluid level in the container. Well.. it works fine basically. But my problem is: I have...
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    Anybody knows something about Netbook/Subnotebook CPUs? Need help

    Hey guys. I wanna buy a Net/Subnotebook for quiet some time now. But I can't make a decision. First maybe because I'm not too sure what I actually want and second because I lack some technological knowledge and I can not find really more infos on that although I tried. Well.. my girlfriend has...
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    Loveparade 2010: 20 people dead :(

    There are some posts about it in the random thoughts threat, but I think this deserves its own... What can I say :cry: I'm shocked and pissed :mad: I'm one of the biggest freak and fan of "Techno" in this forum and I attend a lot of big festivals with a lot of people. But this is just crazy. I...
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    No 56k: post your animal pictures

    Don't we really have such a thread? I know this is a car forum ;) but in the photography section I find this thread legit. Not all animal pictures belong in the "cute" Thread, but I guess there are some interesting pictures to show. So please show us what you've got :) I'll start... yah...
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    Any suggestions for a new compact camera?

    Hi, I'm going to buy a new compact camera soon. I'm wondering if anybody here is a bit up to date about what products there are available. New models come out so fast, I've lost touch and I'm having a bit of a hard time to compare everything to each other. Maybe one of you can help me without...
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    Is this accetable English for a prime minister and EU commissioner?

    I hope this hasn't been posted somewhere else... I searched for the name but didn't find anything. G?nther ?ttinger, who is the prime minister of the state of Baden W?rttemberg and EU commissioner has been the subject of a debate and a lot of mockery for a while now :lol: Well the reason is...
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    Is it possible to reduce the posts per page on [No 56k] tagged threads

    Hi, i set my "Posts per page" to 50. Thats a good value for normal topics imo. I just wonder if it is possible to add another setting for threads containing a lot of pictures. Because when someone else in the house is watching a video stream and i click on such a thread, the stream in the room...
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    Computer wakes itself from hibernate

    So... since I have Win7 i just put my computer in hibernate when I go to bed. But in the last couple of weeks I was woken up on several occasions, when my computer started ifself for no apparent reason. I tried different things, but I could not reproduce the problem and determine a cause... I...
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    Google pays no tax on ?1.6bn in Britain

    Mhh... so I just found this http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6962880.ece Can someone explain me the point of that article? Are they really accusing Google??? Oh.. wait.. imagine you're a, let's call him 'business guy' at any company. So now you've got the legal...
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    Which animal ist this?

    Friend just sent me a link to a creapy animal... for me it's looks like a photoshop :P Anyway... she doesn't let go and wants to know WHAT this is.. since i have no clue... do you? :lol:
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    Letter of application: Need help from a native english speaker

    Hi folks, a friend of mine is looking for an internship overseas and therefore writing letters of application. So he gave me his letter to correct it and i did as good as i can but I'm still not quiet sure. So i wonder if one of you native English speaking guys might have some minutes to look...
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    USA/World: What do you think about Germany? And the other way around...

    Hello, I'm starting this inspired by this THREAD and what i wrote in THIS Every country has its "Image" in the world. So I think a fair/open discussion about "common" prejudices each side has which can be civilly explained by the other side. This is the most "international" forum where I'm...
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