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using the flowerbluckle network protocol to connect computers together is always recommended.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
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how do you open up letters you wrote that you delited to read again
Thursday, October 28, 2010
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how do you open old letters you wrote on microsoft works word processer that when you was done writing you delited it how do you get it back
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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Should I wait for the Zune Phone?
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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I've been looking for a way to programmatically list the system dsn's on a machine. I know they're stored in the registry and are available to some api somewhere. I've seen proprietary dll's that can do this.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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Can you change the font on a website to something more attractive like Comic Sans?
THANKS!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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What kind of computer runs this website?
Monday, June 9, 2008
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My PC is so ugly. Why can't they be pretty like the nice Apples computers I see in the stores?
Thursday, December 13, 2007
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What software do you use to make those funny pictures of cats with captions on them?
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
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I'd like to do that "beam a song" thing with my new Zune mp3 player but I can't find anyone else who has a Zune. Should I just go back to cassettes?
Monday, July 23, 2007
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I want to install America Online in my new Apple MacBook.

How do I obtain a disk from AOL to accomplish this. I have an Apple E-Mac and use an American Online Platinum Premier Version 7.0 disk which works fine but I tried to install it on the MacBook and it was rejected.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
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how do i get my laptop to process alcohol, specifically brown liquor from a thick bottomed glass? and while you're at it with your vast knowledge, is it time to meet for a late evening stumble after bites?
Monday, February 12, 2007
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why is it every time i open aol music my broswer window shuts down?
Friday, January 26, 2007
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OK, me again. 1/3 of the time mac user.
Mac question.
When writing in a text box (i'm using firefox) there doesn't seem to be a way to get to the beginning of a line of text other than using the mouse or cursor keys.

For instance, on a dorky PC, I can hit the HOME button and it will pop my cursor to the far left of whatever line I am on. On a Mac, it does nothing. Is there a combination I am missing? CTRL + HOME? Funny Apple Key + HOME? Tilde + HOME?
Is there another way around this?
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
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HI Tim,
I am dating a guy...only he has AOL and likes to use emoticons in his e-mail messages. He didn't even know that he could check his e-mail from any internets-connected computer. Should I even bother?
Friday, January 19, 2007
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Is it me, or does my Mac sometimes forget how to cut and paste? It's very odd. I copy copy copy and then I go to paste, and nothing. Cut cut cut... paste. nothing.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
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How Do You lInk Screennames?
Monday, January 15, 2007
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How did I get railroaded out of position as lead detective in charge of technical question answering? Sure, it's been over a year since I answered a question. A call would have been nice. Tamara got let down nice and easy in a public setting - fountain, latex gloves, the whole nine yards. For God's sake, at least cross out my name to signify the bittersweet end has come to take me away.
Monday, January 15, 2007
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What should I do with my old Palm Pilot? It seems a shame to let it go to waste?
Monday, January 15, 2007
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Which translation of the Bible should I use to pick up hot womens on the internets.
Monday, January 15, 2007
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What is a tactful way to tell someone who is still using explorer that they are dumb and need to use firefox?
Monday, January 15, 2007
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I'm planning on buying a new HD television. Maybe 20-something or 30-something inchs, but now Sharp has one that's like six feet wide! I was going to get surround sound speakers and wire the TV through my receiver, but the process gets more and more complicated the more I delve into it. Do you have any suggestions as to how to proceed? Should I just get the six-feet long TV and call it a day?
Monday, January 15, 2007
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Why does Lotus Notes stink?
Saturday, January 13, 2007
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Hey Tim, I had a friend who (at work) would "password protect" certain Word documents (usually copy/pasted fiction from the New Yorker). How does one do this? Also I need to know how to make my laptop more secure. One of my coworkers used my laptop at work and just felt like reading my e-mail. Nosy bitch.
Thursday, December 8, 2005
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Are you still hot?
Thursday, December 8, 2005
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