know a good piece of backup/hd clone software?

so ive tried various programs but none do what i need. i have my computer hd, a 1.5tb seagate external, and a new 2tb acer external. the seagate has all of my movies, music, etc. the acer i want to be an exact replica of my seagate. the acer will be my back up for my external seagate (as well as a back up of my primary hd’s documents and such). i need a program that can scan to see if there are any files my acer is missing from my seagate, then copies that file into my acer into the proper folder.
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Paradigm Studio 20… Ever heard them?

I was given a pair of these speakers and was wondering what your opinions were?

what version are they?

they are pretty good little bookshelf speakers, my company used to use these a lot for smaller rooms, now we use Focal

Generally speaking Paradigm stuff is pretty good for the price point.

I have a 7.1 setup of Paradigm Monitor’s and have no complaints. The Studio’s are supposed to be a superior product line so they are probably outstanding.

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Teaming several 3G connections into one "pipe"? Possible?

I was wondering if there are any tools out there that would allow one to tether several 3G headsets (or 3G USB sticks) to one laptop, in order to increase the download (and specifically upload) speed by splitting the packets between different connections.

What Im basically looking for is a way to achieve 1mbit+ upstream from a laptop, via 3G.

Upload to what?

You said headsets or USB sticks… you don’t care where the data goes?

Shotgunning 3G?
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Computer upgrade selection help

I put this computer together 2 years ago, but had someone else pick out the parts. Since I don’t really know much about what I would need for parts I was hoping someone could help me pick out a couple upgrades. I only use it for WoW and internet browsing.

-Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
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Mac-based Keyboards?

What keyboards is everyone using? I’ve been using my MBP keyboard with an ext monitor, but feel like i want to make the monitor primary w/ external kb/mouse and the MBP secondary… just to help my stupid eyes.

So far I’ve only found some on Macally.com, and of course Apple’s own keyboards. If possible, i’d like to avoid the whole ‘chicklet’ style, but it isn’t a deal breaker.

I’m just using the Apple wireless keyboard.

If you’re interested in using all external peripherals, check out this:

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iPhoto – Duplicate Annihilator, and how do you organize?

i’m trying to clean up my iphoto libraries so i can finally put them on my iphone / ipad / etc. part of a massive effort to clean up my movie / music / photo libraries this winter.

has anyone used it? I just paid $8 for Duplicate Annihilator, which will apparently compare the hash values, exif data, etc and sort out your duplicates. since photos are "delete once forever" i’m a little freaked out by the idea. it’s running now, going through the 13,874 images on my laptop as a test run. it’s found 12 duplicates so far after going through about 800 images.
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Rebooting…

Ok, so I have a computer, practically un-changed for the past 2 years.

A few days ago it would work fine, and I’d be playing a video for 5-15 minutes then freeze within windows. I’d restart it, and do it again with the same results. I figured something was wrong with the windows installation. I wanted to reformat anyways, so I figured it would be a good opportunity. I booted into safe mode and transfered the files I wanted to keep onto a external.

Installed windows, got everything set up… but then started having problems a bit (Once again first noticing with videos, some using CUDA some not).
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Buying vs building server

Ok I want to tinker around with ESXi from VMware since it is free virtual OS platform.

I currently run VMware workstation off of my desktop and it’s slow as balls. Current desktop is a E6750 2.66ghz, 2gb RAM and 300gb SATA disk.

What I am pondering is to buy a cheaper server like a Dell PowerEdge or HP Proliant with no OS and just bare components. Thinking of a tower since i have no rack space.

Of if I could build a server for the same price under $500-$600 with used parts. Or old convert my current desktop to a server by adding faster drives to RAID 0 or 1 and about 4gb RAM.
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OSX 10.7 Lion?

The whole thing goes down at 10AM PT on October 20th

fuck lions, it’s "OS X 10.7 King of the Fucking Jungle"

^that would be fucking epic

nonetheless, i’m pretty interested in what they have to announce. for so long it has been all this iOS bullshit, will be nice to focus back on (hopefully) the computer operating system

^that would be fucking epic
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Macbook Pro shutting down abruptly at 30% battery left – under HEAVY load only

Anybody else have this problem? I tried to google-fu this one and people seem to say that it’s a battery calibration issue – as in the OS and battery getting out of sync, but I don’t think that’s the case here. As long as I’m not beating on the thing – just light load web surfing or whatever – it’s fine and it’ll run down to less than 5% with the proper low battery warning and all that. My issue only happens under HEAVY load. As in browsing through high-res digital photos beating on the processor, disk, and RAM a lot. No warning, no nothing, just *flick* craps out around 30%. Light load casual use it runs fine down to under 5%.
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