February 22, 2005
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Still open: Canon LBP 2410 won't network with a recommended Axis 1611 Print server card

Getting different manufacturers to work to resolve a problem won't always work. This involves a Canon printer, a couple of printer servers, and even a print server card.

Points: 500 Feb 14, 2005 02:31AM PST

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Still open: Skype without computer

Who wouldn't want cheap telephone service? But don't you need a computer?

Points: 500 Feb 12, 2005 06:01PM PST

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Still open: Hardware problem hurts Windows not Linux

At least, that's how this problem started. Now, nothing works.

Points: 125 Feb 13, 2005 07:47PM PST

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Still open: Computer turns on by itself

Everyone has seen a computer shut down on its own, but one that turns itself on?

Points: 50 Feb 8, 2005 04:27PM PST

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AlbertaBeef

AlbertaBeef is the Page Editor for Hardware, Desktops and Microchips. His day job is as a technical specialist for the US government, overseeing several large networks. He also claims to be a dinosaur in the IT industry.

Registration Date: December 13, 2002

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Certificates: Master, Hardware, Desktops, Microchips

mysticaldan

mysticaldan is one of the newer kids on the EE block, but he has 15 years of tinkering under his belt. He says he didn't have the geekiness to go into programming.

Registration Date: May 25, 2004

Expert Points: 93346

Certificates: Master, Hardware

Balrog

Balrog is one of our two newest Moderators, having joined the team in October, 2004. He's no newcomer to EE, though; his registration date of May, 1998, makes him the senior member of the group. His strength is, as he says, that he has always asked a lot more questions than he's answered, but his experience with EE made him a completely logical choice.

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Nata's Corner: A very cool spam filter

woman in specticals I got an email a week or so ago that managed to get past my filters and rules -- and for a change, I'm actually glad it did, because I now have a spam-removal device that actually works.

It's called SafetyBar, from Cloudmark Software. When it's installed, you benefit from all of the other people who have marked spam emails, and they benefit from the new spam you block.

I tested it out over a nine-day period, during which I received a total of 1540 emails. 919 of those were marked as spam and put into a new folder SafetyBar created. Of the emails it let through, only 14 were spam, and I was very easily able to mark them, so they were added to the list that the SafetyBar community maintains. Of the ones SafetyBar marked as spam, only 27 were emails I wanted to receive -- mostly newsletters.

The downside: the software is available only for Windows, and only for either Outlook Express and Outlook. They offer a free 30-day trial, and it costs $4 a month for a subscription after that -- but given the amount of email I get, and how much time it takes to get rid of the garbage, that seems a small price.

And not on the subject, but still something you should be worried about. Yahoo news had an article a week or so ago about Google hacking, which allows almost anyone to find information about you. I found something that is supposedly stored on my husband's website, and even though it's not there, Google has it cached. So be careful about what you post on the Internet.

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ameba, one of EE's prominent Experts, provides us with a list of newly earned Certificates. His list of all of the Certified Experts is located at his site. The list below covers the period from February 6 through February 20.
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