Can you suggest a ruggedized laptop in the same vein as the Panasonic Toughbook, able to run Win7 but perhaps a couple to a few years old and relatively inexpensive? [more inside]
What's the single best book for a beginning student of C++ to work through over a period of a month or two?
My dad has many thousands of photos in 35mm slide and print form (the output of 40 years as a photography hobbyist). He's looking for an archival-quality photo scanner that can handle both formats, as well as provide some degree of bulk-load automation. What should he get?
Can I extend the life of my aging Dell XPS desktop by means of a processor swap? Details within. [more inside]
Neeerrrrrrrrdfilter: I want to play Bioshock. Help me find the most economical way to upgrade my video hardware so that it will run the game satisfactorily. [more inside]
What is the easiest way to make a bit-perfect copy of a potentially failing laptop hard drive? The copy target would be a new 2.5" drive that I'd then install in the same laptop. [more inside]
What is the best software out there for making, printing and managing large numbers of flash cards? [more inside]
Easy Spanish-language typing with a U.S. computer keyboard? [more inside]