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Uh...am I being hacked?

Okay does it mean something bad when a website Vimeo doesn't appear correctly on TWO different browsers I have - safari and chrome? Especially when website looks perfectly fine on other people's computers? Also I have a mac. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Oct 13, 2016 - 13 answers

Can a Windows 8.1 recovery disk be created using Windows 10?

My old laptop will not boot after trying to upgrade from 8.1 to 10. It's trying to do the scan & repair thing but it gets hung up at 12% and then shuts down completely. (Overheating, I assume, because it won't start again at all for about ten minutes, then it does the same as before, pausing at 12% etc.) [more inside]
posted by jwhite1979 on Jul 29, 2016 - 4 answers

Does my malware finder have malware?

I installed Malwarebytes on my home machine, and it immediately found what it identified as a Trojan inside its own folder. I'm trying to figure out whether this could be a conflict with Norton, or whether it's something worse. [more inside]
posted by Linda_Holmes on Jun 8, 2016 - 9 answers

Making an old MacBook Pro work for a single purpose

I have a pretty old MacBook pro (probably 7-8 years old) that's very sluggish and glitchy. I'd like to relegate it for the single purpose of running Logic Pro. It currently runs Logic but very slowly and crashes often. Can I like wipe the whole thing somehow and make it do nothing but run Logic well? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Feb 23, 2016 - 17 answers

Tech job; bay area vs Chicago?

What feels different between applying for tech jobs in San Francisco/Bay Area versus applying for tech jobs in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 11, 2015 - 7 answers

How do I transition to a freelance IT career?

What IT/computer-based fields offer a viable opportunity for someone who is handy with technology to freelance from home and earn a living wage? I'm interested in fields for which the skills can be learned independently or without going through years of formal education. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on May 17, 2015 - 5 answers

Are any computer or IT certifications worth pursing?

I'm in the weird position of being halfway through a psych/programming/IT degree meant to train me as a user interface expert. I'm taking a year off to work. I want to learn more about networks, networking, and network security. I want to learn more about computer security in general, best practices to follow. I want to eventually get a non-glamorous job in tech support or similar to pay the bills until I work my way up. Are any of the current computer/tech/IT certifications worth pursuing? [more inside]
posted by quiet earth on Jun 10, 2014 - 10 answers

Are the Skillcrush classes worth it?

That's basically it - I'm not finding any reviews online. Has anyone else taken it? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Apr 27, 2014 - 4 answers

Worth springing for Macbook upgrades?

Is it worth paying for the upgrades on a new Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by Nightman on Dec 13, 2013 - 23 answers

How to always have the best looking PowerPoint?

How can my powerpoints always be the best looking in the class? Also how to easily create graphs for powerpoints? [more inside]
posted by locussst on Nov 1, 2012 - 20 answers

How to include self-taught tech skills in my resumé?

Resumé filter: how do you tailor your resumé when you're applying to a job in which you have relevant (self-taught) skills, but no prior work experience in the field? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Jun 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Digital Media in SF

Is there a digital-media/arts-type place in San Francisco that provides access to computers and digital technology - something like The Edge in Brisbane? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Need help with the tech specs

Will part A fit into slot B? [more inside]
posted by geekchic on Mar 8, 2010 - 5 answers

What's the current best computer for video editing currently available?

I work for a nonprofit and we're starting up a media program. [more inside]
posted by beardlace on Feb 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Is there good sites that provide ranking of computer processors performance?

Is there good sites that provide ranking of computer processors performance? [more inside]
posted by idyllhands on Oct 30, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me update my PC / Windows literacy for the 21st Century

I used to feel pretty confident with computers / IT in general (80s child). Now I need a boost to get back up to speed, especially digging around in the OS / filesystem. Recommend me a good book / website / hands-on project? [more inside]
posted by KMH on Aug 6, 2009 - 7 answers

ISO, W3C, OOXML/ODF: How do tech standards impact you?

What's your stake in international tech standards and OOXML?(I'm working up a thesis and I could use some input from the computer literate world) [more inside]
posted by trcook on Jul 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Install same disk image on ~50 unique machines.

How would I install a disk image on ~50 machines all of unique hardware configuration? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Dec 10, 2008 - 14 answers

TechFilter: Help me find a replacement fan for my Arctic Cooling heatsink.

TechFilter: Help me find a replacement fan for my Arctic Cooling heatsink. [more inside]
posted by judge.mentok.the.mindtaker on Sep 3, 2008 - 1 answer

Missing Mouse

Help me find my lost mouse! [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jul 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Video Card Help

What Mid Priced Video Card Should I Buy to get the most bang for my buck ? (P4 3 GHZ, 1 gig of ram) [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Mar 9, 2007 - 7 answers

rigging a used G4 as a media centre

I am going to rebuild a used G4 as a media centre and have a few questions for anyone who might have done this [more inside]
posted by iTristan on Jan 10, 2007 - 9 answers

It's keeeeeeling me!

Please help me figure out why my computer stops reading my 1TB WD My Book Premium II external storage thinger before I punch it. [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Jan 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Computer & Internet news round-up 2006

Computer & Internet news round-up 2006. What do you consider to be the biggest or most interesting tech and web news of the last year? [more inside]
posted by MintSauce on Dec 31, 2006 - 4 answers

Im Missing Something

On the network, cant hit the internet [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Sep 9, 2006 - 3 answers

File Explorer Alternative

A File Explorer Replacement? (hopefully shareware) [more inside]
posted by nosophoros on Jul 4, 2006 - 12 answers

USB key anomaly

There should only be 5 mb of data on my 1 gig usb drive, but it says there's 493 mb used up. what's going on? [more inside]
posted by jadanzzy on May 5, 2006 - 15 answers

Why is XP taking so long to reboot?

How can I determine what is causing my computer to take so long booting up? [more inside]
posted by Justinian on Feb 2, 2006 - 14 answers

Covert library ops

Can I run Linux under Windows with no reboot, no installation, and 100 MB on a USB drive? [more inside]
posted by poorlydrawnplato on Jan 1, 2006 - 16 answers

A pesky server that won't obey me!

I have a pesky server at the office that will restart every 12 hours or so. Even after my best efforts, I cannot figure out why this thing keeps restarting. I have a couple ideas and need to know if they will work. [more inside]
posted by meta87 on Oct 21, 2005 - 17 answers

Must have programs for a USB card

I'm looking for programs that are able to be stored on a USB memory stick that will allow me to run them off the stick and stay on top of things wherever I am. Anyone point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by nosophoros on Jun 21, 2005 - 19 answers

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