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help me make technology empowering

Help me increase my technology/computer knowledge and resourcefulness so I may help others in my community get the most out of digital tools. Or: How do I apply the DIY/empowering/hackerly approach to computing in a way that benefits others? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on May 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me find a good AM3 mainboard

I'm looking for the best AM3 motherboard out there quality wise under 200 USD. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Thirdworld on Mar 20, 2010 - 9 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

How do I remove a recalcitrant HD from a Macbook?

macbook hard drive problem [more inside]
posted by mandrake on Jan 18, 2010 - 8 answers

My home built PC is DOA. Help!

My new homebuilt PC is DOA (Dead on Assembly). Athlon dual core with an ASUS motherboard, GeForce 9500 and 2 GB of RAM. It is a barebones kit from Tiger Direct, so I shouldn't have any imcompatible parts. [more inside]
posted by COD on Dec 12, 2009 - 9 answers

Wood and Silicon

DIY computer case, Theres a lot of cool computer cases out there that people have built. I want to join the ranks. Yet I cant seem to find any tips on getting started. Any links, know of some blogger who posted a how to or a step by step account of what they did? I want to use Ponoko or hand craft to make a PC case from wood or acrylic for a micro ATX board I have.
posted by tropikal on Jun 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Good color printer for crafting?

My wife is looking for a good color printer for crafting projects. We have a cheap-ish inkjet now, but the color quality is disappointing. Decent color fidelity for the occasional photos and the ability to print on thicker papers are important to us, but we're hoping to avoid spending Money Hats(tm). Should I look at color laser printers? Anyone have suggestions on particular printers?
posted by verb on Nov 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Practice to Build a Computer?

How should I prepare to eventually build a computer from parts? [more inside]
posted by crayolarabbit on Oct 29, 2008 - 24 answers

Best Motherboard for Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

What motherboard do you recommend for the new Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Processor? [more inside]
posted by GregX3 on Aug 16, 2006 - 9 answers

I have a question on learning programming if you have no programming experience.

Inspired by this thread on programming languages, I have a question on learning programming if you have no programming experience. (more) [more inside]
posted by TeamBilly on Jan 30, 2005 - 30 answers

3rd party POP3

Say you've got a domain and a server, but the account didn't come with any POP3 setup. Assuming you're not going to abandon that hosting provider for one reason or another, what's the best 3rd party POP account provider? And is this a huge headache?
posted by paul_smatatoes on Dec 12, 2004 - 8 answers

Where to buy PC case mod supplies?

Let's say you had a wooden box you wanted to turn into a PC case. Where would you buy a metal 5.25" bay assembly? I'm talking about a U-shaped piece of flat metal that will screw onto the wood box wherein a couple of drives can be mounted. There's just way too much noise in Google on this one. Thanks!
posted by scarabic on Nov 19, 2004 - 7 answers

Help in building my own PC

I want to build my next PC instead of buying one off the shelf. Your assistance is requested. (mi) [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Aug 18, 2004 - 34 answers

Is it possible to build a new laptop into an existing case?

Is it possible to build a new laptop into an existing case? {More Inside} [more inside]
posted by Grod on Mar 18, 2004 - 6 answers

Are there good sites for walking naive users through solutions to common computer problems?

After perusing bluehammer's question regarding his inlaws and his computer, it made me onder-is there any source online that would walk the average naive computer user thru some of these basic solutions to problems-and in some cases point out the problems in the first place? My son and husband are geeks, to be sure, but I would like to learn this sort of thing on my own. (Don't ask me to get them to show me-I don't need the aggravation.)
posted by konolia on Dec 26, 2003 - 2 answers

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