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    Bridging into a degree program after a diploma

    Hi Guys, I'm finishing up a 3 year advanced diploma in IT in Canada, and I'm thinking about moving back to India. I had some questions: Is it possible to bridge into a degree program (say year 3) in a good indian university? Would my diploma be good enough to find a job in my field...
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    CPU/Mobo Haswell ULT processors

    I'm looking to buy a new laptop and I might go for an ultrabook. The thing that concerns me is the ULT processors on these machines. Is it good? I will be doing a lot of coding/ app dev. Can they handle that? Is the i7-4500U worth it over the i5-4200U?
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    Budget 10-15K Lumia 520 vs. HTC 8S

    I am looking to upgrade my current, very useless phone. I have always wanted to try a Windows Phone and these two seem to fit the bill. If there is another phone around the same price range which would be better than these two, do let me know. I have no OS preference. So which one should I...
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    Rise of Nations

    Does anybody here still play this game? There are still a handful of people who play this game on gamespy regularly, If anybody here does play it we could play together sometime. Maybe even have a competition amongst ourselves if enough people play. Post your gamespy ids here if you guys play...
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    The virtual universe: A map of the Internet

    I found a pretty cool link to a 'virtual universe' on reddit, its basically a map of the internet. I thought I'd share it here. Take a look, its quite something: The Internet map
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    User Guides Guide on how to keep your computer malware free

    A Small Guide on how to keep your computer malware free I've observed that many people have infected PCs, so I'd like to share a few things I've learnt over time about how to keep your computer malware free. Although many things would be obvious, but they are still important to reduce the...
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    Good Interviews/talks on science topics

    I've been on a lookout for good interviews/talks on science topics, If anyone has an interest in them and know of some great videos on the same please do post here. Some of the ones I watched recently and would highly recommend everybody to watch: Brian Greene - The Hidden Reality - YouTube...
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    Audio Earphone/Headphone recommendations needed

    My Budget:$250 My Location: Canada, ON My Source: Sansa Fuze, My Alienware laptop Looking for either a headphone or IEM, portability is not a criteria as I can manage with or without. Im just looking for SQ. Priorities: Soundstage (and lots of it), bass (specially low-end bass) and mids...
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    Looking for particular type of games

    Looking for city-building type games or good tycoon games or basically any good simulation game. Games I used to love playing of this type: Rollercoaster Tycoon, Transport tycoon, Capitalism, Democracy, Caesar III So I'm looking for something on similar lines, some suggestions from people who...
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    ..the aliens have arrived

    This is my first show off thread here :D Presenting you : Alienware M17X R3 System Color - Alienware M17x Soft-Touch Stealth Black Processor - Intel® Core™ i7 2630QM 2.0GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache) Memory - 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz (2DIMMS) Display Panel - 17.3-inch...
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    P&S Digital Camera - Budget 15k

    Need a good, reliable digital camera for my cousin. I have zero knowledge in this area so I do not know what should I be looking for in a camera to tell you guys my requirements etc. :P You all know the best, kindly suggest me a decent one.
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    Need a good reliable gaming laptop around ~CAD1700-1800

    I will be getting a laptop for myself in the next two weeks from Canada. I was thinking of Alienware 17mx , but dont know if that would be the best choice. My budget is around ~CAD1700-1800. My Priorities: Good Battery Life Sturdy enough to handle a few falls; long lasting Runs Cool...
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    Music Player with a USB slot for playing music via a Pendrive

    As the title suggests, need a music player with a USB slot. I'd prefer if the only way to play music through it is via a USB storage device. No CD/cassette. I have speakers with me (cables have open wire endings) so it'd be great if I can make use of them. Budget around 1500-2000.
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    Benq G2420 24" LCD Monitor

    1.AMD Phenom X2 555BE (unlocked) Product Link: a) Bought From:Lynx-India b) Bought On: June, 2010 c) Condition: Pristine working condition d) Reason For Sale: Getting a Laptop e) Asking Price: 3.5k + shipping Pics:
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    Head-Direct RE262

    1. Head-Direct RE262 a) Bought From: Strategy; who bought it from Head-Direct b) Bought On: 16th February, 2011. Strategy bought it on 23rd October, 2010 c) Bought For: 9k + 500 (RMA cost) + 1.2k (Converter cost) + 400 (Earphone Case) = 11,100/- d) Warranty till: 23rd October, 2011 e)...
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    Online Gaming Tournament: Need for Speed Most Wanted

    Participants: 24 Circuit Races: 9 Sprint Races: 9 Drag Races: 1 Preliminary Round - 1) Initially six races with 4 participants each, and then again 3 races with 4 participants each amongst the bottom 12 from the initial races. 2) Top two from each game qualify for next round, i.e 12. The...
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    Online Gaming Tournament: Defense of the Ancients

    Map version: 6.72f Participants: 10 Game version: 1.26a a) Preliminary round 1v1 matches, Each player plays a match with every other. Total Matches: 45 Rules and regulations: 1. Game Mode: -arshomnprs (All random, same heroes, only-mid, no powerups and random side) 2. Objective is to...
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    Radius DDM

    I need a black (preferably) Radius DDM in very good condition. PM me if someone is willing to sell with a picture of it and the price you want for it.