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My Dream Desktop Computer 8/19/2010

August 19, 2010 1 comment
  • BLUETOOTH: USB Bluetooth 2.X EDR Dongle with Led Light Thumb Size [+12]
  • CD: Pioneer BDR-205 (Black Color) 12X Blu-Ray Writer Drive [+150]
  • CD2: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
  • CAS: * CoolerMaster CSX Hand Airbrushed Tower Case W/ Mod Side-Panel [+340] (CSX CX-830DRGN-01-GP Hand Airbrushed Green Dragon Tower Case w/ Side-Panel with Window)
  • CASUPGRADE: 12in Meter Light – 8 speed [+15] (Red Color)
  • CS_FAN: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (500-1,200 RPM White Color with White LED Twister Bearing 8-14 dBA [+16])
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-980X Extreme Edition 3.33 GHz 12M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
  • FREEBIE_CU: None
  • FAN: Ultra ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler [+99]
  • FREEBIE_MB: None
  • FREEBIE_VC: None
  • FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (3 x Systems [+42])
  • FLASHMEDIA: Ultra ULT40123 MD3 5.25″ USB Multi Function Media Dashboard LCD Fan Controller (Black Color) [+28]
  • FLOPPY: None
  • GLASSES: nVidia 3D Vision Glasses [Require 3D Ready Display to get 3D] [+199]
  • HDD: 2TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-161] (2TB x 2 (2TB Capacity) Raid 1 High Performance with Data Security [+105])
  • HDD2: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
  • HEADSET1: Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset [+154]
  • KEYBOARD: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard w/ LCD Display [+107]
  • MOUSE: Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Laser 5600 dpi Mouse [+68]
  • MONITOR: * 27″ Widescreen 1920×1080 Asus MT276HE LCD Display w/ Built-in Speaker, Remote controller, DVI, & HDMI-Input [+339]
  • MONITOR2: * 27″ Widescreen 1920×1080 Asus MT276HE LCD Display w/ Built-in Speaker, Remote controller, DVI, & HDMI-Input [+339]
  • MONITOR3: None
  • MULTIVIEW: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
  • MB_ADDON: None
  • MEMORY: 24GB (4GBx6) DDR3/1333MHz Triple Channel Memory [+612] (Corsair or Major Brand)
  • MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD7 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Ultra Durable™3 Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 24 Phase Power ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Dolby Audio, Dual GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [+168]
  • NOISEREDUCE1: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
  • NETWORK: Killer™ 2100 – Gigabit Maximum Network Performance Online Gaming Network Interface Card [+139]
  • OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]
  • POWERSUPPLY: * Ultra 1,600 Watts X4 U12-40500 ATX Active PFC 80+ Fully Modular Gaming Power Supplies (Black Color) [+177]
  • PRINTER: None
  • SURGE1: Ultra U12-40551 Smart 6 Outlet Surge Protector [+36]
  • SOUND: Creative Labs SB X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series PCI Express Sound Card [+199]
  • SPEAKERS: Creative Labs Gigaworks T20 Series II 2.0 EPS Speakers System [+122]
  • TEMP: None
  • TVRC: None
  • USB: Ultra ULT31808 External 7-Port Buddy USB Hub [+30]
  • UPS1: Ultra ULT33046 UPS 2000 VA 1200W AVR Backup Digital Display [+215]
  • USBHD: None
  • USBFLASH: None
  • USBX: NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module + USB Bluetooth 2.X EDR Dongle with Led Light Thumb Size [+29]
  • VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5970 4GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+537] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
  • VIDEO2: ATI Radeon HD 5970 4GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+537] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
  • VIDEO3: None
  • VC_PHYSX: None
  • VIDEOCAMERA1: Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 Webcam [+98]
  • WAP1: Linksys WRT610N Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router [+175]
  • WNC: Zonet ZEW1642 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Draft 2.0 PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card [+29]
  • XWNC1: Linksys WUSB600N IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Draft USB 2.0 Wireless-N USB Network Adapter w/ Dual-Band Security Features [+73]
  • _PRICE: (+8947)
Categories: Technology

Vista Host, Ubuntu Guest – File and folder sharing in Sun Virtual Box

January 7, 2010 Leave a comment

This is for the following
Host OS – Windows Vista
Guest OS – Ubuntu Linux

If you have reached this post then

1. You must have Sun virtual box installed on Vista
2. You must have installed Ubuntu on the Vbox


1. Start Sun Vbox (do not start Ubuntu)
2. Idea is to share entire Vista Desktop to ubuntu
3. In the Vbox at the right see the Details tab (scroll down to Shared Folders) – u can see other options like Audio,Network,Serial Ports – last is the shared folder

4. Click on the shared folders – it must bring up a small window – see the pic below – make sure you are on the shared folder – then at right top there is a small button that says Add Shared Folder (see pic) – click it – it will bring up one more small window

5. In this window – enter the full path of your desktop into the Folder Path(eg my path was C:\Users\Naveen\Desktop)
6. In the folder name enter a folder name – keep it simple and remember – this folder name will be used in the command line in Ubuntu (eg i entered the name as share)
7. Click OK you must see as in the pic below – you can also see a small tip given by Vbox – if u r good then u already figured what to do 🙂
8. For the not so good ppl like me – click ok –

9. Now boot up Ubuntu
10. Create a folder called windows on your Ubuntu Desktop
11. Open a terminal and type the below command – now before typing the command you have to give the proper path to the folder windows in YOUR system – my path to the folder windows is /home/naveen/Desktop/windows  – You will have a different path so modify accordingly (eg /home/username/Desktop/windows) or create a folder where ever you like in Ubuntu and give the correct folder path
12. The command is of the format (the word “share” in the command below is the name of the folder you entered in the Shared Folder box)

sudo mount -t vboxsf share [filepath]

13. For me i would enter

sudo mount -t vboxsf share /home/naveen/Desktop/windows

14. It will ask for root password – type it in properly and that is it – open the folder windows and refresh it – you have your entire windows desktop in ubuntu desktop
15. Remember you will have to type in the above command every time you boot into Ubuntu
16. If you want you can make it mount automatically or make it into a script – refer to linux tutorials for that 🙂

Categories: Technology

Difference Between an Argument and a Parameter

December 21, 2009 1 comment

The words argument and parameter are often used interchangeably in the literature, although the C++ Standard makes a clear distinction between the two.

An argument is one of the following:

  • an expression in the comma-separated list in a function call;
  • a sequence of one or more pre processor tokens in the comma-separated list in a macro call;
  • the operand of a throw-statement or an expression, type, or template-name in the comma-separated list in the angle brackets of a template instantiation.

A parameter is one of the following

  • an object or reference that is declared in a function declaration or definition (or in the catch clause of an exception handler);
  • an identifier between the parentheses immediately following the macro name in a macro definition; or a template-parameter.

This example demonstrates the difference between a parameter and an argument

void func(int n, char * pc); //n and pc are parameters
template <class T> class A {}; //T is a a parameter

int main()
 char c;
 char *p = &c;
 func(5, p); //5 and p are arguments
 A<long> a; //'long' is an argument
 A<char> another_a; //'char' is an argument
 return 0;
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How to log into Administrator Account in Windows Vista

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment
  1. Go to Start – All Programs – Accessories – Command Prompt
  2. Right Click on the Command Prompt and select “RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR”
  3. A command prompt must open up with C:\Windows\system32>
  4. At the command prompt type the following(without quotes)
    “net user administrator /active:yes”
  5. Log off and you can see the administrator.
  6. Once you log in, set a strong password and a password hint for the administrator.
  7. It is recommended that we do not use administrator account for normal operations as it has the highest level of access.
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How to disable the security feature or permission feature in Windows Vista

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment
  1. This feature is called UAC – User Account Control
  2. It can be annoying some times – though it is a very good feature that Vista can boast of
  3. To disable this feature go to Start – Control Panel – User Account
  4. Select “Turn User Account Control On or Off”
  5. Un ckeck the Use UAC – then say OK
  6. It will ask for a re-boot – do it as you wish

As soon as you do this, you can see a RED ICON flashing at your task bar. You can remove this using the below steps.

How to hide the security Center icon in Windows Vista

  1. Right Click on the Red Security Icon on the Task Bar
  2. Select “Open Security Center”
  3. In the Left Menu – select “Change the way Security Center Alerts me”
  4. A window must open up with 3 options
  5. Select the third option “Dont notify me and dont show the icon”
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The AVI Chunk Viewer Problem

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

If you have installed Google Desktop, when you press the SHIFT key, the AVI Chunk Viewer pops out each time. It can be too annoying. Here is way to get out of it.

If you have installed the K-Lite codec pack, use their “Codec Tweak Tool” located under your Start menu’s K-Lite Codec Pack\Configuration folder. Scroll down until you see AVI Splitter under ‘disable…’ section, and check it off (be sure to uncheck the rest that automatically get toggled on when you click AVI Splitter) and there it goes!! Happy SHIFTING 🙂

K-Lite codec pack is one of the best available codec packs – it is free and on installing the pack u can run almost any kind of audio or video on your computer. It is Virus free and has no malware, I can assure you on that. I have been using it for almost 6 years now :).

If anyone gets any other way around this problem, please let me know.

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Touch Pad Problems with Toshiba Satellite Laptops

December 21, 2009 1 comment
I have a Toshiba Laptop and I also faced this problem and finally was able to solve it. I had to read through many blogs and sites for this problem – here is a collection of the available solutions – thanks to all the people helping out.

The Problem – Toshiba (mouse) touch pads stop working, get locked. sometimes you feel that this is because you have a USB mouse installed

Below relate to the satellite laptops – other laptops may vary

Solutions :

1) Make Sure that your touch pad is not getting locked – u can check this by using the Function Key(FN) + the F9 key on your laptop. Pressing the FN + F9 will bring up a small menu on the right top corner of the screen where you can see enable/disable. Pressing this key combination once will lock the pad and pressing it twice will unlock it. The way it is done is – first press and hold the FN key – with the FN key pressed – now press the F9 key – the menu will pop up on the screen – pressing the F9 key 1 or 2 times- u can see that the pad is either enabled or disabled.
If this dosent work out – read on

2) If it is not a hardware or driver problem – then this step MUST solve the problem.Steps to follow

  1. Read this solution first (:P)
  2. Shutdown your computer
  3. Un Plug the power cord from the outlet or your PC
  4. Remove the laptop battery
  5. Now plug back the power cord
  6. Restart your system
  7. Check if your mouse is now working
  8. If yes then shutdown the system, unplug the power, insert battery and restart
  9. Enjoy

Explanation for above – some static charge builds up in the laptop that causes this problem.

If this too is not working then – it is either a software problem or the hardware problem.
Software problems may be – driver problems or any software like a firewall or a security software that is blocking the touch-pad.

Hardware problems can be solved by a technician whom you need to visit.

For more information on the drivers and stuff you can read this post below

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