Dave, I’m surrounded by strange jargon and I feel like an extra in a B-grade horror movie. One mailing list I’m on has “trolls”, and the latest virus can turn my computer into a “zombie”, and my ISP keeps talking about “demons”! Egads! Do I need some sort of exorcist to use my computer now??
Dave, kind of a basic question, but when was the floppy disk invented, and how big was the first floppy disk, both in terms of size and storage capacity?
Dave, I have just installed a new DVD burner in my computer (a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-105 internal drive) and am trying to figure out what kind of blank disks I should be using. There are apparently five different blank DVD formats. Do I want DVD-R? DVD-RW? or ?? Also, if I just want to burn lots of data onto a DVD disk, can I use my Roxio Toast Titanium to do so, or do I need to use a special DVD-friendly app like iDVD?
Dave, I hate to be the last one to the party, but what’s podcasting, and why aren’t you offering podcasts on your site?
Dave, I’m trying to get my local network set up and can’t figure out whether one wireless router will pick up a signal from the other so, say, you could
stretch the distance a wireless signal reaches? And if they do talk to
each other, would it speed up or slow down things?
And a related question: does the distance a signal travels matter, whether the
indoors signal has to travel up from a basement onto a second floor of the
house, vs. having the router on the same floor with computers using it?
I’m sharing an Internet connection with four machines in my office through a Windows XP Pro server. I’ve installed a new Wi-Fi adapter to my WinXP system and I also want to share the Internet connection through this adapter too. Is it possible?
I seem to recall that I’ve read about some applications for both Mac and
Windows that let you capture a streaming audio source to a file so you can
listen to it later, slice it up, mail an excerpt to your parents, whatever.
Anyone have a clue what kind of software does this, and perhaps a few
pointers to specific applications I could download?