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Saturday, January 28, 2006: Everything tech: your calls, comments, instant messages and emails about technology and pop culture...it's Online Tonight with David Lawrence for a Saturday.

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Tonight's notes:

7pm PT:

How to narrow Google search results to more easily show original equipement manufacturers instead of places that sell the items you might be looking for, as well as a request for how to use Excel to help determine temperature ranges to optimize automatic thermostats (anyone?), we look at the meaning of the Geekspeak® term firewire, how to, and whether or not to encrypt and password protect PDF eBooks, what's up with CD-R's and CD-RW's that don't last nearly as long as the original manufacturer claimed they would, remembering the Challenger disaster online 20 years to the day that the explosion occurred and more.

8pm PT:

How to update the drivers necessary for the ReplayRadio product, a computer with six (!) sound cards, how to determine the manufacturer and other specs on an odd memory chip laying about, what to do if you have a Windows 98 machine that has more than 64 megs of RAM and that extra RAM is not being recognized (aend me an email and I'll let you know the full answer - the link is above), what shareware is all about, what to do when your ancient Macintosh has a printer die on it, the differences between serial printers for Windows and serial printers designed for Macintosh and more.

9pm PT:

How to reset the file association for HTML documents after uninstalling a browser (it varies depending upon your particular flavor of Windows), why using the free package of anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall software that your ISP, computer manufacturer or store gives you might put you at risk for infection, why you can't send email from your Treo 650 if you're trying to do it via your NetZero account, how to determine which application should be the default application for various file types and more.

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