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Problems transferring digital music via iTunes

My sister and a few of my co-workers have mentioned to me about the problems that have had with moving their digital music collections, that are usually played through iTunes, between devices.

I usually give one of two answers:

  1. Don’t use iTunes (I don’t)
  2. Google it (this is probably the solution)

Sometimes, I am also then asked about what I use instead:

  • foobar2000
  • Windows Media Player
  • CDs
  • Audacity
  • WinAmp 2.95
  • RealJukebox 1.0
  • cassette tapes

Project: Daily Driver 2018

Repairs:

  • Rust, Rust, Rust
  • New O2 Sensor

Planned Acquisitions

  • Snow Tires – Pirelli P Zero FR
  • Alloy Rims by Enkei or Konig or OEM
  • Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brakes
  • Speakers – 2- or 3-way
  • Amplifier
  • Stainless Steel Muffler
  • Floor Mats

List of the Best DC Comics Animated Films

The List:

  1. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns,
  2. Batman: Year One,
  3. Batman: Assault on Arkham,
  4. Batman: Under the Red Hood,
  5. Justice League: The New Frontier,
  6. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.

Honourable Mentions:

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm,
  • Green Lantern: First Flight,
  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies,
  • Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam,
  • All-Star Superman,
  • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox,
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis,
  • Batman vs. Robin.

TES III: Morrowind Bug Fix: Negative Weight Bug

While replaying my very first Morrowind character, but with all of the latest patches and add-ons, I encountered this beneficial but ultimately immersion-breaking negative weight or negative encumbrance bug. While the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages (UESP) wiki had no info on the bug, Google found me several archived threads at Tom’s Hardware, including a solution by user “CJ.”

My paraphrasing of CJ’s solution is as follows:

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The Seven Wonders of the World

“Panorama with the Abduction of Helen Amidst the Wonders of the Ancient World” by Maerten van Heemskerck (1498–1574)

  1. the Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt) (2,584 BCE)
  2. the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Iraq) (>700 BCE)
  3. the Temple of Artemis (Turkey) (>700 BCE)
  4. the Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece) (±435 BCE)
  5. the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Turkey) (>353 BCE)
  6. the Colossus of Rhodes (>282 BCE)
  7. the Lighthouse of Alexandria (>305 BCE)

The Candidates:

  • the Library of Alexandria (Egypt) (>323 BCE)
  • the Imperial Treasury of Persepolis (Iran) (<330 BCE)
  • the Walls of Babylon (Iraq) (>605 BCE)
  • the Temple of Solomon (Israel) (??? BCE)
  • the Trojan Horse (Turkey) (???? BCE)
  • the Garden of the Hesperides (???? BCE)
  • the Augean stables (Greece) (???? BCE)
  • the Labyrinth of Knossos (Greece) (???? BCE)
  • the Walls of Gilgamesh at Uruk (Iraq) (>2,800 BCE)
  • the Tower of Babel (???? BCE)

Abandoned PC Tech: RDRAM

RDRAM: Developed in the mid-1990s by Rambus, RDRAM was faster than the then standard SDRAM technology used across both Apple- and Windows-based PCs. Whereas the fastest SDRAM chips were clock rated at 133 MHz, RDRAM ran at 400 MHz. As RDRAM utilized a double data rate (DDR) bus, its clock speed was effectively 800 MHz. Fortunately for us all, RDRAM lost the war against the slighter newer DDR-SDRAM and was last seen in the Sony PlayStation 3. But why did RDRAM fail?

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