Favorite Star Trek TNG Episodes

These are my five favorite Star Trek TNG episodes - at least the ones that come to mind. What are yours? Comment below. I may update my list based on the comments. Click on an episode to watch it.

Top 5 Star Trek - The Next Generation Episodes. Best Star Trek TNG episodes.


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VB vs. C#

I thought the following article was interesting and tend to agree with the author.

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/dotnet/CSharpVersusVB.aspx


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Binary Clock in Javascript

This is a binary clock I wrote in Javascript. Can you figure out how to read it? Go here to learn more about binary clocks. To see the code, right-click on the clock and click "View Source".




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Build the Ultimate HTPC

The following HTPC will be ultra-fast, sleek and aesthetically pleasing, and silent. All components will integrate seamlessly. After doing a tremendous amount of research and quite a bit of trial and error, this is what I have come up with.

Tips: Install the power supply fan side up. The power supply will be 1 SATA power plug short. You need to order a Molex to SATA adapter.

  • SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX Media Center/HTPC Case ML03B (Black)

  • SiliconDust HDHomeRun DUAL High Definition Digital TV Tuner HDHR3-US (Black)

  • Silverstone ST45SF 450 watts SFX form factor power supply

  • Ortek Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control

  • Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core BX80637I53570K

  • Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600

  • Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache

  • Western Digital WD Scorpio Black 750 GB 2.5" hard drive

  • Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive (BC-12B1ST)

  • Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (OEM)

  • ASRock LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Z77M


My HTPC is also used to host a variety of services. If you're using yours purely as an HTPC, you would be fine with 4-8GB of RAM, an I3, and Windows 7 Home. Best home theater pc build. HTPC build. DIY HTPC build. Home theater. Windows Media center computer. Media Server build tutorial.


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Change MC Extender Skip Interval

I have my Xbox set up as a Media Center extender and the backward skip interval of only 7 seconds was too short.

The extender skip interval can be changed, but has to be set via a registry change on the PC serving the extender.

Steps:
windows media center
  • Turn off the extender.
  • Log into the PC hosting the extender
  • Open Control Panel - Folder Options and uncheck "Hide protected OS files"
  • Locate the user account name that the extender logs in with. Look for a folder located in c:\Users with the format: Mcx[Number]-[MachineName]
  • Run regedit.exe, highlight HKEY_USERS, and click File - Load Hive. Browse to the user account and select NTUSER.DAT
  • Give the hive a key name, such as the extender user name you found earlier
  • Under HKEY_USERS, expand your newly added key and navigate to: Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Media Center/Settings/Video Settings
  • Set a decimal value of 12000 on InstantReplayInterval to set a 12 second skip back. SkipAheadInterval determines the skip ahead amount.
  • Highlight HKEY_USERS and go to File - Unload Hive. Fire up your extender and verify the new intervals.

Having problems? Post below and I'll try to help you out.


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