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Watch TV on Your PCWith the rising costs of cable and satellite television, many people are looking to their personal computer for their television fix. There are several places on the internet where you can watch your favorite television shows for free or for a small monthly fee. While you will not be able to access all of your favorite shows on the PC, there is a good chance that a vast majority of them will be available.

The first place to watch television on your PC are the websites of television channels. TV channels, like NBC and Discovery, will have almost all of their shows available to watch on their website. This is a great way to get access to hundreds of great television shows for free. If you can not find all of your favorite television shows through this method, then you can always sign up for a television streaming service for a small monthly fee.

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MacBook ProI have been battling for quite some time with constantly running out of RAM on my MacBook Pro. Whilst I have 4GB of RAM – it’s just never enough (8GB upgrade going to be happening on my upcoming US trip methinks!).

However, I got tipped over the edge whilst trying to do some work today and decided to look for a quick fix. One of the suggestions I saw was to boot my OS into 64 bit mode. Given one of the key features of Snow Leopard Technology is the fact that it’s built as 64 bit from the ground up, it always puzzled me that they didn’t enable a 64 bit kernel by default. Of course, the reason behind this is to try and increase compatibility with non 64 bit hardware etc, but it still is a pain.

In order to enable a 64 bit kernel, you can approach this a few ways. The quickest and easiest way is to hold down the 6 and 4 keys just after you power up your Mac. This will boot you into 64 bit mode for that session only (ie. next time you reboot you will be back to 32 bit mode).

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