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In 2001, New Zealand appointed Pete Hodgson, a member of Parliament, to the position of “Minister of the Rings” and tasked him with investigating how the country could capitalize on the economic and tourism boost provided by the Lord of the Rings films.

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Light Up Your Patio And Enjoy the Cooler Night Air

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For around $35, you’ll get 48 feet of Edison bulb lights to string up wherever you need them outside. The bulbs are easy to replace, as well. If you need to light a patio, this is one of the better options out there!

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What Is Flash Storage?

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The Best Shark Movies to Stream During Shark Week

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How to Run Docker Compose Containers With GPU Access

GPU access in Docker lets you containerize demanding workloads such as machine learning applications. GPUs aren’t automatically available when you start a new container but they can be activated with the --gpus flag for docker run or by adding extra fields to a docker-compose.yml file. Read More »

Efficiency Best Practices for Microsoft 365 Is FREE for a Limited Time ($28.99 Value)

More than one million companies rely on the Microsoft 365 productivity suite, and if yours is one of them, this comprehensive guide is for you. Efficiency Best Practices for Microsoft 365 will help you get more done each day by teaching you how to better manage important files, analyze data, execute tasks with greater efficiency, make the most of calendar events, and more. Download your free copy and increase your productivity today.

How to Create a Dockerfile From an Existing Image

Docker images are created by building Dockerfiles. The build process executes the instructions in the Dockerfile to create the filesystem layers that form the final image. Read More »

How to Find Pattern Matches Across Multiple Lines With grep

grep is a command line text searching utility that is able to find patterns and strings in files and other types of input. Most matches will match on one line only, but it’s often useful to match across multiple new lines. Read More »

You Don’t Need a Product Key to Install and Use Windows 10

Microsoft allows anyone to download Windows 10 for free and install it without a product key. It’ll keep working for the foreseeable future, with only a few small cosmetic restrictions. And you can even pay to upgrade to a licensed copy of Windows 10 after you install it. Read More »

The Best Alternate Versions of The Game of Life of 2022

There’s a reason that The Game of Life has stuck around since it first published in 1960. It’s great! More than that, though, it’s a game that lends itself well to multiple iterations, just like Clue and Monopoly. Read More »

How to Change Directories in Command Prompt on Windows 10

One of the first things you’ll need to learn as you become more familiar with Command Prompt on Windows 10 is how to change directories in the operating system’s file system. There are a few ways you can do this, so we’ll walk you through them. Read More »


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How to Create a Photo Album in Microsoft PowerPoint

Slideshows are great for more than just business-related presentations. You can use Microsoft PowerPoint to create a photo album and add music or visual effects for a memorable show. Read More »




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