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Oct
2
comment Can a new battery go bad if unused
Per this data batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/… it's also helpful to store the battery in a refrigerator to keep temperature low.
Jan
17
comment Microphone volume at maximum yet too quiet
this is a good answer but a different issue
Jan
17
comment Microphone volume at maximum yet too quiet
I have the same issue. Headset microphone plugged in through analog rear panel jacks, I have to set boost to max to even get moderate sound. I suspect hardware levels issue with the particular analog headset/mic..
Sep
14
comment How do I set my wireless network to be private instead of public?
this worked, I could not get the accepted answer to work at all!
May
31
comment How to download favicon from website?
good advice! But not all sites specify it directly in the HTML, it can be inferred..
May
31
comment How to download favicon from website?
This works the same in Firefox latest (ver 21) however, if the favicon is in the root of the site ala the IE default, it won't show up as media there! Because it is not specified directly in the HTML, it's implied.
Apr
13
comment Formatting : The volume is too big for FAT32
For some reason I had trouble re-formatting a 64GB drive that was formatted to 32GB, I had to use DISKPART at the command line as indicated here: superuser.com/a/470663
Dec
24
comment How to record a mp3/m3u stream using VLC?
this is great, very useful, but be sure to post in Q&A format in the future; I've edited your post into the right format.
Dec
20
comment Formatting : The volume is too big for FAT32
@soandos I meant when you said "if you need a volume > 32 GB, use NTFS" is not good advice for all applications. If I formatted this 64 GB USB key as NTFS or exFAT it would be unreadable to my automobile's music system, which is where I intend to use it. It has to be FAT32.
Dec
19
comment Formatting : The volume is too big for FAT32
@soandos volumes > 32 GB are valid in FAT32 and sometimes necessary; my automobile will not mount NTFS or exFAT USB drives in its audio system for example.
Dec
19
comment Formatting : The volume is too big for FAT32
note that unfortunately download.com has become an adware magnet.. the install process has literally 5 different "declines" you must issue to not get adware with your download :(
Nov
15
comment What's the difference between dual antenna and triple antenna for a router?
is there any way to tell which antennas are doing what on a router? If it is dual band and has 3 antennas.. are some of the antennas dedicated to 5ghz? Or are they all shared?
Sep
28
comment Connecting a 2Wire modem/router to another router
the idea to connect the WAN port of the linksys to the 2wire LAN is correct only in the scenario where you want to replace the 2wire device for routing functions, as I outlined in my answer. If he is looking to extend his network with additional wifi then it should be LAN to LAN as noted by fencepost.
Sep
28
comment Connecting a 2Wire modem/router to another router
Great answer! newer 2wire boxes have a "detect router behind router" mode which sort of automates most of this for the first scenario you describe (bridging). See my answer in this question.
Sep
26
comment Is it possible to use two different graphic cards inside one system?
two discrete video cards, or is one on-board (embedded)?
Sep
25
comment The laptop screen goes black after 6 seconds. What can I do?
sounds like a backlight problem, doesn't it?
Sep
25
comment My keyboard has no “media” keys, can I control media without them?
@ivo did this ever get blogged?
Sep
13
comment How can I copy nytimes.com slideshow images to the clipboard?
Adding more software should not be required, that's a large increase in complexity for what should be a simple process. Fiddler is also a tool for programmers, not general computer power users.
Sep
4
comment Restoring performance and estimating life of a used SSD drive?
@cadent I threw that drive out. It was quite old anyway. I would be very hesitant to resell old SSD drives or buy any old SSD drives..
Sep
1
comment Is there an “about:config” (Firefox) In Google's Chrome?
this is, as of the current date, the same as clicking the wrench icon to get to standard settings.