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Aug
2
comment Looking for Fast RS-232 or RS-485 Interface Cards for Windows
reopening on the basis of meta.superuser.com/questions/2324/…
Aug
1
comment Where does most of the laptop heat come from?
generally only when plugged in and actively charging; normally it contributes very little heat at all.
Jul
11
comment dd-wrt router firmware QoS troubleshooting
I don't think inbound QoS is intended to ever work -- I remember reading this, somewhere. Also I ultimately did end up switching to the Asus RT-N16 and Tomato.
Jul
10
comment Restoring performance and estimating life of a used SSD drive?
HDDErase is completely unable to detect my drive, even when I place it in non-AHCI (legacy) mode..
Jun
28
comment Disable Java Plugin in Google Chrome?
@blue my Chrome is constantly updated (by Chrome itself..), but Java was massively out of date. Do the math..
Jun
28
comment How can I get a virus by just visiting a website?
Java is a major exploit-hole, it's bitten me twice. I disable it religiously now: superuser.com/questions/201613/…
Jun
5
comment How can I control my Mac remotely?
@sathya see superuser.com/questions/292904/…
May
17
comment Restoring performance and estimating life of a used SSD drive?
if the drive doesn't support TRIM then all bets are off..
May
15
comment Restoring performance and estimating life of a used SSD drive?
@dennis agreed, the SMART numbers shouldn't be viewed as 100% accurate
May
15
comment Restoring performance and estimating life of a used SSD drive?
@dennis sure, if there is such a utility -- feel free to point me to one.
May
15
comment Restoring performance and estimating life of a used SSD drive?
@dennis I am a power user who lives in front of my computer almost 24/7; I suspect your wife is not. That's the only relevant data point here :) but the SMART data is kind of all over the map (and I suspect it was reset with a firmware update 9 months ago), see goo.gl/fDlqA and goo.gl/DF0sl
May
15
comment Restoring performance and estimating life of a used SSD drive?
@sblair good to know; I tried the tool on a new OCZ Vertex 2 and it has totally different SMART fields and values.
May
15
comment Restoring performance and estimating life of a used SSD drive?
it probably does the same thing as the the other recommended tools, writing zeroes to the whole drive which are interpreted by the controller as TRIM clear commands on every block.
May
5
comment My keyboard has no “media” keys; can I control media without them?
related: superuser.com/questions/278369/…
Apr
26
comment Why aren't all CPUs 'overclocked' as a factory default?
@steve this has nothing at all to do with pentium 4, see the above link.
Apr
26
comment Will portrait mode damage my LCD?
regardless, VP2650 is still a TN panel. VP2655 is IPS.
Apr
26
comment Will portrait mode damage my LCD?
one caveat : this is true mostly of inexpensive TN panels. More expensive IPS and VA do far better on general viewing angles. codinghorror.com/blog/2007/11/…
Apr
26
comment Why aren't all CPUs 'overclocked' as a factory default?
@charles I'm not sure that is true for latest Intel CPUs, however. The Core 2 series was not true multi-core, but multiple chips on the same die.. whereas Core i3, i5, i7 etc are all true multi-core designs. See extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2049688,00.asp
Apr
24
comment iPhone app to play music from samba share
yes, this worked well for me!
Apr
24
comment How do I change a user name in Windows 7?
this works but of course it does not rename the underlying user folder, which is to be expected..