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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..
Apr
23
comment Disable “These files might be harmful to your computer” warning?
ah, good tip, it is not clear that dialog supports wildcards.
Apr
11
comment Sandy Bridge: Would it cause CPU performance drop when using integrated GPU?
@sathya I'll need more examples than one, but I am open to reducing the time to lower than 24. we get one thousand flags per day on SO. Do the math on how long it takes to clear that, even with 10+ mods.
Apr
11
comment Sandy Bridge: Would it cause CPU performance drop when using integrated GPU?
your edit "answer" isn't really correct; comparing results from FOUR YEARS AGO to a brand new, integrated on-die GPU is .. not even remotely valid IMHO @sathya this is why we have this restriction, isn't it?
Apr
2
comment Considerations for keyboard with integrated mouse for HTPC dedicated to the TV?
interesting, looks like a semi-clone of the Microsoft Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition, but with the much-hated pointer nub converted to a trackball...
Apr
2
comment Considerations for keyboard with integrated mouse for HTPC dedicated to the TV?
You can enable concurrent RDP sessions in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 -- even Home Premium. missingremote.com/guide/…
Mar
29
comment Considerations for keyboard with integrated mouse for HTPC dedicated to the TV?
interesting, looks like KeySonic KSK-3201? techmagnews.com/…
Mar
29
comment Considerations for keyboard with integrated mouse for HTPC dedicated to the TV?
it is cool, but the trackpad gets decidedly mixed feedback -- probably best as a keyboard + direction pad only device, and to be avoided if you do a lot of mouse cursor work.
Mar
27
comment How To Merge Two Images?
technically this is a webapps question, but I think you really should learn how to use a basic image editing program on your PC, first.
Mar
26
comment How to select a word with keyboard when the cursor is on or adjacent to the word?
can you clarify? I don't understand what you mean by "word that is around cursor"
Mar
13
comment ATI Radeon 4350 lower resolutions do not fill screen in Windows 7
this is a great tip and that option is really buried!
Mar
11
comment Greenscreen (aka chroma key) effect with a webcam?
@rovi mouse is rendered in hardware so it isn't captured. But dragging windows on top would cause this yes.