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Just a geek :)

Beware of wauzers, for they are crafty, and like cheese.

I'm a singaporean computer geek with a very wierd set of majors, and a odder sense of humour. Many people are convinced I'm an ultra intellegent dog, which I neither confirm nor deny. My avatar is a small organic canid of slightly uncertain heritage and a lot of attitude called Ash, who happens to be my public face on the internet.

I'm also one of the top users on superuser. While my answers and edits have hopefully gotten better over the years, there's occasions where I'm uncertain whether my edits are of acceptable quality or not. When this is the case, I rely on my cybernetic counterpart, Aibobot to do edits. Feel free to accept or reject these edits as you would those done by a new user.


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comment What are the benefits / downsides of a high uptime?
Planned reboots can be good - You may need to reboot for kernel updates
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comment Would a HDD perform better if it was overwriting 0's or existing (deleted to the filesystem) data
What's the practical purpose of doing that?
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comment Trying to add a third monitor
Beats me. This is from what I know of working on a system of that era - I had some issues with the discrete gpu, and ended up needing to yank it to get the integrated GPU working.
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comment Trying to add a third monitor
USB GPUs supposedly suck - its probably going to be horrid unless you're doing basic stuff like spreadsheets and office docs.. Adding a second video card may work, but some oses don't like graphics cards of different brands. Besides, if you're buying a GPU, might as well get something that supports 3 outputs to start with to simplify things. I can't really give any first hand advice there
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comment Want to STOP Windows 7 from changing song names in my music folders
Windows 7 shouldn't be changing that automatically. I have a VERY specific naming convention, and if that happened that would drive me nuts. I wonder if your music player is showing file tags as well. What are you listening to music with?
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answered Trying to add a third monitor
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comment Trying to add a third monitor
What's your processor?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Win 8 64 when switched on I got the bios setup screen
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comment laptop shuts down with no reason
No, a livecd - If you're sure the malware is gone, its probably overheating.
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comment laptop shuts down with no reason
Your AV seems dodgy. Do a full offline scan with a livecd with something like windows defender.
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comment Guide to rack servers?
Noooo! Don't recommend cross posting to SF. We can throw worthy questions over that wall. I just did one today. If the question had been about specific issues rather than "where can I find assistance?" I'd probably have left it alone.
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comment Is there a solution for powering fans (and/or hard drives) from a separate power supply, if space in computer case is limited?
I'm sort of inclined to think that this is a hardware purchase recommendation - something like an external fan controller (with its own PSU) may do the trick, or a jumpered up flexATX or pico power supply might work. Or simply wiring the fans direct to a 12V PSU
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comment Recovering corrupted java script file
Looks like hex. ASCII conversion gives me gibberish, as does UTF8.
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comment Recovering corrupted java script file
hm. More information on the original text file may help. Any idea what encoding it was?
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comment Word heading number blacked out
You can, and should use comments for stuff like this.
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comment Strange layout for new user in Linux Mint Xfce 13
Without knowing this 'strange layout', we can't really answer that. Are you sure you're on the same WM?
Nov
20
revised The value of running CheckDisk on an SSD?
minor spelling fix, but that bothers the hell out of me.
Nov
20
comment How to convert a video file to XVID format?
trid is awesome. Your second link though, looks dodgy.
Nov
20
comment Two internet connections to one server
You want to add that to your question
Nov
20
comment Two internet connections to one server
What precisely are you trying to achive? Load balancing or redundant links?