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Apr
30
comment Why do some mac encrypted files crash ALL my windows apps?
Have you tried them on a new Windows system (possibly a VM)? If you have a shell extension that looks at the file and crashes, that would cause this symptom. It might also be possible to use Safe Mode to change the tickbox.
Apr
21
answered Launching programs with GUI without display manager
Apr
5
answered What aspects of running modern videogames cause most of the power consumption on GPU's?
Apr
5
comment What aspects of running modern videogames cause most of the power consumption on GPU's?
There's no way to give a general answer, you'll have to run a profiler on your hardware of choice. It may vary even between different models from the same manufacturer. Also, what would you do with this information?
Mar
30
comment Indoor Positioning System
SSID and MAC are broadcast in the clear by the access point before you authenticate to it, in order that you can find it in the first place.
Mar
27
comment Why does a CPU have a clock?
Asynchronous (clockless) design has been done e.g. cl.cam.ac.uk/~rdm34/jmm03.pdf but it's not really been commercialised because it's so different and not spectacularly better.
Mar
19
comment What exactly is a laptop “display audio” driver?
I don't see how this constitutes lying: it's an audio device. If you plug it in it will play sound.
Feb
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Feb
9
answered Are CPU clock ticks strictly periodic?
Jan
5
answered Can a single OS installation on a SSD be shared between a desktop & a laptop?
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Dec
8
answered How can I copy my (Ubuntu 9.04) Linux filesystem to another computer?
Dec
8
comment What is the value of MD5 checksums if the MD5 hash itself could potentially also have been manipulated?
"MD5 checksum of MD5 checksums" is known as a Merkle Tree.
Dec
8
answered What is the value of MD5 checksums if the MD5 hash itself could potentially also have been manipulated?
Nov
17
comment Anyone used “Windows Services for UNIX”?
microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=35512 I think it does exactly that; also you get a ksh and a csh (but not a Bourne shell, that would be too useful). It's been a long time since I used it and would suggest Cygwin if you just want a UNIXy environment.
Nov
14
answered Why is -r recursive necessary when copying a directory in Linux?
Nov
11
comment How do web-servers “listen” to IP addresses, interrupt or polling?
@Aron from a hardware and OS point of view they're fairly similar; event based servers will use a different system call (select(), epoll() or NT overlapped IO) and have more internal bookkeeping to determine what to do with the next packet.
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Sep
10
answered Before Operating systems, What concept was used to make them work?
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