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An IT professional of 10 years. Recently passed the CISSP Certification test for my job role at a large Law firm.

Current Certifications:

CISSP, A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+


Jan
31
answered Remove a certain line from Bash history file
Jan
31
comment What do I have to change to allow a local XP computer to open the event log on a remote windows 7 Computer?
Are all the appropriate services on the target machine running? ie remote management, remote registry, etc? Also, have you tried managing it from ANOTHER XP machine, because you should be able to remote manage, I do it all the time here with XP to Win 7 and vice a versa.
Jan
30
answered Installing linux (Lubuntu) through PXE boot?
Jan
30
answered Finding the number of Cores on my CPU in GNU/Linux
Jan
30
comment iTunes does not load new tracks from the library
Nope. If its in the library already it skips it and only adds what has changed. My library is modest, roughly 3000 songs, and ive been adding to it for months on this computer, ive probably done File -> add folder to library two dozen times. If it duplicated them id have so many more. It won't hurt it any.
Jan
30
answered iTunes does not load new tracks from the library
Jan
30
answered How could I install Linux to the hard drive of a different computer (one that won't boot from cd)
Jan
28
comment NVidia GeForce 9800GTX+ cooler spins at 100% speed all time
It isn't dusty at all is it? Maybe just needs a little blowing out?
Jan
28
comment How does downloading a file overnight affect the CPU and hard disk?
Your post makes it sound like a hard drive has a FINITE amount of time before it up and quits. This isn't exactly true. Running one hard drive all night every night it's entire useful life may not cause it to fail, while another one would. I have a 10GB drive from over a decade ago, that is a server drive and still runs fine. It has virtually never been off. No, letting it have "down time" vs not letting it have "down time" will not have any adverse effect on a drive. If that drive has a defect that will cause it to fail anyway, then your statement could be true.
Jan
28
comment How does downloading a file overnight affect the CPU and hard disk?
Okay, i will rephrase. Downloading A torrent will hardly make a PIII breathe hard. I can see an instance where multiple connections on multiple torrents could make a SINGLE core machine use a little more CPU.
Jan
28
comment Can I use 7.5VDC @ 1.0A on 6V @ 2.0A device?
This site is not intended for playful jesting, people come here for answers. I also did not mean theoretical in the context that it doesn't exist, i have 24 volt power supplies at my office in varying amp outputs, the context was theoretical in this scenario.
Jan
28
comment How does downloading a file overnight affect the CPU and hard disk?
If a CPU OVERHEATS you certainly CAN damage it. The protection simply shuts it down before significant damage should occur. Though I don know why you would mention overheating. Downloading torrents would hardly make even a pentium III breathe hard. Overheating would not be a concern in this scenario.
Jan
28
comment How does downloading a file overnight affect the CPU and hard disk?
Agreed. You are simply making the computer do what it was designed to do. Asking this question is like asking if driving your car to work twice in the same day will hurt it any. No, no more wear than would normally occur. The car is meant to be driven, the computer is designed to download and save data, it is one of its capabilities. Believe it or not you could leave it on for months and not hurt it one bit. Have at it.
Jan
28
comment Can I use 7.5VDC @ 1.0A on 6V @ 2.0A device?
It's not exactly logic, it's just how electricity works. Obviously large deviations in voltage can't be made up for by more or less current. But to even have a chance the watts need to be at least close if not match. My statement was meant to depict the fact that the power adapter is incapable of supplying enough power for his application. At that point volts are moot. Your theoretical power adapter has enough power capability, but would likely not work due to the large deviation in voltage.
Jan
28
answered Can I use 7.5VDC @ 1.0A on 6V @ 2.0A device?
Jan
27
comment Have a desktop wallpaper show as one image across three monitors?
Correct, you can also stitch 2 or 3 different smaller pictures together in Photoshop or similar, to get the same effect, but in the end, you are still using ONE single image across all monitors.
Jan
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Jan
27
comment Have a desktop wallpaper show as one image across three monitors?
It makes perfect sense because the background properties are the same. Tile across multiple monitors. Tile in ubuntu behaves the same as it does in Windows. I referenced the only reason why it wouldn't work later in the post. So no, it makes perfect sense.
Jan
27
answered Have a desktop wallpaper show as one image across three monitors?