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comment How to remove tracking cookies
I can hardly call it simple. It's not reliable as many of the trackick cookies would have other names, sometimes meaningless. You would also have to do this everytime after you visited a page. Your solution is reactive, there are better proactive solutions that just constantly block and remove 3-d party tracking cookies.
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comment Why is a 7zipped file larger than the raw file?
Proof by contadiction. Hypothesis: Suppose it is always possible to compress a file with a lossless algorithm. Step1. Single compression makes an output file smaller at least by one bit. If so, after a number of iterations we will end up with a file that has only two bits. Step 2 Next iteration makes a file of a size of 1 bit. Step 3 But the compression algorithms is lossless, which means there is only one valid decompression allowed. Clearly you cannot restore 2 original bits from 1 compressed bit - you will have to make a guess. The last point violates the hypothesis.
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comment Computer architecture: Are USB keyboards less responsive due to narrow IRQ range?
@PPC in reply to your edit. If the system hangs, both keyboards wouldn't solve the problem. Go for hard reboot.
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comment Computer architecture: Are USB keyboards less responsive due to narrow IRQ range?
@PPC if you design a device driver, then USB kbds could possibly be slower for nano- to micro- seconds. If you are interested in any user-level code, then the code remains blocked when any IRQL of level > 1 is being handled. So it doesn't matter if kbd IRQL equals to highest IRQL or medium IRQL. User code is blocked.
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