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Apr
15
comment Why do x86 CPUs only use 2 out of 4 rings?
Yeah, I got this impression... :-) I love when someone like you with deep knowledge of something write this kind of answer, that's history of IT, and I love to know it. Your answer remembered me when I was a guy at school, 20 years ago, and I bought the "Intel 80268 programmers reference manual" and then the 386 reference manual. I read a lot about the protection rings... but never actually done anything with them. Just some simple x86 assembler programming... then Turbo Pascal, then C/C++, Java... and finally .Net for the last 13 years :-)
Apr
15
comment Why do x86 CPUs only use 2 out of 4 rings?
Great answer!!!
Feb
18
comment Odd Windows Font-Rendering Issue (With Video Demo)
@Jazimov probably there is no solution... I keep cleartype ebabled because I usually work with small fonts, but it's just me. I never noticed the cleartype rendering issue on big fonts before reading your post 2 hours ago (I'm a software developer, and I spend at least 11/12 hours at PC each day... )
Feb
18
comment Odd Windows Font-Rendering Issue (With Video Demo)
@Jazimov monitor detection is made by Windows trough the video card, so the video card driver could surely have an impact about how the monitor is detected by Windows.
May
11
comment In Bash (Mac/Linux terminal shell), can the up and down arrow keys be made to function as they do in text editors?
thanks for the tip
May
10
comment In Bash (Mac/Linux terminal shell), can the up and down arrow keys be made to function as they do in text editors?
Xiki looks amazing! I want something like that that can run on windows...
May
17
comment Edit file description shell new menu
Try looking here superuser.com/questions/34704/… and here superuser.com/questions/400215/…
Mar
29
comment Computer slow after installing 32GB RAM
That's true, I've looked at the 2600K datasheet too, it say it can run 32Gb of ram; but it doesn't say it will run any combination of any type of 32gb ram on any motherboard. I still think it can be a memory controller power/compatibility issue... but without a working "reference" ram/cpu/mobo/system there is no simple way to check it :-|