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Apr
14
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
11
comment Why half of my RAM of 8GB is missing?
Please provide a reference for splitting the 4GiB available to 32-bit processes into user and kernel. I have not heard of such a thing, and it does not make any sense anyway. Additionally, it looks like 32-bit programs are perfectly capable of addressing 4GiB when the appropriate flags are set. Even more, I have personally witnessed a 32-bit build of Firefox committing 4GiB before crashing (I'm the guy with 2000 tabs open).
Apr
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
9
comment Does Heartbleed affect ssh keys?
Note that the public comment really is irrelevant - Heartbleed affects both clients and servers. But you are correct in that SSH is different and not affected by this particular vulnerability.
Apr
8
comment Upgrading my motherboard completely
You can do the boot device adjustment with startup repair (and/or manual BCD editing commands) from a Windows recovery/installation DVD, if you want.
Apr
8
comment Does more RAM usage cause more battery usage?
RAM doesn't generate nearly as much heat as a CPU or GPU. Sure, it feels warm to the touch, but that's typically without a fan or heatsink. Run a CPU without additional cooling and it'll be hot enough to burn you in a minute. Probably sooner.
Apr
8
comment Does more RAM usage cause more battery usage?
Note that that benchmark is measuring ECC RAM designed for server use. That does not necessarily translate to non-ECC laptop RAM.
Apr
7
comment How to disable LESS intellisense in Visual Studio 2013?
@roydukkey You could consider SharpDevelop. It feels pretty close to VCS Express. Well, I think it's closer than MonoDevelop, anyway.
Apr
4
awarded  Revival
Mar
31
comment Monitor black screen only at starting windows?
Have you tried updating your graphics drivers?
Mar
30
comment How to reset audio on Windows?
That answer was a good guess, but still a guess. The actual issue could have had symptoms anywhere from lag, BSoDs, random restarts, file deletions/corruption, to even a literal fire, as unlikely as it is (yes, any kernel-mode driver failing can cause any of these, depending on the failure mode). And the fact remains that it's a temporary solution to most problems. (Not that it's a bad answer, @WilliamHilsum, but the question itself is lacking a lot of potentially useful information. Heck, we don't even know which version of Windows!. I'd also say it's not a fix if the issue recurs.)
Mar
30
comment How to reset audio on Windows?
I've received several responses to my comment, the latest from @WGH. My point isn't that it won't help, my point is that it's useful to include more information in a question - and it's usually better to fix the root cause, since restarting the audio service (which is just a small part of the 'audio stack', and wont necessarily help with kernel-mode driver errors) is definitely not normal behaviour, and a patchy solution at best.
Mar
30
comment Is it my computer's fault that I can't connect to the internet?
Yea. At least that part seems fine.
Mar
30
comment Is it my computer's fault that I can't connect to the internet?
Check if you have a static IP set. In Windows, static IPs are set for an interface, and wireless and wired are usually different interfaces. If you have a static IP that conflicts with another on the network, or you're using the wrong subnet or gateway, then it won't work - the easiest way is to just switch it to automatic (DHCP).
Mar
27
comment How to find a FUD trojan that infected my OS?
What exactly did you do while trying to understand how to apply some courses on analyzing some malwares? Also, for future reference - please play with malware in a VM or separate machine. Doing so on your primary machine, one with actual data, or one you're afraid to reinstall is just plain irresponsible.
Mar
26
comment Spilled vinegar on laptop, what to do?
@MaQleod > Isopropyl alcohol is part water, meaning it is just as damaging to use as the vinegar itself. Isopropyl alcohol is isopropyl alcohol is isopropyl alcohol. it is not water. One is C3H8O, one is H2O. Now, isopropyl alcohol is usually sold mixed with water, and the 90%+ advice is sound - but a bit of pure water doesn't hurt, either, and is far less conductive than water with free ions (salty water, vinegar, etc.) in it. So, water itself is nowhere near as bad as vinegar either.
Mar
26
comment Spilt soup on my T400 keyboard and it turns itself off
Honestly, you're better off removing the hard drive and salvaging your data, if nothing else.
Mar
26
comment Spilt soup on my T400 keyboard and it turns itself off
For any hope at all, you'd have to do a full flush with pure water (flush, not soak), followed by a pure alcohol rinse. You want to get the conductive crap off, not dry it. But since it was powered on, chances are some IC has shorted and burnt out, in which case you're out of luck unless you design motherboards for a living and are very handy with a soldering iron.
Mar
25
comment Native alternative to wget in Windows PowerShell?
And as of PS 4.0, wget and curl are aliasted to Invoke-WebRequest (iwr) by default :D
Mar
23
comment How to edit .STRING files
@Spedwards Which game? Better yet, can you upload the file somewhere?