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I am a carbon based life-form that sustains itself through the oxidation and chemical decomposition of pieces of other carbon based life-forms. I enjoy bi- and quad-wheeled internal combustion powered vehicles, coordinating the activities of complex binary computational devices, and the translation of pictorial objects and/or alpha-numeric characters into an internal representation of another life-form's narrative ideas. Oh, and Diet Mt Dew.


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answered Keeping laptop plugged in vs cycle count
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comment Will connecting USB controllers to a hub with extension cables cause interference, signal loss or even input lag?
USB 2.0 spec lists a maximum length of 5m. This should be per leg, so 5m from controller to hub, 5m from hub to computer. If your cables are of decent quality, a 1m extension should not have any effect.
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comment Uninstall Ubuntu
You will also need to make sure that your BIOS is set to boot from the DVD drive before the hard drive boots. Either change it in the BIOS, or figure out if your computer has a one-time boot menu.
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comment Unknown process what does it do?
Please do a search before posting questions here. The first result of a google search for "smax4pnp" turns up a fairly detailed explanation.
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answered I can't set up default speaker [Win 8.1]
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answered Windows 7 with a 7" tertiary monitor
Dec
22
comment Slow network copy in only one direction
I'm not running an FTP server on the desktop, though. Also, that doesn't really solve the problem, especially for trying to manipulate files directly or stream videos from the desktop (which is how I actually first noticed it, though it happens with any file type when reading or copying). Right now, if I need something on the laptop, I remote to the desktop and start the copy from there, since that still works.
Dec
22
comment Slow network copy in only one direction
Mapped network drive, for the most part. Both machines are running Win7x64 (Home for the laptop, Pro for the desktop).
Dec
22
asked Slow network copy in only one direction
Dec
19
answered How can I filter which colums will be shown on a spreadsheet?
Dec
19
comment Why is Windows 7 & Win 8 Clipboard mysteriously being cleared?
Some software clears the clipboard for security purposes (i.e., to keep you from making copies of a protected document). You may have something like this running as a background process, or you could have malware that is doing the same thing.
Dec
19
answered Identify this screen connector
Dec
19
reviewed Approve Check Disk Usage in Windows 7
Dec
18
comment bittorrent and utorrent current downloads just wiped after restart
You would start on a fresh boot, make the changes and restart the app. If this is happening to new torrents you add, you may need to get in the habit of restarting μtorrent after each set of torrents is added, before it can crash again.
Dec
18
comment Can not restore minimized/switched full-screen applications/games
Have you rebooted since the problem occurred? Some games change the display driver settings and they may not have changed back (esp if the game is one that does not like to be minimized).
Dec
18
awarded  Civic Duty
Dec
18
answered bittorrent and utorrent current downloads just wiped after restart
Dec
18
answered How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive?
Dec
18
comment Is it illegal to download TV Shows that I pay for? (Bittorrent)
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about legal advice.
Dec
18
answered Deleting some cells in Excel 2013