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C and Perl programmer for a suite of Linux based applications and web services.

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awarded  Yearling
Nov
4
answered How to set up an X server to accept connections from my main computer
Nov
4
awarded  Organizer
Nov
4
revised What kind of IP address is this?
Not router or IPv6 based question (or answers)..
Nov
4
suggested approved edit on What kind of IP address is this?
Nov
2
answered How to sync time with a time server on Windows 7 and 8.1?
Oct
22
revised Is UPS necessary to have for a PC?
add backup files / filesystems
Oct
22
revised Would intermittent contact with the service voltage and capacitors in a power supply (inrush current) damage a computer?
section headings, add voltage testing, expand comments
Oct
22
answered Would intermittent contact with the service voltage and capacitors in a power supply (inrush current) damage a computer?
May
1
awarded  Caucus
Aug
8
revised How to try to start a service only if it isn't running? (Linux)
Clarify wording in 4th paragraph
Jul
15
awarded  Yearling
Oct
4
answered How to build my own single-board computer?
Jul
15
awarded  Yearling
May
17
revised How can I get data off of a damaged thumb drive?
expand types of electrical failure (static, surge) and minor improvement of wording
Jan
2
comment How much power the system is REALLY consuming?
I should mention Joule's Law namely the form: Power (Watts) = Voltage (Volts) times Current (Amperage), and Ohm's Law.
Jan
2
comment How much power the system is REALLY consuming?
Voltage != (not equal) Power! As @RedGrittyBrick mentions in a comment in one of the answers, without the current, you cannot tell nearly anything about the power consumed. The two things it does tell you is a) how well regulated the PSU output is, and b) whether the voltage may droop as the load increases.
Jan
2
comment How much power the system is REALLY consuming?
@RedGrittyBrick, Thank you for being the first person to mention current, which you need to know (or be able to derive) in order to know the amount of power a computer system is consuming. Voltage alone (i.e. without current) tells you nearly nothing. That said, the on-board power management (APM, ACPI) of present day computers do have some monitoring abilities (A la CPU-Z and lm-sensors) As well as for many GPU cards.
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
6
awarded  Revival