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I am a curious person who always likes to learn more. I like solving puzzles and I like working with computers. Which means I enjoy some of the more complex questions on this site, as well as the answers which go into details and explain all facets.


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comment Merging many .rar files in one .rar file
A quick google search shows at least one solution for a specific OS. Could you add for which OS you are willing to use. (Itf you run out of tags then remove the NTFS tag since it appears irrelevant - See Ramhounds comment).
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comment Why http links are not opening from default browser in windows 8?
Did you mean http:\\` or http://` ?
Jul
19
comment Two Network Adapters, One Prevents Other's Connection
A default gateway is a system wide setting and it is not tied to any specific NIC. (There can only be one default). Googling that might bring up multiple default gateways since it is sensible to change the default gateway to a backup if the first one becomes unreachable. But the basic routing mechanisme is: 1) Use the most specific route to a target. (e.g. most restricting netmask) 2) If there is none use a generic route. 3) If all else fails use the single default gateway.
Jul
19
comment Two Network Adapters, One Prevents Other's Connection
What happens with your default gateway when you unplug the first NIC. (Note that you only have one active default gateway, which is not tied to a NIC but is a general setting).
Jul
19
comment Can I use a small, different GPU alongside my main GPU to connect an additional display?
At Bohne: Yes, in theory that could work. But I doubt you will find the drivers to do that. As it is you will likely use to GPUs independently. One rendering the output for one monitor, and the other rendering for the other monitor.
Jul
19
comment Can I use a small, different GPU alongside my main GPU to connect an additional display?
The problems I heard off were between AMD/ATI and Nvidia cards. Partially that might be because Matrox cards tend to be a little rare these days. Matrix was a big player a decade ago, in 2D time, and still makes the best cards for exotic setups requiring dozens of monitors etc etc. But most regular PC graphics cards tend to be from AMD/ATI and Nvidia and these focus around gaming cards. The non-gaming cards they still are the 'lesser' variant which are still based on their big gaming card designs.
Jul
18
answered Can I use a small, different GPU alongside my main GPU to connect an additional display?
Jul
18
comment Why did the IETF specifically choose 192.168/16 to be a private IP address class?
A good point. Especially combined with the background from Darth Androids post and maybe some additional information on the first bits of the other classes.
Jul
18
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Jul
18
comment Two Network Adapters, One Prevents Other's Connection
Now that I am back I can't understand it either. I'll fix that in my post. Regarding communication only with 10.54.88.92, what are the setting on the other host. If it has a different idea about broadcast then it might now be answering arp requests (though and arp -a should quickly tell you if that is the case or not.)
Jul
18
answered Two Network Adapters, One Prevents Other's Connection
Jul
16
comment How do I redirect a domain to another domain locally?
In that case you want to insstall a local DNS server and use that as resolver.
Jul
15
comment How to get BIOS serialnumber with WMIC command
Yes and no. There is a field for the serial number (and other fields for much more information) in many generic BIOSes and methods to read these fields. The person manufacturing the BIOS should fill this with the correct information. Unless that is done the fields often read their default values (e.g. "insert manufacturers name here" rather than the proper name. Or "serial number: 000000" etc etc.)
Jul
15
comment How can I schedule restart of my network connection?
Technically you can use the task scheduler to trigger a task based on something in the eventmanager (e.g. on connection lost). That script could do something like sleep 60 seconds and ipconfig /renew. However getting this correctly means building in some sanity checks. That might be the hard part. Now as a programmer I think this is a nice challenge. But unless it happens quite often you will spend more time in building and testing this than you gain from it.
Jul
15
answered How to get BIOS serialnumber with WMIC command
Jul
14
comment All In One Network Printer
Questions seeking for hardware shopping recommendations are off-topic because they are often relevant only to the question author at the time the question was asked and tend to become obsolete quickly. You might want to look at alternative routes though (e.g. contact Xerox or one of the similar firms which lease and service such devices).
Jul
14
answered Difference between host name and domain name
Jul
14
comment Difference between host name and domain name
Hostname and domain name are very much NOT the same. I suspect that you answered this with a very limited an specific example in mind (e.g. domain.tld and domain.tld. But most domains will have many servers, each with their own hostnames. E.g. fileserver-1.domain.tld, printerser.domain.tld, my_desktop.domain.tld, mylaptop.domain.tld, etc etc. Your example ignores all this and only makes limited sense when you consider that web and mail (MX record!) are often mapped to the same place. However those are the exceptions!
Jul
13
comment How do I know if my MacBook Pro supports SATA III?
Yes. You can combine any combination of SATA{1,2,3} drives and SATA{1,2,3} controller. The used speed will be the lowest shared one though. (E.g. a SATA-III drive on a SATA-1 controller will work with a link speed it 1.5Gb/sec).