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Apr
1
comment Windows 7 Sleep requires graphics driver?
Without a driver for the video card, how does the system put it into a sane state in the first place, such as the proper resolution, and get it to display pixels?
Apr
1
comment Intel 4 Series express - disabling hardware acceleration
This is a poor answer, unfortunately. Disabling the driver not only disables acceleration, but also disables power management features, like blanking the screen! When I disable the driver on a Sony Vaio Laptop, the "Sleep" command in the Shutdown menu becomes grayed out; the system is not able to sleep.
Mar
25
comment Outlook 2003 adds extra line feeds in pasted text
Doesn't work for OL 2010. All I see is two options: paste as unformatted text, and paste as unformatted Unicode text. Both of them add blank lines.
Mar
13
comment How to easily port VirtualBox machines?
.vbox files use relative paths which work if everything is in the same directory; absolute paths will still be used in the "scattered" cases, like when there are disks which are not in a subdirectory of the .vbox file's location.
Mar
9
awarded  Yearling
Mar
4
comment Automatic backup software?
This is silly. Suppose a database transaction (that looks atomic at the high level) performs thirty writes to the disk. Do you need thirty versions? Maybe if you're debugging the database software itself, that's it. But then you know how to solve this problem without looking for third-party software.
Feb
16
comment How can I change the hard disk serial number in VirtualBox?
The thing is, drives have a serial number that doesn't correspond to the VBox UUID. In a Linux guest, you can view this with smartctl -i /dev/whatever. The serial number shown bears no relation to the UUID.
Feb
11
comment Where are the results of chkdsk located in Windows 7?
I like it. Anything is better than dealing with EventViewer.
Sep
24
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Sep
20
asked Refresh without losing location in large web-page loaded using url#name location
Sep
15
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
13
comment How can I recover from mistaken 'rm *'?
@Adam So then, the opposite: alias rm to a command which prints "lose the habit of using rm" and exits with an error. :)
Jul
14
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Jul
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
10
comment What is a UFR II printer driver and why might I use it in preference to another type?
I've been looking for a good driver for a big Canon ImageWriter 3225. Canon's Generic PCL 6 would not let me use the 11x17 paper in the bottom tray. Based on this superuser question, I tried the UFR II driver from the same download page. It is way better. It knows the exact printer model and its paper sources. It has more features too. You can to two-step printing: you can print to a preview area instead of the printer and see how it will come out, then send it off to print. You can also do some editing, like combining pages.
Jul
7
revised Swap partition size on a 64 GB RAM computer for memory-intensive work
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Jul
7
answered Swap partition size on a 64 GB RAM computer for memory-intensive work
Jul
7
asked USB protocol: why SSPLIT transactions not allowed in microframe Y6?
Jul
2
answered How can I check if an iptables rule already exists?
May
15
comment Skype - How to disable the comfort noise?
Maybe they will fix this one of these years, when Skype crawls out of its permanent beta.