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Apr
28
comment IP address loads faster than domain name
+1: If you type in the domain name, the users DNS will go through the process of looking up the IP address, a step which obviously doesn't occur with a plain IP address.
Apr
18
answered Problems with mac mini wireless
Apr
14
answered Suck or blow? What's better for dust?
Apr
14
comment How can I tell if the power pin(?) inside my laptop has been pushed in?
I'll go so far as to say it sounds likely, but a picture would help immensely.
Apr
7
revised Computer refresh - Are our IT consultants being honest with us?
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Apr
7
answered Computer refresh - Are our IT consultants being honest with us?
Apr
4
comment scp using a lots of memory
@matt: I've never tried it, so I'll bow to your experience. Still, it seems like using any logic to determine that it was a local transfer would add some overhead.
Apr
4
comment Does the order in the slots of memory modules matter/ MemTest
@user: Huh. Are they all the same size/speed/type?
Apr
4
comment Does the order in the slots of memory modules matter/ MemTest
Well, if RAM will work in slot A,C, and D but not slot B, then slot B is bad. If you have a short or something on the board, it can trash RAM and slot both. If slot B is dead, then yes, you have a motherboard problem.
Apr
4
answered scp using a lots of memory
Apr
4
answered Does the order in the slots of memory modules matter/ MemTest
Apr
4
comment SSH Connection Limitations
@user: So you're looking at outbound connections, from one machine to 99 other machines, or are we talking 100 machines all constantly connected to 99 other machines all hammering each other with real-time data? You'll probably have a lot more success having the machines all aggregate the data in local groups, rather than every machine getting a complete copy of the data.
Apr
4
comment SSH Connection Limitations
@user: If you're going to be writing from 100 connections at the same time, you're going to run into problems very quickly...Very likely you'll saturate your bandwidth before anything else has a chance to break. What kind of data, and does it have to be real-time?
Apr
4
answered SSH Connection Limitations
Mar
31
answered office 2003 frontpage with office 2010
Mar
31
comment How to obtain and re-install Windows XP
This will only work if you can find a friend with a Dell OEM install disk. A regular XP install disk will not work.
Mar
23
answered Can running a CPU intensive task in a Low priority process disrupt my user experience?
Mar
21
comment My Dell laptop overheated after I installed Debian squeeze on esata drive
Wow, interesting. Did it cut out immediately, or did it run for a while? And if it ran, did you hear the CPU fan at any point?
Mar
2
comment Converting Unix Time into Human Readable Format in Excel
+1: I prefer (timestamp / 86400 + 25569) but they're the same thing. Format the field as date/time and you're good to go.
Mar
2
comment Sites loading slowly in Windows, possibly due to DNS?
@gms9884: Do an ipconfig /all, and scroll up to the DNS servers. The one at the top is the first one queried, etc, etc. I see people add new servers for testing, without removing the ones at the bottom.