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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.
Mar
2
comment Sites loading slowly in Windows, possibly due to DNS?
@gms8994: Are you just adding the extra servers to the bottom of the list, or are you putting them at the top? Usually when you have the delay, it's because the first DNS is timing out.
Mar
2
answered Browsers ignoring hosts file
Mar
1
answered Do processors really have golden pins?