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Jan
2
comment How vibration sensitive are hard disk drives?
@Dracs +1 I immediately thought of this video as well.
Dec
27
comment Measuring how much battery charge a process uses in Windows
I think the network card also takes a bit of power to function, if you're constantly downloading it can't go into low-power state either.
Dec
27
comment Task Manager indicates program is 64-bit?
Nitpick, but there is no such thing as x32. It's x86, and then x86_64 (sometimes x64).
Dec
27
comment Can random data from a wipe or encryption of a full drive result in fake partitions appearing in the MBR?
Statistically, it is possible for random data to just happen to describe a valid partition header, but such an event is inconceivably unlikely. For all intents and purposes, the probability of this occurring is zero.
Dec
25
answered ndiswrapper, wlan0 gone
Dec
24
asked ndiswrapper, wlan0 gone
Dec
2
comment How to 'ping' politely
One ping per minute can hardly be considered flooding by any sane metric. The -f flag probably does something else as commented above.
Nov
4
comment Why is the Enterprise version of Windows 8 a smaller download?
The logical conclusion is that it contains less data.
Oct
16
comment Decrease CPU usage or give priority
Go into your distribution's system monitor and adjust the priorities for the relevant processes?
Oct
14
comment Can files deleted with rm -rf be recovered?
@Lena Even without a specialized recovery tool, you can always open up your hard drive in raw read-only mode, search for something you know your file contained, and then read the raw bits off the hard drive if you manage to find your keyword. But that's really a desperate man's recovery method.
Oct
14
comment Can Linux users sniff 'n watch which torrents I am downloading on my Macintosh?
If you are on a company workstation and/or network, you are not safe. Any sysadmin worth his salt will detect network abuse even through VPN services, and may investigate your stuff after you leave. Torrent at your own risk.
Oct
13
comment Can files deleted with rm -rf be recovered?
Once it's overwritten, it's probably gone. But if you have enough free space on the drive, it might be a while before your deleted bits get overwritten by new files, so you can often salvage lots of old documents.
Sep
24
comment Negative ping on OSX?
There can only be one explanation: your packets are travelling backwards through time. You should probably check your cables for any wormholes...
Sep
20
comment Why did dialup modems make noise?
Those were the days..
Sep
18
comment 1TB HDD making strange noise (not a common one)
@Synetech yes, because all my documents, movies and musics really benefit from the extra read speed and low latency of the SSD... anyway, that's a debate for another day.
Sep
17
comment 1TB HDD making strange noise (not a common one)
The clicking sound is bad but does the deep noise sound like the disk could be vibrating? I had that happen once and it was because one of the clamp screws was loose - just a couple of screwdriver turns and the problem was fixed.
Sep
15
comment Stop the constant random reboots of my GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V
Possible. The Ivy Bridge can burn up to probably 100W at full load, and your graphics card probably 150-200W, there's little left for the rest. What was your old CPU? And how does it reboot, can you describe it with more detail? What do you see/hear?
Sep
14
comment How can I copy nytimes.com slideshow images to the clipboard?
Actually this is a pain if the image spans a resolution larger than your monitor can display - still doable but it gets tedious.
Sep
11
comment Video driver slows down after Adobe flash crashes
So it took you three months to update the drivers? :p
Sep
6
comment i7 920 temperature issues
"Will a good thermal paste reduce my temperature significantly?" I'll put it bluntly: if you don't apply thermal paste, your processor will overheat and slowly melt, even with thermal throttling.