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Jan
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comment Will an Ethernet splitter work?
What's an "Etthernet" (two 't's)? ;)
Oct
20
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
13
comment Why can't you run OS X on a PC?
As "PC" is an acronym for "personal computer", by definition, all Macs (even as far back as the Macintosh 128k) are PCs. They are personal computers. The only thing I can think of for why a machine wouldn't be a PC is if it's a shared machine or server. The only reason I can think of for why "Macs aren't PCs" is from the Mac vs. PC ads Apple ran years ago showcasing how they're different than PCs because they do certain things different than Windows. But because they are personal computers, Macs are PCs.
Oct
8
comment What does this entry in hosts-file mean: 192.168.3.2 NPI2A54EA
IIRC, with Windows 7 (and Vista?), you no longer need to reboot for changes to take effect; You just need to relaunch the application. Or maybe that was just Chrome?
Sep
27
revised Can I completely disable Cortana on Windows 10?
fixing fancy quotes
Sep
27
suggested approved edit on Can I completely disable Cortana on Windows 10?
Sep
18
comment How can a file size be zero?
@slebetman out of curiosity, do you remember how he encoded the file names? I'd assume base-64 or something
Sep
17
comment How can a file size be zero?
@slebetman But then what happens when the MFT (or FAT or whatever it was) grew too big? Or was it a directory size quota?
Sep
6
suggested rejected edit on PC HDD is making loud noise when shutting down
Aug
24
comment How can I remove a forkbomb from the Startup folder?
@EhsanSajjad yes. Essentially, if you save your forkbomb as, say, fork.bat, running it will run fork.bat|fork.bat. That means for every time fork.bat is run, two more copies will be started.
Jun
4
comment What is the actual speed of SATA 3?
Using "a mere 600MB/s" is pretty misleading. I was thoroughly confused until I remembered it's 6 giga bits. We all know SATA isn't 6 gigabytes per sec, but 6 giga bits per sec
May
19
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
1
comment How to encrypt all—or part—of a USB hard drive that can be accessed by both Linux and Mac OS X?
@JDługosz Read my comment again. I never mentioned backdoors. I intentionally tried to word it to avoid sounding like I was referencing backdoors, but I guess I failed at that.
Apr
1
comment How to encrypt all—or part—of a USB hard drive that can be accessed by both Linux and Mac OS X?
The audit found many problems with the code base and TrueCrypt itself is don't. Finished. No more. OTOH, many forks of it came out to continue its legacy with a few promising to fix the problems (bugs?)
Mar
26
comment Pinging different IP address than what I entered
Wow. That is a terrible undocumented "feature". Turns out Chrome does it also (4.4.4.8 and 4.4.4.010 are equivalent)
Mar
18
revised Why I have to press keys two times to get the ^ or ´ or ` symbol in Windows 7 and how can I fix it?
formatting the backtick
Mar
18
suggested approved edit on Why I have to press keys two times to get the ^ or ´ or ` symbol in Windows 7 and how can I fix it?
Mar
15
comment PDFs as extremely small file size (i.e. less than 20kb)
Do your PDFs have embedded fonts and color profile? If so, removing those could cut out like 30 KB
Mar
9
awarded  Civic Duty
Mar
9
comment Is it safe that everybody can see the Windows product ID?
The product Id basically tells the support team what your hardware configuration is.