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Jun
24
comment Connect PCIe devices to Macbook pro
What about this: akitio.com/accessories/thunder2-pcie-box
Jun
24
comment Connect PCIe devices to Macbook pro
Just Google Thunderbolt to PCI Express, there are devices that do this.
Jun
22
comment Can I use a wireless modem instead of wireless adaptor
Yes it's possible, but the process of setting it up varies a great deal depending on which model of router you have. Search Google for the model of router followed by relevant keywords like wireless bridge or client mode or refer to the router's user guide.
Jun
22
comment Windows 8.1 key
This doesn't really answer the original question. The OP was asking about how the product key is validated during installation without an internet connection. The activation process happens separately and can fail even if the product key was accepted.
Jun
20
comment is it possible to convert eSata to USB 3.0
Are you sure your laptop doesn't have an expresscard slot? Details here: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExpressCard. They were quite common before USB 3 and would be a better way of adding ports.
May
30
comment Bought a slot-loading BD-RE drive, but it spits out every disc I feed it without spinning. What do?
Check that the eject button isn't stuck. You could also try inserting the discs upside down although I very much doubt that the drive operates that way. I suspect it is probably faulty.
May
28
comment Fake invoice attachments, what's the real functionality doing?
If you look at the Virus Total page again there are some comments there which link to a blog post from Sane Security about exactly this sort of thing: sanesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/…. Bascially the VBA in the invoice attempts to download an exe file with malware called Dridex which is designed to steal all kinds of information.
May
22
comment Laptop died after using a SATA/IDE USB hard drive converter
Unfortunately it looks like the adapter may have done permanent damage to your laptop. USB ports normally have a fuse to prevent short circuits but this may not have prevented 12V being fed back into the laptop.
May
21
comment How does a website remember me after I've deleted cookies?
@CodeMonkey: Have you tried using another browser to see if still detects the previous page views?
May
21
comment How does a website remember me after I've deleted cookies?
@CodeMonkey: Which news site are you referring to?
May
11
comment How to find Mac Code from serial number of Lenovo G50-70 I3
@AijazHussain: Marin Althuis's answer is technically correct. There may still be some record of the mac address on your router if you were using the laptop on your home network. It would depend on which model of router you were using and how it was set up.
May
11
comment Cpu usage Oscillation
@KevinBell: What program are you using for the simulations? It probably has an option to set how many threads to use, in this case you could limit it to say, 4 threads which would mean that you would have a reduced impact on the overall server load.
May
5
comment How is my cursor whiter than white?
@CJDennis: What program(s) are affected? This looks like a gamma calibration issue to me.
Apr
30
comment What is a reliable Sinhala font that is larger than Iskoola Pota?
It could be argued that Arial is too big rather than Iskoola Pota is too small, e.g. if you use Calibri instead then the sizes are more similar.
Apr
30
comment Fit M.2 SSD into a laptop without M.2 port
You need something like this: amazon.com/StarTech-Adapter-Converter-Frame-Housing/dp/….
Apr
30
comment Fit M.2 SSD into a laptop without M.2 port
That's for mSATA not M.2, they are not compatible.
Apr
30
comment What is a reliable Sinhala font that is larger than Iskoola Pota?
Can you provide a screenshot of Iskoola Pota on your system? It seems to work fine for me.
Apr
29
comment Do recommended battery charging practices for a laptop apply to an ultrabook (with non-removable battery)?
@SoheilSH: If you enable it in Windows it should then affect Ubuntu as well since it is affecting firmware built into the charging circuitry. That is why the behaviour still works if you charge with the laptop turned off rather than when it's on and running Windows.
Apr
29
comment Do recommended battery charging practices for a laptop apply to an ultrabook (with non-removable battery)?
@ps2goat: I used to have a Lenovo and used the conservation mode since I almost never used it on battery and I do agree that it seems that it can cause the battery charging calibration to go a bit wrong although it wasn't quite as extreme in my case. The solution seemed to be to occasionally switch to the normal charging mode, do a full discharge followed by a full charge then switch back to conservation mode and this made the percentages more accurate.
Apr
29
comment CasperJS and “extensafree” virus
It's a Javascript framework, it can be used for good or bad, there is no way for the developers to control what other people use it for.