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Oct
20
comment Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?
Possible duplicate of superuser.com/questions/294238/…, superuser.com/questions/811275/…, superuser.com/questions/431309/…
Oct
16
comment ATI vs INTEL graphics comparison?
Did you Google either of these? If so you would have found benchmarks on NotebookCheck: notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-Ivy-Bridge.85998.0.html and notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-5470.23698.0.html
Oct
10
comment Parallel.ForEach error: The query processor could not start the necessary thread resources for parallel query execution
Lastly, does it still happen if you move the code out of the Parallel.ForEach block?
Oct
10
comment Parallel.ForEach error: The query processor could not start the necessary thread resources for parallel query execution
Also it might be helpful if you post an example of the SQL query in case you are doing something very complex that could be simplified. You can use Display Estimated Execution Plan when editing a query to see if a join or subquery is using a lot of resources.
Oct
10
comment Parallel.ForEach error: The query processor could not start the necessary thread resources for parallel query execution
@Maxwell Maake: How many worker threads is your SQL Server set to use? See msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190219%28v=sql.100%29.aspx
Oct
8
comment Microsoft Publisher doesn't draw work area
Perhaps try updating your graphics chipset drivers. Also you could try the Office installer's Repair option in the Programs and Features part of the Control Panel.
Oct
7
comment Windows 8 - Real Kiosk mode
@Grimmjow: How about running the desktop version of Internet Explorer in kiosk mode with Enforce full-screen mode set to true? See my answer here: superuser.com/questions/666899/…
Oct
4
comment My wife seems to have convinced every device she owns that she lives in Malta
Can you make absolutely sure that her IP address is shown as the correct country: whatismyipaddress.com - just to confirm only Google is having the problem.
Oct
4
comment My wife seems to have convinced every device she owns that she lives in Malta
Try going to Google Maps on her Nexus then bring up Settings from the menu that you can swipe from the left. Click the Edit Home or Work option and put in your current location.
Oct
4
comment My wife seems to have convinced every device she owns that she lives in Malta
@user630574: Perhaps she has configured the devices to use a proxy server in Malta? Check your network settings. Also, have you checked the Region settings in the Windows control panel?
Sep
26
comment AD Block Plus does not block ads
Have you tried manually checking for updates to add-ons by clicking the cog icon in the add-ons manager? Adblock Plus is working fine on Firefox 32.0.3 for me so clearly the current version is compatible.
Sep
25
comment AD Block Plus does not block ads
You could try resetting Firefox which is slightly less drastic than reinstalling it: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/…. It should back up your profile but you will have to reinstall add-ons.
Sep
25
comment AD Block Plus does not block ads
If you press Alt then go Tools->AdBlock Plus is Disable everywhere definitely unticked?
Sep
25
comment AD Block Plus does not block ads
Try pressing Ctrl + Shift + F for the preferences. Click the Filter subscriptions tab. You should see at least one subscription with the checkbox ticked. Otherwise click Add filter subscription... and choose EasyList.
Sep
24
comment Why is storage and transfer given in bytes?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte
Sep
10
comment What are the consequences of using a smaller power brick on a laptop?
I think it's safe to say that the outcome will vary depending on the quality of the laptop / power brick but it's probably a bad idea. In theory both devices should be able to cope with this scenario, e.g. in the past Apple used power supplies that couldn't provide sufficient watts for a Macbook Pro at full load and this caused the battery to be drained. But if the power brick is poorly designed / not tested for compliance with safety standards then overloading it could possibly cause it to overheat and cause a fire or something. You certainly need to ensure the voltage is correct at any rate.
Aug
15
comment UPS battery replacement
See electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/100251/… for almost identical question. Using the method described there would indicate around 5.8Ah, however this conflicts with several websites (e.g. newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA19911M9117) suggesting it is 9Ah. I think that manufacturers normally give themselves a lot of leeway when giving such figures.
Aug
12
comment Is there a way to paste a date into a Chrome date field?
@JohnReid: Whilst I disagree with the answer being flagged as a comment, it may helpful if you add some more detail about the script, otherwise it may be deleted automatically.
Aug
12
comment Free space disappearing on CF card - WinCE
@0x0000eWan: Is there no way you can get physical access to the device? If possible it might be worth checking the card on a Windows PC and running chkdsk etc. assuming the file system is standard FAT 32. But I suspect that the card might be worn out in which case you would want to replace it completely.
Aug
12
comment Free space disappearing on CF card - WinCE
Are you sure the CF card isn't failing? They have a limited lifespan when you are writing a lot of data to them.