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comment Improve display of whitespace on notepad++
Strange, after restarting NPP it shouldn't take effect unless you run the macro - that's how it behaves on my PC and the original forum post mentions that this is how it will behave unless you have something like NppExec set to run it on startup. The first method is probably nicer - I had some problems with the Python scripting add-on until I downloaded the latest version directly from their SourceForge page. You shouldn't need to install a separate package for Python itself, but if you're not allowed to install anything at all then I guess it doesn't make a difference.
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comment Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H: mini-pcie ssd?
What about the ASRock Q1900-ITX mini-box.com/ASRock-Q1900-ITX? It has a similar integrated CPU but 4 SATA ports.
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comment Improve display of whitespace on notepad++
@phi: Did you have any luck with the solution I suggested?
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comment How to force Firefox to fake the system's screen resolution like TOR does?
Possible duplicate of superuser.com/questions/712461/…
Nov
23
comment Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H: mini-pcie ssd?
See here for a comparison list mini-itx.com/store/?c=2. Top one has Fusion CPU + 6 SATA ports. Watch out for thin ITX unless you can get a suitable PSU.
Nov
23
comment Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H: mini-pcie ssd?
Have you tried looking for a motherboard with an mSATA slot?
Nov
23
comment Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H: mini-pcie ssd?
I believe most Mini PCIe SSD's won't work as they are not standard. You would need a special one designed to work with ports with reduced capabilities.
Nov
21
comment Where is Windows pulling this connection status/type from and can I edit it?
Perhaps your network uses a proxy and Windows is getting the description from there? WPAD is an automatic proxy detection protocol.
Nov
21
comment BSOD: BAD_POOL_HEADER (It happens often)
Try using BluScreenView (nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html) to check for details and post your results here.
Nov
21
comment Where is Windows pulling this connection status/type from and can I edit it?
I believe it could be related to DNS suffix settings on your IPv4 or IPv6 settings. Right click Local Area Connection and choose Properties. Click on Internet Protocol v4 (TCP/IPv4). Click the Advanced button. Click the DNS tab and check for a DNS suffix for this connection. Also check the IPv6 settings in the same way. I wouldn't change them unless you need to though.
Nov
21
comment Where is Windows pulling this connection status/type from and can I edit it?
I think it could be the name of the domain or workgroup your computer is a member of? Right click My Computer and choose Properties then look under the Computer name, domain and workgroup settings section.
Nov
21
comment How come my 7200 rpm external HD is slower than my 5400 rpm portable HD?
@randwa1k: See this question on Ask Different: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/56872/…. ExFAT is specifically designed for flash memory not mechanical hard drives so you should try using another file system like HFS+ (or FAT32 if cross platform compatibility is needed) to see if you get better results.
Nov
19
comment What about placing a voltage regulator behind an UPS with modified sine output, to protect an active pfc psu?
@Sarmes: Are you sure that these higher end UPS models will actually work out that much more expensive for you? Firstly you won't need to buy any voltage regulators (which probably won't help anyway) and secondly you should be able to plug in more PC's to one unit than you could with a cheaper model.
Nov
19
comment What about placing a voltage regulator behind an UPS with modified sine output, to protect an active pfc psu?
Wikipedia even has a picture of the waveform of one of the models (SMT1500I) at en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/APC_Smart-UPS
Nov
19
comment What about placing a voltage regulator behind an UPS with modified sine output, to protect an active pfc psu?
@Sarmes: Different UPS models will obviously produce different results. I suspect that the two that were tested were low end models. If you contact APC, they should be able to confirm that Smart UPS range is fine for PFC PSU's. Also they offer a connected equipment guarantee that means they would be liable to offer compensation if your device was damaged.
Nov
19
comment What about placing a voltage regulator behind an UPS with modified sine output, to protect an active pfc psu?
To my knowledge, the sine wave approximation only occurs when running on battery power. When the mains power is connected the output should be similar to normal AC. My UPS causes a buzzing sound due to sine wave approximation, but only if I disconnect the mains. If you buy a reasonable make and model (e.g. an APC SMART UPS, about $500) then I really don't think you should have any problems since people are using them all the time for critical situations. The cheap consumer voltage regulators you are talking about do not turn the input into a pure sine wave, they simply prevent spikes.
Nov
19
comment Sudden massive system temperature spike
Do you have a screenshot from the temperature monitoring program? You mentioned "system" and CPU temp but have you checked GPU temperature? Also, are you sure your PSU is sufficient for the new graphics card?
Nov
16
comment Can a website tell what device you're using?
I don't think that is what he is asking. He is talking about whether a website can tell if you are the same person/device if your IP address changes, not whether a website can tell what hardware you have.
Nov
10
comment Baby monitor interfering with wifi
@saltcod: I'm not sure I understand what the problem is. Does the Netgear router have the same problem as the Actiontec one when running at 2.4GHz?
Nov
8
comment Baby monitor interfering with wifi
@saltcod: Try changing the router to 802.11n only (unless you need mixed mode)