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Jan
23
comment Why do laptops need fans but tablets don't?
@JoelCoehoorn I purged the list of running services, and killed every tray background app I could and it still fell short on battery life. Otherwise performance was usable since aside from lacking HT the CPU was in the same ballpark as an atom. From the other direction "go back to kindergarten and learn how to write correctly" is the proper solution but not an SU answer. My handwriting is horrific and poking at the on screen keyboard was faster than drawing blockprinted letters. Fundamentally though I don't care enough to put time into it; especially since the batteries probably near dead.
Jan
23
comment Why do laptops need fans but tablets don't?
@Karan There've been fan sporting windows/pen tablets for over a decade. Somewhere in my clutter I've got one with a 12(?) inch screen, about an inch thick, that was good for 5-6 hours/charge with XP and a ULV p3-900ish processor. For ~$140 it made a usable ereader when an early kindle was $300+. I never used it for much else, XP's hand writing recognition needed better penmanship than mine; and while W7 could handle my scrawl it idled at 5% load, enough that the chip never made the lowest power state and battery life collapsed to ~3 hours.
Jan
18
revised What is “.Net Framework 4.5 Advanced Services”?
Added info on Advanced Services
Jan
18
revised What is “.Net Framework 4.5 Advanced Services”?
Rewrite based on feedback in comments.
Jan
18
comment What is “.Net Framework 4.5 Advanced Services”?
@MuiBienCarlota Do they actually use a different compiler and different core libraries; or just have some different high level libraries at the top of the stack and share a common backend?
Jan
18
comment What is “.Net Framework 4.5 Advanced Services”?
@Ramhound I'm not surprised there's no supported way to remove it. This wouldn't be the first time someone decided they disliked a component enough to try removing it by finding and deleting all the files manually and then hope they didn't break anything else in the process. I was responding with why doing so would be a bad idea.
Jan
18
answered What is “.Net Framework 4.5 Advanced Services”?
Dec
19
comment Automatically install driver on headless WHSv1 system
IIRC the only option for triggering the reinstall and doing initial setup on the media smart requires a CD drive available over the network.
Dec
19
comment Automatically install driver on headless WHSv1 system
I'm aware of those; they're more money than I want to sink into it at this time. WHSv1 goes out of support next month; and while I wanted to keep my old system running in parallel to the new one for a bit longer as insurance tossing at least $80 or more if I got rid of my ps2 keyboard the last time I cleaned out my parts closet is too much. WHS is supposed to allow full data recovery if you swap the drives into a new computer and reinstall it; that's my current fallback option to finish evacuating data.
Dec
19
comment Automatically install driver on headless WHSv1 system
@Logman more or less. I can't find the exact model number on any of the labels.
Dec
19
asked Automatically install driver on headless WHSv1 system
Dec
16
comment Why do lots of games have Direct X 9 and 11 options, but NOT DX10?
It's worth noting that relative deployed market share doesn't appear to be a factor. The most recent (NOV 2012) data from the Steam Hardware survey shows 53% DX11 systems, 32% DX10, and 13% DX9. store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey?platform=pc
Dec
16
comment Why do lots of games have Direct X 9 and 11 options, but NOT DX10?
The only thing I'd like to add to this is that the Xbox360 is DX9; so if there's an xbox version of the game the DX9 port is basically free.
Dec
13
comment Why do video cables (DVI, VGA) still screw in?
In your first paragraph I think you've confused HDMI and DVI. The latter is a large old style screw in plug; the former is secured the same way as USB/DP/TB as shown in your pictures.
Dec
7
comment Pin two shortcuts to same application with different settings to taskbar
The only caveats I have with your suggestion are that the shortcut shows up with the cmd.exe icon by default and that the command prompt window needed to be manually closed. The former problem was easily fixed by creating and assigning a custom icon (probably a good thing to do anyway for disambiguation).
Dec
7
accepted Pin two shortcuts to same application with different settings to taskbar
Dec
7
comment Pin two shortcuts to same application with different settings to taskbar
This may be due to the fact that the admin/non admin setting is being stored on the executable not the shortcut itself; so as far as windows is concerned the two shortcuts actually are the same thing despite their different names.
Dec
7
comment Pin two shortcuts to same application with different settings to taskbar
Doesn't work. The second shortcut silently fails to pin itself.
Dec
7
asked Pin two shortcuts to same application with different settings to taskbar
Dec
6
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