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awarded  Autobiographer
May
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comment The Flight I am taking has USB ports for power… how can I use it to charge my laptop?
@Jefro, better upgrade to First Class :P
May
4
comment Why do most Windows 7 laptops come with the 64 bit version?
Beyond Microsoft's software, there's hardware to consider in this equation too. Do we really need to spend money to make 32bit systems along side of 64bit systems simply because a certain subset of systems "don't need" the advantages?
May
3
comment Using USB 3.0 to speed up transfer between USB 2.0 devices?
@Martin, I'm sure that's the case and would continue to be so to save cost. Since the underlying hub shouldn't care what the device is, only allow it access to the BW, and since the item itself should be managing it's max speed, then in theory what I said would hold. If the bus is managing the translation (translation of what???) and the number of translators is limited, then yeah...sucks.
May
3
comment Using USB 3.0 to speed up transfer between USB 2.0 devices?
Comment because I don't have facts. Each USB host is a pipe. Assuming that a sewer that is larger than it, and that sewer is not backed up, you will get full throughput. The more toilets you connect to the pipe, running at the same time in this case, the more your USB pipe fills up. Thus you can assume that, if your device actually can use the entire USB2 speed, you will be able to plug in around 5 480Mb/s devices into a USB3 controller without filling the pipe. The underlying tech has not changed in USB 3. Thus, if you plugged in 3 5Gb/s USB3 devices, you'd have the same issues.
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awarded  Critic
Apr
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comment Suck or blow? What's better for dust?
@Nanne: It's tough to say without actually running some tests, though my gut tells me that it is likely that the risks are low. However, you could also easily fashion a conductive mesh sleeve around the nozzel I suppose to remove that risk.
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awarded  Commentator
Apr
14
comment Suck or blow? What's better for dust?
@Nanne: How wouldn't it? Without getting into the nitty details, static potential discharges to earth ground regardless of materials used to build potential. The only difference is how much potential is needed in order to facilitate discharge. If there isn't enough to go directly to earth, there isn't enough to discharge into components. ;)
Apr
14
comment Suck or blow? What's better for dust?
If you are using a vaccuum for this in a workbench scenario, you could always add a wire to the nozzle and attach it to earth ground, effectively removing the risk. Your electronics workbench does have an earth ground on it right? I'd hope so or this entire topic is worthless.
Nov
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
21
comment “windows is searching for a solution” popup box
Any information on whether or not this causes it to automatically send crash information? If so I'd use it, but if it does not send data because it is disabled that would make it worthless for me (since, I think any developer would agree, getting as much crash data as possible is good for a product's life cycle).
Dec
21
comment “windows is searching for a solution” popup box
When that box shows up it is sending information as well as searching. You may not always get an answer immediately, but you will almost always find something in the action center within a week or so. I would of course advise that you continue to send crash information (especially for a beta) so that the final build can resolve your issues. Or you could not, and be part of the "ms products suck" crowd.
Dec
16
comment What is the point of Aero Peek?
It really is more an expansion of the old tasbar which only told you the title of a window in, possibly, a stack. One feature that I find nice about it is that once you WIN+SPACE key to the area of focus, you can alt tab directly to them and see the window completely (basically applying a filter to alt+tab). And, since the taskbar is now static for things you have pinned to it you can always remember the numerical offset of your fav area. It's a personal preference I guess. Regardless, disable it and you can go to the old ways (with stack)
Dec
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awarded  Supporter
Dec
16
answered What filename extensions open in Excel on Windows?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Teacher