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Jun
4
comment Some apps very slow to load on Windows 7, copy & paste very slow
Yes, antivirus can, but not in the manner described by Mike. On my 4-core AMD system with AVG, for example, VLC takes definitely < 10 seconds to start (can't measure right now, I'm at work).
Jun
4
answered Some apps very slow to load on Windows 7, copy & paste very slow
Jun
4
comment Getting jerky backgrounds on Windows 7 on iMac 27'' 2560x1440
I'd blame the cable, speculating that you just cannot notice that effect while gaming. However, if you only get undesired effects under Windows, my blames have no grounds.
Jun
4
comment Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk
@Andrew Vit - it might be the case that writing to that Pending Bad Sector will fix it (remove the sector from the list of Pending without adding to the list of Reallocated).
Jun
4
comment Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk
There is a thing to consider: my experience of 'fixing' Pending sector on a NTFS partition consisted of 1) identifying the exact data sector, 2) writing to it, and 3) resetting internal NTFS bad sectors counter (which was the only step I documented at bogdan.org.ua/2010/03/01/…). I am not sure if HFS+ also maintains such a counter of bad blocks - if it does, that may be an additional problem, if you want to recover that single sector.
Jun
4
comment Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk
@Spiff - you are correct, I made an error trying to avoid lengthy explanation of how block's data and CRC fields work together to ensure data integrity, and thus requiring a write operation to check if its a physical block problem or just corrupted CRC (which is fixable). Actually, I am not aware of any modern HDDs performing remap on read...
Jun
3
comment Upscaling audio from 2.1 to 5.1 in Windows 7
Sorry, that wasn't clear before the edit. Have you had a look at superuser.com/questions/96796/… ?
Jun
2
comment Upscaling audio from 2.1 to 5.1 in Windows 7
Headphones exist with stereo-to-5.1 converters; those converters usually come as a separate box between 3.5 plug and the headphones. Maybe those will work for you. For basic duplication, there are 3.5mm splitters with 1 male 3.5 plug and 2 female 3.5 sockets. That should give you 4 channels with 1 splitter, and 6 channels with 2 splitters :)
Jun
2
comment How to control the time before Windows 7 wakes from standby and hibernates?
Have you tried configuring "Standby after" and "Hibernate after" in Control Panel -> Power management? I'm 75% sure the times you set there control the behaviour of your laptop. Other 20% go for the battery charge-based actions (which you can also configure). Remaining 5% cover all other possibilities.
Jun
2
comment Buying Video Card for 1600x900 monitor?
I'll second TheDudeAbides, most video cards do that - including integrated video solutions from Intel, ATI and nVidia. However, you will often need to install a card-specific driver from the manufacturer instead of a generic Microsoft-provided video driver.
Jun
2
comment Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk
Modern HDDs remap bad blocks automatically upon failed read operations. The only problem is losing data in that block, which may render a file unreadable/broken, or maybe introduce an error into FS - for that, use your system's checkdisk/fsck (I'm not that familiar with Macs). [Sometimes bad blocks are the result of power loss, and not the hardware problem; this is fixable, but a different topic.]
Jun
2
comment How to know the corresponding command line cmd for the UI click?
For menu (in Gnome), there's a menu editor to peek at the commands run at a click. Just right-click and select 'Edit menu', then navigate to the item and check its command-line.
Dec
22
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Dec
17
revised How to get the 'rating' of an artist?
linked to MediaMonkey LastFm scrobbler plugin
Dec
16
answered How to get the 'rating' of an artist?
Dec
8
comment bios/motherboard doesn't recognize/see all dimms. 2 out of 3 show in bios
a wild idea, but... what is the wattage of your PSU?
Dec
8
comment bios/motherboard doesn't recognize/see all dimms. 2 out of 3 show in bios
Have you modified any RAM settings in the BIOS? At least for the Asus P6T it states support only up to 1333MHz DDR3 w/o OC, and if you set it to more it might refuse seeing all RAM modules. Also, P6T is listed as a 6-DIMM MB: have you followed the color codes for triple-channel? (just to be sure, I believe you did)
Dec
7
comment Does my host graphics driver have any effect on a VirtualBox VM?
With that tool I'm not familiar.
Dec
7
comment Inverse multiplexing to speed up file transfer
If a torrent client creates multiple TCP connections with a single peer, then this would solve OP's problem. However, I do not know if torrent clients do really create multiple TCP connections with single peers.
Dec
7
comment Inverse multiplexing to speed up file transfer
@rob: where did you get that "FTP uses multiple connections for file transfers" from? Some clients do allow multiple streams for downloading from FTP, but there is definitely no FTP client/server combo allowing multiple streams for uploading to FTP.