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Dec
29
comment Video encoding for archival
@akira - within a given encoding format, bitrate does determine quality. But different codecs do more or less with a given bitrate, so you can't ignore encoding format when you need quality. Older codecs didn't have the CPU to play with that more modern ones have, and so had to use more bits per quality than a more modern codec.
Dec
12
comment Would a USB hub work in reverse?
Why do you want a broadcasting keyboard? Typing the same thing on multiple devices at one time isn't usually a useful thing to do - what's your actual application? Perhaps with that info, we can come up with a more appropriate solution.
Nov
2
answered Bad sdcard report 32DB but has only 2GB wired in, how to detect valid area
Oct
3
answered My UPS has a 5ms switchover time, server shuts off during said time
Oct
3
answered LCD screen damaged?
Aug
24
answered How to generate a link for file in DropBox application?
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
May
27
revised Charging/syncing 3rd generation iPod on Windows 7
Added more explanation.
May
27
comment Charging/syncing 3rd generation iPod on Windows 7
iPods haven't used firewire for several generations at this point. Unless you bought a VERY old, used one you couldn't possibly have one that needed that.
May
24
comment How to use mineral oil cooling safely?
You'd also have evaporation issues, I'd think. I imagine that working with a deionized water system would sort of require easy access to de-ionized water for flushing, topping off, etc, etc. so it's probably not the best plan for a hobbyist.
May
11
comment Use a locked down computer to provide network access for an unlocked computer
And don't get caught - but you knew that.
May
9
answered How to convert Word to PDF without the use of a web application?
Feb
21
revised Data Shredder software
added 165 characters in body
Feb
20
answered Data Shredder software
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
24
comment Best way to get data off a computer with no support for USB or Ethernet?
I'd go with being paranoid & finding either a blank CD, or a bootable linux CD (so you can use USB devices). Older systems like this can be quick fragile, and I'd want the best backup I could get before I started taking parts out.
Dec
28
answered USB disconnects itself after connecting a new monitor
Dec
21
comment how to check if email address does exist?
With vrfy, you connect to a mail server, then vrfy username (the part before the @ in the e-mail address). If it's working, it will tell you yes or no whether the user is real. If it's not working (many are not) then it will either say 'forbidden', or 'I have no idea'. Note that the 'I have no idea' answer is perfectly legitimate for a mail forwarding host that doesn't have access to the underly account list. So even when working, vrfy may not be that useful.
Dec
20
answered how to check if email address does exist?
Dec
15
comment Cannot properly format pendrive on Ubuntu 10.10
Did you delete all the partitions before you tried to reformat?