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Frisbee geek, python fan.

Jul
30
comment What are the guidelines for creation of a secure passwords?
Here is a strong password: hD7[lm3A8jGR If you need any more, just ask.
Jul
29
answered What is the easiest method of checking SMART status for your hard drive?
Jul
29
awarded  Scholar
Jul
29
accepted How much data traffic do you use on your iPhone?
Jul
28
asked How much data traffic do you use on your iPhone?
Jul
28
answered I did rm instead of mv, how can I reference my data folder again?
Jul
27
answered Multi-monitor Usage
Jul
27
answered What's the difference between multicore proc and multiproc system?
Jul
27
comment What's the difference between multicore proc and multiproc system?
-1: You explain why we're seeing multicore systems, but that's not what the questioner asked. You haven't explained the difference between a multiple cores and multiple processors.
Jul
26
answered Reinstalling the iPhone OS
Jul
26
answered How to “middle-click” on new macbooks
Jul
23
comment Automatically fill out songs meta data on OS X
All I can offer is: "It works for me." If you want to get it going, you could open a new quesiton on the topic.
Jul
23
comment Clock on my Mac gets altered when I boot into Windows
Macs (like linux/unix) keep the system clock at UTC and apply the timezone as a modifier for display. Windows keeps the system clock at local time. Hence, if Windows realises its clock is "wrong", it will fix it. One workaround therefore would be to deliberately set your Windows timezone to UTC.
Jul
21
awarded  Critic
Jul
21
comment Why windows went for so long without Virtual Desktops?
As the OP mentions, there's a Microsoft powertoy to enable it on XP. From memory, it didn't work very well. If an app on another desktop grabbed focus, the app would jump onto the desktop you were using. The taskbar covered all running applications, and it would likewise pull apps across desktops, instead of switching you to the relevant desktop.
Jul
20
awarded  Commentator
Jul
19
answered How do I convert an animated GIF to a YouTube friendly video format?
Jul
17
comment How can I identify what application is using a given file?
See this ServerFault question.
Jul
16
comment Why does restarting a computer fix things?
I once had a Dell Inspiron with a Pentium 4 inside. In summer, it would occasionally switch off without warning. It turned out dust had built up inside, causing it to heat up until it hit 75 degrees celsius, which is the temperature at which P4s automatically switch off..
Jul
16
comment Automatically fill out songs meta data on OS X
It may not be maintained, but it still worked fine when I used it to retag all my music a couple of months ago :-)