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Jun
5
comment Is it better to turn off computer or power continuously to keep ancient 1990 harddrive alive (MSDOS 6.22 )
My very first hard drive was a Seagate 110MB. I never got rid of it, I wonder if it still works?
May
24
comment Best way to repackage ripped DVD to mpg
Thanks for the suggestion. The documentation states it works with the DVB format, but I'll take your word that it can do VOB also. What would make it a better choice than ffmpeg?
May
24
comment Best way to repackage ripped DVD to mpg
@Turix, the documentation isn't the greatest. It says it supports the following video formats: RM, RMVB, AVI, MPEG1(VCD), MPEG2(DVD), MP4. It has been a matter of trial and error to see what works. The player is this one: diamondmm.com/MP800.php
May
23
comment DVD Rip in 720p/1080p resolution
I think your video player will do a decent job of converting to the resolution of your display. I wouldn't try to upconvert it, just keep the full uncompromised rip of the DVD.
May
18
comment Microsoft Word-safe fonts
I'm not sure what Word does for substitute fonts. Adobe has a very clever substitute font that it uses for PDFs, maybe you should convert to PDF.
Feb
21
comment How can I compare percentage of a colour at different points in an image?
If you're willing to do some coding, the question might better be asked on StackOverflow. As you've put it here it's a little vague.
Feb
17
comment How to add a font to the Cmd window choices in Windows 7 64-bit?
@OliverSalzburg, no it's not a raster font - it's TrueType. The article merely explains why the window will be ugly, not why the workaround won't show the font at all.
Feb
17
comment Converting RGB to CMYK color profile in GIMP
A Tiff file can contain multiple images. Is it possible that it converted to 4 different images, one for C, M, Y, and K?
Jan
19
comment excel time difference if a cell is not formatted as time
@barryhoudini, that works too. I wasn't sure when I answered whether the result should be hours or a time.
Jan
19
comment excel time difference if a cell is not formatted as time
@vulkanino, I just added a simpler method to my answer.
Jan
19
comment How to print without yellow toner cartridge in a laser printer
The printer may not be able to print without yellow because of government mandated tracking information added to the page. I believe my Samsung adds yellow even when I specifically configure it for grayscale, because the yellow toner is depleting much faster than cyan or magenta. See seeingyellow.com
Jan
18
comment How can I get Windows to add the date in a .LOG file automatically?
@iglvzx is right, but I swear that we wrote our answers independently. I took 2 minutes to test the answer.
Jan
18
comment What are the dangers of having administrator privileges on my Mac?
@DanielBeck, sorry I don't have any direct evidence, I'm not a Mac user. I do know that recent contests to take over a machine have been won by someone attacking OS X. And surely there wouldn't be admin privileges if they weren't protecting something important, would there?
Jan
18
comment What are the dangers of having administrator privileges on my Mac?
Malware makers have finally waken up to the fact that Macs are popular enough to be valid targets. Don't make their job easier.
Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
I'm confused about how physical density would enter into the deliberations - there's nothing about IP addresses that are limited geographically. P.S. Thanks for the XKCD link.
Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
@Dennis, I can't talk to someone who designed IPv6 but it seems the rationale for this decision would be documented somewhere or even be common knowledge for those that work with it. I'm a bit confused by the vote to close.
Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
@JdeBP, I agree completely - I was hoping an answer would surface that had some of that reasoning. Now that's never going to happen. Any chance of a reopen vote? I'm willing to edit the question if that would help.
Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
As long as I don't have 2.6 billion devices in my home, 64 bits would have been plenty.
Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
@ppumkin, obviously I wasn't clear in my question. 2.6 billion should indeed be enough, but they decided to go much much higher than that.
Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
@Moab, 64 would have been reasonable. Instead they chose 128???