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Apr
29
comment How can I physically destroy data from a failed HDD?
This might not be adequate - the Curie temperature is higher than I thought - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curie_point
Apr
16
comment Does the PC power switch indicate CPU health?
@MaQleod, thanks for the tip. I bought a POST card for a lot more than it was worth, and the results didn't tell me more than I knew before. It was still a good suggestion though.
Apr
15
comment Does the PC power switch indicate CPU health?
Ah, I didn't know about the 4 second rule. I think that explains why it's still working.
Mar
9
comment Why are USB flash drives so much slower than solid-state drives?
Begs the question, what's the speed of a SSD when you put it into a USB enclosure?
Dec
23
comment Where is registry stored in windows 7?
No problem touching them, as long as it's read-only.
Dec
23
comment Where is registry stored in windows 7?
I don't understand why this was migrated from StackOverflow, since it seems not only the locations but the formats are desired, and the format is definitely a programming question.
Oct
5
comment Vista/7: Possible to DPI lie, but without the scaling?
@Ian, Virtual PC and XP mode are hardly the only virtual options available under Windows.
Sep
28
comment Why would an executable say it doesn't exist when I try to run it?
Try ls -l ./tagger
Aug
31
comment Command line Bin to local Printer
@dan_vitch, try C:\Users\Administrator>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /bPAItx2002f /aC:\Users\Administrators\Desktop\F2ITX2_206.bin. You might also try /n instead of /b.
Aug
31
comment What is the current state of development for the FLAC codec?
I think the lack of DRM has ensured that flac would never be more than a niche, unfortunately.
Jul
13
comment Word doesn't convert non-Unicode characters as expected
A couple of questions: what are the characters that Word registers after the paste? What application created the original document? When they convert the font to Arial Unicode using that application, what does it display?
Jul
13
comment Word doesn't convert non-Unicode characters as expected
Cut and Paste issues can be related to programming, even if this specific question isn't. Substitute "my program" for "MS Word" and the topic doesn't really change.
Dec
22
comment Windows command FOR /F isn't working?
I figured out the problem before I saw this answer, but since it includes the actual solution (non-printable characters in the front) I'm selecting this as the accepted answer.
Dec
22
comment Windows command FOR /F isn't working?
Yes, that command shows me the contents of temp.txt. Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm unclear what I was supposed to learn by trying it.
Dec
22
comment Windows command FOR /F isn't working?
Yes, I am in the directory. I also tested with a full path to the file, but I'm trying to eliminate as many irrelevant details as possible.
Dec
3
comment Is there a way to set your monitor to any arbitrary resolution and aspect ratio (like 1000x400, etc.)?
16:9 is as wide as they come, I'm seeing a lot of 16:10 instead. The old standard was 4:3 (16:12).
Nov
24
comment How to fix Windows 7 jumpy display?
I can't find My Computer on Windows 7, but typing Visual Effects in the search box took me right to it. The crucial setting was "Enable desktop composition" - when I turned that off, all was right again.
Nov
20
comment Searching for Files on Win XP
This has been one of my pet peeves for years! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Nov
20
comment How to fix Windows 7 jumpy display?
Thanks, I didn't quite know where to find those settings. I can't try it right now, but I'll report back later.
Nov
20
comment How to fix Windows 7 jumpy display?
I've tried a complete reinstall of Windows, but it didn't help. It was just a quickformat though, I have 2 partitions and I have stuff I want to keep on the second partition.