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Mar
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comment detect DHCP server on a wired network
You can probably tell if the DHCP server is a router if the default route IP is the same IP as the DHCP server.
Jan
14
answered What to consider when putting a router inside of another network, not controlled by me?
Jan
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Dec
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comment Is there a way to set a static IP's last 3 digits only in linux?
@Sirex, he wants the host part of the address to be static and the network part to be dynamic. It won't be unique unless he knows exactly which clients are connecting with what IP's. Reservations based on the client MAC are the only option.
Nov
30
comment Is there a way to set a static IP's last 3 digits only in linux?
That would totally break DHCP. The whole address needs to be unique on a LAN, not part of it. If it were even possible, clashes would be common. However, you can set some routers to always give the same IP to specific MAC addresses which could achieve something close to what you're asking.
Nov
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
9
comment Does streaming use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading?
@stemie, It'll be close. Different protocols add protocol overhead. But if there was no transcoding or quality/rate change during the streaming process then it should be the same amount of video data in theory.
Oct
9
answered Does streaming use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading?
Oct
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comment Does streaming use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading?
Just to clarify your question. By bandwidth you are referring to data rate, not file (movie) size?
Sep
14
comment Windows 7 eats RAM with no indication on where it is/what's using it
blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2012/12/19/…
Sep
12
comment What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors?
@ZanLynx, very true regarding well chosen instructions. Not all advanced instructions are available on all processors. AVX is available on Haswell, but not the older generation and obviously not on ARM.
Sep
11
comment Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?
In makes some sense to do this on Linux in some cases where the ram disk hosting the swap file is actually compressed. See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zram. However I don't think Windows has such a feature available to it.
Sep
10
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Sep
10
comment What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors?
I think you might be the only person in the entire world that has made the TDP connection. Genius! not.
Sep
10
comment What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors?
It should be obvious that if you fab the same CPU on 22nm vs 32nm the TDP will decrease. But that doesn't mean because the TDP has decreased it's performance is lessened, quite the opposite. Which is why I think you really should throw TDP out the door as a measure of relative performance. Again, it should be obvious that TDP should never ever ever be used as a measure of relative performance. And in terms of your pie graph, it should be at zero on the importance scale. This is why people actually write benchmarks like the Linpack to try to guage relative performance.
Sep
10
comment What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors?
I think you put far too much emphasis on TDP. It's just so wrong to include it. You totally missed cache and memory speed and instruction width on your pie graph, and no room for other factors which I would say take up a bigger chunk than TDP. Throw out TDP and fix your graph and I might consider an upvote.
Sep
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Sep
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answered What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors?
Sep
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comment What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors?
wrong. Instruction sets make an enormous difference to performance. I write code for a living. Some code we've optimised for Haswell and in many cases it runs between 10 - 300% quicker on Haswell chips compared to the previous generation at a higher clock speed. This is unrelated to TDP.
Sep
10
comment What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors?
Linking TPD with performance is totally bogus. Modern processors which have significantly greater performance than older processors in the same family line from the same manufacturer actually have much higher TPD. There is no correlation. I suggest you rethink your entire answer.