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10 years USN Electronics Technician, BSCS 1997, mostly work with MS .Net and SQL Server, also do some PowerShell and Maximo CMMS/EAM.

I had a TSR-80 MC-10 when I was 13.


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answered Get page count from multiple word documents by selecting them in a folder?
Dec
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comment Is there any difference between front and back USB ports?
Similar - superuser.com/questions/127796/…. I came to the same conclusion, that it's up to to how the motherboard maker wants it to be. Only other possiblity I can think of is that the rear are built on the board, but the front require a cable, which could possibly get connected wrong and either not work right or cause damage.
Dec
27
comment Can a processor upgrade cause BSOD?
Something similar happened to me once and a flash of the BIOS to support the newer CPU fixed it, but you tried it already. Worth trying to also reseat RAM and video card. Maybe the previous owner OC'ed it too much and somehow damaged it.
Dec
21
comment How to use Tab key to indent within a textfield (instead of jumping to next element)?
dup superuser.com/questions/67934/…
Dec
21
comment Is it possible to see content of TCP/IP connection?
Yeah, this is what I was going to say, a Linux or BSD box with two NICs to pass the traffic, logging what you need to. This running NAT with a plain 10mb ethernet hub it how we shared the connection back in the day. Haven't tried untangle. It would take some knowledge or learning to get it working, depending on your background.
Dec
11
comment Copy filename to clipboard
Excellent, makes me wonder how I could be using Windows so long and not know this one. Bonus for working on multiple files.
Nov
27
comment How can I fix a computer that is infested with malware and is extremely unresponsive?
I had this happen on a family member's laptop recently. Once I was able to get into it I scheduled a chkdsk, which would not complete after three attempts, reporting that the disk was so messed up it couldn't fix anything. The disk is getting replaced, and I'm going to mount it on a USB to SATA device to see if I can pull any files from it. This may not be related to your issue, but it wouldn't hurt to "check."
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comment Command-line FTP function does not work
ftp> PASV - Invalid command. (Windows 7 Ent.). This answer is exactly what happens at work.
Jun
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comment New installation - Win 7 or directly Win 8?
If you want to play with Win8, I would install Win7 and run Win8 in a VM, then decide if you want to upgrade from 7. If you don't like Win8, just throw away the VM.
Jun
27
comment New installation - Win 7 or directly Win 8?
+1 for banana. I recently bought a copy of Windows 7 and it came with some information on the receipt on how to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 after release. Of course this is an option if you are buying a copy, not if you already have a copy.
Jun
19
comment What is the correct term for the mouse pointer/nipple/joystick thingy in the middle of a laptop's keyboard?
Nub was the first thing that came to mind.
Jun
19
comment Why did my graphics card explode?
While you are changing the fan, inspect all of the capacitors on the board. My last Nvidia 8600 died a slow death, first causing glitching on the screen, then random, moving, blinking ASCII, and then nothing. Several of the capacitors on the card had bulged out and opened up.
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comment Can a local internet administrator detect what websites I visit if I use a VPN?
Does the computer belong to you or the school?
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comment Desktop RAID worth it?
See also: superuser.com/questions/11598/use-raid-for-desktop-computer, superuser.com/questions/124737/is-raid-1-on-a-home-pc-useful, superuser.com/questions/9834/adding-raid-to-my-computer, and others.