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Software developer by profession, smalltime hacker and gamer by interest. Look at my website to learn more about me

May
10
comment Windows refund for new laptop purchase
@Ramhound: in many jurisdictions, that kind of license clause is void.
May
8
comment Can a 'system image' be restored to a drive with a different storage capacity?
@shortstheory: disabling swap is a really, REALLY bad idea, both for performance and reliability.
Oct
22
comment How are sites like Pinterest able to hold all those pictures?
One thing that a site like Pinterest can obviously do is deduplication: store each image only once, no matter on how many people's pages it appears.
Aug
26
comment ipconfig /flushdns doesn't work
@Pacerier: the backup DNS server had wong data, it just needed to be configured correctly.
Nov
8
comment Why is the file deleted not actually deleted from the hard drive?
"Unlinking the file takes a constant amount of time regardless of file size" - whether that is true depends on the data structures used to manage free space. Many older filesystems use a block bitmap, where freeing space takes time proportional to the file size.
Jul
13
comment How do I protect my laptop from power surges?
@Boris_yo: correct.
Jun
24
comment Understanding RAM usage on Linux
@steboo: rational behaviour in the face of a resource (memory) being available in large quantities. However, webapps not being able to run in the same container, that's just poor engineering.
Jun
26
comment How to get full permissions on non-install NTFS drive?
That did it! Thanks!
Jun
26
comment How to get full permissions on non-install NTFS drive?
Good idea, but I'm a bit wary of using the Linux NTFS driver for writing that intensively.
Jun
5
comment what's POST code 18 / can I run an ASRock P55 Pro + Core i3 530?
Me neither. That's idiotic, given that it's the whole point of that feature. If there had been a complete list out there, if would have saved me hours of frustration.
Jun
4
comment what's POST code 18 / can I run an ASRock P55 Pro + Core i3 530?
Thanks! I've found a sticker on the BIOS chip that says "P55 Pro P2.20-15A", and according to the CPU Support List, BIOS version P2.20 should support the CPU. I wish I had another CPU to try, but I don't. I'd actually be willing to buy an i5 instead, but what if that doesn't help either? Damn, why can't one update the BIOS without a CPU?
May
27
comment Joining text files with 600M+ lines
@David: you're right. I shouldn't answer questions at those times...
May
26
comment Joining text files with 600M+ lines
@dnkb: pre-sorted files are of no help when both files are too large to fit into memory, because you still need random access on one of them, which means endless HD thrashing. You need a grace or hybrid hash join en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_join - but any remotely professional RDBMS will implement that. Your time is probably best spent trying to get the MySQL based solution to work.
Apr
22
comment Eclipse on mac: how comes that everytime I install an Eclipse plug-in on my mac I always get this error?
@Hasaan: Either you are not a Java developer, have never used eclipse or have completely bizarre ideas of what constitutes common knowledge. This is an internal problem of eclipse and certainly nothing that every Java developer can be expected to know.
Mar
22
comment How to convert Html files to Pdf?
Well, if you interpret "100% accurate" to mean "exactly as rendered in a specific browser", then you can most definitely get that.
Mar
22
comment Hosts entry for a fileserver don't work, why?
Because there's something wring with your hosts entries, or your "quick tests". If you show the details of those to us, we may be able to tell you what is wrong.
Mar
9
comment USB-to-Parallel adapter rated as USB 1.1 - will its driver lower speed of USB 2.0 bus?
@cumminjm: I see. No, that should not be a problem - especially if you connect it directly to the PC, since each USB port is usually a completely independant host. But it should even be possible to mix USB 1 and 2 devices on an USB 2 hub without adverse effects.
Dec
22
comment Windows XP: Cannot activate East Asian language support
Finally got around to checking this out again and yeah, that was it (might be good to put that up in the answer). Lesson of the day: locking parts of a GUI without obvious reasons is shitty design. I'm beginning to lean towards the school of thought that says keep everything unlocked all the time and show an error when the user does something they're not allowed to and tell them why
Dec
12
comment Windows XP: Cannot activate East Asian language support
Except it's not checked and grayed out.
Dec
12
comment Windows XP: Cannot activate East Asian language support
The page you've liked to describes issues with finding the files, which I can only assume happens after activating the checkbox. But maybe the files can be installed manually; I'll have to look into that.