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Feb
1
comment Restore OS X 10.6
Just wanted to add that you can buy 10.6 for $19.99 from the Apple Store.
Jan
12
comment Backup cd as image or copy files
Just wanted to add there is a list of lossless audio format as en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lossless#Audio .
Nov
18
comment Stop Windows 8 from converting wallpapers to low quality JPGs
Why do you think Windows "jpg"-ify images? It can use png and gif without conversion. But it needs to scale it down to fit the screen if you select "Fit". You are bound to get artifacts with any scale down; if you want perfection, do the rescaling yourself because you can't expect Windows to read your mind or know what you personally think is perfection.
Oct
1
comment Why does my Windows Explorer no longer refresh itself?
This is absolutely not true. I have this issue despite always having UAC enabled.
Sep
4
comment How to get same resolution with 2 monitors
Install the correct driver (or updated driver) for your 2nd monitor at Benq's website. The problem is most likelyy the "Generic monitor" setting.
Aug
12
comment Visio alternatives
SmartDraw 2012 is nearly $200 USD. Not only a close match to Visio but close match in price.
Aug
12
comment Visio alternatives
yEd design is flawed! You can't even create more than 1 line connector originating from a joint on a node. Trying to create a free standing line is painful. I absolutely do not recommend yEd.
May
20
comment Best practices to alias the rm command and make it safer
afaik rm -rf . nor rm -rf .. can't succeed because you are currently in the directory.
Mar
4
comment Home Backup Solutions
Not only that, the question pointed to by "possible duplicate" has been deleted.
Mar
4
comment Safest snapshot of a failing harddrive?
When the hard drive starts running again (and hence heat up), wouldn't water condense on it?
Feb
24
comment Run X app without a window
Arbitrary app? I don't think so. Maybe kill the X server but then some apps will exit because it is considered (and justifiably so) an unrecoverable error. Why can't you just minimize the window?
Feb
14
comment Chinese input apears after office 2010 updates
"yellow" languages? is this a joke?
Jan
27
comment Best practices to alias the rm command and make it safer
Won't work if the user decides to use * . * instead of just *. But still a neat trick.
Jan
27
comment TLB access in SMT processors
@aminfar, AFAIK if the threads are from two different processes, then I don't think that's any different than 2 processes sharing the TLB. Some cpus support sharing (TLB entries are marked to identify the process to which it belongs), others clear the TLB on context switch.
Jan
26
comment Best practices to alias the rm command and make it safer
I agree but most people aren't at liberty to switch to an entirely different filesystem.
Jan
22
comment Are there ASCII characters that have the same keyboard input for both PC and Mac?
@Daniel Beck, in the US, most keyboards have an right ALT key which function as the AltGr key. It is not labelled "Alt Gr".
Jan
20
comment Are there ASCII characters that have the same keyboard input for both PC and Mac?
@Daniel Beck, on Windows if you switch your keyboard to English-United States-International via "Region and Language" control panel, you can enter things with the right (not left) ALT key. For example, ß (alt-b), ü (alt-y), Ø (alt-L).
Jan
11
comment Looking for an alternative to the Windows defrag utility
I found Defraggler far too slow for full drive defrag. My drive is only 500Gb and only 48% full; after 10 minutes of defragging, it was only 2% done.
Oct
5
comment Replacing latex with unicode symbols
If this disturbs you so much, why don't you write an app which translates unicode mneumonics to characters? Write it for his smartphone (Android, PalmOS, or WebOS), port it to Windows and Mac as well. Have it integrate with all existing apps too. If you are really deeply serious about it, of course. Otherwise you can have him learn to read Latex. Since your symbols are so limited, you can use an app that understands HTML and therefore can render unicode escape sequences into unicode characters.
Jul
5
comment Overheating computer
Leave your case open and check that all your fans are working (including graphics card and CPU) and check what gets hot while you are playing.