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Feb
15
answered Batch rename files using AntRenamer or equivalent
Feb
15
revised Platter Speed vs. Cache of an External Hard-Drive
Removed the shopping aspect of the question to make it a technical one.
Feb
15
answered How could I identify the usable Cat-5 pairs in this mess of torn-out wiring?
Feb
15
comment Why is Windows 7 throttling my laptop CPU?
> I really know of no other way to interpret the label "% Maximum Frequency @Zelbinian, I Googled “% Maximum Frequency” and within a minute, I found an explanation. There’s several other results with more long-winded explanations, but Bill2’s was the most succinct.
Feb
15
comment When a PC has both a wired and a wireless connection, how is information transferred?
No, I wouldn’t imagine so. I suspect that it first prioritizes wired connections over wireless ones, and then in those two sub-groups, it uses the order that The_aLiEn described.
Feb
15
comment High CPU usage after waking up from sleep
Set the kernel-times option (Task Manager remembers it). Then just before closing your laptop next time, run Task Manager and Process Explorer and minimize them to the tray (or even just leave them open). Then when you open the laptop, they should be there, displaying the results.
Feb
15
answered Will my speakers be damaged if I play extreme frequencies through them?
Feb
15
comment How to concatenate two images?
I didn’t mean notepad for this, lol I meant that we often reach for the tools that come with Windows first, even though they are limited.
Feb
15
answered High CPU usage after waking up from sleep
Feb
15
comment How to concatenate two images?
mspaint indeed! notepad too. Why are we so masochistic. :-D
Feb
15
comment Slow Download, Fast Upload
Hmm, curiouser and curiouser. At the risk of sounding like an ISP phone-monkey, have you tried rebooting the modem? (Cable modem right?) Also, try browsing to the modem’s internal web-server to check on its status (eg, Surfboard modems are usually http://192.168.100.1/).
Feb
15
comment Slow Download, Fast Upload
So it used to be fast before moving? Is Comcast a new ISP for you (ie, did you have a different ISP before moving)? What kind of traffic is slow? Web browsing? HTTP downloads? Torrents?…
Feb
15
answered When a PC has both a wired and a wireless connection, how is information transferred?
Feb
15
comment Slow Download, Fast Upload
Did you plug the cable in backwards? :-D But seriously, if the neighbors were overloading the network, you would not be getting such a high upload rate. Do you have any firewall apps installed? Do you have (presumably mis-configured) a router?
Feb
15
revised Cooler does not shut down in standby
Fixed link to A7V8X-X manual.
Feb
15
comment Cooler does not shut down in standby
Oops, you’re right. I mis-copied-and-pasted. :-) I’ll update the link. It’s the same thing though, KBPWR and USBPWR jumpers in nearly the same positions. > I'll report what I try and what happens. Great. Fingers crossed.
Feb
15
comment Google Chrome not offering to save passwords
By protected directories, do you mean HTTP authentication? If so, Chrome does support it (and has for a long time). I’d have to cross-reference the date (Dec,2010) and versions releases, but I’m pretty sure it supported saving HTTPAUTH passwords in 6.0.472.63. (It was discussed in an “ancient” thread about save-password prompts at the Chrome bug database.)
Feb
15
comment Evaluation software and upgrade problems
> You can't buy one without a full version. Sure you can: (1) go to India; (2) buy one with the Starter Edition; (3) come back.
Feb
15
comment How do I prevent Windows from rebooting ever?
> How do I prevent Windows from rebooting ever? You may as well ask how to prevent your car from ever turning off. Even ignoring the excessive wear-and-tear on the engine and such (ie, “updates, resource leaks, etc.”), eventually it will reach a point where it has to turn off by running out of gas or overheating (ie, “crash, BSOD, out of memory, etc.”).
Feb
15
comment How do I prevent Windows from rebooting ever?
> Not to mention memory leaks eating up all your resources, when you see BSOD and hard hangs you wish you rebooted. I agree that a fresh boot is, well, refreshing, but that is not an excuse to avoid fixing memory leaks and bugs. It reminds me of a response about Chrome not prompting users when accidentally closing the browser. Someone had the audacity to say that the devs won’t fix it because they want/need Chrome to close now and then to clear memory leaks and for updates. Another user and I kind of freaked out on him for that.