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May
13
comment Good encryption software(preferably free) that doesn't require data reallocation?
I'm not sure what you're meaning. TrueCrypt supports encrypted volumes and containers that can be stored on unencrypted volumes. To store encrypted files on them (or gain access to them unencrypted), it mounts these volumes/files to a drive letter in Windows, and the encryption/decryption occurs transparently.
May
12
comment Why can a SD card be faster on an external USB reader rather than on a builtin SD reader?
I'd note that (in my experience) internal card readers connect over USB anyway. So there will be a USB hub between the rest of the computer and your card reader, no matter if it's internal or external.
May
10
comment How can I navigate in command prompt to a remote folder which has been shared among users?
@grawity Good point. And I'd say "compatibility with DOS" to that, except they already ditched any decent DOS compatibility with Vista. So, I suppose it really is bizarre.
May
10
comment How can I navigate in command prompt to a remote folder which has been shared among users?
I suppose it makes sense because you can't just simply traverse into it. It has to mount the location to the filesystem first, and pushd can do so temporarily, pretty easily.
May
10
comment Extracting specific line of text with grep for use in conky
@kine Good point, though for many tasks it would be a negligible difference in efficiency.
May
9
comment Extracting specific line of text with grep for use in conky
@tink Putting it in multiple stages makes the regular expressions you have to write simpler, because you're breaking the problem down into simpler parts. You can rewrite it with a single regex, but that can easily make it very unwieldy. I've done both, and I prefer piping.
May
9
comment Extracting specific line of text with grep for use in conky
This is a more elegant solution, but while regular expressions can easily break (they aren't too user-friendly), you can parse directories effectively with them.
May
9
comment Is there an easy way to read Blu-ray discs on Windows?
@ScottChamberlain I think it stands to reason that every product will eventually be EOL and they'll only support the latest version. Sucks with the way Bluray is, but not much you can do about that.
May
9
comment Extracting specific line of text with grep for use in conky
I'd like to know what's wrong with this answer from whomever down-voted it.
Apr
30
comment How can I get my dual monitors to work in Windows 7, after no online solutions work?
@VoidKing You're welcome. :)
Apr
30
comment How can I get my dual monitors to work in Windows 7, after no online solutions work?
@VoidKing I see it, thanks. Looking up more info. I was initially curious if CCC didn't work because it was an nVidia card, but it's not. CCC not showing anything might be because it's a very old card and the CCC software may not support managing it.
Apr
30
comment How can I get my dual monitors to work in Windows 7, after no online solutions work?
@VoidKing I tried googling that PIN and "MSI V032" to no avail. All I see are driver downloads from third-party sites. Can you link to the product page?
Apr
30
comment How can I get my dual monitors to work in Windows 7, after no online solutions work?
Are you on a laptop or desktop? And what is your graphics card/chipset?
Apr
23
comment Missing space on hdd linux?
@AaronMiller True. I usually have a . by habit.
Apr
23
comment Missing space on hdd linux?
Oh, my bad, thought you were looking for the size of the whole disk. My comment is irrelevant, then. :)
Apr
23
comment Missing space on hdd linux?
df -h will only display information about the current disk (or whatever disk you're pointing to). Linux installers like to make separate partitions for everything, so you won't see everything just by using df.
Apr
18
comment Connecting Windows 3.1 to Windows SBS 2011 Standard
@Ramhound I said it because if you can get a TCP/IP stack for DOS, you can network them. At least by tunnelling over the Internet. Though I'd still question why one would do that (at least for anything else than for funzies).
Apr
18
comment Connecting Windows 3.1 to Windows SBS 2011 Standard
@Ramhound Well, to be fair, you can get TCP/IP stacks for DOS. This isn't going to help in the OP's situation, though.
Apr
17
comment Do optical mice actually take pictures from their surface?
A simple web search answers your question: computer.howstuffworks.com/question631.htm
Apr
15
comment Synergy client drops and reconnects at UAC dialog
@Lake Yes, that's true. It works, but that initial disconnect/reconnect is the issue.