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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.
Apr
3
comment can you make your terminal so that it times all the commands except common ones?
I haven't done this outside of scripting, so I don't know if alias is smart enough, but but it might be a good idea to use time \cp instead of time cp so it forces it to use the system cp command instead of the alias.
Mar
18
comment “Send to: Mail recipient” context menu not working
Yes. If you have Outlook or Live Mail installed, it will hook into those programs. It's odd, and one of those omissions in the Mail app that people complain about. However, it's just the way things stand, right now.
Mar
11
comment Windows 8 keeps removing some start screen shortcuts I make
If you tap "All Apps" in the Start screen (swipe from top or bottom to reveal it), you should see the shortcuts. Do you?
Mar
11
comment Volume Control Windows 7
I'd recommend asking your teacher or school's computer administrator to try and fix the issue, if you really need access to volume. In most cases, it's better to work within the system than around it, if possible.
Mar
3
comment In Notepad++, can I copy multiple rows into the leading or trailing space of another file?
@Snailer It is a very handy feature. You're welcome!
Feb
10
comment Disconnecting wireless clients from the router during the upgrade process
Even though it is a TCP connection, if the WiFi connection drops during transfer, it can cause the firmware upgrade to fail, and when updating firmware on any device, that can potentially brick the device, since there isn't a way to recover if its firmware code is only partially written. It's like upgrading Windows, and finding some core system files are corrupted, preventing it from booting. Except there isn't a way to restore a backup because the code that does the install is in the OS, which is broken.
Feb
7
comment Securing Windows 8 against changing utilman.exe to avoid login bypass?
I'd say this isn't so much an exploit as it is simply mucking with Windows after having gained access. An exploit would grant a restricted user full rights to a machine. You can't perform this "exploit" without Administrator rights in the first place. It's a fun trick, but that's all it is.