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I love to program, tinker with things and generally a curious person. My career started with developing DOS TSRs in x86 Assembler. My daily work includes programming in Delphi (Windows), Ruby on Rails (Linux) and Java (Android).

My company Hagel Technologies makes network bandwidth monitor DU Meter and other software. I sometimes write in my blog.


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awarded  Editor
Oct
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revised My UPS has a 5ms switchover time, server shuts off during said time
Typo fixed.
Oct
3
answered My UPS has a 5ms switchover time, server shuts off during said time
Oct
3
comment My UPS has a 5ms switchover time, server shuts off during said time
"Shutting down" as "turning itself off immediately" or as "orderly OS shutdown"?
Oct
3
comment Media Sanitation
"One OR TWO passes"? I'd say you give Uncle Arnold too much credit...
Oct
3
answered How to replace a harddrives PCB?
Oct
3
comment Can't Open Up Event Viewer
I've been through this issue (cannot open the even viewer after an update). I think removing .NET via Add/Remove programs (Windows features in there) and then rebooting and adding it again solved the issue for me, but I'm not sure. So I'm entering this as a comment and not an answer.
Oct
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comment Can't Open Up Event Viewer
These comments are not really helpful to solve the underlying problem.
Oct
2
answered Does scanning a Flash NAND SSD for bad sectors help?
Oct
2
comment Change in executable (*.exe) size while transferring file from one PC to another
Yes. I worked in an antivirus company many years ago. Basically you write a filesystem filter driver... Then you can do all kinds of "funny" stuff, e.g. return different file size depending on who's asking, etc.
Oct
2
comment Change in executable (*.exe) size while transferring file from one PC to another
When a virus infects a file, it adds its payload to it, so the file grows. To avoid detection, on an infected system (where the virus is resident and active), it shows the filesize as it was before infection. But if you copy that file to a clean system, you see its true size, which is what it was before it got infected plus the size of the virus payload.
Oct
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awarded  Critic
Oct
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answered Google calendar sync with Outlook
Sep
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answered Change in executable (*.exe) size while transferring file from one PC to another
Sep
30
comment Does 5 GB of jpeg images take the same amount of time to download and/or import as 5 GB of plain text?
Well we're talking about network latency now, and since the original poster didn't specify the protocol, this is moot. Some protocols/programs know how to interleave the data transfer, e.g. start the second download before first one is complete (download managers for example), thus somewhat reducing the latency-induced overhead.
Sep
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awarded  Good Answer
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awarded  Mortarboard
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
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comment Does 5 GB of jpeg images take the same amount of time to download and/or import as 5 GB of plain text?
@chris-nava: Yes, this is very true. I've only considered files of the same size, but you're correct to point to this nuance.
Sep
30
answered Does 5 GB of jpeg images take the same amount of time to download and/or import as 5 GB of plain text?