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Oct
14
comment How can I restrict windows 7 to only use the local subnet, but block the internet
Should work, I haven't tested, though.
Oct
3
comment Does Windows 7 support 802.3ad (link aggregation) natively?
It depends on usage patterns... If you, say, copy two files simultaneously it will be beneficial. Moreover, starting with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, SMB 3.0 supports multichannel: blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2012/06/28/…
Apr
11
comment Can I block ALL file downloads in Chrome?
Actually, this solution actually works, to my huge surprise. (Chrome honors IE security zones, as far as downloads are concerned). This is confusing to the user (file downloads, and then Chrome says "download failed"), and can be subverted by the user by editing the registry, but this solution does block ALL downloads in Chrome, without affecting anything else.
Apr
11
comment Can I block ALL file downloads in Chrome?
Thank you. Unfortunately, Windows Family Safety: 1. Does not specifically do what I wanted (to block all file downloads). 2. Does not work with domain accounts at all. UAC should be enabled of course, though, and not only for kids...
Apr
11
comment Can I block ALL file downloads in Chrome?
@avirk: I'm aware of this "feature". I'd rather not send every URL my kids visits to Microsoft, moreover it does not appear to be working very well (msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/…;, and it does not support domain accounts, and it does not have a feature I asked specifically about (block all downloads).
Apr
10
comment Can I block ALL file downloads in Chrome?
@harrymc: They are all PRO versions.
Apr
9
comment Can I block ALL file downloads in Chrome?
@harrymc: Blend of Windows 7 and Windows 8
Apr
9
comment Can I block ALL file downloads in Chrome?
@jasonspiro: I've added an edit with some background info.
Jan
26
comment What exactly is VGA, and what is the difference between it and a video card?
There is no difference whatsoever, whether wires are routed to the PCI connector, or if all connections are inside your northbridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_PCI#PCI_address_spaces
Jan
25
comment Why do computers no longer use screen savers?
In fact, OLED displays are susceptible to burn-in... This is why the time display in "night clock" mode on smartphones moves around (kind of a screensaver). If/when we'll have big OLEDs for computer use, screen savers will be relevant again.
Jan
25
comment What exactly is VGA, and what is the difference between it and a video card?
Even if you video card is integrated, it is still connected to the rest of the system via some kind of a bus: PCIe, PCI, AGP, ISA, etc. These buses can connect external components to the motherboard, and can connect internal components inside the chipset (SATA, video, etc.)
Jan
20
comment How to get TV image to computer?
What do you mean by "transfer the TV image to the computer": Save/Process it on the computer itself, or just display it in real-time on your All-in-One?
Jan
17
comment windows 7 not resolving a specific host
Does your samba server use the same domain name? Your windows computer might be resolving the name via WINS and not via DNS at all...
Jan
16
comment What character encodings were used before 1963?
Question specifically mentions computers... Did you find any evidence that Morse code was ever used by computers for internal character encoding?
Jan
16
comment Is it possible to install Windows 98 on a VM in order to run a 16 bits app that accesses an old VLB data capture card from the host machine?
Nope I'm talking about direct PCI path-through, not generic virtualized network card (e.g. I had to install the original hardware's drivers inside the VM). KVM is the platform: fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/KVM_PCI_Device_Assignment
Jan
16
comment Is it possible to install Windows 98 on a VM in order to run a 16 bits app that accesses an old VLB data capture card from the host machine?
PCI most definitely works, if motherboard supports VT-d (I've used PCI network cards and video capture cards in KVM VMs), but VLB is too old for sure.
Jan
16
comment SMART data not available/readable on a modern computer
Do you use on-board RAID?
Jan
14
comment How can I get a wireless signal inside a walk-in freezer?
Also, the switchover from "external" to "internal" AP is not instant, couple of seconds at least. So if you expect to walk in with some kind of wireless equipment, and start using it right away, you might be out of luck. I'm yet to see seamless Wi-Fi roaming using off-the-shelf equipment.
Jan
14
comment How can I get a wireless signal inside a walk-in freezer?
@OStrich: No special shielding required. However, antenna's pigtail is usually pretty short, so you'll be limited to where you can put the AP.
Jan
14
comment How can I get a wireless signal inside a walk-in freezer?
As an alternative, you can use an AP with an external antenna and only put an antenna inside the freezer, put the AP outside (thus no need to use an AP rated to -18C or whatever the temp is inside the freezer).