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Software Developer current working primarily with Ruby on Rails.

Elected ♦ moderator on Super User in the 2011 Elections. After a period of inactivity, I stepped down from this position in 2013.

And please, feel free to call me DMA.

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Sep
24
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
22
awarded  Custodian
Sep
11
comment Hibernate from start menu without disabling hybrid sleep?
That would work. However, manually triggering a hibernation is an exceptional action for me, not something I do frequently, and so I'd rather not have to 'waste' my hardware power button by linking it to hibernation when it's I'd much prefer for it to trigger a shut down (after all, I use it for that purpose at least once a day).
Aug
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
26
answered Do multi-core CPUs still suffer from diminishing returns in today's world?
Jul
26
comment Do multi-core CPUs still suffer from diminishing returns in today's world?
I doubt a single core is ever the right choice (just put a really slow formula into Excel...) and I think you're over-simplifying a bit. What about, for example, the Turbo Core (AMD) / Turbo Boost (Intel) feature on newer processors? It allows my hex-core AMD to park half it's cores and run the other half at a faster clock rate - and Intel's version is even more finely grained, I believe - so the processor can re-optimise on the fly for the work required of it. Does that make them a better choice? The issue can only accurately be addressed by real-world measurements and benchmarks.
Jul
25
comment AutoHotKey automatically closes when pressing Win+E under Administrator account
@Jack, FYI you had two separate (unregistered) accounts, which is why you were forced to 'answer' your own question instead of being able to edit/comment. I've merged the two accounts (you should consider registering to avoid this happening again) and injected your answer into the question as an edit so nothing is lost.
Jul
25
revised AutoHotKey automatically closes when pressing Win+E under Administrator account
appended answer 453209 as supplemental
Jul
21
awarded  Constituent
Jul
10
awarded  Caucus
Jul
3
revised Why does Outlook 2010 give the message "Creating a new item from the selected items could take some time…are you sure you create a new item…?
reupload broken image from imgur to stack's imgur
Jun
29
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
21
revised How can a call a user that is engaged on another call in Skype?
generalise the question just a little bit; asking about the problem (calling another user who is engaged) is better than asking about a potential answer (see: XY problem http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/66377/what-is-the-xy-problem)
Jun
19
asked How do I change the default corner of the Desktop?
Jun
19
revised Import into Excel a list of filenames and dates from dir command
attempt to flesh to answer out a bit to make it more useful to future visitors
Jun
14
comment A switch and router between the printer and PC that want to print but cannot
I've converted your posts below in to real comments for you, but the reason you couldn't do this yourself is because you essentially had a different account each time you visited (which I've now merged together). Either you need to register a full account, or you need to make sure you keep cookies from this site and use the same browser each visit, or you need to use the recovery options provided on the login screen (linked in the header) each time you come back. I'd recommend registering a full account as a the most reliable (you can do so on the login link in the header).
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus