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awarded  Curious
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comment Windows 7 Update Dialog Steals Focus
Manual's a good try, but no luck. I'm already applying manually because I sometimes tether and I would never allow Windows to update over my phone. So I manually say "apply the updates"... it sometimes takes 30 minutes or so for updates to apply. It can be a day or so before I actually reboot the machine.
Aug
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comment Windows 7 Update Dialog Steals Focus
Trouble is it would have already asked once. Unless you stop applying updates, which is a ridiculous thing to have to do to get around this problem.
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answered Can long range Wi-Fi work if one end of the connection is not using a high-gain antenna?
Jul
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comment Windows file's default action to open with a vbs script?
The cmd window appears because cmd.exe is launched when the .cmd or .bat file is started. start /min won't help.
Jul
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comment Windows file's default action to open with a vbs script?
n.b., there are problems with this method, e.g, opening readme.txt in two directories would make it appear as though the second file contained the content from the first. I'll touch it up with a better method later, just worried about getting it working for now.
Jul
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comment Windows file's default action to open with a vbs script?
Thanks, it does work... the only thing that sucks is the black window which appears for a few seconds. Any thoughts about preventing it or reducing its visibility?
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asked Windows file's default action to open with a vbs script?
Jul
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comment Old VAX machine crashed need to recover files
xmodem or similar might be able to transfer files out by minicom with a vt220 emulation mode. Provided you can get an rs232 port and nullmodem to get it to speak to your PC.
Jul
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answered Have remote X app open without manual “placement” on my local display
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comment Can a Raspberry Pi be reconfigured to reboot automatically if the SDcard becomes unreadable?
No overclocking and it's only a few months in the field. Swapping the SD Card won't be possible for a few months. Agreed though, it's the right thing to try. Just not possible for a while.
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asked Can a Raspberry Pi be reconfigured to reboot automatically if the SDcard becomes unreadable?
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comment How do I prevent my computer from freezing when it starts to swap?
Note that the behaviour of gradually paging stuff out is to prevent exactly this kind of problem... tweaking swappiness can lead to really poor performance all at once. Not that Darth implied tweaking it, just an FYI, tweaking swappiness is not the answer. Finding the culprit with something like iotop guichaz.free.fr/iotop could help.