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Jan
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awarded  Famous Question
Jan
8
revised How to download multiple images from a web server?
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Jan
8
answered How to download multiple images from a web server?
Jan
8
comment How to download multiple images from a web server?
Does it have to be in chrome? because there's a way to do it in Firefox that's really simple.
Dec
20
answered How to compress a JPG image File
Dec
14
revised Are there any good software-based RAID 1 mirroring alternatives to Windows 7 Computer Management?
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Dec
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answered Are there any good software-based RAID 1 mirroring alternatives to Windows 7 Computer Management?
Nov
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
23
answered What software should I use to make a copy of my hard drive in ISO format?
Nov
23
comment How can I upgrade from Windows 8 x32 to x64 fastest & easiest?
I would probably recommend that unless you have a very good reason that you should install the 64 bit version. No point in reinstalling the entire OS if you decided to upgrade your memory anyway. Sure, using 64 bit, some programs may use more memory than their 32 bit counterparts, but with x86-64 you not only get access to more memory, but more registers in the CPU, more SSE registers and additional SSE instructions.
Oct
25
comment How do I enable multi-threaded LZMA2 using 7-zip 9.20 on the command line?
This combined with -mmt=x did the trick for me. It seems that if lzma2 is not specified that it uses the older lzma compression and therefore can't use multiple threads. If you specify both options, it will be able to use multithreading.
Oct
17
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
12
comment How to place SuperFetch cache on an SSD?
Yeah, from what I've read, Readyboost is just hack to get better performance out of low spec machines like netbooks with only 1 GB of RAM. Once you have 2GB of RAM or more, it serves no purpose and may actually slow you down, because USB drives are so slow. If you want to increase the speed of windows, first you should max out the motherboard for RAM, and then get an SSD. I find that even with spinning platters my Windows 7 machine is extremely fast as long as I have 4+ GB of RAM.
Sep
18
comment Quick way to check my broadband speed
@BrianFenton I seriously think that some of the ISPs have some kind of anti-throttling going on with speedtest. I upgraded my connection and decided to run a test. I pay for 18 Mbps, but SpeedTest was reporting around 30 Mbps. Yet in day-to-day use I rarely see anything over 10 Mbit (perhaps various sites don't allocate much more than that to a single user).
Sep
8
comment More RAM than motherboard supports using ram disk + swap?
You can only use more than 4 GB if you enable PAE. And even then, most applications can only access 4 GB of Memory. If they want to access more than 4 GB, they have to use AWE. The only applications I know of that supports this are SQL Server and Oracle. This is windows Specific, and I don't know if there is any similar functionality under Linux.
Sep
7
comment Any drawbacks in using an entire disk (/dev/sda) without partition table for btrfs
Raspberry pi can only boot off a FAT16 partition on the SD card. I imagine that if there is a disk without a partition table that it's a second drive hooked up to the USB port (on a pi, this would be /dev/sda). This could be slow for any number of reasons. Especially if it's a flash USB drive, because some are just really slow.
Sep
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Aug
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comment Running out of disk space on /home directory?
@zharvey There's instructions for resizing your partition with GParted here. Data won't be erased under ideal circumstances although it's probably a good idea to backup anything really important. gparted.sourceforge.net/larry/resize/resizing.htm
Aug
31
answered Running out of disk space on /home directory?
Aug
23
comment Time Machine vs Source Control?
@JohnB SVN has a feature called "Autoversioning". It allows you to mount your repository as a standard WebDAV folder, and every time you save the file, it will perform a commit. If you save often enough, then you can effectively go back in time to any time you saved the file. It's not as granular as something like VS.Net where you can Ctrl+Z each character but you should save every 10 minutes anyway. If you were a single developer working on a project, it would probably work out, although I don't have much experience with it. (svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.7/svn.webdav.autoversioning.html)