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I'm a .Net web developer.

Oct
27
comment How can I attach 10 hard drives to my computer?
Yeah, I don't know if it will work in this case, but in general it's not a bad option to be aware of. It's probably cheaper to just buy a whole new case with a whole new power supply, plus a PCI card to accommodate those drives than going with the External USB drive enclosure mentioned in the other answer. Plus, you'll get much better performance by running everything over SATA instead of trying to use USB.
Oct
21
comment Making a Low cost cloud server
@Ramhound He said he would go with a desktop motherboard if one supported more than 32 GB of RAM. Going with a desktop motherboard infers not using a XEON processor as well.
Oct
21
comment Making a Low cost cloud server
32 GB of RAM is actually quite a lot. You should really look into why you need more than 32 GB of RAM. Also, if you're really going to be building a "cloud" server, whatever that is, you should look into a clustering solution so you can use lots of low cost machines. Also, The Intel x79 desktop chipset supports 64 GB of RAM.
Oct
15
comment Creating virtual network attached storage with VMware
My understanding is that a SAN appears to the operating system as a hard disk, so as far as any applications are concerned, there's no difference between accessing a regular hard drive, and accessing a SAN.
Oct
3
comment What should I do to get better FPS in gameplay
You don't even mention what framerates you're actually getting. Does the screen actually look jittery, like there is a low frame rate? The time between pressing a button and seeing the result on your screen may have very little to do with framerates. Some displays (mainly TVs, but some others) have many filters that they push the image through which causes lag between when a frame is sent to the TV, and when it's displayed. TVs often have a "Game Mode" to remove filters and fix some of the problems. Additional latencies can also be introduced by things such as keyboards and mice.
Aug
31
comment How to add a password to join LAN network
The low-tech solution would be to put the router in locked box. You'd want to have it made out of something that wouldn't block the signal, like wood. Depending on your security requirements, it wouldn't have to be unbreakable, but just provide enough protection to deter people, and provide evidence if it had been broken into.
Aug
1
comment How can I access volumes encrypted with LUKS/dm-crypt from Windows?
Could you use a VM with Linux installed and mount the entire parition in the VM? I know it's not strictly accessing it directly in Windows, but would allow you to access it on an existing computer with Windows installed, to recover the files and put them in a more windows friendly format like TruCrypt.
Feb
19
comment Why doesn't Windows 7 always create 100MB partition?
I've had it not create the partition when installing from a USB stick. I guess the USB stick was somehow picked up as the first drive. Caused all sorts of problems because it wouldn't create the partition but then later wouldn't boot (or some other problem, can't remember specifics) because the 100 MB partition wasn't there.
Feb
14
comment Is it possible to have different applications set to different locales?
Also, perhaps you could change the locale for a single user and just use the program under a different user.
Feb
14
comment Is it possible to have different applications set to different locales?
Perhaps you could use a virtual machine if it's just a specific application you would like to use in another locale.
Feb
5
comment How do you speed up searching large columns in Excel?
If you have MS Access, then you might have better performance by importing the data into Access and using that to do your calculations.
Feb
4
comment How to send large emails to lots of people for free?
900 emails of 5 MB each, once a month, probably wouldn't fall outside the terms of use of most shared hosting plans, and as such, it might be beneficial to spend the $5-$10 a month and just pay for shared hosting. I don't think that's much to spend on something you consider a hobby. However, your needs may differ. Also, I'm of the opinion you should be emailing them a link, nobody likes getting 5 MB attachments in their emails. Also, just because you send them an email, doesn't mean they will bother installing it. You'll still have a bunch of people with the old version.
Jan
31
comment How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
Funny thing is, I don't think I've ever seen this done, its just the first thing that popped into my head.
Jan
31
comment How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
Wow... That's basically the exact same answer as mine, creepy.
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.
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
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.