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Jan
14
comment How can I prepare a pie chart in excel with a result based on 100%?
... you mean a "pie chart" ?
Jan
14
comment Skype audio always goes 'robotic' for the same user?
Should be easy to test. try a different person signed in as him using his hardware.
Jan
14
comment Skype audio always goes 'robotic' for the same user?
Maybe hes getting bored with the call ? chhhh You're breaking up ! chhhh. No idea sorry, sounds like its downsampling the audio over time to work out the best quality level, but multiple connections discounts that. super odd.
Jan
14
comment Can I download a video partially from the internet?
What operating system, for starters ?
Jan
12
comment one PC with two screens
More info please. How are they not working currently ? What operating system ? One graphics card ? etc etc.
Jan
12
comment Connection via a home-computer?
I think what he meant was "opening links to external networks will get you fired".
Jan
12
comment How to count the number of occurrences of each word in a file?
yea, i was implying that the rest of the command would still be needed. Down with perl one liners ! :)
Jan
12
comment Is it possible to use a laptop mornitor as an extended display of another machine?
what you describe wont work. Most (nearly all) laptops have a video out not a video in. You can display the laptop's display on another monitor (or projector) but you cant (as the OP wanted) display a desktop's output on a laptop.
Jan
11
comment What other OS installation options are available when things go terribly wrong
Does the bios allow booting from that usb port ?
Jan
7
comment How to count the number of occurrences of each word in a file?
Why is perl needed here? What was wrong with cat FILENAME | sed s/' '/\\n/g ?
Jan
6
comment How does it hurt to use Linux (Ubuntu) as a guest OS for all my tasks?
Small point; the "c drive" & "d drive" nomenclature is windows terminology. It makes no sense to say "install linux on C". Also, windows letters by partition not drive, so you could have C, D, and E all on one physical drive.
Jan
5
comment how can i tell whats takign up all my hard drive space?
dupe of serverfault.com/q/219018/46792 by same user
Jan
5
comment Mighty Mouse is jumping around on screen
what surface are you using ? Does it improve when using something underneath that's easier to track ?
Jan
5
comment Charging a laptop battery, without a laptop
How do you know the laptop isn't just broken ? If your battery is flat, and the AC dosen't work ?
Jan
4
comment What are the limitations of virtual machines?
Sounds like you've basically hit every limitation. Usually gfx and disk IO are the sticking points. Anything needing lots of either will be a problem. For a home quad core enviroment, anyhow.
Jan
4
comment Is it possible to use a laptop mornitor as an extended display of another machine?
This'll duplicate the display, not extend it.
Jan
4
comment Is it possible to use a laptop mornitor as an extended display of another machine?
That's to opposite of what the OP wanted.
Jan
4
comment Dual boot with Windows and Linux
fdisk /mbr (in a dos enviroment, like windows rescue console) will usually make windows boot again. -- itll remove grub, so only windows can be booted, assuming that's what you want.
Dec
31
comment sata hard drive failed
Possibly a bit aggressive, but technically correct. Use a data recovery firm. You can try a bunch of things to get the harddrive working, but if the data is important, it'll be best not to mess with it and get someone that knows what they're doing on it. Was initially unsure, but +1 as "important" data not backed up bugs me :)
Dec
30
comment Internet Connection Dying after some time
Shark is likely right, it sounds as if your connection is being closed by your provider for being idle. You may be able to alter the time at your end, but a keep alive tool should help.