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answered Running 1080p on 4k resolution display
Nov
17
comment How do I determine whether a drive is an HDD or SSD in Windows 8?
@NoBugs Technically speaking there is no drive in an SSD either :P
Nov
2
comment Why aren't RAM drives standard in enterprise storage?
RAM is used extensively as cache. Volatility can not be easily overcome without sacrificing speed. Also look at products like Fusion IO, they have niche uses
Oct
22
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Oct
21
comment Do hard drives really have open cases now?
@BrockAdams The evidence is that the cover has stickers telling you not to undo any screw!
Oct
6
comment Can I “transfer” my Windows 7 license to a virtual machine running on the same computer?
In the main hypervisors you can passthrough the BIOS info so an OEM copy from a main manufacturer will automatically activate.
Oct
6
comment Can I “transfer” my Windows 7 license to a virtual machine running on the same computer?
The oem version can be used in a VM but only run on top of the original hardware.
Oct
4
comment What are the differences of watching a 1080p and a 720p version of the same media on a 720p screen?
@eBusiness a DVD is not 1080p, you are talking nonsense
Oct
3
comment What are the differences of watching a 1080p and a 720p version of the same media on a 720p screen?
Your bitrates are not even remotely proportional or realistic. Basically you have fabricated evidence adding an artificial ceiling on the 720p quality to support your original false assumption. Eg. Youtube bitrate limits allow 24% extra for 1080p, not over double!
Oct
3
comment What are the differences of watching a 1080p and a 720p version of the same media on a 720p screen?
@eBusiness A 1080p video has more pixels to encode than a 720p, the bitrate of 1080p on youtube is LOWER per pixel than 720p! And then you are throwing the additional information away.
Oct
2
comment What are the differences of watching a 1080p and a 720p version of the same media on a 720p screen?
Show people the same image and say one is technically better, there will always be people with 'superior eyesight' who claim to see the improvement. These are the same people who can hear the 'clarity' of gold plated digital audio cables. The fact is the scaled down 1080p version will actually be slightly worse than the native 720p version.
Sep
26
comment What is the button on the end of the taskbar to clear the screen called?
except if you use it to show your desktop so that you can open a new window, you then can not press it again to bring your other windows back. One of the most annoyingly half implemented parts of win7.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
17
comment Are USB hard disks less reliable for backups?
Mobile drives in general are less reliable purely because they tend to get knocked about. But then your backup needs to be away from your pc, preferably offsite to provide decent protection.
Sep
14
comment Windows 7 file name length limited to 129 characters
It is better not to rely on really long filenames as this can lead to a number of problems. MP3s can have embedded metadata in the form of ID3 tags for this and/or use directories.
Sep
11
revised Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?
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11
answered Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?
Sep
11
revised What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors?
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11
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Sep
11
answered What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors?