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Mar
12
comment Do rackmount servers need to be in a rack?
Also rackmount servers are built with a cleaner environment in mind, they will clog up with dust and overheat far more easily than a tower based server.
Jan
30
comment Is there a way to activate Windows 7 when it's saying my license code is already in use?
@BigChris Acer OEM versions of windows self activate and need no key, with a windows 7 or later standard disk the key on the sticker does work. I think it's pretty likely that the 'licensed source' was in fact a counterfeit.
Jan
29
revised What is the Difference between PXE & Wake On LAN?
less ambiguous description of PXE
Jan
29
suggested approved edit on What is the Difference between PXE & Wake On LAN?
Jan
7
comment Which filesystem should be used for a dual-boot machine's storage?
Consider running one OS native and the other in a virtual machine as a far more useful alternative to dual booting. You can use both at once or switch far more easily, and also share files from one to the other.
Jan
7
answered How can i gain access control for autorun.ini file in FAT32 USB storage
Dec
5
comment Hybrid hard drive vs SSD performance - Source control / Visual Studio / Sql Server
I very much doubt that SVN actually updates the whole repo each time and certainly not randomly. 8Gb of caching flash is reasonable for most uses and is a good compromise that realises 90% of the benefit for most people. Don't forget you also have in memory read cache. If you are that concerned you need to do some real world tests with your usage but I wouldn't go into it so certain that it will make a huge difference.
Nov
21
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
Oct
22
awarded  Yearling
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.