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Jan
4
comment Loss of wireless network connectivity when playing video via HDMI cable
A different and/or better quality cable may also solve the problem.
Jan
1
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
8
awarded  Yearling
Dec
7
comment Data loss by randomly unplugging the computer during runtime
@Ivan: Yes, if the disk was writing a stream of blocks when it loses power it may not be able to finish and it leaves a block with a bad ECC code (ie, a bad block). A new write to that block will fix it.
Dec
5
answered What is the typical real use case or application of symbolic/hard links in Linux?
Nov
20
answered Does a notebook support a full .NET installation?
Nov
18
answered Why do HD movies use up all my RAM?
Nov
18
comment Why do HD movies use up all my RAM?
This is going to be a hard one to answer because I know lots of people who have no problem playing HD video on their computers, and I've never seen a problem like yours. It's probably something unique to your hardware or software versions.
Nov
18
comment Is overclocking legal?
@music2myear: Even very smart people occasionally screw up and burn a CPU or put too much voltage on the RAM, or both. Heh. I guess I am just saying that dangerous tools are still dangerous even when you know how to use them.
Nov
4
comment What does wwws mean?
I've also seen wwws used as a name for a SSL accelerator proxy.
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
26
answered Why does VM software need to know which OS will be running inside the VM?
Sep
20
comment Check if a folder is on a shared or local disk?
If you are asking a programming question this should stay on StackOverflow. If this is a question about how to do it from the GUI, command-line or other, then it should be moved to SuperUser or ServerFault
Sep
15
comment Does 1 Gbit/s port in full-duplex mean 1 Gbit/s send and 1 Gbit/s receive?
Of course, doing a large file copy to a small server's RAID-5 array will also kill its read performance so it may be a wash.
Sep
15
comment Does 1 Gbit/s port in full-duplex mean 1 Gbit/s send and 1 Gbit/s receive?
Even for small network sysadmins this can be important. With a limited cheap switch doing a large file copy up to a server can kill its download performance.
Sep
13
answered Can I resume an existing vim process?
Sep
9
comment Should I turn off my PC when plug/unplug external display?
Hmm? The outer ring of all those connector types should be grounded. It's almost impossible to plug one in without touching the grounds together.
Sep
4
comment Why is distributing random pieces of a file faster than a contiguous transfer?
Another comment: I prefer downloading from Bittorrent when possible because of the integrity checking. It is incredibly painful to be forced to redownload an entire DVD ISO because the SHA1 does not match. Bittorrent checks each block so its only a small chunk to replace.
Sep
4
comment Why is distributing random pieces of a file faster than a contiguous transfer?
Weird colo bandwidth rule, it sounds like to me. Here in Colorado it seems most colos offer 100 Mbps connections and charge you by usage each month, and it is up to you to manage and limit your own connection speed if you need to keep the cost down.
Aug
10
answered Will my computer slow down if I install multiple operating systems?