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Sep
19
comment How to talk into a microphone on one computer and have it output the audio on a remote computer over the internet?
See that's the thing I am trying to avoid, I don't want to have to be on the machine to 'answer' a call, I want to initiate it entirely remotely... might have to write my own plugin or something.
Mar
19
comment What can I do if I forgot my Windows password?
Between this and the linux program that removes the password... I am surprised Microsoft wouldn't find a way to prevent these exploits if they claim to have Enterprise level security... though I guess one could argue that physical access controls are always required.
Feb
25
comment 64 Bit OS and RAM
There is a difference between how much RAM the OS can recognize and the maximum size 'chunks' it can allocate for actual programs. 64-bit allows for bigger 'chunks' which basically equates to more bandwidth (which means better performance despite bigger file sizes).
Feb
14
comment Batch script to reboot a Windows 7 PC
It may not be practical, but it would be a practical joke.
Feb
6
comment How to set up OSes (Mac/Win/Ubuntu) on a SSD to promote its longevity (TRIM, etc.)
My advice, which is not an answer at all, but just don't worry about it. Keep backups, check warranties on drives (some brands are better with this than others, I've had people get fresh drives from Seagate that were 8 years old and out of warranty when they failed), and when it dies just replace it. I really don't think the amount of effort you could put forth here will really be worth any difference in total life.
Feb
6
comment How do I calculate an over or under-provisioning amount of space for my SSD?
By partitioning do you mean to say create an empty partition to take up 20% of the disc rather than attempting to leave 20% as free space? Or then again the same could probably be said of shrinking the main partition to be 80% of the total capacity. So that means the partition has less to do with the performance than the actual total hardware.
Jan
29
comment Internal UPS for desktop computers?
I wondered about this today as well. I wonder if the internal ones just aren't cost effective nowadays since companies are manufacturing PCs that they want to run anywhere on earth regardless of power standards? Thus without the OEM demand they eventually fall out of the consumer market all together.
Jan
28
comment is it safe to use a different power adapter for my router?
@mixfuel besides getting a replacement adapter the other choices would be no longer using the router or replacing it entirely
Jan
22
comment Why don't some of the tiles on Windows 8 Start Screen have the “larger” choice?
Correct, but that's not the whole picture, it's possible that a metro app will also not have that feature! Also, that doesn't answer his question as to why the METRO app sometimes doesn't support the feature.
Jan
22
comment Why don't some of the tiles on Windows 8 Start Screen have the “larger” choice?
You said: 'Only "metro" apps, apps that support the metro interface have that options.' which is not true, it is possible for a metro app to NOT support a large tile. Your answer also isn't answering his question, which is 'why don't all of the tiles support large tile view?'
Jan
22
comment Why don't some of the tiles on Windows 8 Start Screen have the “larger” choice?
Your information is inaccurate.
Jan
21
comment Give developer access to dev site only
Also: unix.stackexchange.com
Jan
21
comment Is it worth installing java for a single application?
Disabling auto updates is a potentially major security risk.
Jan
15
comment How secure is an SSH tunnel or connection?
+1 In just 12 seconds I learned that I and everyone I know is going to die and the sun is going to explode.
Dec
18
comment Force Installing a Radeon HD 2100 on Windows 8
You should never have to force anything, just be gentle with it.
Dec
18
comment How to send automated SMS messages over the internet?
There's definitely noo way anyone would try and exploit such a thing.
Nov
30
comment Having Windows XP search a stack of folders for an appropriate driver like Win7 does
Also you could use something like MagicISO to create ISO files and load them into a virtual CD drive like Virtual Clone Drive. Then you should get the same action without messing with any hardware.
Nov
30
comment Find and replace using wildcard character in Notepad++
Did you really mean to make all the values = 1 or are they suppose to = the number of the option, so in this case they would be 1, 2, 3 respectively?
Nov
30
comment If FAT32 has a 4 GB file size limit how was I able to copy my 13 GB iPhoto Library file onto this drive?
I have since learned that the iPhoto Library is only treated as a single file in the file system UI, when in reality it is a folder with many files inside. You could add this to your answer and it will be complete.
Nov
30
comment If FAT32 has a 4 GB file size limit how was I able to copy my 13 GB iPhoto Library file onto this drive?
@Informaficker Yes it is FAT32, I have checked with both Windows (with which I originally formatted it) and Mac. It turns out that OS X only treats the iPhoto Library as a single file in the UI, in fact it is a folder with many files inside.