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Nov
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Changing download actions in Firefox
Nov
13
comment How to quickly insert large amounts of days into MySQL?
Note that 4000 records is not a "large amount of data". Even a modest database with a slow loading mechanism should be able to load that in a matter of seconds.
Nov
2
comment Do text files store their encoding method for later decoding?
@Tim: Most text viewers use a heuristic to check whether something is a text file. If the file has many non-printable characters, many viewers and editors will warn (e.g. less and grep on Unix/Linux do this).
Oct
29
comment Utility of Fax over Email when both are available
Note that in many countries most (if not all) telephone conversations are actually digitized and sent over the internet. So the difference may be minor.
Oct
28
answered Automatic backup software?
Oct
22
comment How are sites like Pinterest able to hold all those pictures?
@Richie: That's one reason you use SANs - you no longer need a controller for "so many drives", you only need an interface card to talk to the SAN, and the server need not care how many drives the SAN contains. Of course, there may still be a maximum partition size in the OS, but that is typically very high.
Oct
19
answered How to use Git in fullscreen
Oct
15
comment Is there an accounting or ERP package that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac?
I don't think that counts as a "specific business reason" :-).
Oct
13
comment How to select the page range to print in Windows 8 Modern UI apps?
This does not answer the question.
Oct
12
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can a Linux OS be “based on” another Linux OS?
Oct
6
answered Given I have root on and Android system and can access the shell, am I still restricted in what programs I can run?
Oct
3
comment How to watch Netflix from Europe with an US account and without VPN
As of October 2013, tunlr.org does not exist, but tunlr.net does. Seems they changed domain...
Sep
23
answered Which cygwin package to install?
Sep
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Changing colour of the close button in Windows 8
Sep
23
comment Let windows ignore a faulty drive?
This is weird. The OS should not crash from just bad sectors. I've used Linux to recover data from bad drives, so Linux should handle this. Please post the commands you use on Fefora Live, and the exact kernel panic you get. Also, try a different Live CD to make sure it's not a problem with the Live CD.
Sep
22
comment Do Windows 8 “Live Tiles” actually use a lot of one's monthly broadband data allowance?
@Simon: Yes, exactly.
Sep
22
answered Do Windows 8 “Live Tiles” actually use a lot of one's monthly broadband data allowance?
Sep
22
answered Can't drag programs into cmd window, if it's started with admin provilege
Sep
14
awarded  Nice Question