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Dec
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answered Is a BIOS update in a laptop done by altering some microcode?
Dec
31
comment Why are pixels square?
I've never manufactured a monitor in my life so my conjecture about the cost could be way off. I would just imagine it's cheaper to lay out in a grid than the staggered pattern a hexagon would require. Drawing straight lines with hexagons would have fringing basically on all directions (horizontal, vertical, diagonal) - it's basically three rhombuses put together.
Dec
30
answered Why are pixels square?
Dec
30
comment How would I encrypt my whole Linux filesystem with Veracrypt?
You can't change a volume from unencrypted to encrypted while it is mounted/you are using it like TrueCrypt does for Windows system volumes. LUKS volumes can only start off encrypted in the first place.
Dec
30
comment How would I encrypt my whole Linux filesystem with Veracrypt?
LUKS encrypts/decrypts in realtime. It takes a partition like /dev/sda1 and creates an "encrypted version" /dev/mapper/something. You (or a script) mount/use the /dev/mapper device, anything read/written is de/encrypted automatically.
Dec
30
answered How would I encrypt my whole Linux filesystem with Veracrypt?
Dec
29
revised Using 2 2GB RAM DIMMs with a single 4GB RAM DIMM
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Dec
28
answered How I can forward port throught OpenVPN correctly?
Dec
28
comment A really secure file encryption solution
This type of question should go on softwarerecs.stackexchange.com. 7-zip can turn any file or folder into a encrypted archive with a simple right-click. It uses AES-256.
Dec
27
comment Will an Ethernet splitter work?
100Mbit hubs do exist, the netgear DS104 for example.
Dec
24
answered Connect to multiple PPP interfaces with dynamic IP simultaneously
Dec
24
comment Are process schedulers implemented at OS level or Hardware level?
Read this - wiki.osdev.org/Context_Switching
Dec
24
comment How can I print with DosBox?
Without using the Daum version, what you can do is set an option in dosbox.conf to redirect parallel output to a file, and then later print that text file.
Dec
24
comment Are process schedulers implemented at OS level or Hardware level?
I agree with you (I did forget about the TSS features) - but just to be pedantic, deciding when a task runs and actually switching it are related but different things. IIRC you can't just set up task gates and then be done with it, you need something "above" the tasks that says ok, which task runs next - even if it's simple round robin or whatever. Looks like I should refresh my knowledge about this, though. :)
Dec
23
comment Are process schedulers implemented at OS level or Hardware level?
You do have the TSS stuff which supports task switching (if it's used) but not task scheduling.
Dec
23
answered Are process schedulers implemented at OS level or Hardware level?
Dec
23
comment Switch behind router or router behind switch
Possibly it's 10Mbps or 100Mbps instead of 1000Mbps.
Dec
22
answered Why is my sleep mode directly tied into my video card drivers?
Dec
21
comment Switch behind router or router behind switch
ISP Box -> Router -> then switch.
Dec
21
comment Switch behind router or router behind switch
I imagine your ISP gave you a box where the fiber connects and then on the other side is a single Ethernet port? It probably works the same way as a cable modem above.