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Oct
13
answered SSD has large amount of total writes
Oct
13
answered How to verify the presence of a TPM (trusted platform module) in my laptop
Oct
11
comment Does a PCIe to dual mini-PCIe adapter exist?
Are you sure there isn't a USB version of one of the mini-PCIe cards you are trying to use?
Oct
11
revised Does a PCIe to dual mini-PCIe adapter exist?
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Oct
11
reviewed Reject Ways to physically secure laptop that has no kensington lock
Oct
11
reviewed Approve redmine tag wiki
Oct
11
reviewed Reject Dell Inspiron 1545 - “plugged in, not charging”
Oct
10
answered Can't mount Linux usb disk. It just create /dev/sg device but no /dev/sd
Oct
10
revised OpenVPN as a paranoid mesh network
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Oct
10
answered OpenVPN as a paranoid mesh network
Oct
10
comment Is a Firefox extension easily portable to IE?
One neat consequence of Firefox extensions being XUL/Javascript based is that they are cross platform. You can literally copy your Firefox profile from a Windows system to a Linux system, including extensions, and assuming it's the same Firefox version, it will work. Some Firefox extensions call external executables though if I'm not mistaken.
Oct
10
answered How can a Linux OS be “based on” another Linux OS?
Oct
10
comment How does the BIOS disable a controller on the motherboard?
I'm not keen on the fine details but PCI/PCI-E cards are expressly designed to not do anything until they receive resource assignment from the BIOS or OS. Whether or not that translates to no power consumption depends on the device. As far as making an expansion device invisible, it'd be something a chipset could do I'm sure. I can't think of any but there may be BIOSes out there that can disable specific PCI cards. There's no standard power controlling function in a standard PC. Anything of that nature would be a feature of the device, even if it's an internal device.
Oct
9
answered Running chkdsk on a disk partition without a drive letter
Oct
9
reviewed Approve Router page not opening
Oct
9
reviewed Approve Can a P55 chipset support 6GB as 2GBx3?
Oct
9
reviewed Approve Impossible to change Windows XP Embedded ip configuration
Oct
9
answered Routing requests based on url
Oct
9
revised Why must a computer have a BIOS?
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Oct
9
answered Resurrecting an old computer. Powers on, does not boot