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PHP web developer for sharecare, maker of medical Q&A sites.


Jan
2
comment Is it better to add a second video card in Crossfire or replace an aging video card?
@MilindR Windows doesn't support two independent video cards for video output, Crossfire will allow Windows to treat both cards as a single card that Crossfire manages.
Dec
3
comment Does Windows Media Center (7 Ultimate x64) support BluRay?
@lumi I've actually switched to using AnyDVD & VLC. I have a brand new computer sporting a new Core i5 Ivy Bridge, 8GB RAM & was still getting choppy playback with PowerDVD 12. VLC doesn't integrate in with Media Center, but it works and is worlds better than PowerDVD.
Apr
27
comment Enable Bottom-Right Numbers in VIM
at first I didn't have a ~/.vimrc, I only had a ~/.viminfo and I tried to edit that but it silently failed saving my changes. So I had to create a new file at ~/.vimrc and it's working great!
Apr
16
comment Virtual Box Virtual Disk not expanding
thanks for the reference for lvresize. Since 99% of my data is in mysql I just moved the mysql folder into /home and symlinked it rather than deal with resizing the volume
Apr
16
comment Virtual Box Virtual Disk not expanding
@uSlacker the /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root is the root of the virtual disk, that is what is supposed to be dynamically increasing
Apr
27
comment Ways to reduce the disk size of Windows XP
I tried installing XPSP3 on a netbook with a 4GB SSD. I could get everything installed for a vanilla instance with the exception of one .Net update. But I was pushing ~3.7GB without hard disk compression.
Apr
19
comment Troubleshooting an mysteriously unstable machine
@Anteru by getting a UPS :-) There are also power conditioners that don't have the UPS functionality in it so it is cheaper. I think the most direct way to check the quality of the power coming in would be an oscilloscope, though that's an expensive toy to have unless you are hardcore.
Apr
19
comment Troubleshooting an mysteriously unstable machine
@Anteru from @BBlake's suggestion, it appears that the one constant in your problems is the power coming into the computer. (If you haven't already) try a UPS, if that doesn't solve the problem I would take out everything but the bare essentials, 1 RAM stick, just the video card, 1 hard drive. If it crashes swap out the pieces with one of the other RAM sticks/Hard drice/etc until you have a stable system. Then add components very slowly (i.e.- 1 a week) and when you start having crashes you know where to look.
Apr
14
comment Disk space - when to concern oneself about it?
@Xantec true, it's not fail safe. But if something takes out both local backups and an online backup you are probably going to have more important issues to deal with :-)
Apr
8
comment is it safe to save files to the desktop in Windows 7?
there is a bugs in windows dealing with file storage that is discussed on the latest episode of Windows Weekly. Thurrott talks about saving files to his desktop and issues related to that. Not sure if the problem is specific to the desktop or if it's any folder
Apr
5
comment jQuery disabled on Firefox. I cannot enable it
@Mehper my guess would be that there is some sort of security setting in FF that is blocking the jquery download. But I'm not aware of how to fix it, if that is the problem
Mar
29
comment Does any internal 3G wireless broadband cards for linux exist?
@random how is this off topic? I'm trying to find if there are any linux compatible broadband cards? I'm not asking for buying advice, I'm asking for information if they exist
Mar
24
comment Is it legal to migrate my operating system to another machine?
another thing to consider is that many OEMs (ala Dell, HP, etc) put some protection in the install disc preventing you from installing it on a computer from another manufacturer.
Mar
22
comment How can I set Windows 7 up to use three monitors?
@typoknig Since his mobo accepts only one GPU that means he cannot just add a new video card with a single output because SLI/Crossfire doesn't work on him computer. The OP would either have to buy a new fairly expensive triple output video card or use the USB-DVI converter @edusysadmin recommended. I guess you didn't read my answer fully. :-)
Mar
17
comment What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?
@MattGibson I'm trying to convince my boss to buy me a new computer because of this :-)
Mar
16
comment What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?
@Phoshi exactly, there isn't any good reason (in microsoft's opinion) to put the effort into enabling IE9 on XP
Mar
16
comment What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?
@Karim The graphics improvement isn't just for actual images, it's also used for text, css & javascript handline. I don't think they are actually going to lose any browser marketshare because of this decision though. Most people using IE, I believe, will probably stay on IE 8 and not necessarily switch to another browser.
Mar
16
comment What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?
@Karim I believe IE9 is about more standards compliance, more security, and faster operation.
Mar
16
comment What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?
@zzzzBov I agree with you there. :-)
Mar
16
comment What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?
@zzzzBov true, but many of the programs today that run on top of Unix or Linux would not run on the earlier versions of their respective OS. And even though XP SP3 came out just a few years ago, the underpinnings of the operating system are 10 years old. Imagine trying to run the latest software on Ubuntu 4.10, which btw, Canonical stopped supporting in 2006.