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Jun
15
answered USB to DVI adapter to get around two monitor limit of my graphics card?
May
6
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
3
comment Transatlantic ping faster than sending a pixel to the screen?
It would help if the timing you got for the monitor was more clearly expressed. Had to hunt a bit to find 70ms in your (otherwise well written) answer. :)
Mar
17
comment Easiest way to find out if user has either Windows 7 or Vista (through telephone support)?
You just press Win+R then type winver and press Enter. Not too tricky.
Mar
8
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
31
answered How can I store Windows “tree” command output in a file and retrieve it again?
Nov
13
comment Why do HDDs mostly have the same speed as 5400, 7200, 10000 RPM?
Also, a Formula One V12 engine from a few years back revved to 20-22 krpm. None of these ripped themselves apart due to the speed (Now it's regulated to 18rpm max)..
Nov
13
comment Why do HDDs mostly have the same speed as 5400, 7200, 10000 RPM?
FWIW, the problem at running at > 20 krpm is more about oscillations and stuff. I knew a guy who did a Ph.D. on magnetic (actively regulated) "bearings" for high-RPM drives. They ran easily at 20-25 krpm (if not more), but the design was too complex/expensive to be commercially viable.
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Jun
30
comment Windows 7 CPU usage after update
@maniclorn: I'm glad that it helped. Please accept the answer to record that your problem was solved.
Jun
29
comment Windows 7 CPU usage after update
The resource manager is usually more effective at displaying "hidden" stuff.
Jun
29
answered Windows 7 CPU usage after update
Jun
25
comment Why is a single thread spread across CPU's?
This sounds dubious for several reasons. Please provide references to your "facts". First, why does computing stuff at 25% on four cores consume less power than 100% on one? (I can agree that heat is more evenly spread out, but...) Also, the thread in my question is running at full tilt (100%), so it won't "request more processing power", because it's already doing as much as possible.
Jun
21
comment Will jh3df6724@k2378jdfw.com bypass spam filters?
Similar to what otherinbox.com did previously too.
May
30
comment Is it safe to keep semi-sensitive information in Dropbox?
+1. Looks neat!
May
30
comment Is it safe to keep semi-sensitive information in Dropbox?
+1, esp for stating that dropbox employees can see your content. This is important, and there may be other file sharing services which encrypt files with your password instead, rendering them unreadable even to themselves.
May
23
comment What is the origin of K = 1024?
@njd: I thought the C64 had 65 536 bytes of RAM? ;)
May
17
comment The Flight I am taking has USB ports for power… how can I use it to charge my laptop?
Note that USB ports for power may supply more than 0.5 amps, as ipods/smarthphones may draw more than that if available. My 'droid says "connect to charger, usb port doesn't supply enough power" when I run tethering sometimes.
May
2
revised How does Windows know whether it has internet access or if a Wi-Fi connection requires in-browser authentication?
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May
2
answered How does Windows know whether it has internet access or if a Wi-Fi connection requires in-browser authentication?