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bio website mackeblog.blogspot.com
location Gothenburg, Sweden
age 35
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen Jul 5 at 20:22

M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, specialization in programming languages and algoritms

Professional interest in:

  • Python
  • OpenGL/OpenSG
  • Software engineering
  • Mercurial
  • BuildBot
  • C++

In the spare time

  • Bass player in rock cover band
  • Petrolhead (Seen a few F1-races live)
  • Gamer

Aug
12
comment Why do some old games run much too quickly on modern hardware?
Ah. Makes me remember the 1 sec delay on the ABC80 (Swedish z80-based PC with Basic). FOR F IN 0 TO 1000; NEXT F;
Apr
23
comment How to supress “Terminate batch job (Y/N)” confirmation?
Run notepad in admin mode, then edit the file.
Apr
22
comment How to supress “Terminate batch job (Y/N)” confirmation?
@tometoftom: Did you change the settings file as above? I had to do that to get it to work. (Note that you have to be an admin to save the file correctly on Windows Vista and up...)
Apr
13
comment How can I restart my taskbar?
That doesn't appear on my Win7 computer. Only 'Properties' is shown.
Apr
12
comment Dual boot Windows 7 / 8 is one Antivirus software enough?
No, you need at least three! ;-p
Jan
31
comment How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
+1- I was going to post this myself. :)
Oct
17
comment Why is VNC on Windows so slow?
@JourneymanGeek: Link broken.
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.
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.
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
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.
Apr
28
comment Why can't graphics cards just have more memory?
Note that single/double precision only applies to vertices & normals, and the biggest memory hog on a gaming GPU today is likely the textures, rather than models. (Textures are probably stored in 16-bit float rather than 8-bit integer on the latest and greatest games though...)