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Jul
21
comment What happens if 2 devices want the same static IP address?
@Vinayak, not so. The NIC doesn't know about IP; it is the OS that "claims" the IP address by choosing to respond to ARP requests from other computers ( they are broadcast ) asking "who has this IP address?"
Jul
21
answered SDRAM addressing
Jul
21
comment How can I group files into 8GB “clusters”?
I am pretty sure that with winrar, this is only true if you set it to create a solid archive. Without this option, like winzip, it can open any one split archive and extract the files in it.
Jul
20
comment How to send HTML emails?
Don't. HTML does not belong in email.
Jul
20
comment Is a high Collision Count in WAN an issue?
Assuming this is a cablemodem, then it is not unusual as cable is a shared medium. You and many of your neighbors are using the same copper wire to transmit, so at any given time, only one can do so. Sometimes two try, and you get a collision.
Jul
20
comment Why use codes for login names
Because they are idiots. We came up with a very simple and effective way to stop guessing passwords in the 1960's: after you try and fail a few times, you don't get to try any more. See also: xkcd.com/936
Jul
12
comment difference between gparted align to MiB and Cylinder in micro SD Card
There is absolutely no reason it should make a difference, so I'd say try again. Cylinders have been a vestigial fiction in hard disks for 20+ years now, and never had any meaning with flash sd cards.
Jul
12
comment Networking fundamentals: Does a Gbps LAN has a better latency than a 100Mbps LAN?
@Gizmo, that didn't make sense. If the bottleneck is the HDD, then a faster network isn't going to help.
Jul
12
answered Networking fundamentals: Does a Gbps LAN has a better latency than a 100Mbps LAN?
Jul
12
answered SATA drive bracket - blank screws
Jul
12
answered 3TB drive on BIOS system
Jul
4
revised What is the diference between IP subnet mask 255.255.254 .0 … or 255.255.255.0?
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Jul
2
comment What is the diference between IP subnet mask 255.255.254 .0 … or 255.255.255.0?
Just to add a little clarity, if you have two computers on your network with addresses 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.1.1 and a netmask of 255.255.255.0, they could not communicate with each other ( unless you set up a router ) because they are on two different logical networks, even though they share the same physical network.
Jun
19
comment PCIe card and x8/x16 lanes
Yes, and the "non modern motherboards" just disable the on board graphics regardless of whether the card is a GPU or not. The device in the slot still works.
Jun
18
comment PCIe card and x8/x16 lanes
The question you link to says the opposite of what you claim: PCIe is PCIe, and there is nothing special about the PEG slot or graphics cards, so you can plug anything in there and it will work. The one thing that can be a problem on bad boards is that they disable the integrated graphics if you plug anything into the PEG slot, but the device there still works.
Jun
17
comment Can't create shortcuts for .com files
What you are attempting makes no sense: more.com is a 16 bit dos program that reads from stdin and writes to stdout, pausing after each screen full. Running it from a shortcut would give it no input, so it would have nothing to do.
Jun
15
comment External HDD disk must be turned on twice always
Try doing it within a few seconds and see if it still shows the same pattern. If not, then heat seems likely.
Jun
15
comment External HDD disk must be turned on twice always
Do you only let it go for a few seconds before you power cycle it again? My first thought was heat: after running for a bit it warms up then things expand and get into the right place. That's not very likely though if you cycle it very quickly.
Jun
11
comment How long can you read files from a flash drive if kept in a cool, dark room?
@sum1stolemyname, you can install dos and win3.1 with networking and printing in a virtual machine such as qemu.
Jun
11
comment Power cord blew, computer is now sporadically slow
Processors do not lower their speed if they don't get enough power. They draw the power they need, and if the PSU can't provide it, it shuts down, or failing that ( broken psu ), the system malfunctions and/or reboots. A reduced processor frequency wouldn't account for significantly long boot times either.