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Jul
19
comment How can I run MS-DOS in real mode under Windows?
@MrStatic, the whole point is that the program needs access to the REAL hardware, not virtual. If it were happy with virtual hardware it would run fine under Windows.
Jul
19
answered Linux zram (compcache) + SwapCached
Jul
19
comment How do I fix my MBR?
You really need to better describe the problem you are having.
Jul
18
comment Must TCP use IP?
The question only has one part. The first sentence is simply background, which you mistakenly combined with the second sentence to reverse its meaning, resulting in your answer being backwards. Pointing out the mistake in the background as you did is fine, but the question is still whether TCP can go over !IP, and the fact that !TCP can go over IP does not necessarily mean TCP can go over !IP. The purpose of comments is not to pick on you, but so you can correct the answer.
Jul
17
comment Must TCP use IP?
@Synetech, that is not what the question says at all. The question was whether TCP can be used over another protocol besides IP.
Jul
17
comment Must TCP use IP?
There is a lot wrong with this answer, and it misses the question entirely. First, Ethernet is just one link layer protocol that has been used to carry IP. There are plenty of others, and IP does not know or care about any of them. IP has nothing to do with the hardware; it is the routing layer between networks, above the hardware used to connect them. The point of the question was whether you can use TCP on something other than IP, not whether you can use something other than TCP that uses IP ( see UDP for an example of that ).
Jul
11
comment Understanding conversion and (de)compression of lossless audio
WAV always contains PCM. It might not be cd quality PCM ( but practically speaking, you generally can assume this because it almost always is the case ), but it will be PCM, not something else like mpeg 3 layer 2.
Jul
10
answered smartmontools Bad Block How To for Windows
Jul
10
comment My pc shorted out and now it doesn't boot up
@izx, it's the plugging in of the second connector while the motherboard is already on that is the problem.
Jul
9
comment My pc shorted out and now it doesn't boot up
@MarioGarcia, plugging in power to a board that is already partially powered is also a good way to blow it up.
Jul
9
comment My pc shorted out and now it doesn't boot up
@Darius, no, it doesn't. Again, shorting out points on the bottom of the board and applying power is BAD.
Jul
9
comment My pc shorted out and now it doesn't boot up
@Darius, NO! Applying power while the motherboard has numerous points shorted out via foil is a surefire way to blow stuff up!
Jul
5
comment linux: accessing thousands of files in hash of directories
@130490868091234, readdir() returns the name, and inode number for each entry. Sort the array of entries, in order from lowest to highest inode number.
Jul
3
answered linux: accessing thousands of files in hash of directories
Jul
2
comment Is it perfectly safe to install grub bootloader on regular partition?
Note that when you install grub this way, it has to embed the sectors containing /boot/grub/core.img in the boot sector, and this configuration is prone to breakage, which is why grub complains loudly and makes you use the --force switch.
Jun
28
answered linux root unable to create directory
Jun
26
comment Improve performance of RAID SSDs (without TRIM) with periodic disk defrag? Lack of TRIM even important?
TRIM will always help the drive do a better job. Earlier drives had write performance fall off a cliff once you had written to every block on the drive at some point during its lifetime, leaving the drive with no free erase blocks. This is fixed with TRIM, but can also be significantly mitigated by the drive internally keeping a reserved pool of erase blocks that you can never write to, or by you making sure you never write to some parts of the disk by, for instance, leaving several mb of unpartitioned space.
Jun
25
comment Green flickering pixels that move with black images
I had a similar problem after getting a new PC at work. The monitor worked fine with the old one, but the new one had a DisplayPort output, so I had to get DP->DVI adapter. Tried two different adapters, and switching cables, and neither made the problem go away. Dell said it was the monitor, even though it worked fine with the old computer, so I just ended up getting a new monitor to fix the problem. Your explanation seems to fit what I saw. The new computer must have been slightly weaker and the new monitor is also weaker so the new pc can pull it down.
Jun
25
answered Can't recover hard drive
Jun
19
comment mdadm RAID Fast Setup with Empty Drives?
@Paul, edited...