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May
8
answered Seprarate /home vs speratate /home + storage partition
May
8
comment mounting 3TB hard disk
Please edit your question to show the exact command you used, and the full exact output.
May
8
revised Find out what standby/sleep mode I'm under when on Windows 7
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May
8
comment Find out what standby/sleep mode I'm under when on Windows 7
@Bob, oops, you're right, I got S1 and S2 mixed up. Fixed.
May
8
answered Find out what standby/sleep mode I'm under when on Windows 7
May
8
answered HP suggests for virtualization mode in BIOS to be turned off if it is not needed. Why?
May
6
comment 20GB+ worth of emails in my /home what is a better solution for that?
I have had a dovecot server holding my email for the last 6 years or so to the tune of about 100,000+ messages from a dozen or two high traffic mailing lists and it seems to work fine. Please clarify your question.
May
3
comment Transatlantic ping faster than sending a pixel to the screen?
It sounds like you are saying that when LCD makers claim say, a 5ms response time, that may be time time it takes the raw panel to change, but the monitor adds quite a bit more time buffering and processing the signal before it actually drives the LCD. Doesn't that mean the manufacturers are publishing false/misleading specs?
May
3
comment Transatlantic ping faster than sending a pixel to the screen?
@MichaelFrederick, no, there is no such thing as caching for pings. Traceroute uses the same underlying packet, it just sets a short TTL and increases it by one until it gets the echo from the destination.
May
3
comment Transatlantic ping faster than sending a pixel to the screen?
@drjimbob, transmission by satellite is even slower since the signal has much further to go. Typical satellite ping times are more like 200-300 ms.
May
1
comment ssd running slow
@DavidSchwartz, it is odd that the read performance is worse than write.
May
1
answered IRQ's & interrupt vector table
May
1
answered Diagnosing Windows / HDD / RAID0 failure
Apr
30
answered ssd running slow
Apr
30
comment *nix `free` or DOS `mem` equivalent for Windows 7 (64-bit)
mem isn't useful on 32 bit windows either since it only reports the status of the 16 bit dos virtual machine.
Apr
30
comment How can I get the MAC address from my stolen laptop so the police can trace it?
You can't "trace" a laptop with its MAC address.
Apr
16
comment How can a function that expects a cell reference use it own cell's coordinates automatically?
That would give a circular reference, which is nonsense. The value of the cell could not be computed until the value of the cell is first computed, which would then cause the value of the cell to be recomputed ad infinitum.
Apr
12
answered Linux Filesystem Backup Solution: SSD -> HDD
Apr
12
comment Backup system for a slow network
LVM snapshots can't really be used that way. You can't really have more than one snapshot ( performance degrades exponentially ). LVM snapshots are meant for temporary use so you can get a consistent image to backup, then throw out the snapshot, not for history archival.
Apr
12
answered Can a USB cable carry 12v?