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Expat for last 10 years and counting.


Aug
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awarded  Notable Question
Jun
12
awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
26
awarded  Yearling
Oct
10
comment How can a Linux OS be “based on” another Linux OS?
"Red Hat is based on Fedora", that one is quite inaccurate. More like Fedora is beta test for elements later used in RedHat.
Sep
5
comment Does only GIF support animation?
@Thomas: it was native animated icons format for KDE.
Jun
28
awarded  Informed
May
29
comment Should I defrag an SSD drive?
@OlivierDulac: the source you quote says "100,000 in 1997" and "The typical range today for flash SSDs is from 1 to 5 million. The technology trend has been for this to get better. When this article was published, in March 2007 [...]"
May
29
comment Should I defrag an SSD drive?
@OlivierDulac: while your data is correct, conclusions are completely wrong. It's 3K cycles per cell, SSDs have advanced chips making sure to distribute writes equally over cells and prevent hotspotting. And with TLC it's even just 1000 cycles per cell. Which means that 256GB TLC SSD, with 10GB a day of writes with 3x amplification, will last 12 years. 256GB MLC SSD under same conditions will last 70 years. And even that are very conservative estimates, in real life they seem to last much, much longer anandtech.com/show/6459/…
Apr
20
comment On Linux, how can I find all files that contain a string and delete them?
any reason to use -exec echo rm "{}" \; and not -delete?
Mar
13
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
26
awarded  Yearling
Nov
14
comment Was Windows 95 an Operating System?
@Scott: no, DOS isn't a real OS either. But then again, x86 was only capable of running real OSes since introduction of 386.
Nov
14
comment Was Windows 95 an Operating System?
@Scott: well, then your teacher has no idea what he's talking about.
Oct
30
comment Was Windows 95 an Operating System?
I would doubt to call it true OS because of another issue -- it had no memory protection.
Sep
26
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
10
awarded  Caucus
Mar
28
comment why i7-860 is two times slower than E3-1220?
how about results when you deactivate hyper-threading on i7?
Mar
28
comment why i7-860 is two times slower than E3-1220?
Are CPUs and OS the only thing that is different on the machines? What about for example RAM?
Mar
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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awarded  Yearling