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11h
comment mega length usb cables
5 meters, not 3 meters.
11h
comment How to extend USB beyond the recommended maximum cable length of 5m?
He's trying to go three USB lengths--you can't chain unpowered hubs. At least one of them has to be a powered hub, or else use the repeater like you linked.
Apr
18
comment What makes Secure Login (CTRL+ALT+DEL) Secure?
@MrLister You can fake a Ctrl+Alt+Del but you can't intercept a real one.
Apr
7
comment USB device prevents system POST
@Ramhound I've seen it with multiple devices--I don't think it's a case of broken but it could be a design flaw.
Apr
7
asked USB device prevents system POST
Apr
4
comment Scanning old papers in TIFF format. Is scanning at 48-bit color worth it?
Another factor: The brightness is linear but that's not how we actually perceive it. 48-bit scanning preserves detail in the darkest areas where it would be lost with a 24-bit scanner. This is only relevant if you're going to be doing some editing.
Apr
3
comment How to exclude files (not folders) from dropbox sync?
@AshutoshJindal While the bandwidth isn't that great I get annoyed every time I edit a word document in a synched folder and the ~ file gets synched and then deleted.
Apr
3
comment How to exclude files (not folders) from dropbox sync?
Yeah, it certainly should be included.
Apr
3
comment Need clarification on what IDE hard drive size—2.5 inch versus 3.5 inch—actually means
@MichaelKjörling Yeah, the only drives with onboard controllers I encountered in that era were SCSI.
Apr
2
comment Need clarification on what IDE hard drive size—2.5 inch versus 3.5 inch—actually means
@MichaelKjörling Good point. 5.25" IDE opticals certainly did exist. The reason I question 5.25" PATA HDDs is I thought we were on 3.5" HDDs by the time PATA was on the scene. Maybe I just never encountered the hardware.
Apr
2
comment Need clarification on what IDE hard drive size—2.5 inch versus 3.5 inch—actually means
Yup. One 44-pin connector: 2.5" drive. One 40-pin connector and a 4-pin Molex: 3.5" or 5.25" drive. (Did 5.25" IDEs even exist??)
Apr
2
comment Connect a computer to the same printer via a direct USB connection and a network connection simultaneously?
I've never tried exactly this but I've done USB + Parallel. No promises as to what happens if you print by both methods at the same time but otherwise it behaved fine.
Apr
1
comment How would I map a network drive on a system that's behind a router?
Strange that a program that doesn't seem that it needs server support has a per year licensing system.
Apr
1
comment How would I map a network drive on a system that's behind a router?
The data volume is considerable although the turnover is only a few percent per day. I don't think 15gb would do it but there are options that have more. I'll look into this approach.
Mar
31
asked How would I map a network drive on a system that's behind a router?
Feb
11
answered My computer doesn't start - it is stuck in a turn-on, turn-off loop
Feb
10
comment Why can’t Windows 98 be installed on latest computers?
The last time I tried to install W98 on anything I found it was impossible to install with 2gb or more of memory. (You could get it to run by modifying a config file but you had to install it with less memory available to be able to do that.)
Feb
2
comment Program for remove exact duplicate files while caching search results
And I find that it looks like someone did wake up to the need: duplicate-file-detective.com/v4/new.htm (I have not tried this, I just stumbled on it.)
Feb
1
comment Program for remove exact duplicate files while caching search results
Oh, the irony! I'm in the process of polishing up a program that does exactly what you want. It saves hashes of everything it looks at and thus when run again it doesn't take ages to check everything. I wrote it originally for exactly this sort of scenario--not taking forever when you add stuff to a large collection. I was surprised at the lack of a commercial solution that worked this way.
Jan
24
answered CPU fan turns on and off repeatedly without booting