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Nov
6
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
@DragonLord I heartily disagree with your cost estimate for a gaming PC UPS. Having built gaming PCs for many years, I find a $100 UPS is more than sufficient to buy me time to shut down. Additionally, the few minutes of capacity I have with it is enough to obviate any issues whatsoever from shorter outages/brownouts/spikes.
Oct
20
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
26
comment Can a new battery go bad if unused
FWIW, I think the added disclaimer is sufficient :)
Sep
24
comment Can two drives connected to a USB hub bypass the computer when sharing data?
This is correct. You're best off connecting each drive to a different set of USB ports -- paired ports on many computers effectively act as an internal hub; connecting the drives to different pairs will help ensure each device has the full 480mbps bandwidth (assuming USB 2.0).
Sep
4
revised Why does VLC cut off the end of my video when transcoding?
tried more stuff
Sep
4
awarded  Editor
Sep
4
revised Why does VLC cut off the end of my video when transcoding?
added note about different encoders/codecs/muxers
Sep
4
asked Why does VLC cut off the end of my video when transcoding?
Jul
18
comment How do you prevent the dock from switching monitors in OSX Mavericks?
As Chuck and others have said, this is not an answer; it does not PREVENT the dock from moving to another window, it only puts it back after it's moved. This interrupts the user's workflow and is not a solution but just a workaround.
Jul
2
comment Greasy water in laptop's DIMM slot
@JohnU that's what Kryten is saying: IPA is a good solvent for things like grease and oil, but not so good that it would dissolve components.
Jun
23
comment Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?
Once, when I dismantled my old XBox (the first gen one), I re-housed it in a (clean) pizza box for a few weeks while I was tinkering with it. Still ran great! I did cut a chunk out of the top of the box and hot-glue a fan there though, to make sure it had adequate ventilation.
May
28
comment Displaying ads over WiFi hotspot
I never said anything about disabling/blocking HTTPS...
May
27
answered Displaying ads over WiFi hotspot
May
27
comment Displaying ads over WiFi hotspot
For users who are getting connectivity for free, what backlash is there? Are they going to stop using your service, freeing up more bandwidth for those who are willing to accept ads in exchange for usage of a free service? The horror!
May
9
comment How does my ISP (introducing vectoring) know which DSL modem I am using?
I agree with the other comments here; if you're paying for 50mbit speeds, and they're threatening to throttle you to 7mbit because of an arbitrary hardware restriction, ask them if they're going to cut your monthly rate to that of a 7mbit connection as well. If not, tell them to stuff it where the sun don't shine.
Apr
29
awarded  Caucus
Feb
12
comment How does dig +trace actually work?
@Paul thanks for the followup; I've flagged the other answer as the correct answer to help out anyone else who may end up here (no offense to you!) :)
Feb
12
accepted How does dig +trace actually work?
Feb
12
awarded  Commentator
Feb
12
comment How does dig +trace actually work?
How do I address the topic of delegation? Let's say the authority for domain.co.uk is dns.dns1.de, but members.domain.co.uk has been delegated to dns.dns2.com and I'm looking up joe.members.domain.co.uk. How do I know when it's "safe" to step off the SOA merry-go-round and query the other records?