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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?
Feb
12
asked How does dig +trace actually work?
Jul
1
comment How to split large file on Windows?
The original (or edited?) link is working now; I'd take that link over softpedia any day! Also, just tried LTFViewer, and it's awesome, opened an 818MB file that even Notepad++ complained about opening. Not much in the way of editing features, but once I'd viewed the logs in LTFViewer, echo. > myfile.txt resolved the 818MB logfile issue :D
Feb
15
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
6
comment How do I add custom security zones for Internet Explorer 8?
Aaand, this doesn't seem to work (using Windows XP Mode, updated to IE8, restarting the VM after applying the registry keys) :(
Aug
2
comment How do I add custom security zones for Internet Explorer 8?
Don't have the same environment available to test in any more (changed jobs, heh)... hopefully I'll get to test this on my home VMs this weekend and see whether it works.
Aug
2
awarded  Supporter
Jun
12
awarded  Yearling
Jun
8
comment Laptop wakes from sleep, once, due to audio controller (Windows 7)
MS drivers are meant to provide basic compatibility/functionality with the widest range of devices and variants; manufacturer-specific drivers are going to be more fine-tuned to the device. Especially in the case of laptops, the OEM (Dell, here) may have a slightly tweaked version of the hardware, and the OEM-issued drivers will most likely (but not always!) work the best and have fewest glitches.
Jun
8
answered Laptop wakes from sleep, once, due to audio controller (Windows 7)