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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.
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).
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
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.
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
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?
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
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.
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.
Feb
18
comment Windows enters horrible shortcut mode where every key triggers an action - why? How do I stop it?
The answer at superuser.com/questions/357072/… looks like the answer I was thinking of for this. Basically, the key got bumped, but Windows missed the "release" event on it, so it thinks it's still held down. Pressing the key again gives Windows another chance to capture the event so it realizes the key's not still being held.
Feb
18
comment Reliable custom Windows shortcut keys?
But what if I never want it to match? When I'm switching between them, I just ALT+TAB, so I don't need shortcuts for each instance of PuTTY -- I just need a shortcut that always opens a new instance of PuTTY, no matter how many PuTTY windows I already have open. Will just calling "run c:\tools\putty\putty.exe" directly from the assigned hotkey do this?
Feb
17
comment Reliable custom Windows shortcut keys?
How can this script be modified to NOT be idempotent? Specifically, I want multiple instances of a program if I press the shortcut keys (I'm running putty, and need to be able to connect to 4+ servers at any given time, and don't want to have to reach for the mouse)