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Jan
27
comment Why did Windows 98 give us blue screens frequently?
Hiring a developer from DEC probably helped fix this :)
Sep
30
comment How can I execute my old DOS-only applications on a modern computer?
Coincidentally, I have done exactly the same thing recently with some TP3 programs I wrote circa 1990. The apps mostly work fine in an XP console window. I coded my graphics routines in assembler - using BIOS INT10 services rather than manipulating the video buffer directly. It's amazing that the old 'tiny' model .COM files still run (as does TP3 itself!).
Jul
6
comment Why can't I email myself at: MyEmail@74.125.235.55?
nslookup will give similar information on Windows machines.
Jun
27
answered Please recommend a tool to draw structs / classes and pointers
Jun
9
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Jun
9
comment How does a computer restart itself?
+1. Very informative & useful answer. Just one point - PS_ON is active low ie switched to 0V rather than +5VSB to turn the main outputs on.
Apr
7
comment Computer refresh - Are our IT consultants being honest with us?
I was once told by a consultant that we had to purchase regular software upgrades from him because "...software is like the parts in your car. It wears-out and need to be replaced periodically". I argued for a while before realizing that I was wasting my time.
Apr
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
1
awarded  Teacher