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I'm a physics student at the University of California.


Apr
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
28
comment Why does my microwave kill the Wi-Fi?
The radiaton interference is unlikely from the coherent standing wave microwaves in the oven getting out but the imperfect magnetron making the whole case act as a microwave antenna with low coherence (will cause noise but can't heat anything)
Jul
20
comment Transferring “large” file off of MS-DOS 5.0 Machine (without removing HDD)
I just feel bad for the poor guy using a 1980's dosbox as his daily workstation
Jul
19
comment Transferring “large” file off of MS-DOS 5.0 Machine (without removing HDD)
If the computer is far away from you, how will you swap floppy 1 for floppy 2?
Jul
19
comment How to delete “System Volume Information” from an external drive when the feature isn't even turned on
None of those uses are particularly useful for a drive being used as a basic storage drive just because it happens to be NTFS.
Apr
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
31
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
9
awarded  Yearling
Mar
25
asked Emacs open files from a filename list
Nov
17
comment How do I remove a Linux partition and expand the Windows partition to consume the Linux partition space?
You forgot to expand the NTFS partition. Personally I would do that in the beginning just because I trust ntfs-3g (and haven't had issues ever), you can also wait until you fix the bootloader before doing this, but I don't see the point (if windows booted just fine before with grub) . Note that it doesn't require deleting the linux partition to proceed with the windows 7 bootloader recovery process.
Nov
7
comment Which of the Windows updates are really necessary?
I'd also like to add the common wisdom that storage is dirt cheap and you shouldn't be worried about the small amount of space used by the backups. 1 TB drives are well under $100. It's better to buy storage than compromise (potentially) system stability.
Oct
12
answered Software to learn English words
Oct
10
comment Can touching any hardware inside a running PC be dangerous for you?
The AT-standard only allowed for "hard" power switches, e.g. the switch physically cut the mains supply to the PSU like a light switch. The ATX standard defined a "soft" power switch that allows the motherboard to control the PSU power by supplying the proper voltage on the control line. The downside is that the PSU is required to provide a small line that is constantly on - to allow the computer to power up. The plus side is that you can shutdown/restart/powerup the computer in software.
Oct
4
awarded  Scholar
Oct
4
accepted Torrent Tracker for Private Downloads
Sep
13
comment What are sxxx.vmdk files and how do I get rid of some of them?
I would guess those are VMWare snapshots of a running system in order to restore from a previous state. When you shutdown your VM's are you using the snapshot/restore feature?
Sep
9
comment Torrent Tracker for Private Downloads
Lol, yeah, I usually just go with scp, but this kind of needs to spread to a lot of people at once and I'd rather not give everyone a user account on my host.
Sep
9
asked Torrent Tracker for Private Downloads
Aug
31
comment Why is my dual-core CPU recognized as a quad-core one?
The best way to think of HT is a "core-and-a-half" it shares many more resources with its brother than the seperate cores do. However it is capable of executing a thread "on its own" and the OS treats it as a thread execution unit (which you associated with a core).