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Jun
18
comment Why Windows 10 is… number ten?
PCWorld has an article that corroborates this, and here are some code snippets that also corroborate it.
May
14
comment Loud optical drive
@RockPaperLizard no correlation to discs, only to what I am doing with those discs. Seems to be anything requiring high data rates that spin up the motor to max speed causes it.
May
14
comment Loud optical drive
@RockPaperLizard thing is it only does this some of the time, it comes and goes with the caveats I enumerated in my question. It has been doing this for a few months and does not seem to be going away. I will probably end up replacing the drive, the question is if there is anything I can do in the meantime. Sounds like "probably not."
May
6
comment When I hit DEL during start up, am I entering CMOS or BIOS?
Technically nobody uses BIOS anymore, it has been superseded by uefi.
Feb
18
comment Have a file appear in multiple folders
I would also point out that hard links require extra effort to delete completely.
Dec
30
comment Will the maximum speed of a network card reduce the impact of an incoming DDoS attack?
@IsmaelMiguel hence my stating "a publicly-facing site" is a poor choice for an Android web server.
Dec
30
comment Will the maximum speed of a network card reduce the impact of an incoming DDoS attack?
An Android tablet is a perfectly reasonable place for a web server when used for certain specific applications: I would not expect a publicly-facing site which could be DDoS'd is one of them.
Dec
10
comment Downloading software without bloatware
@Bob I would argue that malicious code can break the VM wall and infect the host OS or even BIOS. However, your typical payload of a browser toolbar or McAfee trial is not malicious and should not do that.
Nov
2
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
@PeterHorvath the answer specifically states cost per mb/gb would be lower with a hard disk, and an SSD while costlier... the answer clearly addresses the fact that hard drives are cheaper per megabyte than SSDs. I don't think anyone in the IT sector at the time this question was asked would debate that. The final nail in the coffin is the question itself: Aside from cost, is there still a reason...
Jun
6
comment Why are special characters such as “carriage return” represented as “^M”?
The term you are looking for is digraph, which means two characters that represent one character. Specifically, digraphs and trigraphs are used to represent nonprintable characters. Historically they have also been used for characters that do not appear on a keyboard, although with modern GUIs and keyboards this is less of an issue so this use is more archaic.
Dec
14
comment Mouse wheel scrolls when it shouldn't in Windows 7
In my case it was the hardware, and swapping hardware confirmed. New mouse, no problem. Same mouse different computer, same problem. In the past two years I have been using a different mouse without the problem in my original question. Your answer may be appropriate for some who google this question, but in my case, it really was hardware.
Nov
12
comment Samba and Windows 7 using NTLM security and user-mode authentication.
Jelmer, you had the correct answer but there is more to it than that. Could you please post your comment as an answer so I can select it? I will add a comment with the specific steps I had to take.
Nov
12
comment Mouse wheel scrolls when it shouldn't in Windows 7
Sorry about the late response: turns out that buying a new mouse fixed it. Must have been one incredible coincidence that the mouse started going senile at the same time I installed Windows 7.
Nov
12
comment Why does the wireless connection on my router keep on disconnecting?
Not really an answer, but I recently bought a new wireless router and based on researching hundreds of reviews and web sites, it seems that most consumer-grade wireless routers leave a lot to be desired. Heat is an issue, and with it, reliability issues. I have to reboot my wireless router every 48 hours or so or performance suffers, even for the wired computers.
Nov
12
comment Samba and Windows 7 using NTLM security and user-mode authentication.
Posted. Please see the edit at the end of my post. I also posted a link to the entire config.
Nov
12
comment Samba and Windows 7 using NTLM security and user-mode authentication.
My problem is "it doesn't work." At first I could see the Samba server but not authenticate, now after tweaking settings per the Samba documentation, I can't even see the server (but ping works). What I am asking for is a configuration to make this work, since the google research I have done has come up inconclusive. Aside from that, help poring through my smb.conf (edited into the question now) would also be appreciated. While not a Linux noobie, I am not experienced enough to tackle this one myself.
Jul
14
comment ID3 tags are read incorrectly
There is plenty of documented evidence that WMP cannot handle ID3v2.4, such as superuser.com/questions/286483/… as well as wikipedia and plenty of google links.
Apr
13
comment Mouse wheel scrolls when it shouldn't in Windows 7
I thought about trying to take it apart, but it has no screws that I can see. It appears that it clicked together and won't come back apart. But it worked fine in Vista, and in a single day didn't work fine in Win7. That smells strongly of some OS-level difference, I just don't know what.