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Feb
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comment Programatically determine if an script is being executed on laptop or desktop?
What happens when a laptop doesn't have a battery installed?
Dec
17
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Dec
16
comment Find the service creation date in Windows?
No, they are separate things.
Dec
16
answered Find the service creation date in Windows?
Oct
28
comment Why do some AC adapters and power supplies generate a whining noise, and what can I do about it?
@Ramhound Audible noise from a power supply does not imply noise in the electrical output.
Oct
10
comment Is “HKLM” an alias for “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit Feel free to produce some evidence proving it wrong.
Oct
8
comment Is “HKLM” an alias for “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”?
This is the correct answer. The full names are the only ones supported by the kernel. Any abbreviations are tool-specific.
Sep
1
comment Does every OS need RAM?
Who says testing RAM on boot is "mandatory"? It was common when machines had a few MB or less, but soon became optional as sizes grew and the time became prohibitive.
Aug
22
comment Advanced command line editing for Windows?
The question isn't asking for a non-GUI text editor. It's asking how to get advanced functionality for the text currently on the shell command line (as an example, bash supports Ctrl-W to delete the whole word to the left of the cursor. cmd.exe doesn't have anything like that by default). The existence of a console version of vim for Windows in no way helps with that.
Aug
21
comment Advanced command line editing for Windows?
How does a console version of vim address any of the issues in the question?
Aug
21
answered Avoiding users to corrupt and use a script
Aug
21
comment Default shell for running scripts (w/o shebang) in macos?
How exactly are you executing those scripts from the command like if they don't have a shebang line?
Aug
21
comment Why are they putting “processors” on hard drives?
Drives don't need to be doing anything fancy (like caching) to make use of a processor. Drive processors handle even the most fundamental operations: receiving incoming commands, moving the heads, processing the magnetic signals, etc. Application programming would be extremely difficult (to say the least) if the CPU had to synchronously and directly deal with the disk platters.
Aug
20
comment Why are they putting “processors” on hard drives?
Hard drives containing processors goes back as far as the early 1960s with the peripheral processors of the CDC 6000 series and equivalents in the IBM System/360 (and possibly earlier machines).
Aug
20
comment Why are they putting “processors” on hard drives?
See JavaCard
Jul
2
comment Does Windows 8 have to be installed on NTFS?
You should specify the Windows version you're talking about in the answer. Many versions of Windows (basically everything through XP) could/can be installed to a FAT partition.
Jun
20
answered Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?
Jun
13
revised Directories will list, but are not recognize by cd
Fix formatting, remove closing
Jun
13
suggested approved edit on Directories will list, but are not recognize by cd
May
30
comment Very high-pitched noise when computer does something intense?
In addition to the GPU, there is a switching power supply (containing inductors) on most/all modern motherboards, to step the 3.3V/5V/12V from the PSU down to the ~1V required by the CPU.