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Jan
13
comment USB Flash Drive Capacity Lost
What's the file system? If it's formatted already, that space is most likely reserved for file system stuff, which - depending on the actual file system being used - might have different sizes from a few MB up to half a GB or possibly even more.
Jan
12
comment Can't get PCI-e SSD to be recognized in Linux/Windows
Windows won't show any volumes (i.e. "drives") unless they actually exist on the physical hard drive. Have you checked disk management to see whether it lists the SSD as a (unassigned) storage device?
Dec
31
comment Remote or wireless access to XBMC (android box or RPi) from Win8 PC
While I've setup multiple RPi systems, I'm not 100% proficient with using DropBox on Unix, shell scripting and the like, so I'll leave that for someone else to answer. You could however update your actual question to better reflect that you're looking for a minimal system (either Android or RPi; make it clear that it doesn't have to be Android) and what you'd like it to do. Also there are emulators available for RPi as well. :)
Dec
31
comment Is it necessary to back up Libraries while backing up a drive for formatting?
"As you wrote, they are already included in drive C." Only if you didn't move your stuff earlier. Those files might actually be on D, E, or any other drive.
Dec
31
answered Is it necessary to back up Libraries while backing up a drive for formatting?
Dec
31
comment Remote or wireless access to XBMC (android box or RPi) from Win8 PC
Downside of course, the RPi won't run Android apps without jumping hoops. :)
Dec
31
comment Remote or wireless access to XBMC (android box or RPi) from Win8 PC
There are premade images available for Raspberry Pi. Specifically RASPBMC might be exactly what you're looking for. You just download the image, move it to an SD card and you're done. This is a minimal system that will boot right into XBMC. Behind the scenes its a standard ARM based Unix system, so you can install other things like a torrent client through apt-get and use cronjobs to schedule things.
Dec
31
comment Remote or wireless access to XBMC (android box or RPi) from Win8 PC
Not sure I'd try to do those things with Android. You can most likely do it in some way, although it might be a bit tricky. Personally, I'd grab a Raspberry Pi for around 35$ and use that for all such things. Power consumption will be very low, even if it runs 24/7.
Dec
30
comment what did libsdl2 bring vis-a-vis libsdl 1.2 specifically towards graphics?
Didn't want you to rush in any way - take your time.
Dec
29
comment what did libsdl2 bring vis-a-vis libsdl 1.2 specifically towards graphics?
The whole "difference" is mostly hardware-independent. It's probably still similar, but you might notice slight performance gains (e.g. due to optimizations in SDL2). But besides that, it's unlikely there would be any significant differences appearing, no matter whether it's some ancient ATI Rage 128 or the latest GeForce GTX Titan 2.
Dec
29
answered what did libsdl2 bring vis-a-vis libsdl 1.2 specifically towards graphics?
Dec
15
comment Best first steps for a hard drive?
@Steven: I already thought that most systems are already infected ins some way etc. but what I've tried to say was that just by adding some encryption layer those computers won't become invulnerable or less vulnerable. If you download adware or spyware, it will run and won't care whether the system is actually encrypted or not (the OS will happily encrypt/decrypt things on the fly for it just like for any other program). Using an incompatible system (e.g. some Unix or Linux to avoid Windows malware) might be a step in the right direction, but only if they're able to use that system properly.
Dec
12
comment Downloading software without bloatware
Also important to mention that Sourceforge has (and still does?) bundle some open source downloads with the same crapware, that will install toolbars and whatever stuff you probably don't want.
Dec
12
comment Creating symbolic link to new location after moving C:\Windows\Installer to D: partition
Just to add, you no longer have to use junction. In newer versions of Windows you can just use the default tool mklink for this (symbolic links, hard links, and junctions).
Dec
9
comment windows scheduler that runs every x minutes daily in the command line
@boboes No, it's about launching a batch file once every 5 minutes.
Dec
7
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Dec
7
answered Best first steps for a hard drive?
Dec
3
comment How can I get my prompt back after starting Emacs from the command line?
Okay, then emacs behaves differently to what I expected, since I thought it won't return to the calling instance of cmd (which therefore wouldn't exit in time).
Dec
3
comment How can I get my prompt back after starting Emacs from the command line?
Maybe I misunderstood you then. If you open a console window using cmd and then run cmd with whatever parameters, you'll get one instance running inside the other, but you won't return back to your command prompt unless emacs closed. If you'd put your command line into the run dialog, you could just ommit cmd /k and run emacs instead. At least that's my thinking regarding that solution.
Dec
3
comment How can I get my prompt back after starting Emacs from the command line?
That won't work as expected, as you'd still reuse your current shell window. To just run emacs you could also just use the start menu or the run dialog, without the detour through calling cmd.