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bio website glmotorsports.wordpress.com
location Sylvania, OH
age 40
visits member for 5 years
seen Jul 17 at 19:03

Just another nobody out in the world, banging out some code from time to time...


Oct
2
answered Are my hard drives dying?
Oct
1
answered Is Google Talk secure
Oct
1
answered A failed disk (pay for a professional service or SpinRite?)
Sep
29
answered How to actually read ebooks?
Sep
24
comment How to reset computer without pressing 'reset button'
I have occasion to use it on XP machines around here. Still works.
Sep
24
answered How to reset computer without pressing 'reset button'
Sep
24
answered Choosing between two video cards: nVidia GTS240/250 vs. ATI HD4870
Sep
24
comment Which methods help to improve wireless signal?
Higher gain antenna is almost always going to be cheaper than more output power. First, deploy the best antenna for the job, then check cabling, THEN worry about the actual power generated at the equipment.
Sep
24
comment How Good RAID is in Protecting Us from Data Loss?
...and of course, you can have another drive fail right after the first one (or, during the rebuild). I had a RAID 5 array of 4 drives lose a second drive while we were swapping in the replacement for the first failed drive.
Sep
23
comment Does it take longer to download a zipped file than an unzipped file?
That's true for e-mail messages, but does not hold true for all other protocols.
Sep
23
comment Is ZFS and RAID-Z worth using in home made NAS (freeNAS for example)
Solaris makes an excellent NAS solution, with having NFS and Samba...
Sep
23
comment Is ZFS and RAID-Z worth using in home made NAS (freeNAS for example)
Same applies to most hardware RAID out there...
Sep
23
comment Is ZFS and RAID-Z worth using in home made NAS (freeNAS for example)
I've found Solaris to be a decent work-oriented desktop OS as well, but can't recommend it for home use (where one might need access to more multimedia apps).
Sep
23
comment Does it take longer to download a zipped file than an unzipped file?
Some of us still use phone modems for Internet access. :-)
Sep
23
comment What's better a better VM app: VMWare, Parallels or Virtual PC
Yes, VirtualBox also has a good snapshot feature.
Sep
23
comment What is the impact of leaving a laptop in “sleep” mode (while on battery power)?
Reboot once a day is overkill. I use hibernate and don't typically need to reboot other than patch Tuesday and an occasional BSoD.
Sep
22
comment If my power supply is 700w, do I need a 700w UPS?
A 700w PSU if it were maxed out, would draw more than 700w... Very difficult to do given that most modern PSUs have very specific limitations on all the various rails.
Sep
21
answered How to update GIgabyte X58 BIOS in 64bit Windows?
Sep
18
answered Can I mix 1GB and 2GB sticks of ram in the same machine?
Sep
18
comment What happened to the B: drive in Windows and why does the hard drive default to C?
I really don't see why people map drives at all anymore. Full network paths can be added sort of like "favorites" to your network places. Then, you can just select those instead of having to remember exactly where a particular drive letter points to. I use tons of network drives, yet only have a single mapped drive setup (to support a legacy app that can't handle UNC paths).