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


Oct
8
comment My fingers are cold when using my computer - solutions?
Your sysadmin (or whoever is responsible for power at your place) will hate you if you do this. Those portable space heaters use a horrendous amount of power. Great way to start tripping circuit breakers all over the place.
Oct
8
comment My fingers are cold when using my computer - solutions?
Wouldn't it be better if the arms are lower rather than higher?
Oct
5
answered How do I connect my sound card to an amplifier?
Oct
5
comment How do I save power when Idling?
Works on Windows 7, but not on Windows Vista.
Oct
3
comment How to determine what app is generating network traffic?
Several people offered very good suggestions, but ultimately "netstat -b" plus looking for 'ESTABLISHED' was the "most correct" answer for me! Thanks all!
Oct
3
accepted How to determine what app is generating network traffic?
Oct
2
awarded  Student
Oct
2
comment Samsung laptop randomly shuts down
Don't blindly follow what it reports though. Some machines seem to have sensors that return garbage. Got a machine here that reports very high RAM temps all the time, but they're actually cool.
Oct
2
asked How to determine what app is generating network traffic?
Oct
2
comment How do I change the MAC address of my network card?
Ugh. I hate it when people do that. I've been the unlucky person that ended up troublshooting network failures due to multiple identical MAC addresses on the same broadcast domain. MAC address cloning is evil, please don't do that unless people are dying all around you you have absolutely no other option to save them. :-)
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.