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Just your average everyday programmer.


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comment Can a power failure or forceful shutdown damage hardware?
Why are you using a dot instead of space? Anyways, I always thought that there was a nice magnet at the center of the disk which pulled the arm back to the center when the power was cut. That's what makes the characteristic loud "click" when the hard drive powers down (or is unplugged). Do you have any links that would back up what you're saying?
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comment How to burn a 8.5GB ISO?
@LưuVĩnhPhúc - For questions on the internet, it is usually worthwhile to read them entirely. For that matter of fact, it also applies to questions in exams. :) I already tried overburning and failed. Anyways, that was over 3 years ago. DVDs are a dying breed today anyway and this question is not important to me anymore. :)
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comment Why do computers get slower over time?
@Calmarius - true, but AFAIK today such viruses are rare. I don't remember when I last heard of a virus that actually infected another .exe file. There are also rootkits out there, but it seems to me that those are mostly used for hacking and retaining servers, rather than mass-spread workstation viruses. It seems that virus writers don't bother with it anymore. They need large numbers of computers for botnets, and the ability of a virus to hide well doesn't seem to affect this. They just give their .exe files unsuspicious names (like "WindowsService.exe") and that's it.
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comment How can I remap the keys for a specific keyboard?
@pleinolijf - Doesn't look like it.
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