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answered Why can't in format the new HDD on my sony vaio laptop?
Nov
23
answered What are the rationales behind that Java does not overwrite / remove its older updates after each update?
Nov
21
answered Graphics card vs. motherboard compatibility
Nov
14
comment Ampersand in Windows Password
@grawity Just did another test: IE11 will expand %VAR% but the var must exist. If it doesn't (like %20%20) it will leave it alone.
Nov
14
comment Ampersand in Windows Password
@grawity ActiveX is one method. (IE specific obviously.) The other works through specially crafted redirect URLs like "bad.website.com/redirect.asp&expose_%ENVVAR%.htm";. The browsers expands ENVVAR before sending the new URL back to the server. Server can then get the content. Some old IE versions used to do this. I just verified that Firefox V31 and Internet Explorer 11 are not susceptible to this.
Nov
14
answered How to switch from IDE to AHCI from outside the bios?
Nov
14
comment Ampersand in Windows Password
A password in a environment var? I hope you realize that you are storing it in plain-text and ANY application can read it. That even goes as far as exposing it to any web-sites you are visiting from that computer.
Nov
12
answered Why is -12V needed on an ATX power supply
Nov
10
comment Why does my internet connection speed drop down to nothing when using torrents?
@ThatBrazilianGuy Are those dinosaurs still alive? It has been at least 10 years since I last heard of those. And I never heard of using this with high-speed broadband as the poster implies. (He mentions 100/10 which to me indicates a cable or fiber based connection.) Anyway: Even then you would still have a bridge or switch somewhere.
Nov
10
comment Why does my internet connection speed drop down to nothing when using torrents?
@ThatBrazilianGuy That test is worth a try certainly. My answer covers the other possibility.
Nov
10
answered Why does my internet connection speed drop down to nothing when using torrents?
Nov
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Memory cards for tablets
Nov
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Windows 8 to Windows 7 Easy Transfer
Nov
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is there a keyboard shortcut in Firefox to paste the Unix “primary selection” clipboard, not the Firefox one?
Nov
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What do I need to do with a new harddrive in an old laptop to get it up and running again?
Nov
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Command line browser with js support
Nov
8
comment Performance of MSATA to 2.5" SATA adapter
@astabada It sure does:-) Thank you.
Nov
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on AMD card fails to start when displayport plugged in
Nov
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Toshiba Satellite A300 won't boot, how to diagnose?
Nov
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Brand new Toshiba Satellite freezes faster than a 98 in a glacier