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comment How to Check the Internet Connection Speed in Windows?
As I commented on a similar posting, Speedtest is not reliable. One time, I had superceded a cap on my data on my connection, so the ISP had cut the speed down to 128k. Speedtest.net consistently told me I had 18m! And when the ISP reinstated my normal speed, Speedtest.net's result didn't change. Either the ISP is gaming the results, or simply Speedtest.net is not accurate.
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comment Quick way to check my broadband speed
Speedtest is not reliable. One time, I had superceded a cap on my data on my connection, so the ISP had cut the speed down to 128k. Speedtest.net consistently told me I had 18m! And when the ISP reinstated my normal speed, Speedtest.net's result didn't change. Either the ISP is gaming the results, or simply Speedtest.net is not accurate.
May
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comment What is the minimum length of time it is worth hibernating my laptop?
Thanks Ali. I'm not worried about saving battery power or life. I'm concerned about maximising the lifetime of the machine. So it's a weighup between the cost of a hibernation/reawaken Vs the cost of sleep. The question is after what length of time does the cost of A outweight the cost of B?
May
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comment What is the minimum length of time it is worth hibernating my laptop?
Thanks for the reply. I have XP - is Standby the same as Sleep?
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comment How do I determine the cause of resuming from hibernation in Windows 7?
For XP users, the equivalent command is powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
May
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asked What is the minimum length of time it is worth hibernating my laptop?
Apr
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comment How to remove certain Aspell dictionaries?
I'm going to ask this on SO too. I didn't think it was appropriate there, but there seems to be lots of aspell questions there.
Apr
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comment How to remove certain Aspell dictionaries?
Linux primarily but I need it for Windows too.
Apr
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asked How to remove certain Aspell dictionaries?
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comment Spotify killing my router?
Thia is XP service pack 3. It's an old version of Spotify, I don't want to open it again as I'm trying to get some work done! Haha!
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asked Spotify killing my router?
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comment What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?
I forgot about those levers! I remember more than once the level only closing halfway and my disk making noises like it was getting crunched up!
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answered Command line merge a sequence of overlapping binary file chunks in Win or Linux
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