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Mar
4
comment Usable, free ISO file editor that runs on Windows?
Yes, when I originally posted this, although it was closed source, it wasn't full of adverts. It has since gained more and more adverts so I'm also looking for an alternative.
Jun
5
comment Error connecting to Access DB on network
@confusedMind - sorry to repeat myself, but you gave everyone full control both on the folder and on the share? Also, what about accessing the network share from explorer? Can both PCs access the network share?
May
20
comment How do I legally run multiple instances of Office on a computer with Server 2008 R2
I wouldn't worry, understanding MS Licensing is an entire course to itself!
May
21
comment Why is keeping my Mac battery 40%-80% charged advantageous?
@slhck - according to wiki the charge cycle leaves deposits on the anode. I read somewhere else, although I can't find it now, that the electrolyte gradually corrodes the anode. The electrolyte changes chemically between charged / discharged and the charged version is more corrosive to the anode. Also, being warm speeds up the corrosion. This is why these batterys will "wear out" even if never used.
Jun
25
comment Bridge Network Connections?
-1. Bridging the connection is okay to use your laptop as a wireless access point and connect clients to your LAN. It will NOT work to connect clients to a mobile broadband connection.
Apr
2
comment 32 bit application memory use in 64 bit operating system.
@Mark - I had forgotton that, and I've corrected my answer below. I still think this answer is incomplete though.
Apr
1
comment 32 bit application memory use in 64 bit operating system.
-1, Whilst true, I think the partial answer is misleading as no (non AWE) 32bit process will ever have 4GB RAM available to it.
Feb
1
comment How do I see/change the IRQ(L) of my device?
No, the IRQ is a number indicating which interupt line the device is connected to. The IRQL is a number maintained by the OS which controls which interupts are allowed to interupt which other interupts. There is more information here ext2fsd.sourceforge.net/documents/irql.htm
Feb
1
comment How do I see/change the IRQ(L) of my device?
-1. On windows that shows the IRQ associated with the device, not the IRQL that the OP asked for. I don't know enough about linux to be sure but I'm guessing it also shows the IRQ not IRQL.
Dec
2
comment Best practice for laptop: sleep or shutting down
-1 for saying that hybrid sleed doesn't use any battery power. It uses exactly the same amount of power as ordinary sleep, it just doesn't matter if power is interupted because the entire system state is ALSO saved to disc.
Sep
6
comment Is it better to use a laptop on battery or on AC power?
Actually the lower its charge level, the longer it will last. Assuming a constant temperature. However, laptop batteries will have some electronics in them to monitor the health of the battery, these electronics are a constant (although very small) drain on the battery. If you let it get too low then the electronics will prevent the battery from being changed because of the risk of fire.
Sep
6
comment Is it better to use a laptop on battery or on AC power?
@Mehrdad - Temperature and keeping them fully charged shorten their life. Now find a laptop that doesn't cook its battery while running. @Arjan - Windows default power settings are generally to conserve more power at the expense of performance when running on battery. However, if AC power is connected then the battery is not needed, after all, the PSU can supply enough power to charge the battery AND run the laptop. @Bruce - no more so than any other PC. They use a switchmode PSU which are normally fairly resilient to crappy power.
May
29
comment Folder Permissions in Windows 7
sort of. the security tab controls ALL access to the file. The share tab places extra restriction on access to files when the access is over the network. you cant grant access to a file by only granting access to the share.
May
21
comment Emulate a USB port as a USB flash drive?
A lot of the A-A cables are actually just dumb cables. Normally made to enable connection of some dumb manufactures hardware that uses the wrong socket. If you are looking at buying one that stands any chance of working make sure you are careful about what you buy.
May
12
comment Folder Permissions in Windows 7
You can maintain two seperate lists. Removing a user from the share tab shouldn't stop a user from accessing the folder locally, unless they are using the UNC path.
Apr
15
comment Workgroup/Domain for a DLP software
He said he had found some software but it requires a domain to operate and he wasn't sure what a domain was. I was trying to explain what it was and some other reasons that you may find having a domain benificial. I'd assumed he had the question of DLP software sorted.
Feb
19
comment How does a sound card determine if headphones are plugged in?
I think the sockets actually have switches in that are operated when something is plugged into the socket. Its a standard part of most 3.5mm jack sockets.
Feb
12
comment Does a power supply draw only as much power as it needs?
It is actually required by EU legislation that all switched mode power supplies over 75 watts include power factor correction.
Feb
12
comment Does a power supply draw only as much power as it needs?
@Dan, no, we don't get charged for poor power factor. Our domestic customers, like yours, are metered by meters that compensate for power factor and only charge for actual power used. Commercial customers can be charged by PF but I'm not one so I don't know for sure.
Feb
12
comment Does a power supply draw only as much power as it needs?
@Dan - Ah. I didn't realise that. Yes, here in the UK all PSUs offer APFC. Including the ones that you wouldn't trust to power a bettery charger.