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asked How to make “Permanently store this exception” checkbox active?
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answered How to make “Permanently store this exception” checkbox active?
Feb
29
comment How can a 80-bit floating point be used by a 32-bit system?
@PTwr on x86 you actually have 7 usable GPRs for data, EBP included. It's just that ABI of most languages implementations reserves this register for stack frame pointer. But e.g. with GCC you can use -fomit-frame-pointer to get that register back.
Feb
28
comment Can't enter BIOS password containing “!”
It certainly should be removed. I've never heard of or seen a BIOS to have such functionality in its setup utility.
Feb
28
comment Can't enter BIOS password containing “!”
Alt+code is a Windows (and DOS, IIRC) feature, not BIOS.
Jan
16
comment Are there solutions that can limit the CPU usage of a process?
@MehperC.Palavuzlar yeah, and in my mind 140 kilobytes is really large for an executable. 8 kilobytes is tiny, not 140.
Jan
13
comment Are there solutions that can limit the CPU usage of a process?
a tiny (140k) o_O 140K is tiny?!
Jan
13
comment Limit Excel CPU Usage
Well if talking specifically about cores, why not HyperThreading threads? They are also distinct logical CPUs. I.e. a quad-core CPU with HT will have 8 logical CPUs.
Dec
25
comment Is the CPU active in Sleep mode?
powercfg - a can be used...: there's an extra space between - and a.
Dec
21
comment Adblock Plus doesn't block Google ads. How to enable?
Adblock actually does allow "unobtrusive ads", and Adblock Edge isn't really updated that frequently as ABP is. It's nothing of a good advice to switch to inferior options, when ABP is opensource and can be made behave with a single option.
Dec
6
comment How to “unvisit” links in Chrome?
This works only temporarily for some reason with google search results links — i.e. until I reload the search results page.
Nov
8
comment Why Hard disk labeling starts with C rather than A?
@sohaiby indeed, in 1990s floppies were still actively used, so even those who are 20 would still know this.
Oct
27
answered How can I make gVim show a correct taskbar icon in Windows 7?
Oct
21
comment Is USB 3.0 4.8 Gbit/s or 5.0 Gbit/s?
I don't think these drives are limited by USB itself, so it's not fair to say USB can't perform close to its theoretical speed.
Oct
19
comment Why is the first BIOS instruction located at 0xFFFFFFF0 (“top” of RAM)?
@kasperd in 16-bit mode the CPU can easily use 32-bit addresses using address size override prefix 0x67. It could even start in unreal mode with CS base set to 0xfffffff0 (not sure whether it's actually done).
Oct
19
comment Why is the first BIOS instruction located at 0xFFFFFFF0 (“top” of RAM)?
@MichaelKjörling your calculation is wrong. Shifted segment and offset are not ORed, they are added. Thus logical FFFF:FFF0 is physical (1)0FFE0 (where leading 1 is present if A20 is enabled).
Oct
12
comment RAMDISK OS? Installing Windows 10 on a ramdisk
@gmatht it doesn't speed up boot just because it needs to load "toram" from initial drive.
Sep
24
comment What USB drive filesystem works out of the box on Windows, Linux, and OS X?
Also have to note that FAT32 doesn't support files larger than 4G.
Sep
9
comment On Linux, is it safe to use an external USB hard drive for the /home mount?
BTW, the actual drive inside the enclosure is most likely that same SATA. If your enclosure is openable (not sealed or glued etc.), they you might try to extract the drive and connect it as a usual 2.5" SATA HDD inside the computer case.
Aug
26
answered How to undo autocorrect in libreoffice calc