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Jan
3
comment How do I check whether I am using KDE or Gnome?
I've found my answer to be more reliable on a variety of different systems - I recommend finding my answer below and checking it out. Let me know if it works for you or not.
Jan
2
comment How to set a custom image as the boot logo on UEFI Windows 10 x86?
@DanielB: 100% sure on both points. And my computer doesn't even have legacy BIOS mode, hence the problem.
Jan
2
asked How to set a custom image as the boot logo on UEFI Windows 10 x86?
Dec
23
comment Why doesn't mobile broadband have interference problems?
@TimPederick: if that is so, then at the very least the answer fails to explain how codes can possibly be used to control access to the medium. To transmit a code, one needs to put its signal through the medium, in the first place. Or, in the terms of the answer itself, two people holding a conversation nearby will disrupt your conversation even if they do speak a different language.
Dec
23
comment Why doesn't mobile broadband have interference problems?
@TimPederick: yes, you are correct. Layer is the word I was looking for.
Dec
23
comment Why doesn't mobile broadband have interference problems?
@ToddWilcox: correct. I merely used MAC as analogy to demonstrate how this "answer" is faulty. I would edit my comment to clarify that, but sadly I no longer can do that.
Dec
22
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Dec
22
comment Why doesn't mobile broadband have interference problems?
That's not an answer. The MAC network protocol is handling routing via MAC addresses, but it still requires a specific media access and collision resolution protocol (CSMA/CD). The question was about the latter, you explained the former instead.
Dec
17
comment Ways of significantly speeding up Windows 10 loading on a modern low-performance PC?
@acejavelin: thanks for the info, I will disable hibernation then. I know modern desktop SSDs work for years and years with day-to-day use of hibernation, but my case is different. I like your systems thinking, but unfortunately, I am locked into this hardware, and I absolutely need Windows. Let's face it, Linux software is mostly terrible. I use all 3 major desktop OSes extensively, and Windows beats them on usability by far. I need to cut the power to the PC when it's off, so sleep is off the table as well. Otherwise it would be ideal.
Dec
17
comment Ways of significantly speeding up Windows 10 loading on a modern low-performance PC?
@cloneman: it works, and I'd like to use it, but a) it's not that much faster (we do conserve time on logging in and loading the applications, but not so much on booting up), and b) I'm afraid it will kill the non-replaceable flash memory sooner than the rest of the device dies.
Dec
17
asked Ways of significantly speeding up Windows 10 loading on a modern low-performance PC?
Nov
30
comment How does the motherboard PW switch operate, exactly?
I've got a digital oscilloscope / logic analyzer, and still can't detect intelligible signals on the PW pins. Is it safe to connect voltage (+5V or +3.3V) to the PW+ pin in order to look for short circuit between PW+ and PW- by observing voltage relative to GND at PW-?
Nov
3
comment How does the motherboard PW switch operate, exactly?
@DavidPostill: this is the correct PSU. In fact, this PSU is made precisely for my use case and is advertised as such.
Nov
3
accepted How does the motherboard PW switch operate, exactly?
Nov
3
comment How does the motherboard PW switch operate, exactly?
Also, there's no mechanical relay on the PSU board as far as I can tell, but there could well be an electronic MOSFET switch.
Nov
3
revised How does the motherboard PW switch operate, exactly?
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Nov
3
comment How does the motherboard PW switch operate, exactly?
@DavidPostill: what? First, your sentences are broken. Second, clearly you need to actually understand the question before replying to it. You also need to stop thinking you know what I'm doing better than myself ;)
Nov
3
comment How does the motherboard PW switch operate, exactly?
Yep, you got it. And actually, the description of this PSU is pretty clear and is written in good English as for Aliexpress. Now, I wonder: could the PSU manipulate the PW switch so briefly my multimeter simply didn't catch it?
Nov
3
comment How does the motherboard PW switch operate, exactly?
@qasdfdsaq: now you're just ridiculous in your stubborness. You don't belong to StackExchange community with that attitude.
Nov
3
comment How does the motherboard PW switch operate, exactly?
@qasdfdsaq: no, you're not getting it. This discussion is NOT about the ATX PW_ON switch. It's about the button connected to the MB that you press to turn the system on.