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Jul
5
awarded  Commentator
Jul
5
comment Google Chrome Annoying Download warning
-1 This does not work for me. Setting extension to open will cause pdfs to auto-open but not before the annoying "This type of file can harm your computer. Do you want to keep <name of file> anyways?" warning. The setting above only sets the auto-open (which can eb done in browser without manually editting config files. Auto-open or auto-save, the utterly annoying prompt always appears. I get it google you want to keep users safe, but this is making me consider another browser. Fine make warning the default option, but ALWAYS provide an override (somewhere).
Sep
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awarded  Teacher
Sep
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answered Can I install Windows 7 in A:\ or B:\ partition names?
Aug
31
comment Can i turn a PCI-e x1 slot into an old PCI slot?
Plenty of reasons for PCIe x1. First is cost/complexity. PCI is parallel technology requiring 16 interconnects. Having a single PCI slot requires just as much "resources" as having 6 PCI slots. Given PCI is a dead end there is no reason to move EVERYTHING to PCIe and thus remove entire PCI subsystem from northbridge. PCIe 1x has plenty of bandwidth. The newest version has 500MB/s in each direction. Compare that to 133MB/s for "conventional PCI. Soundcard, entry level RAID, video capture cards, TV tuners, etc can all be easily supported by PCIe 1x.
Aug
31
comment The maximum cores a CPU will contains?
@typoking That's worth a +1. :)
Aug
31
comment The maximum cores a CPU will contains?
Moore's law states that processor density will double every 18 months not just get faster "eventually". To avoid breaking Moore's we will need 11nm processing within 5 years, 5nm (limit theorized by Intel who knows a little about silicon fabrication) within 7 years, and 1nm (limit of atomic based silicon gates) within a decade. So while humans may indeed have much faster non-silicon computers someday that doesn't mean Moore's law will remain intact; unless your quark computer arrives in next 10 years Moore's law will fail as we hit atomic limits of silicon.
Aug
30
answered graphics cards with no HDMI output
Aug
30
comment graphics cards with no HDMI output
DVI supports HDCP and has for almost a decade now. Not sure why this clearly wrong answer has 4 votes. If the video card supports HDCP over DVI you are fine. Some early video cards (as in 7 or 8 years ago) didn't but today virtually all video cards support HDCP over DVI. They use the same GPU series and TDMS transmitters and just connect DVI, HDMI, or DP connectors depending on market demands and/or pricing considerations.
Aug
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awarded  Supporter
Aug
30
comment The maximum cores a CPU will contains?
I think saying "FAR FROM DEAD" isn't being realistic. 32nm to 11nm is just 3 generations, @ 3 years for a generation to keep w/ Moore's law that is only a decade. A single silicon atom is 0.2nm across and even perfectly constructed a NAND gate requires 5 atoms (~1nm).Below 5nm is unlikely due to quantum effects. One way to look at is is realizing we went from 1500nm (286 CPU in 1978) to 32nm (Core I-7in 2011). If we consider the size of a silicon gate @ 1nm as the absolute limit and 5nm as a realistic limit we are much closer to the finish line than the beginning.
Aug
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awarded  Autobiographer