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Been on the Internet since before there was an Internet. Remember UUCP, news feeds, and Gopher?


Nov
24
comment What components to buy for a DOS computer?
Speakers=> will need a DOS supported sound card with drivers and programs that work with that specific card. DOS was pre-multimedia. Mouse=> will need mouse drivers, and programs that use a mouse. DOS was character based and didn't use a mouse. Hard Drive => will need interface that works with DOS, originally it was PIO CylHeadSec based access. So many ways that modern components don't work with DOS.
Nov
22
comment Why is my Wi-Fi connection speed much slower than a wired connection?
Encryption overhead, near channel interference.
Nov
22
comment Why is data still recoverable after writing zeros to a harddrive?
Have you actually recovered data from a modern hard drive after a single zero write pass?
Nov
22
comment probable cause of excel files getting corrupted
Seems like a good excuse for not using the feature. Microsoft has several dodgy things out there like Offline Files that eventually punish those who hardheadedly ignore empirically derived warnings from the software userbase. If you use Offline Files long enough, you will find one day, they only exist in the cache, not on the server and if something blows the cache, oops! Same goes for Shared Workbooks on Excel... Poof into the bit bucket.
Nov
21
comment Microsoft Word file corrupted because I opened it in emacs
Blew the xml tag structure? Run a copy through xmllint to see. Also, take a copy and use a programming editor with regex replace functions to strip the xml tags so you can recover the text.
Nov
16
comment Why can't routers use MAC addresses instead of private/local IP addresses?
Heh, MACs are for local ethernet segment communications. Read up on OSI layers to better understand abstraction of communications.
Nov
16
comment number of tracks
Makework question that lost its relevance quite some time ago.
Nov
16
comment number of tracks
Heh, a question so dead it needed buried about 10 years ago. Doesn't even begin to have any relevance in today's ZBR, LBA and SSD world.
Nov
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Typescript syntax highlighting in netbeans?
Nov
12
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Can I use same SSID for dlink modem router and AirPort Time Capsule?
Nov
12
revised Can I use same SSID for dlink modem router and AirPort Time Capsule?
fixed grammar; added link to relevant SU question
Nov
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to properly use this code?
Nov
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I use same SSID for dlink modem router and AirPort Time Capsule?
Nov
12
comment Why NetBeans ( php - remote project ) change permission of files to 0600?
Also, if you're using FTP in today's environment, you're just asking for it. SCP/SFTP is the new black.
Nov
9
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is there a keyboard shortcut in Firefox to paste the Unix “primary selection” clipboard, not the Firefox one?
Nov
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Headphone jack apparently not working Acer Laptop
Nov
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to force a stereo microphone to mono in software (W7)?
Nov
8
comment Can a PC be damaged over LAN cable when thunder strikes router?
Yep, everything unplugged. Near lighting strikes induce heavy currents and high voltages in anything that acts as a transformer loop or antenna, so a long run of LAN cable can zap it. As well as any above ground telecom service that isn't adequately voltage suppressed against spikes that feeds it through the modem and router.
Nov
6
comment Internet over Antenna TV system
Ham Radio does it regularly if you're in the right area. TCP/IP over Packet Radio... Kind of slow. You're better off using extended WiFi links... Some of the frequencies overleave in DTV land, though your antenna will need to be tuned to those frequencies. And it's non-commercial only.
Nov
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Delete an ordinary shortcut on my desktop using command prompt