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comment Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what?
@DragonLord - And if you consult the chart, it's way too easy to exceed the 350G limit. 2 inches onto a Formica counter top will do it.
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comment -48VDC power required: How to make it work with 110VAC input
You will need to have a power supply that provides amperage equal to or greater than what the device spec calls for. The manual does not specify, and 48V being POE (Power over Ethernet) standard depending on what spec you follow, it could be the following, 15.4W/350mA, 25.5W/550mA, 51W/1A. So, given that it expects to be powered from a (pair of?) 12V wall wart(s) at 5A for 60W, you'll probably need a 48V 1A power supply. I'd verify with NetOptics on that.
Apr
20
comment Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what?
g-forces from dropping hard drives a foot or more onto a hard surface are enough to totally destroy them (actually a lot less than a foot for fatal damage, see drop table in linked image below). They may be able to handle 200G while unpowered, if it was running, a whole lot less. You'll have to read it while it's readable, get as much off as you can and then take it out to the front drive and finish it off with a hammer. Why you don't drop hard drives --> i.stack.imgur.com/AYD4D.png
Apr
10
comment Turn on/off HTML markup while coding?
Looking for code writer with an ESP module combined with a DWIMNWIS logic system. It's the 64 billion dollar tech answer computer AI scientists have been looking for, for several decades. GLIYFI...
Apr
10
comment Why is it bad for me if my computer is infected, if I don't notice?
Heh, all you have to be is single, a man and over 40 for child porn distribution charges to stick. Somebody hacks your system, uses it to distribute some pretty awful stuff and you are too tech ignorant to defend yourself when SWAT hits the door with the requisite warrant. Better have a really good lawyer on retainer.
Apr
8
comment Turn on/off HTML markup while coding?
They wants Word For Websites. If Dreamweaver doesn't do it then NSL.
Apr
8
comment Is it too late to get the last updates for XP?
If it works out anything like past versions of Windows, the update system works until access mechanisms (winhttp, BITS) get updated out of existence, root certificates expire or Microsoft quits supporting ancient web browser access on the update servers. The updates aren't suddenly taken down, access to them expires by slow attrition and lack of support. Final support ends up being the Microsoft Download Center until they eventually disappear from there as well. As pointed out, you just don't get new ones as the rtf of misery, jpeg of death and gaping port chasm get reinvented.
Apr
4
comment I want to build my first computer but don't have the time. Where could I learn about the different components and how they work?
tomshardware.com is the goto site for these kinds of questions. It's all about building stuff.
Mar
30
comment How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
Yeah, all this security stuff kind of gets annoying after while, except when you run without it and find out the consequences. I have this one backup program that pulls up a UAC for admin access even when you're only backing up user folders and have full permissions as that limited user. Groan!
Mar
30
comment How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
Reworded the answer and added a link to advice on changing the snapin without messing with file permissions on the original system file.
Mar
30
comment How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
Did you read the last two lines and try running SFC? The administrator is not supposed to mess with a lot of system files, only the installer service can properly work with them to maintain proper DACL ACL rights.
Mar
30
comment How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
Heh, so you changed ACL permissions on it somehow. Find a like file and try to recreate the permissions on it if you can.
Mar
25
comment Wake on WAN wont work but Wake on LAN does
Recheck on that please, one of the methods is a directed IP WOL packet. One of the methods direct from Intel is Wake on Directed Packet - accepts only patterns containing the adapter's Ethernet address in the Ethernet header or containing the IP address, assigned to the adapter, in the IP header.
Mar
23
comment How to prevent the sethc.exe hack?
+1 One of many... You drove a fencepost, the attacker walks around it.
Mar
23
comment How do I stroke a path in GIMP (or, just draw a line)?
Don't be baggin' on the Gump... It's almost like Photoshop, but remember that "Life is like a box of Chocolates..."
Mar
22
comment Where on the disk is the NTFS reserved area?
make it put the MFT and other NTFS files actually inside the area Windows reserves for them. The reserved area is placed just outside the MFT sections so that MFT growth does not fragment the MFT. That's why it's called Reserved. You can't have reserved space if you've already stuffed the MFT in it, kind of defeats the purpose of reserving the space.
Mar
21
comment Using Google Maps and GPS to drive fenceposts
Love to see that fenceline, while it will do for corner posts, using standard tools will allow all the posts to line up and avoid the positional margins of error. Aircraft use WAAS to get the accuracy needed.
Mar
21
comment Where on the disk is the NTFS reserved area?
Properly set up, Windows 7 automatically defrags. Doesn't really care where micro-managers wish to shove stuff and will move it the moment the fiddling quits. Seriously, what's the point of this?
Mar
18
comment Windows Command Prompt
Batch or Command script file is precisely for that. It started out as a way of not having to retype sequential sets of commands over and over again and has been extended with branch and other logic.
Mar
18
comment Office 2013 with Windows 7 theme
As my workmate said, "Embrace the ... pastel, it's the future". No provision for UI customization is made except for background decoration of the ribbon. As is Windows 8, so is Office 2013. Large areas of screen space wasted. Ugly color contrasts that can be hard on the eyes.