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Dorian Muthig Dodo I'm your creativity creator™ :)
  • looking for a 5-port Gigabit WiFi router, any ideas?

    There are no consumer grade wifi routers with more than 4 gigabit LAN ports, especially since they're wifi routers. Most of them further only have only one ethernet port, which is meant for configuration and firmware maintenace, if you break it.

    You may be able to get an 8-port business grade wired router for ~100 bucks though. You can attach a LAN powered wifi hotspot on it and have 7 ports left. Though, all those 3G hotspot things make it a little hard right now to find one of those LAN port sticks for sale. Maybe you should ask Proxim Wireless (they bought ORiNOCO).

  • Windows 7 on more than 4 cores

    Dovella said:

    PS try this solution

     

    Start -> Msconfig ................

     

     

    unchek ALL

    That's a bad idea. Windows automatically detects the number of cores and can use 256 at once. If Windows doesn't use all 8 cores under load situations, that's a BIOS issue. Intel Core iX and Xeon 5500 CPUs disable cores to save power and turn them back on when needed. This however requires BIOS and operating system support. Using the BIOS, power capping can be forced to do all kinds of funny things, though. Usually you'll find relevant options there.

    You shouldn't change the kernel options from the defaults, that may have funny results. If for whatever reason those options were set, there should have been a reason for it, even if unchacked is the default.

  • Pls don't letterbox Vids

    Actually, letterboxing is a good thing for the MP4 format playback on older iPods and cell phones, not so much for x264 and WMV based formats, though. Then again, since they don't use the classic MP4 format anymore, they shouldn't letterbox anything.

  • Microsoft + AOL

    magicalclick said:
    W3bbo said:
    *snip*

    You mean this thread was up in the first page because they deleted the replys which was nacrotheaded recently? I guess that make sense. I was like 2000 views and no replies, weird. I think if admin post a note saying NacroDelete would make everything less confusing.

     

    That's not how it works. Posts and threads don't get deleted from the database, I've been told, just hidden. That's kinda why the thread doesn't disappear after spam removal...

  • Win7/Toshiba M200: Anyone gotten wireless and display drivers to work?

    Flos said:
    Zane said:
    *snip*

    Today i found a nice video driver.... everything works except AERO!

    working:

    -backlite turn off !!!

    -Multimonitor support

    -Sleep

    -Hibernate

    -Rotation if you set the flag in the .inf file

     

    The XP driver version is 67.42 you can get it from laptopvideo2go...

    set the "RotateFlag," in the modified
    nv4dispd.inf file from 4 to 0x40 and now.

    for more information look in the tabletpcbuzz forum

     

    @JimNemesis

    Yes, i use the same driver vor the SD-Card but i didn't test the drive speed... im just happi that i can read the sd cards even if its slow.

     

    So i wish you all a Happy time with windows 7 and the M200 portegé!

     

    You can use the Windows XP driver, but DirectX video playback acceleration is broken in all of them and the GPU power management features cause a bluescreen if the device doesn't respond soon enough. It's not a WDDM driver, wherefor the system cannot restart the device driver if there's a problem.This may cause you to loose your work in running applications and I wouldn't recommend you use the Windows XP drivers on either Windows Vista or Windows 7. If you don't need hardware graphics acceleration or AERO support, you should use the default graphics driver of Windows 7, it also supports powering off the display backlight. Though, closing the lid isn't too much trouble.

  • Ideas for C# 5.0

    exoteric said:
    Ion Todirel said:
    *snip*

    To illustrate

    public struct STuple<a>
    {
        private readonly a x;
        public a Some
        {
            get { return x; }
        }
        public a this[int index]
        {
            get
            {
                if (index != 0)
                    throw new IndexOutOfRangeException();
                else
                    return x;
            }
        }
        public IEnumerator<a> GetEnumerator()
        {
            yield return Some;
        }
        public static int Index
        {
            get { return 0; }
        }
        public static int Length
        {
            get { return Index + 1; }
        }
        public STuple(a a)
        {
            x = a;
        }
    }
    public struct STuple<a, b>
    {
        private readonly a x;
        private readonly STuple<b> s;
        public a Some
        {
            get { return x; }
        }
        public STuple<b> Rest
        {
            get { return s; }
        }
        public dynamic this[int index]
        {
            get
            {
                if (index > Index || index < 0)
                    throw new IndexOutOfRangeException();
                else
                    return index == Index
                        ? Some as dynamic
                        : Rest.Some as dynamic;
            }
        }
        public IEnumerator<dynamic> GetEnumerator()
        {
            yield return Some;
            yield return Rest.Some;
        }
        public static int Index
        {
            // C# forbids: (Rest.Index + 1)
            get { return 1; }
        }
        public static int Length
        {
            get { return Index + 1; }
        }
        public STuple(a a, b b)
        {
            x = a;
            s = new STuple<b>(b);
        }
    }

    Example

    var a = new STuple<int>(3);
    var b = new STuple<int,int>(1,2);
    foreach (var x in a)
        Console.WriteLine(x);
    foreach (object x in b)
        Console.WriteLine(x);
    Console.ReadKey();
    

    If we could somehow express a version of GetEnumerator that only applies to a homogeneous (s)tuple, meaning (s)tuple where all type parameters are equal, then there would be no need for a dynamic formulation, esp. as this is statically known.

    public static class STupleExtensions
    {
        public static IEnumerator<a> GetEnumerator<a>(this STuple<a, a> s)
        {
            yield return s.Some;
            yield return s.Rest.Some;
        }
    }
    

    I realize though that this kind of trickery is probably not very high on any wishlist heh

    I'd want that, too. Smiley

  • Windows 7 + Divx = Sync Issues

    That's a DivX 'feature'. You need to disable reduce CPU spikes by frame delay in the decoder options. Nonetheless, DivX is a DirectShow Codec and doesn't work with Windows 7 that well, except if you're not using Windows Media Player. You have to install the WMF additions (http://labs.divx.com/mkvwin7preview) and then install the Codec.

  • Windows Experience Index of 5.9?

    vesuvius said:
    Dodo said:
    *snip*

    Just goes to show just how differently we all see and fix the same problem. The Sven/Ion solution is the most pragmatic, hassle free and time saving - and time honoured - solution.

     

    If you prefer hiring krollontrack, then you must have more money than sense (and I mean that in the nicesst possible way), because you are really making mountains out of molehills.

     

    It also may well be that you are a complete whizz, and can attain 99% reliability, but I have used some top knotch gear that has been borked beyond repair, and my time is expensive, I'd rather not waste it doing menial things like data recovery, when you can sandbox your data from the OS.

    Actually, in percentage towards a whole year, my data reliability rating is about 99.74% right now. Uptime reliability of my workstation is at 90.14% and that's just because backordering a motherboard took a while (almost a month).

    I can never have enough storage on the Desktop area (I like having things right at my finger tips). I've been replacing a drive about... every three weeks for the last months. If a drive fails and a RAID array fails with it to the point where software methods won't do anything anymore, well there's only the choice of hiring the Ontrack guys. I don't have that kinda equipment to read data from a platter of disassembled drives.

    I might add, I also don't like loosing my personalized settings.

    A single partition is most storage efficient and 1TB drives currently have the best capacity to price ratio.

    If I need to reinstall, I just use new drives and copy my stuff from the old ones and then put them in a drawer... as simple as that.

  • Windows Experience Index of 5.9?

    Ion Todirel said:
    Dodo said:
    *snip*

    so what happens if your machine suddenly doesn't boot because of a bad sector or whatever? RAID won't help you in any way

    I just use new drives. This way I am always presented with the opportunity of hiring a recovery firm like Kroll Ontrack, if necessary. Smiley

    Usually drives fail much sooner, I set S.M.A.R.T warn levels to allow only one reallocated sector before a drive gets marked as failed).

  • Windows Experience Index of 5.9?

    Sven Groot said:
    Dodo said:
    *snip*

    So what do you do in the event your system is borked and you need to reinstall? You'd have to copy nearly 2TB of data to some other location before you can format the disk.

    Buy three new hard drives and create a new RAID array. Then install on there, starting from scratch. I don't 'bork' my installs, I don't even delete stuff. If I'm running out of space, I usully buy new drives to fill. Though, maybe I should get a few SANs and use RAIDed SSDs with 24h backups... might be a better plan.