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revised Automatic Repair fails to repair my PC
In Windows 8.1 (and perhaps earlier versions), the scannow flag to the sfc tool requires this added forward slash to function properly. Other changes to reach the 6 char minimum.
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revised Why does my wildcard SSL certificate cause a domain mismatch error on a second level subdomain?
Update question title to reflect details of the error (and the cause, actually...)
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revised Google Apps - automatically log-in Domain user
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comment Is mysql_real_escape_string() broken?
@Pacerier, as of when I wrote that comment four years ago, no, it used to not work. "DSN" == "connection string." Since then, as noted in the linked manual page, it has been made to work.
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comment Firmware vs OS RAID (aka Windows 8 Disk Mirroring vs Intel Onboard)
Perhaps I'm myopic or just used to running it under Linux...
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comment Firmware vs OS RAID (aka Windows 8 Disk Mirroring vs Intel Onboard)
A lot of the things people consider "fake" RAID are cheap add-on cards that provide RAID 0 and 1 support. This is often done using cheap tricks, like merely multiplexing commands to the drives. Some of these even push the entire responsibility for the "RAID" off to the driver. These things are the most pure essence of what a "fake" RAID really is. Intel's implementation is not one of those horrible monstrosities.
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comment Firmware vs OS RAID (aka Windows 8 Disk Mirroring vs Intel Onboard)
It lives halfway between "fake" RAID and "real" RAID. It's real because it's an actual on-chip implementation of 0, 1, 10 and 5, with no external software or drivers needed. It's an actual component of the south bridge, along with the rest of the drive controller bits. Some people consider it "fake" because it's a very bare-bones implementation with minimal management and insight into how it operates. It's not a separate component by a third party, and it doesn't require software/driver installation (== no CPU use), and those take it quite a bit out of the standard "fake" RAID category.
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comment php Set a anonymous function in an instance
It's not wrong, just ugly and hacky.
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comment Amazon EC2 Compute Unit and GCEU (Google Compute Engine Unit)
Cite your source or provide your own answer, please.
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awarded Yearling
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comment Can you direct pdf print to a zebra printer
Yeah, we match DPI and label size. All of the desktop Zebra printers are 203 DPI, for example. Sharpness has never been a problem, as long as the images remain purely black and white. Any shades of grey present will get dithered, poorly.
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