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To What Age Do You Expect To Live?

tundog Re:The age I live to may vary (575 comments)

If living an infinite number of years is virtual impossibility, then it must logically be a finite improbability...

more than 5 years ago

Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

tundog I, for one.. (1077 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new ulgy American overlords...

more than 5 years ago

How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer?

tundog Real-Time Virus Scanning (835 comments)

I went through a similar experience recently with my Windows XP machine - tore my hair out going step-by-step through every possible cause.

It happened after the out of schedule Windows update. Turns out that Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, turned on my McAfee real-time virus scanner. I't brought my system to a crawl whenever I'd try to play World of Warcraft. I didn't show up anything on Process Explorer and my video worked great, but my latency would slowly spiral out of control until it became uplayable.

I suspect that the real-time scanner was trying to process all inbound trafic before allowing it to pass on the calling process and it just couldn't keep up with the data bandwidth. Even disabling various McAfee security services didn't fix it - only uninstalling McAfee worked. Now my system runs better than ever (after having defragged a dozen times, uninstalled every unnecessary process imaginable, and cleaned the exhast fans).

Long story short - uninstall your virus software.


A Chinese Hacker

about 6 years ago

I Backup My Personal Data..

tundog Re:Backups are for whimps (393 comments)

I think you meant:
[Simpsons Tour Director] What could possiblie go wrong? [/Simpsons Tour Director]

more than 6 years ago

Where Have All the Pagers Gone?

tundog Re:The 80s called (584 comments)

Pagers don't transmit, so they can be used in high sensitivity areas.

ELE101 - Every receiver is a transmitter...

more than 6 years ago


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