VRAM versus DRAM

Steve Smith talks about the differences between the RAM on your graphics card, and your mainboard.

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The File Synchronization Dilemma

Steve Smith explains how to implement several possible file synchronization paradigms, to make the processor easier and more logical. Included are file backup methodologies to prevent file loss.

The Multi-Terabyte Nightmare

Steve Smith explains how to choose the right hard drive, how partition tables are important, which one is right for your drive, and how to partition massive drives easily, even after you already started playing with it.

Your Computer is Always On

Steve Smith talks about ACPI, USB Power, Power states, and why Windows 98 was the first commercially available Windows operating system, capable of turning off the computer itself.

Ten Dollar Cloud Drives

Steve Smith talks about Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive, the free space, the features, and what you can do for 10 dollars.

Plug it in, or Wirelessly Charge it

Steve Smith talks about induction charging for cellphones, tablets, and even medical devices. The benefits, the disadvantages, and how it works.

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Completely Erased

It should remove all traces of the virus, provided the hard drive has no bad sectors on it. It it does, you the mentioned Spinrite to try to fix the hard drive then run DBAN after, but usually, DBAN can erase the entire drive without issue. I've used it on maximum and let it run almost 16 hours on my friends computer, that is why this episode exists.

Completely Erased

Great! I am going to run 'autonuke' on a machine that has polymorphic malware, not sure if it is in the MBR or somewhere else on the machine. Assuming autonuke runs fully without any error, will it remove the malware from the computer with certainty?

Completely Erased

Yes, it will wipe all data, including the master boot record on your hard drive. If you are unable to get DBAN to work correctly, consider using Spinrite to fix the drive so DBAN can work, rarely needed, good to have.

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