Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Computing/2012 January 15

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Computing desk
< January 14 << Dec | January | Feb >> January 16 >
Welcome to the Wikipedia Computing Reference Desk Archives
The page you are currently viewing is an archive page. While you can leave answers for any questions shown below, please ask new questions on one of the current reference desk pages.

January 15[edit]

My personal wiki keeps getting blocked![edit]

My personal wiki is getting blocked usually after going to four pages in short enough timespan (less than one minute) and is usually blocked for 24 minutes. Nowadays, I only go to couple of pages (up to three) every few minutes. Today on January 20, my wiki-site has been blocked for nearly six hours as of time of this writing after I edited articles on my wiki-site. The reason why it is blocked because the firewall running between two computers is blocking connection to my computer. I turned off the firewall and still doesn't connect. According to Microsoft Windows Diagnostics, configuring to firewall TCP port 80 if I have access may or may not help. Why does personal wiki-site keeps getting blocked while other websites (including Wikipedia) don't? Is it blocked to prevent hacking because the site is so personal?

Your wiki was spammed. Try Wikia. Von Restorff (talk) 19:20, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

What is PCle versus PCIe[edit]

The reference for PCIE notes that video cards are designated as PCIe (seen also as PCie) and this stands for Peripheral component interconnect express. However, there are many video cards designated as PCLe - among which are the NVidia series. What is a PCLe and how does this differ from a PCie? Shouldn't this be added to the reference? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dbvogt (talkcontribs) 16:43, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

What specific cards are designated PCLe? I can't find any mention of that on nVidia's website. -- Finlay McWalterTalk 16:46, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
The main differences between PCI-E and PCL-E are that PCI-E is not a typo and it actually exists. Von Restorff (talk) 23:42, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

going rate for used macbook pro[edit]

of the vintage that has the quad core i5 or i7 and can TAKE the 2x8gb Ram pack that Crucial says some MBP can take. 15 inch. I mean, on the used market. thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:43, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Which country? in good condition or bad? does the battery still work correctly? how frequently was it used? was it moved a lot? how much RAM is in there? It depends on a lot of variables. Von Restorff (talk) 23:15, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
Wouldn't ebay be a simple first port of call? fredgandt 23:29, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
right. could u check? ebay america, a range is fine. should be core i5 (NOT duo), i thikn this was introduced in the past year. thanks. im on some terrorist lists so I cant check ebay myself sorry.. (talk) 00:17, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
O.o fredgandt 02:43, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, we are unable to check ebay too, for the very same reason. Is the laptop stolen? Von Restorff (talk) 10:20, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
In that case, perhaps the CIA will offer you free room and board, with lots of entertainment in exchange for the laptop (and yourself)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nil Einne (talkcontribs)

Normally macs keep their prices quite well, so if it was a recent model, I wouldn't expect much of a discount. -- (talk) 11:16, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

I see this one for $1050 (April 2010, 15.4 inch, i5 processor, 4 GB RAM - upgrades to 8 GB - 320 GB hard drive). Otherwise, there's this i7 model for $1,600 (February 2011, 15.4 inch, i7 Processor, 8 GB RAM - I think upgrades to 16 GB - 500 GB hard drive). You really need to look at the specific model - it appears to vary quite a bit. Buddy431 (talk) 04:03, 17 January 2012 (UTC)