Category Archives: Ask J.D.

SLOW Dell XPS 13 i3 CPU performance [FIXED!]

UPDATE: The latest Dell XPS 13 BIOS version A04 fixed the processor speed issue on my XPS 13, and it no longer requires SpeedStep to be disabled! You can find the download link here: Dell BIOS DL ORIGINAL POST: MARCH 5TH 2015 I recently purchased a new 2015 Dell XPS 13 “Infinity Display” laptop. Dell has been running some coupon specials and last week you could get the model with an Intel Core i3 processor for right around $700 USD.

What is the #LLAP hashtag? Live long and prosper

Rest in peace Leonard Nemoy, you will be missed. LLAP stands for live long and prosper. Vulcan salute – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan_saluteThe accompanying spoken blessing, “live long and prosper”, (“dif tor heh smusma” in the Vulcan language as spoken in Star Trek: The Motion Picture) also appeared for the first time in “Amok Time”,…

Access is denied [SOLVED] Command Prompt Windows 7/8/10

Q. Help! I am trying to access a file from an old hard drive on my new machine but when I navigate to the directory on my Windows command prompt I get an ‘Access is denied.’ error message 🙁 Can you help me??? -Megan A. Yes, I believe I can help you Megan 🙂 #1 First you need to start the command prompt as an administrator. You can do this by navigating to the command prompt in the start menu

How to FORMAT my Dish network screen to NOT zoom for HD?

Q. I have a Dish receiver that makes all my HD channels look ugly. It says HD Zoom when I switch to one of those channels. Suggestion? A. If you have an older Dish receiver and want to turn off (or turn on) zoom for HD channels, try pressing the asterisk * [format] button! This should allow you to cycle through the various options for HD channel presentation 🙂

Missing locals on Dish Network (Oscars, Superbowl) [FIXED]

We had an unpleasant surprise when we turned on our Dish receiver to watch the Super Bowl, no local channels 🙁 We ended up watching it online (without commercials :-(). Now it is a few weeks later and the Oscars are approaching. Locals were still not coming in so I logged into my Dish online account and used the chat feature. Here is the transcript. They were able to reinitialize my channels and they showed up during the chat, they

Move media files into individual folders with the same name

If you ever decide to backup your DVDs or other media to ISO format, it can be handy to have them each in their own folder. However, if you decide to do this after you have already ripped all the ISOs to a single folder then it can be a time consuming task. I have written batch (.bat) files to automate this process in the past, but recently I discovered a very nice Windows program that can do it for

Turn off Kindle singles recommendations etc. [SOLVED[

Some Kindle questions from readers: Q1. How do I turn off the annoying Kindle singles crap that takes up half of my Kindle’s screen?! Menu -> Settings -> Device options -> Personalize your Kindle -> Advanced Options -> Cover View Recommendations -> Off Q2. Can I get rid of recomendations, they are way off?! While you are at it, you can also turn off Special Offers Recommendations: Menu -> Settings -> Device options -> Personalize your Kindle -> Advanced Options