"Could not read boot block". Trying to get my photos from a (Sony) Memory Stick, and apparently my Mac cannot read the disk. Disk utility reports that it can't read the boot block (input/output error), so I can neither verify or repair. What can I do?
posted by djgh
on Oct 7, 2006 -
I'm writing a program that uses lots of memory. I'd like a utility that can show me what it's using the memory for.
For example, one part of the program processes an XML file, creates an object and loads a WebBrowser .NET control. I'd like to see how much memory was required to parse the XML file, how much memory my object is using, and how much memory the WebBrowser control uses. [more inside]
posted by matthewr
on Sep 14, 2006 -
I have a strand of hair in my possession that I'd like to keep with me always. What's the best way to go about it? [more inside]
posted by mordecai
on Aug 31, 2006 -
I've been having this error crop up for some time now and the address is usually 0x00000000, but today it popped up with a new number. What is causing this? It happens to many applications (was happening with firefox occaisionally, too). The whole text of it follows:
posted by IronLizard
on Aug 10, 2006 -
I'm trying to work my way through the activation process for my new RoadRunner service. The flash wizard that analyzes my computer tells me that I have only 127 MB of RAM, 1 short of the necessary 128 to continue setup. My computer disagrees with the wizard. Is it even possible that this is the case? If so, how do I get back my essential 1 MB?
posted by yamel
on Jul 31, 2006 -
Are there any games or programs similar to Brain Age
for Windows or OS X-based systems?
I love the concept, but I can't see myself buying a Nintendo DS to play a single title.
posted by mrbill
on Jul 31, 2006 -
Digital camera memory, does brand matter for SD or CF? (looking for two different cameras) [more inside]
posted by 6:1
on Jul 18, 2006 -
SpeedUpMyMacFilter: Is there any way to optimize the amount of memory I have to make my Mac run certain programs at a more acceptable speed? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon
on Jul 5, 2006 -
Help ME win a bet with MY girlfriend. When recalling events, I often mention what direction I was facing when something happened or I said something. [more inside]
posted by notsnot
on Jun 15, 2006 -
Would a memory foam mattress topper be uncomfortable if it were cut in the middle? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Jun 4, 2006 -
Why do some people have a difficult time remembering things such as left and right? [more inside]
posted by Kraki
on May 31, 2006 -
I work at a national retail store full-time, and the majority of the time when I'm not working the register it's all very simple stuff like straightening and folding clothes. It only takes maybe 15%* of my focus. I need suggestions for things to think about, mental games, and methods of mental improvement to take up the other 85%. [more inside]
posted by ElfWord
on May 18, 2006 -
What's the difference between all these types of laptop memory anyway? [more inside]
posted by aspo
on May 17, 2006 -
Is this "chrono shift" - your memories shuffle chronological order? Does this happen to other people, is there a medical term? (Drinking involved) [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev
on May 12, 2006 -
What are the advantages/disadvantages of using 2Rank DIMMS as opposed to standard DIMMs? [more inside]
posted by pmbuko
on May 1, 2006 -
What *information* do you keep on your USB memory stick? Other questions
ask about applications - I'm more interested in the data that you find it useful to carry everywhere. todo lists? contact information? Bank account numbers?
posted by cornflake
on Apr 28, 2006 -
How to best teach children memory techniques to remember long numbers? I'm talking of mnemo techniques where you associate pictures to numbers. Like a wheel represents 0, a candle represents 1, a swan represents 2, etc. I know how to learn these as an adult, but are there any strategies adapted to children?
posted by Daldianus
on Apr 19, 2006 -
ok so my girlfriend's laptop was rediculously slow and infested with spyware, viruses, and who knows what else. I couldn't even work on it it was so slow.
.. Checked the memory .. it was only 256.. got 1024 from crucial.com in two 512 sticks.
Should have no problem wiping the spyware .. problem is with the memory!! [more inside]
posted by jason9009
on Mar 27, 2006 -
I’m studying for an exam and would like some tips on polishing my memorization skills. How do actors remember their lines? I know repetition helps, but what else can I do to retain the questions/answers I’m studying. Any tips, tricks or websites of interest would be appreciated.
posted by johnd101
on Mar 25, 2006 -
A simple one for people unlike me with a decent memory. What's the name of the song that plays when you go to http://donacion.organos.ua.es/ont, and who played it originally?
posted by Holly
on Mar 18, 2006 -
My camera recently ate a month's worth of intense picture-taking! About 90% were salvaged by imgsave, but of course the remaining 10% are the best or most important. Each of those broken images completely draws as a thumbnail
, but only partially renders when opened. There is no apparent consistency to how much is drawn or which pictures were eaten. [more inside]
posted by whatzit
on Feb 17, 2006 -
I just bought a Sony Ericsson K750i Mobile Phone, and I love it. But I have some questions in regards to the Memory Stick and the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor that comes with the phone. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Feb 12, 2006 -
PossiblyExtremelyObscureBookFilter: I'm trying to locate the title and author of a paperback book I read in the late '60's. [more inside]
posted by pjern
on Feb 3, 2006 -
I have a campus job delivering newspapers, and must keep track of how many were left over from last week as well. The problem has two facets: one, I sometimes forget how many I just picked up less than 5 seconds after picking it up. I normally do not have a problem with this, except with names. Two, I lose the sheets where I record the numbers about one out of every two weeks. [more inside]
posted by austin5000
on Jan 26, 2006 -
I'd like to upgrade my 4 year old Dell Dimension 8200 computer, while hopefully getting components that I could use later, should I decide to build a whole new system in a few months. Sadly, I know nearly nothing about computer hardware. [more inside]
posted by Elpoca
on Jan 5, 2006 -
A conversation w/ a friend has left me curious about adults and mnemonic devices. What mnemonics, perhaps learned or created as a student, do AskMefi-ites still 'consult'?
posted by boombot
on Dec 20, 2005 -
Help me figure out how to manage large amounts of data on a laptop. Music, Tivo downloads, photos... I'm running out of room!
posted by kdern
on Dec 16, 2005 -
What do you retain and gain from casual reading? I was just looking over my mostly non-fiction bookshelf and a few questions came over me. Of all the hours I have spent reading all of this, how much have I really retained? I look back on books I have read and can remember the premise and theme, but as far as recalling all or even some of the many arguments, anecdotes, etc. included within the book, I don't have a clue. Do I have a incredibly bad 'reading' memory or is this a common occurence. And what am I really gaining from all of these hours spent reading if I have a scant recollection of it all? Am I being entertained in the moment? Becoming subconsiously wiser? Most of what I have read about intelligent reading
seems too rigourous for a lazy sunday afternoon in the hammock. How can I remember what I read and extract the most value?
posted by jasondigitized
on Dec 4, 2005 -
I'm trying to find a book that I read when I was in grade school, sometime during the mid to late 80's. The basic plot involved a girl scaring her impressionable young step(?) brother by pretending to go into trances and make predictions. IIRC, she was somewhat of an outcast at school, but had recently been cast in the school play as a colonial witch (Tituba perhaps?). I think there may have also been some references in the book to the Sybills of ancient Greece (hence the trances). Is this ringing any bells? [more inside]
posted by kayjay
on Nov 27, 2005 -
My SD card has died (or has it?) - filled with pictures. Is it possible to get the pictures back, if Windows won't even "see" the card? [more inside]
posted by stevil
on Nov 22, 2005 -
I'm trying to remember the titles of a couple of book series I read as a kid. The first featured some kid detectives, and the other some kind of crazy family. [more inside]
posted by shaneflyer
on Nov 7, 2005 -
Is it possible to add more VRAM to a Mac Mini?
posted by Tlogmer
on Nov 2, 2005 -
Is there any disadvantage in terms of long-term retention of information when studying off of a computer display, as opposed to studying from notes on paper? [more inside]
posted by Brian James
on Oct 27, 2005 -
Help me find this out-of-print book, The Ponderous Pseudonumer [ISBN 82-994200-4-0], by Dr. Allan Krill, or help me find an equivalent book. [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Oct 13, 2005 -
Okay, so I have a java program that's supposed to run in the background all the time. The problem is that the JVM allocates all the memory it can use, and then just sits there taking up a half-gig of ram. Is there any way I can get the thing to GC aggressively and release memory back to the system when it's done? [more inside]
posted by delmoi
on Oct 11, 2005 -