Category Archives: Rants

Windows Timer Resolution: Megawatts Wasted

The default timer resolution on Windows is 15.6 ms – a timer interrupt 64 times a second. When programs increase the timer frequency they increase power consumption and harm battery life. They also waste more compute power than I would … Continue reading

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Verizon’s Poor Customer Service

We got a smart phone for my daughter two months ago. The only reason we got it was because the Verizon representative assured us that the 4-GB/month data plan would work in Canada, where my daughter goes to university. The … Continue reading

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