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Why is serial data transmission faster than parallel?

Intuitively, you would think that parallel data transmission should be faster than serial data transmission; in parallel you are transferring many bits at the same time, whereas in serial you are ...
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What is the purpose of this 4-pin interface on SATA HDDs and why doesn't it exist on SSDs?

I have 4 HDDs here with me, from 3 different manufacturers, and all of them have the following 4-pin extra interface beside the SATA connector: Looking on internet, I can see that it exists on all ...
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Web interface for Gitolite [closed]

Are there any front end apps or web interfaces for Gitolite? I'm about something not for repository viewing but for access management.
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When a PC has both a wired and a wireless connection, how is information transferred?

My PC has two connections (wireless and wired) simultaneously. Both of them have an internet connection. In this situation, how does it connect to the internet? How do my LAN and WLAN interfaces know ...
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Dropbox-like web interface for an FTP server

I am looking for an open-source web-based interface that allows me to share files that reside on an ftp server. It should also be possible to a) share folders so that non-registered users with a ...
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Is HDMI hot pluggable?

I'm trying to connect my laptop (Dell XPS 17 L702X) to a TV via HDMI. In the process I've hot-plugged the cable several times, but to no avail. Could this damage the HDMI port on my laptop or TV?
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How can I edit the user interfaces of Mac OS X programs?

How can I edit the user interfaces of Mac OS X programs? I'd like to tweak settings for some programs, things like window sizes.
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Why does one iPad have two MAC addresses?

Your site frequently answers my questions. This question (and others) is driving me nuts and I apologize because it is so basic. Do you know why there are two MAC addresses in iPad's interface table? ...
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What kind of SSD does my laptop use?

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1340 which is around 2 years old but I really like it and would like to wait a year or two more before I get a new one. However, I can see the harddrive is slowing it down ...
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SATA connector position on a hard disk

I have a external SATA drive enclosure that connects via USB to a PC/Mac and it accepts a bare SATA drive being slotted directly into the enclosure, much like a hot swappable disk you would find in a ...
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Restrict SSH to one interface

How can I restrict incoming SSH connection request to only one interface? I'm using Ubuntu Server 10.04 LST. I want to lock down access to SSH to only one interface because I use the server as a ...
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Equivalent of Firefox Plugin “Aero Window Title” in Google Chrome

Windows 7 / Aero UI / Chrome Frame Issue. In Mozilla Firefox I use this plugin purely to stop my white-space above my tabs disappearing so that I can easily grab my window and move it around as I ...
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how to reset /dev/ttyS0

I'm trying to connect to a Khepera robot using serial interface (running Scientific Linux 6.1) I used the command screen /dev/ttyS0 to communicate which worked OK, but then I wanted to close it and ...
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List network interfaces on a Ubuntu machine

How can I get a list of the network interfaces on a Ubuntu machine including wired and wireless?
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Mac: disable the “boop” sound played when search results are not found

When you search in a page in many Mac applications (Firefox, Chrome, TextMate), a sound is played when results are not found. It's the "boop" sound that usually indicates that you are unable to ...
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How to make computer interface with circuit

I understand that I can build a circuit that will do whatever I like (ex: a simple circuit that will turn on a motor to open the blinds or something), and I can write a program that will automate my ...
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Difficult to understand a paragraph about computer bus from Wikipedia [closed]

Following is a paragraph quoted from Wikipedia article about computer bus, except that those questions in bold and in parenthesis are mine: In modern systems the performance difference between the ...
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routing a secondary IP-addr. of a different private network on the same interface

Typical home-networking xDSL setup on a TG782 router/gateway. Hosts on the local private network are allocated IP-addresses in the range of 192.168.1.0/24 and can get to WAN through the aforementioned ...
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Get rid of buzzing noise when playing videos over ethernet-over-power?

Just bought one of these guys, and it's able to stream 1080p video across my house, but now there's a soft buzzing noise coming from my speakers. I'm guessing it's interference from my powerlines? ...
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How can I ensure outbound traffic uses the same interface as that of inbound traffic in Linux?

I have a Linux box with two interfaces: one for data and the other for management purpose. If both are on the same network, I have a route added for both interfaces. Imagine the routing table is: ...
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Which DNS server is used when there are multiple network interfaces?

I have two network interfaces on my computer on my Windows PC. Primary and Secondary DNS servers are defined per network interface so I can define 2 sets of DNS servers on two network interfaces. ...
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Does specification mean interface?

I was wondering Generally, does specification mean interface, regardless the implementation beneath the interface? Specifically Only systems fully compliant with and certified according to ...
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Why is the PS/2 interface not plug-and-play?

PS/2 interface has existed since Windows 95 (that I can remember) and, while all another interfaces were upgraded (USB, USB2, USB3, …) or just died (such as Parallel, and the large one used for ...
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What's the best fit SSD for the Acer Aspire 1420p laptop? [closed]

I have a the Acer Aspire 1420P notebook (specs here http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/notebook/2009/acer/aspire/Aspire1420P/Aspire1420Psp2.shtml). I'm considering buying an SSD for it, but having ...
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In Enterprise Architect I modified an interface, how to update the realizing classes?

I've created an interface in a class model. This interface has two methods, A and B and method A takes an argument (a) and method B does not take an argument (yet). Additionally I've created a class ...
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Does the physical interface name in Linux ever change?

When I see the man page for interfaces I see the below. Has anyone seen similar behavior, I had been using Ubuntu for some time and my net-books interface name has not changed for ever. The ifup ...
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Set up Ubuntu server as router

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server on a old desktop PC with a dual port network card I would like to use as router for my home network. How do I have to set up the interfaces so that the ...
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Is “Ultra320 LVD SCSI” the correct name of the interface?

I have a HP Ultrium 960 tape drive, but I can't figure out what the SCSI interface is called. The white paper doesn't mention it According to this site it is called "Ultra320 LVD SCSI". I can't ...
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Permanently down/disable network interface in opensuse

I have two wireless cards in my computer. One bad one that cant be removed and one good one the I actually want use. Opensuses network manage automatically loads both and switches between the other ...
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What does mask 0.0.0.0 mean when it's assigned to a network interface?

Suppose I use ifconfig or some similar command to setup my network interface, and I assign 0.0.0.0 to the mask parameter. Does it have a special meaning? What implications could this have?
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Midi interface with good latency

I'd like to connect a MIDI keyboard to my PC. The keyboard doesn't have an USB interface and I'm looking some options. There's a whole lot of MIDI-USB "cables" for like 5-10$, but from what I've ...
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What is the “Current message level”?

What is the "Current message level" of an interface that ethtool provides? E.g. ethtool eth1 [Other stuff] Current message level: 0x00000014 (20) What is the message level? What is message ...
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Using Hot keys with vlc's dummy interface

I would like to be able to use the hotkeys for vlc via the dummy interface in command line. The documentation says it's possible, but I haven't found how to do it. Thanks a lot for yours answers!
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Looking for a web-based SVN code browser (alternative for Trac); anything like Google Code?

I'm using Trac as a web interface to an internal SVN repository. The source code browser is not the best one, so I'm looking for an alternative. Ideally, I'd like to have an interface similar to ...
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Sending AT or like commands to modern day cellphones

I remember a friend showing me how to connect his Nokia 3110 to the serial port of his computer and making calls and sending SMS from the computer through the phone. Do the modern day phones ( not ...
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Changing default language of user interface on Windows 8 Pro

I have installed my Windows 8 Pro with a ZH-TW version which is a traditional Chinese version but I have changed the display language to English on Languages. When i run lpksetup via run, it will not ...
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Funny issue with external USB device interface

Just out of curiosity: A friend had a WD external case + SATA 2.5 disk, which fell on the floor and broke. The disk ended in trash (uprepairable). Out of the broken case, i took the PCB, a model of ...
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What interface does a SD Card use?

What interface does a SD Card use? I looked at the Wikipedia article and they mention SDIO. However this seems to be just for non data transfer. Is the interface usb like? Completely usb? If it is not ...
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Windows 7: “Open with” context menu not always available when I want it

I recently formatted my hard drive, and right now there's not much on here except a clean Windows 7 install and the most recent version of Vim for Windows. I told Vim to install its own context menu, ...
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iproute nexthop not working - defining multiple default gateways

I have several point to point connections and I'd like to use all of them as default gateways. I saw this link which explains how to do this using load balancing by calling ip route with a nexthop ...
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How to show desktop apps in Windows 8's Switcher?

The Switcher in Windows 8 is really convenient for managing running applications, but unfortunately all desktop apps are grouped into one position in the switcher... I like to kill background apps ...
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How to create a virtual interface from a socks proxy?

I am wanting to create a network interface from a SOCKS 5 proxy on localhost. This will eventually be bridged with a wireless interface that I have which will be operating in AdHoc mode. This will ...
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how to create virtual network interface with different gateway

I have 2 routers and 2 different internet connections. I want to send http traffic to router 1 and everything else to router 2. Is there something that will let me set gateway per application ?. ...
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Wireless network interface ra0 does not start at boot

I recently installed USB Wireless Adapter based on Ralink RT5370 chip on my Ubuntu 10.04. Manufacturer drivers are installed properly and now I have ra0 wireless interface configured in ...
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How to specify a List<MyCustomType> as a “Return Type” for a UML Interface Property

I initially posted this question in Stack Overflow, but I have a feeling that I should have posted here instead. In my Visio 2007 UML document I am unable to figure out how I can add an operation to ...
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Glade: How change program interface language?

I'm using Glade (GTK+ 2 User Interface Builder). But I'm from Brazil, and my Ubuntu 10.10 is in portuguese. How can I make Glade use English by default language? P.S: I don't want to turn all my ...
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Windows 7 x64 Internet Explorer 8 Speed Problem when using interface

I just reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my laptop as my hard disk was giving me some I/O errors so I wanted to format it and start over. After the whole intall process was completed I was left ...
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What does MPICH stands for? [closed]

As we know that MPI is an abbreviation of Message Passing Interface. However, I am wandering about what does MPICH stands for? Is that just a brand name or does it has some terminology behind it? I ...
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How could I connect my spare mSATA SSD to my laptop?

So I have a laptop, a ThinkPad T500. With a couple of USB 2.0 ports, an UltraBay (DVD-RW slim drive), and an inner miniPciEx (as far as I know) connectors. Now... I have a spare mSATA SSD lying ...
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Looking for external portable hard disk drive with both Superspeed USB3.0 AND eSATA? [closed]

All I can find is: eSATA and USB2.0 not USB3.0 eSATA only USB3.0 only Enclosure/caddy with USB3.0 and eSATA for housing bare hard drive: ...