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Just a geek :)

Beware of wauzers, for they are crafty, and like cheese.

I'm a singaporean computer geek with a very wierd set of majors, and a odder sense of humour. Many people are convinced I'm an ultra intellegent dog, which I neither confirm nor deny. My avatar is a small organic canid of slightly uncertain heritage and a lot of attitude called Ash, who happens to be my public face on the internet.

I'm also one of the top users on superuser. While my answers and edits have hopefully gotten better over the years, there's occasions where I'm uncertain whether my edits are of acceptable quality or not. When this is the case, I rely on my cybernetic counterpart, Aibobot to do edits. Feel free to accept or reject these edits as you would those done by a new user.


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comment Detect which songs in folder have a siren sound
Oh, that's the tricky bit I don't know off hand
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comment Detect which songs in folder have a siren sound
I have a rough idea how it might be doable - though its complex as hell. Convert to Wav, then convert to midi with WAON, then use the midi files (with what?) to identify tracks which have instruments similar to a siren.
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answered Metasploitable_2 (Cannot issue apt-get to update or install any packages)?
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comment Metasploitable_2 (Cannot issue apt-get to update or install any packages)?
Let me post that as an answer then ;)
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comment Metasploitable_2 (Cannot issue apt-get to update or install any packages)?
I'd guess they use a much smaller subset of packages or you're getting the package name wrong. Try using apt-cache search <package> first? Considering its intentionally left vulnerable, I'd guess they don't really expect you to update or install new software. In short. I suspect this is entirely by design. Use a real distro for actual work ;p
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comment spyware and hacked by ex… need answers
We've had such questions asked before. Honestly? Go to the police, there's only so much that a group of random strangers, no matter how skilled in the technical arts can do. You've probably got something like track my ipad or prey installed, or he could simply be trying to scare you. While we empathise , there's no real technical answer to your issue.
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comment Installing windows xp on a SATA drive computer
also augh. Don't run XP on real hardware on a modern system. Makes much more sense to run it as a VM
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comment Is there a connector to pull information from my laptop straight to my desktop?
More information would be nice - what sort of laptop? What resulted in its doom? How do you know the HDD is 'intact' ?
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comment Is there a connector to pull information from my laptop straight to my desktop?
Assuming its sata. The question is remarkably content free
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comment Should I add more memory for Dragon NaturallySpeaking & Xactimate?
You might want to use resource monitor to work out what's your actual bottleneck before getting more ram. More ram will never hurt, but if you're getting HDD read/write bottlenecked when doing things, that won't help
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comment How to get rid of hao123 startpage in Firefox
That would indicate that the main issue - malware is still there.
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comment Why do LCD monitors turn blue right before they switch off?
Its just a simple, stored image, and I suspect the single solid colour simply stores better. My asus ve208 does a black screen instead, as does my dell.
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answered Overseas parts power compatability
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comment How to download files in torrents sequentially
Your answer could probably get a little TLC. I'd love to help but I've not had IRC installed in ages. Maybe a screenshot of this process would help the question be much more awesome. I've attempted to make it slightly better, but this would turn it into a good, or even great answer.
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revised Converting a computer PSU to a bench power supply
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answered Converting a computer PSU to a bench power supply
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comment Laptop power supply unit compared to PC power supply unit
Nope, not at all. While there are laptops that do carry desktop or server grade hardware the typical laptop PSU probably tops out at 130W, though 65 or 90 watts is more typical. Your typical laptop PSU also probably only outputs one voltage that makes things simpler. Even a dual xeon based monster of a laptop tops out at 300W. The average low end PC power supply is 300W. 500W is more typical for a gaming rig, and you can go up to 1.5 Kw for a power supply. Don't forget that laptops also are designed with tighter thermal requirements and that is a constraint on performance.