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May
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comment Is it possible to merge my ISP and cellphone Internet access? I want to split download and upload
You could always use a local HTTP or SOCKS proxy instead of manually editing the routing table. This way you can cleanly separate the two connections simply through a browser addon such as FoxyProxy.
Apr
17
comment How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
Instead of using cable ties, just use one of these, loop the cable through and affix it with a self-tapping screw to the metal case. Obviously, make sure there is clearance under the panel so you do not screw it through the CPU…
Mar
27
comment Pinging different IP address than what I entered
The people handling IP addresses should understand what they are before using them. Leading zero octal notation is common enough that it is a mistake you will only do once. End users typically are not expected to handle IP addresses, or at least, they should not alter the representation. If the manual for your router says "connect to 172.16.0.1", you should not type in "172.016.000.001".
Mar
26
comment Pinging different IP address than what I entered
It's neither terrible, nor undocumented; this is the regular notation for IPv4 addresses
Mar
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Mar
23
revised What do you do if you are being hacked by something coming from a supposedly legitimate IP address such as from Google?
No need to put an actual IP address. Also, title changed to generic "legitimate IP addresses" instead of mentioning Google.
Mar
23
suggested approved edit on What do you do if you are being hacked by something coming from a supposedly legitimate IP address such as from Google?
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Oct
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Oct
27
revised How does a firewall contribute in mitigating IP spoofing attacks?
Changed title and minor mistakes
Oct
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Oct
26
suggested approved edit on How does a firewall contribute in mitigating IP spoofing attacks?
Oct
26
answered How does a firewall contribute in mitigating IP spoofing attacks?
Sep
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Sep
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comment Why not create an OS that runs in ram?
I will address one point of your question: filesystem. The point of a filesystem is not to store data on a disk; it is in fact a form of database that allows you to store an arbitrary amount of arbitrarily-sized files in a contiguous memory space. Most filesystems are optimized for sequential access, a situation not applicable to random access memory, but other than that, the problem set remains the same. Also, all OSes run in RAM. All of them can work (some better than others) without a hard drive. Since memory is not cheap, we have hard drives that provide more long-term access to data
Aug
25
comment Can a website see/know my MAC address even if I use a VPN?
He is probably talking about online games like World of Warcraft and such. These games have access to hardware information and may therefore report back statistics to the servers. For example, if it is against the rules to have multiple accounts, the server could raise a flag based on the MAC address of your computer, since this number is (probably) universally unique. The MAC address check is more reliable than an IP check, since proxies are easily accessible.
Aug
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Aug
10
revised How do I speed up my PC or what should I replace?
removed excessive tags (kept "performance")
Aug
10
comment Should I connect my 2nd monitor to integrated or discrete graphics to maximize 3D performance on the 1st monitor?
Many mainboards will not allow you to run off the integrated graphics adapter while you are using an external card. Have you tried it out first?