215 reputation
313
bio website
location France
age 28
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Aug 13 at 18:52

Aug
4
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
16
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
29
awarded  Critic
Nov
28
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
20
awarded  Yearling
Jun
17
comment Possible to use more than one core with sed and bash?
You could just split the file and process each half in a different sed process, but if the script is complicated and involves tweaking the different sed spaces, it wouldn’t work. On simple scripts it should work, however.
Jun
9
awarded  Tumbleweed
May
28
comment How much more battery time would I gain by not having any hard drive?
@Ramhound Maybe I just misphrased it, but my question is not about replacing an hard drive with something else, it is about removing it. In my case, the USB or SD device will just load the OS image to memory, because there is no hard drive to do the job.
May
28
comment How much more battery time would I gain by not having any hard drive?
I guess you are right, that depends on the work load. If my computer uses 20Wh on heavy load and the disk is 6Wh, the battery life I gain is more than if it uses 40Wh. Yet I am sure there is a way to make that variable enter the equation. I am looking for back-of-the-envelope math here, not precise computations.
May
28
comment How much more battery time would I gain by not having any hard drive?
@DanielRHicks yea that's a very good point, I forgot to take that into consideration.
May
28
comment How much more battery time would I gain by not having any hard drive?
@Ramhound How do you know? actually, this is my question: how to estimate this? I presume it does make a difference because lots of websites recommend using hdparm to enable power save on the hard drive.
May
28
comment How much more battery time would I gain by not having any hard drive?
@Ramhound: my battery would live longer because it no longer has a hard drive draining power. The USB thing is just to explain how I would boot my computer in the absence of a hard drive, it's irrelevant otherwise.
May
28
comment How much more battery time would I gain by not having any hard drive?
Why did I get a down vote on that? people pointed out that it was hard to evaluate: does it make my question invalid?
May
27
asked How much more battery time would I gain by not having any hard drive?
May
11
accepted What's the difference between SIGKILL and SIGSTOP?
May
11
asked What's the difference between SIGKILL and SIGSTOP?
May
5
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
23
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
13
awarded  Popular Question