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Jun
17
comment Where can I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)?
I think it's a useful answer but I would add a disclaimer at the top that OEM license keys don't work - and a note that if windows came preinstalled on your computer, you have an OEM key.
Jun
10
revised Converting FLV to MP4 Using FFMPEG and Preserving the Quality
update an example to modern syntax.
Jun
9
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
30
comment Retrieve the HandBrakeCLI command from HandBrake GUI
Late comment - as of handbrake 0.10.1 the log file does show you everything that is passed to handbrakecli. One thing that the cli doesn't seem to do is parse the original file for chapter markers - those are passed to the cli in a .csv file, presumably generated by the gui or some other helper. Otherwise everything seems to be there.
Feb
14
comment Running cat5 cable outdoors
on the other hand, if you ask about the building code, you are almost guaranteed to get inspected.
Jan
14
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
Ultra320 recommended in 2014? Does anyone even make those disks any more?
Jan
14
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
Lots of enterprise usage is byte-heavy but not IOPS-heavy. For example, compliance logs.
Dec
9
comment What is the unix command to find out what executable file corresponds to a given command?
RHEL6's which RPM (e.g., which-2.19-6.el6.x86_64) puts a startup file in /etc/profile.d/which2.sh. This is read by non-csh shells, including zsh. It aliases which to itself. So for zsh users in particular it overrides breaks the builtin which.
Nov
3
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
You make a good case against SATA port multipliers, but not against SATA disks. Using a 4-port SATA card, or hooking up SATA disks to a SAS controller, will nullify this example.
Sep
12
revised Why is the physical size of a .dylib file smaller than it's logical size?
add info on some of the tools
Jul
1
comment Can super glue be used to attach an SSD to a metal holder?
Try just screwing it in place with a single screw.
Jun
19
comment Why is GNU shred faster than dd when filling a drive with random data?
/dev/urandom is likely plenty fast - the dd block size is almost certianly the issue.
May
2
awarded  Caucus
Feb
26
comment What's the logic behind the “W” in Control+W to close a Tab in IE?
OK, my bad, i didn't realize windows 1.0 came that early.
Feb
26
comment What's the logic behind the “W” in Control+W to close a Tab in IE?
I can attest that command-w was used on macs to close the current window back before there was MS windows. "Stolen" might be a strong word, but certainly it's true that windows liberally borrowed from MacOS.
Feb
14
awarded  Yearling
Jan
18
comment Rsync Being Naughty
rsync should never, ever, be updating the modification timestamp of the SOURCE files. But if it finds updated timestamps on the source, it will surely update them to the target.
Oct
29
reviewed No Action Needed What's the purpose of AP beacons if clients send Probe Requests anyway?
Oct
29
comment How can I stop Mac OS X overriding my hostname when I receive a DHCP request on Snow Leopard?
Works on 10.9....
Oct
4
revised What does robocopy mean by tweaked, lonely and extra?
clarify that the documentation i linked to is much less detailed.