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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.
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.
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
comment How can I stop Mac OS X overriding my hostname when I receive a DHCP request on Snow Leopard?
Works on 10.9....
Sep
30
comment Change the Login Shell of Mac OS X Lion from bash to zsh
If nothing else, you can always modify the .bashrc to find and exec zsh. if [ -x /usr/local/bin/zsh ] ; then exec /usr/local/bin/zsh fi. Hint, when modifying shell startup scripts, make sure to keep a shell running and start up a new one in another window - if you break it you still have an easy place to fix it.
Sep
27
comment How to access bridged Mac from behind the bridge?
If you are really creating an ethernet bridge (which it looks like you are), then routes and netmasks are not the answer. Ethernet works at OSI layer 2 - routes and netmasks are at the ip layer, which is OSI layer 3. -- as to what the actual problem is, not sure, but it's likely a bug in the MacOS networking stack. If one of the ethernets is wifi, note that the original article you mention says it is not reliable on wifi.
Sep
9
comment ffmpeg combine separate video and audio of different lengths
Yeah - I went with ffmpeg for the answer because it's a lowest common denominator. Lot of the time people seem to have found a windows ffmpeg binary somewhere and have nothing else.
Jul
29
comment Fedora 19 - USB networking - connected and can ping / https / look up IP of any site but cannot http
unix/linux stackexchange site is better for this question.
Jul
19
comment Dell LCD displays don't sleep when disconnected
I had a similar problem with a different dell monitor recently. It was fixed by a "factory reset" in the configuration.
Jul
17
comment converting video to audio OGG results in wrong metadata duration
did you try the copy to wav trick? ffmpeg -i video.avi -vn sound.wav
Jul
15
comment converting video to audio OGG results in wrong metadata duration
based on your other question, i have to wonder if you are using the -ss 5 option when you didn't mean to. You might try coyping it out to a WAV first, maybe there is something weird with the ogg or avi muxers.
Jun
17
comment How do I check whether I'm Internet2 routable?
hope this helps. Also, be aware that you need to be aware of both network paths - you might take a different return path than your sending path. The simplest way to do this would be to traceroute in both directions, assuming you can log in to a host on the far end to run traceroute.
Jun
15
comment How do I check whether I'm Internet2 routable?
You are correct, the Internet2 Detective software has gone the way of the dodo.
Jun
14
comment How do I check whether I'm Internet2 routable?
setting up an NDT server requires a kernel patch, but just about any system can run the NDT client.
Apr
29
comment In wireless networks what does DTIM do, and can it increase wireless network performance?
realize i'm resurrecting this from the dead...but for the benefit of any future readers, Vilx is wrong that ARP and DHCP are "not an issue for [him/her]." Short of hard-coding ethernet MAC addresses on every device, any ethernet or wifi network requires ARP to work at all. I bet your droid uses DHCP too, although i'm sure you could somehow put a static ip address on it.
Jan
3
comment FFMpeg and Handbrake
alternatively, use HandbrakeCLI.
Dec
25
comment Concatenating videos (mp4) in Mac
Use mp4box: superuser.com/questions/133413/joining-h264-without-re-encoding
Dec
1
comment why is WinSCP so slow
I just did a test of WinSCP vs. psftp (putty's sftp program). Transferring a 500 megabyte file across my home LAN took < 1 minute with psftp. It took about 4 minutes with WinSCP.