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Nov
5
comment Is it possible to realign partitions without losing data?
I would second the suggestion to backup
Nov
5
answered Are the Mac OS X GUI and a Terminal session peers?
Nov
4
comment Is RAID 0 as risky as people say it is?
@Brian Knoblauch: I completely don't understand your point: How can you not worry about RAID0 just because if one drive fails, the others soon will? With RAID1, RAID5, or RAID10, if one drive fails, you don't lose data. With RAID0, you lose all your data. Doesn't matter if the other drives are about to go... I mean obviously it matters in so far as planning on replacing the others soon... but with RAID0, you lose everything. The other drives going soon has no effect on that.
Nov
4
comment Is RAID 0 as risky as people say it is?
@Evan Anderson: While what you're saying is very true it's a bit of a different topic. @Juliano's point was, RAID doesn't equal backup. And of course he's right. My point was, RAID0 is more likely to fail than no RAID at all, so anything on RAID0 should be considered very vulnerable.
Nov
3
comment Why does the “password” prompt take forever when I SSH into my Ubuntu 9.05 server?
@Arjan van Bentem: Thanks a lot for helping with this answer! You deserve the credit more than I do!
Nov
3
comment Memtest86+ crashing
The same copy ran fine on other computers. The newest version of memtest didn't crash and indeed, reported bad RAM.
Nov
3
accepted Memtest86+ crashing
Nov
3
comment Memtest86+ crashing
The older memtest86+ crashed with both old and new RAM. The newest memtest+ (version 4) reports bad RAM in test 5. So it looks like that was the cause. Thanks!
Nov
3
revised Memtest86+ crashing
Corrected Memtest version
Nov
3
comment Memtest86+ crashing
My mistake, I wasn't aware there was a + and a non + version. I am using an older version of Memtest86+. I will edit my question now and then try the newer version.
Nov
3
asked Memtest86+ crashing
Nov
2
comment Is RAID 0 as risky as people say it is?
@womble: Excellent point!
Nov
2
comment Is RAID 0 as risky as people say it is?
@Juliano, yes, you're right. I guess if you have RAID 0 you "positively absolutely really truly must have backups"?
Nov
2
comment Is RAID 0 as risky as people say it is?
RAID10 is only a "reasonable" level of reliability?
Nov
2
answered Is RAID 0 as risky as people say it is?
Oct
29
comment How can I copy on select in the OS X Terminal like PuTTY does?
I use Cmd-Shift-V all the time!
Oct
29
comment How can I stop the Character Viewer from appearing every time OS X asks me for a password?
He doesn't want to totally disable it...
Oct
29
comment How to determine where my disk space went
superuser.com is probably a better place for this.
Oct
28
comment How can I disable the Backspace button's “Go Back” functionality in Firefox?
Thanks -- this is a good easy alternative to about:config;
Oct
28
comment How can I disable the Backspace button's “Go Back” functionality in Firefox?
Thanks -- this is a good easy alternative to about:config;