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Jun
8
comment non-persistence in VMware Fusion
If I recall correctly a restart from within the OS will not reset the drive, only powering off or using the VMware "Reset" option (hard reboot)
Jun
8
comment non-persistence in VMware Fusion
From vmware.com/support/ws3/doc/ws32_disks2.html: Changes to disks in nonpersistent mode are not saved to the disks, but are lost when the virtual machine is powered off or reset. Nonpersistent mode is convenient for people who always want to start with a virtual machine in the same state. Example uses include providing known environments for software test and technical support users as well as doing demonstrations of software. Any disk type can be used in nonpersistent mode
Jun
8
comment non-persistence in VMware Fusion
@bigp: yes. Independent disks are not affected by snapshots. Non-persistent disks revert to the state they were in prior to VM start, each time a machine is powered off. They are useful if you want to get a disk set up a certain way for testing, because every time you power off the sandbox gets reset.
Apr
24
comment How to stop Mac to convert typing double dash to emdash?
@BalintErdi I just found this question again by googling for the issue, found the answer, thought Hmmm, this doesn't work, what idiot posted that trick and then saw it was own damn edit. LOL. I just updated the answer, hopefully that works better now!
Apr
14
comment Mac OS X search and replace tool with regular expression support
@JonaChristopherSahnwaldt Link Is Ressutated!
Mar
27
comment OS X: Base64 encode via command line
I don't think this is a better answer as openssl (and now base64) come with the OS.
Mar
24
comment How to enable Bluetooth in Mac with shortcut or command line?
@EdAvis: Apple Support Docs say: 1. Turn on your Mac. 2. If no USB mouse is detected, the Mac will power up to the Bluetooth trackpad or mouse setup assistant.
Mar
23
comment How to enable Bluetooth in Mac with shortcut or command line?
I believe that the login screen will automatically enable Bluetooth if there's no HID devices connected. I'll look for a reference tonight
Nov
16
comment How do I determine whether a drive is an HDD or SSD in Windows 8?
This is an absolutely terrible answer and should be downvoted into oblivion. It is inaccurate, potentially dangerous, more complicated than necessary and an altogether bad idea. The computer knows what devices are attached to it -- just ask the OS.
Aug
16
comment Why does Windows think that my wireless keyboard is a toaster?
I downvoted because the answer is wrong. Kenneth L's answer is clerly the correct one
Mar
7
comment How to force a process transmit over UDP instead of TCP?
What you want is to tell FFMpeg to stream via Simple RTP, see also the "Point to point streaming" section. RTP can use UDP.
Feb
4
comment Can the Internet work without DNS?
-1: Disable your DNS server, add 198.252.206.16 stackoverflow.com to your Hosts file, and then try going to stackoverflow.com and you'll find it works even though you've just disabled DNS. Practical? No way. But the internet can function without DNS. You just won't be able to get the IP for various sites.
Feb
4
comment Can the Internet work without DNS?
@Cruncher Not exactly. To quote Wikipedia: The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. Exchanging host files isn't the domain name system we have today.
Sep
27
comment How can I get the load average (and ONLY the load average) under Solaris?
Ug, cronjob to run every minute, no thanks, there must be a better way!
Sep
27
comment How can I get the load average (and ONLY the load average) under Solaris?
That works perfectly, thanks!
Sep
12
comment How can I create a temporary random TrueCrypt container via the command line?
@Ramhound see my answer for what I was trying to accomplish
Sep
12
comment How can I create a temporary random TrueCrypt container via the command line?
dd if=/dev/urandom of=temp_keyfile bs=1 count=2048 would work.
Aug
16
comment Force Synergy To Use My Own Covers
It's most likely a 64-bit mode issue. Switching iTunes to 32-bit mode fixes this for me.
Jul
30
comment Restore semi-formatted hdd
If it hangs when you choose "Try" on an Ubuntu LiveCD, then it might be a problem with hardware other than the hard drive as the hard drive shouldn't be used to boot off the LiveCD. That was what made me suspect some other hardware issue. I could be wrong however!
Jul
30
comment Restore semi-formatted hdd
Sounds to me like some other hardware problem... run a memtest?