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Aug
24
comment how do you hook into a live stream of 802.15.4 packets?
Programming questions are not on-topic on Super User.
Aug
21
comment Can you read an Ibook on a PC?
I converted your answer to a comment in order to migrate all of the comments under your answer (which is the only way to move comments around), then I un-deleted your answer and deleted the generated comment. Just FYI. All the banter has been moved up to the question.
Aug
21
comment Can you read an Ibook on a PC?
@BrianTurner tags are specifically meant to describe what the question is about, not to attract attention from people who may or may not know about the content of your question. Your question is not about Adobe products, so the Adobe tag doesn't belong. Please read the About page for some more info on how it all works.
Aug
21
comment Can you read an Ibook on a PC?
Have you actually tried doing this? What stopped you from doing it? Does iTunes only allow this type of content on Macs?
Aug
21
comment Is it possible to find the MAC adress of a turned off computer somwhere in my LAN?
Umm you need the MAC address to use Wake on LAN, and the question is all about how he doesn't have the MAC address.
Aug
21
comment MacBook Pro dies once or twice per day
@gronostaj it's OK to answer your own question. If replacing the motherboard solved the problem, then that's the answer to the question, and he can mark his own answer as accepted. That's how it's supposed to work.
Aug
10
comment Steam WSUS type server
I know there isn't anything like this built-in. You might be able to sniff the connection between the Steam client and Valve's servers using wireshark, and then try to set something up (maybe with iptables on your router?) to intercept that traffic and send it to your server. Or perhaps run everything for steam's IP space through a really aggressive caching server?
Aug
10
comment Steam WSUS type server
Why not just install a 1TB HDD on the gaming rig, and install your steam library there? If you decide you want a game on the SSD, you can always copy it over and make a junction point from the original folder on the HDD to the new folder on the SSD.
Aug
8
comment udisks mounting to /media/usb0 not /media/<volume_label> for usb3 drives
We'll leave it then @tcaswell - we generally avoid unnecessary migrations. In the future though you're welcome to ask linux questions on either site - it's up to you which community you think is most likely to have a good answer for you.
Aug
8
comment udisks mounting to /media/usb0 not /media/<volume_label> for usb3 drives
I got your flag asking for migration to U&L... questions about Unix and Linux are fine on Super User, so you don't need to migrate it. Since you already figured out the answer, it's not like you'll be more likely to get a solution - since you already have one. If you would still like to have it migrated regardless, let me know with another flag or a comment, and I'll get it over there for you.
Aug
8
comment McAfee deleting Counter Strike.exe
@AntoOswin yes, that would be the solution.
Aug
8
comment McAfee deleting Counter Strike.exe
@AntoOswin we're not going to help you pirate software. Also, it's entirely possible that there is a virus.
Aug
8
comment How can I fire many HTTP requests using a single TCP connection?
@Arun good point. Done! :)
Aug
7
comment How can I fire many HTTP requests using a single TCP connection?
@techie007 I think this question is fine - he's just asking "how do I do x", really.
Aug
6
comment How to remove admin rights from guest account?
you can still use control userpasswords2 to change group membership. For more advanced things like enabling/disabling accounts you'd have to use net.exe - specifically net user, net accounts, and net localgroup.
Aug
6
comment How to remove admin rights from guest account?
This won't work on home editions FYI
Aug
6
comment How to remove admin rights from guest account?
What makes you think it has admin rights? By default, unless you specifically changed something, the built-in guest account does not have administrator rights.
Aug
6
comment Efficient way to have several operating systems on one machine
Sounds like what you need is a hypervisor. The key difference from a regular VM tool (like VirtualBox) is that a hypervisor can run directly on the hardware, so you eliminate the "host OS", and can run the "guest OSes" directly on the hardware, which drastically improves performance.
Aug
6
comment Can't access the default gateway from my VMs using Hyper-V on a W8 Pro ASUS N76V
@Nakata please register your accounts on Server Fault and Super User. You will then automatically get access to your question back, and be able to edit the original question and reply to comments on the answers.
Aug
6
comment Why can't old PCs view modern sites?
@JourneymanGeek of course. I'm thinking more like a full range of old and new browsers on old hardware, maybe even with some screen recordings!