Reputation
11,975
Top tag
Next privilege 15,000 Rep.
Protect questions
Badges
2 29 52
Impact
~880k people reached

Mar
8
comment Should I trust a hard drive from a dropped laptop, that spontaneously started working again?
Never trust a hard drive dropped or not. You should always have at least two current backups in addition to your primary copy. One should be off site. If you have a good backup system, then the hard drive might not matter all that much.
Mar
7
comment Why does “explorer” sometimes not create a shell?
I believe Explorer will only become the shell, when it is set as the shell. Simply starting it doesn't make it a shell if something else is configured to be the shell.
Mar
7
comment Syncing computer to internal server time
Are you sure your firewall is permitting NTP? Most of your peers appear to be unreachable. If you are not going to permit them, then you really should comment out the pool.ntp.org lines. It does seem to be able to access 193.61.148.167 (ie mca167.scm.ulster.ac.uk) server.
Mar
7
comment Run JVM From CD Instead of Installing to Hard Drive
Did you try searching for 'java portable'?
Mar
5
comment Hyper-V listed on Win 2012 but not Win 8.1 Pro (same machine)
I am certain that windows feature will be available, and installable on retail Windows Pro 8.1 system even if the virtualization features are disabled in the BIOS. It just won't let you start VMs unless the BIOS feature is enabled.
Mar
4
answered How to filter this output from powershell?
Mar
4
comment How to filter this output from powershell?
If you know that $_ means that, then why are you trying to use $.e in your code? You need to look at your errors output again.
Mar
4
comment How to filter this output from powershell?
Did you mean $_. See stackoverflow.com/questions/3494115/…
Feb
28
comment How to list remote files and folders in the Google Drive or Dropbox folder, without having the files stored locally?
Do you really need the files to be cached for offline use? If not, there are 3rd party, for-pay solutions that allow you to access various cloud drives without needing to sync the content locally. The product I know about Expandrive doesn't do any local caching though. You must be online to access the content.
Feb
26
comment Shortcut to User Home Folder
This is about navigating within GUI, not a shell. I want the GUI to go to the home folder, and not the expand the full path. Yes I know that they are both the same location, but they operate differently in explorer. The breadcrumbs are different, and the apparent sub folders are different.
Feb
25
comment Windows not using manually set IP Address
@Wesley, I doubt that is what the OP is talking about. Also, those doen't really split the ethernet, it just lets you use extra pairs on a CAT5 connection. You still need extra ports on the switch/hub for each connection, you just save yourself a cable run.
Feb
23
comment What happens when I truncate a file that is in use?
This seems more like a general computing question rather then anything related to system administration.
Feb
18
comment Make socat listen on both IPv4 and IPv6 stacks
Your netstat output is showing something listening to both TCPv4, and TCPv6. So it isn't clear to me what isn't working?
Feb
18
comment how to open encrypted files
Of course that is an older copy of the database. It doesn't include the keys from the new variants of cryptolocker.
Feb
17
comment Resizing LVM Partitions
if you used lvresize to resize a logical volume, ... then need - Since he is reducing the size of a volume, he better be doing that in the other order, or he will face some serious risk of corruption or data loss. When reducing, you need to resize the fs first, then reduce the logical volume. Oh, and with any operation like this, always make a full backup first.
Feb
11
comment How to use iptables to allow traffic only throug ONE SPECIFIC VPN
No ideal, you probably have written your rules, wrong, but it is difficult to tell since you haven't given us the full set of rules you used when it failed. You also haven't shared the routing tables, so it isn't clear to me what will be crossing the tun interface.
Feb
11
comment Does larger disk allocation unit size in HDD makes file searching faster?
What exactly do you mean by searches? Searches from what and how?
Feb
11
comment What hardware makes this sound?
It does sound like a modem, but doesn't really seem to include the initial handshake. Seems more like the sound you hear after a link is established, (and the modem speakers are normally muted).
Feb
11
answered How to download .deb package and all dependencies?
Feb
11
answered How to use iptables to allow traffic only throug ONE SPECIFIC VPN