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Mar
30
comment du -sh : I don't get why these two results are different
Just to double check, this is GNU du, with no aliasing or funny folder names that start with dashes?
Dec
28
comment How to change Content-Transfer-Encoding for email attachments?
Doesn't seem like it will help with attachments.
Nov
13
comment SMART-Test never finishes
Other possible interruptions (serverfault.com/a/584055): a bad cable can cause timeouts, and the kernel will trigger a reset. I'm less sure it's necessary to stop smartd. Any timeouts and interruptions will appear in dmesg/kern.log/journalctl -fk.
Nov
8
comment Unix/Linux find and sort by date modified
ls doesn't quote file names in a way xargs can understand (no -0 option, and the various quote styles are inadequate)
Oct
1
comment why /etc/hosts don't effect to my firefox on Ubuntu 10.04?
/etc/host.conf is obsolete, /etc/hosts isn't. nsswitch.conf decides whether and how /etc/hosts is used.
Oct
27
comment What happens when an SSD wears out?
@Splinter the point made in the article is that SSDs fail to give advance warning via SMART. May not be significant for the users who ignore it, but it's an important difference for everyone else.
Aug
27
comment Explanation of x264 tune
@Florin Both are for high-quality sources, but --tune film will filter some of the grain and --tune grain will preserve more of it. AIUI the latter should only be used if the grain is an important part of the visuals that could still be noticeable at the target settings.
Jul
17
comment Is there any GUI tool to configure /etc/fstab?
@knb, you shouldn't use sudo. Only udisks2 runs as root.
May
6
comment How do I “bounce” (redirect) an email in Thunderbird?
The version on addons.mozilla.org is obsolete, it should be installed from this page: mailredirect.mozdev.org/installation.html
Apr
3
comment What is the difference between Debian and Ubuntu?
13.04 will be the 19ᵗʰ release; the number is simply year.month.
Dec
18
comment How to save a bookmark in Firefox with POST data?
Lazarus is better than form saver nowadays.
Nov
2
comment With Linux iptables, is it possible to log the process/command name that initiates an outbound connection?
I've found nethogs gives unreliable stats, but atop 2 (+ netatop) does this well.
Jul
17
comment Is there a way to determine how much memory each Firefox add-on is leaking?
Here is a hall of shame for start-up time impact (via‌​). I don't know of tests measuring memory impact on a typical tabbed browsing session, but I agree they are needed.
Jul
17
comment Is there a way to determine how much memory each Firefox add-on is leaking?
about:memory with compartments (in nightlies, possibly aurora) is beginning to give an idea of chrome js memory vs tab js memory. Though heap-unclassified takes 40% here.
Jun
23
comment 7 Bluetooth devices in a small area, interference?
I mean I can understand your reply to mean two opposite things.
Jun
22
comment 7 Bluetooth devices in a small area, interference?
Not going to disrupt? Not so much of a good idea?
Jun
15
comment How does a computer restart itself?
That's actually a bit simplistic; there are (many) non-ACPI ways to reboot the computer, and sometimes ACPI alone doesn't work: superuser.com/questions/294681/…
Jun
15
comment How does a computer restart itself?
tl;dr there are many ways to reboot; some boards are broken badly enough that pretend to be windows, a heuristic that involves a few tries and sleeping a bit, is the only way.
May
10
comment What's the difference between proxy and firewall?
@Xenoactive This kind of thing needs a different name. The HTTP spec defines proxies as used explicitly, and transparent proxies as proxies that don't alter the requests at all.
May
9
comment Convert any PDF to an ebook?
It won't be reliable, because converting text to pdf is a lossy operation. Especially if you have scans and need OCR.