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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The version on addons.mozilla.org is obsolete, it should be installed from this page: mailredirect.mozdev.org/installation.html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.
Feb
28
comment local git code browser
And the git instaweb command is good for one-off sharing.
Feb
24
comment Launch application from bash terminal then kill terminal while leaving application running
Whoops, I should have been quicker to fact-check.
Dec
1
comment How can I override website themes to surf with a 'dark' theme
Some Stylish themes are enabled for all sites as well. Maybe an extension could do better using colour profiles or a graphics layer, but this one is just on par with a good userstyle.
Nov
30
comment RAID recovery - planning for the worst
I think QNAP uses linux raid with a slightly modified on-disk format; it should be possible to recompile a kernel that supports it, using the sources QNAP provide.
Nov
29
comment Find all packages that uses a given File in Ubuntu?
-sy is in fact simulating an uninstall, and tells you what depends on the package. It runs without root privileges.