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comment USB Stick, how to minimize risk of data corruption or data loss
It was in a Lifehacker article It's not the most reliable of sources, and they may have fixed this recently. My impression was that it's not so much of a Windows issue as it is a driver issue, where drivers are incorrectly tagged or something along those lines. I've never checked on the write cacheing on my own flash drives, I just tend to assume it's on and plan for the worst.
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comment USB Stick, how to minimize risk of data corruption or data loss
It is supposed to, but according to a couple of article's I've seen lately, sometimes the flash memory isn't tagged as removable memory, so write cacheing is still enabled unless you manually disable it. That also doesn't solve the issue of programs currently writing in the background.
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comment Sending email through postfix using Python or Telnet
Ah, in that case you are correct, a whitelist is certainly fine for that, I thought it was a true mail server, and we all know there are more than enough of those that are misconfigured already haha
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comment USB Stick, how to minimize risk of data corruption or data loss
I didn't mean to say that it was impervious to physical damage, simply that it is less common (because I drop my drives far more often then I accidentally electrocute them), and by software, I meant filesystem corruption, though I suppose you are correct in that I should have made that distinction more clear. In the software regard though, wasn't there a virus made at one point that was able to destroy hardware through overclocking and increasing the RPMs of disks? Not a point of contention, as it was an isolated event, merely a slight correction.
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comment Sending email through postfix using Python or Telnet
I believe the easier to use wrapper around it is newaliases . I'm not sure what that delay would be, it may be something to do with submit.cred. I suspect that somewhere in your system, it expects /etc/postfix/submit.cred is some sort of authentication script, and it gets confused when it can't execute it. Check your SASL conf's, because I don't think SASL is set up correctly, which means no one will be able to send mail that isn't whitelisted, and you don't want a big whitelist.
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answered Sending email through postfix using Python or Telnet
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comment The outputs of ps and top do not match
This is a link to what I suspect is going on. For some reason, I think that you're creating "zombies" because your child processes are not correctly terminating. This is an error in your Perl, not in the interpreter. I really don't know much Perl, so I can't give you much more than that, hopefully that link is helpful to you.
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comment Windows 8 became un-activated and Office 2013 became unlicensed
Ah, in that case I would definitely just report it to the admin. This is probably something funky going on with their licensing, they may have tried to activate too many licenses or something like that.
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answered The outputs of ps and top do not match
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answered Windows 8 became un-activated and Office 2013 became unlicensed
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comment Iptorrents seeding are not working in uTorrent after download?
How many leechers do the files you have have one them? You do have some upload in uTorrent it looks like, just not much.
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answered USB Stick, how to minimize risk of data corruption or data loss
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answered Iptorrents seeding are not working in uTorrent after download?
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comment Can I use multiple vpn connections to increase bandwidth
Here is a link to basically what I was saying. They do it in Linux, I'm not sure that you can do the same thing on Windows, iirc bonding is only in the Server editions of Windows, but I may be wrong. The basic premise here is that OpenVPN creates TUN or TAP adapters that work just like physical adapters. You take those two TUN / TAP devices, and tell applications to treat them as one uber device, and you tell the kernel to load balance over them. Beware though, if your school has a decent IT department, you'll only get one connection per credential set.
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answered Which network is accessed is connected when a computer is connected to a LAN & WiFi network?
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answered Adding a 'virtual host' to apache for an IP address
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answered Can I use multiple vpn connections to increase bandwidth