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bio website whitequark.org
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Ruby and C programmer who loves to explore low-level stuff and design hardware. The latter usually does not work.


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comment How to resize the primary Windows XP partition?
@this.lau_ it's a live CD containing gparted.
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revised Does dirty power shorten the life of a laptop battery?
grammar
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comment Does dirty power shorten the life of a laptop battery?
@ThomasJensen In other words, quality of mains output and quality of laptop external power supply output can be entirely unrelated. A good supply can provide clean power regardless of what's in mains, and a bad supply can provide dirty power regardless of what's in mains as well.
Mar
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comment Does dirty power shorten the life of a laptop battery?
@ThomasJensen No, I meant the input of the laptop itself, connected to the output of your power supply--not your mains. I would get rid of it. I don't think anything has happened to your laptop yet, but supplies of such incredibly horrible quality are prone to catastrophic failure.
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comment Does dirty power shorten the life of a laptop battery?
@ThomasJensen This is interesting. It means that the power supply in the notebook was unable to filter the input. I would not expect Chromebook's supply to be that bad, though... Do you perhaps have an oscilloscope?
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comment How to get all IPs of a domain?
@zelanix keep in mind this was written four years ago.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on See exactly which service is using a file on Windows 8
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comment How to handle SSH links with Chromium?
@hildred apparently it's gone for good now. web.archive.org still hosts the patch, but you'd probably not want to compile it yourself.
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comment Free way to clone HDD to SSD?
That sucks. If someone knows a freely downloadable replacement (PartedMagic is still FOSS, you just have to build it yourself), please let me know and I'll update the answer.
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comment How can I create an SSH user who only has permission to access specific folders in Ubuntu?
@My-Name-Is you could create a subdirectory and set permissions as 775 on it