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Jul
27
comment Logitech USB headphones detected and selected in Debian Squeeze but sound still coming from speakers
The link no longer works
Oct
7
comment Difference between localhost and the ip address
But 127.0.0.1 is also a special address, as the most common choice for the loopback interface. What does that address loop back to?
Oct
7
comment Difference between localhost and the ip address
So what does the 'loopback' bit do? What does it loopback to? I thought it was a way to reference the machine ip address, whatever that happened to be' i.e. 127.0.0.1 => x.x.x.x
Jun
11
comment Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac
A metal connector is coming in contact with a metal case, and repeatedly generating sparks each time it touches. This is not static electricity as I understand it
Jun
7
comment Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac
You can't get static by rubbing a 0v connector against a metal case
Jun
4
comment Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac
Although it does occur to me that the power terminals are not being connected, the 'ground' part of the usb connected to the HD is touching the case of the Mac, which is presumably also grounded
Jun
4
comment Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac
@casey The cable is plugged into the HD port, and sparks when touched to the Mac case. I agree with your explanation, but the extra power of the Mac USB can't be a factor
Jun
3
comment Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac
This explanation seems most likely, but note that it is the hd usb port, not the Mac, so the extra power would not be a factor