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comment Format 64gb SDXC card as NTFS file system
Superuser covers both Windows and Linux.
Jun
17
comment Format 64gb SDXC card as NTFS file system
There's a strong chance your card is a fake... knockoffs often work (somewhat slowly) up to a point, but fail when you try to use the entire capacity. You seem to be having trouble starting at half full. Probably your expensive SD card is actually a 32 GB no-name model that's been relabeled.
Jun
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comment Format 64gb SDXC card as NTFS file system
There shouldn't be any other answers here on StackOverflow about recovering misbehaving SD cards... we do have sites for computer hardware and maintenance activities, but this one is for programming, only.
Jun
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comment How to change Windows machine IP without being an admin?
Try plugging in a USB network adapter (this requires action by a local user, but it shouldn't require IT staff), by default it will have DHCP enabled, you should then have enough network connectivity to login with domain credentials.
Jun
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comment Kali Linux and Win 7 dual boot, I want to change the active partition and bootloader, not sure in what order
@disk_Error: Actually, you may just be able to follow the instructions here: sajeeva.net/articles/…
Jun
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comment Kali Linux and Win 7 dual boot, I want to change the active partition and bootloader, not sure in what order
Yes, inside the GRUB menu I suspect the version number will be listed somewhere. Problem is that GRUB 2 is extremely reconfigurable, so there's not one single key combination that will show you bootloader information on all configurations. Does it look something like digitendency.com/2014/11/… ?
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answered Kali Linux and Win 7 dual boot, I want to change the active partition and bootloader, not sure in what order
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comment What is the purpose of the holes marked “Do Not Cover” on hard drives?
Part of this answer appears to be an unsourced direct quote from wikipedia (assuming the other answer that does attribute it is correct). Please properly acknowledge your sources.
May
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comment What is Xming and Xming-mesa
The author of that website appears totally clueless about his GPL obligations. Anyway, there are many free X servers available for windows, I usually use the cygwin/X ones myself.
May
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comment What is Xming and Xming-mesa
@Tosh: Are you looking at the 8 year old downloads, which are an entire major version out of date? The "now" in the above quote likely means "For version 7.x and later".
May
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comment Is it possible to merge my ISP and cellphone Internet access? I want to split download and upload
"This has little to do with ISPs and their services: it occurs even between two pcs on the same LAN" -- It has everything to do with the ISP. You can disable reverse path filtering on your own computer (if you're running an OS such as Linux which has it in the first place). The problem is when your ISP (or their upstream provider) is using it.
May
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comment Is it possible to merge my ISP and cellphone Internet access? I want to split download and upload
"purporting to be related to a given connection, but originating from a third-party address"... the source address in the packet is the only thing that makes it related to a given connection, and reverse path filtering doesn't care whether the packets it drops are connection-oriented or not (most spoofing attacks are against connectionless protocols).
May
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comment Is it possible to merge my ISP and cellphone Internet access? I want to split download and upload
@Ángel: That's entirely possible, but if the same company were providing both services, I suspect that would be marketing this ability (after all, satellite internet already uses very different paths for upload and download, both under control of the same ISP)
May
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comment Is it possible to merge my ISP and cellphone Internet access? I want to split download and upload
The claim in this answer that "If you split incoming and outgoing data distinctly between two interfaces you would be inherently disabling the acknowledgement component of the protocol." is one of the parts that is outright wrong. TCP acknowledgements work between endpoints, and the path taken by the packets matters not at all (as long as the time-to-live is not exceeded) and certainly does not have to match.
May
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comment Is it possible to merge my ISP and cellphone Internet access? I want to split download and upload
@ArturGaspar: Acknowledgements are just TCP data packets with the ACK flag set, they follow the same rules as all TCP data packets. And there is no "have to go in the undesired direction". IP packets are like envelopes -- you can write your return address, take them to any post office, and drop them in the box. They don't have to be put in your own box -- think about how many postcards get sent while on vacation. The catch for IP packets is reverse path filtering, which is specifically designed to detect and prevent this (Note that return address spoofing is possible on paper mail as well)
May
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comment What is Xming and Xming-mesa
@Ramhound: Looking again, it seems to affect what protocols are accepted by the server, and has nothing to do with the mechanism the server uses for its own drawing.
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answered What is Xming and Xming-mesa
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comment What is Xming and Xming-mesa
@Ramhound: I'm pretty sure that the Win32 version of an X server does not use X-Windows for its own drawing, since that would need to be interpreted by another X server. Could it be GDI vs OpenGL?