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Jul
11
comment Home & Office Laptop Connection
Please use edit functions in future instead of posting an answer. Also, use comments to comment on an answer.
Jul
11
answered problem with easy bcd
Jul
11
answered What can DVDs do that flash drives can't?
Jul
11
revised How to diagnose very slow pagefile
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Jul
11
comment How to diagnose very slow pagefile
Wow! I'm shocked to see that large number of fragments. I think that's your biggest issue right now. Defragment pagefile as soon as possible. I was actually expecting you to have few fragments, but 128! That's in my opinion an enormous number.
Jul
10
answered How to diagnose very slow pagefile
Jul
9
comment Radeon 5850 Why am I not getting 3 monitors up as a choice?
It could be that your card just doesn't support three displays at one time. I remember having cards with 3 connectors where only two will work at one time.
Jul
8
comment iR Remote TO IR Reciever in phone TO PC
Be careful here. Remote control devices are usually consumer IR, not IrDA. There's no guarantee that IrDA receiver will work with remote.
Jul
8
comment After installation of new drivers, Ubuntu won't boot into graphics mode
There is a second choice, but it doesn't have any more options than first. Just to be clear, I can access root account and use terminal, I just have no idea how to fix the mess.
Jul
8
answered Can I fool Windows XP into thinking my USB stick is a fixed disk?
Jul
8
comment After installation of new drivers, Ubuntu won't boot into graphics mode
I get a black screen and have to bring X server down in such situations. Anyway, I can get to terminal from KDE, but I'd rather not reinstall Ubuntu, if possible.
Jul
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revised After installation of new drivers, Ubuntu won't boot into graphics mode
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Jul
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asked After installation of new drivers, Ubuntu won't boot into graphics mode
Jul
7
comment NAS + Hard Drives + US Customs = World of Pain?
I meant the "won't be bothered". I won't comment about check-in or carry-on because I don't know situation in US about that. In my country, customs sometimes do check stuff transported in cargo bays. If you do check it in, make sure it's packed good, so it'll avoid damage from being dropped.
Jul
7
answered What firmware updates should I be tracking?
Jul
7
comment NAS + Hard Drives + US Customs = World of Pain?
First take a look here: forensicinnovations.com/blog/?p=7 Truecrypt may be detectable. Also the best way to solve this is to try to predict how interesting you'll look. If they decide that they want to search your NAS and believe that you have "interesting" data there, they will find it. However, you are most likely going to be one of thousands of passengers there. They probably won't notice you unless you make them somehow. The sanest option IMHO would be to listen to BioXhazard. Or you could e-mail US customs or embassy and ask. You could even use fresh e-mail account to be safe.
Jul
7
comment NAS + Hard Drives + US Customs = World of Pain?
@Chris S Yeah, that's right. This opens problems with Internet speed and bandwidth, but I doubt that would be much of a problem in Australia. Still, for real criminal use almost anywhere it's much cheaper than getting arrested.
Jul
7
comment NAS + Hard Drives + US Customs = World of Pain?
On the other hand, if he does get detected and searched, hidden/encrypted partitions will make him look like someone who has something to hide. Think for example a small bag full of flour in sole of his shоe. Also I read somewhere on EFF's site that if data storage is searched, he'd have to hand over passwords to encrypted data.
Jul
7
comment NAS + Hard Drives + US Customs = World of Pain?
Some people mentioned DMCA and US copyright laws. But take a look from this side: You didn't rip DVDs in US. You did it in your home country. US doesn't have jurisdiction there. Also, do the DVDs have digital restrictions management? If they don't then you have nothing to worry about. It could happen that possession of data obtained by use of DRM circumvention is illegal in US. Your best bet would be to look just like everyone else. Customs are more likely to look for something which could be easily detected and which is clearly criminal; your case probably isn't it.
Jul
7
comment In Linux, is working as su the same as working as root?
I also read that BSDs have wheel, but again I haven't used BSD in quite a while, so I don't remember. Here's an article discussing that: administratosphere.wordpress.com/2007/07/19/the-wheel-group Here it's said that OS X had wheel at one time osxfaq.com/Tutorials/LearningCenter/AdvancedUnix/ugp/index.ws Here's an article about wheel in FreeBSD freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/securing-freebsd.html In the end, it's good to keep wheel in mind even if the system doesn't support it. You'll never know when you'll stumble upon a system with configured wheel.