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I'm electrical engineering student specializing in computer networking.

I'm also an amateur radio operator, callsign YU1NKA.


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
8
revised After installation of new drivers, Ubuntu won't boot into graphics mode
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Jul
8
asked After installation of new drivers, Ubuntu won't boot into graphics mode
Jul
7
comment NAS + Hard Drives + US Customs = No problem || 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 = No problem || 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 = No problem || 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 = No problem || 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 = No problem || 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.
Jul
7
comment In Linux, is working as su the same as working as root?
I honestly don't know. I think that in Solaris it does, but I can't test it at the moment. I remember I read that back when GNU su was new, rms decided not to use wheel because of ideological reasons. I assume that at the time Unix systems regularly checked to see if user was in wheel. Also I read somewhere that Solaris will use wheel if group exists. Here's a source for that windowsecurity.com/whitepapers/Armoring_Solaris.html
Jul
7
answered How to get administrative permissions in Ubuntu?
Jul
7
comment How to get administrative permissions in Ubuntu?
Please use question titles which describe the question. it's a about ubuntu doesn't help us help you. Also try to use complete sentences and capitalization.
Jul
6
comment In Linux, is working as su the same as working as root?
+1 for switch user. Not many people remember that it can be used for any username if you're in wheel.
Jul
6
comment What advantage does a 2400x600 dpi printer have over a 1200x1200 dpi printer?
@sound2man +1 for backed up refute. I'm still trying to find source of the information I provided.
Jul
5
comment What kind of chip to use for underwater robotics?
Simpler controllers seem like a good way to solve this problem, but you can't run GNU/Linux on them. +1 for tethering and Mars reference!
Jul
5
comment What kind of chip to use for underwater robotics?
This is going to be harsh but, no way you can do this with $100. If you had embedded systems experience and not needed development hardware, you could maybe do it. If you do decide to go with it, ARM looks like a good place to start. There are powerful chips available which could control hardware with no major problems. Internal temperature is the easiest part of the whole process. Also, expect GPS to be at least $50 if you are going top build module yourself.Try looking for ARM development systems and check out their prices. If they are too expensive, try designing the rest of the robot first
Jul
5
revised Why hasn't micro-USB replaced all others?
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