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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.
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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Jul
5
answered How can I use the Windows 7 command prompt in fullscreen?
Jul
5
answered Do I need grub?
Jul
5
asked How to use IrDA adapter as serial port?
Jul
5
answered What advantage does a 2400x600 dpi printer have over a 1200x1200 dpi printer?
Jul
5
comment Why hasn't micro-USB replaced all others?
@Narcolapser Well, yes and no. Cables with higher diameter would be better. On the other hand USB uses two data cables using differential signaling. That means that cables should be close together in order to minimize noise. Also standard cables can be used with micro connectors. @Jay Bazuzi I read somewhere that mini is considered deprecated, so that's a plus for micro. You are right about accessibility.
Jul
5
answered Intel Mac can't have more than 4 partitions?
Jul
5
answered Why hasn't micro-USB replaced all others?
Jul
5
comment External Wireless for Laptop (Recommendation please)
+1 for disappears into laptop.