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Why is Internet access and Wi-Fi always so terrible at large tech conferences?


Ubuntu manpage repository
http://askubuntu.com/q/5121/how-do-i-report-a-bug
http://askubuntu.com/q/14008/i-have-a-hardware-detection-problem-what-logs-do-i-need-to-look-into
script (create a transcript of a terminal session)
WiFi TroubleShooting Commands

Ars Technica

Climate change deniers billboard trolling
porn, al-Qaeda, & steganography


Google Tech Talks (search)
WifiDocs: Wireless Networking Central
How to check hardware specification in Linux


If you have solved your problem you should answer your own question and then select ("check") it as the best answer. Answering your own question to complete it is perfectly acceptable, even encouraged (when a *better* answer is not available). See Jeff Atwood's [se] BLOG 01 July 2011 [*It’s OK to Ask and Answer Your Own Questions*](http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/07/its-ok-to-ask-and-answer-your-own-questions) or the end of this *[faq#question]* section.

http://help.ubuntu.com/community/KnowThyUbuntu


What is Trello ???


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comment How to determine if / ensure that a second-hand storage device is safe to use?
@AndroidRookie While utility software programs exists which erase a drive by writing all sectors, "Journeyman Geek" is correct in pointing out that Secure Erase is (also) a command which can be sent to the SSD. This SSD command is actually the preferred way to erase an SSD since (1) it will probably be faster and (2) may yield potential performance improvements. A google search should yield articles with more info. Here is a link to one example: (Apologies for the annoying ads).
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revised Seeking (somewhat) better explanations about supporting >2 TB hard drives
changed link to point to "Way Back Machine" archive since the page is not currently available
Feb
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comment Can I delete the 'EFI System Partition' without harming other data on the drive?
@Timo It is still my understanding that for a dual-boot (Boot Camp) OS X/Windows 7 system, which uses a hybrid kludge of MBR/GPT partitioning, Windows would NOT require the EFI partition. Why do you say that "Windows now requires the EFI"?
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revised How do I directly add/pin web page to Google Chrome jump list?
Tried to improve wording yet again and clarify the Chrome terminology I was using.
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comment External USB attached drive works in Windows XP but not in Windows 7. How to fix?
@Hennes While my memory is admittedly foggy about this, looking through my question above it appears I was testing with a 1TB Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 which is a 512 sector SATA drive. Of course, the N52300 EZQuest Pro is a PATA enclosure, so I would also have been using a SATA to PATA adapter. (OWC included the adapter when I purchased the enclosure.) I keep intending to revisit this, but I keep getting distracted. <sigh/>
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comment How can I determine the sector size on an external hard drive?
The reason why this actually does not work is explained in this answer over on Stack Overflow. The blocksize reported by that wmic command is apparently the logical sector size and may not agree with the physical sector size of the drive. The suggestion on SO was to use the fsutil command.
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comment How can I determine the sector size on an external hard drive?
There is more information and, I think, a better answer over on Stack Overflow to the question How can i determine the sector size in windows. The suggestion there is to use the command fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo <volume pathname>
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comment How can a power supply (PSU) fail to power a motherboard but still test as “OK”?
@Griffin The thing is, just as in the other question I add the link to in my update, the Corsair CX430 works fine with other motherboards. It only seems to have a problem with some motherboards in particular. My Intel DG45ID and (apparently) the Asus P5KPL-AM/PS. If there was a simple wiring error I don't think it would work at all. I'm not sure what this is.
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comment How can a power supply (PSU) fail to power a motherboard but still test as “OK”?
When only the CPU and one stick of DDR2 RAM are installed? I would think 28A is more than sufficient for that configuration. Also, the label on the "working one", the Antec 380w, says its 12v lines are rated at only 17A.