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Feb
14
revised Perl Package Manager via NTLM proxy
added ntlmaps debug info
Feb
14
comment Perl Package Manager via NTLM proxy
Is the traffic still being redirected to the proxy? There are some debug options for ntlmaps which might show.
Feb
13
answered Perl Package Manager via NTLM proxy
Feb
8
answered Desktop RAID worth it?
Feb
8
answered randomised cron command
Feb
8
answered Repair or Recover data from portable external hard drive?
Jan
26
revised Why does the PING command in my batch file execute in a loop?
added 290 characters in body
Jan
26
answered Why does the PING command in my batch file execute in a loop?
Jan
19
comment Should I worry about the noise my PC makes after installing a second GPU?
It seems normal for being under some load: hardocp.com/article/2009/10/12/… I'm not a gamer though, they'd know better.
Jan
18
answered How to print a presentation (ppt) file in the most economic way?
Jan
17
comment Should I worry about the noise my PC makes after installing a second GPU?
It sounds okay to me for speed and temperature. The engineering specs would have the details. I clean this kind of thing by shutting the machine down, unplugging it and using a small stiff paintbrush to brush the dust off each blade of the fan. It may not be possible to get under the fan. Try the top only first, plug it in and see if the sound is there. If it is... try again or try canned-air. If it's still a problem, you're looking at removing the fan/heatsink and cleaning it thoroughly or replacing it. (BTW, if you can live with the noise, the machine is probably ok.)
Jan
16
answered Should I worry about the noise my PC makes after installing a second GPU?
Jan
5
comment unreadable hard drive partition. is partition table corrupted?
@XXL agreed, it depends on the importance of the data though. If the C: drive has the only copy of the family photos... then take a dd. Technically, reading should be safe. Any attempts to perform recovery might trash the C: and D: partition, particularly if you're unsure of the tools.
Jan
5
answered How does a sysadmin stop people from doing certain things?
Jan
5
revised unreadable hard drive partition. is partition table corrupted?
added sample output of testdisk
Jan
5
comment unreadable hard drive partition. is partition table corrupted?
Accessing it, no. But be paranoid... I would not attempt to repair your C: partition until your D: partition is backed up. The two partitions are recorded on the same partition table. What does testdisk say? I ran a test against my own system. I added the output of a scan of my own partitions to my comment. Could you post what it says about your messed up drive?
Jan
4
answered unreadable hard drive partition. is partition table corrupted?
Jan
3
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Jan
3
comment Why is passwordless ssh not a terrible idea?
Depends what you mean by "passwordless". Public-private key authentication in SSH is common practice and is far superior to password-only logins. The trick is that your private key must be protected. Most people protect this with a passphrase sufficiently complex to protect against offline brute force attacks, and use strict online protections (e.g, a well patched and monitored admin machine) to keep even the encrypted private key secret. "more secure manners" depends on the security architecture. In small environments, public-private key ssh is often the best solution.
Jan
2
answered What problems could occur if I use two different routers on the same telephone line?