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Oct
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answered Installing Windows 7 after Windows XP
Oct
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awarded  Peer Pressure
Oct
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awarded  Critic
Oct
13
answered 160 GB drive reporting at 60 GB
Oct
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answered Save a single web page (with background images) with Wget
Oct
13
answered How can I diagnose a faulty power supply?
Oct
7
answered MacBook Pro 5th Generation with two external 30'' Monitors (DELL)
Oct
6
comment How different is downloading a file from accessing a webpage?
It's more than likely because of 1 and 2 than 3 or 4. Lots of web servers are very busy, and your requests of them don't come back very quickly. Also, you can try measuring your true network speed at speedtest.net and compare it to what your ISP says it is. It might indicate something wrong with your connection.
Oct
6
comment How to (S)FTP to hidden server?
As a systems administrator, any admin that doesn't want to provide the user with solutions is a damn poor admin. They may as well shut down the server if they don't want to provide solutions to users. The entire raison d'etre of servers is to provide service. There are much better, much more secure solutions to this security problem than the one that is in place. For example, the admin could assign you a key with which to log in, instead of using passwords, then disable all password logins.
Oct
6
comment How to (S)FTP to hidden server?
Perhaps, but ultimately the administrator can provide the most elegant solution. All we can do is suggest ugly hacks to work around the "problem".
Oct
6
answered Should I keep my swap file on an SSD drive?
Oct
6
comment Why is my speed only limited to 12% of my max bandwidth?
No, providers state the bandwidth in bits even when they're selling it to technical people who need wholesale bandwidth in the thousands of megabits per second. The reason for this is that it's the standard. Ethernet speeds come in 1 gigabit, 100 megabit, and 10 megabits per second, just as an example. You can't get Ethernet hardware that will give you 14.5 Megabits per second. Or 39 Megabits per second. Wireless speeds are a bit of an anomaly in this regard, but they come in standard speeds as well.
Oct
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answered How do you explain more advanced computing concepts to a non super user?
Oct
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comment How do you explain more advanced computing concepts to a non super user?
And how do you explain flow charts to people who don't understand flow charts? :)
Oct
6
answered How to (S)FTP to hidden server?
Aug
28
comment What do I need to run a Linux Home Server
I've had something similar at home for years What, a server that has no purpose whatsoever? Why not just buy a Cray and run Tic-Tac-Toe on it?
Aug
28
comment What do I need to run a Linux Home Server
What's the point of the question really? "I want to run a linux server" without providing any more detail is like saying "I want a computer." The question itself is entirely retarded. I could have just as well recommended a P100 and installing a Day of Defeat server on it. He may as well install Oracle 11 on it.
Aug
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answered What do I need to run a Linux Home Server
Aug
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awarded  Beta
Aug
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comment Hard disk going down
I realize that the turnaround time for answers on serverfault.com is pretty quick, but I would expect that on a server, you wouldn't waste the time waiting for answers, and instead get your butt in gear replacing that drive. Neither would you bother waiting hours for chkdsk to do its job.