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comment Is it normal for a hosting service to require that I buy a public IPv4 for using my own $25 certificate?
Win XP is recently out of support entirely. Is that the only OS that retains this issue?
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reviewed Approve Running Windows Explorer from Windows 2000 under Windows 7
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reviewed Reject Why are services set to “automatic” not starting when I boot up Windows XP?
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reviewed Reject How can I get around “error 0x80070522” when creating files in the root of the C drive (C:\)?
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reviewed Approve Move all files in sub-directories to current directory?
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comment Debian SSH two step auth
Two passwords are not functionally better than one password that consists of those two passwords concatenated. Instead, they are often worse. That is the only point I was making. I have different comments about other "two factor" illusions, but those are out of context here.
Apr
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comment Debian SSH two step auth
Just as a point of security: Having two passwords is functionally identical to having one password as long as the two passwords combined. That is, unless you expose information about whether either password is individually right. In that case the two password approach is worse than one long password.
Apr
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comment Not able to enter bios from restart
Wouldn't the keyboard power on faster / not power off during a restart as compared to powering on from cold?
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revised Suppressing errors from an embedded command in a batch file for loop
Added tag to help clarify the platform.
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comment CMOS battery lifespan
Also, it isn't clear whether 'works without problem' includes power cycles and/or periods of time where the computer is powered down. Also, you don't indicate whether you replaced the battery in Jan. Finally, you don't indicate what tampering you are concerned about; Most users don't rely on the BIOS to protect their computer / data from intruders.
Apr
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comment running for loop - but wait for string of words in log file to continue
I would suggest using 'while ! grep "start the apps now chuck" /var/tmp/foo.txt' instead. Fewer moving parts. (the exit code for grep indicates whether the string was found)
Apr
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comment Would a longer PATH environment variable slow down a system?
Coldblackice: I don't think Psycogeek is recommending against using path-expansion variables (or for them). Using them is more portable, and shouldn't trigger the use of the PATH variable to find the executable.
Apr
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comment Interpretation of number of heads returned by fdisk
Further, in support of Andreas Wiese, the hard drive vendor determines the geometry so that the computer can usefully address the entire HD when communicating with the HD controller. In other words, while the geometry reported doesn't have a physical analog (is fictional), it isn't random.
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comment what is the best way to send a large amount of data between two computers?
50GB fits on a 64GB SD card which can be had for under $100 and filled in hours (at worst). Then your only problem is accidentally swallowing it. I'm confused by this question. If it needs to be now and needs to be online, Amazon S3 might be an option for cheap storage (3 cents/GB on the high end afaict)