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Apr
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comment How can I get the ID of an online disk in a ZFS pool?
@DarthAndroid sure, but that's a different topic altogether.
Nov
10
comment Hdparm - Checking if a drive is spun down
In testing BOTH hdparm -C and smartclt -i -n standby (Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS)
Oct
29
comment Am I likely to encounter data loss when using ZFS send to copy a pool to a server without ECC memory?
I agree with your approach. I'm no ZFS guru, but my sense is that the risk of having a zpool on a desktop machine with non-ECC will be lesser than adding the complexity of mounting the remote drives to the server over ethernet. ECC mitigates the less-likely issue of memory corruption--and scrubbing a pool with multiple copies is likely to catch any issues due to drive corruption.
Oct
22
comment How to enable dragging windows with alt-click in gnome 3 / gnome shell
This doesn't appear to work (at least in 3.10), however the Tweak Tool UI controls this setting. It's the Windows > Window Action Key setting
Oct
22
comment How to enable dragging windows with alt-click in gnome 3 / gnome shell
In GNOME 3.10 (possibly earlier) the option is called "Window Action Key" under the Windows section of GNOME Tweak Tool
Apr
24
comment How can I access the contents of a ZFS snapshot without affecting its current data?
Perhaps it's because I'm using ZFS on Linux, but I don't see the .zfs folder under my pool's mount point
Mar
13
comment Can you run TeamCity 7 on an intel 2700/amd e450 based system?
To add a (late) suggestion, check out the HP Proliant MicroServer line. They're priced in the same range as a NAS enclosure but have some nice server features, like an IP-KVM tool.
Jul
12
comment Ubuntu Server - RAM Upgrade
I updated the answer. If this is your first RAM upgrade you can probably find some good tutorials online. The hardest part is just making sure you buy compatible memory; the actual installation is dead simple.
Dec
16
comment What basic linux command-line utility can I use to test a JDBC connection?
Thanks! I forgot to specify that this is a command-line only server, but I'll see if by chance I can run it remotely over xming
Oct
19
comment How can I identify if my LCD screen has an LED backlight?
ahh! good point Daniel, that interpretation didn't occur to me
Sep
21
comment Javascripted malware detected, how to delete?
Sounds like a SuperUser.com question to me -- not programming related
Jun
25
comment What's the difference between surfing and downloading speed?
as mentioned in my answer, different browsers also support different numbers of concurrent connections--so older browsers may feel much slower because they allow fewer requests to run in parallel
Jun
25
comment What's the difference between surfing and downloading speed?
@Gnoupi also, most browsers support the [CTRL]+[F5] shortcut to bypass the cache and reload the page 100% from the server
Feb
3
comment 64 bit Windows 7 + 32 bit windows XP dual boot?
...oh yeah, +1 for VirtualBox. Why pay a couple hundred for VMWare Workstation when you can get something that does very nearly as much (in some cases more) for free.
Feb
3
comment 64 bit Windows 7 + 32 bit windows XP dual boot?
Virtualization is an option, but it does often have hardware requirements and incurs a performance penalty on both the host and guest OS. For the OP's specific issue I'd agree that it would be the better choice, but not a definite.
Sep
15
comment What is Gnome / KDE etc?
The difficult part of understanding the different components of a Linux system versus Windows is that Windows rolls everything up into a ball and gives you the ball as a whole (filesystem, kernel, console, gui, applications, servies, etc...). Linux gives you alternative choices for nearly everything. It's like comparing a toy boat to a lego boat. The toy boat you're stuck with as it comes, the lego boat you can rip apart, extend, shrink, or swap out tons of pieces.
Aug
31
comment Tools / Applications to detect altered photos
A perfectly valid point, but the metadata within could still be useful in determining the history of the image.
Aug
31
comment Tools / Applications to detect altered photos
Aww!!! but what's the program that CSI uses?!?! lol, jk... I know there's no silver bullet, but have seen some proof-of-concept apps and was hoping the techniques had trickled down to some open-source utilities
Aug
27
comment My computer raises the ambient room temperature by about 4°F. I don't like it (in the summer)
I think he's hoping that turning off the fans will keep the heat in the box rather than spreading it throughout. :-S strange question, but interesting to think about
Aug
16
comment Hard drive won't initialize, spins up, makes 2 clicks, and spins up again
Drive brand-loyalty is always funny. Personally I won't touch Maxtor after having a half-dozen fail in a month (between me and friends); I've had great luck with WD, a couple have arrived DOA but the ones that have arrived working are still working (knock on wood).