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A self-loathing despair squid.


Aug
15
comment How can I tell my bittorrent client to download as much as it possibly can?
in this example yes. It was a general comment in relation to the question's title. Seemed odd to have a extensive torrent setup without any throttles or encryption.
Aug
14
comment How can I tell my bittorrent client to download as much as it possibly can?
youll likely get faster speeds by using encryption, and putting speed limits on uploading to 80% of your bandwidth to prevent choking the line. - work for me anyhow
Aug
12
answered Do I need a Proxy Server to let all requests go through one machine?
Aug
11
comment Which static electricity prevention tools do actually work?
p.s: I don't want to give the impression that you can get away without a proper strap if you are regularly touching sensitive electrical equipment day-to-day, particually chips and ram modules etc.
Aug
11
comment Which static electricity prevention tools do actually work?
Depends, in the UK electrical outlets are grounded, so touching a metal case of your pc while the power lead is in should ground you (power does not need ot be on for this). Radiators, plumbing etc are sometimes good targets too.
Aug
11
answered Which static electricity prevention tools do actually work?
Aug
10
comment Will my computer slow down if I install multiple operating systems?
i agree. This sounds like the friends were talking about running a virtual guest o/s at the same time, not dual booting. Just a misunderstanding i think.
Aug
9
comment How to make my default gateway permanent in CentOS? So that after a reboot it does not get lost
ok. add a route-eth0 file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, as outlined here: linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/…
Aug
9
answered How to make my default gateway permanent in CentOS? So that after a reboot it does not get lost
Aug
9
comment How do I make sure a file stays off my hard drive on OS X?
no, pxe boot the os. once its running it'll be in memory. To be honest if security is that important for this file, it's worth going the extra mile to set up a workstation that can do it right, or use something like deep freeze to stop the drive being altered, or shred the drive after. there's a lot of options, but if you want to be 100% sure, take the harddrive out of the situation entirely. If a macbook can boot from usb you can boot from a live cd image on a usb stick.
Aug
9
comment How do I make sure a file stays off my hard drive on OS X?
oh. fail ;-/ pxe boot over network ?
Aug
9
comment How do I make sure a file stays off my hard drive on OS X?
easiest way (imho) ? boot a linux live cd, open it in openoffice. no harddrive needed at all.
Aug
9
comment Does unused thermal paste get old?
yes it's silicone based. I recently used it on a quad core, worked a treat and runs stone cold.
Aug
8
comment Does unused thermal paste get old?
my 2 cents, I once bought a toothpaste sized tube of the stuff not really realising how little i needed, it's lasted years and years and years and still works perfectly. Not even slightly dried out.
Aug
8
comment Can a 2GB DDR2 stick become a 1GB stick?
would seem unlikely, particularly if its even remotely modern. May be the mobo has requirements about slot position or ordering (1 & 3, 2 &4 etc).,
Aug
8
comment What should I look for in an object when securing a laptop with a Kensington lock?
also what happens when the door opens / closes ?!
Aug
5
answered Corrupted the hard drive after planned write of RAMDisk image to SD card went awry
Aug
4
comment Why do companies block 'ping'?
do you browse via a company squid proxy ?
Aug
3
comment What are some options for transfering large files without using the Internet?
does sound like you have a net policy issue, are all these people using the net for work ? Sounds like youd get good milage out of a cheapo home style connection just for downloading files for all of $30 a month.
Jul
28
comment 2.2 TB limit applies even to eSATA drives? 3TB appears as 746 GB
id advise checking the changelog of the driver update and see if it actually added GFT support.