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A self-loathing despair squid.


Dec
16
comment Turning on computer using communication port
what was wrong with wake on lan by the way ? It works really well.
Dec
15
comment syslog shell expansion
not always using sudo for the root user, logging in directly. I'll look into doing it for sudo though, thanks!
Dec
15
comment syslog shell expansion
Currently logging all commands run as root user. Some of the log lines are really long, where a user has performed a command with a shell expansion and it's been logged after that. e.g ls *.jpg in a directory with 2000 files, or such (as an example).
Dec
1
comment Ipv6 routers for home and smb
for what it's worth, those stories have been running for ever and a day.
Nov
29
comment Compatible Motherboard and CPU for 24GB Ram
way too vague. What type of RAM for a start ? Also, do you really need 24GB ? And why try to fit a motherboard and cpu to your RAM ? Normally you work the other way around.
Nov
24
comment Creating a computer display on a glass wall
wouldnt that be really, really annoying to read ? background clutter distracting the eye ?
Nov
24
comment Correct workflow when starting on a new webpage with apache2 (in ubuntu..)
the apache config deals with location / , and is recursive.
Nov
23
comment Does the Radeon HD 5450 support three displays?
The 5450 has displayport and therefore eyefinity and triple support. I'm using one right now. works fine in linux, YMMV for windows.
Nov
23
comment Resetting a BIOS password on a laptop
cmospwd is the easiest place to start
Nov
22
comment What's the difference between 48-bit depth and 24-bit depth in a printer?
This was from about 5 second on google. The OP can likely find better with 10 seconds.
Nov
22
comment Accidental format
for free tools look for anything that'll do file carving, i use encase but that's very expensive. testdisk is prolly a good place to start for free tools.
Nov
19
comment Yank and put between two gvim instances in windows
vim.wikia.com/wiki/Accessing_the_system_clipboard
Nov
8
comment Best way to send large files point-to-point?
bit "bursty" though !
Nov
8
comment Disk wiping other than DBAN
Regarding the "zero challenge". The way a data recorvery firm recover data (physically repairing the disk if needed, and reading data at a low level) is wholely diffrent from what is technically possible gibven enough time and effort. It is possible, but you're going to be needing some seriously expensive hardware and it'll be one data bit at a time. No private firm busy doing day to day work is going to rise to that challenge.
Nov
3
comment NAS / RAID / Backup Scheme
.. And alot of people go for shed pad locks etc to steal garden tools. Wont normally break into the house, but bolt cutters are a standard tool to a criminal.
Nov
3
comment NAS / RAID / Backup Scheme
Maybe you need to allow for how they break in in the first place ? Locked back gate ? -- They'll have bolt cutters with them. Its fairly common in household burgularies, more or less.
Nov
3
comment NAS / RAID / Backup Scheme
And with raid 5 (which uses one parity disk, you can lose only one drive before data is lost. raid 6 uses two partiy drives, so you can lose 2 drives at the same time and be ok, but you lose 2 drive's of space, similar raid 5.
Nov
3
comment NAS / RAID / Backup Scheme
raid 5 (and 5 specifically) splits the data over several physcial drives. It does so in such a way that there is an excess of data stored, and that all parts of the data are avaliable on two drives. This means if a drive fails, you lose no data and can recover and continue working. One thing to allow for though is that rebuilding puts strain on disks, so may cause other drives to fail - and you lose 1 drive's worth of space (3 1TB drives gives 2TB usable space). This raid functionality is called striping
Nov
2
comment How standard is the form factor of a laptop DVD writer/burner?
For what it's worth internal dvd burners on laptops will fail alot. They make alot of heat in an already small casing. external dvd burners give better milage in my experience.
Nov
1
comment Can the Internet use electric wires to transfer bits?
+1 for mentioning why this just dosent scale up.