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Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
31
comment What is the danger of inserting and browsing an untrusted USB drive?
Yes they do. Almost all of them have small resettable fuses. I found this electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/66507/… to be kind of interesting.
Jan
31
comment What is the danger of inserting and browsing an untrusted USB drive?
@sylvainulg: I meant about the filesystem types. While Windows only mounts three or four FS types, Linux will try whatever it has available, which can be a lot of filesystems.
Jan
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
31
awarded  Yearling
Jan
31
answered What is the danger of inserting and browsing an untrusted USB drive?
Dec
11
answered What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
Aug
22
comment OCZ SSD drive reviews are very polarized, whereas Corsair and Sandisk reviews are mostly great - What's up with OCZ?
I don't believe the OCZ reviews are all fake. For example, I have used three OCZ drives and I have liked all of them. My current Vertex is running great.
Jul
3
comment Can my Windows 8 computer turn on by itself?
If the operating system wanted to, it could set a timer for every 15 minutes, wake up just a little bit to check on things like reading email for example and then sleep again. Just like a cell phone does.
Jul
3
comment Can my Windows 8 computer turn on by itself?
Windows can set those BIOS timers you mention. It is used for scheduled tasks.
Jun
26
comment Tired of waiting for www.google-analytics.com — can a browser setting “opt me out”?
0.0.0.0 is a valid IP address. At least, software had better NOT be special casing it. The default route is 0.0.0.0/0. Very different from 0.0.0.0/32.
Apr
22
comment Why is a .ISO called a .ISO?
Wanted to point out that some programs used different extensions such as CDR or IMG. But ISO seemed to become the standard eventually.
Apr
15
answered How does a Windows program know if I'm printing to PDF?
Apr
14
awarded  Custodian
Apr
14
reviewed Approve Would I notice the difference between a 7200 rpm and a 5400 rpm laptop hard drive?
Mar
12
answered I want to run an rsync command at midnight but make it stop at 8am. How can i schedule the start AND END of a command?
Mar
12
comment I want to run an rsync command at midnight but make it stop at 8am. How can i schedule the start AND END of a command?
@RandyHoward: ulimit -t will limit the CPU time used, but rsync generally uses very little CPU, being limited by I/O.
Feb
5
revised Why are my mapped drives so slow?
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Feb
5
comment Why are my mapped drives so slow?
Please include what operating systems, network connections and hardware are being used.
Feb
4
comment Why are my mapped drives so slow?
Edited to add: Do this on the server.