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Aug
10
answered Will my computer slow down if I install multiple operating systems?
Jul
29
comment Find misses a match to glob pattern unless the pattern is made more specific
Extra info for readers: "globbing" refers to the shell expanding wildcards into the full filename or a list of filenames. The shell does this before executing the program.
Jul
20
comment Determining if a hard disk has been removed and data copied from it?
@sleske: Yes I know that. Many BIOSes will initialize the drive password with the BIOS password. See dfarq.homeip.net/2011/03/… and dfarq.homeip.net/2011/07/…
Jul
18
comment Determining if a hard disk has been removed and data copied from it?
@Randolf: But the first and second paragraph combine: the password protection in the BIOS is what also enables AES-128 encryption on many SSD drives.
Jul
18
comment Determining if a hard disk has been removed and data copied from it?
@Randolf: I think Abraxas is speaking of the BIOS encryption. However, I think that if the BIOS supports the drive encryption commands at all, a BIOS on another computer will decrypt the drive also as long as you provide the identical BIOS password.
Jul
18
comment Determining if a hard disk has been removed and data copied from it?
Just an interesting note, SSDs have been giving some problems to forensics people. The firmware in the SSD will write all over the flash whenever it has power, regardless of if write commands are sent or not. Forex: if the last command received was a TRIM of everything, the SSD will busily zero blocks for future use even if it was immediately powered off.
Jul
16
comment How can I view my video card's temperature via SSH?
If the tool is somehow getting the temperature data from the X server, then redirecting DISPLAY will always get the data from wherever it is being displayed and not the system running the tool.
Jul
6
comment How to force power-off of a Samsung Series 9 laptop?
To avoid having the kernel blink the LEDs you can put i8042.dumbkbd on the kernel command line.
Jul
6
comment How to force power-off of a Samsung Series 9 laptop?
By the way I found out why this happens or at least a theory that holds up in testing. Apparently the power button is handled by the same hardware that handles the keyboard and the LEDs. When the kernel panics and blinks the caps-lock LED this constantly resets the timer for how long the power button has been held down. Therefore the keyboard controller never resets the power.
Jun
27
answered Is (Ubuntu) Linux file copying algorithm better than Windows 7?
Jun
9
comment How to get app to run every 30 minutes?
@Jason94: To test crontabs, I usually copy the entry and edit the time to run in the next minute.
Jun
5
comment Want Visual Studio 2010 stop using the drive when there's lots of RAM in Windows 7 64 bit
@Hans: To rephrase. My system has 6 GB of RAM that is not entirely used up and should be available as disk write cache for the 100 MB of output files being generated by the project build.
Jun
5
awarded  Scholar
Jun
5
accepted How to force power-off of a Samsung Series 9 laptop?
May
29
comment How to force power-off of a Samsung Series 9 laptop?
This might have worked, except that this laptop model does not have a SysRq key, believe it or not.
May
29
comment How to force power-off of a Samsung Series 9 laptop?
Definitely not a motherboard issue because after rebooting (it did run down), it works again. Seems to be a pure software issue, except for the fact that the 4-second power cutoff is supposed to be hardware only, not software.
May
29
awarded  Student
May
29
asked How to force power-off of a Samsung Series 9 laptop?
Apr
30
answered linux maintenance shell
Apr
27
comment How to mess up a PC running Windows 7?
@nhinkle: I got the idea that he meant setting the BIOS overheat limits to something low like 50 C, not actually overheating anything.