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comment Will Internet Explorer run on Windows 10
@cjm: Well, that's what our licensing experts said (see my answer to Modern.IE VM license). They might be wrong, of course...
Aug
1
comment Will Internet Explorer run on Windows 10
Note, however, that according to the license terms, modern.ie VMs are not licensed for "commercial use" - so if you do web development for money, you are probably not allowed to use them.
Jul
24
comment Can the telnet or netcat clients communicate over SSL?
@barlop: Yes, it is - but that's not what OP asked.
Jul
14
comment use of alternation “|” in sed's regex
I edited my answer to note that it's for GNU sed only.
May
19
comment Intermediate SSL Cert
"I have an SSL certificate that is self-signed, and therefore uses an intermediate certificate. " That does not make sense. A self-signed certificate does not use an intermediate certificate - rather, it does not use any other certificate at all. That's what "self-signed" means, after all.
May
14
comment How to change fixed size VDI with modifyhd command in Windows?
" A fixed-size image means it cannot grow beyond the specified size." NO. "Fixed-size" means that the size is fixed, so always the same. Read the docs.
May
13
comment How to change fixed size VDI with modifyhd command in Windows?
No, that's a dynamically allocated image. To quote the manual: "If you create a fixed-size image, an image file will be created on your host system which has roughly the same size as the virtual disk's capacity. " virtualbox.org/manual/ch05.html#vdidetails
May
12
comment How to change fixed size VDI with modifyhd command in Windows?
@ ATOzTOA : If the disk image file grows, then it is not a "fixed format" image, but a "dynamically allocated" image, which is what you wrote in your answer.
May
12
comment How to change fixed size VDI with modifyhd command in Windows?
Are you certain this worked? According to the VirtualBox manual, --compact only works for dynamically allocated images, not for fixed size ones.
May
12
comment How to change fixed size VDI with modifyhd command in Windows?
This answer does not make sense. You first create one large partition on /dev/sdb, then resize it, but you do not create a filesystem on it first. Did you maybe forget the step of copying over the original partition?
May
12
comment How to change fixed size VDI with modifyhd command in Windows?
I removed the rant on quality of VirtualBox, which does not add anything useful to the question.
May
1
comment Symbolic links and 7zip
@erm3nda: Yes, but that is p7zip, a port of 7zip. Thanks for pointing it out; I updated my answer.
Apr
30
comment How can I turn off anti-aliasing for xterm / rxvt-unicode?
I don't think a window manager can apply antialiasing - antialiasing must happen during rasterization. The window manager only gets the rasterized result, by then it's too late. Do you have any sources for your claim?
Apr
30
comment How can I turn off anti-aliasing for xterm / rxvt-unicode?
This does not answer the question - the question is how to disable antialiasing, not how to enable it.
Feb
13
comment Do partitions on SSDs map to physical addresses? 2
Actually, on a modern HDD the mapping LBA -> physical sector is also variable. For example, if the drive detects a bad sectior, it will transparently replace it with a good sector (on the next write); this is known as "sector remapping". I believe in (very) old HDDs the mapping was fixed, as you write.
Dec
27
comment BIOS continuously pressing a key internally filling keyboard buffer
@Pacerier: You could just remove the keyboard. While this requires some disassembly, on most laptops it's not terribly difficult.
Dec
26
comment How to do secure erase of CF card over USB in Linux?
@D.W.: Yes, that is true. However, accessing bad or remapped blocks requires some technical investment. You will have to replace the the card's firmware with a hacked version (if that is possible), or directly access the flash memory chips. This probably involves soldering and intricate knowledge of the card's internals. Very probably doable, but definitely not for a few hundred dollars. The CIA will most likely be able to pull it off - a nosy person poking through the card, most likely not.
Dec
21
comment Is there any software to analyze and detect 'fake' hi-res images (TIFF when really JPEG, deliberately upscaled images)?
Just a note for GIMP users: GIMP also supports LAB mode; it's under "Colors / Components / Decompose... / LAB".
Dec
17
comment How can I download the certificate of a wireless AP using 802.1X?
Thanks for the detailed writeup. It sounds a bit complicated; but if that's the simplest way to do it, I'll try.
Dec
16
comment Make wpa_supplicant ignore server certificate trust
It should be pointed out that doing this can be a major security risk: When using username/password authentication, the client will broadcast its username and password to any fake AP, making them easy to harvest.