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A really curious guy about technology in general. Main interest: Security, how to break, and how to defend yourself from them. You can't defend what you don't know.


Dec
22
comment Cannot partition my hard drive
Erm.. am I reading that right... you only have 2.49MB of free space, out of your 476.94GB capacity? CentOS needs more than 2.49MB of space... and Windows is not smart enough to partition HDD full of data. Some 3rd party partitioning tools may do the job, but you will need to make some space before you can partition that HDD.
Dec
17
comment Do computer systems die under cold temperature?
I can think of a few things that can go wrong in extremely cold temperature.... screen cracked, your fingers so cold (semi-frozen) the screen won't register your touch, some components that are meant to be separated suddenly touching each other due to moisture on air/between components turns into ice and connects them, battery (Lithium Ion) is definitely affected by temperature changes (extreme heat / extreme cold definitely).
Dec
17
comment Asrock Motherboard Drivers
Personally (I can't say for sure since I don't own that particular brand / model) just install the Drivers. Note: Not all of them are Drivers, some of them would be software made by them (or 3rd party) to "improve performance" or "do whatever they claim to do". The most standard things would be Chipset, Ethernet, Audio, and SATA/RAID/IDE/Storage related drivers. The rest are usually software that you may / may not care about. You can usually skip the CD installer as it will try to install all other stuff, by going to the Device Manager and update the devices needing drivers one by one.
Dec
1
comment Getting ip adress away from network
If all you need is your home IP, the Free Dynamic DNS solution is your best bet. Some home router can 'report back' to the Dynamic DNS provider and get the 'current' home IP.
Dec
1
comment Synology and Dropbox
#1 I do use Synology original CloudSync client (which allows dropbox sync from it). I mainly use CloudSync to get an additional copy of DropBox for Just in case, but I still use Dropbox client on all my PCs. #2 I'm not aware that Dropbox made their own client for installation on Synology NAS.
Dec
1
answered Synology and Dropbox
Dec
1
comment How to find deleted files when system restore is too “recent” to allow this?
System restore only do exactly that, system restore to some time in the past. If the old files are your personal data, system restore will not restore those.
Nov
28
comment How to set yourself as “Not Attending” for an instance of a recurring meeting you've Organized?
Can you set other people as owner/organizer of the meeting (and then delete yourself)? I don't think you can remove yourself if you are the only organizer.
Nov
28
comment Do Mac OS Yosemite users need internet security?
If your Mac is infected, encryption means very little. If you (as the user) can see the data, so can the virus. HDD / Data encryption helps you IF you ever lose the Mac, and the thief want to get your data. For virus infection when you're using the Mac... Internet Security software may help (note: do NOT rely on such software and click on every link / run all software..)
Nov
28
comment Nexus 7 does not have Google Play app installed
Sounds like whoever sold it to you might have installed a custom rom at some point.. (or probably STILL on custom rom)
Nov
28
comment Portable program for connecting to Linux or Windows machine behind the same router?
If all computers are all in the same room (next to each other) you can always use Synergy.. so using a single keyboard and mouse to control all 3 as if they are all part of 1 machine. You may want to ask TeamViewer support team if they can allow your TV instance to report back to a local server within your local network or not.
Nov
13
comment What will happen if I delete my wifes Apple ID in my Macbook Pro
To my knowledge, it will still work. But you can't update them. And you can't redownload them (if you happen to delete them). You will need your wife's Apple ID to redownload them.
Nov
10
comment How to create factory recovery hd on Asus laptop
Have you tried asking ASUS for recovery disc?
Nov
9
comment Win8.1 - Is there a way to change AppLocale for one user?
Have you tried this? microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=13209 Its a stand-alone AppLocale changer. So it will work for individual apps rather than the whole user profile (or system profile)
Oct
30
comment Would USBs on non-Apple monitor with DisplayPort work?
If you provide some monitor that you had in mind maybe other users can comment whether it works or not. My current guess is that thunderbolt protocol allows for data (for USB hub) and display but if the monitor only accept Display only, then USB hub may still need it's own USB cable rather than getting the data feed via the DP cable.
Oct
30
comment Would USBs on non-Apple monitor with DisplayPort work?
Why not get a USB3 Docking station? Something like Targus USB3 Docking Station it only needs 1 USB3 connection to your Macbook, and it will provide ethernet, and display, and several USB ports.
Oct
30
comment 1Password for Mac - pricing
1Password is "Try before you buy" as mentioned on their site: The Mac and Windows products available on our website come with an unlimited demonstration period so you can "Try Before You Buy". link
Oct
28
comment Are Windows 8.1 Pro Student and Windows 8.1 Pro same?, or there is difference or reduced features before of that huge price difference they have?
Besides price, there are no difference. Microsoft Terms and Conditions only specifies that to purchase Student Edition, you need to be a full time or part time student and must be able to provide verification when requested MS T&C AU version. If you are a student, check this page - Your school/uni may already have free windows for you
Oct
28
comment Accessing private IP address without port forwarding
You can't. You MUST have access to the border device (your router, which separates between your internal IP, and your external connection) and set it to allow incoming connection to be re-directed to your internal IP. Your router needs to know how, or what rule to forward the incoming connection. DMZ is another option, although not recommended (but still need router access)
Oct
22
comment Is it possible to hide one's presence from the DHCP client list
They can, by simply assigning themselves static IP. DHCP client list will only list clients requesting DHCP. Besides changing your WiFi Password, make sure you are using WPA2 on your WiFi rather than WEP.