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comment HD would have been better at 2048x1024 rather than at 1920x1080
You could create a new standard and hope for the rest of the world to follow through but this comic comes to mind -- xkcd.com/927
May
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comment How to protect file from copying
Making it difficult to copy? Make it into an executable that runs flash and display the file so they can see it displayed on screen, good luck trying to copy the content. And if they try to copy the file off the usb (and it being an exe) it can check if it is still on the USB, if not, then self destruct. </tinfoilhat>
May
19
comment Getting started on a multi-purpose home server that i can also access via the internet: Media Streaming, Game Server, File storage/Backup
What you are after sounds like a NAS (Network Attached Storage). NAS is often compatible with other OS perfectly fine (SMB/Samba is working across the board, and some NAS offers other protocol support like AFP and NFS). Check out FreeNAS and their features here and hopefully it meets what you wanted.
May
19
comment Edit xml file using shell script / command
Why not use some text editor like vi / vim / emacs / gedit (pick any of your choice)? Or you can only use shell scripts and can't use any programs?
May
19
comment How to access a web interface on my NAS backup unit which is on our server's internal network
No option to VPN into the internal network?
May
18
comment Configuration mail client software
Why not simply duplicate the setting of whatever mail client you already have on the previous 6 PCs? And mail clients that I've ever used have a setting to keep a local copy of all downloaded emails. This will not work if the emails are already no longer on the server.
May
18
comment I want to buld my own website. Any suggestion?
I'm sorry... but do you even know what you are hoping to achieve? Is there a page that you can refer to that has design that is similar to what you want? If yes, view the source and get some clues from the source of the page of what is needed to build that same page. Beyond that, this question is too broad, and too unclear of what you are asking.
May
17
comment Mac OS X backup to NAS Server - Time Machine or other
Synology can support time machine backup. Assuming the latest DSM (5.2) It is located on Control Panel - File Services. Under there there is a Mac File Service. Simply enable that, and then set a dedicated "Time machine" folder, and you can point your mac to that and it should work like your normal time machine backup. (I happened to own the same NAS, I just don't use that feature because I don't have a mac)
May
17
comment How do I use both my router as a secondary DHCP server?
I'm not sure about what you're asking (2nd DHCP server), and to build from your question, assuming your router supports it, why not have static DNS entry on your router? So the router will have jonslaptop points to a static IP (or reserved IP)? But this will also means you will need to create static / reserved IP for each of your machines that you want local machines lookup.
May
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comment How to change file association for .iso files?
You can't. ISO files by default is a kind of container files. It will not execute. There may be installer files inside the ISO files that you can run and install, but Windows by default will not recognize ISO file as something that it can execute and run. There may be some 3rd party that automatically mount the ISO files (so you have visibility of the content of the ISO files) and then run the obvious setup.exe (or install.exe) but I'm not aware of one. About changing the association of .ISO with some other programs, check the answer from Jeremy.
May
16
comment Automating a folder backup task (zip, move, then rename according to naming convention)
@Austin''Danger''Powers 7zip have portable version, so you can leave the 7z.exe somewhere in the folder of your choice. Other admin has to know exactly where the 7z executable located to delete it (which that information is inside the batch script of course, but once they know it is needed, I doubt they will delete it). They won't be able to do accidental un-installing from the list of Programs and Features.
May
16
comment noscript - Allow the main/originating site by default
Well.. the problem would be "How does NoScript knows that is the needed JS hosted on that particular server?". There is no way to set that by default, unless somehow NoScript have that information in advance. Your best way is to set the site on Allow / Trust, and then set the JS hosted on a particular server on "Allow" (or if you prefer to Trust the whole domain, that is your choice), and it will remember it. The idea for NoScript is to hold off ALL scripting, and then the human make informed decision to allow the sites/scripts that they wanted to allow.
May
15
comment How do clients identify the router on a network?
From your answer, the only way you assume the traffic goes directly to the router, is due to the proxy is not logging the traffic activity. Is there any way to test that the proxy is even working / doing its job besides just accepting and passing through network traffic? Perhaps configure the proxy to NOT pass traffic (which if the client gateway is the proxy, all traffic should terminate on the proxy) for testing? (Sorry for now this is just trying to go through and find out what can go wrong since it sounds like you've done the right thing)
May
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comment How do clients identify the router on a network?
How do you test / confirm that the traffic goes directly from client to x.x.1.1? Can you see any traffic coming and passing through your proxy x.x.1.99? Proxy is meant to simply accept and pass traffic (although it can be made to do things in between). Also I'm assuming your subnet is 255.255.255.0(/24)?
May
15
comment How do clients identify the router on a network?
Is the default gateway still within the same LAN, or an IP address outside the LAN? If it is outside the LAN IP range (ip/subnet combination) then it will go through the existing gateway, to try to reach that new one, or even fail altogether. Also you mention "reconnecting" the network, after reconnection, does the network shows that it has the new gateway? (For windows, do ipconfig /all, for linux, ifconfig)
May
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comment How do clients identify the router on a network?
You are on the right path. Default gateway it is. The client usually only know default gateway within their own network. Beyond that router, you'd have to see the router as a client for the wider network (the ISP) and the router will have a default gateway of somewhere on the ISP. And any communication past that is ... a whole lecture / lesson on how internet works.
May
15
comment Is there any way to stop specific sites appearing in browser history?
@Moorage For Chrome Incognito mode, you need to explicitly say to allow last pass on Incognito mode (Settings - Extensions - Tick "Allow on Incognito). On my firefox (I never set anything explicitly) it is always there on Private Mode... so not sure why it does that at your end...
May
15
comment Is there any way to stop specific sites appearing in browser history?
Add also password manager (like lastpass or keepass) so you don't have to re-enter your login stuff - just use a strong master password.
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comment Compiling Linux kernel to boot from a 1.44MB floppy disk
You could always do it inside a VM and then transfer the compiled kernel out... I don't think you can fit a whole OS into a single floppy... unless you have no GUI (like how DOS used to work) then maybe ... but good luck on that