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Mar
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comment Windows 7 mirrored volume fails during testing of fail-over mode
@Psychogeek: That question would require quite a reboot (and a camera) to answer, so I don't have that info yet. It is all pretty straightforward though. The two relevant drives plug straight into the RAID-supporting motherboard (ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3) using SATA II. (The C: drive is an SSD and does likewise).
Mar
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Feb
27
asked Windows 7 mirrored volume fails during testing of fail-over mode
Dec
12
answered Brand new ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 motherboard won't pass POST
Dec
8
asked Brand new ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 motherboard won't pass POST
Sep
5
answered How can I make sure my system uses the ~/.screenrc file?
May
15
comment Can zipping a file break it?
Thanks, @Bora, but I have no such misunderstanding. I realise zipping doesn't affect the actual data in the file. I am suggesting an "external" cause that may fool people into thinking the zip damaged their files and directories. I have been caught in the past by restoring zipped up backups, only to find that my applications no longer worked, because they depend on meta-data I didn't bring across. (Not a basic misunderstanding on my part, but merely an oversight.)
May
14
answered Can zipping a file break it?
May
4
suggested rejected edit on Is NTFS really secure?
Feb
16
comment Can you disable the Ctrl-S (XOFF) keystroke in Putty?
That should be stty -ixon.
Aug
27
comment How can I explain why DRM cannot work?
Ha! So the analogy here is between someone who wouldn't mind seeing a movie without paying and someone who is starving? My god, the MPAA have a moral obligation to ensure EVERYONE sees EVERY MOVIE! Why must so many people in need suffer this way?
Aug
27
comment How can I explain why DRM cannot work?
First part is a strong point. The second part doesn't address the issue of whether DRM is viable. It also doesn't address the way the market works. For 10 cents, I would happily buy a book I could only read 3 times, or on Tuesdays only. Heck, I often pay for a newspaper with more words than a book that I only partly read and then throw away.
Aug
27
comment How can I explain why DRM cannot work?
I think the second point is quite key. However, many of the answers here ignore the non-intuitive practicalities of reverse-engineering a code from a chip.
Aug
27
comment How can I explain why DRM cannot work?
Your second argument is empty rhetoric arguing against the concepts of copyright in general, not against DRM. Intellectual Property does not work the same as normal property. The closest analogy, from the perspective of the copyright owner, is someone who steals apples, not someone who shares them.
Aug
27
comment How can I explain why DRM cannot work?
The first argument has just converted the question from "Does the perfect DRM exist?" to "Does the perfect lock exists?" I am not sure that is any more easy for a typical person to understand. For most people, locks are perceived as something that DOES work.
Aug
27
comment How can I explain why DRM cannot work?
... and that is why heavier-than-air machines will never fly. (It isn't a particularly strong argument that DRM is impossible. It is a strong argument that DRM is very hard.)
Aug
27
comment How can I explain why DRM cannot work?
This argument isn't very convincing. It contains an "appeal to authority" (I don't cares what some guy called Gabe thinks, I care why he thinks it.) It also begs the question by commenting on "When software is cracked..." but that doesn't address the question of whether it is possible to make crack-proof DRM.
Jun
25
revised SSH client and Command Prompt replacements Windows look-and-feel
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Jun
25
comment SSH client and Command Prompt replacements Windows look-and-feel
Thanks, ak2. These examples are all about trying to make the shell itself act like Windows, which I regard pretty much as a lost cause. You have described a number of hurdles to jump over that I hadn't even considered, but it just goes to reinforce my view that this is the wrong way to achieve consistency. Instead, I am looking for a Windows application that allows editing of a Windows-like text-box, and then sends the result through to the terminal.