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Feb
13
comment How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g
@Ian Well I have all my /home files backed up, so I figure the worse thing is I'll have a mess of files to delete from c:\Users but I can still recover my /home files. Which features in particular do you think that I'll need that will be missing? And what may be the consequences?
Feb
13
revised How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g
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Feb
13
revised How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g
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Feb
13
revised How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g
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Feb
13
asked How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g
Feb
5
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
@DaveRook I looked at the power options in control panel, power options in metro settings, display options in metro settings. Nothing.
Feb
1
comment How can I determine what encryption algorithm someone used if I have their PGP Key ID and Fingerprint?
I'm still don't fully understand. Is the following correct? When the recipient creates his key pair, he has chosen an algorithm for it. When the data on my side gets encrypted with the data encryption key, that will be using my algorithm of choice, and then the data encryption key gets encrypted with the recipient's public key and therefore with his chosen algorithm. He decrypts the data encryption key with the algorithm that matches with his private key, then he decrypts my final message with the algorithm I've used. Is that right?
Feb
1
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
@DaveRook I just looked in my Administrative Tools and I have no such Local Security Policy option. I tried as admin user.
Jan
29
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
@dangph no, but I never use admin. I'm always a standard user and I remember having the option. Also, I just logged into the admin account that I use only for maintenance and [un]installing stuff and there option is also missing there.
Jan
28
revised Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
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Jan
25
comment How can I determine what encryption algorithm someone used if I have their PGP Key ID and Fingerprint?
@e-sushi Would superuser be a better place to ask?
Jan
25
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
I don't have any such setting in mine. Here's what mine looks like: 50.116.4.56/~/img/win-8.1-missing-lockscreen-setting.png. It looks a little different than yours. The weird thing is that I changed to a new power plan, and now the screen turns off without locking until some time further on... Wish I knew why so I could manage it. It'd be really nice if I had those options like in your screen shot. I had those options on my other computer that had Windows 8.0.
Jan
24
asked How can I determine what encryption algorithm someone used if I have their PGP Key ID and Fingerprint?
Jan
24
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
Maybe the option has been removed? If so, hopefully there's a way to do it in the registry.
Jan
24
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
@DaveRook Nope, that section has "Lock screen preview", "Lock screen apps", and "Camera", and none of those sub-sections have anything regarding the lock timeout, unfortunately. In Windows 8.0 there indeed was something like that in the similar section of the settings.
Jan
24
asked Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
Jan
24
comment How to prevent “lock” on screen power-off in Windows 8
@Ramhound I can't find the setting in Windows 8.1. Any idea how to do this in Windows 8.1? In 8.0, there was a setting in the Metro-style "Change PC settings" area.
Jan
24
comment How to require password on delay after screen timeout?
That looks cool.
Dec
14
revised Is Intel/Nvidia Optimus technology supposed to switch instantly between GPUs?
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Dec
14
comment Is Intel/Nvidia Optimus technology supposed to switch instantly between GPUs?
@rob Yeah, exactly! Well, I factory reset this Sony Vaio Flip 15 back to factory condition, and the problem still exists right out of the box. If I unplug my charger, I still experience a 1+ second screen flicker. I guess I'll have to return it unfortunately. I wanted to like this laptop.