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comment Where does the process occur when zipping a file on a network mapped drive
Actually, the location where the archiving app creates its temporary archives is a configurable option, but by default it's the users %temp% directory.
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comment Is it adviseable to stack internal hard disk over each other (after removing them from the casing)
Ideally they should also be stored separately in anti-static bags.
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comment How does the internet really work?
@JdeBP, The first line of Wikipedia states: "The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system" and the RFCs I have read all refer to it as a hierarchical system.
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answered PDF - removing usage restrictions
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comment How does the internet really work?
Well, I did say it was simplified. :)
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comment How do I build a DIY NAS?
This is quite a specific question, I would suggest asking on the DIY NAS forum at forums.smallnetbuilder.com/forumdisplay.php?f=31, there are lots of knowledgeable people there, including me!
Dec
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answered No USB devices detected by VMware, arch linux host
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comment The idea that “nothing is ever truly deleted” doesn't make sense to me
I found the document, here is a quote: "What we found from this is that even on a single write the overlap at best gives a probability of as low as just over 50% of choosing a prior bit (the best read being a little over 56%)." So Magnetic Force Microscopy on the disk after a single overwrite is only just better than guessing, and that's just for a single bit, let alone multiple bytes. Ref: bandwidthco.com/whitepapers/compforensics/datarecovery/…
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comment The idea that “nothing is ever truly deleted” doesn't make sense to me
I do have a document somewhere that tested the overwriting hypotheses, essentially, once the data is overwritten, even just once, then it is extremely hard to retrieve the previous information. Even if you do manage to retrieve something, the analysis would have made some statistical guesses so it would not even be reliable enough to be legally admissible.
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answered How does the internet really work?
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comment How to print tiled pages from PDF to single page?
I recently found a FOSS alternative, jPdf Tweak. It's quite complex to set up a page, but it's free and works with PDFs directly.
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comment Website Not Displaying Correctly
@The Woo, IE Compatibility View is a user setting, check Tools > Compatibility View in the IE menu. Have you tried other browsers?
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comment Spilled vinegar on laptop, what to do?
@MaQleod, I have only used three different brands of contact cleaner, but all contained lubricants and protectants, and all were rapidly evaporating.
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answered How to change the date of Linux to UTC/GMT +1?