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Apr
3
comment Red and blue are swapped on Youtube
Does the acceleration checkmark have an effect immediately or do I have to close the dialog or restart the browser?
Feb
14
comment Which file-system is good for movable disk between many different OSs?
Don't get your hopes up. Linux can mount almost anything under the sun, so there is no need for a special FS for that. Mac and Windows users don't need UNIX attributes, so the companies couldn't care less. And the trend is towards cloud FS - in a few years, no one will use thumb drives anymore.
Oct
31
comment Fastest external drive for virtual machines?
@Steve314: True, it's a fast evolving technology and always buying cheapest probably doesn't improve things. That said, I'm running on SSDs for more than two years now and the biggest issue so far is that my PC's BIOS sometimes doesn't detect the drive at boot time.
Oct
31
comment What makes a computer slow?
@Joe Phillips: In some situations, turning paging off can make the computer slower - Windows pages early, so stuff that you don't need gets paged out and your apps have more free RAM. The same is true for setting the page file to a fixed size - this can confuse Windows when it tries to optimize the paging settings.
Oct
4
comment Which Linux-based firewall supports IPv6?
+1 The only thing from accepting this entry is that it's all for the command line. While I'm a CLI guy myself, I rarely touch the firewall (about once a year). In this case, the effort to dig up the documentation again every time is too much - for these rare occasions, I really need a web interface.
Sep
28
comment Which Linux-based firewall supports IPv6?
My problem is mostly that I know very little about BSD so I'm worried how long it will take me to get my tasks done when similar Linux versions (say openSUSE and Ubuntu) are already so different...
Sep
27
comment Which Linux-based firewall supports IPv6?
+1 Maybe it's really time switch from Linux to FreeBSD...
Aug
31
comment Raytracing with ultra violet/infra red
I'm aware of the limitations of Blender. My hope is that some physics lab has developed something better :-)
Aug
31
comment Raytracing with ultra violet/infra red
I'm aware that I would need a special viewer to visualize the result. NASA, for example, creates a TIFF image with many layers where each layer maps a certain frequency (probably a frequency range)
Aug
24
comment How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine
Thanks; this isn't exactly what I was looking for but at least it's a good starting point.
Aug
22
comment How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine
It would be nice if such a tool exists because it's certainly possible to determine this automatically: If I can tell from the output of top, so can a computer. This isn't Mona Lisa's Smile, it's just crunching some numbers to find "bad" ones.
Aug
22
comment How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine
Any tools which tell me which driver/component causes the high IRQ load?
Aug
22
comment How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine
I'm looking for something more high level. It should run vmstat and analyze the numbers for me, so I don't have to know what "cs" means and whether a big "cs" is "good" or "bad".
Aug
22
comment How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine
+1 But I'm more looking for a tool which does this analysis for me and prints the process along with some info what's wrong. I don't want to gather that from the "raw" figures. Anything?
Aug
22
comment How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine
I look for something that I run and which says "Process X is hogging the machine".
Aug
22
comment How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine
This is just an example. Please take it with a grain of salt. Imagine a noob is sitting in front of the computer who knows nothing. How can he find out most easily what is going on (i.e. without spending half an hour googling what the output of top means)
Aug
17
comment How can I set the idle timer for a disk connected to a 3ware RAID controller?
Why? The question is still relevant.
Aug
8
comment Disable formatting in Eclipse
Search for "Save actions" in the preferences.
Jul
21
comment Disable formatting in Eclipse
It works for me.
Jul
13
comment Confluence: How do I create a link that contains special characters?
Thanks. Python will do for me.