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Feb
4
comment How can I disable the “Chromium didn’t shut down correctly” message when my browser opens?
Please note that I rewrote the script from memory (with the help of notes reminding me where the files were located); if anyone spots any glaring syntax errors or the like please feel free to edit or point it out in comments.
Feb
4
asked How can I disable the “Chromium didn’t shut down correctly” message when my browser opens?
Feb
4
answered How can I disable the “Chromium didn’t shut down correctly” message when my browser opens?
Jan
31
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
30
answered How can one create a bootable Linux USB key that works on Mac (Intel 64 bit CPU) hardware?
Dec
30
comment How can I create a CD or USB key that fully restores a Linux install? (a la the CDs that come with Windows boxen)
clonezilla.org/make-live-recovery-manually.php -- this looks like it has potential, but I have neither the time nor the spare system to test with right now. If you can make this work (or found another solution already) please post it as an answer to share your knowledge with the rest of us! :)
Dec
30
comment How can I create a CD or USB key that fully restores a Linux install? (a la the CDs that come with Windows boxen)
I know you can make a USB stick that boots into Clonezilla... as for making it automatically perform the restore (ideally after a confirmation prompt, so someone doesn't inadvertently boot their laptop with the USB stick in and find their data nuked) I believe it's possible but am not sure how. Also, I don't believe Clonezilla really gracefully handles larger disk drives (you'd have to image the full drive, not just partition, and then the restored OS would be on the same size partition as it was originally and the user would have to create a separate data partition).
Dec
30
comment How can I create a CD or USB key that fully restores a Linux install? (a la the CDs that come with Windows boxen)
@Zoredache ... so how?
Dec
29
comment Are IP addresses with and without leading zeroes the same?
As @GreenstoneWalker 's answer pointed out, many programs will not perceive of them as the same; a number with a leading zero (that does not contain the digits 8 or 9) will be understood as an octal-notation number; therefore 010.000.001.063 would be interpreted as "8.0.1.51" (octal 010 = decimal 8; octal 063 = decimal 51) instead of "10.0.1.63"!
Nov
6
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
@DragonLord I heartily disagree with your cost estimate for a gaming PC UPS. Having built gaming PCs for many years, I find a $100 UPS is more than sufficient to buy me time to shut down. Additionally, the few minutes of capacity I have with it is enough to obviate any issues whatsoever from shorter outages/brownouts/spikes.
Oct
20
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
26
comment Can a new battery go bad if unused
FWIW, I think the added disclaimer is sufficient :)
Sep
24
comment Can two drives connected to a USB hub bypass the computer when sharing data?
This is correct. You're best off connecting each drive to a different set of USB ports -- paired ports on many computers effectively act as an internal hub; connecting the drives to different pairs will help ensure each device has the full 480mbps bandwidth (assuming USB 2.0).
Sep
4
revised Why does VLC cut off the end of my video when transcoding?
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Sep
4
awarded  Editor
Sep
4
revised Why does VLC cut off the end of my video when transcoding?
added note about different encoders/codecs/muxers
Sep
4
asked Why does VLC cut off the end of my video when transcoding?
Jul
18
comment How do you prevent the dock from switching monitors in OSX Mavericks?
As Chuck and others have said, this is not an answer; it does not PREVENT the dock from moving to another window, it only puts it back after it's moved. This interrupts the user's workflow and is not a solution but just a workaround.
Jul
2
comment Greasy water in laptop's DIMM slot
@JohnU that's what Kryten is saying: IPA is a good solvent for things like grease and oil, but not so good that it would dissolve components.
Jun
23
comment Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?
Once, when I dismantled my old XBox (the first gen one), I re-housed it in a (clean) pizza box for a few weeks while I was tinkering with it. Still ran great! I did cut a chunk out of the top of the box and hot-glue a fan there though, to make sure it had adequate ventilation.