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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.
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.
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).
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.
May
28
comment Displaying ads over WiFi hotspot
I never said anything about disabling/blocking HTTPS...
May
27
comment Displaying ads over WiFi hotspot
For users who are getting connectivity for free, what backlash is there? Are they going to stop using your service, freeing up more bandwidth for those who are willing to accept ads in exchange for usage of a free service? The horror!
May
9
comment How does my ISP (introducing vectoring) know which DSL modem I am using?
I agree with the other comments here; if you're paying for 50mbit speeds, and they're threatening to throttle you to 7mbit because of an arbitrary hardware restriction, ask them if they're going to cut your monthly rate to that of a 7mbit connection as well. If not, tell them to stuff it where the sun don't shine.
Feb
12
comment How does dig +trace actually work?
@Paul thanks for the followup; I've flagged the other answer as the correct answer to help out anyone else who may end up here (no offense to you!) :)
Feb
12
comment How does dig +trace actually work?
How do I address the topic of delegation? Let's say the authority for domain.co.uk is dns.dns1.de, but members.domain.co.uk has been delegated to dns.dns2.com and I'm looking up joe.members.domain.co.uk. How do I know when it's "safe" to step off the SOA merry-go-round and query the other records?
Jul
1
comment How to split large file on Windows?
The original (or edited?) link is working now; I'd take that link over softpedia any day! Also, just tried LTFViewer, and it's awesome, opened an 818MB file that even Notepad++ complained about opening. Not much in the way of editing features, but once I'd viewed the logs in LTFViewer, echo. > myfile.txt resolved the 818MB logfile issue :D
Aug
6
comment How do I add custom security zones for Internet Explorer 8?
Aaand, this doesn't seem to work (using Windows XP Mode, updated to IE8, restarting the VM after applying the registry keys) :(
Aug
2
comment How do I add custom security zones for Internet Explorer 8?
Don't have the same environment available to test in any more (changed jobs, heh)... hopefully I'll get to test this on my home VMs this weekend and see whether it works.
Jun
8
comment Laptop wakes from sleep, once, due to audio controller (Windows 7)
MS drivers are meant to provide basic compatibility/functionality with the widest range of devices and variants; manufacturer-specific drivers are going to be more fine-tuned to the device. Especially in the case of laptops, the OEM (Dell, here) may have a slightly tweaked version of the hardware, and the OEM-issued drivers will most likely (but not always!) work the best and have fewest glitches.