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Mar
7
comment Why do I hear static when I adjust the pcm volume control to above 80%?
Potentially, but I don't think most sound cards can overdrive any but the absolutely cheapest speakers that badly.
Mar
7
answered Why do I hear static when I adjust the pcm volume control to above 80%?
Mar
7
comment Wireshark can see outside of the virtual machine?
Depends on where you want to spy. If I have multiple interfaces and want to see traffic only on one of them inside the VM, I would have to use bridged instead of shared.
Mar
7
comment Wireshark can see outside of the virtual machine?
Shared will see all host interfaces' traffic on the virtual eth0; bridged only sees activity from the bridged interface, and host-only will only see traffic over the virtual tunnel gateway (vnic0 on the host side here, with Parallels)
Mar
5
answered Which is the best file system to use in an external hard drive?
Mar
5
comment Firefox Sync: any way to control what gets synced to my mobile device?
If all else fails, it has a mobile web interface at my.xmarks.com. But my searching seems to say that Xmarks itself doesn't work.
Mar
5
answered Firefox Sync: any way to control what gets synced to my mobile device?
Mar
5
comment How do I change default background windows color?
Yes, while there's a default, web browsers (for example) do their own thing which is usually specified by what the remote site wants you to see as its background. You could use local CSS to override that, but then you need to figure out what tricks other programs require, if they will allow you to do it at all.
Mar
5
answered USB Wireless Adapter (Belkin F7D4101) in Slackware?
Mar
5
comment USB Wireless Adapter (Belkin F7D4101) in Slackware?
Slackware hasn't improved much in that time. There's a reason the documentation you can find talks about Ubuntu, Fedora, and other modern systems with hardware autoconfiguration; Slackware expects you to do it the hard way.
Mar
5
answered How do I change default background windows color?
Mar
5
answered How can one tunnel inbound and outbound connections through SSH?
Mar
5
comment Why are USB flash drives so much slower than solid-state drives?
I on;y used to support chip fabricators; I don't know their business. But I'd imagine it involves the same basic technology but possibly with more exotic materials; as an example which may or may not actually be relevant in this case, a GaAs substrate with specific doping that must be a specific density with very high tolerance. You can look up details, but this generally means vacuum chambers and precisely controlled temperatures, and even so yields can be quite low (that is, up to 70% of the resulting material might not have the required tolerance).
Mar
5
comment Why are USB flash drives so much slower than solid-state drives?
Fast nonvolatile RAM is quite a bit more expensive to fabricate; the cost has come down quite a bit, but nowhere near enough for it to be used in cheap USB keys.
Mar
5
answered Why are USB flash drives so much slower than solid-state drives?
Mar
5
answered Can not find 'define-key' function
Mar
5
answered Wireshark can see outside of the virtual machine?
Mar
5
answered Convert an MP3 from 48000 to 44100 Hz?
Mar
5
answered Find all user-installed packages
Mar
5
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