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Mar
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comment Proper installation of x64 minispy minifilter driver
I see that you're new here, so you may not realize that it's the StackOverflow community, not moderators, that makes most decisions about what is/isn't on topic. To me, your question appears to be off topic because it relates to installing an existing piece of software and it isn't about a problem with code that you're writing; also, the "code" you included appears to be a configuration file. I certainly didn't mean to offend you by suggesting that you have your question moved -- I was only trying to help you find a place for it where the community wouldn't end up voting to close. Good luck.
Mar
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comment Proper installation of x64 minispy minifilter driver
You might want to flag this and ask a mod to migrate it to Super User for you. SO is geared toward questions about code.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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Jan
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answered My computer is loud: How do I tell which fan is the issue?
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comment How to create recovery CD for Mac Mountain Lion?
+1 Good thinking.
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comment Why do HDDs mostly have the same speed as 5400, 7200, 10000 RPM?
FWIW, the relationship between linear velocity and distance from the center (i.e. radius) is linear, not exponential: circumference=2π*radius. Nevertheless, the velocity does increase pretty quickly, and the centripetal force increases with the square of the velocity.
Oct
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comment Let's say that your program is writing information to a file. How does the disk recover your file if there is a system crash?
@KaitlynMcmordie 1) Again, what happens depends on the file system and OS, but generally if a write can't be completed for some reason (like power failure) then the file system won't show the change at all. So, if the file was just being created, then it won't exist on the disk. If it was being modified, then the file on the disk will be the version from just before the write happened. 2) Robustness might be a better term than fault tolerance here; I just meant the ability of the system to remain consistent despite various kinds of errors.
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revised Let's say that your program is writing information to a file. How does the disk recover your file if there is a system crash?
added link to transactional file systems
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revised Let's say that your program is writing information to a file. How does the disk recover your file if there is a system crash?
added link to transactional file systems
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answered Let's say that your program is writing information to a file. How does the disk recover your file if there is a system crash?