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Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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answered Is an SSD good for programming?
Aug
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awarded  Teacher
Aug
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answered What is the cable that runs from the cable modem to a wall outlet
Jun
19
revised Bash: ls * without folder grouping
Removed ridiculous quantity of extra spaces that caused a horizontal scroll bar.
Jun
19
suggested approved edit on Bash: ls * without folder grouping
May
16
accepted Loud optical drive
May
14
comment Loud optical drive
@RockPaperLizard no correlation to discs, only to what I am doing with those discs. Seems to be anything requiring high data rates that spin up the motor to max speed causes it.
May
14
comment Loud optical drive
@RockPaperLizard thing is it only does this some of the time, it comes and goes with the caveats I enumerated in my question. It has been doing this for a few months and does not seem to be going away. I will probably end up replacing the drive, the question is if there is anything I can do in the meantime. Sounds like "probably not."
May
14
asked Loud optical drive
May
6
comment When I hit DEL during start up, am I entering CMOS or BIOS?
Technically nobody uses BIOS anymore, it has been superseded by uefi.
Mar
29
accepted ID3 tags are read incorrectly
Feb
18
comment Have a file appear in multiple folders
I would also point out that hard links require extra effort to delete completely.
Dec
30
comment Will the maximum speed of a network card reduce the impact of an incoming DDoS attack?
@IsmaelMiguel hence my stating "a publicly-facing site" is a poor choice for an Android web server.
Dec
30
comment Will the maximum speed of a network card reduce the impact of an incoming DDoS attack?
An Android tablet is a perfectly reasonable place for a web server when used for certain specific applications: I would not expect a publicly-facing site which could be DDoS'd is one of them.
Dec
10
comment Downloading software without bloatware
@Bob I would argue that malicious code can break the VM wall and infect the host OS or even BIOS. However, your typical payload of a browser toolbar or McAfee trial is not malicious and should not do that.
Nov
2
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
@PeterHorvath the answer specifically states cost per mb/gb would be lower with a hard disk, and an SSD while costlier... the answer clearly addresses the fact that hard drives are cheaper per megabyte than SSDs. I don't think anyone in the IT sector at the time this question was asked would debate that. The final nail in the coffin is the question itself: Aside from cost, is there still a reason...
Oct
2
accepted Samba and Windows 7 using NTLM security and user-mode authentication.
Oct
2
answered Samba and Windows 7 using NTLM security and user-mode authentication.
Sep
20
awarded  Commentator