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Just another nobody out in the world, banging out some code from time to time...


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comment How many times can I format a hard disk?
A modern voice coil mechanical drive is not going to lose calibration by seeking. Old stepper motor drives did suffer from drift though.
Jan
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comment Why is it not recommended to shut down a computer “brutally” (power switch)?
Back when stepper motor drives ruled, one would (ideally) park the hard drive (placing the heads over a non-writeable cylinder) before shutting down (with physical power switch). Park software would also clear the write caches. Servo drives eliminated that parking need as they added a retract mechanism when power is lost, so you paused a few seconds before power off. The heads will retract to the parking cylinder before the air cushion allows the heads to settle to the surface. It was years after that when we actually got a "soft" power off buttons. Historically it was always a hard power off.
Jan
15
comment “Turn off router for 10 seconds” - Quantifiable?
On the ASUS board, that's why those boards usually have a jumper you can short (once battery is safely removed) to drain the stored power. It's basically shorting the system to force an immediate dissipation.
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comment PuTTY or OTHER - Keep executing command even after exiting PuTTY
nohup sends the output to a file where it can be processed.
Oct
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comment How Is It Possible To Send Email Under Our Domain Name
SPF seems to be pretty well adopted at this point (it's been around for a long time, adoption was a slow process). DKIM seems to be more hit or miss.
Oct
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comment Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on Windows 10?
Works fine for me without additions. Definitely some under the hood changes on 10. I'm having problems installing an application that made the transition from Vista to 7 to 8 without any problems.
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comment How can I find out the password complexity policy?
Not always so theoretical, having been trying to help an end user with this exact problem when the sysadmin was on vacation... It's a pretty big design flaw that Windows doesn't tell the user what the complexity requirements are during the password change process.
Aug
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revised What's a Sun Ultra 20 motherboard code “44”?
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