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answered access virtual server on WLAN
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answered Run command before Updates with WSUS
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answered linux root unable to create directory
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comment Why do you need execute permission on the parent directory to rename a file
think of writing or erasing contents as a delegated privvie with "w" attribute bit but deletion of filename as an executive decision with "exec" bit.
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revised Why do you need execute permission on the parent directory to rename a file
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answered Why do you need execute permission on the parent directory to rename a file
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awarded  Peer Pressure
Jun
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comment Browser that lets you turn off automatic image loading
pour s'amuser read "Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain"
Jun
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comment Excessive torrenting and hard drive health
back in the 80's write error rates were on the order of 10^12 and depended on vendor's thermal compensation for overshoot due to magnetic fatigue with heat after servo calibration on power on. Overshoot on random seeks occasionally caused it to be written off track if the sector just happened to be next when a write after seek completed. I discovered this on Toshiba drives and Japan's Eng Mgr came for a month to Winnipeg to fix the design at our Burroughs Facility. ( no longer in existence ) But that was with a dedicated servo surface and stacked heads& disks. Now its embedded servo per sector
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comment Excessive torrenting and hard drive health
The thing about MTBF now is that even SMART technology is useless since ECC has become so powerful and in use since the age of high density. I used to reverse engineer everyone's drive to qualify them for OEM corp purchases and in those days as now "user experience and average MTBF" did not match due to variance in handling and environmnent. Now there is no almost warning for failures whereas before soft error rates were an early warning. ECC has raised the bar so they rarely exist. Hitachi had the best MTBF in high end$$ drives in Japan when Unisys was the #1 computer company in Japan.
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comment Excessive torrenting and hard drive health
No Problem. I spent 11 yrs in the HDD engineering business as Test Eng. Mfg for OEM disks in the 80/90's and Unisys Peripheral manufacturing. But since failure modes for every vendor may vary depending on weakest link, I didn't want to bore you with all the root causes of failure, but writing is a weak link for SSD not HDD. Maybe you read that and were thinking HDD. Anyways flash write algorithms randomize blocks so usage is distributed evenly and that extends MTBF of SSD from 10K write cycles 10~1000x depends on % free space. The weakest link for HDD's are shock, heat and moisture
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answered Unable to delete folders in trash which containing .svn files
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answered Excessive torrenting and hard drive health
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answered What are other text editors using in place of Sublime's “go to anything”
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comment How to Execute ShortCut From Command line in Windows 7
as long as the .lnk file is in the path environment for windows it will work. otherwise not. YOu can run any service using win+R ...net start msiserver .. for example starts the Windows Installer service.. or any MS Console using run... xxx.msc (these are located in windows32 folder and in PATH)
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comment Dropbox-like client for FTP?
The problem with any sync'd Share app is the cost of bandwidth on changes and overhead, which responds to poor system performance in a many-to-many sync'd repository. What controls do you wish on security, file size limits, content and churn may be best answered with cloud-servers, using scheduled managed solutions. There may be an optimum balance between autonomous sync and churn but the rules need to be managed. I understand your issue, but dont have any solutions at present.
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answered How to disable MS GS WAVETABLE synth? or what is occuping it?
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answered How to start Windows 7 Explorer in any folder using Windows-E shortcut?