When that boot screen appears, the graphics card is in basic VGA mode. It just takes a few flipped bits to change all the letters around.
I don't really remember the exact mechanism by which this works, it was covered in the comptia A+ training materials when i took it 5 years ago.
Edit: here's a source which explains it: [link]
>This looks a lot like a memory issue (or at least a glitch, since it doesn't repeat everywhere), a bad video card (I remember having this problem once, turned out to be dying capacitors in the video card) or a corrupted file. What happens is that one of the bits in the character is getting toggled.
>From an ASCII character table, we can see that i is character code 105 (1101001 in binary) while a is character code 97 (1100001 in binary). A difference of 8 (i.e. the 4rd least significant bit).
>You can notice the same happens for other characters: d in ASCII is character code 100 and l in ASCII is character code 108.
OpenGL would be more than capable and robust enough for modern graphics.
DirectX is proprietary of Microsoft, and Microsoft invested big time to push video card companies and game development companies to focus more on DirectX. The whole DirectX framework, the tools, the documentation, the operating system, all were made so developers would find it easier to develop for this platform. Also don't forget the aggressive marketing (on all the video cards you only hear about DirectX on the front cover, even though all have OpenGL instructions; all the games present their DirectX features, even though some engines work with OpenGL as well). Taken from here.
A full comparison between the two can be found here on Wikipeida.
Open the following keys into the Windows Registry Editor (regedit.exe):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft (available only on Windows 64-bit)
and create in both of them a new String Value (type REG_SZ) named SPONSORS of value DISABLE (both name and value must be uppercase).
Alternatively, copy and paste the following code into a text file called disable_java_sponsors.reg and double click on it to import these values in your Registry.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
No, they're not the same. There's an [RSA algorithm]([link]) and a company called RSA that makes a specific product which was intentionally weakened for money. From what I understand, RSA is the 'more secure' algorithm, as 2048bit suffice as compared to 4096bit DSA which is called secure. But it depends on who you ask and all can be boiled down to sufficient keylength and secure passphrase.
Pacman doesn't have to do anything special with in-use files. Linux(and others) allow files to be moved/deleted/replaced with out effecting programs using them. Programs currently using the file will continue to access the file as if nothing happened, and new reads will see the new file.
Java's the worst offender because all of their updates include this same type of crapware. Everyone should be aware of how to permanently disable this Here's a link which explains how.
The easiest method to do this is
1: open up notepad
2: paste the following into the notepad.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
3: click file, save as...
4: take note of the location that the file is being saved, often desktop or my documents
5: name the file screwjava.reg
6: Pull down the save type as bar and select All Files (.)
7: Click Save
8: Go to wherever you saved the file and run the new screwjava or screwjava.reg file located there.
But seriously, screw you Java, screw you Oracle.
For new installs, as has been recommended elsewhere in this thread, Ninite is the shit.
There is a registry key you can set to disable any additional "promotional" installs from the java installer.
It's actually pretty straightforward to remove the DRM from Kindle purchases. I have a script saved on mine so I just have to attach my Kindle to any computer and I'm a double-click away from having all of my purchases copied, DRM removed, to that computer.
See discussion here: [link]
That's actually going to do more harm than good.
When a wifi network is on the same channel, they will "work together" in a sense to each yield some time to the other networks. WIFI A will stop sending for a moment so WIFI B can send some stuff, then WIFI A will start back up, etc...
When you are on a "close" channel (that still overlaps) it will not do this, and they will instead "shout" over each other, and in that situation everyone looses because they will all keep shouting the same thing again and again until it gets through, each getting louder each time.
This means that you will get better throughput when your neighbors' WIFI is not doing much, but significantly worse when they are.
You can read about it more from this SuperUser question, or can read this Cisco study if you enjoy really dry material!
This isn't a vulnerability. Skype is working in p2p. You are connected to other people, there's no skype server between you and him. A netstat in a console give you his IP. (edit: true if you are talking to him)
That's like bitorrent or any p2p protocol: you got information on whom you want to contact.
You should always check "Allow direct connections to your contacts only" in settings -> advanced -> connection.
Bazinga: he can't find your IP anymore.
For things like thumb drives you can use UDF. It's supported by almost every operating system, with the exception of Windows XP which lacks write support.
See [link] for a good guide on setting it up.
No it's because the file system format of the SD card is not NTFS. Most likely it's formatted to FAT32
>Fat 32 has in inherent limit to the maximum size of any file you load to a disk which is 4 GB.
So you'll need to convert the file system to NTFS if you want to copy anything over 4GB to it.
Literally 2nd thing on google if you type "windows 7 change color scheme prompt". I'm not being an ass to you for not looking that up, because it's pretty obscure and it's easy to think that nobody has had that problem before, but in future please google first, make thread second.
In fact, there is a famous stackoverflow question based on one of his tweets that he personally answered He is very serious about displays if you can't tell from this question and answer.
Unless you are using a very old operating system, Tahoe isn't used any more.
There isn't really a standard. Each operating system picks what they feel is best.
Examples for Windows and Linux of the TCP congestion-avoidance algorithm used:
Linux up to kernel version 2.6.18 uses BIC by default.
Linux kernel 2.6.19 and later uses CUBIC by default.
Linux's TCP congestion control mechanisms are pluggable, e.g. you can change them on the fly.
Windows XP and earlier uses TCP Reno (or New Reno)
Windows Vista and later also has Compound TCP, which is enabled by default in Server 2008 and can be enabled in Vista and Windows 7 if needed.
From this SuperUser post:
If by some fluke you cannot find it on google, you have an amazing resource at your fingertips. It is called Stack Exchange. Well, you also have reddit.
Stack Exchange works on the idea of rewarding you for asking good questions and providing good answers by granting you reputation. As reputation grows, you earn new powers because in the community's eyes, you are becoming more "trusted".
The big 2 you are going to be interested in:
Use VLC. Instructions here and just general how to use VLC to make a video your desktop background here
There are some use cases for human verification, I suppose. To protect from sophisticated hacking attempts, maybe.
OpenSSH's randomart comes to mind. It's much easier for the human eye to see if someone has messed with it, compared to a regular hexadecimal representation of the fingerprint:
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
The key fingerprint is:
05:1e:1e:c1:ac:b9:d1:1c:6a:60:ce:0f:77:6c:78:47 [email protected]
The key's randomart image is:
+--[ RSA 2048]----+
| o=. |
| o o++E |
| + . Ooo. |
| + O B.. |
| = *S. |
| o |
I am having the exact same problem. Someone suggested moving the cursor to the bottom left of the screen. I tried it, and after a few seconds, the progress bar disapeared like normal.
Edit: This is where I got the advice.
Digging a bit into the problem myself, I've found that there's an hidden switch to disable sponsor offerings in the auto-update installer.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft (available only on Windows 64-bit)
and create in both of them a new String Value (type REG_SZ) named SPONSORS of value DISABLE (both name and value must be uppercase).
Please note that this switch not only disables the Ask.com toolbar installation and prompt, but disables all of the sponsors potentially bundled with the Auto-update setup/Online setup (Google toolbar, Yahoo toolbar, McAfee something, etc...)
Another way, without having to download and rename or create a new .REG file, is to copy and paste the following two lines into an elevated CMD prompt:
reg add HKLM\software\javasoft /v "SPONSORS" /t REG_SZ /d "DISABLE" /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft /v "SPONSORS" /t REG_SZ /d "DISABLE" /f
I ran into this problem a little while ago on my desktop. I ended up asking how to fix it on superuser.com.
It turns out, I didn't seat the RAM completely into its socket. It looked and felt like it was in. Windows could see it was there, but it couldn't use it all.
Double and triple check that it's seated completely in the sockets. That may be the problem.
If that's not the issue, refer to your owner's manual. Often times they will mention the maximum limit of RAM the motherboard can handle. On a laptop, it may not be able to hold 12GB.
35 passes? Jesus. Multi-pass erases are of questionable efficacy and only provide a false sense of security.
Here's HowToGeek quoting Guttman on why 35 passes are next to never necessary.
Here's an ELI5 that goes more into the math and the extremely low probabilities data can be recovered after a real erase.
And here's a question on SuperUser (variant of StackOverflow) addressing it and saying the same thing.
You're both right! But /u/vycid is more right. Yes, 2^32 is physically addressable, but that's not how 32-bit OSes address available RAM^1:
> Due to an architectural decision made long ago, if you have 4GB of physical RAM installed, Windows is only able to report a portion of the physical 4GB of RAM (ranges from ~2.75GB to 3.5GB depending on the devices installed, motherboard's chipset & BIOS).
>This behavior is due to "memory mapped IO reservations". Those reservations overlay the physical address space and mask out those physical addresses so that they cannot be used for working memory. This is independent of the OS running on the machine.
>Significant chunks of address space below 4GB (the highest address accessible via 32-bit) get reserved for use by system hardware:
> BIOS – including ACPI and legacy video support
PCI bus including bridges etc.
PCI Express support will reserve at least 256MB, up to 768MB depending on graphics card installed memory
> What this means is a typical system may see between ~256MB and > 1GB of address space below 4GB reserved for hardware use that the OS cannot access. Intel chipset specs are pretty good at explaining what address ranges gets reserved by default and in some cases call out that 1.5GB is always reserved and thus inaccessible to Windows.
I guess it depends if the program is written to use all of the RAM or not.
Edit: Also, x86 (32bit) programs can only use 4gb (well, 3.8GB) of RAM max. source
I think this can be changed by assigning 4GB chunks of RAM to the program - ie, it thinks it's accessing the max ram it can, when in reality, if needs something else in RAM the OS assigns another 4GB chunk to it. Honestly - don't take this for granted, this is something I vaguely remember reading something about a while ago.
Edit: Accidentally a word.
When I had this issue, I found this while google-ing. Otherwise, I found, that in my case, I has them plugged into a "hot-swap" SATA port, so they showed up as removable, I was too lazy to re-route cables, so I just ignored them.
Disabled write access for NTFS is a licensing issue and has nothing to do with "sticking it to microsoft" .. the fact that you would even consider this childish explanation over the more logical licensing explanation speaks volumes
I bet this is the offender - you can either disable the scheduled task or not allow maintenance tasks to wake the computer in the Action Center. Also, you can confirm what woke the computer by going to the Windows\System area of the event log and filtering on 'Power-Cfg'. It should show entries when the computer woke from sleep and what the wake source was.
> The effect is pretty small. Where you might run into it is in high latency links (think satellite) where the MTU (maximum transfer unit) is small, which magnifies the impact of the larger overhead IPv6 requires. That's an edge case. The other area where you'll see impacts is when you're doing 6 to 4 translations in the network path, as that always takes some time. But if you had a pure v6 path to that other v6 host such latencies won't be an issue.
> In these days of TCP Offload Engines coming built in to more and more network stacks the impact is even less likely to be noticed. If any. In fact, it may even be faster in those cases.
> Why is that larger header not as much of a factor as you think? That's because the designers of v6 took some of the lessons of v4 and built things better. Most importantly for cross-internet communications the address fields are handled much more efficiently in routers than in v4, which improves speed of v6 packets through routers as compared to their v4 cousins.
> When it comes to same subnet communications where router tables aren't a concern, each packet requires less raw computation. There is one less checksum to validate (Ethernet checksum, no IP checksum for v6, but TCP/UDP checksum is still required) which saves small amounts of time. And on special networks, the ability to have VERY large packets can further save processing.
tl;dr Not really an issue
They do overlap, just not as much - the channels have to conform to power envelopes, with less power the further away you are from central frequency. Specifically, see figure 7 in here.
As for best arrangement, good arguments can be found here.
Note that this is an archaic method that hasn't worked for years.
See this discussion for further information.
I mean, he could probably keep the ddr3 ram and not notice the difference. 1333mhz is not a noticeable difference from 1600mhz.
Remove the folders either by fixing permissions and deleting them(1);
or by using ubuntu and using the following code(2):
sudo rm -rf <path to directory to remove>
Edit: Found here:
>1.run Disk Cleanup from start
>2.select Previous Windows Installation(s) then press Ok
There's a lot more to it than the frequency of the sync. Your older LCD panel would have had a poorer response time.
In fact, here is a discussion involving John Carmack (long time game developer) about how your CPU send a packet to the other side of the planet faster than it can make your display update! The math holds up.
If you did a fresh install then there's no easy way to move the installed programs because you can't easily move over their registry entries individually. Just keep reinstalling. If you research the programs you can usually find a way to just copy over the settings without redoing them but it might end up being more effort than just redoing them.
For deleting Windows 7 on the HDD, you can but it can get complicated and a bit dangerous (in terms of data loss, but if you are perfectly sure where all of the files you want to keep are, then everything else is deletable). First you'll need to go into the Folder View settings and make sure you can see Hidden and System files. Then delete everything you don't need, including the Windows and Boot folders. But you'll probably be stopped by permission errors.
You can follow these instructions to fix this and be able to delete them. [link]
But you have to be a non-administrator and but granted the right privilege. Wait, was that for junction points? Or symlinks? Because apparently they're different, and not even fully supported by the OS.
It's no wonder no one uses this garbage.
Because each bit on an SSD has a limited life, specifically reads and writes, even more so than an HDD. So when you defrag, you end up losing a ton of life on basically the entire SSD. Not only this, but the SSD has firmware that handles data placement so well that fragmentation is never an issue. Oh and Windows doesn't understand how data is stored on an SSD, so it reports fragmentation wrong.
Your machine is configuring its hostname via DHCP along with its IP address.
You can change this behavior in /etc/hostconfig.
Do you have a source for this? It's always been, to my knowledge, that usb mice/keyboards are actively polled.
^^source ^^to ^^the ^^contrary
I personally think standalone NAS units are problematic.
The main issue I have is the difficulty with repairing a broken array in the event of controller failure. If that controller (not the drives but the circuit board inside the NAS) breaks, and you have a discontinued unit, you might not be able to recover the data. At all.
You can't just pop the drives out and put them in a PC. Because the format of the array is proprietary, they may be unreadable in Windows or Linux, and remember, even if it's not you have to pop all 8 drives in that Windows or Linux PC to complete the array.
I've found that some standalone NAS units use proprietary format for ALL drives, even those that are just mirrored (RAID 1), JBOD, or even completely separate drives.
I found this article which says Drobo uses a proprietary format for ALL it's drives.
You should build a cheap Linux/Windows PC for this task.
This always annoyed me. You can do it natively with pkgutil and some Unix-foo or with some third party programs, but you shouldn't have to. All the stuff to do it is there for the most part, but not really well developed. I never understood why Apple didn't flesh it out into a proper package manager, considering a lot of developers use Mac OS.
The link to the download site: [link]
Just tried it on Windows. The OneNote itself looks great, as always. But here are a few things that I don't quite like:
It seems to have quietly installed OneDrive. No option to exclude this during the installation process (which is a silent install without the usual installation wizard). I had to uninstall it manually.
Although you can use the new OneNote completely offline, Microsoft makes sure it's not very easy for you to do so. First, you are forced to sign in to your online account during installation. Then your personal notebook is set to automatically sync with OneDrive. If you log out (after installation) and disable all online features, there's a permanent (I don't know how to turn it off yet) message that asks you to sync with OneDrive.
The Microsoft Office Upload Center tool is automatically installed and there is no way to uninstall it. It runs in the background! I simply deleted the .exe file but this should be the better way of getting rid of it: [link]
So yeah, it's free but it's probably an attempt to get people to use OneDrive more while steering them away from competitors like Evernote.
It's worth mentioning that certain addressing schemes (stateless autoconfigure) in IPv6 do in fact expose the MAC address. See here for one example.
Of course the obvious solution: use a different scheme.
It's something called ACPI. Basically, you computer is always technically on: even when it's turned off, there's power coming from the power supply.
When you turn off your computer from Windows, Windows unloads everything it needs to and tells your motherboard "Shut down, please" and the mother board tells every piece of hardware "Ok, everyone. We no longer have power, wink wink".
Here's some more information
Depending on the video you can easily change the container to mp4 without having to re-encode the entire thing (which is lossy and computationally expensive). This can easily be done with ffmpeg (which can also re-encode, too). Here is a guide on how to install it on windows (you need to do both method 1 and 2 in the order given). And the top answer to this post shows the commands needed to go mkv to mp4, as an example. I got this working on my computer today with no previous experience with ffmpeg. Hope that helps!
There is an about:config entry dom.event.clipboardevents. Toggle it to false. That's it.
Edit: deleted unnecessary stuff (rant).
1st off HDMI is optionally encrypted with HDCP (however, in order for a blu-ray player to be certified it must only output HDCPed content to HDMI, and many DVRs only output HDCPed content, so in practice it isn't really all that optional)
Well, audio desync may not be exclusively HDMI/HDCP's problem, see John Carmack's tweet and threads about how drawing to the screen is slower than a one-way ping (1/2 round-trip) across the Atlantic. There are many things that could cause a delay and if your audio & video pipelines are different.
From my own experience, what is listed there appears to prefer the DNS hostname over whatever name you assign in the Sharing preferences.
So, the extremely short version of what I believe is happening is that your router is giving out an invalid or null host name when OS X is asking for one.
In the command prompt, try running this:
This should be whatever hostname the computer thinks it's using (and might not return anything).
There are most likely two ways of dealing with this:
If you can access your router verify the DHCP Client ID and/or DNS names. This might not actually be possible, so if it isn't don't sweat it.
Try following the advice listed in this thread. Personally, I would try using the scutil version first. These work by overriding the hostname on the systems.
Thanks for this. I think you should have saved to PNG instead, though, and preferably to a higher resolution/DPI. There are instructions on how to do this here: [link]
probably not, as stated here the maximum power draw for a USB 3 port is about 900 mA at 5V - so it probably wont be enough.
Windows Firewall will allow you to block Internet access to processes with specific names, and I'm sure that can be controlled via Group Policy and turned into a whitelist instead of a blacklist.
If you use the motherboard VGA for your third monitor then it could work. Gaming with eyefinity won't work though that way.
Not an easy question to answer, but based on a single Tweet being about 560 bytes, a gigabyte of space weighing about 612 nanograms, and a tonne being 1000kg, 1 tonne would be end up being an impractically large amount of tweets. Though I did not account for the fact that there can be multiple Rekts in a single Tweet, so my calculations likely aren't accurate. Also, I probably take things a bit too seriously :P
It's actually a pretty good analogy to rendering on a single threaded CPU (the robot) vs a GPU with hundreds or even thousands of parallel cores (the mona lisa machine).
Here's a discussion of why both are needed in modern computers: [link]
1e100.com is not a Google domain. It is a squatter.
1e100.net is however (and should be communicated over ports 443/5222/5228).
A quick search on SU yields that it is also used to communicate with Google for a lot of services, not only for the Google services, but for browser (safesearch) and searches. Source
As you have root, you can modify your hosts file to redirect 1e100.net to 127.0.0.1 which would redirect 1e1000.net to your localhost. (I do not know any effect this would have with the standard browser, however).
You may also want to xpost to /r/Google
haven't tried this, but been considering it as i've been planning on picking up a larger monitor soon:
Basically it splits your 1 monitor into 2 virtual monitors/screens, so xmonad would work as if you were running a dual monitor setup. for me at least that's a big deal, since keeping 1 workspace viewable while i switch between others is a common workflow for me.
there may be some fancy pure-xmonad solution to provide something similar, but i'm not aware of one. curious if there is though since that'd be much simpler to set up.
Mine went crazy, I could not even open any options to change I had to:
In Windows, to reset FLAGS:
Open via Notepad: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Local State
Find line staring with enabled_labs_experiments
Delete this whole line and save file.
Found here [link]
Just a tip incase anyone else gets stuck.
You might want to look into supporting USB legacy mode first ([link]), which will give you a simulated PS2 mouse and keyboard. The protocol is much simpler (e.g. [link])
a quick search round the internet for ways to pipe music through a microphone will probably sort you out.
This thread might contain the information you're after, although in a much more general sense than just doing it in PS2.
Also this reddit thread about the new microphone input options in the game sound menu.
You'd be surprised at what already happens in your local computer. That guy is john carmack by the way. The father of Quake and Doom.
Yes, it's a link to <em>place:queryType=0&sort=8&maxResults=10</em>.
Note: Unfortunately this results in the error message "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address[...]" when creating the bookmark in the toolbar area [...] [A work around is to create] the bookmark elsewhere and then dragging it to the Toolbar ... or if it is already there, dragging the bookmark to a bookmark folder and then back to the toolbar
rsync can show progress and speed stats. Using & or Ctrl-Z to run the process in the background and wait to start the next rsync process allows you to have a sort of queuing system.
Anecdotally, I’ve always found rsync, cp or rcp to be faster than any GUI copy, whether it’s in the Finder, an FTP client or, other app.
Depending on how computer literate you are, you can use a scheduled task to run whenever a USB stick is plugged in.
Second solution on here [link]
4.2 Billion unique numbers are possible in 32 bit, which comes to around 4 gigs. here is a more technical explanation, the first answer is the most helpful.
Wait... What? [link]
Are you telling me windows could have had no drive letter requirement this whole time?
What the heck.
> C:\Program ....wat the fuck?
I'd guess their developers could not figure out how to support spaces in file paths for their shortcuts/registry entries/whatever, and this was the cheap workaround. However, having a C:/Program folder can impact other broken programs: [link]
> You will have lusers lie to your face saying they restated their PC, and argue with you when you show "system uptime: 5 months" (bonus round: they were just restarting their monitor).
Although 5 mos uptime usually indicates a restart is in order, it's worth saying that Windows 8 does not reset the uptime when shut down. What it actually does is kill all user programs and then go into hibernate. This means the next boot will quickly get to the login screen, but the only reliable way to fully restart the PC is to use Power->Restart.
Although I shutdown my PC every night, I right now have 11 days uptime. So yeah, with windows 8, I wouldn't blame the user for 1 or 2 weeks uptime if they had restarted their computer with Power->Shutdown instead of Power->Restart. I think that, due to this unusual behavior of Win8, we're just going to start having to clarify the difference between restarting a PC and "turning it off and on again."
EDIT: source y'all
Like /u/PhoenixReborn has suggested, it is more than likely a driver hemorrhaging memory.
It might be a stretch but you can open cmd as admin (winkey+x+a) and type in Net Stop WMPNetworkSvc.
Take a look at this link it might be be what you are looking for.
Knowing the term for this makes it easy to find. What you want is "IP aliasing", and if you bingle for that you end up with solutions like this and this. Multiple NICs are not required.
However, for your purposes you'd probably be better off running a VM for a test environment.
Arch Linux, just updated it last morning. Laptop is 6 months old.
Ubuntu bug report from someone else, issue is still open
Solution for Windows
I understand what you are saying - but technically the PC may not have DOS "technically". You can read more about it here:
I am not a stickler about it - I still call it DOS too. In this case I am going to say she simply had no idea what she was talking about. In some support jobs (especially ones dealing with install script-heavy software.... it can be important to know the difference....)
Sometimes however, if a developer says something like, "Windows XP doesn't have DOS." It's because XP/7/2000/+ has a DOS-VM... and there may be some subtle differences - especially when it comes to permissions on/over the local machine.
As far as a DOS script I am guessing you mean .bat file? Let me tell you a secret - an IT person who can script is generally worth his weight in gold in the IT world. If I were you - I would DEFINITELY be updating my resume.
You could use the awesome [link] (Windows) and do a search / replace on spaces, swap them for line feeds. Here's kinda how it works:
Apparently you can have 2 cursors with X. I've never tried it and have never heard of anyone using something like it, but it might be fun to try. You just need 2 hardware mice and the right configuration for Linux. Windows may also have a special driver and software that you can get.
Unblock.US costs about $5 a month
It allows you to use & watch services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, BBC iPlayer, WWE Network, NHL & MLB - plus many more services: [link]. Some services require monthly subscriptions.
You can use Unblock.US on a number of devices, including Game Consoles, PCs, Mobile Phones: [link] . You can also set unblock on your router/modem - not all modems/routers support this thought.
To use Unblock Us, you have to change your DNS servers to point to theirs.
When you visit a webpage, your computer accesses the DNS server to determine the IP address of the web-server hosting the site.
Normally, you get the IP address from the DNS server and fetch the page from the server at that address. When you do that, your system includes your IP address in the network packet containing the fetch request. The web-server sees that, and it can refuse to serve the page based on that (or any other factor).
When you use Unblock Us’ DNS servers, instead of returning the IP address of the destination site, it returns the address of one of its own proxy servers (which are located in the US). Now, when you fetch a page from the target website, instead of requesting it from the actual web-server of the site, you are requesting it from Unblock Us’ server (in the US). Then their server forwards the request onto the target site which then sees the IP address of the proxy instead of yours. Because the proxy is in the US, the target site returns the data which gets forward to your system.
A dying GPU could also cause it, unless of course you have further determined it to be the slot.
This has popped up too often in different places to be an internal prank. Or, at least, it's not an internal prank in all these cases: here at HP Support, and here on Super User.
There is some optimisation done by NCQ/AHCI but I don't think it's enough to make it transparent.
Ideally, we should do some benchmarks to know for sure.
> There's not really any harm in defragging an SSD either
That seems to be up for debate:
Well, you could make something other than VLC the default player for all those file types, which would give them the icons for whatever program is the default -- there are some instructions here for associating media files; you can follow the same steps to disassociate the files instead.
You could also use a program such as ResourceHacker or even VLC Icon Changer to try and switch the icon, but from what I gather your results may vary with your technical ability. There's some discussion about it here. I've never tried either of these, but those should both work to get rid of that cone.
32-bit OSes can use the full 4GB or more with PAE; they can't allocate all of it to a single process and even without PAE you can use 3.2 GB which makes a lot more sense than 2 GB.
A low end desktop with 4 GB DDR3 costs $150-200. Upgrading a minimum wage employees computer every other year would be a 0.5% raise and would be a huge boost in productivity if they use the computer for their job.
I understand possibly needing to support a legacy computer (e.g., if it controls some very expensive piece of machinery created by a defunct company that only runs on Win 3.1 or something.
This sounds like a failing hard drive or overheating CPU.
To check the HDD, goto the resource monitor and check the response times. If you are getting super high times like 100+ then it is more than likely failing.
To check your CPU temp download a program and make sure it isn't running hot 60+
If it is, I would recommend putting new thermal paste in between the CPU and heat sink and clean out the dust.
It sounds like you know what you are doing so I am assuming there is good air flow and adequate power for all of this.
Well then... where to begin?
Lets start with Time Machine. You have to set this up to an external backup destination. it won't create snapshots on your local hard-drive. If you didn't have a backup using this, you are likely out of luck and will have a very hard time recovering. Likely you will need to re-install OSX from scratch after taking some manual backups.
iPhoto. If you can get an external hard-drive or USB, you can backup your iPhoto library. Your iPhoto library in its entirety is in your Pictures folder through finder. It will be called "iPhoto Library" and likely be quite large (depending on your photo collection). Copy the "iPhoto Library" file onto your external media.
The method above would also be best practice for your documents & other important files, wherever you store them.
Notes. This link will likely help you find your notes. Assuming the terminal works. If not, not sure on this one. Hoping you sync them via iCloud and you can sign into iCloud here with your Apple ID.
Re-installing OSX. This link will help you recover. Please please please be sure you've taken a manual backup of everything important.
Definitely buy an external drive or some form of Time Machine backup device. You can never have enough backup media and never be content with your backup. I myself use a NAS unit for backup, which is then backed up to an external drive as well as Amazon S3 for cloud storage.
Best of luck, please PM me if you need assistance and I will do what I can.
If I was you I would spend your free time studying and participating in anything you can security related. Head on over to Stackoverflow and Super User's tag page and run a search for security. It's a great place to further your knowledge and plus you may even be able to help some people out. If you don't mind me asking, what area of security are you looking to get into?
Immerse yourself in what you are passionate about and learn, learn, learn. Also keep an eye out for other jobs more in the field of work you want and apply for as many as you can.
It sounds to me like you have a comfortable position so hang on to it until the right job for you comes along. Don't get to settled though, if it's not what you really want to do you will begin to resent your job and the people you work with.
I wish you the best of luck!
Is there a way to yank stuff from one vim session to another in tmux?
If so, I might start using tmux only for this stuff :)
edit: So yeah, I googled that. Obviously there's a way
Here are some useful links:
There are some differences between very cheap cables and ones build to a certain standard, this guy has put it better than I have time to.
That said, top end digital cables are still a waste of money.
Why people use winrar instead of 7-zip is beyond me. 7-zip supports .rar, supports .7z which is an open format with higher compression, and is free and open source.
More reasons to use 7-zip: [link]
tl;dr: similar key sizes have similar security guarantees. Key generation, signing and verification have different speeds.
Pressing Shift+Space bar will toggle between fullwidth and halfwidth characters on Windows 7. Yes, it's a terrible key combo.
Check the discussion over at super-user for details.
Chkdsk doesn't "damage" a files, even when run with /f. if there is damage to the file it is because the files was already damaged due to corruption. All chkdsk did was tell you what couldn't be fixed.
The other replies so far are incorrect. Dropbox detects changes at the block level and Truecrypt encrypts at the block level. If you change a 1 MB file you only need to upload the blocks it is spread over. See here or just search 'Dropbox Truecrypt block level'.
That said, the reasons not to use Dropbox like this are...
You can't make changes to a Truecrypt volume from multiple machines at once.
Multiple copies of the volume with a few changed blocks will be kept (temporarily) with Dropbox which opens up potential for the volume key to be stolen.
Maybe not ELI5, but an analogy: do you know that you can move between whole words with ctrl+arrow keys and delete whole words with ctrl+backspace/delete? (I'm not talking about Vim here, but pretty much any application with text boxes). If you do, you probably find it to be really convenient sometimes.
Vim is a bit like that, but on a whole new level. You can move between words, but also between sentences, paragraph, to specific characters on a line, and much, much more.
But that's not all. Vim is a text editor. You can do things like replacing everything within two parentheses with some other text, swap two lines, replace all words on a line with another word, etc.
The wonderful thing is that it eventually becomes part of your muscle memory. It's like when you're typing - if you want to type "cucumber", you don't think "hm, first I have to hit the 'c' key, then 'u', then I need to move my finger to 'c' again, ...", you just think of the word and your fingers move almost automatically. Being proficient with Vim is similar. When I'm using Vim, it almost feels like an extension of my body that allows me to quickly and easily manipulate the text in front of me.
In short, if you need to edit a lot of text, Vim is really efficient and a lot of fun.
If you are interested in learning a bit more about Vim, I would recommend that you start with the included vimtutor tutorial (on Linux/Unix you can just type vimtutor in the terminal, this is apparently what you can do in Windows).
I love Mozilla because they hire a bunch of hippies to develop code I rely on in mission critical ways, such as acessing my bank account. I love how they continue to add value such as new UI animations, increasing the major version number and bring new nice user visible bugs each time. I love having to download sketchy addon #34235235 every time I simply want to turn off popups, because using the disable popup feature or the hidden <code>really disable popup for real</code> feature doesn't work. This is exactly why I'm literally not skeptical about Rust fixing C's problems. I am literally not writing fat clients for all the sites I use at this moment.
Actually, unless things changed recently I don't believe it's the same. USB's and long term storage are measured in base 10. RAM is still discussed in Base 2. So Storage 1MB = 1,000,000. In RAM 1M(i)B = 1,048,576. More Info.
In this case, the reported / available memory is after the bios/system/drivers reserves some for hardware purposes. There are various explanations
You might be able to tweak your system to get more use out of the reserved RAM but other than as a learning exercise it's not very productive.
To add to what /u/MlNDB0MB said, here's a wonderful post explaining what reducing volume digitally does: link
To make VLC open songs in the same window, tick the "Use only one instance when started from file manager" box in the Interface section of Preferences.
I don't know what VLC version you have, but you should be able to right click a selection of files and add them to the current playlist (if you installed it a long time ago, consider a re-install - the registry keys that affect this will probably be updated).
As for the media hotkeys, they're not bound by default (which is a pain). Add them as global hotkeys to get them to work.
I am going to assume that the amount of ram used is not adding up.
I had a problem like this, but I created it. I was coding a program that would access the views of an open window. I made a mistake in the code, and it was chewing up ram, The problem was that the program was not taking up the ram. In-fact, nothing was claiming the RAM. What happened was, I was making handles to the program every frame. So the Windows OS it's self was using that ram storing all the handles. That is what I think is going on here, windows it's self is using up that ram for some reason. For me that reason was a program asking Windows to use it. You could try ending non-necessary programs regularly or in task manager, because when I closed the program, all those requests were closed, and the ram was freed up.
See if all that ram is being used up after you start a program, and that might be the source of the problem. This includes programs that run at start up.
EDIT - Added more info
EDIT2 - Using ram is not a problem unless programs that need it can't use it : [link]
Dropbox - How to unlink / relink a device: [link]
Chrome... there doesn't appear to be a web-based way... but if you have an Android device.. this article/forum post seems to illustrate a way to do it:
> llevo esperando 3 años el disco de windows 7 home basic
Se lo pides a microsoft, no a ASUS. De hecho, versiones OEM: