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    cloning Windows 10 to new drive?

    I often do that, but I can't always take the productivity hit. Reinstalling apps, reconfiguring tools, downloading patches and projects and re-enlisting, and ... Just wondering: how long do you think I've been using Windows? Yes. I had no choice, as the tool rebooted when it was done copying...
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    cloning Windows 10 to new drive?

    Hey! I'm in! \o/ Looks like I needed one more reboot. Once I used the BBS to select my old drive, rebooting brought up Paragon and it finished the operation -- I guess it had to mark my old drive inactive and label the new drive active. My new drive is now C:, and I used Acronis Disk Director...
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    cloning Windows 10 to new drive?

    Thanks for the suggestions! Still no success, I'm afraid. I copied the disk with the Paragon software. The new drive now boots, but it boots into reovery mode. Startup Repair in recovery mode can't fix the problem. If I open a console, I find that "bootrec /scanos" reports "Total identified...
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    ESD: Truths, myths, and flat out lies

    I don't think it's a placebo. I think it's a broad conclusion based on a very narrow sample. More inappropriate projection of small sample sets. It's funny how it's so hard to escape.
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    cloning Windows 10 to new drive?

    I've got a Windows 10 rig with a 750 gig SSD. I bought a new 1 TB SSD, and I want to migrate to the new drive. I used Acronis Disk Manager 12 to copy the three volumes on the old disk to the new disk. Worked great, but when I reboot I got an error about a secure device problem. I changed my...
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    M.2 SSD from laptop to desktop?

    I have a second-generation Thinkpad X1 Carbon (model 20a7) that has failed. I removed the M2 drive from it, which is a 512 gig Toshiba THNSNH512GDNT model. I went off to Amazon and bought a generic M2-to-SATA adapter (this one) to try to install the drive in my desktop. The adapter doesn't...
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    VMWare debugger add-in?

    The add in would attach directly to the process in the VM. Remote debugging requires installing client software on the target machine. It's not hard to do, but it's a bit annoying to get it configured -- so I'd rather avoid it. On top of it, I'm not sure Microsoft supports remote debugging...
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    VMWare debugger add-in?

    I was saddened to discover that VMWare discontinued the VM debugger add-in, which used to let Visual Studio on the host machine attach to a process inside the VM for debugging. Are there any replacements for this technology?
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    AWS MySQL updates

    Why do you have 400 interdependent instances?
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    Wipe MacMini with OSX 10.6.x

    I've inherited a Mac Mini. I'd like to give it to the son of the deceased, but only after wiping it completely. How do I do so? It's surprisingly challenging. The machine is a MacMini4,1 -- Apple model number A1347, so it's pretty old. It originally shipped with Leopard -- or maybe Snow...
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    Database Question

    Microsoft publishes great documentation. MSDN has a page which compares the features of the 2014 SQL Server editions.
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    Critique my website?

    Pretty poor load times. The content is quite bad, too -- you should have an editor go through it. There are encoding problems, as well.
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    Sonic Wall Alternatives?

    Oh. I think it's that I disagree that your proposal is easier. I think it's lots harder. Maintaining a list of static IPs for a changing list of devices is not as easy as adding the WAN-side servers to an exclusion list. (Though, maybe I _both_ approaches involve an "apply" button. LOLz.)...
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    Sonic Wall Alternatives?

    I'm using SonicOS Enhanced 6.2.6.1-25n, specifically. I have no such UI. On the "Content Filter" page, there's no "Confgure" button near the "content filter type" setting. On the logging page, I have the "CFS Alert", "Website Accessed" and "website Blocked" rows for "Content Filter" set to...
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    Sonic Wall Alternatives?

    How so?
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    Sonic Wall Alternatives?

    It should be even easier to modify the offending content filtering rule, shouldn't it? How are you enabling tracing to find which CF or FW rules are causing which packets to drop? The logging page in the UI simply doesn't work, as far as I can tell. A firmware update is what got me here. Version...
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    Sonic Wall Alternatives?

    The Fortinet 60D looks like it's about my speed. Why do you recommend it? I'm not interested in building something myself because I don't have the time, and want the higher reliability of an appliance.
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    Sonic Wall Alternatives?

    I have six TiVos. For each one, I'd have to create a DHCP reserved static IP address on my DHCP Servers. Then, separately create address objects in the SonicWall. Then, set up the exception. That's tedious and error-prone; instead, I tried creating an IP Address range object for the public TiVo...
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    Sonic Wall Alternatives?

    I have a SonicWall TZ300, and I'm growing increasingly disappointed with it. The most recent issue is that the content protection feature prevents my TiVo devices from contacting the TiVo service servers, and took them offline. This was caused by a recent update. Unfortunately, I can't find any...
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    Cloud Computing: Let's kick this off

    That has me questioning your anecdote about not wanting to pay for an AWS instance. If you don't need it, it doesn't matter if it costs $9 per year or $90,000 per day. You don't need it.
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    Visual Studio Community 2015

    Isn't the most likely cause of errors your own code?
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    Another Backblaze essay about SMART failure detection

    What SMART Hard Disk Errors Actually Tell Us Here, they correlate SMART stats with drive failures to pick out thresholds for actual failure in the field.
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    C++ command arguments and a redirect

    The redirection is performed by your shell; PowerShell or CMD.EXE on Windows, Bash or zsh or Korn or whatever else on Linux.
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    Cloud Computing: Let's kick this off

    Well, there's about 135 thousand people at Oracle. It can't be all bad, right? Large companies have microcosms. When I was at AWS, I was beyond miserable. I thought everything in the New York Times article was totally true -- and then some. But there were people I met and knew who were...
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    Cloud Computing: Let's kick this off

    Thanks for starting this group -- hadn't noticed it until now. After six years at Valve and 18 months at Amazon on AWS, I joined Oracle to work on the IaaS offering, which was announced at Oracle Open World last week. It's an exciting time!
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    Why does Linus Torvalds say Java is a horrible programming language?

    You're not making much sense. Any scripting language can be used for evil; Bash itself can do naughty things, if you want it to. I don't think it's measurably easier or harder than with VB. Bash aliases are stored wherever you store them. Maybe this StackOverflow post can help you get sorted out.
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    Why does Linus Torvalds say Java is a horrible programming language?

    This assessment, at least, has no logic to it.
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    Why does Linus Torvalds say Java is a horrible programming language?

    Your opinion has no basis in fact. The "alias" command works just fine in the OSX shell. This is demonstrably false. Practically all of AWS is written in Java, for example.
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    Manager getting back to development - advice

    I have none. You need to decide what you will think is valuable; that will depend on the company you're interviewing with, what they do, what role you want there. It will depend on what kind of roles you're seeking. It will depend on what jobs are common in the industry and geographic location...
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    Put these in database, or keep as normal files?

    As far as you've described the problem, there's absolutely no benefit to putting them into a database.
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    Why does Linus Torvalds say Java is a horrible programming language?

    Let's look at what Linus actually said: What does Linus Torvalds think of Java and the JVM? When we actually look at his remarks in context, we realize that he's got no solid reasoning for this opinion. He's just being petulent and seeking attention. There's really, then, no value in his...
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    C programming language Question

    Visual Studio if you're only hosting on Windows and are going to cross-compile. CLion, otherwise.
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    Damaged core i3 from ebay.

    I mean with age. The implication was that it's fine now, but "down the line", with age, it wouldn't work. Did you take an oscillograph of this part with the three missing decoupling capacitors and compare it to an older part, with no decoupling capacitors missing?
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    Damaged core i3 from ebay.

    Noise characteristics don't change over time.
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    Damaged core i3 from ebay.

    A fire hazard because of a couple of missing capacitors on the CPU?
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    IT Resume Thread

    The letter seems reasonable enough to me, though I'm not sure my counter would've been my limit. That is, if you wanted 110, you might've asked for a bit more -- 115, say -- in order to settle on what you actually wanted. Your letter is quite sincere, but you also don't mention what the...
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    IT Resume Thread

    +1. I've done it before and I don't want to do it again: I'd rather work at a place that motivates with hope than a place that motivates with fear.
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    IT Resume Thread

    Seems draconian.
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    IT Resume Thread

    Fired for having a resume?
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