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    Decrypt Laptop Or Go Directly to Jail

    What's to stop him from just saying he forgot the key? It's not like anyone could prove he was lying.
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    wxp64bit....questions

    There is something wrong with it. It is unsupported for some software (like itunes) that is supported on other 64-bit versions of windows. Likewise, many printers (like my canon mg3122) are supported on vista-64 and win7-64 but not XP64. The 64-bit driver situation got much better for vista and...
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    Controlling my swap space?

    By default, the kernel swaps before all physical memory is full, because generally you get better performance from keeping the disk cache and swapping as opposed to dumping the disk cache to avoid swapping. You can adjust vm.swappiness to change this behavior. This setting controls how...
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    I/O Scheduler

    I've always liked the deadline scheduler and I've personally felt that CFQ has historically given mixed results (though it has seen some major improvements recently). Anyway, when you're dealing with storage that is abstracted (like your MDRAID over NFS), using the plain no-op (noop) scheduler...
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    Zero-Day Hole In Internet Explorer 6 and 7

    If they were fully patched wouldn't they have IE8? It's been out for a while now.
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    75% of Linux Code Written by Paid Developers

    It doesn't matter if the users can understand the code themselves. Many Linux users just care that the code is licensed under the GPL as a matter of philosophy, not because they actually intend on using the code themselves. And yes, of course companies could write their own proprietary...
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    The crazy returning folder

    have you tried deleting it from the command line? maybe also run checkdisk to see if there' some sort of corruption going on.
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    75% of Linux Code Written by Paid Developers

    Also, code contributed by corporations is just as "open" as code by volunteers. The entire Linux kernel is under the GPL, not just the parts written by non-profits. If the code is in the Linux kernel then it is freely distributable and modifiable, regardless of if I wrote it myself or if IBM...
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    75% of Linux Code Written by Paid Developers

    I don't agree with this at all. I think that Linux fanatics would embrace this as proof that business and the open source model can co-exist. Remember, open source advocates mostly care if the code is free as in speech (i.e. available to all with no restrictions) as opposed to free as in beer...
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    Weird IE re-directs

    In a similar vein, a computer at work recently (as in 3 days ago) came down with some very tricky trojan that would cause random redirects from google searches. It also had a fun sasser-style forced reboot. The only program that could even detect it was MSE. Malwarebytes, Ad-aware, Super...
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    Google broke IE... need some assistance

    I'd definitely run a couple virus/malware scans. It may not be the toolbar like you think it is. Just a couple days ago, a coworker of mine got some crazy virus that did all sorts of dns redirects to chinese spam sites and stuff like that. It was very hard to find too. The only antivirus that...
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    75% of Linux Code Written by Paid Developers

    I don't see why this is surprising. When companies like Red Hat, Novell, IBM, and Oracle all have products that revolve around the linux kernel, don't you think they have an interest in its development? A huge amount of the great features of the linux kernel were developed because some company...
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    Crazy Idea: Does Apple make iTunes for windows slow on purpose?

    I find all the tinfoil hat conspiracies in here to be very amusing. Really, it shouldn't be a huge surprise that their program is better tailored and performs better for their own system. They're not malicious (at least not any more so than any other capitalist ventures), it's just that...
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    WHS wont shut off.

    check the bios for a Wake on PCI setting. I had that enabled by default in a bios once, and the computer would turn back on whenever there was any network traffic (which was pretty much all the time), and it definitely gave the illusion that the computer was restarting instead of shutting down.
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    Server 2k3 - ftp can't connect

    I had the IIS ftp server stopped, but apparently that doesn't actually unbind the service from the port. I guess I'll just uninstall it to simplify things; if I need a web server later I'll use apache. :cool:
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    Server 2k3 - ftp can't connect

    I noticed I was getting errors about connecting to the socket, so I changed filezilla to listen to a different port and it works fine. I guess either 1. something else is already listening on port 21, or 2. my firewall rules are blocking port 21. I'm new to server 2k3's firewalling system...
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    Server 2k3 - ftp can't connect

    I've got a router/gateway machine running server 2k3 here. My experience with windows servers is a bit limited; I'm more used to openbsd and linux servers. Anyway, it's running fine as a router and everything seems great. It's using the DHCP and Routing and Remote Access services and it's...
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    List Vista's issues/annoyances!

    The only thing I don't get about vista is why it takes up so much more disk space than 7 for the base install. A vista sp2 install takes up like 16gb. A win7 install is like 8gb. I've heard people say it's because of the shadow copy and system protection, but even if you turn off system...
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    Mechanical Keyboard Guide

    yeah my M has an AT connector and I just run it through an AT->PS2 converter. Works fine. I have a PS2->USB adapter around here somewhere that I could try if ps2 ever goes away entirely, but after that many converters I don't know for sure if it will work.
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    Mechanical Keyboard Guide

    ah yes, you are right. October 24, 1986 here :cool:
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    Windows 7 OEM illegal for individuals

    Do you really think that installing an OEM copy of win7 on one's personal hardware is equivalent to piracy? That's pretty silly, even if they both do technically break the eula. I technically break the mozilla license for firefox when I copy a source-compiled binary over the network to...
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    Mechanical Keyboard Guide

    So true. My first-gen Model M (manufactured 1984, no capslock/numlock/scroll lock lights) is amazing. If you guys have never tried a mechanical keyboard you should at least check them out. After using my Model M, membrane keyboards feel really mushy. The only other decent keyboards are...
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    Old school database retrieve

    Ok sure, I guess that's technically true. But when people talk about "databases" in the context of managing large amounts of data on computers, I think it's generally understood that they mean a relational database.
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    Windows 7 keeps running Check Disk.

    I had this happen with the RC (as well as an odd bug where explorer would crash but the window would stay visible forever until I rebooted), but I've seen neither since I installed RTM. Are you sure you're not running the RC?
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    Old school database retrieve

    Ours is not custom-made, it's from a vendor. I doubt that it's a very common program, but it is a commercial product that anyone can purchase. And ours definitely uses text files. It's not so archaic that it can't be accessed from anywhere, though. It runs on one of our servers and any...
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    Old school database retrieve

    Usually they are just plain text stored in text files. Yes, they are pretty quick, but they are extremely simplistic and archaic. We use an old text-based invoicing/inventory system at my company and it just stores all data in text files with fixed-width columns. This means that data is not...
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    YouTube to Get High-Def 1080P Player

    at my office we have a 1.5mbps dsl line for about 15 people. we don't need 1080p youtube streams to bring it to a crawl :p anyway, I'd imagine that most employers either block youtube or use bandwidth limiting to stop this from happening.
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    YouTube to Get High-Def 1080P Player

    Yeah this is fully what I expect. HTML 5 will be awesome and wonderful, but IE will have a horribly broken implementation of it for 8 years afterwords and no one will ever use it.
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    Sixteen Antivirus Solutions Put to the Test

    Maybe they're assuming the non-typical scenario that norton isn't a 2-year-old trial version that hasn't been updated in 1.5 years? That's the natural habitat for norton. :p I don't know, maybe if it's actually up to date it can be decent.
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    Galaxy - 8 weeks of Free Video Cards @ [H] - Week 1

    sign me up, scotty
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    Does x4 620 have sse3 capability ?

    fix what? there's nothing to fix! all that happened is the flag was added to the kernel before the instructions were officially named sse3. it's the exact same thing. you could probably set up some fun regex expressions if you really want it to say sse3 instead of pni.
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    Does x4 620 have sse3 capability ?

    no, like I just said above, your cpu is reporting sse3 just fine. in the 'flags' section of /proc/cpuinfo, do you see where it says 'pni'? That is sse3. pni=sse3. There is no bug.
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    Does x4 620 have sse3 capability ?

    As I posted in your other thread, it reports sse3 just fine. sse3 shows up as 'pni' in /proc/cpuinfo on linux systems. it's short for "prescott new instructions."
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    /proc/cpuinfo doeesn't report propus supporting sse3

    It's there. sse3 reports as 'pni' in /proc/cpuinfo. it stands for "prescott new instructions."
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    Win98SE question

    If the system never has internet access and its used for a really custom purpose, you may not want to update it since the updates could break something. If it is ever used for internet access then I guess it's a good idea to try though.
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    Worst and/or most negative Windows 7 review you've come across

    I don't really get this. How do you have any idea how fast it "could be?" Not trying to shoot you down here, I'm just wondering how you quantify this. Are you speaking in the general sense that any program could be faster with more optimization? Or do you have a specific circumstance where...
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    Win7 Users - How do you have your files organized?

    :rolleyes: it's not about keeping your save games secure, its about keeping the operating system secure. If you allow programs to write arbitrarily into system directories, then whats to stop a program from overwriting something important and hosing the system? Or installing malware or...
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    Security between OS makers, the truth please

    People may love to bicker over the minute details of each OS's security policy, but in truth they are all very secure and modern operating systems. If you look at just the core OS technology, I would argue that OSX (BSD Unix) is more secure than Windows (Windows NT) due to native features like...
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    AMD Sempron M100?

    I find the opposite to be true (though my systems are linux systems so the linux flash player may behave differently). I find that flash lies and ignores the hardware acceleration checkbox, so I have to force it on in the adobe config file and it performs much better.
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    Windows 7 went back in time?!

    Wait, so system restore can magically decide to roll back the system all by itself with no approval from the user? That seems a bit odd.
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