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  1. [ubuntu] Re: How to activate and then verify automatic TRIM on a SSD for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise

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    I read that the discard option is not the best one for a SSD. (I linked to the page that explains why at the top of this thread.) Setting trim by rc.local is preferred for setting TRIM. (It...
  2. [ubuntu] How to activate and then verify automatic TRIM on a SSD for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise

    I have looked around and haven't found a single site providing all the following information:

    1) Whether a drive is automatically recognized as a SSD during installation of Ubuntu (12.04, 12.10,...
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    [ubuntu] Passphrase received in plain text e-mail

    A couple of organizations I know have web pages that automatically send you an e-mail when you sign up.

    The e-mail includes your username and passphrase in plain text.

    1) Is sending an e-mail...
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    [ubuntu] New Computer in Cloud

    I am interested in having a virtual computer that could serve web pages and provide some other functionality commonly required by desktop users. I think it might be possible using AWS (Amazon Web...
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    [ubuntu] Making your VPN more secure

    If you are using a VPN, there is a nice test to see whether you have DNS leaks here.

    There is an interesting article about making your VPN more secure here.
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    [ubuntu] Fingerprinting Web Users

    Thanks to the EFF for this great website:

    Panopticlick

    Thank goodness for the EFF! What a great organization!

    It is surprising how much information can be gleaned from a browser. You can...
  7. Prisoners Dilemma : a winning strategy found

    Professors Dyson and Press have found one. You can read about it here.

    EDIT:

    Here is a better link.

    This discovery has implications for, among other things, nuclear disarmament and...
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    GIAC : Cheap Training

    GIAC qualifications are well regarded in the world of information assurance.

    Training leading to GIAC qualifications is not cheap. For example, a short 4 half-day course run by SANS came to almost...
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    Re: New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

    Thanks for posting those links, jrog. That is just what I was talking about.
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    New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

    This technology allows remote jamming of iphone/ipad camera and applications:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Zip Bombs: 42KB becomes 4600 Terrabytes

    Thank you for that interesting concept, Stonecold1995!
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    [ubuntu] Nerd question - basic input device

    Recently I was looking at Plover. (In case you are interested, stenography is a really fast way to type.

    It got me wondering about alternative input devices.

    Just as a matter of curiosity,...
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    [ubuntu] Steganography - hidden text

    I saw a recent discussion here regarding tools for detecting audio watermarking / hidden text.

    I saw a remarkable technique here. Copy/Paste the: text at the top of the page. You might be...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Zip Bombs: 42KB becomes 4600 Terrabytes

    Thank you so much for your very interesting reply.

    4 zettabytes... that is absolutely enormous! That is over 4000 million terabytes! (I think I can get a handle on terabytes, but anything larger...
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    [ubuntu] Zip Bombs: 42KB becomes 4600 Terrabytes

    I was amazed that data could be compressed so much.
    Have you ever encountered these zip bombs before?

    I wonder how long it would take to fully unpack such an archive, if you actually had the...
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    Your Top 15 causes of Death: One Solution

    A recent presentation by a physician systematically and scientifically went through each of the top causes of death in the USA.

    Almost every single cause could be treated or even reversed by the...
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    [ubuntu] Video in recording is too slow

    I have been using a webcam in a laptop to make audio-video recordings. The video is too slow. To get lip synch, I have to talk r-e-a-l-l-y s-l-o-w-l-y. I can see the video that the camera is...
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    Re: Which graphics card?

    Consider using integrated graphics instead of a dedicated video card, since you are not much of a gamer.

    The 3D graphics on Intel Ivy Bridge chips, HD Graphics 4000, has come a long way and does...
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    Amazing Mind Reader Reveals his Gifts

    There is a fun YouTube video here.

    Makes you think!
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    Re: What do you think about PDFs?

    Thanks for the tips!
  21. Thread: Budget Hero

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    Budget Hero

    People often like to complain about their politicians. Here is a chance to see what would happen if you yourself had to make the tough decisions on policies.

    Would your bankrupt the country?

    I...
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    [ubuntu] Web pages don't fit anymore

    I have been using Chrome to browse the Internet.

    I think I have noticed a change: for a while now, when I visit a web page, the page isn't zoomed in. It isn't edge to edge of my screen, in the way...
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    Re: Ubuntu and Silverlight

    I read somewhere that the CEO of Netflix is on the board of Microsoft. Maybe that is why Netfix went with Silverlight. I hope Netflix (and other companies) let people access their products using free...
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    Re: Four years from now

    Your post is very long!

    One thing in it I noticed is that you are thinking about getting a monitor.

    I would highly recommend looking at IPS monitors. Some IPS monitors have better colour...
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    You have been put in power!

    There is an interesting on-line simulation economic simulation here.

    You decide on particular policies and see how this effects the budget deficit.

    I was surprised that my policies would result...
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