Journeyman Geek

Singapore, Singapore

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Age: 31

Newly minted tech support wauzer at a leading VFX company

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comment Power Line Adapter extended range
The 500s still use 2 pins. The newer 1800/1900 mbps ones use 3, and are somewhat faster. Not really tried them at range, but they're roughly 3x as fast as my old ones at ~300Mbps under realworld conditions. There's also other factors - I'd have specific plugpoints fail to work correctly due to the nearness of devices. Homeplug is kinda complex and a pain to troubleshoot.
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comment My laptop can't boot after restoring C drive from my friend's laptop with Acronis
What is your laptop and what's your friend's laptop? Why did Image from this system in the first place? is there any error message?
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revised My laptop can't boot after restoring C drive from my friend's laptop with Acronis
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comment Other solution for case dust filter?
Naw, its not a great question, and with the old close reasons I might have closed it as VLQ. You're polling for possible answers, and such. I'd note you can also use nutella for thermal grease but its a bad idea
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comment Sata Power Connection Broken Off but Pins are ok
ahh. This turns into a product rec, which is what I was afraid of. Might be better for chat? locite makes a decent brush on superglue I am told.
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comment Sata Power Connection Broken Off but Pins are ok
I've had reasonable luck with brush on superglue (google it!). You want something with a minimal amount of spillover, slowish (but not too slow) glueing time, and a need to be applied on one side, not two. Test fit, apply brush on glue, press to fit. Should be good for at least one more plug in ;). Alternative might be to get a molex to sata connector, cut off the wires and solder each one to the corresponding wire ;p
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comment Sata Power Connection Broken Off but Pins are ok
Yeah, RMA requests tend to be denied if there's physical damage. Do you want a temporary or permanent fix? I've had reasonable luck with brush on superglue with a USB connector 'tongue' but this is more complex
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comment I want to move /run/shm to my /home directory
That's a REALLY wierd partition layout, and fairly badly planned. There's little reason to split off non critical OS stuff (or for that matter anything but /home and maybe /etc). IMO splitting up a system into different mountpoints is really a relic of tiny old drives.
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comment Restrict answers to n thousand characters or less
Why don't we just restrict it to 140 charecters or less? That way people with no attention span whatsoever can get answers too
Feb
25
comment Notebook makes known for linux support
Hardware/purchase recommendations are off topic for SU If you have 20 rep on any one site, you can use chat, and we're always happy to talk hardware on root access.
Feb
25
comment Super User in Portuguese
I for one have no arguments for or against this. If your site does get out of beta, I do wonder a few things 1) How do us non Portuguese speaking SU mods and high ranking users know when a question ought to be punted over to your site? We won't be able to know anything past "Google says its portugese" 2) Will you guys be adopting community best practices from SU or branching off on its own?
Feb
25
comment Why is the moderator diamond so big?
Where exactly are you a mod? ;p
Feb
24
answered Split a filesystem between mutliple drives
Feb
24
comment Acceptable to ask → build → self-answer a question for open source?
While its not a self answer - softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/710/… has a great example of someone creating a tool specifically for an answer on SR.superuser.com/questions/342107/… has two answers for different firmwares of a keyboard, written by users. So, all other things taken into account, sure.
Feb
23
comment SSD vs HDD which will be better value over their lifetime?
You wouldn't need to reregister windows, just do a fresh install using the key on the sticker. The question itself though, is pretty hard to answer without knowing what exactly is slowing down your system, and what 'value' is.
Feb
23
awarded Teacher
Feb
23
comment How do I serve a torrent from my web server?
This is probably what the OP actually wants.
Feb
23
comment I want to make a persistent Pre Windows XP USB
would win 9x do? windows 2000 is pretty much the same lineage as XP, and windows 9x might actually work off a 'standard' dos/usb boot
Feb
23
awarded Editor
Feb
23
revised How to strip coating off of wires without a wire stripper
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