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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Preloaded spyware, courtesy Lenovo on: February 21, 2015, 07:47:49 PM
I think I stand by this. I am making my own problems with upgrade woes but my current comp is custom built that we did as a project and when it's your buddy building it you know generally there's no weird stuff (initially!) on there.

I haven't found a practical way to assemble appropriate notebook PCs, but for desktop / server, have almost always gone with custom.
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Preloaded spyware, courtesy Lenovo on: February 21, 2015, 07:46:15 PM
Are you saying that you overwrite their OS with the installation media that comes with the hardware?  

In my case, I have purchased separate installation media -- can get a bit expensive, but then these days there are some places that offer the purchase of PCs without a bundled OS.

Didn't mention this earlier, but up through this post I've had notebook PCs in mind.
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Preloaded spyware, courtesy Lenovo on: February 21, 2015, 07:12:18 AM
I overwrite too.  Definitely takes time to set up from installation media first time (e.g. today from W7 SP1, literally had over 130 updates total), but apart from avoiding the questionable content that is preloaded there are a few additional benefits IMHO:

bloat reduction
a somewhat more up-to-date image to restore from and possibly customized more to one's taste
a bit more flexibility regarding use of HDD -- e.g. can use the space reserved for restoration (i.e. onekey) for other purposes

May be others have additional / different reasons for doing likewise?
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Preloaded spyware, courtesy Lenovo on: February 20, 2015, 01:48:53 AM
Thanks for sharing this.

The article contained some nice links:

130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Happy New Year! 恭禧發財! 새해 복 많이 받으세요! on: February 19, 2015, 05:57:58 PM
Happy (Old-Style?) New Year!

May much luck come to us all smiley
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: February 17, 2015, 05:52:14 PM
That was quick work!

Thanks smiley

...and the second link even mentioned:

  http://www.phrenopolis.co.../perspective/solarsystem/
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: February 17, 2015, 07:08:30 AM
Ever wonder why you never see any maps of the solar system drawn to scale?

Nice.

How about something similar for atoms and molecules with their electron clouds? Wink
133  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: February 04, 2015, 09:39:51 PM
Thanks for the post!  Some items from the FAQ that might be of interest.

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...

Why does Atom send usage data to Google Analytics?

In the same way that aggregate usage information is important when developing a web application, we've found that it's just as important for desktop applications, especially during the beta program. By knowing which Atom features are being used the most, and how the editor is performing, we can focus our development efforts in the right place. For details on what data Atom is sending or to learn how to disable metrics gathering, visit https://github.com/atom/metrics.


The current claim appears to be that among other things a hash of the MAC address of one of the network interfaces is collected:

  https://github.com/atom/m...er-content-collected-data

It's unclear whether one gets a chance to opt-out of the initial transmission.
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Internet of Things thread (IoT) on: February 04, 2015, 07:37:08 AM
All your dirts are belong to us.
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC on: February 04, 2015, 07:26:52 AM
The article says it will be able to use a version of Windows 10 from Microsoft. Would this ruin it?

Not sure why that would ruin it.

Sounds somewhat similar to being able to use Mathematica on the Pi.

Also, AFAICT, it's not just that you will be able to use a version of Windows 10:

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The Raspberry Pi 2-compatible version of Windows 10 will be available free of charge to makers.
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: ALERT! How to test for GHOST security hole now affecting major distros on: January 31, 2015, 09:25:19 AM
Thanks for the heads up.



It appears I got lucky this time -- apparently recent versions of NixOS are unaffected (14.04, 14.12), though 13.10 may be vulnerable.
137  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: WhenLast (Android app) on: January 24, 2015, 09:47:46 PM
So, no notion of a DUE date, just always telling you how long it's been, and the ability to ask for a reminder after a certain amount of time.

I like this idea.

What he said.
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: issues with uefi, more than 6 drives, ahci, windows 8. on: January 20, 2015, 02:17:45 AM
UEFI is a replacement for the system BIOS, not a drive partition manager. You only need UEFI if your system drive is >2TB because a BIOS cannot boot from a GPT partition table.

Sorry for making confusing remarks regarding UEFI / GPT.  I had them fused inappropriately smiley
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: issues with uefi, more than 6 drives, ahci, windows 8. on: January 20, 2015, 02:10:40 AM
I think someone here explained that with uefi or something, there is boot information that is stored and distributed on all the connected drives, so if one is disconnected it won't boot anymore because info is missing.

I don't know about the info being stored in a distributed manner -- may be that happens -- in the local case I believe what I wasn't terribly happy about was that some critical info is stored in the PC's nvram that is required for appropriately using the disk (specifically regarding booting).  Having to manage that was something I didn't feel like doing -- at least not at that time smiley
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: issues with uefi, more than 6 drives, ahci, windows 8. on: January 19, 2015, 12:49:14 AM
What you said at least about large drives is one of the "draws" of UEFI, IIRC -- perhaps number of drives too, not sure. I happen to not have drives that exceed 1 TB, nor simultaneously connect that many so have "escaped"...What I was lured by was the support for a large number of the same type of "first-class" partition -- i.e. MBR only supported up to 4 primary partitions and with UEFI you get many more of the "standard" partition.

It turned out though that there is an additional headache taking a drive from one machine to another if using UEFI -- I found the drive wasn't enough (at least for what I tried), it was also necessary to modify something that is stored in the PC.  With MBR / legacy setups, I could take a drive from one machine and use it on another without any other "state" that needed to be transferred -- with some caveats regarding hardware.  This additional complication was enough of a turn-off for me that I now look for motherboards that support MBR / legacy mode.  I don't know how much longer this approach will be viable though...
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Commands / software to verify partition backups / clones? on: January 18, 2015, 10:33:52 PM
Thanks smiley
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX - Problem with Steam shellscript may delete user files on: January 18, 2015, 06:30:39 PM
Woa.
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: issues with uefi, more than 6 drives, ahci, windows 8. on: January 18, 2015, 06:30:07 PM
Not helpful for your situation, but I have not had good luck with UEFI (too many glitches and at least one additional administrative burden that seems to arise from its use) and these days I avoid it.  IIUC, the quality of UEFI implementations varies considerably.  At least the glitches might get ironed out eventually...may be?
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Commands / software to verify partition backups / clones? on: January 17, 2015, 05:09:36 PM
Thanks for the replies.

My recent tool of choice has been Clonezilla for some time but that ties up a machine (and the process of setting up the backup is not a process I enjoy physically as well as ncursesly) so I'm experimenting with a dock that doesn't require a PC.

The dock is a dual drive dock -- one nice feature is that it's clear which slot is the source and which is the target.  There is a progress indicator so one can get a rough sense of how much to wait.

After looking around some more I see that there are docks that can perform verification of some sort, but have not found one in a price range that seems acceptable -- plus I just got one...

May be it'll be worth writing a small verification script...attaching the dock to a PC after finishing the clone and running a comparison in the background seems better than doing the backup via a dock / PC combination but perhaps that's not actually a very useful illusion smiley
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / *NIX: Commands / software to verify partition backups / clones? on: January 16, 2015, 10:47:45 PM
Am trying out a cloning dock -- one of those things that let's one clone a drive to another without the use of a PC.

Would like to verify the results though -- perhaps not every time.

I'm currently doing something like:

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md5sum /dev/sda1
...
md5sum /dev/sdaN

for N partitions and comparing with analogous results from the other drive.

I'm not that concerned about MBR / GPT metadata at the moment.  (Thought of just doing the whole drive (e.g. /dev/sda) but then realized that drive sizes differ some times smiley)

Also tried the cksum command as perhaps that's good enough to detect errors.  I/O is probably so much more of a bottleneck that may be there won't be a detectable difference...

Any favorites or recommendations for this sort of procedure?



Some numbers and additional details:

Cloning a c. 320 GB drive has taken around 80 min (have done this a couple of times now).

Verifying (i.e. using the md5sum program above on 4 partitions) I didn't track very closely, but it may have exceeded an hour total.

Three of the partitions contained ext4 filesystems and the fourth was swap -- yes, working with the swap partition was probably pointless smiley
146  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release - Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) on: January 13, 2015, 05:40:20 PM
    + Added support for environment variables.  (Thanks, lujomu)

Hurray!
147  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Convert sequence of images to video (with ffmpeg?) on: January 12, 2015, 10:35:19 PM
May be a plugin to SC wouldn't be too hard either smiley
148  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: PasteQuick - yet another pastebin app on: January 09, 2015, 12:47:45 AM
How do you build from source?

Do you use lazbuild?

Yes, the one thing about Lazarus source is that you need to have a working copy of Lazarus to build with.  I think the devs were working on making it so you only have to download FreePascal, the LCL and Lazbuild, but I don't know how far that got.
As far as building with Lazarus, just open pastequick.lpi with Lazarus, it will ask if you want to load the project (say yes) and hit the compile button.
Or lazbuild pastequick.lpi works too.

Thanks for the response.

Well, since I'm testing out packaging it, using the IDE to compile is not really practical smiley

My initial attempts at using lazbuild didn't end in success, but hope to go for another round before long.



FWIW, compiling from Lazarus worked fine.  Saw my first paste smiley  Nice work!
149  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: PasteQuick - yet another pastebin app on: January 08, 2015, 06:32:16 AM
How do you build from source?

Do you use lazbuild?
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca on: January 08, 2015, 03:57:03 AM
Sounds nice for sure smiley  Hoping the success continues.
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