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comment Checking fiber cables for light without risking my eyes
Shining 1000BASE-ZX (the 120km/75mi variety) on a cell phone's camera is pretty likely to damage the camera, though I'd rather fry my camera than my eye (especially since I still couldn't see the light at that frequency). Also, high end cell phone cameras might filter more of the NIR light than others, so it might not work with all cameras. Interesting note, the light is almost always red to infrared, but IR typically shows up as blue or purple in unfiltered camera sensors.
Dec
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answered Damage control - stolen laptop
Dec
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comment Damage control - stolen laptop
@gparent I would hope if someone is carrying a laptop with information valuable enough for someone to steal it from the person while they're using it, that person would know to shut the lid if possible. Also, something with information that valuable should have a SC and policy that when yanked it locks.
Dec
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answered FreeBSD/FreeNAS: How to change group for multiple users?
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Nov
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comment FreeBSD `freebsd-update` automation?
Please reread the first line of this answer, I really meant it. The question was not about any of what you asked, just about automating that process. Ports aren't touched by freebsd-update, you'd need to automate portmaster, portupgrade, or possibly poudriere for that (and that ain't easy for some ports). What could go wrong: same as running any freebsd-update, mainly hardware issues in the middle of an upgrade; or a bad diff though that is unlikely from official sources. The script above does not jump versions; it would be much more complicated as you have to specify the new version.
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comment Simulate WAN / Route Between 2 Virtual networks (Vmware)
This "answer" is the only thing I have downvoted, please be careful making assumptions about how other people have voted. You appear to be a native English speaker, but your grammar reflects a person who does not care about the way they are perceived or a pension for accuracy, including distinguishing companies from products. I explicitly stated that Windows will "fulfill your basic requirements", I do not see an issue opining it as the "worst" option. It can not natively simulate potential real-world problems your network may face, including latency, packet-loss, limited bandwidth, etc.
Nov
27
comment In ZFS, what is the difference between the various zpool versions?
NOTE: The version system mentioned here is no longer used by open source implementations. A new "flag" system has replaced the old system - where flags indicate feature support, the older system only allowed sequential support of features tied to version numbers.
Nov
27
comment How to use a Tone Generator to trace a network cable
Last place I worked had a Fluke tone generator, just standing in the same room as the cable made a faint noise, and it got steadily louder until you were touching the right wire. Absolutely fabulous for ancient buildings with weird old wiring and conduits like Pan's Labyrinth.
Nov
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comment Simulate WAN / Route Between 2 Virtual networks (Vmware)
pfSense works well, it's based on FreeBSD. DD-WRT has a x64 version that runs in ESXi as well, it's based on Linux. If you're not familiar with either base OSes there isn't much advantage to either in your setup; in the near future pfSense will officially support ESXi.
Nov
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comment Simulate WAN / Route Between 2 Virtual networks (Vmware)
"VMWare" is a company, not software. Windows is easily the worst "router" option that fulfills your basic requirements. Good luck.
Nov
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comment Parse cookie by domain in NGINX
Maybe a dumb question, but why don't you fix whatever is setting the wrong cookie in your applications?
Nov
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comment Is it possible that the VPS service provider can access my Windows VPS even I have changed the default password?
Yes it takes a little bit more than just mounting the disk image. But it's not much more than that, especially with actual forensic tools. I've used a program that you literally point at the disk image and the memory dump, it does the rest for BitLocker or TruCrypt.
Nov
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comment Best way to optimize (loss-less) thousands of jpgs in a windows folder structure?
Firebug's "optimization" was a lossy compression process. For most images it simply reduced the image quality by a small enough amount that people wouldn't notice but the file size shrinks drastically. This is a very noticeable difference in JPEG images with quality levels over 90%.
Nov
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comment Is there a way to force a TRIM in a Windows 2012 Software RAID array?
Probably, it would depend on what the precompactor does...
Nov
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revised New Team Foundation Server 2010 Installation
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Nov
20
revised Vagrant is creating files and folders in my project
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