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Raid 5 Question [12 Feb 2009|02:01am]

I just bought 2 750 GB WD hard drives for a RAID 5 array. My problem is that the two new drives are WD7500AACS hard drives. 750GB 3.0 Gb Sata 16MB , BUT they're 5400 to 7200rpm. My third drive for the array is a WD 750GB WD7500AAKS, which is 3.0 Gb Sata, 16MB, BUT it's 7200rpm only.

Does anyone know if I'll have issues using this drive or should I just buy another "Eco Drive" of the AACS variety?
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[10 Apr 2006|11:32am]

Anyone still around this community?

I have recently acquired many notebooks with the same make and model. I have also in my possession many notebook hard drives of the same make/model. I would like to install Windows XP and various other programs onto one notebook, ghost the hd when I have everything the way I want and all the programs I want, and restore the ghost images to the other systems.

However, I'd like this to be as easy as possible. Specifically I'd like to just initialize the image restore and then come back in a couple hours to a fully-functional system. There are a couple issues with this (maybe more, I'm not sure yet :P).

First is re-establishing the MBR of the newly recovered system. Second is activating the newly created partition with the OS. Both of these tasks are easily done with something like fdisk, but this requires that I have a separate boot disk, and I have to push extra buttons to get my system running. I know this seems like a trivial task, but I'm just wondering if I can streamline ghost to restore the images, re-establish the MBR, and activate the partition all in one go. A fool-proof system clone, if you will.

I've discovered that Norton Ghost comes with an fdisk-like program called gdisk, which can re-establish the MBR and activate partitions in a single command. However the issue is automating the execution of such commands after the image restorations. I plan to burn all the images to a dual-layer DVD, so I won't have to come back every 30 minutes or so to switch disks.

Anyone have any ideas? Sorry this post was so redundant, I'm trying to be as descriptive and specific as possible to avoid confusion.
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[09 Aug 2005|12:15am]

Can anyone recommend a program to test memory? I found memtest86, but I'd appreciate comments or experiences. Thanks.
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viruses [20 Jun 2005|02:51pm]

I have re-evaluated my position towards computer viruses.
While computer hardware approaches the complexity of a human brain (the latest supercomputer is capable of 200,000,000,000,000 op/s), the software is lagging behind miserably. We have recursive algorithms, neural nets, genetic programming, swarm intelligence and so on, but the AI field is unable to produce a program as complex as a fly. Let's compare simple one-cell organisms, such as amoebas, to modern computer viruses and worms. Do you see any similarities? It was amoeba that had gradually evolved into multicell clusters, which in turn gave birth to the simplest worms and insects. I see operating systems and internet as a perfect enviroment for similar evolution. Antivirus programs provide the necessary natural selection, so an effective virus must make more and more decisions to survive on your machine and to replicate itself.
Who knows, maybe the next civilization on this planet will have its roots in modern trojans, spiders, RAT botnets, spamware and viruses.
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I like the times I get to feel geeky [24 Nov 2004|10:01am]

[ mood | creative ]

Here is my story of how I copied the databases, and am restoring them on the new server.
first I had the databases left to copy...

mysql>show databases -> ;
| Database                            |
| admin_appl                          |
| arizonabpm_com_-_forums             |
| arizonabpm_com_-_gallery            |
| azcoyote_com_-_gallery              |
| azhardcorejunkies_com_-_main        |
| blargatron-systems_com_-_blargatron |

Here is my storyCollapse )

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OpenBSD routerboxes.. [04 Nov 2004|06:24pm]

This weekend I am setting up an {ADSL/firewall/mailserver} box for someone. Normally I'd just zap them up a debian box, but I am thinking of using openBSD for this one as it's surely the choice of OS for facing off against the 'net.

Now I have used openBSD before (its languishing on my SPARC20) but I've never really used it for this kinda thing. Anyone got any advice/experience with setting up openBSD, on an X86 machine using a USB speedtouch? Any pitfalls or advice?
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[18 Oct 2004|09:45am]

wikipedia is inherently flawed.

no, i'm not against open content submission. not at all. but learning simply isn't a static process. the encyclopedia's of times past were fucking wondrous, and one could get many a fact (if there is such a thing) from them. however, one could not instruct one's self from an encyclopedia. learning and teaching one's self are very different: learning requires only information in a static form, teaching one's self, on the other hand, requires interaction with information. the ability to manipulate it, to have it explained in various ways, to dispute it, even to discuss it with other individuals. wikipedia will be a useful project, no doubt: the wealth of knowledge there is immense, and i myself use it on a nearly daily basis.

i envision something greater. a site where one may submit as one wishes, yes, like wikipedia. however, i envision a site where the product of chat, forums, blogs and divers other sorts of structured (or semi-structured) information can be combined. more than a site where one can edit any of the contents, but rather a community of learners who help each other. if one knew some subject well, or had mastered a skill, one would provide a means of instruction for others who wished to learn it. if one desired to learn a skill, the other who could do so would help. nevermind the concept of everyone helping each other in real life, or with getting food or somesuch, i won't delve into politics. i intend to make a very simple statement:

knowledge should be free.

i leave it up to each individual to determine how to distribute the knowledge best, but i implore you to question what we have available. any single bit may be damn good -- but is it excellent? is there room for improvement? if so, can you make the improvement? if so, make it, if you can't, facilitate it. this is the hacker ethic as i see it.

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[10 Oct 2004|01:03am]

here's a wiki (registration passcode is 7357.) that i'd like to see filled with content on unix, programming, networking and the such. i'd also like to see this motherfucking community active. we've got soo much collective knowledge, we need to do something with it. i've got a decent network connection and boxen i'd be willing to dedicate to the use of all our playing and learning. post and lets get something fucking going.
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[22 Sep 2004|07:28pm]

... I have a problem. I would like to set up one of my home computers as a server but I have been running into a bit of teouble, so I figured here would be one of the best places to get help.
... Here is the setup I have at home:
... ... There a three computers (Two windows 95 machines and a windows 98 machine), All three machines are networked together through a router, and I have a cable modem connected to the router as well.
... ... The router is a "Netopia R9100 v4.6", and out internet service is provided by Island Tell (local business). Change ISP or getting another router is not an option.

... I downloaded and set up a utility call BFTP Server, and it runns fine (I also tries Analog X Simple Server) but for the ip it gives the internal address ( instead of an address someone outside of my network can access.
... How do I go about setting things up so that I can have a server on one of my windows 95 machines (THe server is only for personal use)
... I know computers themselves but I know dick all about Routers other than basics, any and all help would be loved.
... Thanks a bunch.
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[20 Sep 2004|06:13pm]

... I got a questioin that is sorta connected to my last one.
... I downloaded and installed VNC and when it is running it has an icon in the system manager.
... My question is, is there a program (or anything) that I can use that will hide the VNC icon in the system taskbar (or any programs for that matter)

... Also I was wondering if anyone know were I could get (preferale for free but will pay or otherwise) a program that I seen tody. There was a handcap man I seen oday in a wheel chair and he had a laptop. He could not speek but he could type and he would type in what he wanted to say, and your classic computer (steven Hawkings) voice said what he typed, I was wondering were I could get such a program.

.. any and all help would be loved.
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[18 Sep 2004|06:40pm]

... I have a question. Here at home There are three of us, and we all have computers. These three computers are Networked through a router and connected to the internet through a cable modem. Two of the computers are running win95 and the other win98.
... I was wondering if there was a program out there that I could install on one of the computers and have it be able to show me what is on the screens of the other two computers. Also if the program was able to take remote controll over the Pc that would be great.
... See my two roomates are rather computer illiterate and something like this would help alot.
.. All I need is the name of the prog. If there are any free one cool, if not I am willing to shell out cash, or find it by other means...
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sftp [23 Aug 2004|02:15am]


I'm looking for suggestions for a gui sftp client that runs on both mac and linux.
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direct tv [16 Aug 2004|05:24pm]

Wow ok long time since I've posted here although i was a member back when noprofile started this, btw nice to have you back man. Anyway...

I moved into a new apartment and part of the complex is direct TV in every apartment, all you gotta do is call Direct TV and have em activate your account. Obviously I haven't done that yet. So i got 3 direct TV boxes and 3 P4 Access Cards. As of now I don't think there is a hack to get this to work, I did some looking around on the web and all I find are some site claiming to have a fix but charging a ridiculous amount of money for it, pisses me off to see that. I did read a little tidbit somewhere about hooking your dtv box up to a linux machine and then running the P4 card in emulation, but don't know if that actually works or not. I would be interested in investing time and money into getting the hardware to do read/writing of these cards if anybody is willing to work with me on this.

I have no plans to try to market this to people and make money off of it. I am purely interested in this because I am a big fan of hacking electronics and never really done much with Direct TV. If you ever done this type of thing before or wanna work with me on this my email is turi_vodka@yahoo.com

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[02 Aug 2004|02:11am]

Jesus christ I can't believe this community is still active.
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[30 Jul 2004|09:17pm]

Ok here is a rather strange question. Over the last few days I have been working on an old windows computer running 95 and I have been getting a few errors saying that this file or that file is missing, so I was wondering, is there a free program that will tell me what files my windows system has and what files it should have, you know something to compair what I have to what aI should, so I will know what is missing and needs to be fixed.
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AIM PWS [24 Jul 2004|05:42pm]

OK, i'm using a program called "Aim Robber," and I don't know what to do. The readme tells me to upload two included files to a web server that supports PHP. One of the files is called "logger.php" and one is called "log.html." It then says "After you upload the two files, you will need to CHMODE 'log.html' to 7777."

I just put the two files on a Geocities site, will that work?

Also, what is CHMODE?
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[23 Jul 2004|02:42am]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

know what i miss?? the god damned got_root irc room.

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Sorry [22 Jul 2004|08:46pm]

Hey, Im sorry about posting that Topsy_turvy crap the other day. I realized that it was a dumb thing to do, considering I hate that community...lots. So I removed it from your community. Im sorry again.
Also I would like to tell you how well I like this community...I like finding out some interesting facts that I dont know (And let me tell you, I dont know too much!!)
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[20 Jul 2004|02:46pm]

hey.. new to this. no really, new to the whole hacking thing in general. I'm learnin c++; where do I go from here? I wanna know what specifically I should try and learn.
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[22 May 2004|06:53pm]

So I was running around on google trying to find somewhere to download some of the older naruto (anime) episodes and I came accross this site: www.kragamuffin.com then I noticed that they have a private download section, then I decided that a site such as thing probably doesn't have real high security protection, I was mucking around with http://kragamuffin.com/private/download.html and haven't really come up with anything significant. Ideas?
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