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Apr
10
revised How to patch the Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160) in OpenSSL?
fixed date typo (2014 not 2013) and added 'process' to client in couple of places.
Apr
10
suggested approved edit on How to patch the Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160) in OpenSSL?
Nov
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Nov
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comment Comparison of backup tools
This really isn't a backup tool. I used SpiderOak in 2009 and it failed in multiple ways: failed to backup whole directory trees, never finished syncing properly, and I couldn't recover much of the data it did back up. Don't depend on SpiderOak for backup or sync is my view - even if they have fixed these bugs the architecture is still syncing all files to all PCs, and simply not suitable for backup.
Feb
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Feb
9
revised Difference between Ubuntu and Linux Mint
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Feb
9
suggested approved edit on Difference between Ubuntu and Linux Mint
Oct
23
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Oct
20
answered Is there any wa to spin down the GPU fan with the open source drivers for a RadeonHD 5870?
Oct
19
comment Fix corrupt NTFS partition without Windows
One more good link on the URE issue is this answer on another Stack Exchange site: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/1869/…
Oct
19
comment Fix corrupt NTFS partition without Windows
Sorry, that's not correct: the first version of the question included the line "sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Add. Sense: Unrecovered read error - auto reallocate failed" in the logs - the Unrecovered Read Error (URE) is what indicates the drive is failing. If you get unrecovered write errors, that can be lived with for a while (drive remaps the blocks), but UREs are not OK. See superuser.com/questions/114675/… for a similar error. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.#cite_note-labs.google.com-1 - huge Google analysis.
Oct
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Oct
17
revised Fix corrupt NTFS partition without Windows
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Oct
17
comment Fix corrupt NTFS partition without Windows
@RolandTaylor: I'm sure it was intended to be helpful, but telling someone to run a filesystem check when there is a visible unrecoverable read error in the logs is not going to help them. They might be able to fix their error temporarily but the disk hardware really is failing and the ntfix isn't helping that.
Oct
17
answered How To Customize Ubuntu Bash to make it like Mint?
Oct
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Oct
16
answered Fix corrupt NTFS partition without Windows
Oct
16
comment Fix corrupt NTFS partition without Windows
This is not a helpful answer unfortunately - the problem is not in fact how to fix the NTFS filesystem structures, but the unrecoverable read errors at the block device level (below NTFS). This means that (as psusi already said) "your disk is toast" - the only option is to buy a new hard drive and restore from backup. If you don't have up to date backups you can try using GNU ddrescue ("apt-get install gddrescue") to recover as much data as possible to a disk image file. Google for Ubuntu disk recovery for more help.
Oct
15
comment Are Ubuntu and Gnome drifting apart because of Unity?
I sympathise with having to learn a new interface, but it's wise to at least look at the new features for an Ubuntu release before taking the update. I would always at least boot a new Ubuntu update from a live CD, and usually I do a fresh install in a 2nd root partition - if the new Ubuntu works well (and often it takes a lot of tweaking, new kernel, new graphics driver, etc) then I mount my /home and /usr/local partition and pull across the key old config from /etc. This can be time consuming but I can always boot back into my current Ubuntu setup.