Today, I was trying to wipe a hard drive on my gaming machine using DBAN 2.2.6 and kept seeing two “unrecognized devices” in the list of available drives. When trying to run the DBAN wipe, it would crash, complaining about /dev/sda and /dev/sdb.
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I found this FireFox goodie some time ago and find it immensely handy. However, even though I work around dozens of computer nerds, it seems to be a trick nobody knows about.
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Easily create standalone programs for OS X which don’t require any commandline experience for the end-users.
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Using the gEDA tool suite, you can design your own schematics and circuit boards on any platform that support X Windows, including Mac OS X.
I’m sure you’ve seen those “capcha” images on various sites — you know, those twisted, distorted images of a few letters and numbers which you have to try to read and input to prove you’re human. These are a big PITA, but they’re one of the easier way to defeat spammers, yet some still get past. This shows how.
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