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Thinkpad T520 with Debian 7 Wheezy Linux

Posted 02-28-2015 at 02:06 PM by floppy_stuttgart
Updated 05-02-2015 at 12:36 PM by floppy_stuttgart

I downloaded Debian7 stable 64bit lxde iso, from the debian download page , on a linux pc.
I installed the Debian iso on an usb stick with the program "unetbootin" (pc connected to the internet with a LAN cable).
I booted the pc from the usb and installed a parallel boot Win7 / Debian according that advice
a) I installed the realtek firmware on the pc in order to make the wifi working (it...
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Who needs KDE or Gnome?

Posted 02-25-2015 at 10:45 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 02-25-2015 at 02:27 PM by exton

LFA (Linux for all) version 150225, 64 bit, with Fluxbox as Window Manager and Cairo-Dock as Desktop Interface

The system is based on upcoming Ubuntu 15.04, codenamed Vivid Vervet and Debian Jessie (upcoming Debian 8). It's a total rebuild. I.e. nothing is left of the old LFA system.

The system language is ENGLISH.

News about LFA build 150225
Previous version of LFA (build 141120) had four (4) Desktop environments installed. Namely Unity...
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Rating: 2 votes, 4.50 average.

(Not) Microsoft calling...

Posted 02-24-2015 at 06:37 AM by brianL
Updated 02-24-2015 at 06:39 AM by brianL

It's been a while since I got one of these calls. Somebody with a strong Indian accent, using an English name (Andrew, this time), and claiming to work for Microsoft.
After introductions, this is the conversation:
Andrew: we have reports that your computer has been downloading malicious software.
Me: Oh? That sounds bad.
Andrew: Don't worry, we can fix it.
Me: I hope so.
Then asks if I'm at my computer & is it on. And which browser I use.
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BLDC Motor How To

Posted 02-24-2015 at 04:37 AM by jheengut
Updated 02-24-2015 at 04:38 AM by jheengut
Tags adc, bldc, odroid, pwm

I'm gathering data for running BLDC motor using my Odroid U3 Shield I/O.

First question what is a BLDC motor.

A BLDC motor is a Brushless Direct Current Motor meaning that the electromagnet coils are static but its the magnetic rotor that rotates.

It has many advantages to the motor used in toys and other types, but its complexity arises from the circuitry needed to drive this type of motor.

I have scraped some hard disks and optical drives...
Posted in Hacking, Unix, Linux
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They see me runnin', an' screamin'...

Posted 02-23-2015 at 07:01 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-05-2015 at 01:27 PM by rocket357

Sorry, non-technical post "war stories of the admin" or "datacenter outages caused by stupidity" today.

I play H1Z1 with my wife. It's a fun little post-outbreak walking-dead-ish game (currently in alpha) of survival in a world just after a massive virus outbreak...yadda yadda yadda. Bottom line: don't die to zombies, starvation, or wildlife (particularly bears).

Bears. Good God, man. Unlike real life, bears are relatively easy to...
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