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Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 583

by silvaran (#30302316) Attached to: Black Screen of Death Not Microsoft's Fault

I wonder if you had known about the accident before the process finished if you could have recovered it by checking open file handles in /proc:

~$ while true; do echo -n 1; sleep 1; done > tmp.txt &
~$ rm tmp.txt
~$ ls -l /proc/11336/fd/ | grep tmp\.txt
l-wx------ 1 me me 64 2009-12-02 16:51 1 -> /home/me/tmp.txt (deleted)

Is there any way to recover this?

Comment: Re:OOh (Score 1) 803

by silvaran (#28712577) Attached to: Windows 7 Clean Install Only In Europe

You may or may not be able to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 using the upgrade discs (which just ended the half-off preorder promotion). This article (Jun 25) says you can, while these two (July 10 and July 13, respectively) say you cannot. What do the 3 articles have in common? No sources besides, "I've been asking a spokesman for the company about this for about a month, and he's finally been able to offer an answer." (the July 13 one). While I haven't really given anything substantial, I'm hoping somebody else out there will see this and can clear it up.

Comment: Re:Who in their right mind would want to use FAT? (Score 1) 272

by silvaran (#28560013) Attached to: Linux Patch Clears the Air For Use of Microsoft's FAT Filesystem

when you're setting up your own filesystems, however... just use ntfs-3g and fs-driver. problems solved. just don't forget to use mke2fs -I 128

What's the reason for 128-byte ext2 inodes and what does it have to do with ntfs-3g? I googled but couldn't find anything (in english). Thanks.

Novell

+ - Novell: "Windows is cheaper then linux"?

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dyous87 writes "A recent article on ZDNet seems to claim that Novell had connections to a comment made about the total cost of ownership of Linux being more expensive then that of Windows. This connection will undoubtedly continue to anger the Open Source Community and bring about an even worse reputation to Novell who seems to have been blacklisted by some Linux users since it's deal with Microsoft a few months back."
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No Passport For Britons Refusing Mass Surveillance 790

Posted by kdawson
from the and-you-thought-Sweden-was-bad dept.
UpnAtom writes "People who refuse to give up their bank records, tax records & details of any benefits they've claimed, and the records of their car movements for the last year, or refuse to submit to an interrogation on whether they are the same person that this mountain of data belongs to — will be denied passports from March 26th. The Blair government has already admitted that this and other data will be cross-linked so that the Home Office and other officials can spy on the everyday lives of innocent Britons. Britons were already the most spied upon nation in Western Europemore so even than Sweden. Data-mining through this unprecedented level of mass-surveillance allows any future British government to leapfrog even countries like China and North Korea."

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