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Computer Questions Not Worth Their Own Thread II

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Methos, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish 49ers 2019

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    Yes, it is a headset.
     
  2. peter grimes

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    Ok, I am using a 1TB HDD in an enclosure as supplemental storage for my laptop (which now has a 256GB SSD).

    I'm not exactly sure what I'll be using the drive (D:\OffSite Storage) for yet, but I figure it would be smart to password protect it at the very least, if not encrypt it.

    1. if I encrypt the disk, will that cause read/write delays? It's already a pretty slow drive - one of the reasons i removed it from the laptop. So if I use it to store my Steam games and it's encrypted, I assume that would further slow down the time to open a game?

    2. If I only want to password protect it, which of the Groups or Usernames should I grant which permissions? I am the only user on this laptop, but I do worry about losing the laptop or the drive. I'd prefer to turn off permissions for everyone but me.

    3. Do these listed Security properties travel with the drive? If I plug the drive in to my wife's laptop will the permissions remain the same, as an administrator on her machine will she have access to OffSite Storage? How would I obtain access to the drive if it's plugged into her machine?

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  3. Samson

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    Does anyone have any experience with electronic laboratory notebooks?

    I work in an academic environment, and have recently moved from a more operational role to a more research role. My day to day work involves writing code, running it and examining the results, then tweak and repeat. My results vary from a few bytes to a few gigabytes, and each version will be deprecated by the next one so I generally delete them after I have worked out what is wrong with them. I have just been told that I have to keep all instances of all analysis I run, both code and results.

    I keep all my code in git, but this is not really suitable for storing gigabytes of effectively binary data. There must be tools out there for this, but searching "digital lab book" brings up tools that seem designed for the wet lab researcher not a computational researcher. Does anyone have any recommendations or pointers? I do all my work in linux.
     
  4. Synsensa

    Synsensa Warlord Retired Moderator

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    Are you prohibited from keeping your older files in a cloud solution of some kind (such as Dropbox, or Microsoft's OneDrive)? Does the lab/class have an internal server?
     
  5. Samson

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    I am not prohibited from anything really, but the size of the data would seem to indicate a local solution would be better. We do have servers, and I have pretty good lattitude on installing stuff on some of them. I could possibly even make the case for someone in IT to maintain any solution for me, but that is not a given.
     
  6. Zelig

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    "Password protection" without encryption is entirely ineffective. If you're talking about Windows permissions, all that will effectively do is prevent local access from non-admin accounts on your PC.

    Probably best way to tell would be to run some benchmarks (CystalDiskMark is probably good for that purpose) with it, then encrypt with BitLocker, then run Benchmarks again.
     
  7. Zelig

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    Yeah, this really sounds like a problem for IT. Reliably storing many gb of data is not at all something you should be doing as an end user, and is, IMHO, pretty miserable work.

    Baseline for effective storage would be something like Git LFS following the 3-2-1 backup rule for the entire repository. To really do it well you'd want some kind of checksumming procedure to avoid bitrot or corruption from propagating through the backups.
     
  8. aimeeandbeatles

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    What's a good Linux distro for a virtual machine? Preferably one that's hard to mess up. I'm not sure how I did it, but I managed to render five separate Linux VMs completely unbootable.
     
  9. Synsensa

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    Windows 10
     
  10. Takhisis

    Takhisis ΑΛΗΘΩС ΑΝΕСΤΗ

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    Mint is usually stable and new user-friendly which is why I use it. I keep a bootup pendrive for accessing weird partitions and such.
     
  11. aimeeandbeatles

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    I think Mint was actually one of the ones I wrecked. Though I'm thinking now maybe I just misconfigured VirtualBox itself and not the actual VMs. I'll try it again.
     
  12. shadowplay

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    I'm looking at a website that starts with ps:// instead of https://

    What is this? I've never seen it before.
     
  13. r16

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    know nothing about computers , nothing at all but if ı type such an adress to the webcafe it will never work . So , possibly it's not a good thing .
     
  14. Samson

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    The bit at the start of the address is the scheme. There is a list here, and ps is not on it. Are you sure you have not deleted the first 3 characters of https?
     
  15. shadowplay

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    :lol: That's probably it, thanks.
     
  16. shadowplay

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    Will a Chromecast device allow me to wirelessly project from my laptop onto an older "dumb" TV? I'd like to stream Netflix and stuff on my laptop or phone and be able to project it onto the TV like you would with a newer TV that can be connected to wirelessly. The TV has HDMI ports but not USB ports unfortunately, otherwise I'd get the microsoft wireless display adapter.
     

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