Correct. For typical English and Western European languages, UTF-8 is a more compact encoding. However, for "CJK" Chinese/Japanese/Korean, UTF-16 is the more compact encoding. All of those characters are from a codepoint range that encodes to three UTF-8 bytes or (usually) two UTF-16 bytes.
the drive that died was a western digital but thats a 3.5 desktop drive.
so much for SMART warning me of impending failure...
A stupid question...did you have some SMART tool software enabled? As far as I know, no OS has these tools installed by default.
So I was about to format the drive when i decided to run recovery boot.
Looked at the boot drive it was fine.
Then I rmemberd something about the slave drive being the boot drive, so I told my bios to boot from the slave, and VOILA. working machine.
So I'm not sure what went wrong.
I'm running chkdsk on all the drives, I have a feeling one of my drives is on the way out, but somebody (BIOS or MBR) lost track of which drive was the boot drive.
I still think something's wrong, but now I don't know what.
I could just be that it shutdown due to overheating. I'll never know.
but there was definetly a boot or two where the bios had a hard time detecting IDE devices.
I'm sure something will go wrong at the worst time and I won't be able to figure out what it is.
but at least now I have the opoortunity to back everything upl.
On the rare occasion when I set up a server without hardware RAID, I have it send the alerts to our tech support department ... but that of course isn't appropriate for a laptop.
(Or maybe it is, if your laptop is owned and maintained by your employer.
Imagine getting a call from the help desk saying "hey, get your laptop over here pronto, your hard disk is about to fail." But then again, most moron users would say "uuuuhhhh... its a laptop, it doesn't have a hard drive?" [because "hard drive" == "mini tower case" in their minds)
google chrome os.
(first seen on heise.de)
now thats a direct attack to microsoft.
1) it won't run any windows sofware. So it won't be even as popular aslinux.
2) it won't run any linux software, so it will be less popular than linux.
So all it will run is a webbrowser and google's 'enhanced' apps. Sound familiar anyone?
So it will run on eee PC's and let you browse the web.
It will not take over the home market and will NEVER make a dent in the office market.
Won't be the first google app that failed.
Everyone who has tried the network computer thing so far has failed.
It might not only be because the back end was missing.
i'm looking verry forward to it, because of google has the power to make snapdragon netbooks real.
quad-arm8 cores with 8 hours of battery life! YAY!
even after that microsoft guy made the the asus representive excuse for even showing a working snapdragon in an eee case.
I will be running debian on it anyway.
I realy like purchasing hardware without even being in doubt of paying the microsoft tax. (or the apple tax, which is even more...)
anybody willing to draw some nice icons? tril? ;-)
not doing any work outside of my room, since all its walls are decorated with cheatsets.
I was inspired by the shitty design of kelly blue book's web page.
Every time a page loads, about a second after it's done loading, an ad at the top loads and causes the entire page to push down a bit.
This is genius!
We can make a web page where every two inches vertically we place an ad flush left to right, then right when we think the user is going to click on a link, we shift the page down a half inch so they end up clicking on the ad instead of the link they
were trying to click on.
Real honest ad clicks! We'll be rich!
Heh... 'real honest ad clicks'... that's a fine example of relativism at work.
I can't remember what file I need to create to make my Linux account forward a copy of all emails somewhere -
Is it .forward? In the root directory?