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Slow netbooks: How to convert H.264 HD movies to lower quality (but faster) DivX

What if you want to play a HD movie on a netbook? I tried it on my acer 532h, and it’s lagging; mplayer complains about the machine being too slow. The problem maybe isn’t the high quality per se, but … Continue reading

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Script to write random data to a hard drive using openssl

The script I posted on how to write random data to the hard drive was kinda buggy.. Here is a better version, that actually stop when it finishes. It also shows the progress and does some safety checking (It’s weird, … Continue reading

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How to write random data to the hard drive with dd

Note: the script posted here is a bit buggy. There is an improved version on a newer post. Since I bought my netbook (an Acer Aspire One 532h-2514), I’m considering encrypting all my data. After some searching, I found that … Continue reading

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