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    6.1 or 7.0

    I think he meant he gave the computer away, not spinrite.
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    6.1 or 7.0

    That's usually how I do it. And if I want to spinrite a drive that's currently in service, I clone it to a new drive, swap it out, and spinrite it in a spare machine.
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    6.1 or 7.0

    Did SQRL really take 7 years? If so I kind of have to agree with you. That's a bit excessive in retrospect. He could have turned it over to the community much earlier than he did, I think.
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    File Sync Recommendations?

    To be clear, are you syncing cross-machine, via a LAN, or did you mean you're only syncing directories within a single machine? Syncthing doesn't really support syncing directories on the same machine, so if that's what you're doing, it's not the right tool for the job. I assume that also means...
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    File Sync Recommendations?

    It depends what your needs are. I've been using syncthing a long time and I've been very happy with it. It's best at mirroring two directories and is almost completely automatic, so it's not a good choice if you want to manually merge directories or resolve conflicts. If you want precise...
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    AARG! AARG! Internet useless for research!

    Not sure what sort of timespan you mean (the last year? the last 20 years?), but part of it may have to do with the massive orders of magnitude more content and diversity there is on the internet than there ever was before. There was a time when most internet users were technical people, and...
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    6.1 or 7.0

    Some developers use the major version number to indicate breaking changes. For example, 7.0 will be the first to support UEFI, like you said, and I think Steve said 6.1 will be the last to support 16-bit systems. The other thing is, we don't know what it looks like under the hood. A small...
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    QNAP + Debian, vs. Raspberry Pi + External drives?

    Yeah, I just didn't figure that out until now, haha. Probably because I'm a tinkerer myself, I install Linux on everything I can get my hands on, and I rarely buy something and just use it as-is. So when he said that, I guess I took it as just a normal thing people do with their NAS devices.
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    QNAP + Debian, vs. Raspberry Pi + External drives?

    Interesting. Is there something specific to RPi, or specific to SD cards, or do you just mean in general as any writable filesystem can become corrupt in the event of a power failure? Ext4 and Btrfs are both pretty resilient against crashes; I've used both on a Pi and power cycled them before...
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    QNAP + Debian, vs. Raspberry Pi + External drives?

    Right, that's why I was wondering why anyone would put a general-purpose OS like Debian on a NAS device, since you'd lose most of the convenience. Now that I'm thinking about it though, I just realized Steve's advice was probably aimed at people who already have a QNAP device and are looking...
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    QNAP + Debian, vs. Raspberry Pi + External drives?

    I've used old desktops as NASes before too. It's a great way to reuse old hardware. You can build one for the same price as a small NAS too, but with more bays and better specs. You can even get used tower servers with hot-swap bays for cheaper than buying a big NAS new, and it'll probably have...
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    QNAP + Debian, vs. Raspberry Pi + External drives?

    Steve mentioned it might be possible to install Linux on a QNAP device, and it turns out it can in fact run Debian. I don't know much about QNAP devices or NASes in general, but this got me wondering... compared to running a general-purpose distribution like Debian on a QNAP or similar...
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    [Re: #820] NAT firewall is not the only kind of firewall!

    By that you mean that the virtual Android environment has an IP different from the host, but in the same subnet as the host? As though perhaps the host is not acting as a NAT router but is instead relaying DHCP to the upstream DHCP server? I'm assuming this is when the chromebook has a 3G/4G/5G...
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    My profile identifiers Macnala*

    I'll give it a try and see what happens. I haven't used my SQRL identity anywhere except here and the SQRL forum. I think my SQRL forum account is associated with my account here, and not directly associated with my SQRL identity, but if I have to I'll just go through the same process for that...
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    My profile identifiers Macnala*

    Oh, I see. I thought the recovery code was just there to regenerate your identity in case you forgot the password. Is there any way I could generate a new identity and associate my account with it while I still have access to my current identity?