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I jumped off Reddit's cliff and landed here just like many other Lemmings.

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  • That's true, but usually they get their method right (or close to it) but fail on the simple addition. If you use it to help figure out what steps you need to take, you can then run through substituting the correct numbers in and make some real progress.

    I just completed a class on hydrology and water engineering with this method. Got a HD. That either says something about the school or something about GPT. Not sure which.

    It certainly says something about my willingness to complete water engineering coursework, I'll admit that.

  • Nuclear isn't perfect, but it is the best we have right now.
  • Fuck I wish the politicians would give this to us straight like that.

    Why is Albo's party spreading memes about three eyed fish instead of saying "yeah Dutton's nuclear plan is safe, but it maximises fossil fuel use in the short term and we'd prefer to focus on renewables"

  • Why don’t you like Apple?
  • My 2011 iPad 3rd gen.

    A lightweight Linux distribution would make that thing killer for word processing and document reading. Might even allow YouTube videos to be watched again.

    Any equivalent Android tablet would have custom ROMs etc. to get a bit more functionality out of it. I know it's not a tablet, but look at the Samsung galaxy SII - the amount of community development for that is incredible to this day.

  • That's why we need two ssds for dual boot
  • I take it webmail is due to Exchange-based mail?

    The €10 I pay a year for Exquilla is worth its weight in gold. It's about the only thing on my system that's not FOSS, but I'm not even mad because it works. 9.5/10 would recommend.

  • Help with external 4TB drive

    Hi All,

    I have a 4TB drive that was originally in a PC connected via SATA. I now wish to put it in an external enclosure and connect it via USB, however this is proving more difficult than I expected, and from what I understand it's Windows XP's fault.

    On attempting to mount the drive with sudo mount /dev/sdc /mnt, I receive the following error: mount: /mnt: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.

    The output of fdisk -l is as follows: ``` Disk /dev/sdc: 3.64 TiB, 4000787025920 bytes, 976754645 sectors Disk model: Expansion Desk Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdc1 1 4294967295 4294967295 16T ee GPT ```

    As can be seen, the disk is detected correctly as a 3.64TiB drive, but there is a partition that's read as 16TB. This, AFAIK, is because the sectors are incorrectly read as 4096 bytes long when they should be 512 bytes, and this is a thing that external enclosures do to ensure MBR compatibility with Windows XP.

    I tried overcoming this by mounting as follows: $ sudo mount -o ro,offset=$((1*512)) /dev/sdc1 /mnt however now I have a new error: mount: /mnt: failed to setup loop device for /dev/sdc1.

    Trying to mount with sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt only yields mount: /mnt: special device /dev/sdc1 does not exist.

    I'm at a loss as to how to mount this drive - at least, without reformatting it. Is it at all possible? Once I've cracked the code, can I configure /etc/fstab to do it automatically for me, or am I stuck in this limbo-land where I have data on my disk that's only readable with a hacky workaround? As a last resort, I think I can plug it back in via SATA, copy all 4TB off, plug it in via USB, reformat it and copy everything back on, but I want to avoid that hassle.

    Edit: Output of fdisk -l when connected via SATA. Note the sector size is now 512 and the drive mounts happily. ``` Disk /dev/sdb: 3.7 TiB, 4000787030016 bytes, 7814037168 sectors Disk model: HGST HDN724040AL Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: 5852E3A7-A2E4-4589-9D93-F8020C2D7E54

    Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb1 2048 7814035455 7814033408 3.7T Linux filesystem ```


    Sacrilege: I need help with KDE Connect under Windows.

    Hopefully this is the right community to ask this question in.

    I have been tasked with providing a way for a small team to send and receive text messages via a real mobile phone from their computers. Having daily driven Fedora since 2017, my first thought was KDE Connect SMS. Unfortunately, I have to be able to support Windows in this endeavour.

    As such, I have three questions:

    • KDE connect is available for Windows, however as far as I can figure kpeoplevcard is not. Am I mistaken? Is there a way to get contact names syncing successfully in a Windows environment, even just one-way?
    • Despite the notification permission being granted on Android, incoming text messages produce no notification on Windows. I have read this may be a fault that occurs when the Android client was installed from F-Droid. Is this the case? I haven't made a Google account for this device, so perhaps I need to do that and install the Play Store version.
    • MMS images appear fine in the KDE Connect SMS application, however they are only thumbnail sized and can not be saved as a file or copied. Can they at least be made bigger, if not exported?

    I'm worried that KDE Connect may not be the correct choice for this use-case if these issues don't have workarounds. I may have to use Google's Messages for Web, but that doesn't allow concurrent connections from multiple PCs like KDE Connect does - and it will mean I have to deal with Google.