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Top 10 USB Thumb Drive Tricks
LifeHacker ^ | 10 July 2010 | Kevin Purdy

Posted on 07/12/2010 5:37:35 AM PDT by ShadowAce

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To: ml/nj
For the Ubuntu System to rescue a problem Windows installation, could someone indicate what the advantages/disadvantages of a USB bootable Ubuntu would be compared to the CD (or maybe DVD for more room?) bootable system would be.

The USB is most likely going to be a bit faster; seek times on CDs and DVDs are not nearly as fast as a flash drive.

Also, you can easily save data on the same flash drive --- in fact, you can use something like liveusb-creator so that your image information is kept persistent between reboots:


41 posted on 07/12/2010 7:09:51 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: ShadowAce

USB swag bump


42 posted on 07/12/2010 7:29:28 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: ShadowAce

43 posted on 07/12/2010 8:27:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: ShadowAce

Cool stuff.


44 posted on 07/12/2010 8:31:48 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Unemployment has DOUBLED since the Democrats took control of congress)
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To: ShadowAce

nice post


45 posted on 07/12/2010 8:33:59 AM PDT by za_claws (Our President is the new Milli Vanilli)
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To: ShadowAce

Mark


46 posted on 07/12/2010 8:52:42 AM PDT by TFMcGuire (Life is tough. It is even tougher if you are stupid--John Wayne)
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To: za_claws

Bookmark for study.


47 posted on 07/12/2010 8:53:30 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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cool


48 posted on 07/12/2010 9:02:07 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: BushCountry

Is that a real thing?


49 posted on 07/12/2010 9:07:07 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking
Yep, if it was greater than 8gb I might get one. I still might for a windows repair kit, media player, RTF word-processor with templates, photo repair and drawing.

Was looking for a cool Watch USB device, then I could take advantage of a lot of the hacking tools and software I have and make a WMD (Watch of Mass Destruction).

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/usb-gadgets/ad41/

50 posted on 07/12/2010 9:15:49 AM PDT by BushCountry (I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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I don’t think I’d like the knife one. I’d stick it in my pocket of course like any other knife or memory stick, and that one looks like it would accumulate crap in and around the USB connector (even worse than a generic stick with no connector cover).


51 posted on 07/12/2010 9:25:48 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: BushCountry
Apparently they have at least a 16GB one now, if that's more to your liking:

http://www.techfresh.net/swissflash-16gb-flash-drive-and-laser-pointer/

52 posted on 07/12/2010 9:38:07 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

It is a key chain thing, since it is swiss army who typical do an alright job concerning quality (like their watches), I am sure the recess for the usb is tight as any other high quality connector.

I don’t usually carry a knife, pen or key light so if I have to carry a usb, might as well carry something that does more than one job. This was what made me even think twice about it other than the cool factor.


53 posted on 07/12/2010 9:40:30 AM PDT by BushCountry (I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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To: ShadowAce
bookmark for later . . . thanks!


54 posted on 07/12/2010 9:48:07 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: BushCountry
Oh OK, so it's one of those real small SWA knives? I prefer to carry a full size pocketknife which pretty much forces you to carry it in-pocket, and I was picturing all the sludge that builds up in the bottom of the blade tracks getting into the USB plug.

For a USB stick (which goes in the pocket too, I try to keep the key-chain as light and unencumbered as possible) I used to use the Lexar "sport" models with a stretchy rubber cap, but have recently been using PNY ones with a plastic cap that seals pretty well.

55 posted on 07/12/2010 9:58:26 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: BushCountry

Forgot to mention it, but I do love those SW watches though. Won’t wear anything else, even for dress. I beat the crap out of watches and these just seem to lap it up and keep on going.


56 posted on 07/12/2010 9:59:46 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: ShadowAce

bump


57 posted on 07/12/2010 10:05:51 AM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: 4mer Liberal

geek ping


58 posted on 07/12/2010 10:57:49 AM PDT by T Minus Four (tagline pending)
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To: Betis70

I got addicted to watching Weeds on Netflix. I watch it over the kid’s WII instead of the computer.


59 posted on 07/12/2010 11:20:02 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: ShadowAce
Bookmark!
60 posted on 07/12/2010 11:48:58 AM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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