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Command Line Video DVD Burning

Posted by mfluch on January 28, 2008

In the directory where the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders are execute a command similar to

growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hdc -speed=2 -dvd-video -V "DVD Label" .

The “-speed” option is only needed if one wants to divert from the standard speed. The “-V” option is to specify a label for the DVD. For more options see the manual page for growisofs and genisoimage.


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On the Line With BT…

Posted by mfluch on January 6, 2008

Coming back from my holiday I noticed that my internet connection at home did not work anymore. It turned out that my land line had problems. Yesterday I spend an hour on the phone to figure out what happened. Roughly the conversation went as follows.

BT Fault Department: Your line has been canceled.

Me: Cannot be, why should I? After all I need it for my internet.

BT Fault Department: We don’t know, that is just what our computer says. But I will connect you with the billing department which can help you.

Me: Ok.

Phone line: We are very busy at the moment. Please hold the line…

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Applied Number Theory

Posted by mfluch on January 2, 2008

This might give you an idea what to do when math lectures get boring. Can you keep up?

Factoring Time

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Posted by mfluch on January 2, 2008

What if you leave your wireless internet connection open and some day you notice that your neighboor is using your wireless Internet connection? You could encrypt the network connection or (if you are a geek) you could also take it with a bit of humor. Like this guy did. My favourite is the out-of-focus version of the internet. :-)

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No Christmas Presents?

Posted by mfluch on January 2, 2008

Then this might be the reason: click… :-)

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IMAP/SMTP Configuration Notes for Soton

Posted by mfluch on January 2, 2008

The following informations are needed to access the IMAP/SMTP service at the University of Southampton:

Incomming Mail (IMAP):

  • IMAP server: imap.exchange.soton.ac.uk
  • Port: 993
  • Encryption: SSL
  • User name: ISS username
  • Mail path: ~/Mail

Outgoing Mail (SMTP):

  • SMTP server: smtp.soton.ac.uk
  • Port: 25
  • Encryption: TLS
  • Authentication: Yes
  • User name: ISS username

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