Buffalo USB 3.0 Interface Express Card and linux

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UPDATE: [2012-07-21]
After using it couple of weeks I decided to send back the hardware. It has issues with kernel 3.x. I replace with a new addition to my laptop, which replaces the DVD player but works 100%.

I decided to buy a USB 3.0 hard disk. My experience with the one in the office is quite remarkable. The speed they offer is actually real. I see nearly 8 to 9 times speed up in file transfer compared to USB 2.0. But, there was a problem, my laptop does not have a USB 3.0 so I needed to find a way to attach it.

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How do PayPal and Host1Plus STEAL your money ?!

I have been waiting 6 months to write this article. Read very carefully. This article will reveal the tricks which PayPal and scam artists put into action together. PayPal does this trick with everybody. It is a worldwide scam. I have fall into that scam with an hosting company. Here is the whole story.

On 14th of November 2011, I decided to move out from money hosting company because they wanted to charge me double. The money has been taken from my PayPal account automatically without asking me. I filed a complain to the company and they refunded my money. Keep this in mind.

On 15th of November 2011, I opened an hosting and moved all my domains and hosting to HOST1PLUS.com, a baltic company who pays tax in UK. I always check their quality before I move to a new hosting. They were looking OK. Some complains but nothing big. I paid 50 something $ for a yearly hosting with PAYPAL.

On 16th of November 2011, I have been noticed that my account is on a server called lion.host1plus.com so I opened Google and searched the server. It was unbelievable, these guys put hundreds of websites onto 1 single machine and they have a up-time as LOW AS 95% a year. When I bought the account there was a page saying that they have 99.9% up-time guaranty and 30 days money back guaranty. So I want to their website and tried to find a contact information. I barely found a common email and submit a claim. The respond was “You are just a 1 day old customer, how can you say that?”. I said; ” I said it does not matter how long our business relation you have 30days money back and 99.9% up-time guaranty. Even we are not sure about the second case yet, you need to refund me when ever I want due to your first guaranty”. On the same day the server went down for 24 hours. They said they had a DoS attack !!!!

On 17th of November 2011, admin@host1plus.com send me an email (below) saying that DoS attack happens to everyone and it is not everyday (???). They also said, they do not care if they have written 30days money back guaranty, they said it does not cover PayPal payments. So they wont refund. I said, no matter what, you need to refund, this is Europe and there are online sale regulations. The respond was as in below email.
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C is enough for everything

The title is a saying of my M.Sc. thesis and PhD supervisor. It has been 7 years with him and we still work time to time together after PostDoc and he was right. C is REALY enough for everything. In this article I reveal my C sources. DO NOT expect a big websites and thousands of examples or pages fancy C code. I use C simply on command line in Windows and Linux for scientific computing and it does everything I need. Here are my knowledge sources: Continue reading

Great combination of Calibre, Stanza and iPhone (or iPad) to edit / upload / read ebooks

I am using Calibre for a long time. It is the BEST eBook tool I have ever seen. It is free and works on Windows, Linux or Mac. It get from many different formats in and creates flawless many different format out. For over 2 years now I combined this software with my iPhone and iPad. I use a software called Stanza. After many revisions in all software I just mentioned it came to a “perfection point” so I wanted to write this article. I will do a how to setup and work with all guide for new beginners, although I believe “already users” can benefit from it too.
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Dual Screen on Xubuntu 11.10

It is going very well with Xubuntu 11.10. I am actually amazed. As I hoped the package reps are perfectly maintain and I do not need to deal with “new generation” desktops.

Anyway, there was something from the beginning I did not like. Ubuntu or Linux Mint had very good graphic card support on dual screen. So, it was easy to maintained, but with Xubuntu this was a little bit of trouble. When you go to settings manager “Display” options were few with no help (Figure 1). So, I was looking for a solution to fix this easily instead of dealing with xorg.conf file like old days.

Figure 1: Xubuntu classic Display options.

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