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How to Store Data in Outer Space

Computer devices and phones used in outer space or outside the planet earth require some modification. These devices must be designed to withstand extreme space conditions and to operate in a near-absolute vacuum. Similarly, storing data in space requires specific devices such as magnetic tapes and solid state disks (SSDs). The challenge with magnetic tapes …

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What are symbolic links between folders and how to use them to increase space on your OS HDD

When we install a large program on Windows, links are created in the registry that help keep track of the real location of the executable files.  For this reason, if we move a program to a secondary partition, it will stop working (the links will stop running).    How do you ensure the continuity of …

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How to calculate hash MD5-SHA1-SHA-256-CRC32 in Windows Linux Mac and online

What they are  Hash are used in computer science to map a string (a sequence of bits) of arbitrary length into a string of predefined length.  It is a sort of ‘signature’ of an electronic document. For each string you can calculate a hash, so each different string will have different hashes.  However, calculating the …

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RAR5 vs RAR4 vs 7ZIP – A quick comparison

Better. zip .7z or .rar?  Often we don’t even pay attention to it, but when we click on a ‘zipper’ file, we are using sophisticated compression algorithms that over the years keep getting better and better.   There are many algorithms and therefore compression formats:  Zipper, Rar, GZip, BZip2, 7z, Tar, Tar.gz …   Among the most popular on Windows we have: 7z, Zip and Rar.  The first and the second one …

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Tutorial RaspberryPi: models – setup – first boot – configuration in a nutshell

A quick guide to the world’s cheapest and best-known Linux-ARM platform  Models – Connections – Setup – Installation – Booting – Configuration commands – Linux commands – Tricks  Introduction  What is Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi was conceived from the idea of creating a low-cost computer.  In particular, a card that is able to run a linux distribution with …

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