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Re: Cool and Useful LISP for the .emacs file

From: Lars Brinkhoff
Subject: Re: Cool and Useful LISP for the .emacs file
Date: 12 Nov 2003 08:25:16 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

Thien-Thi Nguyen <> writes:
> Stefan Monnier <> writes:
> > Incidentally: does anybody here have experience configuring a Linux
> > desktop machine to behave "a bit like a laptop" and turn off its drive
> > when not used, ...
> > This is not only to save power but to save my ears as well.
> if you have an IDE drive try "hdparam -S 1 /dev/hda".

Be aware that all the starting and stopping can be bad for the drive.
Listen carefully for the whining nose the drive makes when the bearings
starts to wear out, and run, don't walk, to the nearest computer hard-
ware store to buy a replacement.

Lars Brinkhoff,         Services for Unix, Linux, GCC, HTTP
Brinkhoff Consulting

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