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Victoria heats up for January conferences

Come January 2012, Victoria will be the place to be for technical conferences.

Conference season for 2012 kicks off in Melbourne on the weekend of January 14, with the Drupal Downunder conference being held in the Jasper Hotel -- there's sure to be PHP and hooks galore.

Commencing on Monday January 16, linux.conf.au, the country's largest free and open-source conference, swings into gear until January 20. The venue for 2012 is the University of Ballarat, with keynote speakers including Bruce Perens, Tor Project's Jacob Appelbaum and executive director of GNOME Karen Sandler.

The month wraps up with Australasian Computer Science Week 2012 at RMIT in Melbourne. To say that ACSW sessions are diverse is an understatement; take a look at the program to see what I mean.

If you couldn't make it to Canberra for OSDC 2011, videos of the sessions are beginning to appear on the conference site's schedule, or can be viewed directly on YouTube --- I've watched a few so far, and the quality is satisfactory, even if the camera angle is occasionally a bit crazy in order to get the speaker and their slides into a single shot.

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BALTHOR
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If you are using VBox to make a vhd file you might need to render your install disk as an ISO.Most disk writing programs will do this.I record mine right to the desktop.Save the vhd folder to a DVD for future use.Collecting OS vhd's is really cool.If you're using a laptop you might try hooking up a bigger display and a USB mouse.A network cable to the router is best.I think that for programs like VBox you can just click in the file types like Ghost or any image type.For backup/restore I use one of these USB drives and Active Boot Disk.You can set up your computer any way that you like.I think that they hand you the box and tell you if you figure out anything they'll be back.

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

Sadly I will not be able to make it to Victoria next month to see your presentations live, clearly if you are there it will be a "not to be missed" event. We will all be waiting for video, as you always show knowledge that no other person has.

BALTHOR
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Why are there so many types of image files?Some image files are for the CPU and some image files can be compressed easily on the hard drive when the OS is in the CPU.The hard drive would be for extreme file compression.Massive files are tiny when you're done.For software writing you might try it without VBox.In the share sites there are many types of Win XP that could be for software writing.Some look battle torn and radiate power.The ISO wasn't uploaded until after many uses.The OS in the electronics could be running from an ISO.I think that right where the EULA is is where the program asks you if you want to install to the Chipset or CPU.

BALTHOR
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It could be that during software writing it would be easy to increase the computer's clock frequency.All that you have to do is think of it.I suspect that that's the way the registry is supposed to work.You go to CPU and type in a different number.Software is a bunch of commands to the firmware or the programs recorded in the electronics.I now suspect that in software there are files that are specific for the firmware.In other words this file type is for the BIOS and this file type is for the CPU.There would be files that only can reside in the CPU.It could be that Win 8 is supposed to install to the CPU!I also think that virus scanning programs like Norton would remove vast numbers of virus every time.Norton gets the virus out of the CPU,McAfee out of the BIOS.I see the Winbond chip as the place where frequencies and voltages are recorded.Your highest clock number is there.