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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: USB stick - what you use it for? Reply with quote

I just organized a bit my drawers and found about 30 USB sticks. I realized they are pretty useless. Granted, I have SysRescue in one and FreeDOS in another but that's it. In past they were used to transfer files, not any more with networking/internet so fast.
Do you have any practical use for USB memory sticks? :?:
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

transferring data :)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transferring data.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Door stop :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I encrypt mine with LUKS and use it for backing up...things.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found a use today - stumbled over a 4gb effort, used it to pop a new distro on my equally new Ryzen build.


Everything feels a bit new and odd, after five years or so away.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hub and Raid (through LVM). The poor man's external HDD. You might even get some nice performance if you use multiple USB 3.x ports.

You could use this to create a logical volume with your games, for instance.

Maybe using them as swap memory devices, removing all the RAM from the computer and make it unusable without your particular Linux/Grub configuration?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use them for high availability and redundantly distributed indexes of various collections of old and new ones and zeroes.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asch wrote:
Hub and Raid (through LVM). The poor man's external HDD. You might even get some nice performance if you use multiple USB 3.x ports.

You could use this to create a logical volume with your games, for instance.

Maybe using them as swap memory devices, removing all the RAM from the computer and make it unusable without your particular Linux/Grub configuration?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep encryption keys secure by inserting deep in colon. Only way to be sure.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transferring data, encryption keys, and for keeping distro iso's.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transferring data is what networks are for. Exception: putting your weird nic driver on Windows computer after install.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
Transferring data is what networks are for. Exception: putting your weird nic driver on Windows computer after install.


Airgapped networks can't use network transfers.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put them in my butt and then give them to friends and family members for Christmas with this years pictures on
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
Bones McCracker wrote:
Transferring data is what networks are for. Exception: putting your weird nic driver on Windows computer after install.


Airgapped networks can't use network transfers.

They can too, just not from the outside, and if you've airgapped a network, you certainly don't want people bringing in USB thumb drives. :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updating BIOS/firmwares etc. and installing operating systems.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HungGarTiger wrote:
I put them in my butt and then give them to friends and family members for Christmas with this years pictures on

Yeah. And if they sniff it, just say, "potpourri".
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