Temporarily/Permanently Disable Redirection to Local Google Domain

Why might you wanna do this? Well, for starters, Google Instant does not work everywhere in the world right now. So you can force it to the US-based Google webpage and start using Google Instant. Either temporarily or permanently.

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Always Use Google SSL Search in Chrome

You know what Google SSL Search is right?

By using SSL, your search results would be encrypted on the communication channel between Google and your computer. So an attacker on the same network you are on will not be able see what you are searching for.

NOTE: Google can, of course, still see what you are searching for =) So beware, they might be watching you 😛

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How to Create A Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB from Linux

Thanks to Gunthers at serverfault, I was able to create a USB and start the Startup Repair tool from there to repair my Windows 7 boot.

Probably the only thing you need to know is how to make the USB bootable as I assume you know that you need an NTFS partition on the USB including the installation files (copied over from a DVD or a backup ISO file).

Well, after all that pretty regular stuff, you need to grab ms-sys from here and install it to be able to write Microsoft compatible boot records. (It could also exist in your repositories, so do a check first if you want with your favorite package management tool. (e.g. apt-get, aptitude, yum etc.)

To write a Windows 7 MBR onto the USB device; just do a

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