Gun with a tracking device from the “Dreamcatcher” movie

I watched the Dreamcatcher movie a while back. It is a nice movie involving young boys, now adults, who have been gifted psychic abilities by an alien. That alien, in the hiding, looks like a human being and waits for the right moment to defend the Earth from other hostile aliens.

In the movie we see a gun with a tracking device in it, I like the concept (not that this is something new). You would never suspect that your gun is traceable:

Speaking of dreamcatchers, I found this nice dreamcatcher on Amazon, check it out:

Dreamcatcher

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Partition tables explained

Introduction

partition_viewer

I’ve always been curious about how disks are partitioned, and how the partition table looks like. This article will explain the format of the partition table and will provide a small tool (Partition Viewer) to demonstrate what we explained.

The information in this article apply for x86 systems, I don’t know about disk partitioning on other systems.
You are not required to have prior knowledge about disk partitioning; The goal of this article is to provide just the needed knowledge to understand disk partitioning, hence many details are left out for the readers to investigate by themselves.

Please note that this article does NOT cover the GPT (GUID Partition table). Continue reading