Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stupid Hack #1

To get an idea of the kinds of "Stupid Hax" we are talking about, I'll start you out with this one.

A friend of mine wanted to know what would happen if you ran a RAM tester, such as MemTest86+, in a virtual machine. So after firing up a new virtual machine in VMWare Server on my Windows 7 Desktop and mounting an Ubuntu disk with Memtest on it, this was the result.

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Nothing too exiting, but Memtest does indeed run and test the virtual RAM allocated to the virtual machine.

What would it have meant if it was showing errors in my virtual RAM? I don't think I really want to know the answer to that...

P.S. If anyone likes what they see here, and has any suggestions for some "Stupid Hax" they would like to see attempted, feel free to comment and give me some suggestions!

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