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    dd failure

    Hello. I have used the Linux dd command many times. Recently, on a USB-connected 4TB drive, I went to use it to copy one small partition to another. After about 15GB of copying, it failed with a message "Input/Output error". Literally worded, that was all; there was no clue as to the reason for...
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    URL blocking

    I have an Ubuntu Studio 18.04 machine that keeps getting pop-up notifications from a rather irritating source. I have tried 1) listing the URL in /etc/hosts, 2) using browser settings to block the URL, 3) using general settings to "block notifications". None of these actions have had any effect...