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May
11
comment How can you fake an email address?
@Jet I'm assuming that the ISPs are not involved in the spoofing. IP address spoofing would only affect the email trace if the ISPs were spoofing themselves, within an ISP's local subnet it hardly matters.
Jan
28
comment Make irssi-xmpp show me as using mobile when connected to Gmail/Google Talk
If anyone has a similar solution for Facebook, that would help too.
Oct
21
comment How do I set up Windows 8.1 with an authenticated proxy for apps?
@Ramhound I mean that she university hasn't done any network magic such that the group policy is autodetected and downloaded. The allow list is needed only if the sites are blocked, which is not the case.
Oct
21
comment How do I set up Windows 8.1 with an authenticated proxy for apps?
@Ramhound The domains aren't blocked by the proxy. I'm pretty sure that the store plays nice with normal proxies, it just doesn't know how to ask for authentication.
Oct
17
comment As someone currently on the Windows 8.1 Preview, how can I upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro via an iso?
@Zoredache Yeah, I do have data backups, just didn't think of doing a full image backup. If worse comes to worse I don't mind reinstalling stuff -- I have a copy of all the installers and keys, so I decided to take that chance. Just hoping for a way out without that :)
Apr
7
comment Why do computers count from zero?
@sec because that becomes absurd at the hardware level (see edit)
Dec
19
comment Resize a File in Command Prompt?
This really doesn't seem to answer the question.
Nov
28
comment Can't access file from another installation of Windows 7
@Jason: OK, generally it works in such situations. The next step is trying to recover the partition with stronger tools. If that doesn't work, you probably have to give it to data recovery experts.
Nov
15
comment How can you fake an email address?
@gerrit: Added a bit (not too familiar with it, though--feel free to improve on it), as well as some more on how to check if an email is trustworthy via the Received: header. Thanks :)
Nov
14
comment How can you fake an email address?
@zore see last few lines, paragraph 1. I've mentioned it-- you go top-down, seeing which received headers you trust and trust subsequent ones based on the from portion.
Nov
14
comment How can you fake an email address?
@DanNeely: Well, without spoofing, all emails would appear to come from list@domain.com. It gets confusing when you want to PM someone, and it's hard to keep track of who you're talking to. The spoofing makes it appear as if you're just having a conversation with a bunch of people, except that the mailing list is an intermediate entity (necessary for archiving and moderation). What do you mean each one comes from a different mailing list addy? That's probably just a particular list.
Oct
22
comment Authenticated proxy for Windows 8
I'd actually solved this by doing something similar-- I installed squid on a different machine on campus (always on) and used that as a proxy
Oct
22
comment Authenticated proxy for Windows 8
@harry It's for the metro apps.
Feb
20
comment Can I encrypt data in a way that it can be read normally but can't be copied or edited?
Note that this program would still be hackable. Java.lang.reflect lets one lay a program wide open. Hopefully your friend won't go to that extent.
Feb
20
comment Can I encrypt data in a way that it can be read normally but can't be copied or edited?
@Rich Probably not. Copying a file is the same thing as reading it. Quantum computing can stop you from reading it twice, though. Also it can stop the wrong people from reading it.