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I am a college student attending Harvey Mudd college (class of 2015), getting a degree in computer science and mathematics; I've been interested in both since well before I can remember. My current interests include these, along with rationality, Harry Potter, some computer games, certain sci-fi (but not horror; I can't understand why the American SyFy channel think they belong together), etc.

I started on the Stack Exchange network with Stack Overflow's public release. Since then I've been fairly active on a variety of the sites, mostly Super User.


Nov
19
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
5
awarded  Yearling
Oct
25
comment Disable window vertical stretch (and only that)
I don’t think it’s possible to turn just that feature off. What you can do, though, is work around it by moving the window to the bottom of the screen, and then resizing from the top.
Aug
9
comment Is there a way to see any tar progress per file?
This is works for extraction, but you still need to do one of the more complicated commands for creation (which was the original question). It could still be combined with those; it's just more complicated.
Jul
8
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
3
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
7
asked What environment variables are set when I use ssh?
Mar
7
comment Why does this script fail when run from cron, but works when run manually?
I'd guess that this had something to do with the environment sudo sets vs. the environment cron sets. In any case, since this is what worked, it may help others who come across this page if you accept your own answer. That way, they'll either try that and it will work, or they'll move along more quickly if it's not actually the same problem they're having.
Mar
7
comment Why does this script fail when run from cron, but works when run manually?
That's totally unexpected and shouldn't affect anything, but I'm glad you got it to work. How many times did you try it without sudo before you figured this out?
Feb
22
comment Create Virtualbox image of a physical partition
Huh, you're right. Fixed. Do you know if that's always been the case and nobody's noticed until now, or if they changed the order some time within the last three years? I'd guess they wouldn't change the order, but I'd have also have expected somebody to notice by now.
Feb
22
revised Create Virtualbox image of a physical partition
Update command for correct argument order.
Feb
12
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
24
asked Using multiple Bluetooth profiles on Linux
Jul
15
awarded  Yearling
Jun
14
comment Is there any way at all to bypass sector-level CRC when reading damaged CDs?
Short answer: I'm sure it is possible. I thought that happened when you took a bin/cue image or read in "raw" mode, but even if it doesn't, I'm still sure it's possible, but have no clue how.
Jun
11
comment What happens when you connect two HDMI output devices
As I said, it was an unreliable story I saw somewhere. The person who had this problem said only a few sentences and didn't seem particularly knowledgeable; it seems likely that the problem was unrelated. If you're still interested, the link is en.kioskea.net/forum/…, search for "repair".
Jun
11
comment What happens when you connect two HDMI output devices
So it won't work, but will it cause any actual problems? Could you cite sources for the host/client mode thing also? Random unreliable stories on the internet seem to say that it won't work, which I expected, but one also seems to say the hardware is damaged, which I did not. Obviously I can try it myself to see if anything breaks, but for obvious reasons I would prefer not to do that.
Jun
9
comment What happens when you connect two HDMI output devices
This is what I figured would happen, but could you provide a source for this?
Jun
9
comment Use DropBox Cloud storage from Linux file system
I would like this too; could you share this somewhere?