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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.


Jan
22
comment Permanently remap a key to an other xubuntu
Or, in the case with a question I have open, I did more research in the remaining week and answered the question in a way that would earn my bounty if somebody else answered it. Too bad I can’t claim my own bounty.
Jan
19
answered The opposite of mount -o loop: can I read a block device as a regular file?
Jan
19
answered why 0(Zero) is treated as positive sign?
Jan
17
comment The opposite of mount -o loop: can I read a block device as a regular file?
The original asker wanted to back up the volume itself; I don’t know why. I want to back up the device itself because it isn’t mounting correctly, and I don’t want to lose data if recovery goes wrong. I’m also planning on using the snapshot feature of the device manager during recovery, but I’d still like a backup of the current state.
Jan
17
comment How to preserve path in a new tab in the gnome terminal?
I believe this is the right file. I’m surprised it’s not supplied by GNOME terminal or one of its dependencies. You might just want to put it in your user directory instead of /etc/profile.d, in case something else does supply it. I don’t know how Debian would deal with that.
Jan
17
comment The opposite of mount -o loop: can I read a block device as a regular file?
It treats them specially in that it doesn’t just do open() and read() calls on them, because it specifically checks what kind of file it is. A naïve backup system would just read() every file without checking.
Jan
17
comment The opposite of mount -o loop: can I read a block device as a regular file?
Yes, if this didn’t generate any answers that was my plan. I was hoping it wasn’t necessary or somebody already had.
Jan
16
comment Permanently remap a key to an other xubuntu
You might not want the rep, but I’m pretty sure there’s no way for edi9999 to get it back.
Jan
16
comment Wipe data on android tablet without using touch screen
@Mahdi I’m not sure why the output is relevant; it seems like thebat can see everything just fine, but the screen won’t respond to all the touches.
Jan
16
answered Wipe data on android tablet without using touch screen
Jan
15
answered How to preserve path in a new tab in the gnome terminal?
Jan
15
awarded  Investor
Jan
15
comment The opposite of mount -o loop: can I read a block device as a regular file?
I’m having this problem with a different piece of software. I’ve added a bounty in the hope that somebody will answer it instead of just saying it already works. The software I’m interested in doesn’t even have an option to read it anyway; I don’t think Duplicity does either but I’m not sure there.
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