Ludwig Weinzierl

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bio website weinzierl.name
location Munich, Germany
age 38
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seen Nov 8 '12 at 19:11

I am an aerospace engineer and software developer.


Feb
10
comment Mechanical keyboard switches: linear, soft, click. What is the difference?
dwynee, don't forget to tell us here, how it works:-)
Feb
10
comment Mechanical keyboard switches: linear, soft, click. What is the difference?
I have a Cherry G80-3000-LSCEU-0 for about two months now. It's the one with the click pressure point (blue switches). I'm very happy with it and I consider buying one for work too. I was quite concerned that it might be too noisy but that turned out to be no problem. It is louder than an ordinary keyboard, but really not that much.
Feb
4
comment Is there a remote desktop management tool that I can email to people?
+1 I used it a lot and while it has its quirks it generally works.
Jan
28
comment Is there some difference between mv and {cp + rm the old file} on Unix?
Also mv never changes permission or ownership. Imagine you want to move a file from your buddy's homedir to your own homedir. If you mv it you will end up with a file in your homedir that belongs to your buddy. You can't chown or chmod and depending on the permissions not even modify or read it. If you do cp followed by rm the file will belong to you and everything is fine.
Jan
24
comment Ubuntu: Should I backup the entire home directory?
In addition to the firefox profile I exclude ~/UbuntuOne (because it is in the cloud anyway) and large caches like the trackerd cache and ~/.googleearth/cache. This saves a lot of space.
Jan
21
revised Way to avoid ssh connection timeout & freezing of terminal tab
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Jan
21
revised Way to avoid ssh connection timeout & freezing of terminal tab
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Jan
20
answered Way to avoid ssh connection timeout & freezing of terminal tab
Dec
9
comment What's behind the Linux disk naming convention with sdX and hdX?
Everything that is addressed through the SCSI subsystem is usually sd*. That is why SATA drives show up as sd*.
Dec
6
awarded  Mortarboard
Dec
6
comment Best SIP VOIP hardware ever. Suggestions?
It's possible to turn off the modem with many models. Probably all except very old ones. Yes, plugs and voltage in Germany are the same as in Portugal.
Dec
5
answered Best SIP VOIP hardware ever. Suggestions?
Nov
30
comment How to make cut/copy/paste in GVim on Ubuntu work with Ctrl+X,Ctrl+C,Ctrl+V?
@Nippysaurus: Added a possible solution to my answer, see above.
Nov
30
revised How to make cut/copy/paste in GVim on Ubuntu work with Ctrl+X,Ctrl+C,Ctrl+V?
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Nov
30
comment How to make cut/copy/paste in GVim on Ubuntu work with Ctrl+X,Ctrl+C,Ctrl+V?
@Nippysaurus: I'd tried it with menutrans in .gvimrc. Didn't get it to work, will have another look at it in the evening...
Nov
30
revised How to make cut/copy/paste in GVim on Ubuntu work with Ctrl+X,Ctrl+C,Ctrl+V?
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Nov
28
comment How secure is it to use a password hash of a common English word as a WPA2 key?
I mostly agree, except for that a hash of an english word is not a random string of text. It is what it is, a hash of an English word. In other words: The proposed method doesn't enlarge key space, but it does render widespread rainbow tables useless. Given the fact that generating a rainbow table is not that easy, this is a good thing. To enlarge key space you might consider encrypting your password with a salt.
Nov
23
accepted Mechanical keyboard switches: linear, soft, click. What is the difference?
Nov
21
revised Browser requests stopping in weird places
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21
revised Browser requests stopping in weird places
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