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bio website suen.educ.psu.edu/~bkemp
location Maryland
age 34
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen Jun 6 at 12:59
I know C# and Python.

May
8
comment How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type a password, and without using a public key?
Aah, the old PSU passdisk. Such pleasant memories. I was quite happy with password auth. Why haven't you asked the campus computing folk (was CAC when I went there) instead of reaching out to the 'net? I mean, c'mon, they have a Debian mirror. They're not all clueless Windows-only admins.
Apr
13
comment Lazy umount or Unmounting a busy disk in Linux
Think of it this way: the disk is no longer busy - unmount it now. It's no longer mounted so nothing else can write to it. It's "do this when you can" instead of erroring out.
Mar
22
comment How do I fork a process that doesn't die when shell exits?
Screen allows you to get back into the process later with screen -r if you use Ctrl-A Ctrl-D to disconnect it before logging out.
Feb
2
comment Is there better compression than RAR?
7-Zip is also Free Software, wereas RAR is really proprietary, to the point where the RAR 3.0 format had to be reverse-engineered.
Nov
10
comment Advanced Power Management in Compaq laptop
Try updating the BIOS as well (updated my answer to suit). XP may pick up newer BIOS power saving.
Nov
4
comment Ping works while telnet fails
SSH is much more secure and viable than telnet.
Oct
23
comment My drive says “drive corrupt and unreadable”. How can I fix it?
palimpsest is the Linux 'Disk Utility' commonly found in desktop distributions like Fedora & Ubuntu. OP, Run that & see what you get.
Oct
18
comment How do I upload huge files across the internet without using P2P?
SFTP may be the way to go here
Sep
29
comment Is there a distinct advantage that a PS2 port has over a serial/USB port?
It can be hard to fry serial or ps/2 ports. Most chipsets these days will allow you to switch keyboard and mouse, but it used to be you had to plug the keyboard in first - mice could damage a keyboard port - I never had one go, but I always plug in the keyboard first.
Sep
28
comment Could I save printer's ink/toner by changing the font?
Seems like Ecofonts are a modification of the Bitstream Vera fonts. :(
Sep
16
comment How does adding a device in Firefox Sync work, when Mozilla never knows your encryption key?
I would venture a guess that the letters correspond to parts of the decryption key for that device, but that assumes asymmetric crypto.
Sep
16
comment How can I download a whole playlist from YouTube to MP3?
Tinyogg worked for a while (you could download & convert on your own w/ ffmpeg), but that's been discontinued. This seems like one of those tools that just leads to copyright infringement, sadly.
Sep
16
comment How to delete files from my indestructable memory card?
You should accept your answer.
Sep
9
comment Reinstall operating system on computer with full disk encryption
Yeah, the fact that you can see NTFS means that you can wipe the drive. Happy formatting.
Aug
29
comment How to configure VPN in ubuntu?
System -> Administration -> Log File Viewer if you want graphical. If you want to browse the files yourself, check /var/log
Aug
29
comment How to configure VPN in ubuntu?
Check your logs - sometimes you'll get more information from them about what the failure is.
Aug
9
comment Would installing memory in my Samsung ML-2851ND Black and White laser make it print PDFs faster?
192MB sticks don't exist. It's 128 + 64.
Jun
23
comment Is Dell's “D/Port Advanced Port Replicator” compatible with Dell Latitude D530?
My money's on it physically connecting, but you getting some error in the BIOS saying that the dock isn't compatible with this model. Oh, and make sure your power adapter has enough output to handle the dock. I have been burned by that one personally.
Jun
22
comment microsoft security layer
Almost definitely a scam. If the OP's antivirus expired, it would not be referred to as the Microsoft security layer. Report these people to Dell and/or Microsoft.
Jun
22
comment sudo keeps asking me for my password in fish shell
Considering this is the "Ubuntu way" for getting a rootshell, I figured it was a neat work around the problem. Every command is still logged.