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Dec
30
comment How does Linux know that the new password is similar to the previous one?
@NickT Ah, fair enough, because in this particular case you're comparing against the "old password" that's input by the user to change the password, rather than against a saved hash. Still, you could hypothetically use the method BWG posted in a comment, for at least checking really simple changes (one character substitution, one character added/removed, etc.).
Dec
30
comment How does Linux know that the new password is similar to the previous one?
@NickT How is that (necessarily) disturbing - couldn't they just save your last 4 hashes, then compare each of those to your proposed new one in the same way as this question?
Dec
19
comment Can't copy and paste in Remote Desktop Connection session
That is definitely a cleaner interface than copy-pasting through the rdp session, though it also verified my worry that the reason the other method didn't work is that this particular vpn connection just really doesn't like copying files. >.>
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
27
comment Windows 7 ALT-TAB - How to turn off previewing the window
Thank god. This works in Win2012, too. Didn't see an "enable desktop composition", but disabling Aero Peek is enough.
Jul
13
comment Win-Key + Arrow keyboard shortcuts no longer working
Thank you so much! For the longest time I thought these shortcuts required Aero (gross!), so I gave up, even though they were neat shortcuts. Then they worked on my computer at work even without Aero on. This was indeed the issue. :)
Jul
13
comment Win-Key + Arrow keyboard shortcuts no longer working
For anyone who runs into this issue in the future and ends up here, like I did: Aero Snap is not required. You can totally get these shortcuts back even in classic theme. The answer under this one is correct: it's the accessibility option under keyboard options to "prevent windows from being automatically arranged" that disables these shortcuts.
Apr
22
comment Why is a .ISO called a .ISO?
It's "an ISO", but "a dot-ISO". Whether the phrase begins with a vowel depends entirely on whether you pronounce the dot at the beginning. :p
Jul
8
awarded  Supporter
Dec
12
awarded  Teacher
Dec
12
answered “Generator noise” on boot
Dec
12
answered Why do rootkits only attack 32 bit systems?
Dec
12
answered Boot PC straight to C Prompt