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Programmer by day, OpenStreetMap enthusiast by night, bicyclist in-between.


Feb
24
comment How to share CPU or RAM?
@Phoshi: Significantly more complex to set up, though (as opposed to e.g. RAID0-backed swap).
Feb
24
comment How to share CPU or RAM?
@Phoshi: I agree - indeed it is, and the optimal solution is "add more physical memory." All I'm saying is that paging out to a fast device (e.g. a ramdisk) over a fast network might still be faster than paging out to a physical disk. In other words: this might be a faster swap device than a swap on a physical medium, even though it will be many orders of magnitude slower than physical RAM.
Feb
24
comment Files copied to NTFS partitions in Ubuntu get deleted by Windows 8
Great, thanks :)
Feb
24
comment How to share CPU or RAM?
@Phoshi: Even with the latencies added by network, such setup might be faster than disk-based swap.
Feb
24
comment Can devices steal MAC allocated IP addresses?
@P3nnyw1se: Yes, "static DHCP" is not a 100% technically accurate description; oversimplification towards end users happens often in consumer electronics. You are correct: IP is a very trusting protocol and it's possible to misconfigure it without too much effort.
Feb
20
comment How does uni-directional packet data transfer work?
@heavyd: Well, that makes sense for a limited number of devices - listen for firmware updates pushed down the link, if it matches the model you have, save it and apply. This obviously doesn't scale well, but might work. Not useful for anything with a large set of variations, e.g. web pages.
Feb
20
comment Files copied to NTFS partitions in Ubuntu get deleted by Windows 8
Kudos on finding the culprit! (I'm curious: how did you find out?)
Feb
20
comment Copy file from local host to remote host
@DarthAndroid: I apologize for my ignorance; you are indeed right and I got the : and :: notation confused.
Feb
19
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Feb
19
comment Copy file from local host to remote host
Good Linux resources? Try the [linux] tag here on SuperUser ;)
Feb
19
comment Copy file from local host to remote host
(Note: this is a very rudimentary usage of shell redirection and SSH; @Darth Android's suggestion of rsync is much more robust)
Feb
19
comment Copy file from local host to remote host
Note: this usage requires a rsync server configured and running at host, and provides no encryption (using encryption is highly recommended if connecting over an untrusted network, e.g. the internet). Tunelling through ssh with the option -e ssh removes this requirement (only an installed rsync executable is required, and the connecting client will configure it as necessary); so if you already use ssh access, this allows for transparent SSH authentication+encryption.
Feb
19
answered Copy file from local host to remote host
Jul
16
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Apr
21
comment How to run a program remotely and show it locally?
@cybernard: Remote Desktop nowadays allows sharing of a single application window, VNC doesn't (it has extensions a la UltraVNC's "share this rectangle on the screen", but the behavior thereof is not quite optimal.)
Nov
10
comment Is there a reason to manually set an IP vs setting DHCP to assign a specific IP?
Plus, the DHCP server can also give out various other data - most commonly DNS servers and routes for the network. Very convenient to only configure this at a single location.
Aug
21
comment Does Windows 7 Home Premium expire?
@Diogo: Hardware changes could require re-activation, but they don't invalidate the license.
Aug
21
answered Does Windows 7 Home Premium expire?
Aug
9
answered How do I check that a *nix machine is online without ping?
Aug
9
comment Print from a page that doesn't allow any commands?
Cons: much more manual work required. Pros: works with any browser or webbrowser control.