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bio website jaerhard.com
location Karlsruhe, Germany
age 48
visits member for 4 years, 8 months
seen Aug 14 at 2:28

Just some guy having too many accounts on too many sites (and most of those I can't even remember ;-)


Jul
4
comment Why is my speed only limited to 12% of my max bandwidth?
1mbps doesn't actually make sense, because it would be 1 millibit per second. See, spelling is effing important! M is mega, m is milli. Simple, really.
May
5
awarded  Constituent
Apr
22
awarded  Caucus
Jun
24
comment Is it better to always copy and delete, rather than move?
Basically, mv handles each argument in a "cp && rm" way... mv verybigdir/* dest splits the mv of verybigdir into lots of separate move operations. Always remember that unlike on Windows, a Linux program/tool doesn't get to see that "*" there, it's expanded by the shell.
Apr
18
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
25
comment In emacs how do you find a function's documentation in info
Original question asked for function definition. Info-goto-emacs-command-node works only for, you guessed it, commands.
Oct
24
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
10
comment Gollum-like wiki based on Mercurial
They've replace the "2011" with "2012" :D
Mar
3
comment Palindrome passwords disallowed—why?
xkcd.com/936
Apr
17
comment System encryption LUKS: What's the strongest and most secure key size?
Depending on algo, you can't just make keys longer and thus make them more secure. Of course, the maximum supported size (for a well-tested/analyzed algo, of course) is "the most secure".
Mar
30
comment My DVD-ROM is not showing up in /media or in mount for Ubuntu 10.10
There's askubuntu.com, and unix.SE, both a better place for this question, I think. I'd recommend askubuntu.com.
Feb
19
comment Can Windows based computers ever be secured?
Replace "general-purpose monolithic operations system like WIndows, Linux, Mac OS X, or anything else similar" with "nothing" and I agree.
Jan
14
comment In Emacs why can I not paste text C-y into a C-s search box?
Small correction: Esc-W is actually M-w (where Meta can be done with pressing ESC followed by the command key, or by pressing Alt together with the command key; all depending on configuration (and keyboard, if you happen to have a Meta key ;-)))
Dec
26
awarded  Yearling
Dec
11
comment Who's the cron worker?
Though... were do you set the cron job? If it's in /etc/crontab or /etc/cron.d, you have to specify the user it runs as explicitly. But then you'd know, so Ignacio's answer is probably fully on the mark.
Dec
10
comment Best modding cooler for Phenom II X6 1090T
Wow, you have an Athlon X2 500+? Didn't know such a model existed; and the jump to a 3G+ hexcore will really blow your mind (SCNR)
Dec
9
comment What's the function of the Alt Gr key?
I, for a long time, thought it meant "Alt German"...
Dec
9
comment Is it possible using regular expression in inbox rule criteria
"^[SomeWord]" is not the regular expression you are looking for </jedimindtrick>
Oct
28
awarded  Popular Question