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A career systems engineer steeped in the longstanding traditions of monty python and iconic 80s movies. Now if I can only find my oscillation overhruster.

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comment On my netbook, how can I disable the touch pad while I'm typing to avoid bumping it?
You can also cut out a piece of construction paper and place it over the touchpad. I did this on a computer that would not allow it to be disabled. The added benefit was that you could re-enable it easily just by removing the paper from the touchpad. So the touchpad stops crashing into the mountain resulting in such a travesty and allows it to abide nicely while you are typing.
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comment Does using TrueCrypt makes “file shredding” tools obsolete?
@BMB you obviously underestimate the worth of a good cryptanalyst. In several cases a cryptographic algorithm and the way it was implemented provide opportunities to significantly simplify the problem. The effort to crack SHA was reduced from the theoretical brute force required from 280 operations down to 269 operations. collisions in SHA-0 was achieved in 239 operations and collisions in 58-round SHA-1 in 233 operations. This is a significant economy of effort. Boiling away the ocean is not required anymore. A 42U rack of 1U terra stations is capable of 156 Teraflops.
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comment How can a computer with dynamic IP work as a webserver?
DNS does not support port forwarding. A DNS server performs the sole function of matching DNS records to IP addresses only. No port information is exchanged between the DNS server and the client regarding the appropriate port to connect to. That is more a function of the app making the connection. It intrinsically knows which port to use depending on which service it is connecting to. If your ISP is blocking port 80 on their egress filter, then you will need to use a port that is not blocked. Most people use 8080 for that, but really any open port will do the trick.
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