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I'm a postdoc doing research in high-energy particle physics. I also have a hobby interest in computer programming.

You can find me on Twitter, or check out my blog and personal website! Or you can email me at stack@ellipsix.net.

However, please don't contact me through any other channel about something that should be handled through this site. If you do, I'll probably just tell you to post it here.


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comment How does Netflix know my password?
So in fact the Chromecast is completely irrelevant.
Dec
19
comment Firefox “Untrusted Connection” warnings when visiting reputable HTTPS sites when using child's account
@Alexander I don't know exactly how Family Safety works, but from what I understand, it's possible that you would not be notified. Basically, when using the procedure described in the answer, the connection goes from Firefox to Family Safety to Google. Firefox checks (with some caveats) that the connection from it to Family Safety is secure. But it does not, and cannot, check that the connection from Family Safety to Google is secure. Family Safety would have to do that check. I don't know whether it does or not.
Dec
8
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
27
comment Many websites seem to be switching Root Certificates
This is a really good question to ask because the same symptoms could indicate a very sophisticated man-in-the-middle attack involving a compromised root CA. Not many people bother to check whether the certificate chain has changed.
Oct
28
revised Skype doesn't connect through OpenVPN
mention that the same thing happens on Windows
Oct
28
comment How to calculate size of a VERY large folder over FTP?
How are you running du -hs? SSH?
Oct
28
asked Skype doesn't connect through OpenVPN
Oct
23
accepted How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type a password, and without using a public key?
Oct
22
revised Batch Update Symbolic Links Recursively
fix quoting to allow using with filenames that include spaces
Oct
22
comment Batch Update Symbolic Links Recursively
@Sparhawk oh, yeah, I see what you mean now. I missed that. I guess I may as well edit it in.
Oct
22
comment Batch Update Symbolic Links Recursively
@Sparhawk yes, the double quotes I suggested adding are precisely the same ones that would be literally written to script.sh.
Oct
22
comment Batch Update Symbolic Links Recursively
@Sparhawk probably. To get around that you should use double quotes around both instances of %p.
Oct
20
comment Run Python scripts without explicitly invoking `python`
Oh, wait, I misread and thought the other answer included the stuff about env. My bad.
Oct
20
comment Run Python scripts without explicitly invoking `python`
I don't think this really adds anything to the other answer.
Oct
13
comment How can I adjust my router to allow my ISP's full speed?
@Chipperyman it says in the question that bubbleking did exactly that and did achieve the advertised speed.
Oct
6
revised How can I wipe a flash drive from Linux?
add note about overwriting the whole disk
Oct
2
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Yeah, exactly. I awarded the bounty to the other answer because Tom's tip about setting the partition to active was the key to fixing my problem, and I accepted it because I figured the answer I accept should be the one that contains the actual solution, for the benefit of future readers, even though you did suggest using bootrec first.
Oct
2
awarded  Benefactor
Oct
2
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
The other answer identified the solution I needed, but I appreciate your persistence. (I'd offer up a smaller bounty for that if I could, as a symbolic gesture.)
Oct
2
accepted Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?