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

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Dec
25
comment How can I transfer emails from KMail 4 to Thunderbird 9?
KMail is on Kubuntu, I forget which version but it might be 9.10, and Thunderbird is on Windows 7.
Dec
25
asked How can I transfer emails from KMail 4 to Thunderbird 9?
Dec
1
answered I deleted usr/bin/ruby how can I fix this?
Nov
18
comment Protecting a SVN server
Yeah, but git runs over ssh by default (probably Mercurial too, I'm not familiar with it) so you automatically get all the benefits of ssh. Plus, if your concern is repository damage, using a distributed VCS automatically gives you a whole slew of remote backups, since each developer should have a reasonably up-to-date clone of the repository. Besides, the ease of branching and merging in git or Mercurial compared to svn may make it worth the learning curve.
Nov
8
answered Linux: How to automatically run commands on SSH login?
Nov
1
comment How much does a gigabyte worth of data physically weigh on a hard disk?
Indeed, you're talking about less than a trillionth of a gram, though it depends highly on the storage medium. I did a blog post about it once (and thought I'd leave a note here for interested readers).
Oct
10
answered How to copy from 1 computer to another computer with Linux shell commands?
Sep
28
answered Lightweight text-editor with two code panels
Aug
29
answered Shortcut key for multiplication sign
Aug
29
comment How to send a large file securely?
I'm not at all convinced by your objections to SSH. As Keith said in comments on the question, you can configure it pretty much however you want, e.g. disabling all logging and only accepting connections for a single unprivileged user.
Aug
18
comment How to `emerge --sync` on Gentoo Linux without removing older ebuilds?
What do you need (or want) the older ebuilds for?
Aug
16
comment How to store SSH keys?
@TREE: right, but in my experience it's exceptionally rare to find a server that doesn't provide some alternative method of access (or at least of adding an additional public key without going through SSH).
Aug
16
revised How to store SSH keys?
added 297 characters in body
Aug
16
answered How to store SSH keys?
Jul
17
awarded  Yearling
Jun
23
comment How do we assemble a computer properly?
that would probably be a good idea. I don't actually spend that much time on SU, so feel free to take charge of this ;-) I have no objections to having my question merged into yours, if that is what people think would be best.
Jun
23
comment What should a person know before assembling their first computer?
I guess you get the checkmark as the only answerer ;-)
Jun
23
accepted What should a person know before assembling their first computer?
Jun
23
comment How do we assemble a computer properly?
I asked a related question a while ago but it didn't get much attention at the time.
Jun
23
awarded  Nice Answer