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Formerly known as thepurplepixel.

I'm most active on SuperUser, but do venture around to other StackExchange sites from time to time. I always love helping people out, and I hope my answers and questions adhere to the highest standards of the StackExchange network.

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I reserve the right to make a snide comment once in a while. Everybody has bad days. Sorry!


May
23
comment What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
@Redandwhite Nope, they use base 10 to measure their storage, but our computers use base 2. This accounts for the discrepancy between what's printed on the box and what shows up in the computer. For example, 500GB (box) = 465.7GiB (computer) (and that is how they get you).
May
23
comment What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
@garyjohn You're right; I've fixed that. Thanks!
May
23
revised What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
fixing `k` capitalization
May
23
comment Outlook 2003 PST Size Limit
@milk Well if it's 6.6Gb, then it's 825MB, well under the 2GB size limit, so you should be okay. (Yes, I'm aware you probably meant GB, but I felt the need to illustrate the importance of using correct units).
May
23
comment What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
@Linker: Done. @James: Done.
May
23
revised What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
adding yet more information
May
23
comment What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
@paradroid Done, thanks!
May
23
revised What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
edited tags
May
23
revised What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
adding byte measurements
May
23
answered What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
May
21
accepted Configuring IPv6 automatically and IPv4 statically
May
13
revised ssh: known_hosts forwarding
deleted 22 characters in body
May
11
revised Permissions problems on OS X Leopard; does this indicate tampering or malware?
added 89 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
May
11
revised How to reload the remote file list in Coda?
retagging and making keys standard markup(down?)
May
11
comment Install WinXP without CD/pendrive
Ignore the duplicate comment; only after I entered it did I notice that this question specifically excludes using USB drives. Sorry!
May
9
comment What can i use for a Mac to limit each computer session to 15 minutes?
I've inserted the picture in your post :)
May
9
revised What can i use for a Mac to limit each computer session to 15 minutes?
inserting picture
May
9
revised Partman automatic partition within preseed file
making it look nice and puuuuurrrty
May
9
comment Why already set NAT info in router but not working?
@nicola 255.255.255.0 = /24. You can read more about it here. Basically, there are 24 bits in the address before the local network starts (the 1s) and the local addresses are represented by various combinations in the block of 0s: 11111111 11111111 11111111 00000000. Since 8 base-2 1s equal 255 in base 10, you can use 255.255.255.0, or represent it the other way (the proper way, IMO), /24.
May
9
comment No permission to modify files in my own &HOME directory
Operation not permittedPermission denied