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A SQL Server DBA that dabbles in Python, Linux, and math. On the rare occassions I have time, I play Go.


Dec
13
comment Where are Windows 7 Passwords Stored?
@ekaj Rainbow tables are fantastic for dealing with short hashes. They do not work well when dealing with much more than that. Brute forcing modern cryptography with a long key is hard. By which I mean be prepared to wait for months or years if you have a spare supercomputer lying around and expect to not see the answer in your lifetime if you don't.
Dec
13
comment Where are Windows 7 Passwords Stored?
@ekaj Like Kyle said, it depends on the type. Some types (normally ones that are dealing with mass market consumer products like CSS that almost have to have holes in them to work as intended, or some forms that are meant to be encrypted and decrypted by hand like the Caesar Cypher) are relatively easy to break. Modern strong computer encryption like TwoFish is very hard to break.
Dec
13
answered Online Virtual Enviornments for Old Operating Systems
Dec
13
accepted Firefox: Limit add-ons like Flash
Dec
13
comment Firefox: Limit add-ons like Flash
Works beautifully thanks.
Dec
13
answered Is there a way to fix admin privledges once and for all?
Dec
12
asked Firefox: Limit add-ons like Flash
Dec
9
awarded  Benefactor
Dec
9
comment Ubuntu Launcher Customization
Heh, I've been using Linux off and on for years, but I'm new to Ubuntu and didn't notice the connection. Thanks.
Dec
8
comment Legal way to get movies/shows onto a non-networked computer
I am also not a lawyer, but I believe you would run into the problem that afrazier described. Worse, many DVDs include "anti-ripping" technology like RipGaurd from Macrovision. They have all been cracked, but employing the tools to bypass them would violate the DMCA.
Dec
7
comment How to rapidly switch between two desktop settings?
Fantastic, thank you. I would still be interested in powershell solution simply because I am trying to learn powershell as well, but this works beautifully in practice.
Dec
7
accepted How to rapidly switch between two desktop settings?
Dec
7
asked How to rapidly switch between two desktop settings?
Dec
7
comment Ubuntu Launcher Customization
I['ll take a look at some of the third party options. Any idea when 12.04 will be out?
Dec
7
awarded  Scholar
Dec
7
accepted Ubuntu Launcher Customization
Dec
5
comment Ubuntu Launcher Customization
That is a shame. As an operatin system, I really like Linux in general and Ubuntu in particular, but I would like it much better with a few tweaks to that Launcher and they seem like they should be relatively simple things. I find I trigger it fairly often accidentally.
Dec
2
awarded  Promoter
Nov
30
comment Program that “fences” installed programs so they do not contaminate Windows?
Depending on how far you want to take it, a virtual machine may be exactly what you want. VmWare Player is free as long as you have another license for your os of choice.
Nov
30
asked Ubuntu Launcher Customization