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Lapsed Catholic. Luddite Geek. Shy Chatterbox. A mass of contradictions wrapped in an open enigma.

Some days, I really regret making http://stackoverflow.com/a/3638034/14250 a comm. wiki question. Then I get back to helping people solve problems rather than trying to help myself score rep. (Man, but 370 upvotes. Three. Hundred. And. Seventy.)


Mar
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comment Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
@hstoerr Also, that password is in fact easier to bruteforce than "The Franglish of Spafflezap TootToot Mcgee the 3rd is not particularly clear". Also, "Poor Spafflezap, he tried so hard to learn Franglish." Good luck rainbow tabling those.
Mar
27
comment Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
@Jason One question immediately; what do you have against spaces?
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Mar
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comment Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
This is an important related discussion security.stackexchange.com/questions/6095/…
Mar
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comment Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
@hstoerr Except that password is trivially hackable by simply reading wherever it's written down for the other members of your family, guests, yourself 6 weeks later... I connect new devices at least once every 3 months (e.g. houseguests), which is just enough time that I would have no way of remembering if the 15th character was an apostrophe or a grave.
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comment Why is . not in the path by default?
@KarlDamgaardAsmussen kl
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comment How do I make a machine “blank screen” for a period of time (as a penalty) if certain noise levels are reached?
@sebastian-c Gets better, once it's automated, they can yell and disrupt daddy's work...
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comment What's the difference between cc and To fields in e-mail?
@JoachimSauer: I think this is actually the answer the user was looking for ("Do mail programs behave differently depending on whether you CC or multi-To?"), and would be better as an actual answer.
Apr
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revised How to stop Excel Treating US dates as UK dates?
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Apr
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comment How to stop Excel Treating US dates as UK dates?
Yes, it's a CSV file with lines of the form: 3/ 1/2012, 09:01 , 18:58 ,9.4,0.6 Where 3/1/2012 is 3rd of March
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Apr
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comment How to stop Excel Treating US dates as UK dates?
Tried that. That alters the way an already recognised date is formatted within the cell (e.g. It knows it's a date, and this tells it how to display that date). It doesn't control what text representation of date is recognised as a date.
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