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bio website unclezeiv.kerid.org
location Italy
age 33
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Yet another geeky guy with a thing about code, graphics and trains.

Sep
25
comment What is the relationship between Unix, Linux, Ubuntu and Debian?
Another minor detail: Linux development started in the 1991, not "through the 80s". Also I would mention the term "distribution" to describe Debian and Ubuntu.
May
24
comment Why arrow keys are not recommended in Vim
Same here: in the end I liked your answer, but I think the tone came across as unnecessarily ranting/trolling/flaming.
Sep
14
comment How can I copy nytimes.com slideshow images to the clipboard?
THIS is the most general solution of them all, and the reason why there will never be any in browser solution to "stealing" pictures.
May
15
comment Still possible to extract video clip between bookmarks in VLC 1.1.3?
still an issue in Vlc 2, they seem to have removed a lot of features... :(
Mar
27
comment Windows 7 RAM says only 16 GB of 24 GB of RAM is available
Ugly artificial limitation!
Feb
20
comment Can a Yahoo employee read my email?
Just to add to all the answers: worrying about one's email is probably paranoid, considering that most bank employees can access your account data just as easily - and in that case, ALL data is sensitive.
Jan
30
comment how to do a vim search inverse search for all lines with out text
I lol'd on "nrettap".
Jan
19
comment Bluetooth speakers lag
@Psycogeek: well you could delay the video then! Although in most videogames that would be just as bad... :(
Oct
11
comment Vim: How do you efficiently search for text?
Also q/ will show an editable window with all recent search term.
Sep
27
comment How do I minimize idle I/O on Linux to decrease noise?
Best answer by far, finally someone that goes in some technical detail rather than just suggesting common sense really!
Sep
27
comment How do I minimize idle I/O on Linux to decrease noise?
Summarizing the various hdparm switches in the answer would be useful.
Sep
27
comment How do I minimize idle I/O on Linux to decrease noise?
This answer would be more useful if you elaborated a bit on how to monitor drive access, and/or listed common causes for it to be accessed.
Sep
14
comment Are the “.” and “..” entries in a dir listing always the same?
For the record, I just checked on my Linux box and you do get different timestamps.
Feb
14
comment firefox addons and their silly news tabs
If you never use the "save current session" feature, you might have some luck in running a script that somehow makes sure that, at startup, you end up having a single tab set to your homepage. Other than that, I'm afraid these plugins are just using standard features to display new pages, so I can't see how you could prevent them from doing it. Contacting each developer and telling them to offer an option to avoid that might be worth the trouble... given that they update so often ;)
Feb
2
comment Configuration tools for multiple monitors for X / Linux
ok, sorry. I'll leave the answer here for future reference.
Dec
8
comment How can you tell Windows to ignore selected USB devices?
I've been dual booting for years and I'm sick and tired of it. Let's see how far I get with virtualization. Turns out I misunderstood the USB filtering thing (it's not particularly well explained in the docs), so yes, it does work when you use that. On the other hand, USB support doesn't seem to be 100% stable/reliable, unfortunately.
Nov
24
comment How to permanently disable mouse integration in Virtualbox?
I'm using Windows 7 64bit as host and Ubuntu 10.10 64bit as guest. I didn't mention it as I expected it to be a feature of Virtualbox itself... if it exists, that is.
Nov
24
comment How can you tell Windows to ignore selected USB devices?
does that mean that I have to replug all the relevant devices each time after booting the virtual machine?
Nov
24
comment How to permanently disable mouse integration in Virtualbox?
Ok, it sounds whiny, but the point is that I suspect that when mouse integration kicks in, it disrupts my Wacom tablet. But I didn't want to mention that problem because it is irrelevant here, I'll post another question on that :P
Nov
23
comment Dedicated Mouse and Keyboard on VirtualBox VM
any suggestions on how to do that?