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Feb
24
revised Java development in osx vs. ubuntu
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Feb
24
answered Java development in osx vs. ubuntu
Feb
23
comment Automatically reconnect to Bluetooth speaker
OK what if it's the speaker, what can you do about that except reconnecting? It probably has no interface for bluetooth.
Feb
21
comment How can using a Tor Hidden service for SSH improve security?
This question belongs on security.stackexchange.com
Feb
20
answered What is the difference between “Shell” and “Terminal”?
Feb
17
comment How can a printer installation change the default printer of other computers?
Is there some policy active that distributes printer settings across the network? Are you using AD?
Feb
17
comment Apache running on Ubuntu stops working until I ping other machines on network from it
See askubuntu.com/questions/182400/…
Feb
17
comment Apache running on Ubuntu stops working until I ping other machines on network from it
Keep using the desktop version for local work. There's no reason to switch to the server version, unless you want to force yourself to become comfortable with commanline only. Did this work OK when you had the laptop in the same room? I don't think it's likely, but if moving the laptop to another room causes this problem, it might be related to the switch or router you're using. Maybe it's system overload?
Feb
17
revised FTP connection error: INVALID COMMAND EPRT
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Feb
17
answered Apache running on Ubuntu stops working until I ping other machines on network from it
Feb
17
comment How can a printer installation change the default printer of other computers?
Did you use the same IP address for this printer, or do you use DHCP for the printer and did it get the IP address of the old printer?
Feb
17
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Feb
17
comment FTP connection error: INVALID COMMAND EPRT
The least you can do is tell us what FTP server you're using, what server OS, if the firewall is active, what client FTP program you use. Has it worked before or is this a new install? And tell us what you've done to test so we don't come with suggestions for things you've already done. If you don't show that you've put some effort in it, less people will take the effort to answer!
Feb
13
comment Printer “Windows Update” - Why always so slow?
The sad thing is that Windows never gives useful feedback about downloading. The progress bar in IE6 worked like this: the first 50% was just a guess, based on computer speed or past download speeds. When it passed that 50% mark, it slowed down to half speed up to 75%. Then it became really slow, almost stopping at about 90%. And when the page finished, the progress bar filled up quickly. The same applies to many other progress bars in Windows 2000 and XP. In Windows 7 it doesn't work like this anymore, it just shows a thing that goes left and right and has no informational value at all.
Feb
12
comment Can a database be too relational?
If you find that it makes the Ajax request faster, that is a good reason to do it. If you display large lists of names on a webpage, using an ID might save data download, if you download the names only once and connect it on the page itself using that ID. Still I wonder if it's worth the effort and added complexity.
Feb
12
revised Can a database be too relational?
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Feb
12
answered Can a database be too relational?
Feb
11
comment Lock down Windows 7?
About 20 years ago he tried his luck and left his home country hoping for a better future here. He never learned the language properly. He can talk to us, but it takes quite some effort to understand what he says. Still it's possible. He doesn't know anybody who understands him and can help him with this. We gave this computer to him for his kid because he cannot afford one. When he returns it and tells us that it doesn't work anymore, we fix it. Basically this is not different from my mother who tells me that something doesn't work, but I can instruct her better than my colleague.
Feb
11
accepted Lock down Windows 7?
Feb
11
comment Lock down Windows 7?
Thanks for those screenshots! I'm going to try this, and with Teamviewer installed I can undo it if needed.