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Jul
15
comment Changing the order of columns displayed with `ls`
as a note regarding cut, you'd get more milage out of awk in this case. ls -al | awk '{print $3 " " $1}'
Jul
15
comment Allow SSH login but limit the user to access whole system
please search this site for similar questions, there are many.
Jul
15
comment no internet in browsers after cloning computer's MAC address to router
yes. either way, having a cloned mac on the network isnt a good idea long term. It may bridge the two interfaces anyhow.
Jul
15
answered no internet in browsers after cloning computer's MAC address to router
Jul
14
comment How can we minimize the amount of mouse clicking and key pressing?
also, dont underestimate a keyboard with seperate numpad and a trackball. does wonders for shoulders.
Jul
12
comment Can a RAID 0 be “seen” but not accessed when a drive fails?
Your data is split between the two drives in tiny chunks, so yes you can get data off the one drive, but it's unlikely to be meaningful.
Jul
11
comment How can I enable onboard graphics AND dedicated card simultaneously?
indeed, i have seen this done, but it didnt work for me on a similar system with a slightly differing motherboard.
Jul
9
awarded  Yearling
Jul
8
comment Impossible new virus
there is so much fail in this question ;-/ -- but i like it. it made my day.
Jul
5
comment Can you explain how to understand what the 'iwconfig' command displays in Ubuntu-9.04?
arg ! its in spanish, so close but yet so far.
Jul
1
comment Brace expansion : run several commands instead of expanding on one line?
i've wanted to know this for a long time, thanks ! :)
Jul
1
comment How do you detect the Indestructible TDSS botnet?
Botnets are in vogue currently, as are lame hacking / ddos stories. It's hard to say what the real threats are currently due to massive over hyping. If it does live in the MBR, it should be detected by normal anti virus soon enough, I think the "indestructible" blarb was more to do with the c&c setup.
Jul
1
comment How do you detect the Indestructible TDSS botnet?
Oh, and don't forget the scary "custom encryption", which is obviously much more encrypted than normal encryption.
Jul
1
comment How do you detect the Indestructible TDSS botnet?
it sits in the master boot record. According to the BBC article this is an area of the disk "rarely scanned by anti-virus products". That gives you an idea of the hysterical over-hyping of this.
Jun
30
comment How quickly to find the first IP available in a LAN?
for a temp solution, nmap -sP 172.16.20.0/22 | grep scan and pick an unused number
Jun
29
comment Can two Linux installations share the same /home partition?
during install when you get to the partitioning stage, select the partiton that has /home on it, edit the mount point for it to be mounted on to be /home, and UNSELECT "format this partition"
Jun
28
comment How can I reduce glare on my computer monitor?
grow a huge afro ! :-)
Jun
28
comment How can I adjust the key that takes me to Insert Mode?
I agree with the other comments. This is a matter of practice, and sadly not much can (or moreover should) be done to fix the bad habit you experience. even if you alter it on your machine you'll only run into the issue the first time you run vim elsewhere. Best bet is to just go slower when learning, or use a cheat sheet of commands and bold the : on each command.
Jun
21
comment Are key scramblers effective in beating keyloggers?
i assume you are trying to beat software keyloggers, right ? not hardware ones that sit on the keyboard wire. You may find something like two factor authentication with something like a yubico key helps.
Jun
16
revised Setting up a PC for the Kids
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