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A self-loathing despair squid.


Nov
27
comment Is USB IrDA adapter enough for a TV-remote to work?
I don't know to be honest, it's longer than the room is big, so it's in the order of many meters. one thing I have found though is that I now own an actual xbox and use an xbox remote with my linux box so I can't use the power button else it turns the xbox on also.
Nov
19
comment Should I use OpenVPN or IPsec
but being told something does not make it true, you really need to investigate the claims.
Nov
18
comment Easy online filehosting
last time i left something like that as a comment, i got told it should have been an answer. @ramhound, s3 isn't hard. Login with a gui, upload the file with a single click; done. I realise it's a big scary service, but their requirements need none of those bits.
Nov
14
comment How can I hide the IP address associated with my domain name?
overkill, much ? :-)
Nov
14
comment How can I hide the IP address associated with my domain name?
what you describe is called a reverse proxy.
Nov
1
comment Use VPN without changing WAN IP
split tunneling isn't a third party tool. it's a concept. linux, Mac, Windows can all do this
Nov
1
comment How can you display host IP address in bash prompt?
define: ip address -- of which interface ? ipv4 / ipv6 ? localhost too ?
Oct
28
comment Need personal music collection streaming solution
subsonic is the best i found. on linux, says it runs on windows also though.
Oct
23
comment Enter a string containing “!!” on a shell without it being interpretted
to aid googling for the OP, it's called 'escaping'.
Sep
30
comment How do I correctly apply thermal paste on a laptop CPU with a small surface area?
yeah, i should state that spreading thermal paste is one of those topics which gets way more discussion that it needs. In my experience at least, sky high temps has never once been solved by one pasting technique over anouther.
Sep
30
comment How do I correctly apply thermal paste on a laptop CPU with a small surface area?
my comment was in general, for any thermal paste i've ever done. My laptops have intels, though, which run at around 50 degrees - not entirely idle. I don't make the layer very thick, but two little dots of paste, i dunno. - Not convinced its enough.
Sep
29
comment How do I correctly apply thermal paste on a laptop CPU with a small surface area?
i do the credit card option, i dunno. Personally that pea sized amount doesn't look nearly enough for my liking. I generally put a layer as thin as i can, but across the whole die edge to edge.
Sep
5
comment Good way to resolve dependencies for .rpm installation
Yeah, that's why I said I couldn't speak for jre/jdk. I've never needed to do what you're trying here, which suggests to me that there's a better way than swapping one for another. Off the top of my head I don't know enough java fu to advise though
Jul
25
comment What means * and ! at second field of /etc/shadow?
no problem. One thing i forgot to mention (but did imply) is to be careful of locking account with passwd and trying to unlock it with usermod. It'll only remove the first '!', which won't work.
Jul
18
comment How to force my wifi users to “accept” my TOS?
@Ramhound then someone didn't bother to appeal when they should have. economist.com/node/18529895
Jul
17
comment Error proofing data
well, "shield" is copying the file, and "freeze" is fixing bad data with good. In fact (from what i can tell), this is essentially cp file1 file2; rm file1; cp file2 file1, no ?
Jul
17
comment Error proofing data
awesome, someone has duplicated cp and rsync. o_O
Jul
17
comment Use laptop as second monitor for another laptop
you can use remote desktop to do this. Not using his vga cable, but an ethernet cable should do the job.
Jul
17
comment How to force my wifi users to “accept” my TOS?
@Ramhound, At a guess, they display them exactly because people wrongly think they are actually enforceable. The same reason people have email signatures of "you must destroy this email if it is not intended for you"... oh yeah, says who?!
Jul
17
comment How to force my wifi users to “accept” my TOS?
I'm pretty sure those terms, legally, are entirely unenforceable for what it's worth.