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A self-loathing despair squid.


Apr
29
comment How do you commit changes to an XML file to source control when they are changed by the users of a web app?
cron will work. it's not perfect, but perhaps passable depending on your criteria.
Apr
29
comment What aids exist in RHEL v6 to calculate subnets without an internet connection?
I use a smartphone application. side steps the issue entirely, unless you need the info for a script of some sort ? Also, class based IPs disappeared a long long time ago.
Apr
22
comment Force Thunderbird to set up receive-only account
see my answer, should work for you ?
Apr
21
comment Force Thunderbird to set up receive-only account
seems you're right. bummer !
Apr
21
comment Force Thunderbird to set up receive-only account
when you create the account, use manual setup to accept smtp settings that dont work, then remove the smtp part of the account.
Apr
17
comment usage of SNMP protocol
key word here is 'can'. that isn't its typical usage.
Apr
10
comment Water in laptop, not switching on
an airing cupboard works alot better than 24 hours of electric heater in a bathroom (the most likely place to accidentally get more water on the laptop i'd have thought). Typically airing cupboards (in this country at least) have the hot water boiler in them and are therefore both warm and dry.
Mar
26
comment Allow users to use my Wi-Fi; prevent them from using my wired routers
seriously ? an allen key ?
Mar
19
comment How to stream video and music over LAN?
i think subsonic will do what you want. its free.
Feb
28
comment One 8 GB DIMM vs two 4 GB DIMMs in dual channel mode
the answer to it was "its better to have more ram, allbeit slower". this question is "is it better to have more ram that's slower?", so, yes.
Feb
27
comment Find what network range user is on?
is this a fantastically elaborate way of doing `nmap -sP 192.168.0.1/24' ??
Feb
25
comment Does Distance From the Router Affect Internet speed?
To put it another way; If you send a letter to another country and it takes a day for the post man to take it from the postbox and put it on a super fast mail delivery aircraft, it still takes at least a day to deliver it. Your speed test is not testing your router->internet speed. It's testing the connection speed. That means all links of the connection, including your wifi. If you use a cable and plug directly into the router (most home routers allow this), you'll likely get a more realistic speed for the internet link because you won't have an artificial bottleneck in the test.
Feb
6
comment Why compile an rpm from source?
yes and no. It's not that simple, as aix may not have all the library and package dependencies. It also means you can alter the ./configure stage of the build, or where the files get installed to.
Feb
3
comment How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
maybe. i'd say 'how many people carry allen keys' is answered by 'the number of people who have used the lab more than once and found last time that they needed an allen key to remove your cable'.
Jan
31
comment How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
It's not any security. When nabbing a cable for a laptop, cloning the mac was the first thing I did on the off chance of switch port security being enabled. It'll take about a day for the kids who know how to do that to tell the kids who don't.
Jan
31
comment How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
This will not work. mac addresses are trivial to fake (to be the same as your class desktop pc).
Jan
31
comment How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
You'd dissolve the glue using nail polish remover (acetone) i guess.
Jan
31
comment How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
allen key ?! if they had a real key, this would be a good solution
Jan
31
comment How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
fwiw: you can hook the cat5 latch out with a pin.
Jan
23
comment How to find rpm binary of a given process?
@PunjCoder: this is faster and better in your case. It only works if the package is installed though, so you can't say "what would give me file X?" like you can with the yum option.