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bio website voodooshader.com
location Minneapolis, MN
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I'm a pretty general developer working in Java and Javascript web applications for a wellness company during the day, while specializing in low-level graphics and overhauling old applications by night.


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comment How to get access to a folder?
Are you trying to do this through API calls/programmatically, or just in general? If the latter, it may be better suited for SU.
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comment How to increase local streaming speeds?
Do you have any QoS or packet inspection settings turned on? That can, depending on the router and configuration, cause some pretty nasty bandwidth issues. Try turning them off and testing.
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accepted Program for creating language syntax/grammar “railroad” diagrams?
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asked Program for creating language syntax/grammar “railroad” diagrams?
Sep
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comment How do I monitor what my kids do on the computer?
Both suggestions in your answer are ineffective even without a LiveCD. Adding in some of what you've mentioned in the comments would improve them quite a bit (for example, you don't mention removing the delete permissions on history/chat logs).
Sep
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answered Cannot load past boot screen
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comment How to install a Linux distribution by myself?
and if you find vbox to be terribly slow (which it is), just grab a copy of VMWare. It also has significantly better support for most OSes, and provides some integration with linux ones; I run a good variety of VMWare Linux VMs on my desktop for various development tasks, and performance and integration are incredibly better than vbox.
Sep
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comment How to install a Linux distribution by myself?
Some distros also allow you to install them from in Windows (not terribly common) and any decent VM program can mount a physical disk and install there (again allowing an install from within an existing OS).
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comment Does dual-booting an OS require a dual-core processor?
@Heineken Not sure what you mean by needing to unmount partitions before you boot another OS, where is that mentioned in the filesystem/OS requirements? Never had to do that.
Sep
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comment Does dual-booting an OS require a dual-core processor?
@user913233 It varies by partition format, but usually there are no problems and the system handles any oddities for you.
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comment How do I monitor what my kids do on the computer?
I'm simply saying #2 and 3, as stated in your answer, are respectively ineffective and based on mistaken assumptions.
Sep
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comment How do I monitor what my kids do on the computer?
If you are willing (and know how) to edit the specific permissions on every possible file, including chat logs (which, depending on the client, made be created for new conversations), then you have a reasonable degree of security. Simple applications that don't take into account fine-grained permissions on all the files will not (which was what your original answer suggested). And kids who actually want to bypass their parent's watching will go to ridiculous lengths (even up to live CDs).
Sep
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comment How do I monitor what my kids do on the computer?
History, cookies and cache are all stored in locations which are writable by the user (by necessity), and thus can be overwritten or erased. A basic tool to lock permissions becomes entirely useless when portable browsers are easily available, and even many commercial parental spyware programs have limited functionality with secure connections.
Sep
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comment How can I restrict a user from all but one specific drive partition (yet still use the computer)?
If you make the account limited, it won't have access to the system registry or be able to install anything to the system. If you have Vista/7 and UAC, they won't be able to install anything that would modify the general system. All changes, even installations, should be restricted to HKCU and their user directories.
Sep
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comment How do I monitor what my kids do on the computer?
The middle 2 are trivial for even a young child to circumvent or erase the logs (and many know how and do, I certainly could erase IE's history at age 12). Assuming they only talk to their friends is baseless and quite likely wrong, kids often chat with others and most chat clients allow conversations with people not in your contacts list (in fact, many then add the person as a temporary or recent contact).