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bio website blog.dixo.net
location United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 5 years, 5 months
seen Nov 9 at 16:49
My mini-bio is here, but I've been professional software developer since 1992, and some of my popular spare time projects include Geograph British Isles, pastebin.com and the forthcoming Ammotin recreational mapping application.

I am mainly active in PHP, Javascript and C++ questions

Oct
6
comment Ubuntu 11.04 fresh install - “Input signal out of range” or “Mode not supported…”
+1 ... I'd give you a hundred upvotes if I could, this saved me a ton of time
Apr
22
awarded  Caucus
Apr
16
comment How accurate is `md5sum`?
@fischi, read the link on the birthday paradox, and also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_attack - it is not a matter of simply halving the total number of hashes. Given search space H, the number of hashes you have to generate before getting a 50% chance of a collision is approximately sqrt((pi/2) * H). If you do that math with 2^128, you'll get a number approximately 2^64
Nov
12
awarded  Yearling
Aug
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
7
comment Is it possible to “catch” a wireless signal with a second wireless router?
to plug the device into his ethernet network perhaps?
Jun
7
comment Is it possible to “catch” a wireless signal with a second wireless router?
off topic, but just search Amazon for Wifi range extender and get one with at least one ethernet port.
Feb
1
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
18
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
5
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
14
comment ubuntu 3 monitors, 2 video cards not working
Try askubuntu.com
Dec
4
comment Cannot mount the selected partition
catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#urgent
Oct
9
answered Terminal for Mac with code snippets (commands)?
Aug
18
awarded  Commentator
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jun
27
accepted Merging two m4v videos into one
Jun
27
comment Disallow Skype from showing icons next to phone numbers
are you asking how you can craft HTML so that the Skype plugin won't augment the page, or simply how to turn off that feature of the plugin?
Jun
24
answered Merging two m4v videos into one
Jun
24
revised Merging two m4v videos into one
added 192 characters in body
Jun
24
accepted Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop failing on Ubuntu 9.04