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bio website superuser.com/users/5003/dan
location United States
age 29
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
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Jun
25
comment SSH'd (via Cygwin) vim to write to local file
@Tim For monitoring and automatic rsync, I've found dropbox to be a good solution for my personal use.
Jan
27
comment Solutions needed for potentially failing NAS hardware
@DaveM I've edited my original post with answers to your questions. I'll be trying the seagate diagnostic software and will be reporting back.
Dec
18
comment Authorized keys only from external IP, but passwords allowed internally
My plan is to allow pub key everywhere, but also allow passwords internally. Why don't you recommend this?
Dec
15
comment 2TB Max Device Size? in Windows XP 32 bit
But can't you only use 64-bit if you have a 64-bit CPU? I assume this isn't a free upgrade?
Oct
25
comment Is it legal to use the trial version of a software over and over?
Its just as unethical, but probably not AS illegal since you are violating the EULA which is a civil offense and not a criminal offense like pirating it would be, though I am not a lawyer. Personally I would quit if my boss asked me to do something as unethical as this. Either go without photoshop, use an alternative to photoshop, or, if you need photoshop that badly, just pay for it.
Oct
14
comment Using an unecrypted decoy OS with truecrypt hidden OS?
@trolle3000: haha, I love xkcd. That comic (plus a lot of court cases where the judge has just held people in contempt of court allowing them to remain in jail indefinably until they reveal there password) has made me realize my home encryption is pretty useless for legal matters. I could do a decoy OS if I was actually worried about that, but I am just doing it for fun and learning.
Oct
12
comment Running software on linux through Wine
You could try running it with wine to see how it works. At the very least you'll have an error message or two where the program went wrong.
Oct
11
comment How to preserve the stickers of windows xp and mobile centrino on the laptop
@user39966: What do you mean? Why do you not think they are useless?
Oct
11
comment Security Beyond a Username/Password?
The introduction of seatbelts caused people to drive more recklessly which caused a greater number of accidents... but I would still advocate for them. Luckily the fob by itself is useless, the person who found it would have to know who you are, where you work, what your username is... and they would also have to stumble upon your poorly stored password. All before you report the fob lost. But your point is still valid that people may get sloppier with their passwords.
Oct
11
comment How to merge data from two differently structured excel files?
@JackStoneS: In order to do a multi-match you're going to have to do something more similar to Lance's response... after which manually shifting the rows to match or using a macro to do it. Using access is probably your best solution though.
Sep
30
comment Force Firefox to remember passwords for the sites that don't let users save them
@Nifle: Please state your version of Firefox (and Operating system). Also, md1337 should state his.
Sep
30
comment ssh-agent segmentation fault
Have you tried switching back to the old version of openssh? Or at least switching to a different version? Might not address your problem directly, but is probably the quickest solution.
Sep
30
comment Force Firefox to remember passwords for the sites that don't let users save them
myopenid.com password element is: <input id="password" type="password" name="password" tabindex="2"> I don't know any html, but that seems right to me... Firefox probably uses type to know which fields are passwords, so don't know why it wouldn't be picking it up.
Sep
30
comment Is it possible to make a `screen` session “private”?
This just prompts you for your user password, which apparently has been given to all the students.
Sep
22
comment Can I reduce volume of person in conference call on Skype?
I don't use Skype, but I've used a lot of difference conference call softwares and there is usually a way to mute people, and so I usually mute anyone in the same room.
Sep
20
comment How to automatically logon without losing the classic shutdown menu?
This answer wanted me to add values to the registry... I ended up going with TomWij's answer as that just used a built in windows tool that did it for me, but was too late to change the accepted answer.
Sep
20
comment Excel 2003 upgrading to Excel 2010, will it break our models?
Our testing machine is going to be set up soon with Excel 2007 (and not excel 2010) and we'll have a little time to test on that before we all get upgraded to 2010. After which if we still need 2003, we have a testing machine for that too in case some things are still not working in the newer version. I just want to get as much information as possible while I am waiting for the test machine, since we don't get very much time to test.
Sep
13
comment Run grammar checker without spell checker in Word 2000
You should be able to add a custom dictionary, so you can add in an English dictionary so it won't catch any of those as spelling mistakes (At least you can do this in Word 2003... I assume you can in Word 2000 as well)
Sep
13
comment Suspect a bad SATA cable to hard drive, how do I replace it?
To swap the plug while the system is running, you would want to unmount the hard-drive to prevent corruption, and I'm guessing this isn't something the OP has done before.
Sep
11
comment I may have a virus? email sent from my gmail to all my contacts
@Arjan: Yes there was a login from Israel on there, which means they must have stolen my password and used it there.