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Software developer, mathematician

Mar
5
comment How intrusive is using VPN?
Actually, it is possible to configure a computer so that only traffic to the company LAN goes through the VPN, while Internet traffic bypasses it. However, not all VPN clients allow / support this. SonicWall SSL VPN for example does allow it.
Mar
5
comment Why did my laptop turn off?
Linux can hibernate as well (AKA "suspend to disk").
Mar
4
comment Firefox: This connection is untrusted + Behind corporate firewall
@espais: No, not that I'm aware of. You'd need to ask your sysadmin (who should have configured your browser correctly in the first place).
Mar
3
answered Wine and Kernel Access
Mar
3
answered Firefox: This connection is untrusted + Behind corporate firewall
Mar
1
answered 2 pass encoding or not?
Mar
1
answered Make Thunderbird 3 paste inline images as GIF or JPG instead of PNG
Mar
1
answered convert rtf to vcard (vcard code in rtf file)
Mar
1
answered Monaco font has no anti-aliasing effect when the size is smaller than 12
Mar
1
comment Ubuntu NBR karmic boot freezes at fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16
You're welcome. To find the boot script, you can just grep for fsck: grep -r fsck /etc/. Might give a few false positives, but shouldn't be hard to get what you need.
Feb
26
answered Set PuTTY's appearance in Windows
Feb
26
comment vim restore point?
+1 Nice. Seems there's a vim plugin for everything :-).
Feb
26
answered Repair or replace HP dv5210us laptop?
Feb
25
answered Tailing multiple files with less
Feb
25
answered vim restore point?
Feb
25
answered Windows RAM Test Program
Feb
25
comment Windows RAM Test Program
Sorry, but I don't see your problem. What's difficult about burning an ISO and rebooting?
Feb
25
comment Why would I get an electric shock from a VGA cable connected to an LCD monitor?
Actually, both CRT and LCD use high voltage inside. CRTs need high voltage for their electron beam, which LCDs don't use. But LCDs usually use a cold cathode backlight, which also needs around 500-700V. However in both cases this voltage should never get near any of the connector pins. So it's certainly a device failure.
Feb
25
comment Why are brownouts so harmful?
Nice answer. +1 for actually calculating stuff, and explaining the calculations.
Feb
25
comment Why are brownouts so harmful?
Nice answer. BTW, there is a typo in the first sentence: "A brownout is an undervoltage condition, when the AC supply drops below about 10% of the nominal value" - should be 90%.