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Software Engineer, Trekker, Amateur Astronomer

Creator of SkEye, a planetarium for Android.

On GitHub.


Tools of the trade: Scala, jQuery, Vim


Mar
2
comment What is the danger of inserting and browsing an untrusted USB drive?
This is not specific to a USB mounted filesystem. If a file browser has a vulnerability it could be triggered by files downloaded to your computer through other means too, such as email attachments or downloads through browser.
Feb
21
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
29
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
9
comment What is the AQS parameter in Google search query
I find it strange that this field is not editable, while the "other" search engines have an editable field.
Nov
8
comment How can I disable HTML5 content in popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome?
This works, thanks! I luckily use NoScript already. Still looking for a setting in Chrome.
Nov
8
accepted How can I disable HTML5 content in popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome?
Nov
6
asked How can I disable HTML5 content in popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome?
May
8
awarded  Commentator
May
8
answered Why does't rsync use delta-transfer for local files?
May
8
comment Why does't rsync use delta-transfer for local files?
Reading can be faster than writing to a local disk in certain circumstances. It can also reduce the wear on an SSD. This is certainly a valid question and the answer is quite valuable to me.
Apr
1
awarded  Altruist
Apr
1
comment What is the tolerable magnetic field (in Tesla) for a hard disk?
+50 for quoting the numbers. Thanks!
Mar
30
awarded  Investor
Mar
20
revised What is the tolerable magnetic field (in Tesla) for a hard disk?
corrected grammar
Mar
20
comment What is the tolerable magnetic field (in Tesla) for a hard disk?
@OliverSalzburg Quoting one of the articles that you linked to: "Please note that this article describes our investigation about using magnets to completely erase data on a hard drive. It completely ignores the question of whether a strong magnet can DAMAGE a hard drive. These strong magnets certainly can damage a hard drive if brought close enough. Keep neodymium magnets away from good hard drives!"
Mar
20
suggested suggested edit on What is the tolerable magnetic field (in Tesla) for a hard disk?
Mar
19
comment What is the tolerable magnetic field (in Tesla) for a hard disk?
The OP (my friend) and I are interested in knowing how much minimum Oe or Tesla would cause even a couple of bits to flip in a hard-drive. I guess a couple of bits (more than the CRC can correct) would still be a problem, even if such a magnet doesn't completely wipe off the disk.
Oct
4
comment Checking security certificates in a browser
Thanks, this helps. Though it doesn't directly address my concern, as I want to check for pre-installed malicious certificates as well.
Oct
4
asked Checking security certificates in a browser
Mar
18
comment Hiding certain bookmarks from the awesome bar / autocompletion
Thanks for the tip. Works great!