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bio website jstarek.de
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Work

  • Member of the Scientific Computing group, DESY, Germany
  • Java, databases, unix-y stuff in a large-scale scientific computing facility

Hobby

  • Restoring Germany's oldest radio telescope, the Stockert 25 meter dish
  • Learning radio astronomy and high-frequency electronics
  • Design, construction and operation of the observatory's Linux network and scientific workstations

Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
26
comment Tired of waiting for www.google-analytics.com — can a browser setting “opt me out”?
This approach has the additional advantage that it works independently of browser settings / browser extensions, so that if you need to use Firefox or IE for some reason, your decision to block Google Analytics will be enforced, too.
Jun
14
answered How to copy a btrfs filesystem
Jun
14
awarded  Necromancer
May
30
accepted How can I limit the disk I/O priority for a process in Windows XP?
Feb
26
asked How can I limit the disk I/O priority for a process in Windows XP?
Jan
22
awarded  Yearling
Aug
8
comment X11 and Mountain Lion: how to use MacPorts xorg-server?
I'll take a look at this and try to answer here as soon as I get to upgrading my machine. In the meantime, why not try asking on the macports-users list? The packager is likely to read that list.
Aug
6
answered How to decide the RAM for new laptops
Aug
6
comment Why is it a lot faster to call rm on a directory than deleting a folder from the GUI (Linux) over SSH
I'm sorry, but I am rather certain that this isn't the point. The question states the times as "couple [of] minutes" and "instantaneously", respectively. This is a far too large difference to be caused just by GUI operations (unless you're on a 386).
Aug
6
comment A virusproof (ransomware…) strategy for backup on a NAS?
I'm afraid your answer misses one key point of that strategy: If you want to provide protection against altering of the backup by malicious software, you need to use different physical media for the old backups. If the user, as in this case, can't guarantee the integrity of the software on their computer, why should write permissions on the NAS be trusted? Malware might just steal the login credentials from a browser's password store or similar.
Jul
23
awarded  Caucus
Jun
14
awarded  Revival
May
15
answered How can I connect the VGA 15 Pin?
May
15
comment How could I compare the java/eclipse effectivity of processors?
Are you sure that focusing on CPUs is a good idea? Tools like Eclipse, which consist of many small components, but even my Glassfish instances are usually constrained by the I/O speed of the system. Comparing PCs instead of CPUs seems perfectly reasonable for that task. If you ask on order to prepare a purchase, invest in an SSD first, then in RAM, and only if you find out that some arbitrary midrange CPU doesn't suffice for your workload, revisit the CPU benchmarking.
May
11
revised want to install java in folder other than default
Edited... basically everything.
May
11
suggested suggested edit on want to install java in folder other than default
May
11
answered Copy-on-select, paste-on-middle-click on Mac OS X?
Feb
19
comment Alternative to VLC VLM for Camera Monitoring
Do you just need a tool that does exactly what you describe, or would you be happy with a CCTV surveillance suite that also does the things you mention? If so, take a look at Zoneminder (I'd have to verify that it can really re-encode output strems, but otherwise, you should be fine).