602 reputation
11021
bio website github.com/orlp
location Leiden, Netherlands
age 20
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Nov 23 at 20:40

Computer Science undergraduate and cryptography enthusiast. Currently unemployed.

Favourite languages: C++, Python, Rust, C.

You can contact me at orsonpeters@gmail.com.


Mar
5
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
5
asked How do I set up vim to auto-complete like this?
Feb
1
comment How do I make a machine “blank screen” for a period of time (as a penalty) if certain noise levels are reached?
I would disrecommend taking the maximum amplitude. It's not nice for the kids when their screen goes blank just because someone clapped or something similar. Average seems more appropriate.
Jan
24
comment Increase page file or buy RAM?
Seriously, RAM is dirt cheap and is the easiest investment to make to make a computer faster if you have less than 2 gigs of it.
Jan
15
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
23
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
21
comment How do I remove the “eye symbol” from password fields in Windows 8?
@AkshatMittal: yes, but you did not note the misconception in his question: "This is really dangerous because once you click on the eye, your password is revealed.".
Oct
21
comment How do I remove the “eye symbol” from password fields in Windows 8?
You should note that "hiding" the password doesn't give any safety to anything but the person standing behind you while you type. So unless that person is handling the mouse to click the button no security has been breached at all. And even in all previous Windows versions passwords from "hidden" passwords fields can be trivially retrieved.
Sep
29
suggested suggested edit on Does uTorrent use LAN networking if a peer is on my LAN?
Sep
29
comment Does uTorrent use LAN networking if a peer is on my LAN?
Perfect, thanks.
Sep
29
accepted Does uTorrent use LAN networking if a peer is on my LAN?
Sep
29
asked Does uTorrent use LAN networking if a peer is on my LAN?
Aug
31
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
14
suggested suggested edit on Why are there multiple Chrome instances running even though I only have one window (only one tab) open?
May
20
awarded  Tumbleweed
May
9
comment Difference between SIZE and SIZE ON DISK on a pc? Why is SIZE ON DISK always greater?
@happy2Help: yes it is, but it brings other benefits which are much more important: speed mostly. It's a tradeoff.
May
9
awarded  Teacher
May
9
answered Difference between SIZE and SIZE ON DISK on a pc? Why is SIZE ON DISK always greater?
Apr
20
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
20
accepted Can I change the traceroute to a certain IP?