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bio website thomasshields.net
location Georgia
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seen Oct 18 '13 at 19:56

I'm a reformed evangelical in the PCA and a member of Grace PCA. I'm also a geek who likes Javascript, CSS, HTML, & C#. I'm learning Python.

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Dec
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awarded  Quorum
Jul
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comment Using Google Talk with a non-apps, non-gmail Google account
Isn't working for me either.
Jul
4
awarded  Organizer
Jul
4
revised Using Google Talk with a non-apps, non-gmail Google account
focused tags
Jul
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suggested suggested edit on Using Google Talk with a non-apps, non-gmail Google account
Jun
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awarded  Altruist
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awarded  Investor
Jun
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awarded  Critic
May
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awarded  Talkative
May
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accepted Dual-Virtualization vs. Dual-Boot vs. Single-Virtualization
May
1
comment Dual-Virtualization vs. Dual-Boot vs. Single-Virtualization
@Breakthrough and yet could you not have a modern OS as host with, for example, no GUI, no extraneous background processes, etc., so that the resources it consumed would be very minimal?
May
1
comment Dual-Virtualization vs. Dual-Boot vs. Single-Virtualization
"why bother virtualizing Linux in itself again" - because the host, even if it was linux, would be the most stripped down version I could find and I'd want a higher-level distro of it that I could use at will. Hence my dispute with what I called "single-virtuliaztion" - you're stuck with Linux everytime you want to run Windows.
May
1
comment Dual-Virtualization vs. Dual-Boot vs. Single-Virtualization
@Breakthrough and yet if there were a good low-level host, that would be the better route, no?
May
1
comment Dual-Virtualization vs. Dual-Boot vs. Single-Virtualization
"You would be better off installing a small distribution of Linux, essentially acting as a "host operating system"" - this is exactly what I had in mind. Are you saying even that would be slow? I'd run VirtualBox for each OS, most likely
May
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asked Dual-Virtualization vs. Dual-Boot vs. Single-Virtualization
Apr
26
comment How to XKCD-hack a tailgator?
thanks. :) I'm well aware of the SE "solve issue" vs. "learn about X", but yeah, my question was certainly leaning towards learning vs. solving. the link is nice too. :)
Apr
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accepted How to XKCD-hack a tailgator?
Apr
26
comment How to XKCD-hack a tailgator?
(for anyone who's wondering, no, i'm not trying to actually hack a tailgator or anything, but 1. i want to learn more about the subject and 2. this would make an awesome prank)
Apr
26
awarded  Commentator
Apr
26
comment How to XKCD-hack a tailgator?
@Bob I thought about that, but as far as I know most computers won't autoconnect to an adhoc. For example, my computer does autoconnect to unsecured "linksys" networks, but when I pass adhoc "linksys" networks it doesn't. So while an ad-hoc could work in theory, it wouldn't really work in practice... right?