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I'm a geek with a fairly heavy background in end-user supoort, and some experience in system administration.


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comment mount fstab partition with public access
unix.stackexchange.com/questions/66222/… superuser.com/questions/589763/… u/g/o - so 777 would be the desired permissions, and since umask subtracts, umask=000 would cause the correct permission to apply for all users to have access.
Aug
3
comment What does the removal of NPAPI plugin support mean to an end user?
There's no concreteness, but the developers have clearly indicated that's the direction Firefox is eventually going, and that only HTML5 has a future. When they can implement even something as complex as the Unreal Engine entirely in JavaScript, I'm inclined to agree. Between the evolution of browser technologies and the emergence of mobiles as the dominant platform, plugins are dead.
Jun
15
awarded  Yearling
May
28
answered Downgrade GCC to older versions with apt-get
May
27
comment Downgrade GCC to older versions with apt-get
I think there are going to be issues of ABI compatibility and "de4pendency hell" that are going to make it all but impossible, that is, it will be far easier to update software to build on a modern version of gcc than it will be to get a version of gcc 2.x to install and produce usable binaries on a modern distribution. The issue is that you don't just need gcc 2.x here, you need all the dependencies it requires, and all the dependences the application you want to build requires, and these things haven't been maintained at all in more than 9 years.
May
27
comment Downgrade GCC to older versions with apt-get
Researching this a little more, and the 2.x series might not be usable at all in modern distributions. It hasn't been supported for a long time in the kernel (lwn.net/Articles/163881) and whatever you are trying to compile with it probably has dependencies which won't be able to be satisfied either. IF the software you need to compile can't be updated to compile on a newer gcc and with newer libraries, then your best option might be to compile it statically in a chroot of whatever distribution last supported gcc 2.x
May
27
comment Downgrade GCC to older versions with apt-get
This is going to be specific to the version of the distribution you are on due to library dependencies. As an aside, it's also best that you install older versions of gcc in parallel rather than actually downgrading, and use environment settings to force whatever you need gcc to compile to use the older gcc. Given the length of time gcc 2.x has been out of support for, this is going to be a challenge, and even if you succeed in getting it installed, replacing the system gcc will break other things.
May
26
answered How to send message both to netcat and other script?
Dec
29
comment Truecrypt Rescue disk unique for each system?
So long as you have at least one computer up and running with Truecrupt, you can "mount" the drive (making it accessible and giving it drive letter if successful), and if that works, you can then decrypt it.
Dec
29
answered Truecrypt Rescue disk unique for each system?
Dec
29
comment Echoing output to file while seeing it in console in the same time
less is a "pager" (a program that lets you scroll through files on the terminal), a drop in replacement for the traditional "more" pager with the ability to go backwards as well as forwards. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Less_%28Unix%29)
Dec
28
comment How to disable Comcast mistyped address page?
Scratch OpenDNS then, sorry, Level3 (209.244.0.3 / 209.244.0.4) is another hijack-free (at least at this time) option.
Dec
28
comment How to disable Comcast mistyped address page?
Another option, in case the opt-out goes away, or you end up with another ISP that uses the same tricks, is to use a third-party DNS server, such as OpenDNS or Google Public DNS.
Dec
28
answered Client files need encryption
Dec
28
answered Echoing output to file while seeing it in console in the same time
Jun
15
awarded  Yearling
Sep
24
comment Why doesn't Gzip compression eliminate duplicate chunks of data?
gzip and bzip2 both have to be relatively "stream friendly" because of their design - it's absolutely necessary to being able to work as part of a pipe. What you are looking for here is actually deduplication and not just compression. Since tar breaks the process into two parts - archiving only with tar, and then using a second program as a filter to compress. I couldn't find any compressed archive with deduplication in my searches, but I found this previous related question. superuser.com/questions/286414/…
Aug
2
answered How can I install PHP 5.3 in Debian Lenny Today?
Jul
10
comment How to sync Basecamp tasks and Remember the Milk tasks
Busyflow has basecamp integration currently, and RTM promised as future functionality, so it might be worth keeping an eye on. This wouldn't quite be a sync solution, but it would be a single-workspace option once it's available.
Jul
5
comment Which group memberships are necessary for simple users in Ubuntu 12.04?
Yeah, I seriously thought about it as an answer, but PolicyKit has turned into a mess of arcane incantations - great for distributions to be able to provide preconfigured access groups, horrible for real fine grained control, even though that was the original intent behind PolicyKit.