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I seek inspiring answers abominable questions. Call it my internal implementation of a sleep() function.


Jun
21
awarded  Yearling
May
9
revised Why is it so hard to find a file in Ubuntu?
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May
9
revised Replace Symbolic Links with Files
Updated to incorporate correction left in one of the comments.
Feb
22
comment MySQL database across multiple servers
This helped me, I'm a newb when it comes to (my)sql service spanning multiple machines. I've been having a little difficulty finding the right questions to ask in order to break in to this space. +1 both question and answer. ;)
Feb
19
comment Why are there 32-bit editions of Windows 8?
@ultrasawblade You may well be correct. I have, however, been told by various geeks I hold in extremely high regards contradictory info. It's an interesting topic no less. My problem is believing random people on the other side of the internet. Have any material you can cite on this? I think it touches a lot not only on fundamental features in the x86 architecture, but also in each specific CPU model & microcode revision, plus the decisions made by compilers and also the OSes in question. Technical details aside, I think the best answer to the OP is because people keep buying 32bit versions.
Feb
19
comment Why are there 32-bit editions of Windows 8?
@ultrasawblade: Sure, but 64bit x86 vs 32 is not universally faster or "better". If you were running a massive pile of tiny programs around the larger address/register space wouldn't make jack. Meanwhile, you've got increase overhead due to the fatter architecture.
Feb
19
comment “sticky” permissions upon folder/file creation
Sounds like an interesting question. I'm fairly adept at OSX and Unix in general, but I'm having a hard time following what your question is exactly. Maybe it's time for more coffee?
Feb
19
revised Why are there 32-bit editions of Windows 8?
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Feb
19
comment Why are there 32-bit editions of Windows 8?
Not necessarily. There are quite a few combinations of hardware out there to consider. My main answer though is the VM case. It's more efficient when you don't need >4GB of address space. Still, it's been a while since I personally spun up a new 32bit VM. I'm tending towards 64bit now even if I don't need the space so that I can scale up later. But my case is not all cases.
Feb
19
answered Why are there 32-bit editions of Windows 8?
Feb
19
comment Download .iso files faster
I'd look for a proxy service. If you know someone off-campus with a home internet connection, you could possibly even proxy through them. Squid is very popular http proxy software that could help. Or you could go talk to your admins and tell them you have work to do.
Feb
19
answered ASUS N550JV screen turns 'reddish' after Windows boots
Feb
19
answered Own hostname not resolved, but DNS works
Feb
19
comment How to Automate/Script backup of a Virtual Machine
Since asking this, I've learned that storing my VMs on a SAN or NAS is very handy to this end. Classically I've just put HDDs in my VHosts and that's made complete backups a pain. As it stands, I now have a NAS providing NFS service to my vhosts. The NAS then is also responsible for backups. Additionally, I've developed a tiny script that gives me full-disk backups and archives them both to a backup storage machine AND to Amazon S3.
Feb
19
comment MySQL form builder like MS Access
I loathe Microsoft Access, but it does have some kind of web-delivered interface option. I wouldn't be surprised if that only worked well with IE. Anyway, that exists. Django is all about web delivered database driven applications. It's awesome. Just has no GUI to create with.
Feb
9
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
7
comment How to comment out multiple line matching a regex using sed or awk
Interesting question. +1'd ya.
Feb
7
comment Unable to write as root (but can as user)
This was it in my case. Thanks a bunch.
Jan
31
answered DVD Drive USB Full Eject
Jan
31
comment ThinkPad S440 wifi and unexpected system halt
Definitely a kernel panic. I'd wager the wireless driver is killing you. It could also be a hardware fault. You could try booting on older kernels, there may be glimmer of hope there. Else, I'd first try a different wireless card.