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I've hit both 1337 and 6502 on superuser, yay


May
17
comment Scripting in Illustrator?
Since you're a programmer it shouldn't be too hard to figure out. - Postscript is an odd language, writing this in postscript has a decent learning curve.
May
16
comment How to download a list of files with the possibility of resuming?
@duperuser as Lamar asked, Operating system? How you get the URLs can depend on OS.
May
16
comment LDAP query in Active directory
you really need more info - what does 'but didn't work' mean. are you authenticated against the AD server?
May
15
comment apache file requests and parsing
@steve Ha, thanks, but not so sure about that. just been around for a while. I've been using apache since 1996 or so, possibly a bit earlier. Installing webservers in general since 1993.
May
15
comment apache file requests and parsing
@steve If the DIRECTORY perms don't have execute bit, then there is a problem in 'searching' files. Then i could see your issue, apache couldn't find the file due to directory perms. The file perms only need to be readable.
May
14
comment Is there a modern browser that runs on Windows 3.1?
@IanBoyd I'm not complaining about the design decisions 20 years ago. I'm complaining about a possible decision today to horribly misuse said technology :)
May
11
comment Evidently I've lost my HAL… - Can't start up VM - HAL.dll missing
I'm sorry Dale, I can't let you do that. (sorry, but necessary)
May
10
comment Is there a modern browser that runs on Windows 3.1?
@rob true enough, but I'd even then recommend some third option over a non-protective OS running an unpatched IE connecting to industrial equipment.
May
4
comment Dual 17“ vs dual 24” - monitor choice
No current monitors sense orientation maybe, there were some old Mac monitors that knew if they were portrait/landscape and adjusted accordingly.
Apr
2
comment How to attach to a nohup process?
@LordLoh. no, once you disconnect with nohup, you can not reconnect. if you want to reconnect, try screen
Mar
29
comment How to cause a BSOD on Windows XP and newer versions?
@STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED I agree with your statement, but if you remember at the original question, it had nothing to do with debugging, but a shortcut to shut down a system. Not a good reason in my opinion.
Mar
27
comment Put Downloaded Emails Back to POP3 Server
@sleske it feels to me more like Windows Live using a bad protocol (IMAP vs POP3) to encourage more website hits. Live allows ActiveSync (Exchange - feature wise more like IMAP) but only for mobile and Outlook.
Mar
27
comment MinGW Bash profile
somewhat more terse: [ -f ~/.bashrc ] && . ~/.bashrc
Mar
14
comment Changing the hash of a file in ubuntu
as Oliver said, this is luck that your package still works. There are many files where adding random bytes would destroy the file. Most archives have checksums and would fail any random byte adding.
Mar
9
comment Why does 'killall killall' not work?
@user3001 it skips it because if it killed itself, it wouldn't be able to finish the job you gave it.
Feb
28
comment Are world-readable/writable/executable links in /usr/bin security holes?
@user76871 I just checked 'ln -s -f ' and it calls the symlink syscall, which respects the dir perms, which is what you'd expect. My guess is that you'd have to dive into kernel filesystem stuff to truly prove you can't 'open' a symlink, and i don't have time for that now. Look up 'vfs symlink' on google, see where that takes you.
Feb
28
comment Why isn't this egrep invocation case sensitive?
a shot in the dark, but check your GREP_OPTIONS env variable, see if you have -i in there
Feb
28
comment Are world-readable/writable/executable links in /usr/bin security holes?
yep :) Good job on figuring it out yourself. symlinks are meant to be invisible, and 777 perms help to keep it that way.
Feb
28
comment Sed for windows
@TheSavo just delete the directory. there are some registry entries related to cygwin mounts, but these can be safely ignored, only cygwin reads them
Feb
27
comment Is there any way to back up saved passwords and installed extensions in Chrome?
@slhck I believe the data is stored in your google docs account. I tried this for a bit, but gave up and went back to XMarks (cross browser with Firefox). It left a folder in google docs that I eventually deleted.