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Jul
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
20
comment Why did the IETF specifically choose 192.168/16 to be a private IP address class?
@FrankThomas: Are you saying that matching for 168 would be easier to produce an ASIC circuit for than matching for some other 8-bit constant would be? I'm no hardware designer, but I find that difficult to believe.
Jul
20
comment Why did the IETF specifically choose 192.168/16 to be a private IP address class?
That doesn't seem to explain the choice of 168 in particular. I can't see any reason why 10101000 would be easier to decode than 10101010 or 10101001 -- in either case one needs to match all 8 bits before one knows the address belongs to the private network. Intuitively it seems more likely that 192.168 was simply the first appropriately-sized block that was available when the allocation was made, than the particular bit pattern 10101000 somehow being easier to decode than other patterns of the same length.
Apr
22
comment Why are laptop screens sized the way they are?
TV today is usually produced in 16:9, but most movies use wider formats yet, up to around 12:5.
Apr
2
comment Strange dotless decimal notation of IP address… How does it work?
@Izkata: Unlikely because that address would be in an unallocated and reserved part of IPv6 address space.
Mar
10
asked How to edit Firefox URL autocomplete weights
Apr
5
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
19
comment How to configure arrow key scroll step in Firefox
That works, thanks! Don't know how I could have overlooked that setting.
Mar
19
accepted How to configure arrow key scroll step in Firefox
Mar
19
asked How to configure arrow key scroll step in Firefox
Mar
10
comment How to disable Chrome themes/skins and get default window decorations
Every other program in existence (with the exception of Microsoft Office) can manage to follow the default window decoration style defined in the OS without Aero being enabled. It's not hard; its what the OS does for you fully automatically unless the programmer actively goes out of his way to make his program disrespect the user's preferences.
Nov
9
awarded  Scholar
Nov
9
accepted equivalent to titeInhibit for Cygwin's rxvt-native?
Nov
9
awarded  Commentator
Nov
9
comment tar -xvf *.tar.gz gives me a weird name on extraction
... hmm, actually with GNU tar you can use --strip-components 1 to make it ignore the first pathname element of each archived file name.
Nov
9
comment tar -xvf *.tar.gz gives me a weird name on extraction
tar extracts files to the directory it finds itself in, with the filenames found in the archive. If the names in the archive start with "elasticsearch-elasticsearch-servicewrapper-d47d048/", then you can't easily prevent tar from creating that directory. Except perhaps symlink it to your desired location before untarring.
Oct
25
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
14
comment equivalent to titeInhibit for Cygwin's rxvt-native?
That's an interesting idea.
Aug
14
comment equivalent to titeInhibit for Cygwin's rxvt-native?
Yes, but I'd like a solution that I won't have to repeat each time I ssh into a different server (with a shared administrative account where I'm not supposed to start customizing the profile).
Aug
14
asked equivalent to titeInhibit for Cygwin's rxvt-native?