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Jan
30
answered How can I determine what encryption algorithm someone used if I have their PGP Key ID and Fingerprint?
Dec
31
comment Mac OS X tool to sync / copy ONLY timestamp rather than data of a file? No file data transfer, only filesystem metadata gets synced
+1 for the chuckle
Dec
30
comment Mac OS X tool to sync / copy ONLY timestamp rather than data of a file? No file data transfer, only filesystem metadata gets synced
@porg you are referring to yourself in the third person here?
Dec
10
revised Does failure of a single block make decryption impossible?
typo
Dec
10
awarded  Yearling
Dec
10
answered Does failure of a single block make decryption impossible?
Sep
16
awarded  Revival
Jul
13
comment How do I log out of `sudo su` in Ubuntu?
typo indeed @MountainX ... CTRL-D, exit, logout etc.
Jun
17
awarded  Popular Question
May
30
answered How do you set GPG to use ElGamal and RSA for keys?
May
30
comment How to find newly added or modified files in a deep folder structure?
rsync and robocopy are good for quick syncing.
May
9
comment Ejecting one drive locks disk utility
@ernie Yep I hear you - thought there might be a good reason perhaps a kernel or osx dev would know. thanks anyway
May
7
comment Ejecting one drive locks disk utility
There are GUIs handling this kind of situation - I think I've seen a few different masking effects (waffling?) to indicate an object was in flux or in an unknown state at the moment. In any case it shows up in other places in OSX - more than I would expect is necessary locks-up (blocks synchronously).
May
7
comment Ejecting one drive locks disk utility
@DarthAndroid yep that's what I figured an don't understand the rational for - why would they decide to implement a blocking request in the main thread; I was hoping to learn the rational by asking here. A similar and even more situation arises when Finder decides to poll the disks and one is asleep as Finder.
May
7
comment Ejecting one drive locks disk utility
Yes that's all well and good and totally understood. My question is why does DiskUtility lock-up? By lock-up I mean that the Disk Utility program does not respond to any userinput until the drive has spun up (say 3s) - during that time if you try to click a menu or eject another drive or perform any GUI operation with DiskUtility it ignores you entirely.
May
7
comment Why do ISPs change your IP address?
Talk about an optimist ;) If anything ISPs would be encouraged by LEA to try to keep IPs the same even for dynamic IP customers. No one with power is trying to defend your right to privacy - they are trying to prevent many kinds of crimes.
May
7
asked Ejecting one drive locks disk utility
Dec
27
answered Can random data from a wipe or encryption of a full drive result in fake partitions appearing in the MBR?
Aug
18
awarded  Yearling
Aug
15
comment Unable to delete messages with IMAP client against Exim mail server
Regardless of what you're using as a client you are not using exim as an IMAP server.