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I'm a graduate student of mathematics in Germany.


Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
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awarded  Commentator
Oct
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accepted aptitude produces output twice
Oct
1
comment aptitude produces output twice
@FaheemMitha Well, it’s a minor thing – wouldn’t I bother the developers by bumping the bug report?
Oct
1
comment aptitude produces output twice
@FaheemMitha Oh, okay. Well then I’ll just wait for it to get fixed. Thanks.
Oct
1
comment aptitude produces output twice
@FaheemMitha See my edit: debian testing/unstable
Oct
1
revised aptitude produces output twice
added info about os
Oct
1
revised aptitude produces output twice
added stderr-tag and related observation
Oct
1
asked aptitude produces output twice
Sep
9
comment Why is `xargs bash -ic echo` not the same thing as `xargs echo` or `xargs`?
This works! Great, thanks. I was missing the existence of positional parameters and just overlooked that part of the man pages. My bad!
Sep
9
accepted Why is `xargs bash -ic echo` not the same thing as `xargs echo` or `xargs`?
Sep
9
asked Why is `xargs bash -ic echo` not the same thing as `xargs echo` or `xargs`?
Aug
7
comment Store password as hash in wpa_supplicant.conf?
Okay, I re-accepted the answer again. I see how theoretically it doesn’t make sense to have a feature like the one I was hoping for. But practically, if you somehow trust a person, you might trust him or her to not retrieve your password, but you still might be uncomfortable literally telling him or her your password as a password is still something very personal. It might also be used for other services as well – I know it’s bad practise, but that’s just how it is: same passswords are used for different services.
Aug
7
accepted Store password as hash in wpa_supplicant.conf?
Aug
6
comment Store password as hash in wpa_supplicant.conf?
I unaccepted the answer for a while because I just thought that in principle, it should be possible to get internet access once by having a buddy type in his account data once (as if he only once used another machine). Therefore, I added a new question to be answered.
Aug
6
revised Store password as hash in wpa_supplicant.conf?
added another question
Aug
6
comment Store password as hash in wpa_supplicant.conf?
Okay, thanks. Maybe the answer to the oher question should be updated with the info that it doeesn’t matter that PAP was being used. (As PAP is generally considered to be insecure, I hoped that in PEAP it would be okay to only send the hash of the password. But I guess that would open up other vulnerabilities due to collisions or more fundamentally the fact that the hash may be stored insecurely on the server or the server isn’t trusted.)
Aug
6
asked Store password as hash in wpa_supplicant.conf?
Aug
3
comment Where does this convention for quotation marks (`` …'') come from?
@Gilles Could have come from some technicality, though (I was thinking, maybe this once was needed to correctly parse strings). I think only the answer reveals that thas question was indeed a typographical one. By nature, it’s historical.
Aug
3
revised Linux (debian/testing) cannot boot after installing kernel 3.9.1
minor correction