121 reputation
3
bio website
location
age 44
visits member for 4 years
seen Dec 5 '13 at 10:23

I work as a software engineer and computer science / information technology lecturer.

(NOTE: my displayed age is not my real age, but I am sure most StackExchange/StackOverflow users will be able to understand the pun).


May
24
comment How to update remote file?
@terdon: you laugh, but I once had the case of an office assistant in an engineering school who was asking how to import some data into an excel file... we couldn't figure out what she was doing wrong until we realized she was asking about getting data from a printout into the spreadsheet. Stupid assumption on our part, probably... (the original data came from a PDF file, so she printed it out as she couldn't copy paste it into excel correctly).
May
24
awarded  Teacher
May
24
comment How to update remote file?
@Sukminder would do as well, but I was hoping he had rights on that server, at least :)
May
24
answered Automating tasks on a website on a headless server
May
24
answered How to update remote file?
Jun
15
awarded  Supporter
Dec
4
comment Good distro for a VM?
@Tshepang: It doesn't add value. And I really don't care. Like I said, it's an opinion. It won't hurt me either way. You are reading politics into it, that's your issue. Sources should be authoritative, impartial and apolitical. Questions can be whatever they want, as far as I am concerned. That's just me.
Dec
4
comment Good distro for a VM?
@Tshepang: opinions are not authorized on SO? I'm really asking, because I never noticed that people tip-toed around that here before. Doesn't disturb me. His question, his opinion. And I cannot blame him too much for it at the moment.
Dec
4
comment Good distro for a VM?
Except the OP really asked for Oracle VM VirtualBox from the start, and says he/she uses it because it's good, so I'd assume preliminary research has been done.
Dec
4
comment Good distro for a VM?
@Tshepang: well, the name of the thing really is Oracle VM VirtualBox now... So nothing wrong with that. @tooshel: Actually, I'd even suggest putting it in the title, as you want answers for this specific VM.
Dec
4
comment The myths about malware in unix/linux
Also, Windows being the land of the proprietary (though that happens on other platforms, I'm looking at you Mac OS), people tend to look for cracked software for this platform significantly more than for others. And going in dark alleys online is no different than going to dark alleys in real life: expect troubles. How can you trust a drug dealers to provide what they advertise? And in an unmodified form? So how can you trust cracked software dealers to provide what they advertise? And without the software being modified?
Dec
4
comment The myths about malware in unix/linux
I think another reason for the low level of viruses in Unix/Linux and Mac systems is the presence of global package management systems, with trusted repositories configured by default. Whereas for Windows go online to download software from direct malevolent vendors they find while googling, on a unix/linux/mac you use your internal software to browse a repository where new entries are scrutinized and removed if problems are noticed.
Dec
4
awarded  Autobiographer