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Software is like coffee: well made, it can make the most tedious tasks bearable; made badly it can ruin your whole day.


Jul
13
asked Why are the first 1024 ports restricted to the root user only?
Jul
10
answered Keeping track of programs
Jul
9
answered What is a socket?
Jul
1
answered How to protect my anonymity and authenticity in Irc?
Jun
12
answered how do I wipe a server that I don't have physical access to?
Jun
7
comment When does UNIX “defrag”? (specifically Solaris)
@Caleb strictly speaking EXT2/3/4 can fragment but only if the volume is nearly full.
Jun
4
comment Why is Linux commonly used as operating system for supercomputers?
's assertions are fairly self-evident. Here's what IBM said about using Linux on their BlueGene supercomptuers which backs up at least the openness of the kernel reason.
May
31
comment Why do most linux distros default gnome?
Gnome does seem very dumbed down though. Even Linus Torvalds made such comments.
May
31
comment sending text input to a detached screen
@richard plumb Yeah, all you should have to do is change the SERVICE variable at the top to use CraftBukkit or any other mod.
May
28
answered sending text input to a detached screen
May
21
comment Alternative to find?
I love locate
May
20
answered Difference between a Window Manager and a Desktop Environment?
May
6
awarded  Commentator
May
6
comment Do journaling filesystems guarantee against corruption after a power failure?
@psusi there is still a window for the write to the journal to be interrupted. Journal writes may appear atomic to the OS but they're still writes to the disk.
May
6
comment Do journaling filesystems guarantee against corruption after a power failure?
@George Edison See my expanded answer.
May
6
revised Do journaling filesystems guarantee against corruption after a power failure?
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May
6
answered Do journaling filesystems guarantee against corruption after a power failure?
Apr
27
answered Motd not changing
Apr
25
answered What exactly is POSIX?
Apr
25
comment Hiding work in account with multiple users
If gpg is installed already you could use that to encrypt the data. gpg comes built-in to many *nix flavors (I'm assumong it's a *nix) so it may be usable. A last resort would be to attempt obfuscation with some other standard utility like uuencode or base64 but that's not real security.