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by keeperofdakeys
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:03 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trouble Viewing XKCD on Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Trouble Viewing XKCD on Linux

You could try a different browser, if the issue still exists it must be in the system itself.
by keeperofdakeys
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?
Replies: 79
Views: 19930

Re: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?

This course is for honours students and other serious students of mathematics. Topics include: the axioms for the real number system, geometry and topology of Euclidean space, limits, continuity, differentiability, the inverse and implicit function theorems. My question to you folks is if theres an...
by keeperofdakeys
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0869: "Server Attention Span"
Replies: 90
Views: 24429

Re: 0869: "Server Attention Span"

The default, and most other Android browsers have options to change the useragent to a desktop browser. This is side-skipping the problem though. I have only come across one site that didn't work properly, and it used javascript pop-out menus (not just javascript enhanced css one, fully javascript).
by keeperofdakeys
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: what programs to use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Re: what programs to use?

IDEs have invariably led to frustration for me. I haven't once regretted learning Vim, though. In fact, I'm still learning, although I've used it for years. There is just so much power hidden away in it that I doubt I'll ever completely master it. The same apparently goes for Emacs. One IDE feature...
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:43 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Lost office installer
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Lost office installer

As long as you are careful, you should be able to find a vanilla Office disc on a torrent. You obviously don't want to install the cracks, as you have a legit key. Also be careful of fake discs.
by keeperofdakeys
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:18 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Sub-networking. Possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: Sub-networking. Possible?

The bad news is, I meant web-portal. The good news is, I'm reasonably sure that the system uses IP addresses (as opposed to cookies) to keep track of who is logged in. I base that from the fact that every time I force their DHCP to reassign IP addresses (usually by disconnecting then reconnecting t...
by keeperofdakeys
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:48 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Sub-networking. Possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: Sub-networking. Possible?

First of all, you will need a NAT for the sub-network. This is a router with 4 LAN ports and one WAN port (which is identical to a LAN port). The WAN port connects to the University network, then the router runs its own DHCP server to service other computers, and non-local traffic is forwarded onto ...
by keeperofdakeys
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Changing partition size
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Changing partition size

I have heard some bad things about this, and it failed the one time I tried to do it. Since you, of course, have all your data backed-up like any person should, you can always restore it if something goes wrong; if you don't, then you should have a backup.
by keeperofdakeys
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:35 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Identifying config.ini file - and possible password issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Identifying config.ini file - and possible password issu

PhoenixEnigma wrote:128 bits (16 hex characters) would be correct for an MD5 hash, which is/was fairly commonly used for passwords.

Last time I checked an md5 hash was 32 hex characters.
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Sudoku solving complexity
Replies: 12
Views: 6052

Re: Sudoku solving complexity

It is possible to make a problem that will lead to one solution by logic, but has many possible solutions when brute-forcing. Surely this isn't the case... if a puzzle has many possible solutions, then logic will never solve it... if a particular square could be, say, a 1 or a 2, then you'll never ...
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Sudoku solving complexity
Replies: 12
Views: 6052

Re: Sudoku solving complexity

Hmm, determining whether it has a solution is the same as determining whether it is a valid puzzle in this case right? Because if it has no solution then I would assume it's not a valid sudoku puzzle. At the same time I would assume that every valid puzzle has only one valid solution right? It is p...
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:09 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Network question
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Network question

I am a little confused by this. Sorry, I think I phrased that wrongly. What I meant is instead of getting an output like something.something.else under gateway, I just want the IP address. You can always use nslookup (on linux and windows) to find the ip-address, you might find more information usi...
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:35 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Network question
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Network question

You might have installed some windows programs that make new network connections, there are many that do this. Also, on a related topic, how can I use the route command without resolving addresses to domain names? (Linux, inb4 rtfm/google) I am a little confused by this. Do you mean resolving domain...
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:27 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Identifying config.ini file - and possible password issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Identifying config.ini file - and possible password issu

The password is probably not the password, just a hash. A hash is designed to be a one way function, so that you can give it a password to generate a hash but can't generate a password from a hash. To test a password, you can then hash it and see if it matches. If it does, the password is correct, i...
by keeperofdakeys
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:03 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Rsync Client for Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Re: Rsync Client for Windows

Yeah, I've been using rsync on my machine for a month or so so I understand that. I imagine that cygwin has something like cron, if it does, it's simple enough to just schedule a job to run, and then you know the folders aren't screwed up. Cygwin uses .exe files, they just happen to rely on cygwin....
by keeperofdakeys
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Rsync Client for Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Re: Rsync Client for Windows

I don't think file names are a huge issue if the files are originating on Windows, right? I'll look into cygwin. No they aren't. I don't know how familiar you are with rsync, but remember that -t will copy the time modified so that it will skip that file when backing-up in the future. Also, using a...
by keeperofdakeys
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:43 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Tunneling UDP
Replies: 16
Views: 9202

Re: Tunneling UDP

You can try wrapping the program in another program such as proxychains which will take _all_ of its connections and send them through the SSH tunnel. I don't know if proxychains is available for windows though, you can google it. The windows equivalent would be proxifier . I've never used it, but ...
by keeperofdakeys
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:34 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Rsync Client for Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Re: Rsync Client for Windows

As the page says, you need to recompile from source. Or just install the pre-built one from the Cygwin distro, which I'm pretty sure is there. I use the rsync from the Cygwin repository, and it works perfectly for me. I would only be mindful that you don't copy any files with names that windows doe...
by keeperofdakeys
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:37 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: fora. vs forums.
Replies: 14
Views: 2164

Re: fora. vs forums.

Don't forget forums3.xkcd.com, forums.echocham ber.me. It is fun when emails use different domains and you have to login multiple times, due to cookies only working for one specific domain; although it hasn't happened recently. At one point it annoyed me enough to write a greasemonkey script . There...
by keeperofdakeys
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:27 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Partitioning without losing data
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Partitioning without losing data

But in that case the old configuration would end up inaccessible to the new version of the program, and there would be no point to hanging on to the old configuration. Nothing wrong with a few . files hanging around on your harddrives. Same can be said for programs you use once and never touch again.
by keeperofdakeys
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:40 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 58814

Re: Reactions to your Major

ExplodingHat wrote:-"Music?! Not physics?"
I think I only talk about science more than I do about music because music theory is less accessible to the average person... I think?

I'll apply a crescendo to your mood if you keep having staccato thoughts.
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What's the point with Linux?
Replies: 45
Views: 10121

Re: What's the point with Linux?

any more than I would want to do everything on my desktop in the stripped-down Linux environment running on your router. Is it stripped-down Linux running on the router, or souped-up Linux running on the desktop? It is a full Linux kernel running on a router with a subset of the normal userspace to...
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Partitioning without losing data
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Partitioning without losing data

I would also look into using a separate /home, if you ever wanted to easily distro-hop in the future. A separate /home is a good idea, but wouldn't switching between distros potentially mean that one distro could leave a setting in a preferences file somewhere that could wreak havoc when used in an...
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: rename command help?
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: rename command help?

If you are running linux, I could easily write something up in bash. If you are running Windows, try surfing sourceforge or google for a mass renamer.
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Partitioning without losing data
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Partitioning without losing data

You should easily be able to get a /boot from that swap space, you only need upto 100MB. The good thing about this situation it that the swap partition is already part of an extended disc. Essentially just launch up fdisk, tell it to delete the swap space, repartition then it should all be fine. If ...
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think this PC is dead
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: I think this PC is dead

All I know is, an instructor of mine very insistently made everyone he taught promise to never do anything to CRT monitors and PSUs. He didn't have problems getting his way, either, after breaking out pictures of his hand with a massive arc-burn and showing off the scar, etc. And he was trained in ...
by keeperofdakeys
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:29 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hair (Long)
Replies: 28
Views: 5133

Re: Hair (Long)

mzellman wrote:Or a turban... I doubt any school official is going to want the kind of attention that would come from punishing a student for wearing a turban.

France disagrees with you.
by keeperofdakeys
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Idea: Passwordless Login with Email
Replies: 14
Views: 5624

Re: Idea: Passwordless Login with Email

OpenID does take care of the "I can't remember the password" issue, but as RebeccaRGB pointed out: ...I don't necessarily want everything I do online to be linked together. I like my relative anonymity.... The reason I don't remember my password for these sites is because I rarely go ther...
by keeperofdakeys
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hair (Long)
Replies: 28
Views: 5133

Re: Hair (Long)

If you are really determined you could try to find the exact rule in the school rules, and try to take it up to the next level if you really want to. They will most likely go, "Our word is the final word" though, so not sure about this.
by keeperofdakeys
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Idea: Passwordless Login with Email
Replies: 14
Views: 5624

Re: Idea: Passwordless Login with Email

There are some sites that are doing single-use code logins, like hotmail.
by keeperofdakeys
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:42 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: xkcd log in issue
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: xkcd log in issue

Try clearing cache, deleting cookies.
by keeperofdakeys
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: N00b question in Javascript
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: N00b question in Javascript

Heylo guys, and why does this not work? var array = [4, 5, 18]; for(var i in array){ var formname = "form"+i; var formobj = newpage.document.getElementsByName(formname.english); newpage.document.formname.english.value=formobj.value.replace(/<startdate>/g, startdate); newpage.document.form...
by keeperofdakeys
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:01 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Opensuse,Wallpaper changing
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Opensuse,Wallpaper changing

The distribution is not the keyword here, it is the desktop environment your using. Try searching for cycle wallpaper Gnome (I think Gnome is default in Opensuse), this may present something promising.
by keeperofdakeys
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:54 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Corrupt xcf file
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

Re: Corrupt xcf file

xkcdfan wrote:Man, fuck you guys.

You should not interpret the silence as nobody wanting to help, but no one having the specific knowledge you require. Personally I would be starting from the same point as you are, so I saw no reason to post. Good luck with your endeavour.
by keeperofdakeys
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Procrastination
Replies: 26
Views: 4833

Re: Procrastination

There has been plenty of talk about procrastination and motivation before, if you wanted some ideas.

I find that if I really sit down and do the work then I can get it done, it is just getting yourself to sit down :wink: .
by keeperofdakeys
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Integral of 1/x
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

Re: Integral of 1/x

Arariel wrote:Yeah, never forget the "+C" part... Calc teachers are very picky about that...

They are very picky about it for a reason, especially when you try doing something with that equation and aren't doing it for pure theory.
by keeperofdakeys
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 48594

Re: 0851: "Na"

Seems this is the first thing I thought of upon reading this comic, it is an advertisement for bananas.
by keeperofdakeys
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:21 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Opensuse 11.3 will not verbose boot
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: Opensuse 11.3 will not verbose boot

This thread seems to give some alternatives.
by keeperofdakeys
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:19 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Ubuntu netbook - X, login and setuid troubles
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Ubuntu netbook - X, login and setuid troubles

I find all these 'netbook' distributions to be purely hype, anythng you want to do can be done on a normal release. It is possible that the group permissions changed for your user, and you were no longer in the wheel or admin groups.
by keeperofdakeys
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:23 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Bittorrent client: on/off peak scheduling?
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: Bittorrent client: on/off peak scheduling?

Run two instances of utorrent as different users, forcing a hash-checksum whenever you switch over?

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