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bio website bitdepth.thomasrutter.com
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Web application developer by day who has also dabbled in audio, video and image tools.


Oct
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awarded  Popular Question
May
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awarded  Revival
May
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revised Is it possible that my VPS is outperforming my dedicated server?
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May
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answered Is it possible that my VPS is outperforming my dedicated server?
Apr
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revised What is the worst distro on Linode?
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Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
25
accepted How can I filter spam from yahoo's servers?
Jan
25
answered How can I filter spam from yahoo's servers?
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revised How can I filter spam from yahoo's servers?
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Jan
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revised How can I filter spam from yahoo's servers?
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Jan
19
comment How can I filter spam from yahoo's servers?
I run through Spamhaus Zen's DNSBL and PSBL - question updated with info. I have considered using spamassassin with a very high threshold but not sure how effective it'll be on this type of spam.
Jan
5
asked How can I filter spam from yahoo's servers?
Dec
15
comment Does orientation affect hard drive lifespan?
"If their heads were heavy, and sagging was a problem I'd say that horizontal position would be better" But by a similar argument, the distance between the head and the surface is extremely crucial, and you wouldn't want the same sag to affect that clearance (though I understand there is a "bubble" of air between them).
Dec
15
comment Does orientation affect hard drive lifespan?
It is an excellent point, though the hard drives in iPods are quite different to the hard drives used in desktops/servers. I know, for example, that smaller hard drives can take a LOT more shock and vibration than larger ones. 2.5" drives can take about 10 times as much as 3.5" drives. It's logical that other characteristics would vary with drive size/type as well.
Dec
2
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
20
comment SSL certificate selection based on host-header: is it possible?
How do you cope with Windows XP users, Android users, Blackberry users, etc?
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
13
answered Downtimeless MySQL backups on a budget
Jul
30
comment Useful Command-line Commands on Windows
Well I use it as an rsync equivalent. But it doesn't do everything rsync does, obviously, like transferring over SSH, the smart delta transferring ability, etc. What it does do is robustly copy files, and all their attributes and permissions, in a way that it doesn't matter if the operation is interrupted (it can be safely and robustly resumed). Useful for backups or when you move to a new drive/filesystem.
Jul
29
comment Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants?
The company's correspondence with the OP has all the hallmarks of an actual scam. I'd consider reporting it to law enforcement.