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Software developer, mathematician

Sep
10
answered Read email status from files in maildir mailbox?
Sep
10
revised Read email status from files in maildir mailbox?
mention maildir
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Apr
19
comment Secure Exchange mailboxes
Related question (though it asks about Linux): protecting my files from root
Feb
19
comment Choosing between meaningful and meaningless hostnames
Why was this closed? This looks like a legitimate question about a common problem. It's true that there is no way to prove an answer as "right", but it still makes sense to try and establish a best practice.
Feb
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
17
comment Why do mobile networks have high latencies? How can they be reduced?
Interesting point. However, this explains only part of the problem. GPRS typically has latencies of 500-1,000ms. Latency across a continent, is typically not more than 200-300ms, so even very wasteful routing should not give you 1,000 ms.
Jul
26
comment Why couldn't MAC addresses be used instead of IPv4|6 for networking?
@Dorus: Your comment does not make sense. PPP nodes can have both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, precisely becauses IP builds on the underlying protocols, such as Ethernet or PPP. However, PPP nodes do not have a MAC address (because the PPP standard does not have them).
Jul
6
comment Authorization in GIT
possible duplicate of git Permissioning?
Jul
6
revised Why does the Debian Lenny git package not install git?
update: git-core is now git
Jun
27
comment Subversion behind router
The simplest solution would be to use local version control. You can put an SVN repo on a USB stick (it's just a folder). Or go all the way and use distributed version control, then you can even have multiple repos.
May
25
comment How do other companies handle approved browsers and versions for internal corporate web development hardware?
@KeithS: "One of your boss's primary duties as a software development manager is to remove obstacles that are above your pay grade. " Cool - I'll keep this as a favourite quote :-).
May
14
revised Why do mobile networks have high latencies? How can they be reduced?
minor edits
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May
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comment Why do mobile networks have high latencies? How can they be reduced?
After discussion on meta, I tried to make the question more concrete, in the hopes that it may become on-topic.