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Software developer, mathematician

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comment People think a “hidden” save file dialog box means the computer is frozen
@NateKerkhofs: LART = Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool. See e.g. catb.org/jargon/html/L/LART.html
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revised Read email status from files in maildir mailbox?
typo
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answered Read email status from files in maildir mailbox?
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revised Read email status from files in maildir mailbox?
mention maildir
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comment Secure Exchange mailboxes
Related question (though it asks about Linux): protecting my files from root
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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.
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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.
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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).
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comment Authorization in GIT
possible duplicate of git Permissioning?
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revised Why does the Debian Lenny git package not install git?
update: git-core is now git