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I am the typical "computer nerd", with skills in a number of programming languages and a wide range of computer hardware and software.

Dec
10
comment Understand IP addresses and location
@John I am not aware of any single piece of material that would cover this. Assignment of /8 blocks follows some rules, and those rules are published somewhere. One of the emergent results of those rules is that blocks allocated to an entity (most of whom are countries or geographic regions) tend to be sequential, even when they assignments are made years apart. Once a local authority (like ARIN) has a /8, how they distribute it is again governed by rules, and THOSE rules have emergent properties. This continues right down to ISP nodes, which have rules for which house gets which IP(s).
Dec
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answered Understand IP addresses and location
Dec
9
comment Understand IP addresses and location
I think you missed the "generally" in the question.
Nov
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Nov
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accepted How do I reclaim a disown'd process?
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24
asked How do I reclaim a disown'd process?
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Nov
22
comment Reliable email service for personal use using own domain name
I know it's not fair, but once he edited his question then your answer because [more obviously] wrong. The only way to fix that is to -1 your answer out of the top spot, or for you to edit your answer. There are some discussions on the various meta sites about fixing this phenomenon.
Nov
22
comment Reliable email service for personal use using own domain name
How could an HTTP 500 or 502 possibly be the user's fault? Some users see more downtime with google apps than others. Some accounts have far more downtime. I think it's most likely that Google has one bad machine in a 100-machine cluster, or something similar, so a specific one percent of their users see crappy service while everyone else has no problem.
Nov
20
comment What is the best way to address users storing and streaming music within your company?
@GWLlosa When I purchase a CD, I also have the Fair Use right to format and time shift the contents of that CD for personal use [margin too small for citation]. WHERE I format-shift it to has never been an issue tested in court, but I can't imagine it mattering. I concede the backups point. Easy solution, don't backup mp3 files.
Nov
19
answered What is the best way to address users storing and streaming music within your company?
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awarded  Critic
Nov
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comment Bash: Difference between > and >> operator?
-1 because the bash manpage is one of the hardest to follow that I have to deal with on a regular basis.
Oct
29
comment How can I prevent someone else's name server registration from pointing to my IP addresses? (i.e. change com zone file)
No. tp.com's registrar (who is a second level registrar, not the .com root authority) is the one who says that ns1.tp.com is a nameserver.
Oct
28
comment How can I prevent someone else's name server registration from pointing to my IP addresses? (i.e. change com zone file)
So then that's even worse... If someone is still coming to you as ns1.tp.com then they have cached an old response from ns1.tp.com for ns1.tp.com, and you'd be stuck trying to convince a single internet user (or ISP, or whoever) to clear their DNS cache manually.
Oct
27
answered How can I prevent someone else's name server registration from pointing to my IP addresses? (i.e. change com zone file)
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