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Jan
21
comment The Hidden Risks of Cloud Computing?
@rmeador: The telephone company is a natural monopoly, and generally a government-granted one in addition, so there's a lot more justification for regulating them. Internet search is not a natural monopoly. I can't pick which phone company serves my house with its land line, but I can always switch to Bing.
Jan
21
answered Why are Linux-based operating systems considered safer than Windows?
Jan
20
answered Cron Permission Denied
Jan
15
comment What Hardware/Software/Security Would I be looking for when trying to start a gaming cafe?
Talk to the owner of the closing cafe. Perhaps you can buy his business outright or much of his equipment at a discount.
Jan
5
comment Sending 10,000 emails?
Also, the signup process means it's almost certain that a good many people on the list didn't sign up themselves, but were signed up by others (with varying intentions). It will be spam to at least a few people.
Dec
10
comment How much traffic per month would my site need?
In the first place, this isn't programming-related. It belongs on ServerFault. In the second place, the answer is 42. If you want something other than the standard answer to question of life, the universe, and everything, you'll have to provide more information. What do you mean by "need" and "required" here? How much data moves for each transaction? What's the size of your intended audience? There are more questions, but that would be at least a start.
Dec
1
comment Is it ethical to hack real systems?
If he was in fact amoral, he wouldn't be asking the question.
Nov
25
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Nov
25
revised Sudo svn to update as other user
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Nov
25
comment Sudo svn to update as other user
No; write a short compiled program or script that does what you want (depending on security concerns) and run that setuid.
Nov
25
answered Sudo svn to update as other user
Nov
18
comment what is the linux command for a root to delete a folder from home directory of any user
And I'd do ls -l /home/*/data first to see exactly what I was going to delete.
Nov
17
comment explicitly allocating resources on linux
@Muahmmad - Look them up. If you read the FAQ, you'll find that this site is for professional system administrators, and that general questions like this belong on SuperUser. Here you are expected to have a certain amount of resourcefulness in figuring things out. Check a Unix or Linux manual or the man pages.
Nov
6
comment How do you physically transport your backup media?
Taking tapes home can be okay for a startup, when there's no private data, nobody outside the company thinks they're worth something, and where the value of the current codebase is considerably smaller than the value of the developer's brains. That can change real fast, and suddenly you've got a security issue. It's best to go to a more reliable method (like two guys walking the tapes to a safe deposit box) before that happens.
Nov
2
comment I have a programming contractor - how do I record their screen remotely?
Is this a question worth answering?
Oct
28
comment Is development/programming on windows 7 slow?
In 64-bit mode, lots of data values are twice the size, pointers in particular. Lots aren't. I'd expect increases in disk space and RAM required, but hardly twice to four times. The application is more important than the OS for memory requirements. Perhaps the .NET runtime is bigger on 64-bit OSs.
Oct
3
comment Linux System Administrator Guide?
To heck with shell scripting. Perl FTW!
Oct
2
answered How to encourage Windows administrators to pick up scripting?
Sep
25
comment What's the best way to send bulk email?
There is no standard Internet blacklist, although there are some popular ones. Therefore, there is no standard way to avoid being classed as a spammer, and no standard way to find out if you are being so classed somewhere. I really think, mnml, that you are in over your head here, and once more I recommend finding a reputable service or at least learning a lot more about Internet culture and email.
Sep
24
answered What's the best way to send bulk email?