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Working amidst the ever merging & forever blurred realms of technocrat and troglodyte.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
11
comment How to distribute torrent files?
+1 "switch to magnet links instead of torrent files."
Apr
14
answered bash script in unix - return full path and filename
Apr
14
comment bash script in unix - return full path and filename
readlink is not on every un*x (it's specific to gnu)
Mar
15
awarded  Commentator
Mar
15
comment How to make Jenkins CI use Local time instead of UTC on debian squeeze
see also stackoverflow.com/questions/8777111/jenkins-show-wrong-time/… , with answers originally gleaned from wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Change+time+zone
Mar
14
answered What is creating /var/tmp/sort* files?
Mar
14
comment Can VPNs reduce latency?
@VinkoVrsalovic right, exactly. encryption itself isn't enough to make yourself "private", no more than a ski mask makes one invisible in broad daylight; so, ISP's just poke everyone they don't recognize with a sharp stick just to hear 'em squeal (and they'll stop only if they recognize your voice). VPN's turn out the lights, so all they hear is the pitter-patter of footprints in the dark. It's a relatively sharp-stick-free environment. (Apologies for the extended metaphors; I'm just entertaining myself.)
Mar
14
comment Can VPNs reduce latency?
The question To VPN or Not To VPN is, in this case, unrelated to routing, but rather the intentional throttling (traffic shaping) or intentional disrupting (e.g., TCP reset ) of your connection. The VPN hides your conversation from your ISP, who may be engaged in a malicious meddler-in-the-middle "attack".
Mar
14
answered Install Neo4j via Maven
Mar
14
answered Modifying Maven POM to Get File Locally
Mar
14
comment Keeping application library versions in synch with server
(originally posted as a comment to the other answer (which I agree with), but my response became too long to fit as a comment.)
Mar
14
answered Keeping application library versions in synch with server
Mar
14
comment Can VPNs reduce latency?
Btw, encryption is different than VPN. You can have encrypted data that is treated differently than data over a VPN; e.g., comcast purportedly uses a network filter application (sandvine) that intentionally disrupts non-comcast user's connections (sending a TCP/IP reset (RST) flag); a VPN should prevent this type of "attack". (footnote: the fcc actually ordered comcast to stop doing this, but at some point they might author/pass legislation that allows/encourages it again.)
Mar
14
comment Can VPNs reduce latency?
This is marked as a duplicate, but the other question is for office-to-office VPN; this is for gamers and game servers. All things being equal, this would be a duplicate. But things today are not equal. Your ISP (Comcast, ATT) will almost certainly be throttling your traffic (or at least someone's traffic, if multiple players are involved). The only way to prevent this (other than technological subterfuge) is through legislation that guarantees net neutrality. (Search for: vpn + traffic shaping {comcast|att})
Mar
14
comment Can VPNs reduce latency?
The gods unfortunately are unkind, and can choose to change the physics of the internets for us helpless mortals at their whim. The gods being of course Comcast (properly uppercased as canon dictates), and we must play by their rules. Masking our presence, trafficking in private networks, may stave off Their capricious ways, if only for the time being. Fare thee well, traveller.
Sep
19
answered Good reasons to keep 32-bit Microsoft Windows desktop OSes
Sep
4
comment Git shell not enabled?
there would have to be bare repositories in the users' home directories for "list" to do anything (as per the readme)
Aug
22
comment What does “Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated” mean when ssh'ing with -X?
occasionally this can be caused by issues w/ your ~/.Xauthority file. If you delete it, it will be re-created the next time you attempt to login.
Jun
25
answered How can I sort du -h output by size