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If I post something erroneous please tell me so I can fix it and learn from the error.

As a JVM learning exercise I am now trying out an (in my opinion under-used) library for efficiently executing ASTs in Java, with help from the JIT, called Truffle. My progress can be followed at http://hextruffle.wordpress.com.

I can be contacted by email at hexafraction@gmail.com, if one is interested in my work. I'll be glad to help for a fairly low rate in Bitcoin. If I need to sign a message, it will be using the PGP key below, or the Bitcoin address 1EYhYbBKRSM85EaoUbgQmnCwQerQWL99so

My PGP key is:

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Mar
7
comment Installing Times New Roman font
@Walter the problem is that the user has not been seen for years as well, as far as I can tell on the stack exchange mobile app.
Mar
7
comment Installing Times New Roman font
@WalterTross this post was last acted upon by Benjamin in 2012. Last activity was over half a year ago.
Oct
5
comment How do I set my clock in Windows to UTC / localtime?
@brianary I do not own any versions of Windows beyond 7. You are free to either suggest an edit to this answer, or create a new answer if you find a method that works with Windows 8.
Sep
29
comment What is the CVE-2014-6271 bash vulnerability (Shellshock) and how do I fix it?
@lpdbw I'm not able to give instructions on releases other that the ones listed on the usn as I have no way of finding a good version and verifying that it is indeed actually secure.
Sep
27
comment What is the CVE-2014-6271 bash vulnerability (Shellshock) and how do I fix it?
@blade19899 the new CVE has been fixed and I have already updated my answer. I'll update the question to use the better known term shellshock.
Sep
25
comment What is the CVE-2014-6271 bash vulnerability (Shellshock) and how do I fix it?
@daveshaw I would recommend creating a separate answer about the security-proposed ppa.
Sep
25
comment What is the CVE-2014-6271 bash vulnerability (Shellshock) and how do I fix it?
@matth can you show a source, article, or demo to show that it is actually vulnerable? I've seen many articles indicating the contrary.
Sep
25
comment What is the CVE-2014-6271 bash vulnerability (Shellshock) and how do I fix it?
@don.joey it simply sets the environment variable called x to the value '() { :;}; echo vulnerable'. It then invokes bash asking it to echo back the word hello. The value of x that is set is a function definition that should do nothing. However, it is crafted to try to run 'echo vulnerable' at parsing of environment at bash start-up, which just prints vulnerable to standard out.
Sep
25
comment What is the CVE-2014-6271 bash vulnerability (Shellshock) and how do I fix it?
@Michael as long as you have a backport repository enabled in software sources you should get a fixed version that addresses the first CVE. The second that was reported has not had a fix released yet.
Sep
25
comment What is the CVE-2014-6271 bash vulnerability (Shellshock) and how do I fix it?
@Rinzwind updated.
Sep
7
comment Restarted computer during update; “the system network service is not compatible with this version”
@jeremiah it's basically a workaround that could be done at a more appropriate time such as one of many initialization boot scripts (although determining which to use is sometimes not trivial)
May
25
comment Why is almost everything that I am typing underlined?
What program is this in? What language is the program set to spellcheck in? What spellings does it suggest?
May
20
comment Ubuntu on AMD or Intel, does it makes a difference?
Are other details such as GPUs/drivers, RAM capacity, etc the same?
May
19
comment Downgrade Java 1.7 to Java 1.5
One of Oracle's primary goals in moving forward was complete backward-compatibility, so I'd assume that if 1.7 doesn't work but 1.5 does, then there is a deeper problem.
May
3
comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
It is working stably now. Bitrate is forced to 18M auto, twpower 17, retry long and retry short are both 31 (as opposed to 21). Thanks!
May
3
comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
Long and short retries seem to help greatly, I'll see how stable it is and report back. Can you tell me what the number 21 means? Is it just the number of retries?
May
3
comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
How would this be related? I can't send any 802.11 frames, at a lower level than IP addressing.
May
3
comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
USB 2.0, being a Toshiba Satellite L755
May
3
comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
Windows: Virtually endlessly (as in, hours of un-interrupted communication) vs a few seconds on Ubuntu. Reconnect gives a few more seconds. I'll try the clean disconnect later tomorrow as it is fairly late in my timezone
May
3
comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
I've tried values as low as 64 (powers of 2), to no avail.