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🐌. Native speaker of American English. Linux user. Familiar with several programming languages in the procedural, OO, and functional paradigms.

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May
27
comment How to disable “N” Wireless Mode RTL8192on a Thinkpad Edge 15 Core i5
@Seppo Erviälä: Does iwconfig persist settings across reboots? The man page doesn't say.
May
27
comment Wifi range issues and intermittent dropouts, Thinkpad Edge
intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: CPU power or thermal limit exceeded means your computer is overheating.
May
27
suggested suggested edit on Showing a “cowsay” fortune in every new terminal session
May
27
comment If statement in C isn't evaluating the conditions
It's because you have stray semicolons after each if().
May
26
revised Program To Cascade/Tile Windows
link to Ubuntu packages; formatting
May
26
suggested suggested edit on Program To Cascade/Tile Windows
May
26
revised What is special about the hicolor icon theme?
edited tags
May
25
comment Is it possible to run pbuilder without root privileges?
If Slirp works out of the box and doesn’t require root (for writing to /etc and adding your user to a group) to set up, why would anyone not use Slirp for this?
May
23
revised dpkg error when installing linux
title, tags, formatting
May
23
comment syncing problem
Please edit your question to specify the version you have.
May
23
revised How to reset KDE / display settings after a move to a new machine
added 220 characters in body
May
23
suggested suggested edit on dpkg error when installing linux
May
23
answered How to reset KDE / display settings after a move to a new machine
May
23
comment How can I make everything just assume I'm running as the superuser?
The answer to the question posed in the title is to use fakeroot or fakeroot-ng.
May
20
awarded  Nice Answer
May
18
awarded  Yearling
May
15
awarded  Notable Question
May
1
revised Why does my wifi Internet intermittently disappear?
formatting
May
1
suggested suggested edit on Why does my wifi Internet intermittently disappear?
May
1
comment Unable to get sound in headset on Ubuntu 13.4
Please edit your question to tell us what headset you're using.