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Activity for Karl Knechtel‭

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Comment Post #291319 It can especially be hard to remember, for example, that Microsoft owns GitHub now.
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30 days ago
Edit Post #291318 Initial revision 30 days ago
Question Understanding OAuth(2) security: what's a realistic threat model?
Suppose I want to use some functionality on `foo.com` which requires associating my activity with me specifically - for example, posting on a forum, or playing some games and having the site keep track of my wins and losses. Rather than creating a site-specific account or trying to track me by IP, `f...
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30 days ago
Edit Post #290913 Initial revision 3 months ago
Question What are the security or privacy implications of browser clipboard events?
For context, I use Firefox to browse the Web. Some time ago, I followed some security- and privacy-oriented advice for configuring Firefox, which recommended (among many other things) disabling the `dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled` setting. My understanding is that this prevents the browser from...
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3 months ago
Comment Post #290098 I feel like there isn't a lot of point to trying to design this sort of thing up front or have a "vision" for it. New software releases are unpredictable, and organizing tags at that level of detail doesn't seem to accomplish much when there are still so few questions anyway. I definitely appreciate ...
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7 months ago
Comment Post #289720 `fstab` says the Ext4 partition is using the default options. I have no idea what the imaging and un-imaging(?) process actually does, nor do I really know what's implemented by NTFS itself vs. Windows when it comes to Windows file permissions.
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8 months ago
Comment Post #289720 They were executable-by-default when I did it - for example, double-clicking my old text files keeps giving me dialogs about the files being executable and asking whether I want to display or run them. But thinking about it more carefully, I "migrated" the partition by imaging it from an old drive an...
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8 months ago
Comment Post #289764 I was able to find an old seemingly related Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/5anoqn/whats_the_deal_with_kvm_switches_why_are_they_so/ It seems that HDMI-based switches are expensive because of a) the need for HDMI certification and b) the design requirement of simultaneous sw...
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8 months ago
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Comment Post #289660 In case you can't find an answer here, you might try the LibreOffice-specific help forum at https://ask.libreoffice.org/c/english/5 . Better yet, if you get an answer there, please write up a corresponding answer here (with appropriate credit/citations of course)!
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8 months ago
Comment Post #289465 Is this problem consistently reproducible? Sometimes Internet connections are just not *reliable*, and intermittently drop to a small fraction of their full speed.
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Edit Post #289728 Initial revision 8 months ago
Answer A: Are non power users questions welcome in Power Users?
The benefits of allowing "easy" questions The Software site already had an analogous discussion and the consensus came out fairly strongly in favour of accepting and answering beginner-level questions. I'm a strong proponent of this idea in general, especially for technically-oriented sites; so I ...
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Edit Post #289727 Initial revision 8 months ago
Answer A: Closing "unclear" questions
Understanding question closure The main point I want to make here applies to Codidact as a whole, and possibly even to every Q&A site like it, even theoretically. Closure and deletion, following the model that our Seniors Elaborated for us, are separate steps. This is a deliberate design choice, a...
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8 months ago
Comment Post #289315 I think you're very right that the question is hand-wavy. I offered as much information as I could based on what I thought you were looking for, and then kept looking back at the question and thinking "this part is exactly what OP doesn't want and considers unnecessary hand-holding", then looking bac...
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Edit Post #289720 Initial revision 8 months ago
Answer A: Linux distro and documentation for a Windows power user wanting to become a Linux power user without spending a lifetime in the process?
It's better to start in the shallow end Even the "friendliest" Linux distributions usually don't get in your way very much, or try to force you to do things in a specific way to the extent that Windows does. I'm using the Cinnamon edition of Linux Mint - I think it's easier to think of this as ...
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8 months ago
Comment Post #289388 The question seems to be asking about cloning a *drive*, not just the Windows installation. A "C Windows drive", alternately described as a "C SSD", most likely also includes at least the Program Files folder, and likely the Desktop and other "standard" folders (I'm guessing from OP's apparent level ...
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8 months ago