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Getting chapters to start on a new page in a pandoc-generated PDF

%Title %Author #Header 1 Lots of words. #Header 2 More words. ##Level 2 header The above text can be turned into an EPUB file for e-readers with pandoc -o output.epub input.mkd, and it can be ...
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Running MAMP and WAMP on the same thumbdrive?

Recently started working in a tech-agnostic shop, and I find myself switching between OSX and Windows machines with some frequency. I've got a great set of HTML tools I use in my local MAMP, and ...
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How can I ensure that exactly one process is running on a given processor/core?

I would like to do this so I can accurately speed test my processes, and just to be able to have the illusion of control. Maybe I want to reserve one processor for special programs. Maybe I want to ...
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What cross-platform command-line tool allows me to get my external IP address?

How do I get my external IP address from the Windows and Linux command line? On Windows, ipconfig shows an internal network IP address, but it does not show the external one.
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Laptop screen brightness stuck

I can no longer adjust the brightness of my laptop screen, it's stuck at the lowest. In Linux, the brightness adjustment keys (Fn + F4/F5) still work, since a brightness popup shows and the meter bar ...
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How to save a remote server SSL certificate locally as a file

I need to download an SSL certificate of a remote server (not HTTPS, but the SSL handshake should be the same as Google Chrome / IE / wget and curl all give certificate check fail errors) and add the ...
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Understading the output of syslogd -d

Ubuntu What is the meanding of 80, F and X in the following output of syslogd -d? 0: X X X X FF X X X X X FF X X X X X X X X X X X X X X FILE: /var/log/auth.log (unused) 1: ...
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How will TrueCrypt work out on JBOD?

I'm thinking of setting up a file server with JBOD (just a bunch of disks). Is it possible to encrypt the entire array of concatenated disks with TrueCrypt and what happens when I need to ...
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Force programs that do not specify proxy settings to use a proxy (ie: Steam)

My school requires a proxy for all internet access. If you want to use the internet, it is impossible to not use a proxy. This makes it a problem for many programs that don't seem to let you enter ...
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What happens when you install > 4GB of RAM in a computer with a 32-Bit OS?

So I'm a programmer and I'm not a complete idiot so I know exactly why you can't access memory where you can't have pointers. But I've never tried this and I don't think I ever will because it seems ...