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Does 5 GB of jpeg images take the same amount of time to download and/or import as 5 GB of plain text?

Just wondering, since right now I'm importing all my pictures from a CD my dad burned for me. I was curious if 5 GB of pictures took the same exact amount of time as 5 GB of text when doing these ...
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Reset Mac OS X Windows Position after de-attaching external monitor

Using Mac OS on multiple monitor is great, but after removing external monitor (2nd monitor) usually windows position originally on the external monitor doesn't get re-positioned to default monitor. ...
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How can I find files that are bigger/smaller than x bytes?

In a terminal, how can I find files that are bigger or smaller than x bytes? I suppose I can do something like find . -exec ls -l {} \; and then pipe the result to AWK to filter by file size. But ...
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How can I tell how many bits my ssh key is?

I already created an ssh key for myself sometime in the past. I don't remember "how many bits" it is. How can I tell? I'm wondering because I'm using hosting at nearlyfreespeech.net and their faq ...
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How can I change the amount and size of Linux ramdisks (/dev/ram0 - /dev/ram15)?

Using Linux, when I boot I automatically have 16 16MB ramdisks, however, I would like to create one really large ramdisk to test some software. I found that I can adjust the size of the ramdisks ...
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Minimize file size of Microsoft Word documents

What are the best ways to ensure a small filesize for Microsoft Word documents when starting from scratch reduce the size of existing Microsoft Word documents using only tools available in the ...
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Why is Latex so big?

On windows, MikTex comes in a DVD. It's several times bigger than a typical Linux distribution. This makes it impossible to carry Latex on a memory stick like I do with many other useful software. ...
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How can I change the subtitles font size in VLC Media Player?

That's my question: How can I change the subtitles font size in VLC Media Player? I try with Preferences > Video > Subtitles/OSD, but I can't find an option to change the font characteristics.
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How do I find the size of a directory on a Unix-like command-line?

I know this is a very basic question, but I searched the web and did not find a simple answer. I'm sure it's some kind of two or three letter command, right?
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How to get the actual directory size (out of du)?

How do I get the actual directory size, using UNIX/Linux standard tools? Alternative question: How do I get du to show me the actual directory size? Since people seem to have different definitions ...
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How do I embed multiple sizes in an .ico file?

I have seen .ico icons that have different images for multiple sizes, eg. 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, 128x128, 256x256. On Windows, how can I create an icon file that supports multiple sizes in this way, ...
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Is it possible to create a software RAID 1 with different sector sizes?

I bought a hard drive of a different model to my main drive and tried to mirrored them, but the following error message came up in Windows 7 Virtual Disk Manager: All disks holding extends for a ...
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Notepad++ Display Printing Page Count

I have a rather large document i want to print via Notepad++, but i can't get the page count before printing. Is there a way to do it? (Assume standard 8.5"x11" paper)
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Windows 7 - Is 10 GB right?

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and want to make an image of the installation in the event I need to rollback. I typically reinstall Windows every 6 months. The installation as-is is over 10 GB, is ...
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Is it the address bus size or the data bus size that determines “8-bit , 16-bit ,32-bit ,64-bit ” systems?

My simple understanding is as follows. Memory (RAM) is composed of bits, groups of 8 which form bytes, each of which can be addressed ,and hence byte addressable memory. Address Bus stores the ...
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To what extent is size a factor in SSD performance?

To what extent is the size of an SSD a factor in its performance? In my mind, correct me if I'm wrong, a bigger SSD should be, everything else being equal, faster than a smaller one. A bigger SSD ...
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Prevent Thunderbird from trying to display large plain text attachments

I have a coworker who loves sending large plain-text tab-delimited data files by e-mail instead of our network share. The problem is that Thunderbird hangs while it renders all of that text into the ...
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USB drive not showing full size

I have a 4GB usb-drive. Just now i have formated it with fat filesystem. But after fomating its only showing 200MB instead of 4GB. I am using windows VISTA operating system... I am frightened.... Can ...
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Windows 7: How to display the total size of Recycle Bin

On Windows XP, the total size of Recycle Bin could be seen easily, but I can't see it on Windows 7. Why did Microsoft hide/remove this feature? Am I missing something? REMARK 1: I don't need to see ...
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How big are the downloads for the Windows 8 Pro upgrade?

I have a relatively slow Internet connection (1.2 Mbps) and I am planning to purchase the Windows 8 Pro upgrade online. However, I can only guess how much data actually needs to be downloaded by the ...
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How can I list directories and their sizes in command prompt?

I would like to see sizes of subfolders in a folder, similar to linux du -sh command. How can I list directories and their sizes in command prompt?
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What's the maximum size Windows 7 allows for ReadyBoost?

I read somewhere the Windows 7 had removed the limit on ReadyBoost from 4GB and now allows an unlimited number of GBs. I would like to reconfirm this as a fact. At present, my Windows 7 RC 7100 ...
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Display more lines in Windows Media Center TV guide

The TV guide in Windows Media Center only shows 7 lines. The font is massive and it is a real pain having to scroll so much to compare channels and see what is on. Does anyone have a fix to change ...
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Resized maximized windows after screen resolution change

At my desk I use my work laptop docked with 2 external monitors; my primary display is 1680x1050. My laptops built in screen is only 1440x900. When I undock my laptop to take it to a meeting, all ...
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Why doesn't Windows XP show “Total Size” and “Free Space” for USB flash disks?

When I double click on My Computer, I can immediately see the Total size and Free space for internal and external HDDs, and inserted CD/DVD media, but in the same columns I cannot see these values for ...
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Actual file size on mac os x

I have a large number of folders that each contain quite a few files of varying sizes (from a few bytes to 400kb or so), mostly smaller ones. I need to get the actual (not the disk usage) size of ...
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Why are the sizes of 2 directories different if the data within the directories is identical? They are identical ext4 partitions and disks

root@phoenix:~# ls -ld /backups/external?/var/subsonic/thumbs/110 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 73728 Mar 4 15:35 /backups/external3/var/subsonic/thumbs/110 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 69632 Mar 4 15:35 ...
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Is it possible to analyze the size of a SubVersion repository?

Is it possible to know how much disk space each project in a SubVersion repository is using? I can check out a working copy of each project and look at the size each project takes up, but I don't ...
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How do I change my resolution on my Mac to a custom size?

I want my Macbook to be 1280x720 for a certain thing I need to do, yet all the programs that do this cost money. Is there a free way to do within on Lion? NO: SwitchResX or whatever is not free.
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Mac: number of bytes transmitted over interface

On linux, I'm used to typing ifconfig and looking for the line with "RX bytes" and "TX bytes" in it to find out how many bytes have been received and transmitted over a particular interface since ...
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Why does Windows occupy more disk space, compared to Linux? [closed]

Why does a Windows install take so much place compared to most Linux distributions, despite being capable of much less? For example, a standard Ubuntu installation takes about 4 GB and can actually be ...
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Is 7200rpm thru sata 2 worth it?

I am aware that this is probably a common question, yet I did not find the right search terms to use. I have to buy a new hard drive. I figured out that the equation consists of: connector standard, ...
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How to determine where my disk space went [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to find disk usage of folders in Windows Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? What’s using up my disk space? Windows 7 - mysteriously missing ...
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How important for speed is the length of the phone cable between the wall and the modem?

I have an inconveniently-placed phone jack in my office, so I am running a 10m phone cable from the wall jack to the modem, which is on my desk. Consequently, I have a very short ethernet cable ...
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How to sort Spotlight results by size in the Finder?

How do I sort search result by size in Finder? I would prefer some sort of setting, or shell plug-in. I'm using this to clean my hard drive by finding and deleting the largest files first. I'm not ...
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What do you call bits bytes KB MB GB…?

I know that these all can measure file sizes but the size of a file can be expressed by any of them. I also am not asking for how many KB are in an MB or anything like that because I know that and ...
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How to find a file whose size is less than 10 MB?

I need to find a file in my current directory whose size should be less than or equal to 10 MB. ls -lh gives me the file size of each file but not sure how to find the files whose size are less than ...
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copy from NTFS to exFAT but “size on disk very” is very bigger than “size”

I tried to backup from my NTFS external hard drive to new exFAT external hard drive when my copy finished I saw that I have very little free space remained. I checked my file size and I saw that the ...
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Is 8GB mini thumb drive sufficient for Ubuntu Desktop?

I have a dell laptop and have virtual machines, but I do not want to use virtual machine due to the speed concerns. I am thinking of buying a 8GB mini/micro usb stick (smaller than normal usb stick) ...
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PST File Same Size After Archiving

After archiving about half the messages in Microsoft Outlook 2003, the main PST file has not changed in size. Isn't the point of archiving to keep the size of the PST file under control?
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ftp server file size difference vs actual file size

I am connecting to an FTP server to download some gzipped files and I noticed something a bit disconcerting about the SIZE command and my google-fu has failed me. ftp> size file0001.xml.gz 213 ...
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Windows - Check folder size of specific list of folders

I've been trying to establish a way to retrieve the folder size of around 5000 folders, which are contained in a folder with a total of around 15000 folders. So for example: Parent folder -- ...
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Delete Directories smaller than x

How can I delete Directories which are smaller than, say, 1000 KB? I already have a file list from the command: du -sk * | sort -n > sort.txt but I don't know how to proceed. ++++++++ ...
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Is it normal for a SATA drive to show 0MB size in BIOS?

Right, so this is the first time I've attempted to build a computer that will use a SATA disk. Disk Details are as follows Seagate 7200.12 ST3500413AS PartNo. 9YP142-303 Firmware JC45 Date Code ...
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Can Windows 7 restore itself from image to a smaller HDD than original?

I've created a full system image using the built-in Win7 utility, it was from a 300GB drive but there is only about 50GB of data. I then swapped disks in my notebook, the new one being 80GB SSD and ...
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How converting or importing outlook PST from old format to new unicode format

I have an outlook 2002 PST file. This old format has problems like a 2 GB size limit. I wanted to convert to a more modern PST format (unicode) which doesn't have this issue. MS's site says there's ...
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What is a good monitor size to utilize my hardware?

I just built a new computer with a Core i7, GTX 275, and 12 GB of Ram and when playing games, they look pretty much the same as they did before, though I am getting a lot higher frame rates. I'm ...
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Outlook 2003 PST Size Limit

What is the maximum size limit in GB of a Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 PST file?
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How can I tell how many bytes a block of text in an email takes up?

I'm trying to find out how many bytes of data a PORTION of an email is taking up (not the whole email). How can I find this out? Maybe there's something in a text editor like notepad++ that could ...
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What is the difference between `pt` and `px` in Photoshop?

I'm a little confused on the px vs pt conversion in photoshop. When I change the font size from 12pt to 16px should the size stay the same? Instead I see the the size of the text decrease when I ...