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Automated merging of PDF graphs [duplicate]

Is it possible combine PDF graphs automatically? I have similarly named files in 4 different directories. I have been reading about Ghostscript, imageMagick and PDFtk but I am not sure which is the ...
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PNG Batch resizing and saving while preserving transparency

I've got about 700+ png images. I need to resize and save them. However I also need their transparency to be intact. I tried Irfanview, but that didn't work. GIMP works, but I can't find a batch ...
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How to install a Virtual Microphone? [closed]

I want to install a Virtual Microphone (a non physical input source interface where I can direct an output such as my sound card), so that I can play sounds/music through it. Is this possible? If so, ...
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Let any exe prevent system sleep/hibernation in windows [duplicate]

Is there a way to have Windows system standby prevented in the event that a particular executable is still running? I know playing videos does this semi-automatically but I'd like to apply this ...
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Flash .rom file to BIOS chip

I have got a .rom file from my BIOS chip using this tool (it really isn't a virus). I extracted the Packard Bell boot logo from it using CBROM, edited it and put it back into the .rom, which ...
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Copying files to multiple USB flash drives [closed]

Does anyone know of any software or hardware (or both) that will copy a certain set of files to multiple USB flash drives? We have a project where there are some PDF's that need to be copied to about ...
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How can I take a single hotel Wifi connection and share it out amongst devices via Wifi?

Many hotels these days still have pretty dreadful Wifi. Often the worst offender is the "you still only have one Wifi device, right?" assumption; you get a username/password combo, and using it on ...
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resizing/compressing thousands of images to reasonable sizes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Batch “resize” JPEG images to a fixed file size fast batch image resizer I have thousands of images (90 GB) mostly documents, and employee related stuff like passport ...
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How do I recover a file from the deleted hdd partition after installing windows 7 ultimate?

I had a file with my important data on it in my previous windows 7 professional. I formatted the partition on which windows was installed and split it into 4. Now I want to recover the file from the ...
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Portable folder encryption software that doesn't require admin rights?

I enjoy TrueCrypt a lot. It's fast and offers a decent amount of options, but it also requires you to have admin (super user) rights on the machine you use it on. I've experimented with DCU, Peazip ...
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Any software to find out how much bandwidth i have used per month [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to report internet traffic for home user I have a limited bandwidth internet connection which charges when download limit is exceeded i need a software to ...
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Utility to download a full webpage for Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an entire website? I need to download a full webpage (single domain) with images and working links for offline use. I've found a few utilities to do ...
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Read ahead buffering while playing video file from optical disc [closed]

I was wondering if there is a program for Windows 7 (64-bit), that reads ahead the file to be played back (usually MKV files in my case) to the RAM, so the disc that the video file resides in, won't ...
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Math formula editor with export to SVG, EPS or AI [closed]

I'm looking for a free formula editor, which can export formulas to vector-based formats. (SVG, EPS, AI, PDF, CDR, etc..) Do you know of any such program?
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Remove difference b/w PC and Unix Text in beyond compare

My problem is I'm try to compare two folders which are almost same but some little difference. But when I compare both of the folders then it shows difference in each file. When i open the file its ...
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Monitor color temperature changing software (like f.lux) that can temporarily switch color temperatures to a specified 'daytime' temperature, at night

I'm using f.lux to control my computer display's color temperature (it automatically changes the color temperature of the computer screen depending if it's day or night). At night, I would ...
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Is there any git “for humans”? [closed]

A few non-technical friends have expressed interest in many of the cool abilities of git (the version control and rollbacks, not the offsite duplication), but definitely don't want to deal with git-* ...
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Create PDF preview from multiple eps/ai files

I am looking for software under OSX if possible, to be able to create PDF preview out of many eps files. It should take eps files as input(or perhaps scan dirs) and give output PDF. Hope there is such ...
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Program to set time on local computer using GPS data

I have a laptop running Windows XP that does not connect to the Internet and I would like to use a USB GPS receiver as a time source to set the clock. Generally, the laptop will not have access to the ...
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Hard drive recovery risk or not risk [closed]

I've got a laptop hard drive that can not be accessed(won't boot up). I've not tried to access using a USB connector. The question is do I attempt to try and salvage from a USB and access the files or ...
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Old laptop turns off due to overheating [closed]

I have an old laptop that powers off when the processor's temperature exceeds 84 °C. The more annoying part is Flash causes this most of the time. If I watch a web feed for more than 15-20 minutes, it ...
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Oracle local database product (like MS Access)

Is there a Oracle, local database product (which I can run on my laptop like MS Access) which is free for developers, and in which I can Create tables, Load data from file, Run SQL (oracle's syntax) ...
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Is there a cat alternative that supports unbuffered output?

I'm looking for a program to copy stdin to stdout while showing control characters (like cat -v) and without waiting for an EOF (the input is from a tail -f). I have GNU|Linux; the cat that's ...
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Best way to authorize a USB device in an organisation?

I am developing a project where I need to restrict usage of accessing non white-listed USB devices in the organization's network. I am using it by checking the VID and PID of that USB devices. Now, ...
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Software implementation of network tester

I'm currently trying to find if there's a way to do network cable testing (drops) software wise. I know that the cable can be in 4 states : 1) working 2)slightly damaged 3 )damaged 4)unplugged. ...
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VIM is great for text. Is there, too, an efficient, mouseless way to manipulate files on OS X?

I am having trouble navigating through files on OS X. That is, creating files, copying, moving, and so on. I am currently using the Finder, but the act of clicking with the mouse is not very ...
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What program to use for drawing algorithm flowcharts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good (preferably free), easy to use, attractive flowchart software I need to draw algorithm flowcharts and have already used the program "Dia". It's not bad, but is ...
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Utility for converting wmv (or avi) to animated gif [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get ffmpeg to convert a .mov to a .gif? I'm looking for any console utility which can convert principally wmv files (or avi) to animated gif. Preferably the ...
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Is there an OS X tool for finding coordinates, pixel color and measuring distances on the screen?

Is there a software for OS-X that will do all those tasks? Finding screen-coordinates (x,y), the pixel color below pointer, and distance between 2 points?
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How to trim an audio clip?

I'm trying to record the sounds of different English syllables to test an algorithm, but the audio usually ends up getting long with unnecessary quiet (empty) spaces at the beginning and end. Is ...
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A software to draw an algorithm

I'm currently working on a complex algorithm, and I want to draw it into a reference document. Basically, I have formulas, formulas are linked to their operands, operands are formulas themselves ...
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What should I use to ping multiple IPs and get notified of time outs?

I've been using MultiPing to ping hundreds of IPs (from access points and such) and check their performance (packet loss, latency) and uptime. The program is very easy to use, but I was wondering if ...
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Is there software which will display a HTML page alongside an editor?

I remember seeing somewhere an ad for software that would have 2 panes, one of which would display the html that was in the other pane. However, I cannot find such a software now. does anybody know of ...
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How do you print a list of currently installed programs and license keys in Microsoft Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a product key finder for a PC? I'm preparing to do a fresh install of Windows 8 RTM and want to reinstall all my programs by hand. Is there an easy way to list ...
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How to find duplicate images and compare their meta-data?

Is there an application for Windows that finds duplicate images and lets quickly preview the image and, what is most important, the meta-data of the image files. I can see there are programs for ...
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How can I record sound, replay, and save it?

I'm hunting for an application. It should have three functions which are to record my voice, replay what it records, and save the voice into a file. No more extra functions are needed. Note, saving ...
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Common tool to run softwares in cross platform operating systems?

Scenario and example In Windows the software usually comes with the extension .exe, we used to run .exe files in Linux operating systems using some third party tool like wine, likewise there may be a ...
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Prepare computer for presentation

I need to use my laptop for a software presentation. I'd like to have nothing on the desktop but the link to the software. How to hide all the other stuff (Like the trash and bluetooth icons) and the ...
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Character-by-character chat client?

I read about the talk command on linux, and how it lets you chat character-by-character rather then line-by-line like most chat clients or IRC. Does anybody know where I might find a webapp or a chat ...
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Graphical comparison tool to use with svn on Mac OS 10.7

Is it possible to view "svn diff" output graphically on Mac OS? Most of the graphical diff programs allow you to view only one file per time. Which is very inconvenient when you use svn and have ...
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Replacement for horrible, horrible Character Map

Character Map is a horrible, horrible utility. What is a good free alternative? Ideally, I hope to find a program that comes close to Mac OS X's Character Palette in terms of features & ...
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Is there a device manager for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a Debian/Ubuntu package that serves as a device manager, an application that allows me to see and modify hardware on my machine (ie. hard drives, network cards, etc.) through a visual ...
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How can you improve accessibility in Visual Studio for visually impaired people? [closed]

My friend has a with a visual impairment. He is interested in learning and programming in VB.NET. He's currently using Narrator in Windows for his regular activities when using his computer. But is ...
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Is there any software/tool/methods using in a real operating system may be like the snapshot in virtual machine? [closed]

Not Hibernation. Not Ghost. Just be similar to the hibernation feature or a snapshot, stored the whole state of the operating system on the hard drive, including all the softwares opening and being in ...
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How to lay one video over another [closed]

I have two video clips. What I need is for the first video clip to play behind the second. I need to be able to choose the offset since the two videos are not exactly in sync.I need to adjust the ...
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Restructure The C:\ Directory Without Affecting Programs [closed]

I'm want to do some tweaking to my PC's file hierarchy, but just moving folders and files around disables programs that depend on certain files to be in certain hard-coded addresses. One solution ...
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Software to analyze an MP3 file and determine its BPM

I'm building a personal running playlist. I managed to calculate the right BPM (beats per minute) for me through this article on LifeHacker. Now all I need to do is find which songs from my MP3 ...
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Visual/Spatial Mind Map/Flow Chart File Structure Organization Software? [closed]

Short story: I'm looking for a software to visually organize files. The layout should look something like a mind mapping software, only with files instead of mere text snippets. It should also be ...
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MySQL Data Visualization [closed]

I love data. I love watching it flow in and I love real time stats. I have a huge database for a webapp I recently created that is getting hit with a few hundred write queries per minute. Is there any ...
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Software to draw graphics with millions of “measurements” [closed]

In my trading software I generate a file like the following: 10:00:00.0000001 1.25333 ........................... ........................... 14:58:48.5024961 1.23456 14:58:48.5024987 ...