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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”?

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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Auto-updating slideshow software for lobby TV

I'm looking for a slideshow program that will scan a folder for new images, and update the current images. I'm running picasa on a laptop that is connected to 3 TVs in our lobby. It just flashes 3 ...
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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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Download/update webpages listed in XML sitemap

I'm searching a FLOSS tool that downloads all pages (and embedded resources, e.g. images) linked in a XML sitemap (built according to http://www.sitemaps.org/). The tool should "crawl" the sitemap ...
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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

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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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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Scientific calculator app/site that saves calculations for Win 7?

Are there any scientific calculator apps that aren't browser specific that's easy to use which displays whatever is inputted clearly and one that can be used by a keyboard only but can be used by only ...
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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?

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?

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

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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Converting 2D video into to 3D stereogram video

here are many 3D videos on YouTube that can be watched without 3D glasses, like this example. Is there any program (on any operating system) to convert 2D video to 3D which can be viewed without ...
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Restructure The C:\ Directory Without Affecting Programs

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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Good software to write words using touchpad or mouse as close as possible to hand writing?

I want to write down my name in hand-written style with my touchpad or mouse, since I don't have any better input device. Most graphic drawing software provides ways to draw lines, but when trying ...
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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

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”

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 ...
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Character Map in linux?

Windows has a character map utility. Is there one in Linux? I'm using KDE; but I'm sure that doesn't matter.
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How can I tell if one defrag utility is better than another? [closed]

There's a lot of free defrag utilities (such as Smart Defrag, Auslogics Disk Defrag, JKDefrag, Defraggler, and there's alot more) But are they actually any better than the built in Windows one? And ...
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Alternative to Qlock

I work in a NOC that needs to display times from different cities across two 50 inch screens connected to a single windows 7 enterprise box. Currently, we are using http://www.qlock.com/ but I would ...
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Is there a software that can monitor a live stream broadcast and notice if there is an issue?

If there is a problem, I can refresh the page programmatically, but is there a software that can monitor a live stream (that is being broadcast using jw player on a webpage) and can tell that stream ...
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GNOME 2 + Compiz equivalent?

Running Fedora 14 and realize I need to either change distros or find an alternative to GNOME 3 in Fedora 17. Based on what I have read to-date, XFCE and KDE are the go-to WMs if I want to avoid ...
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Alt-Tab tool to switch to a window by typing its name [duplicate]

Is there a task switcher – a replacement for Alt + Tab on Windows XP or 7 – that enables switching to a window by typing part of its name?
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How can I check whether an ISO image is bootable?

Is there any software available to check whether an ISO Image is bootable, without writing it in to a DVD or running it on virtual machine?
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Repeating alarms for Google Calendar

I've always wanted to set up repeating alarms for Google Calendar (that turn off when the "off" button is pressed.) If it isn't possible to choose this option from Google Calendar itself, Is there any ...
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Backing up tab groups, or online tab/session storage

When tab groups for Firefox came out they perfectly suited my workflow, and I often have 5 or 10 groups of tabs for various projects, or sections of projects. Previously I used a session manager but I ...
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Tool for monitoring windows processes and folders

I am looking for a tool that tracks and keeps information for some processes on windows how long they've been running, when they have had started/closed. Also it would be nice to monitor folders if ...
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What are the alternative simple softwares for MS Paint? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a good simple free/open source photo editor? Simple, native replacements for Microsoft Paint? MS Paint is good but it lacks quality on some of its tools. I ...