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Compute Sunlight or Shade

I have a 3D building (Google SketchUp, displayed in Google Earth (or Maps)). Google earth has a feature to "show sunlight across a landscape". How do I show the building's shadow throughout the day? ...
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Any free alternatives to missing sync on OS X (for Palm OS HotSync)?

I have a device (Alphasmart Dana) that requires Palm OS HotSync manager, but it's no longer supported by 10.6.
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XFD viewer? Is there a free alternative

Have started receiving a couple of XFD files at work recently but nowhere near enough to justify purchasing IBM Form Viewer for the users that do receive them. Seeing as it is an agreed upon standard ...
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How to get a simple Javascript console and output [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to run JavaScript in Textmate? I'm learning javascript at Codecademy They have a website with a js console and an editor. But I can't find anything that ...
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Are there software enabling translation when seeing a video?

I have videos , flv format, the language spoken is american-english and I don't understand most of what is said. So I need that there is a translation below the screen when I see the video. So are ...
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Is there any Spotify CLI client that works on OS X?

I dislike the Spotify client for OS X. I'm looking for a CLI client. Any recommendation?
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Windows network share on linux server without samba

I want to mount shared folders from my linux server on the network to appear like normal drives in Windows. The server has a private network on one side and a public network (which happens to give me ...
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Need to convert password protected Lotus 1-2-3 v4 file

I have a Lotus 1-2-3 version 4 password protected file that I need to open. However, I don't have Lotus 1-2-3. I have not found a converter that will convert a password protected file. Any ...
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How to share and play music in my office

I would like to use my old MacBook (hooked to a stereo equipment) as a media server to allow everybody in my office to play or upload music, in a Jukebox style. The best case would be a web interface ...
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Show slideshow with pictures and videos

I'm mostly a Linux guy but I don't think the software I'm looking for is available in Linux so I ask this presumable easy question for those of you that knows Windows. The thing I want to do is to ...
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Does apache + nginx and sphinx provide benefits when deploying Magento

Can any provide a method where I can establish which of the following configurations would provide the best performance for a Magento based site: apache + mod_php apache + mod_php + nginx (as proxy ...
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Offline website preview, using absolute paths

I'm currently editing some websites. What I usually do is edit the html/css files in vim (from the command line) and then preview them in Safari (and intermittently in firefox an chrome to see if that ...
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How can I add a timer/stopwatch overlay to video?

I'd like to add stopwatch overlay with seconds counter to video file (in the middle, also insert some additional captions). How can I easily achieve this?
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Alternative to the Windows Service Manager (services.msc) which supports filtering out signed Microsoft executables?

Is there a Service Manager for Windows which allows me to easily filter out all the Microsoft services with verified signatures? I've looked at Turbo Services Manager but it doesn't have this ...
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What program can I use to paste a new face over another person? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a good and free image editor? (Alternative to Photoshop) I'm trying to paste the picture of a face over another person's face with a free program (i.e. not ...
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How to transfer large file between me and my friend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free way to share large files over the Internet? Transfering large files over internet Are there some utilities, which allow to transfer files from peer to peer at ...
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Small app to automatically download podcasts

Is there a small utility/app that will download podcasts automatically for me? I don't want to run iTunes all the time, since it takes up a lot of memory and I have an old laptop. I just tried Juice ...
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Simple dropbox client for windows

I am looking for a client for dropbox that doesn't have so much windows integration. Doesn't run in the background. Portable executable. Looks like an ftp client. I would just use the web ...
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Windows software to redirect console output to the cursor

It's not uncommon for me to have to run a command line program that gives me a unique code (kind of like an RSA SecurID token, but entirely software), and then paste that code into a web page or ssh ...
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Alternative to SSH on Linux

What software can I use to provide the same features as SSH (openssh-server)? I have a busy server that I am losing all SSH connectivity once in a while. I can't find a solution to yet, we are ...
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Realtime Twitter streaming on Linux

Tweetdeck has the ability to show messages in real time. I have not been able to find this capability in any other client that I've tried. The latest versions of Tweetdeck don't run on Linux. Is there ...
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Which program can open a .DJVU file?

I received a folder with a bunch of PDF files and one DJVU file. The PDF's open in PDF Complete but the DJVU does not. How do I open this type of file? I'm using Windows 7 64-bit and Internet ...
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Advanced Voice Command (From A Distance)

I've just bought a new wireless headset and found out, to my surprise, the signal is perfect even from upstairs in my bedroom. I figure, it has several hours of battery life, why not utilize it for ...
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An application to easily pick a color in Mac OS X and get the hex value

I'm looking for a way to easily pick a color from anywhere on the screen in Mac OS X and get the value as a hex code (like #ACC782 ). OS X has a built in system "color picker" and I found a ...
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Program for creating language syntax/grammar “railroad” diagrams?

I'm looking for the program that JSON, SQLite and other projects are using to create the diagrams used for their language syntax, if there is a particular program. All of the diagrams have a similar ...
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GUI Software To Compare Two Files, Get “Clean” Export of Differences?

Is there a way to do a "clean" export of the differences between files? Not a diff, or even a formatted report... just a clean .CSV/.XLS/etc export. This is for people that are non-technical; we have ...
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I can not turn on the system configuration in Advanced option of Text Services and Input languages?

I cannot turn on the System Configuration in Advanced option of Text Services and Input languages. When I turn off this option, and apply it, then I close it and get back. That System configuration ...
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Indexed image search with advanced image dimensions selection in Linux

I am looking for an indexed search utility for Linux that can query images by their dimensions (width and height). I think nepomuk and tracker can do what I want, but I wasn't able to find any useful ...
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Looking for a virtual machine that supports 132x43 text mode or higher

I'm looking for any virtual machine that supports VESA text mode 132x43 or higher. Bonus points if it works on Windows, boots from floppy image and is free software. This may seem like a silly ...
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Auto analyze audio and rename ID tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I used several applications for iOS platforms such as: Soundhound, Shazam. They work like that: First records music from mic, then searches it over ...
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Program to keep windows always on top [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make window always on top? I want a utility which will keep a window always on top even though that program has lost foucs. Program must have a global hotkey to keep ...
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Is there open source software which is to Process Monitor what ProcessHacker is to Process Explorer?

Process Hacker is an open source alternative to the famous Process Explorer by Mark Russinovitch. Is there in the same vein a piece of open source software that can be a serious alternative to ...
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Download entire album from Google+?

Is there any software that can download all the full-size pictures of a publicly-shared Google+ album?
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Which software can view .torrent metainfo?

Looking for software which can show the content of .torrent including all files, folders and size of files. Preferable under windows, but OS X also should be fine. Update: The subject is not a ...
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SOCKS5 proxy with username authentification for windows

Can you suggest any SOCKS5 proxy server for Windows (ideally Windows 7) which supports SOCKS5 username authentification (rfc 1929).
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Delete locked file/folder from command line

It is easy to delete file or folder from a command line or a locked file or folder from a nice GUI tool like Unlocker. However is there a way to delete locked file/folder from a command line? Is ...
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Kids-friendly Windows shell replacement

I'm looking for a Windows shell replacement, which should have the following features: Kids-friendly and kids-proof. Just a list of icons for programs that can be executed, everything else should be ...
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Printing large set of images with captions and page numbers

I would like ot take a set of ~800 jpeg images, and print them one per page with the following details: 1) One image per page. 2) Page numbers that are consecutive all the way through. 3) Single ...
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Firefox right-click: easy support for the Firefox or the site's menu?

Many websites have started replacing the right-click context menu with one of their own. Firefox lets me choose whether a website can disable Firefox's menu, but not much else. Neither value of the ...
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Is there a way in Windows 7 to throttle a program's bandwidth? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows program to limit bandwidth of other programs? In Windows 7, how can I limit the amount of bandwidth a program has access to? I am downloading a TV episode using ...
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Linux Mint (Ubuntu) Microsoft Access Replacement?

I've just switched over from Window to Linux Mint, and the only thing I'm missing is a replacement for Microsoft Access. I'm aware of LibreOffice (which comes installed), are there any others I ...
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Which free software can convert Serial to Ethernet?

I'm using Serial over Ethernet, but it's not free. Is there any free software that can do the same thing?
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View Big5 File in Text Editor

I have a file encoded in Chinese Big5. Is there a text editor that I can use to view the file in Chinese? I'm on Windows. If I view the file in Notepad++ I see it decoded with my 8bit locale.
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Print screen software to capture subsequent screens

i am looking for a print screen software which will capture subsequent screens/frames then save them all at the end. requirement: i have a movie and i want to capture subsequent frames of a scene. ...
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How to “clean” a PSD file before publishing?

I want to upload .psd (Photoshop CS5) files to a subversion repository, and since the format seems so comprehensive (or maybe just bloated and convoluted), I'd like to just publish the core of the ...
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Screen recording software that creates Flash video [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best software for desktop recording? I would like to create some tutorial videos on my PHP framework, therefore I'm looking for a good screen recorder ...
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Is there Linux software that can read out times?

I have seen how Mac can tell (and say) time on hourly, half-an-hour, or quarterly basis. This is very convenient because you can hear the Mac telling you what time it is. I am looking for something ...
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How do I check many RAR files for corruption at once?

I have more than 20 gigabytes of RAR files, of which some have been damaged. Can anyone tell me how to find out which RAR files are corrupt without trying to extract each archive?
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Backup DVD to External Harddrive on Mac

I used to use DVD Decrypter, and now very rarely use DVD Shrink. DVD Decrypter is my favourite of the two. However, DVD Decrypter is now woefully out of date, and I own a Macbook Pro now anyway. ...
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Can I install ubuntu studio on pendrive without boot device?

Can I install ubuntu studio on my stick within operating system? Without rebooting my computer to enter installation?