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Italian keyboard: entering the tilde (~) and backtick (`) characters without changing keyboard layout

Here is what the layout of an Italian keyboard looks like: As you can see, the curly braces, which are absolutely necessary to write code in any of C, C++, JavaScript, Java, Objective C, and ...
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Typing special characters with keyboard shortcuts instead of alt-numbers on Windows

How can I type special characters with keyboard shortcuts, like on OSX? For example Option+Shift+R will make an ‰ (per mil-symbol) on Mac, how do I do the same on Windows? I have already tried the ...
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How come Twitter only allows 140 characters per tweet? [closed]

I know this may seem like an inane question but was there any reason why Twitter picked that number as the limit of characters per tweet? In addition, in hashtagging on Twitter, it doesn't allow for ...
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Why is the default tab size 8 spaces? Where does this come from and why is it that big? [closed]

When I push tab in many applications like vim, OpenOffice etc., the tab size is equivalent to 8 spaces/characters. This is the default for many applications. When the default terminal size is 80 ...