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Where do I put a fileshare in FreeBSD?

I'm wanting to set up a general purpose file share on my FreeBSD box. I'm planning on making it available via multiple services (nfs/samba/etc) but I'm wondering if there is a particular place that is ...
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Bluetooth specification that does not switch to Low-Quality-Mode

Based on this question I was wondering if there is a Bluetooth-Standard or feature that allows for high-quality audio while the microphone is used aswell. I have read about aptX, but that seems to be ...
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Are there any byte-level RAID standards, and if not why?

If you want data durability, you make backups. You might also want to use RAID to improve uptime, and to prevent online data loss. One can use software RAID, onboard/motherboard RAID, or a separate ...
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General mask for a telephone number?

I'm making a web form and wanted to have a general template for a phone number. In my experience every phone number might be represented in 13-digits format: xxx-xxx-xxx-xxxx. For example the country ...
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Typing < and > characters with ANSI keyboard lacking the key these characters are located on

Many keyboard layouts in Europe are based on the ISO keyboard layout which looks like this. In my language the <, > are located on the key next to left shift like this: The problem is that ...
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What does mean s letter after video format's resolution, DDDDs?

Video resolution is often written as DDDDl (where D - is digit and l is letter). For example 1080i - is 1920x1080 interlace and 720p is 720x576 progressive. But I've just watched a 3D video on ...
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How can I change number format in my PC (Windows 8)?

I am using Windows 8 and have a number format that uses commas instead of dots for numbers (for instance, in Excel I have to write 3,45 in formulas instead of 3.45 or I get an error). I remember ...
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Most reliable or widely used standard for CSV file formatting

I'm wondering what are the most common standards for CSV file, and is there any OFFICIAL one ? I just did several searches on google, SO and other sources, and the best I found is Wikipedia : No ...
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What is the purpose of allowing comments inside email addresses?

According to the standard, it's possible to insert 'comments' inside email addresses, such that john(hello @(world!) )@example.com and john@(my)example.com direct to john@example.com. The standard ...
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When terminating a straight through network cable, should I use 568A or 568B?

What the title says, really. Sure, it'll work either way, even if I order them by my favourite colors, provided they are the same in both ends, but what is the "correct" standard to use with 100BaseTX ...
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Is there any difference between USB-C and USB 3.1

I have been hearing a bit about this new USB-C standard, but is it the same as USB 3.1?
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Why should one prefer lower case file extensions like .jpg over uppercase ones like .JPG?

Many (most?) programs note file extensions in lower case. ls command in bash even prints foo.jpg highlighted as picture by default but not *.JPG. Lower case characters are better to distinguish from ...
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Is there a standard for specifying weather-related preferences?

I find over and over again that weather applications and web sites default to temperatures in °F and wind speeds in mph. My local standard (which is "local" in most of the world, I believe) is °C and ...
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Is there a disadvantage to not using text file extensions?

I recently learned that file extensions (at least for plain text) in a Unix-like environment generally don't have meaning. Whether a bash script has a .sh,.log,.txt, or .hgfjgfdjgd, it can still run ...
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How do I know if an optical drive is able to read CAV written DVD?

Some TV DVD recorder use CAV (Constant angular velocity) to record TV programs. The problem is that most optical drives from the PC world can't read such DVDs... So, How I can detect if the drive ...
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Crimping T568A vs. T568B color scheme: Does it matter electrically?

I have bulk Cat 5e Ethernet cable with "TIA/EIA-568B.2" stamped on the jacket. I'm assuming this means I should use the T568B color scheme. If I were to crimp both ends using the T568A color scheme ...
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Why are USB connectors different from RJ45/Ethernet connectors?

I note that USB cable and Ethernet cable (RJ45/Cat5/...) have the same function : to transmit data as fast as possible over a wire or a port that we can connect and disconnect. In their evolution they ...
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Free official documentation for cables and models? [closed]

I've been looking through the ISO and IEEE sites for official documentation on the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, TCP, and a range of cable standards (5/5e/6). However, other than on the ...
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What does ISO (as in the disk image format) stand for? [duplicate]

Just a question for curiosity's sake; what do the letters ISO stand for? I know that ISO files follow ISO-9660, the ISO in which stands for International Standards Organisation, but a lot of file ...
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Behavior of DHCP-client

This is a question about the Internet protocol standards. The DCHP-client (dhcpcd-5.2.10 from Android 4.x) initializes an interface The DHCP-client sends a DHCPDISCOVER message DHCP-server sends a ...
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Does PDF's have a Standard Size? [closed]

Does PDF documents have a standard size? Almost all PDF's i have seen has A4 Size,is this the standard size,if not what is the most common size in pixels for PDF document?
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Is there any STANDARD U.S.-compatible keyboard layout for typing extended Latin?

I am getting REALLY tired of adjusting my typing habit when needing to type characters such as ø, å and æ to name a few, after switching from Mac OSX to Windows to Mac OSX, which I unfortunately have ...
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Is USB unreliable by design or are there just so many broken devices around? [closed]

Often, I've had the case that some USB device starts behaving "strange" (e.g. not being recognized by Windows; not being recognized after waking from standby; being recognized only after plugging it ...
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How does someone that is blind interact with a website that has infographics?

I understand that there are some technologies that exist (text to speech, or that thing whistler had in Sneakers) that could enable someone that does not have sight to understand what is on a webpage. ...
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What is standard A4 paper size in pixels for a given resolution?

Is there a standard size of A4 paper in pixels? Dimensions of A4 paper are 210mm × 297mm or 8.27in × 11.69in. For 600dpi resolution, I calculate the paper size in pixels like below: In imperial ...
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Is a “multi-km” LAN network possible?

A LAN (local area network) is often thought of as a small network, usually not exceeding a few kilometers. However, assuming we have an unlimited supply of quality wires and chips, is it possible to ...
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Determine which Wi-Fi standard is being broadcast

I am on a Wi-Fi network that I think is 802.11b, judging by the low bandwidth I have, if compared with a wired connection. But how can I confirm that this wireless network is broadcasting 802.11b ...
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Is there a URL character limit?

I clicked on an ad for a TracFone deal, and noticed the URL it went through: ...
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How do I enter dates in ISO 8601 date format (YYYY-MM-DD) in Excel (and have Excel recognize that format as a date value)?

I tried to enter this date in ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DD) in Excel 2010: 2012-04-08, but Excel automatically converts the date format to 4/8/2012. I tried scrolling through the different types of ...
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Is there A Standard Format For Describing Network Architecture/Topologies

I'm looking into tools for automatically mapping network resources that create hardware and software diagrams of the network such as WhatsUp Gold, HP TopTools, etc. Is there a standard format, XML ...
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SATA connector position on a hard disk

I have a external SATA drive enclosure that connects via USB to a PC/Mac and it accepts a bare SATA drive being slotted directly into the enclosure, much like a hot swappable disk you would find in a ...
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Adding standard deviation bars in Excel 2007

In Excel 2007 I am using a double bar graph (like a regular bar graph, but with two columns under one x-axis value) as my chart. I have 8 x-axis values, making a total of 16 actual bars. I need to ...
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What is the reason for CPUs being so small?

The more transistors a CPU has the faster it is right? We seem to keep trying to make the transistors smaller and smaller yet the size of the CPU remains the same, a few cm squared. Why isn't the ...
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Is there a standard name for the “standard” computer screw?

I have the unfortunate task of writing a technical document, and I know the government is a stickler for unnecessary detail. Is there standard name for the standard computer screw? Also, what is the ...
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Install Windows Embedded Standard 7 from USB

I would like to install Windows Embedded Standard 7 on a HP thin client. I downloaded the ISO file from the MSDN Subscription site but I'm struggling to make a bootable USB disk. I tried using ...
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Why is Internet Explorer not a standards-compliant browser?

Disclaimer: This is not a rant question whatsoever. I do a lot of web development and I manipulate websites on a daily basis at my work. Something I always come across when fixing things is that ...
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Why Standards Place Limits on Data Transfer Rates?

This is a rather general question about hardware and standards in general: Why do they place limits on data transfer rates, and disallow manufacturers from exceeding those rates? (E.g. 100 Mbit/s for ...
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How will IPv6 impact everyday users? (World IPv6 Day)

With the current (one hour in at the moment) trial by all the big boys (Google, Facebook, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) I wondered how IPv6 will effect home users and the Internet as a whole. Will the change ...
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Associate ISO week date with a month

is there any standard way to associate a ISO week number with a specific month? Let's say we have week 35 this year (from 08/29/2011 to 09/04/2011), does this week belong to August or September? ...
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Which regular expression standard is used in grep?

Is the regular expression standard used in grep POSIX + ASCII or something else is mixed in?
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What is The POSIX standard?

In plain and simple terms, what is the posix standard and why does it matter? Also if I have two systems that are 100% posix compatible, would code compiled for one work on the other without a ...
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Display (screen) Resolution Standard Ratios

The screen resolutions 800 x 600 & 1024 x 600 have the aspect ratio 4:3 and this is a standard. What are the other resolution standards? For example: Widescreen is 16:9 Extra Wide HD etc.
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Forcing IE8 Standards Mode with FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION

I'm doing this: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2009/03/10/more-ie8-extensibility-improvements.aspx But it's not working. I have "iexplore.exe" set to 8888 (decimal mode) under MACHINE, but it's ...
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Ubuntu package install directory standards

I've been trying to find some documentation that defines the standard which Ubuntu uses for installing applications. I'm making a web app that I want to install it in the correct places. As an ...
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Is there still any reason to prefer GIF over PNG when creating images for web pages? [closed]

Long ago, I used to avoid the PNG image format when building web pages because browser support was lacking. I remember having a PNG on a page could cause the QuickTime plugin to be loaded - yuck. ...
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Is passing the Acid3 test important?

I use Firefox for my primary browser but I've noticed it doesn't completely pass the Acid3 test. Well I know that most sites will still continue to work even though my browser isn't 100% ...