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Corrupted files in Git

I have recently removed some folders from my git repos history using the following command: git filter-branch --index-filter 'git rm -r --cached var' -- --all Unfortunately I cannot pull anymore ...
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4answers
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How do I fix a Google Chrome corrupt settings file?

I fired up the computer today just to be met by a message saying that the Google Chrome settings file is corrupt. Oh well, I thought, and googled it. And to my surprise nobody seems to be getting ...
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1answer
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Hard Drive Caddy corrupting drives

Something very funny is going on with my External Hard drive Caddy. I am running Linux Mint 14. I had a laptop breakdown just before Christmas, removed the drive and placed it into a 2.5" SATA ...
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0answers
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Tools and steps on programming MSP

I'll make a broad question: Just bought an MSP430 launchpad Been reading through stuff, but I'm unable to learn from all those verbose sources how to stick my C program inside the micro controller. ...
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How to open corrupted ZIP files?

How can I open (or repair) corrupted ZIP files on Windows? Is there a way to force 7-Zip to open them?
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0answers
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Java download issue

Problem 1: I play Minecraft and some Steam games. But recently, I noticed I couldn't load webpages. I looked at resource monitor and saw that my Network graph was maxing at 10Kbps, quite frequently. I ...
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2answers
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Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep?

Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep Windows 7? Is the disk powered off when the computer successfully have entered sleep mode? This is not my system disk, it's just a spinning disk for ...
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Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)

My Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drive is corrupting files on Linux. I would appreciate help from anyone, but I'd particularly like to know if other Momentus XT users are able to reproduce this ...
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Do hard drives lie?

In the days of old, I remember getting drive errors, but it seems that modern drives never report errors, but instead make a best effort to return you something. I recently had a hard drive fail, ...
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1answer
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Anywhere Access with Windows Server 2012 Essentials

I have Windows Server 2012 Essentials and I'm trying to set up Anywhere Access so I can remotely access files.  This feature was really easy to access in Windows Home Server and I'm trying to ...
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2answers
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Excel: How to plot a stacked scatter set

I have two datasets that share the same x values, but each have different y values. I would like to plot both on the same graph, however I do not want the secondary y-axis on the right side of the ...
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0answers
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How to set permissions and ownership when using rsync?

I'm using capistrano-wpcli (link), a program that uses 'rsync' to synchronize folders between development and testing servers. I've set the uploads folder's permission on the remote server to 777 ...
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Does changing Windows XP theme to classic enhance performance?

A lot of my colleagues and friends who are still using Windows XP use the Windows Classic theme (i.e. the Win98-like theme, unlike the XP theme). Some of them just like it, but some others say that ...
2
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3answers
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Delete duplicates from over 150,000 bookmarks on Google Chrome

I believe I tried all the bookmark management apps on the Chrome web store, deleted part of the bookmarks manually (yes, I even attempted that), organize them within folders and all, but they just ...
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Hibernating and booting into another OS: will my filesystems be corrupted?

IMPORTANT If you came here looking for an answer to this question, please read all the answers below. There are some testimonials from people who have lost data doing this. If you plan to do this ...
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0answers
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Windows 8.1 freezes on EVERY restart OR shut down

I'll try to be as thorough as possible, if you think I missed something, let me know and I'll edit this post as soon as I can (unless you think reply is a more viable option). OS & machine: ...
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0answers
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mutt: automatically fetch remote IMAP folder list

I know that I can explicitly set a remote IMAP folder in .muttrc mailboxes imaps://$my_server/INBOX.myfolder I have some 30 folders in my account: is it possible to have mutt to automatically ...
0
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1answer
177 views

Caution: invalid backup GPT Header (gdisk)

Each time I boot into my Ubuntu installation, when I open gdisk I am given the messages: GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8 Type device filename, or press <Enter> to exit: /dev/sda Caution: ...
0
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1answer
14 views

Convert Wav to Ogg

I have a folder with a large number of Wav files which I wish to convert to Ogg. How do I do this for the latest release of Mac Os X. I have tried to run Drop Ogg X but it does not work, complaining ...
0
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0answers
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Abnormally high CPU temperature

My laptop's CPU is too hot, ~93-97° C, nothing major is running, only Google Chrome. SpeedFan and Open Hardware Monitor don't detect any fans, so I can't even see their speed. Is there any way to ...
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2answers
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How to find (or sort into sub-folder) multiple TIFF images with layers and/or transparency?

I have a folder with many TIFF files which I need to convert to JPEG. However some of the files have layers and/or transparency and these I don't want to convert. So how can I move these TIFF files ...
0
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0answers
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Windows can't communicate with the device or resource

I have this problem in troubleshoot "Windows can't communicate with the device or resource (primary DNS server)" . My router is using a opendns server IP and I don't want default DNS server use ...
0
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1answer
14 views

reading from file in matlab and store its content in 2 variables

i have input file like image below and it contains adjacency matrix+ one number in first line. so here is the problem that i cant read file in order to set this information in 2 variable one of them ...
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0answers
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Error during initialization

I was playing this game for a week until one day this error message appeared: (Error during initialization: Couldn't load fileSysCheck.cfg Make sure Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is run from the ...
19
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9answers
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Simple mdadm RAID 1 not activating spare

I had created two 2TB HDD partitions (/dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdc1) in a RAID 1 array called /dev/md0 using mdadm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. The command sudo mdadm --detail /dev/md0 used to ...
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8answers
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How can I get the Windows XP Explorer in Windows 7?

I like the folder-tree behavior of Windows XP, that is, clicking on any folder on the left pane will automatically expand the folder-tree. Unfortunately this is not how Explorer works in Windows 7. ...
0
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2answers
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Pinging using a variable

I'm trying to create a batch file that will ping a variable that is determined by the users input e.g. "Enter PC Name:" pc name =123 Then it pings 123.domain.com @echo off set /p UserInputPath = ...
0
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1answer
10 views

Better alternative for forms than PDF documents

Over the last few years, it has become fashionable to create PDF documents containing all sorts of dynamic content. One of these contraptions are forms that can be filled out digitally, and then ...
2
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6answers
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Speakers go dead on windows 8.1 - when using google hangouts

A problem I get only since getting windows 8.1 - The speakers stop working a few hours into a session. The work again after a reboot. The headphones work when the speakers stop working. In the ...
0
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2answers
11k views

Windows installation repair option not showing up

I'm trying to repair an existing Windows XP installation. Following the instructions from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx this should work: When ...
57
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3answers
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How can I launch the GNOME image viewer from the terminal?

It's the default image viewer for Ubuntu, and apparently it's called Eye of Gnome. I would like to be able to launch it from the command line, passing it a file name to open.
0
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0answers
21 views

How do I find out who is corrupting my memory?

Question: My Windows 8.1 media center is experiencing blue screens. Here's an excerpt from the most recent ones (sorry for the formatting, but superuser does not support nice tables): Date Bug ...
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0answers
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How do I disable the full screen transition in Firefox?

When I watch a video on YouTube with their video player it does this relatively long transition when I go into full screen. How do I turn this transition off? I'm using Firefox 38.0.1 on Mac OSX ...
0
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0answers
8 views

Android ADB Shell sendevent Not Working

I want to simulate pressing the power button on a rooted Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P5100 running Android 4.0.4 using the ADB shell. To do this I changed the relevant permissions using: adb shell su ...
0
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0answers
11 views

How do I use an Ext4 partition from Windows with correct file permissions for Linux?

I use Windows 7 and ext2fsd to access a data partition which uses ext4 as mentioned here, here and here. I can read and write from Windows. When I boot into Linux, it is able to read the files but ...
0
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1answer
13 views

Copy Table values from one sheet to another

On the first sheet of the spread sheet I have the following: 1 Item Item Description 2 xxxxxx yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy 3 4 Object 1 Object 2 Object 3 5 AAA ...
12
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6answers
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Automating the scanning of graphics files for corruption

Does anyone know of a good program that can scan graphics files (particularly JPEG, GIF, and PNG) for corruption? Preferably, it would be able to scan a bunch of photos (files) automatically and have ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Is there a way that two remote windows sessions sharing a mouse and a keyboard?

The question is somewhat tricky to you unless you know about virtual desktop environment Currently, my office is using several Ncomputing's L300 devices, thin clients, and sharing rss on the host ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

The password on my mac (yosemite) is being changed everytime I logout

When I reset my macbook pro, the password gets changed. I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and Apple phone support haven't been able to get to the bottom of it yet. They suggested I re-install the OS but i'd ...
0
votes
2answers
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How to open a specific port in Moutain Lion Firewall

I cant seem to find how to open a specific port in the ML firewall? I know you can give applications permisiion, but thats no good to me. Is there a way I can specify a specific port?
0
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0answers
8 views

ssh connection error “Permission denied (publickey)”

So I have been trying to build ssh connections between google cluster container containing 1 master node and 2 worker nodes. I have used ssh-keygen to generate key pairs for all three nodes, send the ...
22
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5answers
69k views

How to reduce Google Chrome's CPU usage?

I have started using Google Chrome (up to date) on Windows 7 (everything up to date) on a clean install I did a few days ago and compared to Firefox I am seeing huge CPU spikes (up to 100% CPU ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Ghost boot disk on a pen drive

I am in process of ghosting several windows 7 machines. I have disk but no pc comes with floppy drives. So I need an external so I was hoping to create a bootable pen drive with ghost. I have the ...
10
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3answers
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How can I identify fonts from an image? [on hold]

Many times I come across bitmaps with nothing but text paragraphs, so I was looking for a way to identify the font used, the paragraph alignment, line spacing and color, bold, italics. Would an OCR ...
2
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4answers
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Renamed a Skype contact, do they know what name I've set for them?

If you rename a person on Skype, does the other person get to know the new name? I changed the name of one of my contacts and was wondering if it updates on their end or if they know what I've set ...
2
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1answer
21 views

Sharing Internet connection from a Linux VM to Windows

I'm looking for a way to share Internet connection from a Linux operation system like Ubuntu or Kali to Windows 8.1. what i'm trying to achieve is to use one of these open-source based WAN ...
-1
votes
0answers
7 views

How to automate conversion of dozens of JPG files to PDF [duplicate]

I need to convert dozens of JPG files into a single PDF file and then publish it on the website. I normally use Universal Document Converter. I open the folder with JPG files, select them all, send to ...
6
votes
3answers
860 views

PDF Manipulation: “2-Up” page layout

I have a PDF (generated by PowerPoint) containing 8.5×5.5 inch portrait pages. I need to convert it to 8.5×11 inch landscape pages where each landscape page contains two copies of the original ...
1
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1answer
4k views

Can I save an Excel chart to a PDF document with the chart's exact dimensions?

I want to save (or 'Publish') an Excel 2010/2013 chart to a PDF file whose dimensions will be exactly those of the chart - not a full white page with the chart on it. Can this be done somehow? ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Connect Android to PC with TightVNC and AndroidVNC

I want to connect my Galaxy S2 to my PC using AndroidVNC (for the Android) and TightVNC (for the PC), or any other combination of software to VNC. So far I have managed to port forward ports 5500, ...

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