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What happens if a monitor's refresh rate is different to X's refresh rate?

I have a dual-screen system running on CentOS Linux using two industrial grade LCD touch screens. I currently have the following line set in my xorg.conf under the "Display" subsection of the Screen ...
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Should I use laptop while charging? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to use a laptop on battery or on AC power? Is it Okay to use laptop while charging? Does it have any bad effect on battery or laptop?
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All Windows Live Messenger chat being emailed to me

So for some reason I'm receiving emails from the person I'm chatting with containing the chat log of the last several lines of the conversation. This has happened with 2 different people only since I ...
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What is IP range and how to identify it?

In order for some ports to be opened in a remote server, I am required to give a range of IP addresses. How can I obtain this information in Ubuntu? Additional pointers regarding this topic will be ...
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Running a DansGuardian filter on the entire network

I'm looking to run DansGuardian on my home network via a server machine I'm building. Before I build the server, I need to know whether or not I need two dedicated gigabit LAN ports or one on the ...
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Can I somehow tell an X-program (xterm, xclipboard, firefox) where and at which dimensions it should start up?

Every morning I usually start working with Cygwin like this: First I start Xming. Then I open a cygwin text-console (the one which looks like a dos-box). Then I start two xterms, and from the xterms I ...
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How to zip files in XP's command line without additional tools/downloads

After prowling google, and checking an old thread in ServerFault, I thought I would try here. Without any additional downloads, on a fresh install of XP SP3, how can I run a script to extract AND zip ...
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Does sticking a router in a box diminish wireless range?

If I were to secure my router by putting it in a plastic lockbox, would it dimish the wireless range of the router? I know a router can go through walls and floors, but I was wondering the ...
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How do I open files from the command line in Mac

I'm following a video tutorial where the author (who uses textmate) can open files by using "mate". for example mate .git/config will open this config file I'm using textwrangler however so I don't ...
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How to disable Wireless Administration for Belkin N150 Router?

I just discovered that although Remote Administration is disabled, I can still access And make changes to the router wirelessly! This is bad! I have already set up an admin password, but I want it to ...
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Adding an alias to .bash_profile removes other commands?

Before touching .bash_profile: mongod launches a mongo server, rabbitmq-server launches a rabbit server, etc. But once I add: alias ethertunes="sudo NODE_ENV=development nodemon --debug ~/...
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1answer
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Windows 7 / Auto Login - Is it possible to delay auto-login for 15-30 seconds?

Is it possible to have an auto login delay for Windows 7? The user folder for my primary account is stored on a separate drive. In case of drive failure, or some other problem - I need to login as ...
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Type math formulas in Microsoft Word the LaTeX way?

I wonder if there is some free solutions for typing math formulas the LaTeX way in Microsoft Word document (Office 2007)?
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How to fix the visual in Windows 7?

I'm having some troubles with the visual of my Windows 7. One day I turned my computer on, when everything started to look like Windows 98! My VGA is working, I can play my games as always. I tried to ...
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Linux Virtual Memory/Swap isn't being used

I think my virtual memory is not configured correctly on my MintLinux machine. I opened up a new IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, and my whole system appeared to freeze. I tried to TTL to the console but that did ...
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What are the differences between a virtual hard drive and software virtualization?

Is there a difference? I heard someone say "virtual hard drive", and I am assuming they meant the virtual hard drive within a virtualized operating system.
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Safari 4.1.3 is using the internet while idle

My Safari browser is using the internet connection while idle. I can see this in the Activity Monitor. When I shut down Safari, the Network usage goes to nearly 0_KB/sec. This interferes with my Skype ...
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Why would all USB printers of a specific model show as offline after every reboot?

My printer is an HP Laserjet P1606dn that is connected directly to the host computer via USB. The computer is running Windows XP SP3. The printer works fine until the computer is rebooted. At which ...
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How can I scan x-rays on a flatbed scanner?

I have a standard flatbed scanner, which doesn't come with any special accessory to scan negatives. If I scan x-rays by just putting them under the lid, with no special provision, the scans comes out ...
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1answer
553 views

Disable notifications for chats but not calls when I set myself to a specific status in Skype

We use Skype, both chat and calls, a lot at work. (NB: I run Windows 7.) The problem is, sometimes I wish to concentrate on a particular task, and a big Skype chat is happening so it keeps bouncing ...
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Why is it so hard to find a file in Ubuntu?

It's very hard to find files in Ubuntu. In Windows, you could just go to C:\Program Files and you would find what you need. In Ubuntu, you must use search to find something you need. Maybe I am ...
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pydoc -p fails with gaierror

I'm getting this strange error when I try to use pydoc to look at python documentation. $ pydoc -p 10000 pydoc server stopped Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/pydoc", line 5, in &...
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How to use certain lines in a script?

a.sh cat in|while read s do call "$s" done This needs to be modified so it runs only for arg+n lines. e.g.: a.sh 5 cat in|while read s n=10 for lines arg0 through arg0+n do call "$s" ...
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Reading from hard drive of crashed VMWare VM

I have VMWare Fusion running on my Mac, running a Windows 7 VM. I accidentally powered down my Mac and the VM image won't restore properly, losing all my files I had worked on in that image. I have ...
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What communication can be intercepted by network I'm connected over VPN to?

I have to connect to client's network over VPN, and I was wondering if the client can intercept (and read) my Google Talk messages (or any other IM communication) while I'm VPN-ing. My main concern ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to activate Multi-Threaded copy from terminal?

I notice a significant performence difference when I copy files from External Hard Drive to my MacBook compared to copy files through Terminal.app. The non-Terminal method is 2-3X faster. I am copying ...
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Possible speaker damage because of MP3 file?

I came across this voice-record from Madonna, which upon playing, made a terribly loud cracking sound. After I played this, I'm pretty sure that there was some damage to the speakers since I'm very ...
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1answer
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Does changing cipher defaults on a client PC make a difference when using SSL/TLS?

If I am running Windows 7 and change the default ciphers on the PC, does this affect the connection between the client and server? If a similar change is only made on the server, does it affect the ...
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Forcing VNC to use more bandwidth

I'm trying to access a Windows computer on my 100Mbit LAN with TightVNC server on a Windows 7 box, and using vnc4viewer on the Linux machine; I have also tried the Java TightVNC viewer. However it's ...
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1answer
838 views

Debian Stable 6.0.2 installation error [closed]

Trying to install Debian Stable 6.0.2, but getting error Debootstrap Error - failed to determine codename during the step "Install Basic System". I am a novice in Linux. Can anyone help me?
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1answer
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Laptop keyboard - one “column” of keys not working

I sold and shipped the English QWERTY keyboard of my used laptop from North America to Eastern Europe. This keyboard came with a computer I bought new and I myself and nobody else used this keyboard/...
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1answer
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Can't find sqlite3 in this ruby/rails version using rvm

I installed rvm and am using 1.9.2 with rails 3.05. I was able to create a new application but once I moved into the directory and tried to start the server ("rails s"), I got this error message ...
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utf8 torrent files

I have a CinemaGo HD media player, that has a built-in torrent client (I guess it is bit-torrent). But I am unable to download some torrent files because they are not in utf-8 format (you can see it ...
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Remote Access (via thin client, etc.) with sound?

I'd like to be able to have folks on Macs and with iOS devices access our Windows programs. I've seen a variety of services that web-enable a Windows app. The latest I've seen is Graphon. I'm ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi networks after installing Asus ATK drivers

I have installed ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities. I cannot connect to WiFi networks after that (Windows doesn't show available networks), if I'm logged in as a non-administrative user. It ...
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1answer
364 views

cat file that contains escaped characters to netcat

I'm trying to test a webserver with some HTTP request written in a file. GET / HTTP/1.1\r\n\r\n Right now I'm feeding that file to netcat like this: cat files | nc localhost 80 However, the \r\n ...
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1answer
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Route Ubuntu traffic to Windows XP VBox's VPN

I have the need to use SonicVPN Client to connect to my company's VPN. Unfortunately there are no ways to connect directly from Ubuntu. So I tried to set up a minimal Windows XP Virtual Machine in ...
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1answer
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Keeping effect from blend mode overlay in copying a transparent layer

I'm not really sure how to ask this properly so I'll try to describe the best I can. There's a layer which has its blending set to 'overlay' and its opacity set to 83%. Normally to copy a transparent ...
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1answer
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Visio 2010 Shape Data

I just started using Visio last week and have network items mapped out and their information entered in the shape data for each item. My question is this, is there a way to export the shape data that ...
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Macbook Pro 15.4" Aluminum body alternative to Magsafe Charger [closed]

Is there any other method of charging this Macbook Pro late 2009 other than the Magsafe. Mine broke, I have a magsafe coming and need to use my system but is low on battery now. Can you charge through ...
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1answer
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How do I convert text into time data?

I have text in one column that has times formatted as "1230 pm" and need to convert it to time. I managed to convert the "am" data but didn't get it to work with the "pm" data.
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1answer
467 views

Firefox Private browsing on separate window

Is it possible to open private browsing in separate window without closing existing tabs ?
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Stop VIM backup file on only one file

Is it possible to stop VIM from automatically creating a backup for only a specific file? I have a running todo list I keep on my desktop, and I don't get any use out of the ~todo that constantly ...
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How can I batch process HTML files to prepare them for printing?

I have a collection of one thousand HTML files I need to clean up for printing. I need to delete all the tags inside the <body></body> area except for one, <div.pg>. The excess are ...
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1answer
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How do I close ports on the Mac OS X firewall?

Using 10.6.8 I turned on my firewall and clicked block all incoming connections. But for some reason I can still browse to my webserver. How do I turn off those, port (80), or the application (...
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1answer
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How to create a GEM_HOME for rvm?

I'm learning how to set up different versions of ruby with different versions of rails using rvm. Here's a link for the instructions http://beginrescueend.com/gemsets/basics/. It says Let's say, ...
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1answer
337 views

Firefox middle click to open history menu item in new tab

I recently upgraded to Firefox 7. Occasionally I use middle-click a the History menu item to open it in a new tab, but it opened in the current tab instead. Unfortunately I don't remember which ...
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4answers
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How does OSX run 64bit Binaries while running on a 32bit Kernel?

I have recently figured out that Mac OS X actually CAN run 64bit (x64) applications even if x86 kernel is loaded. That was shocking for me for a first time. But then I've realized that it is really ...
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1answer
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Can I trust a site that includes “resources that are not secure”?

A friend wants to buy something from a website called stuffedsafari.com, however when she visits it, the https is stroke through, even though the certificate belongs to the site. Would that still ...
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0answers
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Is there a twisted pair standard for video+power+RS485?

I am building a PC-based security DVR. I am using Cat6 to carry the video signal (converted via balun), power, and RS-485. Is there a standard or convention for which twisted pairs I use for which? ...

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