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Strange network problems on OS X

The strange problems I am having occurred 3 times now with a little over 1 month in between. Suddenly I am losing the ability to do some network related activities, but not all. When it happens, ...
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Bind9 configured to start at boot, has to be started manually

I've configured bind9 on my system and it works great when it runs. It's currently configured to be run at runlevel 2 by setting: $ sudo update-rc.d bind9 enable 2 This appears to have done its ...
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My Surface does not respond to touch at all

Since this morning, I have not been able to use the touch screen on my Surface RT. I have tried updating and refreshing it but nothing is working. Why has this happened? I have a few ideas of how ...
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How to automatically open “saved” pdfs in system viewer on chrome?

As discussed in ghacks and slashdot Chrome no longer lets you automatically open downloaded pdfs in your System viewer. In general, I like using the built-in Chrome PDF viewer, but for some longer ...
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Make .onion websites open with tor, even if it starts with http://

I want to start this off by saying that I do not involve myself in any illegal activity. I visit .onion websites for various, legal reasons. Anyway, I want to have all .onion websites open with tor. ...
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How is pulseaudio stitched together?

OK. Pre-post note; this became ugly long, - but the core of an problem is that I'm unable to find good articles or diagrams and explanations on this. There is a lot of "how too"s, but I'm having a ...
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Internet Sharing on Lion breaks my routing table

When in the office, I'm connected to a 192.168.1.0/24 network. When Internet Sharing is off, when I run netstat -nr the first entry shows default 192.168.1.254 UGSc 10 ...
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Is there an implementation of tmpfs for Mac OS X?

That is: a file system designed specifically for ramdisks? I know I could use any old file system but I want something specialized for performance.
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How do I make Ubuntu start fbterm in the tty on startup?

When I was testing openSUSE about a week ago, I noticed that tty1 (yes, just tty1) had the openSUSE background. I want to do the same in Ubuntu. I found a way using fbsplash. I'm not too keen on that ...
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Prevent Caching in Windows FTP (Explorer)

Windows Explorer's FTP functionality appears to be caching downloaded files, such that when I drag drop (to download) the same file again, it's not downloading the latest version from the FTP server. ...
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Uploading certain files and folders via SFTP causes names to be uppercased

I have a small set of files and folders in a directory on my computer that are causing issue. When I upload them to my web host (Dreamhost) via SFTP (using Transmit on OSX, a GUI), most files and ...
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Shell extension for SharePoint libraries

Is there a shell extension for Windows Explorer that is optimized for SharePoint libraries. Expected features are: Displaying Check-in/check-out status (as an icon overlay or additional column) ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04: apt/aptitude debug information

I have an issue mentioned here: during update from 10.04 to 12.04 The workaround: apt-get -f install -o APT::Immediate-Configure=false python-minimal seems to work, but there are two problems with ...
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Convert Microsoft Word old Equations to new format in Word 2013

How can I convert the old Microsoft word equations (version 3) to the new format? I have an old document file full of equations, and an automatic conversion solution rather than re-typing all ...
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How to make auto complete available for directories in cdpath for tcsh?

I just learned the trick for setting up cdpath in tcsh and it looks pretty useful. However seems auto-complete of sub-folder names doesn't come with it, is there any trick available on that? It'd be ...
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Bind shift-tab to complete-backward in fish

I found myself using the auto-complete functionality of the fish-shell, where pressing tab twice or more cycles through the suggestions. But then I accidentaly pressed tab once to many, and I wanted ...
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Cut last 30 seconds off ends of videos using ffmpeg in a batch file in windows

this is what I have so far: for i in *.mp4; do ffprobe -show_format -i "%i" // get duration, then need to somehow subtract 30 seconds, and marry these two commands ffmpeg -ss 0 -i "$i" -t ...
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Why isn't rEFInd shell loading?

Because of a two-steps deep problem, I need to boot into an EFI shell and run gptsync. I downloaded the flashdrive binaries of rEFInd 0.7.4, used dd to write the image to a thumbdrive, and it seems ...
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“Disconnecting” from a RemoteApp

I've setup a server with Windows Server 2012 and I have 2 clients (my Laptop and my PC, just to give you the context). I will not demand to access the program twice. I use the server mainly as a file ...
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automatic latex math preview in org-mode/emacs

I am using org-mode 8.0, Emacs 24.3, Auctex 11.87, in Windows. I was able to use latex preview functions in org-mode files by pressing ctrl+x,ctrl+c,ctrl+l. However, I think it would be more useful ...
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Should we still set cgi.fix_pathinfo=0 when configuring nginx+php5-fpm?

Security breach was found in nginx+php5-fpm default configuration in 2010. A lot of nginx+php5-fpm configuration guides tell us to set cgi.fix_pathinfo=0 to be safe. Is it still actual for current ...
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How to display downloaded youtube annotations ( not captions) on offline video player?

i need to display the annotations for some of my downloaded youtube videos. It's also important to make them closeable. Making them clickable would also be nice. What i found out so far: From what ...
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Triple booting on a Mac Book [almost there]; boot loader issues

Here is my current GPT/MBR partition table: Current GPT partition table: # Start LBA End LBA Type 1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT) 2 409640 663646255 Mac OS X ...
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Folder actions on OS X observing all subfolders

I have a folder that I would like to add a folder action to. The action works great when the file is added to the top level. But when a file is added to and sub-folders, the action is not enabled. Is ...
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ArchLinux Xfce4 - NetworkManager keeps asking for password

I've recently installed ArchLinux with Xfce4 and NetworkManager on an Eeepc 1005HA. NetworkManager is mostly fine - it auto-connects to ethernet and will auto-connect for wifi too if the connection is ...
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VLC (Server) re-stream Security Camera Feed

I purchased a Swann Home Security DVR system and was hoping for some help on how to duplicate the streaming video on my server. In order to get their web view (streaming video in the browser) to ...
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466 views

Hide Scrollbars in Eclipse Editors

I like Eclipse a lot, but I would like some way to easily hide the scrollbars in the Eclipse editors. I have seen this eclipse bug here, but don't know what to make of it (if it has been solved, why ...
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Why can't I bind Ctrl-Shift-W in Emacs?

I'm trying to bind Ctrl+Shift+W to something in emacs under Ubuntu. Nothing happens when I press that key combination. When I call describe-key on that key combination, nothing happens. Is Ubuntu ...
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Progress bar/% in duplicity?

I'm starting to experiment with Duplicity for my backups and found that it lacks an option to show a progress bar or percentage, it just shows the files to be backup. Is there a way to get a progress ...
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In UDF, what's the difference between a volume identifier, volume set identifier, logical volume identifier, and file set identifier?

I see that mkudffs has options for four different identifiers: the logical volume (--lvid), the volume (--vid), the volume set (--vsid), and the file set identifier (--fsid). It, however, gives no ...
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How to reload all Firefox tabs in one specific group(Tab Candy)

I've started using Tab Candy recently, which has been in Firefox since version 4 apparently. One thing I would like to be able to do is reload all tabs in one such group I created, but not the others. ...
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Free panning/scrolling on LibreOffice Draw

LibreOffice Draw allows me to scroll vertically or horizontally using my mouse as follows: Scroll Wheel: Scroll vertically Shift + Scroll Wheel: Scroll horizontally My question is: Is there any way ...
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pam_mount error “crypt_activate_by_passphrase: Operation not permitted”

I'm trying to set up encrypted home directories on OpenSuSE. Everything works fine for direct login, but I want the home directories to get mounted via ssh as well. When I try to ssh to the machine, ...
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Swap rows in gnumeric

Is there any convenient way to swap two rows in gnumeric? Currently I'm doing it the hard way: insert an empty row, move rows, and remove empty row. I hope that there is a better way...
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How to use headless Skype over DBUS on Debian

I installed Skype on Debian and ran it headless, however, I cannot interact with it over dbus. Some context of what I have so far: Installed Debian 6 on VMware fusion box from netinst CD Skype ...
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Changing default behavior of Windows' thumbnail caching

I find it extremely annoying (and ultra lame) that Windows Explorer will only generate thumbnails for those files whose names are visible in the window. If I open a folder full of photos and walk ...
3
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Make the task bar visible at all times

With the recent Windows 8.1 update we are able to run "Metro" apps inside the desktop view, but when so, the task bar fades away (hides) and it is very irritating to click twice and some times more to ...
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Why does Internet Explorer shortcut(desktop shortcut) launch 3 processes?

One of our legacy application is tied to IE. We created a desktop shortcut for it on user's workstation. Now when this shortcut launches the app, we see 3 windows processes launched instead of 2!!! ...
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Storage Spaces BSOD after re-installing Windows 8.1

After reinstalling Windows 8.1, reconnecting my Storage Spaces array causes a BSOD. I have a 3 drive Storage Spaces array + separate SSD. I re-installed Windows 8 -> and upgrade to 8.1 After ...
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Hang on jabber-connect in emacs

I use jabber.el to connect to my work chat server from within emacs. This was working until recently, but now when I run jabber-connect it hangs after prompting for my JID. Emacs locks up until I ...
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Understanding Windows Routing Tables and Default Gateways

long-time reader, first-time poster! First, let me thank you all for reading this post, and for having such great answers to everyone's questions. I think this is the only time I've had to post ...
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High I/O system hanging

I have a Fedora 20 box that i'm trying to import a massive amount of data in to postgres on (billions of rows). System spec: 16GB RAM, 6 core 3.2 ghz, 500GB RAID0 PCIe SSD Everytime I/O load gets ...
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Router eavesdropping on SSH tunnel?

So I'm on a public WiFi network that blocks websites like YouTube in order to conserve bandwidth. I'm assuming the router is monitoring all traffic and rejecting all requests sent to the sites on its ...
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Dual sets of HDs in a Drobo D5

I have recently bought a Drobo 5D to replace a load of external Lacie hard drives (the hard drives were subsequently removed from their enclosures and put into the Drobo). The Drobo currently has 5x ...
3
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How to prevent Windows 8.1 from gathering windows onto a single display when sleeping?

Whenever my laptop sleeps, it gathers all my windows onto the primary monitor. How can I prevent this behavior? I setup my workspace in a very specific way, and it's super frustrating to have all the ...
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How to hide all windows except the one that I'm using?

I have set a shortcut to hide all the windows with Ctrl + Alt + D. But now I would like to set one that hides all except the currently active window. Is that possible?
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Old VAX machine crashed need to recover files

So I had a client contact me about some data recovery. I told her I'd take a look. Well when the box arrived I saw my first microVAX 3500. The only thing the lady was able to tell me was "one day it ...
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Cannot install JDK on Windows 8

I am struggling to install Oracle's JDK7 on my Windows 8.1. I got the jdk-7u51-windows-x64.exe file from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html as I ...
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votes
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Port forwarding not working on ZTE router

I am using a ZTE wi-fi router. My laptop's private IP is 192.168.1.2 where Apache server is running on port 8080. I added the NAT rule to forward http traffic to my laptop. Protocol - all Starting ...
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Search folder with unread mail and draft replies

I've created a search folder using the query builder that only shows unread mail, or flagged mail. Unfortunately, this means as I reply to an email (with the inline reply option turned on), it ...

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