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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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FFMPEG - Non-monotonous DTS

When I use FFMPEG to convert a video from MP4 to M3U8, using the following command, ffmpeg -i op.mp4 -b:v 128k -flags -global_header -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -f segment -segment_time 4 -segment_list_size 0 ...
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Skype: see who's talking

Running Skype 6.15.330 on OSX 10.8. During a conference call, if I onhover and keep moving the mouse cursor, I can see the names of the people and they become blue when they're talking. Is there any ...
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Hangouts hides itself in system tray

For the past week or so I've been having an issue with the Hangouts system tray icon hiding itself. Normally I have it show all the time so I can easily click it, but it seems no matter what I do, ...
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Excel spreadsheet undoes/reverts to previously saved state

A very unusual problem hunts my colleague From time to time when she works with Excel 2010 (numerous workbooks, some of them quite large), the computer "decides" to undo everything that was done since ...
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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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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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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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How to check multitouch in GNU/Linux

I have several questions about multitouch in Linux: Is multitouch and MPX (multi-pointer extension) related? If an application handles multiple cursors does it mean that it is multitouch-ready? How ...
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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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Open items in recycle bin without restoring

I just noticed that I can open folders from the recycle bin without restoring them. I have the qttabbar extension that adds tabs to the standard windows explorer and I accidentally middle-clicked a ...
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Windows detecting mystery device

I have just installed Windows 8.1 and I have noticed a mystery device being detected under Networks. Here is a screenshot showing the device and its properties. It identifies itself as a Nexus 7 - a ...
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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 can I fix “you do not have permission to mount this file” error in win8.1 enterprise?

I recieve this error whenever I attempt to mount a disc image (iso) under win8.1 enterprise using the right-click context menu. So far I have tried; run explorer elevated (couldn't make it happen) ...
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How do I evaluate an SSD caching solution for home desktop use?

I've got a 30GB SSD that I would love to start using as a cache for my larger HDDs. I primarily want to improve apparent performance for general desktop use. I do the occasional massive DB migration ...
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How to make Nautilus ask for confirmation before moving files?

I need Nautilus to ask for confirmation before moving files. How can I set it up to do that?
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How do I block Gmail with the Self-Control App?

I've been able to block Google.com, including Google Calendar, but I can't block Gmail in Firefox, no matter what I enter (mail.google.com, https://mail.google.com, the exact address of the account, ...
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Connection timing out when connecting to Milter service

I'm using a VPS with CentOS 5, containing Postfix and OpenDKIM. I have set up OpenDKIM using this guide. Everything seems to work properly as the log in /var/log/maillog does not report anything other ...
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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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How should I add Google Talk users as contacts in Adium?

In Adium, I have a non-Google XMPP account. If I want to add an XMPP Contact that is @gmail.com, do I add them as an "XMPP" contact or a "GTalk" contact? It gives both options. edit: figured it out, ...
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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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Multiple Chrome users syncing with the same Google Account

I'm synching bookmarks etc. with Google Chrome across devices. Now I created a 2nd Chrome user (to have different bookmarks at work which still sync) but when I switch to that Chrome-user and try to ...
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How to remove window decoration under OSX?

I want to try a tiling window manager for OSX like this one: https://github.com/fjolnir/xnomad. I found a tool to remove window shadow here: https://github.com/pufuwozu/toggle-osx-shadows But ...
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Sort (permute) lines by length in Sublime Text?

I'm looking to sort lines by length. I see how to do it by alpha or reverse alpha, but is there a way to see shortest to longest? Good writing mixes sentence lengths, and I'd find it very helpful if ...
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Disable Using Bright Colors for Bold Font in gnome-terminal

gnome-terminal uses bright colors for bold fonts. Is it possible to configure it to use the same color for bold fonts as for normal fonts. Also, I do need bright colors somewhere else, so changing the ...
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Windows 8 keeps removing some start screen shortcuts I make

I've made some custom shortcuts to Google Chrome profiles and successfully pin them to my start screen but when my computer reboots or goes to sleep and wakes they have disappeared. If i repin them ...
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Same keyboard shortcuts for Notepad++ as in Eclipse

As a regular Eclipse user I found it very useful to adapt keyboard shortcuts to match the Eclipse ones (Such as this one: How do I make Notepad++ delete lines like Eclipse does?) However, as manually ...
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Stop PowerPoint from cropping images that I drag into placeholders

I am making Master Slides in PowerPoint with place holders in a custom layout. However, when I create new slides with that layout, images I insert into the placeholders are cropped off. I want my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Google chrome did not shutdown correctly

I get the "Google chrome did not shutdown correctly" message every time I reboot my computer. I'm using: Google chromium 8.0.552 KDE 4.5.4 I believe this has something to do with chrome not ...
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How do I enable the integrated speakers on my monitor?

I hope this is the right site otherwise please let me know which site to go to. I have an HP 2010i monitor with integrated sound. Right now I am using normal speakers but I want to switch to the ...
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Converting LaTeX Generated PDF to Word Using Acrobat XI

I've found myself, again, needing to live in both the land of LaTeX and Microsoft Word. I have Acrobat XI available, so I thought that I would just use it as a middle man in the conversion from LaTeX ...
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How to determine whether a folder in %PATH% is required in Windows 7

How can I determine whether a particular folder in the PATH environment variable is used by the system? Recently, some software that relied on the system PATH stopped working b/c another package ...
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How do I remove these “autofocus” selection borders from the Windows 8.1/8 tile screen?

Good evening, everyone. I've just recently started to notice some unintended-enabled borders around my Windows 8 machine. Here are some screenshots: In the above photos, you will notice that ...
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How to acquire a low latency realtime HD video image?

For computer vision development, I need to acquire feasable high resolution video images. However, it seems the capturing technology has not developed well the last ages. The most convenient way ...
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Stretch underbrace VERTICALLY or make the pointing part of underbrace bigger in Microsoft Word?

I use Microsoft Word to edit an equation with underbrace. The line is as follows: \underbrace(ab+cdf-edf=9dc/ereat+asdfdgg-asfeefe-eafdgahty+atataeaattrat) The problem is the symbol for underbrace ...
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Compressed file with a header containing all files within it, at the beginning of the file

I have noticed that most files resulting from a compression / archive process do not have a list of the files contained at the beginning of the resulting file, but rather at the end of it. For ...
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Programs scaling small on high resolution display

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire S7-392. It has a 2560x1440 resolution display, and is running Windows 8.1 When I run programs, they do not increase their size in order to account for the small ...
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Difference between Local Policy and Registry Key

I would like to understand the difference between this registry key, MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\MaximumPasswordAge=4,30 and the local computer policy settings via ...
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Install a CD-ROM driver on MS-DOS

I have an old MS-DOS computer that I am experimenting with. The computer has an AMD 80386 processor, 1664 KB of RAM, a 50 MB hard drive, and two floppy disk drives: one 3 1/2 inch, the other 5 1/4 ...
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SMART User Capacity and fdisk -l size value differ. Why? Security issue?

I'm just wondering why the size of my drive that smartctl ("User Capacity") shows differ from the value that fdisk -l, dmesg, hdparm shows and differ from the drive specification values from the data ...
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Externally Control Application (Interface)

There is an application that I use as a mixer. It has a gui which looks like a mixer- some knobs and some faders, etc. If you don't know what I mean here is an example: A consistent issue I face is ...
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Windows Firewall fails to launch, error 5 - like KB943996, but fix not working

Environment Windows 7 Professional SP1 PL, domain-joined. Problem Since 2014-06-12, several of our computers (but definitely not all, not yet at least) embraced a problem with printer sharing, ...
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disable Chrome omnibox search on space key

My Chrome omnibox toggles the search on both TAB and Space key. this is really annoying. Is there any way I can tell Chrome to search only on TAB?
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Force text/background color in drop-down menu in Firefox

I have following code in my userContent.css, which forces all textareas and input fields to be black on white: input, textarea { color:#000 !important; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255) ...

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