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Nov
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comment PuTTY or OTHER - Keep executing command even after exiting PuTTY
For those who are new to nohup, it's basically "no hangup" - with nohup, the hangup (HUP) signal is ignored.
Jan
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comment Is the transistor count in hardware actual count?
Horsepower is a well-defined unit of measurement and doesn't even try to imply that there are horses under the hood. Both horsepower and transistor count are quantifiable, measurable units. A car that says it produces 300 HP really does, otherwise the manufacturer could be in trouble. Same thing with transistor count. CPUs and GPUs are built by assembling and integrating blocks of functionality that are well-defined. The design tools know exactly how many transistors (and gates) each block uses.
Oct
27
comment Software to backup data and files on a Windows computer
I was a fan of Acronis True Image until some time (maybe 2009?) I installed it on a new computer, and during the initial backup, it actually modified the disk being backed up (going to an external USB) & destroyed a lot of data. Acronis eventually confirmed the problem & sent an update. Too late, the damage was done. Never again.
Oct
13
comment Is BCCing e-mails guaranteed to be reliable?
I've had BCCed recipients hit "Reply All" in their mail program This has never happened to me, but I've seen it happen numerous times. Your advice (don't Bcc, but forward after sending) is exactly what I do too. I hate to sound like an arrogant jerk, but sometimes you have to protect people from themselves.
Oct
13
answered Vim: How do you efficiently search for text?
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comment Windows equivalent of the Linux command 'touch'?
Ack! Zip file inaccessible (something about brinkster22.com needing to be the referring site). Jon, can you update this?
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Jul
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answered Migrate from Outlook 2007 (Vista) to Entourage 2008 (Mac / Snow Leopard)
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comment Migrate from Outlook 2007 (Vista) to Entourage 2008 (Mac / Snow Leopard)
Zuhaib - thanks for answering -- actually, it wasn't for me (Gmail / web interface all the way for me....) - it was for a colleague who moved to the Mac & has been using Outlook for at least 10 years. I've never been a fan of the MS email programs, but all the companies I consult for seem to use Outlook (also for meetings, etc...)
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accepted Migrate from Outlook 2007 (Vista) to Entourage 2008 (Mac / Snow Leopard)
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asked Migrate from Outlook 2007 (Vista) to Entourage 2008 (Mac / Snow Leopard)
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Jan
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answered Recommended gigabit 802.11n routers that work with DD-WRT