Johannes Schaub - litb

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Dec
25
comment Does running the 'find' command fork a new process?
+1 for the only answer so far that does not make the mistake of ignoring aliases or functions.
Aug
23
awarded  Tumbleweed
Apr
1
awarded  Quorum
Jan
22
comment How do I get a similar awesome bar (from Firefox) in Chrome?
That's annoying me to death. I really like firefox' address bar, and I really hate chrome ones :( You need to wait several seconds until the address dropdown box shows some history URLs.
Dec
14
comment When someone says “in your path,” what does this mean exactly?
+1 for the new (unregistered?) superuser user! Hope the transition will go fine.
Sep
13
comment Shy away flies on screen
@Pekka I imagine that's really scary.
Sep
13
comment Shy away flies on screen
How is it not a real question? It's definitely not rethorical.
Sep
13
comment Shy away flies on screen
Hey, maybe I need to switch from debian to Suse linux? HAHAHA
Sep
13
comment Shy away flies on screen
@Rook FWIW, I upvoted your insightful answer. I'm all too eager to try and see though. I wonder whether there have been any research into whether flies would be distracted by it? I mean, if my room's light is on, flies get onto my window on the outside. And if i switch off the light, i thought they would fly away because the window is now dark. Doesn't it work like that? I always try and wait some minutes after i switch off light and before opening windows to wait for them to fly away and don't get into -.-
Sep
13
comment Shy away flies on screen
I was thinking of some light impulse or something that would irritate the fly. Are they really not looking down? What if we flash the entire screen for a very short period that even the human won't notice. Does it not reflect on the flies' wings and somehow get it mad?
Sep
13
comment Shy away flies on screen
BTW it happens at work. Our rooms are clean.
Sep
13
asked Shy away flies on screen
Aug
30
awarded  Supporter
Aug
29
awarded  Commentator
Aug
29
comment Want to have two screens side-by-side
Hmm, 1280x1024 seems to be the most common for 19". What do you think about that?
Aug
29
comment Want to have two screens side-by-side
It seems that 19" screens aren't produced anymore, and that the 21" are replacing them. Yet I think many people still like them for use with computers. I also want to use 19". I will look around to see whether I find something good. I think just getting 1920x1080 for the sake of having Full-HD is kinda silly. How common is 1680x1050 though? I worry about not finding many wallpapers for it.
Aug
29
asked Want to have two screens side-by-side
Jul
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awarded  Teacher
Jan
17
awarded  Student
Oct
3
comment Memory eating programs lock up the system
However i wonder why my system gets stuck even with -m. I thought that if the physical memory is limited for process (its working set), then other applications won't be swapped out and are still responsive. But the system locks down anyway. Why is this? If nothing else helps, i will use virtual memory though, even though that includes many things that don't participate in bringing the machine down (i.e memory mapped files etc..)