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comment Shortcut with property type=file folder
@galalaga On modern Windows OSes, you can use the robocopy command with the /sl option ("copy symbolic links versus the target").
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awarded  Nice Question
May
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answered Shortcut with property type=file folder
May
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comment Head on very large files
Ah, that would explain the empty files (or parts of files) - that must be what was skipped due to read errors...
May
18
comment Head on very large files
FYI: ddrescue is heavily recommended for failing drives, since it intelligently seeks around failed reads to recover as much as possible. You would have avoided this manual comparison entirely. (Note: ddrescue is in the gddrescue package on Debian/Ubuntu systems. The older dd_rescue script is in the ddrescue package.)
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reviewed Reviewed Why do PCs still require a CMOS battery?
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comment Can I modify a mouse hardware so a single click is always a double click?
@key2starz Unfortunately, the G602 does not support double-clicks, though it's unclear if that's an actual firmware limitation or if Logitech just disabled it. Though if the G502 works for you, great! If not - you can look into other programmable mice. You can self-answer your question.
May
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comment What happens to TCP connections when I remove the ethernet cable?
@Luaan IIRC one of the bigger reasons for keep-alives is NAT (and firewalls and anything else with idle detection). If you don't send anything for a while, one of the networking devices between you and the remote host, most often a NAT router these days, will assume the connection no longer exists and simply close the port. The next time you try to use it? Boom.
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comment Can I safely connect the power-only-end of a USB-Y cable to an other power source?
@MFarooqi The most robust solution is to purchase a good powered USB hub. Those typically come with their own power adapters that plug into a wall socket, and can support far more power-hungry devices than an unpowered hub. It's actually surprisingly hard to safely modify an existing unpowered hub to take external power, since you definitely don't want to accidentally feed power back into the host and fry it.
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comment Can I modify a mouse hardware so a single click is always a double click?
Some mice have programmable firmware, which is a much easier option. For example, the Logitech G602 I use should work. You'll need a direct connection to program it, but once that's done it should work without software support. I'll check if it can do middle button double click in firmware mode when I get home.
May
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comment How can I programmatically get a list of open tabs from Firefox?
Also, I would be interested in seeing such a tool if you ever release it - I tend to have hundreds of tabs open :P
May
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answered How can I programmatically get a list of open tabs from Firefox?
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comment What diagnostics are available for a General Protection Fault from an old Windows program?
Without access to the original source code, you're basically reverse-engineering it. Unless you have a lot of time, you're out of luck - a high-level operation like joining two tables could easily be thousands of assembly instructions. You'd be better off restoring from backup and/or contacting the original author.
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revised Does the JPEG file format support RGB data?
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comment Does the JPEG file format support RGB data?
@AlexMazzariol Quite apart from OpenGL: some things (CPUs, programs, protocols, specs) use little-endian, some use big-endian. It just happens that the Device Independent Bitmap format uses little-endian, and is the typical in-memory representation of uncompressed image data is normally a DIB. This was actually before OpenGL 1.0 was released - while the two may be related, OpenGL is probably not the cause.
Apr
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answered Does the JPEG file format support RGB data?
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comment How to limit a process to a single CPU core?
@JoelCoehoorn > Thread affinity forces a thread to run on a specific subset of processors. - you seem to be referring to what that article says is a thread ideal processor.
Apr
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revised How do I get Windows to re-attach a USB device without having to plug it in again?
The Windows version doesn't really matter; this Q and its As also apply to XP and 8.
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