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I'm a graduate student in physics doing research in high-energy particle physics. I also have a hobby interest in computer programming.

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Apr
27
revised What should a person know before assembling their first computer?
reword the question (and as a one-time bump)
Apr
27
comment Finding out why/how a folder is being created
@goedson: good idea, although the problem hasn't reoccurred since last summer so I suspect I wouldn't find anything now. I'll try it anyway and see if anything pops up.
Apr
25
asked What should a person know before assembling their first computer?
Apr
18
comment Shutting down your computer, and bringing it back up
This might be related: superuser.com/questions/179242
Mar
31
comment 3D phase diagram
It's really not physics related at all (the chart could be any other 3D graphic and the question would be the same). If we had a computergraphics.SE, it would be a perfect fit there, but for now the best place for it is Super User.
Mar
9
awarded  linux
Mar
3
accepted How can I evaluate the processing power of a GPU relative to a CPU?
Mar
3
comment How can I evaluate the processing power of a GPU relative to a CPU?
Sorry, I somehow missed your answer at first. The tip about using GPU datasheets was basically what I was wondering about, thanks!
Feb
3
asked How can I evaluate the processing power of a GPU relative to a CPU?
Dec
28
comment Unconvert Text File from Binary Format
It might help to post short.txt somewhere online and link to it so we have a sample to work with. It sounds like some sort of text encoding change (ASCII to UCS-2? just a wild guess) but I couldn't really say for sure without seeing a bit of the data.
Dec
11
awarded  Quorum
Dec
2
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
21
comment Finding out why/how a folder is being created
I presume you meant the parent of the mysteriously appearing folder, rather than "Desktop"? (I used "desktop" in the question to refer to my computer, not to the Desktop folder) Anyway, the folder actually hasn't shown up in a while but if it does I'll definitely try this. Thanks!
Oct
7
answered Tool for selecting window by searching in X11?
Oct
7
comment What is the best way to manage a very large music library under Linux?
webapps.stackexchange.com would probably be the place to ask about a web app for that (if someone else hasn't already).
Oct
4
comment Looking for a program which uses LZW compression
Ah, sorry, I wasn't paying quite enough attention when I read your question.
Oct
4
comment Looking for a program which uses LZW compression
Have you looked at the Wikipedia article?
Sep
27
comment How to make all files non-executable recursively using find without affecting directories?
@Ignacio: Everything has a filesystem path, sure, but you can't always say that everything is actually a file. Some people do, but others use "file" in the sense of a regular file, i.e. something that would be matched by the -type f predicate to find. To me, the wording of this question strongly suggested the latter meaning.
Sep
26
comment How to make all files non-executable recursively using find without affecting directories?
@Ignacio: Yes, but the question was about files, not all those other non-file things.
Sep
26
comment How to make all files non-executable recursively using find without affecting directories?
Out of curiosity, what exactly doesn't your current command do properly? The -type f predicate already selects all files (or equivalently, all non-directory files, since anything that is a file cannot also be a directory).