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Apr
24
comment How do video players recognize video files
Generally at the front of the video file, there is information that tells the video player what format the video is in. If the video player recognizes the format, it will play it; otherwise it will not play it.
Mar
30
comment Java decompiling to Eclipse then recompiling
1. do you know how to unzip a file? If you are on Windows, you can download 7zip 2. do you know Java? 3. do you know how to create a project in Eclipse? If you answer "no" to (2) and (3), I think you should seek out a very basic introduction to both.
Mar
20
comment In Emacs on my Mac, how can `Compile Command` see PATH set in ~/.bashrc?
Well bash won't normally read your .bashrc and other init files unless you use the login switch (eg,bash -l)
Jan
29
comment incorrect IF formula evaluation
= is for numerical/cell comparison. You need to use EXACT(SELL_INVESTMENT, "YES") instead.
Jan
24
comment FreeBASIC on linux
Well, I definitely would not recommend bash, tcsh, or perl as first programming languages.
Jan
10
comment Search which man sections contain a given entry
@patrickvacek, have to create the whatis database first with makewhatis -w (on Cygwin, it is in /usr/sbin).
Jan
10
comment how do you monitor the progress of a command line program?
If you are piping STDIN/STDOUT anyway, why not just pipe them to a file directly? And then use (for example on Linux) tail -f file1 -f file2 -f file 3 to track all 3 files on the same window. There is also a Unix package (supposedly runs on Cygwin as well) called multitail which divides the window up for each log. Or you can write a program that collects and process your logs.
Jan
4
comment iterating bash script for cycle in a file
why don't you just change your java program to accept ARGUMENTS instead! Then you don't have to do this hack! In your script, just write out n to a file and the next time you run, you cat the file into a variable, add 1 to the value and write it back to the file. Then run the java program passing in an argument.
Dec
7
comment Excel counta function fixed reach
@Kevin Panko, he means instead of Paste (eg, Ctrl-v), do a right-click to bring up the menu and select "Paste As Special" and select "Value". This will paste the value but not the formula therefore will not update if you make changes to cells IX7:JB7. If that's not what you want, there is no easy way besides changing your formula in cell IW7 to =10-COUNTA($IX7:$JB7)*2. Then you can copy and paste freely.
Nov
6
comment all USB “randomly” disconnect and reconnect
I was thinking it was a power problem as well. Especially if USB 2.0.
Oct
6
comment Automatically rename worksheet based on filename
@nixda because you can create in memory or open a valid Excel workbook even if it does not have the appropriate extension.
Oct
5
comment Automatically rename worksheet based on filename
I would test if Count > 0. If not, then use ThisWorkbook.Name.
Oct
5
comment Diff to actually totally ignore whitespace
How the heck in any programming language is "barspaz" the same as "bar spaz"? Very strange.
Sep
16
comment File with illegal character in name
Do you try moving it in OS X and Ubuntu by surrounding the name with single quotes?
Sep
12
comment What is wrong with this attempt to crop an image with ImageMagick's convert utility?
my comment was for your original convert command which tells convert to resize to 320x480.
Sep
12
comment What is wrong with this attempt to crop an image with ImageMagick's convert utility?
If your original is 1600x1200 (aspect ratio 1.33), how do you expect it to resize it to 320x480 (aspect ratio 0.67)?
Jul
12
comment Home Backup Solutions
@Darth Android, it might be a close option but describing "your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve" can potentially become a quickly obsoleted question with an obsolete answer because the specifics can refer to technology that becomes quickly obsolete. This is all gray and subjective. I don't know the consensus philosophy of the admins here but my own thought is instead of looking for any excuse to close/delete a question, maybe find an reasonable excuse not to. If one can't be found, then close/delete.
Jul
12
comment Home Backup Solutions
@Darth Android, I would love to know which stackexchange site does not allow "product recommendations". The two big math sites accept book recommendations, stackoverflow accepts library/tool recommendations, and there are plenty of questions in superuser asking for software solutions. What exactly are you trying to enforce?
May
29
comment Any ideas for graphing data with 6 million rows?
@SwimBikeRun, yes momobo has the right idea: take a random sample. I updated my answer.
Mar
5
comment Is it safe to use a 10-Port USB Hub in a laptop?
I agree. With 10 ports, I rather have it externally powered than worry about current requirements.