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Apr
23
comment Refresh Excel document without opening it
Not an answer, but: It looks like you are really hitting Excel's limitations. Maybe you need to write (have written) a "real" program, instead of doing everything inside Excel? The code which Excel runs (VB probably?) could be extracted into a separate program.
Mar
19
comment 'less' command clearing screen upon exit - how to switch it off?
@K3---rnc: Scrolling with the keys definitely works on Debian. Can't say about the mouse wheel. Just ask a question :-).
Mar
19
comment 'less' command clearing screen upon exit - how to switch it off?
@K3---rnc: Hm, that's weird. I use less -X on multiple computers, and scrolling still works. Consider asking this as a separate question.
Feb
28
comment Looking for a Linux or Windows command line .WAV file checker
I took the liberty of adding a quote from the docs. It looks like this tool might answer the question.
Feb
5
comment Editing a .jar with `vim`
@Sathya: Thanks, I just got the message :-).
Jan
29
comment Java error with kodak app
We'll need some more information: What software exactly is this (can you give a link)? Is the problem reproducible, or intermittent? It it is reproducible, how exactly? Is the error message always the same?
Jan
28
comment How to wipe free disk space in Linux?
The question of whether multiple wipes are necessary is answered here: Why is writing zeros (or random data) over a hard drive multiple times better than just doing it once?
Jan
28
comment How do I queue multiple files for copying on a Mac?
Hi, and welcome to superuser.com. You post reads more like a discussion than like an answer. Please not that this is not a discussion forum, and try to answer the question asked. Thank you! Maybe you could edit your answer to make it more on-topic.
Jan
27
comment 56K USB external fax modem
Related: What (traditional) modems work with Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows 7 64-bit?
Jan
23
comment Windows 7 safe mode pretends it's Windows XP?
@MDMarra: Nitpicking: You can install and multi-boot multiple Windows installations from the same partition (it's probably not officially supported, though). So only having one volume does not mean it's not a multi-boot system. Plus, each installation might be set up to only see its own partition.
Jan
7
comment How to expand unused space on usb key
@davidgo: Thanks for the hint. I incorporated it into my answer.
Jan
2
comment Installing legal older versions of Windows XP
While interesting, this does not answer the question. The question was "How do I get a license", and this is about "how do I handle activation".
Jan
2
comment Installing legal older versions of Windows XP
The testing images have been updated, and are now available for Hyper-V, Virtual PC, VirtualBox and VMWare. See modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools . They are still time-limited - however, you can just roll back to an old state using the VM tools to use them forever.
Nov
13
comment Why is there no /usr/bin/ in windows? Would it be dangerous to the entire Program Files to the path?
How is that relevant to the question? This is the limit for a single file path - no matter whether in the PATH variable or not.
Nov
13
comment Why is there no /usr/bin/ in windows? Would it be dangerous to the entire Program Files to the path?
Note that the search box in the start menu (which allows you to find a program by typing its name) was introduced in Windows Vista, so this feature is not new in Windows 8.
Nov
13
comment How to quickly insert large amounts of days into MySQL?
Note that 4000 records is not a "large amount of data". Even a modest database with a slow loading mechanism should be able to load that in a matter of seconds.
Nov
2
comment Do text files store their encoding method for later decoding?
@Tim: Most text viewers use a heuristic to check whether something is a text file. If the file has many non-printable characters, many viewers and editors will warn (e.g. less and grep on Unix/Linux do this).
Oct
29
comment When should Fax be used instead of Email?
Note that in many countries most (if not all) telephone conversations are actually digitized and sent over the internet. So the difference may be minor.
Oct
22
comment How are sites like Pinterest able to hold all those pictures?
@Richie: That's one reason you use SANs - you no longer need a controller for "so many drives", you only need an interface card to talk to the SAN, and the server need not care how many drives the SAN contains. Of course, there may still be a maximum partition size in the OS, but that is typically very high.
Oct
15
comment Is there an accounting or ERP package that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac?
I don't think that counts as a "specific business reason" :-).