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Apr
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comment Is there a simpler form of find . -name “*substring_of_filename*” on Mac OS X and Linux?
If anyone ports these to their shell of choice, feel free to edit this post and add your version.
Apr
24
answered Is there a simpler form of find . -name “*substring_of_filename*” on Mac OS X and Linux?
Jan
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revised What are the technical reasons for the gradual degrade in performance of computers over time
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
16
comment Some keys on my keyboard not working
In this specific case my gut feeling is simply that the keyboard is at fault. Laptop keyboard PCBs and ribbon cables are flimsy and a single broken wire could eradicate a whole swath of scan codes which could be mapped seemingly randomly across the keyboard. Regardless--having already eliminated stuck shifts, software settings and establishing that the behavior is consistent, I fail to see the fault in a line of reasoning that implicates hardware fault (be it keyboard controller or keyboard, a fine distinction at this stage because the only constructive action is to throw a keyboard at it).
Jul
16
comment Can I disable USB Ports outside of the BIOS?
@grawity - at one work site someone did this with Ethernet ports on the wall. Unfortunately it was a K-12 art classroom and they let the kids have hot glue guns...
Jul
16
comment Some keys on my keyboard not working
@missingfaktor - this keyboard is roughly $30 on a popular auction website. Keep this in mind when talking to any technician who may be interested in selling you a service.
Jul
16
revised Some keys on my keyboard not working
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Jul
16
comment Some keys on my keyboard not working
@Garrett - re-read the grammatical mechanics I employed... If it works in a different OS, my answer is out the window. :)
Jul
16
comment Some keys on my keyboard not working
@Garrett--sorry, thought you were the OP. Please interpret my response as if I didn't make that mistake.
Jul
16
comment Some keys on my keyboard not working
My conclusion is based on assumptions that you didn't satisfy when you composed the question--my "conclusion" is more of a "flowchart to what I believe is the answer". For example--did you try your keyboard in another OS (or in the BIOS) yet? :)
Jul
16
answered What advantages do micro SD cards have over USB flash drives?
Jul
16
comment What advantages do micro SD cards have over USB flash drives?
Unfortunately I don't believe this is terribly common.
Jul
16
answered Some keys on my keyboard not working
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revised Insert text with vi editor
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May
9
comment Insert text with vi editor
This is a good reference later on.
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May
9
answered Insert text with vi editor
May
8
comment Remap Ctrl-A in GNU Screen
Do you have an extra caret on the end of that? Should be escape ^Jj, not escape ^Jj^.