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Nov
1
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
4) Power-failure: should we assume a small UPS?
Oct
17
comment Is “ps -u” Really a Bad Syntax?
I'd always wondered that...
Jun
5
comment Why are special characters such as “carriage return” represented as “^M”?
I always wondered what that thing was called...
May
7
comment Extract 7z files with standard linux tools?
p7zip is available in macports, as a binary. Just: sudo port install p7zip
Apr
12
comment What's an efficient way to change my 200+ account passwords?
^ @slhck I suggest they discuss it in a special room for IT Security or suchlike, to avoid overwhelming the regular room. Can you post a link to suitable room?
Apr
1
comment Skype - Is there a keyboard shortcut to answer a call?
Neat. And to Call? Video Call? IM?
Mar
9
comment Getting PATH right for python after MacPorts install
These days it looks like: $ port notes python27 sudo port select --set python python27
Jan
18
comment Massively messed up python installation stopping Yum from running in Redhat
Sometimes delete and reinstall is fastest.
Dec
14
comment How can I find files that are bigger/smaller than x bytes?
This is a legitimate documentation bug - the only use case you would generally want for find is +n or -n ; never an exact size. OP can you raise a documentation bug?
Feb
21
comment Unable to migrate data from Palm Desktop 4 to Blackberry Desktop Manager
Have you considered accepting an answer?
Oct
21
comment Are Noise-Canceling headphones effective?
@Paperflyer, Xavierjazz's comment is good-enough for 99% of people who aren't into DSP, and just want to Suppress That Noise.
Feb
18
comment StarOffice vs OpenOffice/(NeoOffice) vs MS-Office options across Mac + Windows, in Feb 2011
@techie007, read my question properly: line 1 states 'fastest cheapest no-headache solution to Office-2003 compatibility'.<br> 'cheapest' and 'Office-2003 compatibility' certainly have objective answers. As to crash stability, I asked users for data. As to performance, speed, memory usage, coldstart time, there are reasonably objective metrics to those too.<br> And no, I did not have all the answers, since I did not have the stability or performance data, which was what I was trying to poll the audience for.<br> You might have simply left it open long enough for stability and performance data.
Feb
17
comment StarOffice vs OpenOffice/(NeoOffice) vs MS-Office options across Mac + Windows, in Feb 2011
Does OpenOffice on Windows still crash as often as my historical experience suggests? (Please state whether XP/Vista/Win7 and your SP number?)
Feb
17
comment StarOffice vs OpenOffice/(NeoOffice) vs MS-Office options across Mac + Windows, in Feb 2011
(I am not yet allowed create a tag 'staroffice'. Perhaps one of you could, and tag it?
Dec
5
comment Started getting duplicate emails again in Thunderbird 3.x
Yes, I said: 'FYI I access Hotmail via POP'