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Been writing code since 1984 when I created mailing labels from a custom-built multiuser manufacturing system using Business Basic on a Quantel (Mohawk Data Sciences) 7-bit system with removable disk packs. (ever been around a chain printer when the chain comes off?)

Busy learning C#, installers and deployment idiosyncracies now.


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comment How can I prevent Windows Update from crashing my computer?
'on forever' is probably not a good idea with Windows.
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comment How information is stored?
>> if a single address (within memory/disk) is always pointing a single byte... Depends on the data type. Single bytes are addressable - think CHAR type, but pointers on a 32-bit system are 4 bytes, and so on. So yes it can happen but "it depends" when you're talking about a specific address (the address belongs to something in a program presumably).
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comment How can I convert SAS data files into something simple like CSV data?
SAS is an integrated programming/data management tool. Unless specifically done otherwise, the code & data are stored in the same file/type.
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comment How do straight quotes become curved quotes when copying from a web page to a text editor?
I don't have NetBeans installed here, but a little googling found this: Tools -> Options -> Editing -> Editor Settings -> Java Editor -> Pair Character Completion. I'm not sure if the setting can be applied to the editor generally or is language-specific.
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revised How do straight quotes become curved quotes when copying from a web page to a text editor?
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comment How do straight quotes become curved quotes when copying from a web page to a text editor?
@wfaulk - yah, you're right.
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