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seen Jul 3 at 18:05

I used to think I was a pretty good programmer, until I started using stackoverflow and saw what real professionalism is.


Jun
27
comment How can I activate or deactivate the CTRL at all times?
Er, you do know that you can just hold down the ctrl key - you don't have to keep pressing it?
Jun
25
comment How to type ñ on my debian system?
In my Keyboard dialog, there is a Layout Settings link at the bottom left. Does your dialog have that?
Jun
22
comment Is there a command line tool for laTex in windows?
Do you mean you want the equation displayed in a Linux terminal prompt -- where you normally see the contents of $PS1?
Jun
21
comment Which Python format should I download?
@noloader - Well, what can I say? Life isn't simple. Computer programming certainly isn't simple. I don't like having to learn about business and finance, but I accept that I need to know a little about these topics to avoid being ripped off. Wanting things to just work, without having to understand anything about them, is not a viable approach to life in general.
Jun
21
comment Which Python format should I download?
(By the way, my initial question was not rhetorical. If there are things broken in 3.x, I do want to know about them; I use 3.x by preference, only using 2.x when I need a library that hasn't migrated.)
Jun
21
comment Which Python format should I download?
When dealing with someone new to Python, I think it's best to make it clear that the 3.x transition was not a case of breaking things, but rather a case of cleaning up the language and removing various ugly warts that had accumulated in 2.x. Granted that the transition has been difficult and met much resistance, but it doesn't serve new Python users to give them the impression that 3.x is broken.
Jun
21
comment Which Python format should I download?
Can you specify things that are clearly broken in 3.x, as opposed to redesigned and improved in a way that is not backwards-compatible?
Jun
19
awarded  Informed
Jun
19
comment running sac2xy returns sac2xy: cannot execute binary file on osx 10.9
Hmm, then I don't know. It should work. I recommend you start a new question. Focus on sac2xy and why you can't run it from the command line. Give the output of ls -l and file. Ask it on the Unix/Linux site. Good luck.
Jun
19
comment running sac2xy returns sac2xy: cannot execute binary file on osx 10.9
Thank you. From the command line, try ./sac2xy. In the program, likewise insert ./ before sac2xy. The program is in the current directory, and is executable, but the current directory is not in $PATH.
Jun
19
comment running sac2xy returns sac2xy: cannot execute binary file on osx 10.9
If you don't give responsive answers, I can't solve your problem. Please say what you get from ls -l sac2xy (forgot -l above) and file sac2xy.
Jun
19
comment running sac2xy returns sac2xy: cannot execute binary file on osx 10.9
Are you able to run it from the command line? Is it executable? What do you get from ls sac2xy?
Jun
19
comment Round Up Date - Require Complete Year
Try adding ,0 before the final parenthesis. As I said, I don't have Excel on this machine; I expected that you could do the fine-tuning on your own.
Jun
19
answered Round Up Date - Require Complete Year
Jun
18
comment running sac2xy returns sac2xy: cannot execute binary file on osx 10.9
Do you mean you have a data file named sac2xy, which prevents path search from finding the executable of the same name?
Jun
18
answered running sac2xy returns sac2xy: cannot execute binary file on osx 10.9
Jun
16
awarded  Critic
Jun
16
comment Force output buffer flush in running program
I would think the buffer itself would only contain the text to be written to the file, no? Isn't that what a buffer is?
Jun
16
comment How to solve kernel panic issue
D'oh! I didn't notice @MariusMatutiae had already mentioned using a live distro. It means something like a LiveCD, a rescue disk. Something you can boot when the OS on your hard drive won't boot.
Jun
16
awarded  Yearling