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Jul
28
comment Why does 1366x768 resolution exist?
Before asking this question, did you do the math to consider that 683:384 is ~16.008:9, so not such a "wild" break after all? Certainly not nearly as much so as 1280x800's 16:10.
Jul
28
comment Why does 1366x768 resolution exist?
It also makes it easy to pillarbox 4:3 applications designed to run well at 1024x768.
Jun
16
comment Get rid of all ##### errors at once in excel
Alt H, O, I is the new access key for this... it seems a bit slower though as for me it takes a few seconds for office to draw the shortcut keys (which it doesn't bother with for the old keys).
May
21
comment Is typing %^ into cmd.exe a Windows easter egg?
@AlecTeal Yes, but to do that I have to keep putting ^ at the end of each line. If I type something (with no ^) to the first More? prompt, it executes immediately, but if I just enter, it prompts More? again. EDIT: I've done some further testing with echo which reveals that entering a blank line at the More? prompt puts a literal CR/LF in the command line. Don't know why I didn't run into that yesterday.
May
20
comment How can I use the output of ls/grep as input for pdfunite
There's no guarantee that this executes pdfunite only once
May
20
comment Is typing %^ into cmd.exe a Windows easter egg?
Why does it prompt More? a second time if you don't put anything in response to the first one?
May
11
comment How to find Mac Code from serial number of Lenovo G50-70 I3
@vnodkumar1987 The ISP likely only has the MAC address of the user's router - i.e. the device that they actually use to connect to the ISP's network.
May
9
comment When do I need a pure sine wave UPS?
Speaking of monitors, I wouldn't power a CRT off of it either. Probably best to be careful about monitors in general.
Apr
30
comment ls and date showing different file dates
What is the value of the $TZ variable? What do date +%s and stat foo output?
Apr
27
comment Car charger for a laptop
@CharlieRB I was pointing out the low odds that one exists. I couldn't find one.
Apr
27
comment Car charger for a laptop
Note that OP's AC adapter is for 7.7 A / 150 W - significantly more power than either of the ones you found can deliver. If he plugs his laptop into either of those (assuming they have the same plug, voltage, and polarity), there may be bad consequences.
Apr
10
comment Why is HDMI->DVI image sharper than VGA?
"...and DVI supports Electronic Display Identification (EDID)" so does VGA. I couldn't find out whether there is a field in EDID which actually identifies the display type though; do you have this information?
Mar
6
comment Vim: changing tabs to spaces
%s/\t/(eight spaces)/g. You should not have tabs in python code.
Mar
6
comment Vim: changing tabs to spaces
The code is definitely tabstop=8, I can select the single tabs on the 8-space indents. And python in mixed indent mode treats tabs as eight spaces. I don't know how your vim configuration was working to show it before.
Mar
6
comment Vim: changing tabs to spaces
It looks like your first indent was four spaces, and your second indent was a tab, with the code being written for a tabstop of 8. Vim is either displaying or expanding with the assumption that tabstop=4. Do you have the original source from before you edited the files with the bad vim settings?
Mar
3
comment Windows vs Linux Local Time?
@MagomedSegaIsmailov Does Mac OS run on any systems that use BIOS RTC? I'd have assumed that EFI provided some sanity.
Mar
2
comment Windows vs Linux Local Time?
Do you have any information about "it wasn't really a supported configuration and there were a number of caveats."?
Feb
27
comment Replace Front USB Ports in a 2003 Alienware Case
It's just a circuit board, with straight connections between the ports and the header. Most likely used because using standard PCB-mount ports is easier/cheaper than designing a new part to allow the ports to be mounted directly to the case as in @gronostaj's example. There are no chips or logic, so you wouldn't call it a hub or a controller.
Feb
27
comment Replace Front USB Ports in a 2003 Alienware Case
"I'm not sure if these would be more properly called hubs or controllers." These are just ports, not a hub or a controller. The cable goes to a header on the motherboard's USB controller.
Feb
19
comment What are the license(s) of the Linux man pages?
No, socket, connect, bind, send, recv, select, are all system calls and documented as part of the kernel. Glibc contains simple wrappers to allow them to be called from C programs, but the real implementation of the functions is in the kernel, and documented as part of the kernel documentation.