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Apr
26
reviewed No Action Needed Handbrake Crunches Out 4Kb File
Apr
26
reviewed No Action Needed How do I uninstall Java6 from Mac OS X
Apr
26
reviewed Approve Send email with shortcut
Apr
26
reviewed Reviewed noscript, how to allow script on one domain only?
Apr
23
comment Boot order on Macbook
There is also a command line tool: jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/article.html?id=58
Apr
23
answered Boot order on Macbook
Apr
19
awarded  Custodian
Apr
19
reviewed Reject How to capture the remote [ rsh/rcp ] login events and information using syslog.conf
Apr
19
reviewed Approve Laptop mysteriously goes blank
Apr
19
reviewed No Action Needed How to compare non-similar words (excel formula)
Apr
13
revised Windows 7 calculator and numeric keypad not functioning properly
edited tags
Apr
10
revised Why do computers count from zero?
Some additional notes (clarification and links to Dijkstra's paper)
Apr
10
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
8
comment Trying to kill processes by name, but remains one..why?
This does not answer the question. The process that the OP believes it's remaining is not mysql but the grep mysql.
Apr
6
awarded  Guru
Apr
5
comment Why do computers count from zero?
@DavidSchwartz Let's take an old language as C. If allocate memory you get an address where the memory starts. If a compiler sees something like v[n] it has to compute the address of the expression. If the indexes start a 0 the computation is v+x*size. If at 1 the computation is v+(x-1)*size. E.g., v[1] will correspond to v + (1-1)*size that is v.
Apr
5
awarded  Mortarboard
Apr
5
comment Why do computers count from zero?
@DavidSchwartz The answer is not incorrect. When the first languages where developed throwing away memory was even worse than doing an additional computation at each access. I am not claiming that this is the only way to compute an address but I am claiming that this was the reason why addressing start at 0.
Apr
5
comment Why do computers count from zero?
@DavidSchwartz Of course but in this case the zeroth element will not be addressable. If your array begins at 1 you will never use the zeroth element.
Apr
5
awarded  Good Answer