Monthly Archives: June 2010

On the back of a computer, what does a long bar with 3 short bars under it mean?

(You): On the back of a computer, what does a long bar with 3 short bars under it mean? (Peter): im gonna say polarity ———————- (George): Probably wifi antenna? More details please [Vark assigned category: computers, more details]

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What’s the caffiene-free equivalent of Coke Zero? And the caffiene-free Pepsi equivalent?

(You): What’s the caffiene-free equivalent of Coke Zero? And the caffiene-free Pepsi equivalent? (Kayla): I’m not sure they have a caffeine free equivalent (You): they MUST!!! they must they must they must!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well, I guess I’ll just keep keep … Continue reading

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When I attach a USB drive to my Intel Mac (running OS X), it recognizes the drive in a couple of minutes. Is there anyway I can speed up this process, or at least see what process it’s using to mount the drive?

(You): When I attach a USB drive to my Intel Mac (running OS X), it recognizes the drive in a couple of minutes. Is there anyway I can speed up this process, or at least see what process it’s using … Continue reading

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Using egrep, how do I find lines start with a tab? “egrep ‘^t'” doesn’t seem to work and “egrep ‘[[:space:]]'” is too broad.

(You): Using egrep, how do I find lines start with a tab? “egrep ‘^t’” doesn’t seem to work and “egrep ‘[[:space:]]’” is too broad. (Adam): “egrep ‘^t’” should work. Are you sure you’re dealing with tabs and not multiple spaces? … Continue reading

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Where can I download the daily closing value of USDCAD and USDJPY (exchange rates) at the end of the day? Yahoo shows USDCAD

(You): Where can I download the daily closing value of USDCAD and USDJPY (exchange rates) at the end of the day? Yahoo shows USDCAD=X as a “stock”, but has no downloadable data for it. (Vipul): try xe.com ———————- (Wh): try … Continue reading

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If I’m using Skype w/ Mac OS X, what’s the cheapest way to get a “telephone” (not earpiece) that works w/ it? Like one of those old style 1980s telephone handsets?

(You): If I’m using Skype w/ Mac OS X, what’s the cheapest way to get a “telephone” (not earpiece) that works w/ it? Like one of those old style 1980s telephone handsets? (Kazuna): Ummm….well…you’re working with a mic input and … Continue reading

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In Unix, how can I tell if I’m inside of a ‘typescript’ command?

(You): In Unix, how can I tell if I’m inside of a ‘typescript’ command? (Daniele): dani@gilean:~$ echo $PPID 2815 dani@gilean:~$ ps |grep $PPID 2815 ttys000 0:00.02 script (Daniele): Uhm, i don’t know if PPID variabile is a UNIX standard or … Continue reading

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On an Intel Macintosh, what’s the best way to convert 200+ large AVI files into much smaller mp4 files?

(You): On an Intel Macintosh, what’s the best way to convert 200+ large AVI files into much smaller mp4 files? (Brad): Bradley Dobbie has buzzed you! (You): thanks for the buzz? ———————- (Sean): Try Video Monkey. Supports batch processing: http://sourceforge.net/projects/videomonkey/ … Continue reading

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Where can I download episodes of the Game Show Network’s (GSN’s) Fake-a-Date? Please give me a specific pointer, not general advice, thanks.

(You): Where can I download episodes of the Game Show Network’s (GSN’s) Fake-a-Date? Please give me a specific pointer, not general advice, thanks. [Vark assigned category: TV, more details]

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Where can I download episodes of the Game Show Network’s (GSN’s) Baggage? Please give me a specific pointer, not general advice, thanks.

(You): Where can I download episodes of the Game Show Network’s (GSN’s) Baggage? Please give me a specific pointer, not general advice, thanks. [Vark assigned category: TV, more details]

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