Monthly Archives: July 2010

I know what aliases are, but can tcsh “alias” arguments to commands as well? EG, when I type “yum whatgives foo”, I want tcsh to convert it to “yum whatprovides foo”.

(You): I know what aliases are, but can tcsh “alias” arguments to commands as well? EG, when I type “yum whatgives foo”, I want tcsh to convert it to “yum whatprovides foo”. (Guy): http://forums.macosxhints.com/archive/index.php/t-2269.html (You): I might be missing it, … Continue reading

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Why haven’t I gotten anything done today?

(You): Why haven’t I gotten anything done today? (Shawn): you suck at life. you should read Getting Things Done http://vark.com/z/6af6f (Amazon) ———————- (Darrell): You didn’t have anything to do… (You): if only that were true :( ———————- (Claire): http://artcharts.com/blog/mars-saturn-conjunction-july-31 (You): … Continue reading

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Now that they know eating lots of sugar can cause Type II diabetes, will they start putting warning labels on soda pop?

(You): Now that they know eating lots of sugar can cause Type II diabetes, will they start putting warning labels on soda pop? (Jonathan): Source? Also not a real question. (Jonathan): From the American Diabetes Association: “Myth: Eating too much … Continue reading

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In Unix, a file is really a list of disk blocks (sort of). How can I edit the disk blocks directly? I’m guessing I use the inode to find the blocks first, and then… ?

(You): In Unix, a file is really a list of disk blocks (sort of). How can I edit the disk blocks directly? I’m guessing I use the inode to find the blocks first, and then… ? (D??): There are HEX-editors, … Continue reading

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How do I search for a phrase on wikipedia if the phrase is already an article? I don’t want to see just that article, I want to see all articles containing that phrase.

(You): How do I search for a phrase on wikipedia if the phrase is already an article? I don’t want to see just that article, I want to see all articles containing that phrase. (Andrew): you could try searching google … Continue reading

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I’ve tried to start smoking several times, but always end up coughing and not enjoying it. How can I ease into smoking and start enjoying it?

(You): I’ve tried to start smoking several times, but always end up coughing and not enjoying it. How can I ease into smoking and start enjoying it? (Chris): You could try the electric cigarettes. They dont burn only vaporize (You): … Continue reading

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What’s a good Unix word processor for a 1G file? I want the processor to load in just the part of the file it needs, not the whole thing. emacs chokes on large files.

(You): What’s a good Unix word processor for a 1G file? I want the processor to load in just the part of the file it needs, not the whole thing. emacs chokes on large files. (Tobias): I don’t open a … Continue reading

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Where can I download Kindle versions of MAD magazine and/or MAD books?

(You): Where can I download Kindle versions of MAD magazine and/or MAD books? (Heather): For any ebook search just type what your looking for (ie mad magazine) plus “ebook” into google or bing. like this: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=mad+magazine%2Bebook [Vark assigned category: MAD … Continue reading

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Where does X-lite store its recordings? (ie, what directory)?

(You): Where does X-lite store its recordings? (ie, what directory)? [Vark assigned category: consumer electronics, more details]

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I used to connect to 216.239.37.15:5060 (google talk) to make free phone calls to the US from a SIP phone, but this IP/port no longer works. What’s the new IP/port for using google to make free phone calls?

(You): I used to connect to 216.239.37.15:5060 (google talk) to make free phone calls to the US from a SIP phone, but this IP/port no longer works. What’s the new IP/port for using google to make free phone calls? [Vark … Continue reading

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