Monthly Archives: August 2010

If I want to heat something in the microwave w/o drying it out, should I use a HI setting briefly or a LOwer setting for a longer time?

(You): If I want to heat something in the microwave w/o drying it out, should I use a HI setting briefly or a LOwer setting for a longer time? (Ruchi): low setting for longer time , but the food should … Continue reading

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I once got Mathematica to draw graphs on a VT100 terminal (they obviously didn’t look great). How can I do this again?

(You): I once got Mathematica to draw graphs on a VT100 terminal (they obviously didn’t look great). How can I do this again? (Steven): Don’t know about Mathematica, but you can always use “set term dumb” in gnuplot with the … Continue reading

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I remember tcsh had a feature where you could say “cat foo”, and it would show you foo even if it was in another directory. You gave tcsh a “filepath” or something list of directories, saying “if I look for a file in the current directory and it’s not there, go through the list of directories I gave and give me the file from the first directory where it exists”. Am I misremembering? Was it another shell? Can tcsh do this? If so, how?

(You): I remember tcsh had a feature where you could say “cat foo”, and it would show you foo even if it was in another directory. You gave tcsh a “filepath” or something list of directories, saying “if I look … Continue reading

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Where can I find a Unix program that implements the Bellman-Ford algorithm for digraph edge length minimization even when edge lengths might be negative?

(You): Where can I find a Unix program that implements the Bellman-Ford algorithm for digraph edge length minimization even when edge lengths might be negative? (Ole): Hi, have a look at http://online-judge.uva.es/board/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1827 . You have it also explained, including “the … Continue reading

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Where do the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) play? In general, where can I find stadium locations for teams who aren’t named after a city (NHL)?

(You): Where do the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) play? In general, where can I find stadium locations for teams who aren’t named after a city (NHL)? [Vark assigned category: ice hockey and Carolina, more details]

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How long will ‘tred’ (transitive reduction program, part of graphviz) run on a graph w/ ~1200 nodes and ~700K edges?

(You): How long will ‘tred’ (transitive reduction program, part of graphviz) run on a graph w/ ~1200 nodes and ~700K edges? [Vark assigned category: mathematics, more details]

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In taskjuggler, I have 100 milestones + can’t possibly achieve them all. I want taskjuggler to maximize the number of milestones I achieve (perhaps even w/ some weighting, but that’s another question). Can taskjuggler or some other Unix open source program do this?

(You): In taskjuggler, I have 100 milestones + can’t possibly achieve them all. I want taskjuggler to maximize the number of milestones I achieve (perhaps even w/ some weighting, but that’s another question). Can taskjuggler or some other Unix open … Continue reading

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What’s the easiest way to create a dual of a graph given in .dot format (graphviz)?

(You): What’s the easiest way to create a dual of a graph given in .dot format (graphviz)? [Vark assigned category: programming, more details]

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Which parts of the chicken are considered white meat and which are dark meat? There are 8 parts altogether, yes?

(You): Which parts of the chicken are considered white meat and which are dark meat? There are 8 parts altogether, yes? (David): The white meat is solely the breast meat. the dark meat is all the rest, the legs and … Continue reading

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Does white meat chicken (breasts) have more protein than dark meat chicken (drumsticks)?

(You): Does white meat chicken (breasts) have more protein than dark meat chicken (drumsticks)? (Jeremy): yes. white meat is around 30% protein (100g chicken breast = 30g protein), dark meat around 18% protein (100g chicken drum = 18g protein). dark … Continue reading

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