Monthly Archives: October 2010

Firefox and GAIM have their own spellchecker, and I use ispell to spellcheck other documents. Is there anyway to combine my custom word lists on all three of these, so I don’t have to add each custom word to all 3 dictionaries?

(You): Firefox and GAIM have their own spellchecker, and I use ispell to spellcheck other documents. Is there anyway to combine my custom word lists on all three of these, so I don’t have to add each custom word to … Continue reading

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Many programming languages treat ‘for’, ‘while’, ‘do’, etc as hardcoded language constructs. You could treat them as functions where one argument is a block of code. Does any language actually treat loops as functions, not independent constructs?

(You): Many programming languages treat ‘for’, ‘while’, ‘do’, etc as hardcoded language constructs. You could treat them as functions where one argument is a block of code. Does any language actually treat loops as functions, not independent constructs? (Roy): I’m … Continue reading

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What portion of what size pizza is a Venezia’s Pizzeria slice?

(You): What portion of what size pizza is a Venezia’s Pizzeria slice? [Vark assigned category: pizza, more details]

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I’m not hungry, but I’m so bored, I want to eat just to have something to do (+ I watch TV when I eat, and that can be fun too). How do I work around this?

(You): I’m not hungry, but I’m so bored, I want to eat just to have something to do (+ I watch TV when I eat, and that can be fun too). How do I work around this? (Familie): Chewing gum … Continue reading

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How do I install simon_0.3.0-1ubuntu3_i386.deb on a Fedora 11 machine? It was the only download available, there was no fedora-specific version.

(You): How do I install simon_0.3.0-1ubuntu3_i386.deb on a Fedora 11 machine? It was the only download available, there was no fedora-specific version. (Ali): can’t you just download the source version (usually a file with .tar.gz extension) and build it from … Continue reading

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Where can I download a large collection of TV themes, *including video*, not just audio?

(You): Where can I download a large collection of TV themes, *including video*, not just audio? (Andre): You can find it on itunes (You): can you be more specific? I don’t think I’ve seen TV themes on iTunes before? (Andre): … Continue reading

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http://silvatree.com/timber-investment.html [http://silvatree.com/timber-investment.html] under “key points” claims it’ll give me a 18.71% *guaranteed* return. What’s the catch?

(You): http://silvatree.com/timber-investment.html [http://silvatree.com/timber-investment.html] under “key points” claims it’ll give me a 18.71% *guaranteed* return. What’s the catch? (Stephen): it says “up to” (You): true, but that just depends on how much you invest. ———————- (Ori): It seems to be a … Continue reading

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Where can I download hourly weather data for the last 30 years (or longer)?

(You): Where can I download hourly weather data for the last 30 years (or longer)? (Charley): Try www.wolframalpha.com. They have a huge amount of historical weather data; it might work for you. (You): thanks. They’re good about letting you see … Continue reading

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Where can I buy and sell “karma points”? eBay doesn’t allow selling these (as far as I know).

(You): Where can I buy and sell “karma points”? eBay doesn’t allow selling these (as far as I know). [Vark assigned category: eBay, more details]

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Has anyone modified ssfe (a VT100 splitter useful for connecting to old style chat rooms) to allow tab completion? I know about tf, but it doesn’t work directly w/ VT100 programs.

(You): Has anyone modified ssfe (a VT100 splitter useful for connecting to old style chat rooms) to allow tab completion? I know about tf, but it doesn’t work directly w/ VT100 programs. [Vark assigned category: VT100, more details]

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