Monthly Archives: October 2010

Is there a simple Freecell strategy that will help me win more games?

(You): Is there a simple Freecell strategy that will help me win more games? (Mark): sure- i just grabbed one from a G of ‘freecell solutions’, didn’t check ‘cheats’ or ‘solver’; gl users.tpg.com.au/wagnerbe/freecell.html ———————- (Jalu): theres many freecell strategies posted … Continue reading

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On some DVDs on TV shows, I’ve noticed that the actors lips say one word, but it’s overdubbed by another word. I’m guessing this is done for legal reasons (it happens fairly often on the “Larry Sanders” show). Is there a site(s) dedicated to finding and listing these overdubs?

(You): On some DVDs on TV shows, I’ve noticed that the actors lips say one word, but it’s overdubbed by another word. I’m guessing this is done for legal reasons (it happens fairly often on the “Larry Sanders” show). Is … Continue reading

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Where can I find a free voice2text app for Unix/Linux? It doesn’t have to be real time.

(You): Where can I find a free voice2text app for Unix/Linux? It doesn’t have to be real time. (Steve): Wow, good question! Almost any audio app will record, but voice2text is not common. I found this project by googling “voice … Continue reading

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I often buy laptops that come w/ a Windows license. Can I sell the license and keep the laptop?

(You): I often buy laptops that come w/ a Windows license. Can I sell the license and keep the laptop? (Lior): I think you cannot resell your OS license. Even if you bought it directly. (You): so it really is … Continue reading

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What browsers support “magnet” URIs, if any?

(You): What browsers support “magnet” URIs, if any? (Daniel): I think it’s more of a matter of having an app to read it. Works for me in Chrome/Firefox on OSX/Ubuntu (You): could you give me an example of a magnet … Continue reading

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How do I calculate the fair value of an oanda.com box option?

(You): How do I calculate the fair value of an oanda.com box option? [Vark assigned category: fair value, more details]

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Where can I find the probability distribution for the min/max of a Gaussian random walk and/or the probability that a Gaussian random walk will hit a certain interval within a given amount of time?

(You): Where can I find the probability distribution for the min/max of a Gaussian random walk and/or the probability that a Gaussian random walk will hit a certain interval within a given amount of time? [Vark assigned category: random walk, … Continue reading

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With spamgourmet.com, can I create an address that keeps working for anyone “forever”, until I turn it off?

(You): With spamgourmet.com, can I create an address that keeps working for anyone “forever”, until I turn it off? [Vark assigned category: , more details]

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Is Oracle part of Sun now? If not, why does java.sun.com lead to an Oracle page?

(You): Is Oracle part of Sun now? If not, why does java.sun.com lead to an Oracle page? (Ben): Sun was bought by Oracle last year: http://www.sun.com/third-party/global/oracle/ (You): thanks. I really need to keep up! Are you really from Glendale? (Ben): … Continue reading

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What’s the name of that logic puzzle where a prisoner is asked to choose one of two pieces of paper, one saying death the other saying freedom, but the prisoner knows they really both say death, so he eats one of the papers and says “I choose that one, let’s look at the other one” and therefore cleverly gets out of being killed?

(You): What’s the name of that logic puzzle where a prisoner is asked to choose one of two pieces of paper, one saying death the other saying freedom, but the prisoner knows they really both say death, so he eats … Continue reading

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