Monthly Archives: November 2010

I’ve had the song “Stacy’s Mom” stuck in my head for like about a week now. How do I get rid of it????

(You): I’ve had the song “Stacy’s Mom” stuck in my head for like about a week now. How do I get rid of it???? (Stewie): Watch someone playing f??r elise. (You): interesting answer. However, reading the name of your city, … Continue reading

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Can vncviewer transmit sound as well as pictures? If not, what remote desktop program can, if any?

(You): Can vncviewer transmit sound as well as pictures? If not, what remote desktop program can, if any? (Robert): I don’t believe VNC can transmit sount but Remote Desktop Viewer for windows will transmit system sounds but I do not … Continue reading

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I just did a “git add .” and “git commit” and want to undo that (I haven’t pushed the new repo anywhere yet). How?

(You): I just did a “git add .” and “git commit” and want to undo that (I haven’t pushed the new repo anywhere yet). How? (JT): Use the git R undone command. (My apologies to The Cable Guy). (You): I … Continue reading

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What online bank accepts incoming wire transfers for free?

(You): What online bank accepts incoming wire transfers for free? (JemalKnows): Commerce Bank, PNC and Citibank mostly on student accounts. ~JemalKnows www.jemalknows.com (You): thanks, but I don’t think I qualify for a student account. [Vark assigned category: online bank, more … Continue reading

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In Firefox, how do I save documents in multiple tabs all at once?

(You): In Firefox, how do I save documents in multiple tabs all at once? (Steve): Download the “Session Manager” add in, from the “Tools>Add-in” menu (You): thanks, what does Session Manager do? (Steve): It keeps track of any open windows … Continue reading

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Is there any easy way to download all your okcupid.com emails (including Sent)?

(You): Is there any easy way to download all your okcupid.com emails (including Sent)? (Jaspal): Dear Barry, I’m not sure about okcupid.com in particular, but know about email in general. If you understand pop/smtp/imap etc. (Jaspal): In email parlance, let … Continue reading

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People with an Erdos number of 1 have a *published* mathematical paper with Erdos as co-author, correct? Merely asking Erdos to write a statement and sign it would not qualify, correct?

(You): People with an Erdos number of 1 have a *published* mathematical paper with Erdos as co-author, correct? Merely asking Erdos to write a statement and sign it would not qualify, correct? (Kevin): no (You): well, that’s a relief. Of … Continue reading

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How do I get “date -d” to give me the start of the 3rd week of March 2011?

(You): How do I get “date -d” to give me the start of the 3rd week of March 2011? [Vark assigned category: 2011, more details]

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Perl’s str2time(“next week”) returns nothing, but “date -d ‘next week'” works fine. What Perl library implements date’s -d option?

(You): Perl’s str2time(“next week”) returns nothing, but “date -d ‘next week’” works fine. What Perl library implements date’s -d option? (Brandon): Date::Manip is the canonical library for that kind of thing. It’s big and slow, though (Brandon): also, I’ve found … Continue reading

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I want to let people call specific Perl functions on my server (functions I’ve written), including nested calls like f(g(h(“foo”))) assuming I’ve defined f, g, and h. However, I don’t want people calling *arbitrary* functions like system() or even time(). How can I safely do this?

(You): I want to let people call specific Perl functions on my server (functions I’ve written), including nested calls like f(g(h(“foo”))) assuming I’ve defined f, g, and h. However, I don’t want people calling *arbitrary* functions like system() or even … Continue reading

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