Monthly Archives: November 2010

Can I have GNU screen count how many times I switch to a given screen? In other words, increment a counter everytime I do ctrl-a 5 to switch to screen 5?

(You): Can I have GNU screen count how many times I switch to a given screen? In other words, increment a counter everytime I do ctrl-a 5 to switch to screen 5? (Jeremy): 5 second workaround … Setup a key … Continue reading

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The author of xkcd suggests that Python is a far superior language to Perl in terms of writing terse, working code. Is this a feeling many people share, or just the xkcd author?

(You): The author of xkcd suggests that Python is a far superior language to Perl in terms of writing terse, working code. Is this a feeling many people share, or just the xkcd author? (Eric): everyone who codes in python … Continue reading

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Are there any full service gas stations in Albuquerque? Ideally in the NE quadrant?

(You): Are there any full service gas stations in Albuquerque? Ideally in the NE quadrant? [Vark assigned category: commuting and Albuquerque, more details]

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Where are the latest versions of Firefox hiding their bookmarks files on Fedora? I used to be able to grep thru mine but now I can’t.

(You): Where are the latest versions of Firefox hiding their bookmarks files on Fedora? I used to be able to grep thru mine but now I can’t. (Meade): this link may be suggestive:http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=crmas&p=bookmarks+files+on+Fedora%3F ———————- (Chris): Man, you are a unix … Continue reading

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Is there a free online service that will dial my phone simply so I get the “call waiting” flash and can disengage myself from a hideously dull conversation?

(You): Is there a free online service that will dial my phone simply so I get the “call waiting” flash and can disengage myself from a hideously dull conversation? (Le): there is for iPhone, Android and Window Mobile but dont … Continue reading

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Other than colloidal silver and garlic, what herbal medications or substances act as mild antibiotics?

(You): Other than colloidal silver and garlic, what herbal medications or substances act as mild antibiotics? (Buddy): Golden Seal ———————- (Adrienne): I use astragalas to fight off colds and flu. (You): thanks! ———————- (Avrill??): Amber is a natural antibiotic. The … Continue reading

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Stacy’s Mom.. has got too many videos on youtube. I’ve seen the official version, what are some of the better alternate versions?

(You): Stacy’s Mom.. has got too many videos on youtube. I’ve seen the official version, what are some of the better alternate versions? (Nathan): Well asking that helped advertise it… I just looked on the site. (You): I don’t want … Continue reading

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If I to go the google voice site, I can initiate a call that comes from my google voice number and connects me and another party (so my caller id doesn’t show to the other party). Can I do this without visiting google’s site? In other words, can I call my google voice number and have it call out?

(You): If I to go the google voice site, I can initiate a call that comes from my google voice number and connects me and another party (so my caller id doesn’t show to the other party). Can I do … Continue reading

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I put a bunch of paper towels on a water spill and many got soaked through. Can I sprinkle anything on the paper towels to make them dry faster?

(You): I put a bunch of paper towels on a water spill and many got soaked through. Can I sprinkle anything on the paper towels to make them dry faster? (Josie): i always lay them on the radiator or the … Continue reading

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How much does a T1 cost these days?

(You): How much does a T1 cost these days? (Steven): It depends on your distance from the CLEC, but you’re looking at $600/mo or thereabouts. (You): thanks. That’s still really high. I thought it came way down since SDSL does … Continue reading

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