Monthly Archives: June 2011

Who are some funny fantasy/sci-fi authors similar to Robert Asprin, Douglas Adams, and Terry Pratchett?

(You): Who are some funny fantasy/sci-fi authors similar to Robert Asprin, Douglas Adams, and Terry Pratchett? (Dewald): Tom Holt, Jasper Fforde ———————- (Kourosh): Try Rob Grant. I like him. KK www.kouroshkeshavarz.com [Vark assigned category: Robert Asprin, more details]

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Is there a twitter bot or something that auto-tweets every few seconds for testing purposes?

(You): Is there a twitter bot or something that auto-tweets every few seconds for testing purposes? (Stella): try this link http://autotweet.info/2009/11/how-to-create-an-auto-retweet-twitter-bot/ (You): wow! I wasn’t wanting to create a bot, just find one that already existed to test some code … Continue reading

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Why is a Squeezebox better than an iPad for playing music?

(You): Why is a Squeezebox better than an iPad for playing music? (Jacob): Never heard of a squeeze box so they are peices of junk iPads way better. Don’t waste your money. (You): well, not hearing of one doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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What Unix program compares the STDIN to a given string?

(You): What Unix program compares the STDIN to a given string? (hamutaro): http://libc.blog47.fc2.com/blog-entry-15.html (You): I’m sorry, I don’t read Japanese. (hamutaro): use the google or babylon ———————- (Iv): /usr/bin/test ? (You): According to my “man test”, this checks files, not … Continue reading

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Square One TV: more lyrics

[This entire page is an archived copy of http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~jbenda2/sq1songs.html (with minor formatting and other cleanups) which no longer exists. UPDATE: Actually, this page still exists at: http://jebhp11.26376.org/sq1songs.html. Thanks to page owner Jason Benda for allowing me to use the contents … Continue reading

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What’s the name of the non-calculus technique to find the local minimum of a continuous function on an interval by splitting the interval into 3 parts and looking at the values?

(You): What’s the name of the non-calculus technique to find the local minimum of a continuous function on an interval by splitting the interval into 3 parts and looking at the values? (Alexander): I think nested intervals ———————- (Ben): trial … Continue reading

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In WordPress, how do I make child pages automatically appear as menu items under their parent pages on the main menu? I’ve googled, but none of the solutions actually seem to work. This seems like a simple thing to do? I realize I can add child pages manually, but that’s not the same thing.

(You): In WordPress, how do I make child pages automatically appear as menu items under their parent pages on the main menu? I’ve googled, but none of the solutions actually seem to work. This seems like a simple thing to … Continue reading

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Where can I find a simple command-line SOAP client? I couldn’t get soapui working (plus, it’s graphical, not command line)?

(You): Where can I find a simple command-line SOAP client? I couldn’t get soapui working (plus, it’s graphical, not command line)? (Corey): I haven’t personally used it but it looks like KSHSOAP might be what you are looking for. (Corey): … Continue reading

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Square One TV: “Timekeeper” lyrics

Song: Time Keeper Artist: Tempestt Bledsoe Album: Tempestt Fugitt [“tempest fugit” w/ one t is Latin for “time flies”] Video: wordpress.barrycarter.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/timekeeper.mp4 Subtitles: wordpress.barrycarter.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/timekeeper.srt LYRICS (transcribed by Barry Carter carter.barry@gmail.com) I’m keeping time at the factory I’m the timekeeper My only … Continue reading

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Square One TV: “Combo Jombo” lyrics

Song: Combo Jombo Artist: Regina Album: Mix ‘n’ Match Video: wordpress.barrycarter.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/combojombo.mp4 Subtitles: wordpress.barrycarter.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/combojombo.srt LYRICS (transcribed by Barry Carter carter.barry@gmail.com) The phones are ringing off the hook ‘Cause everybody want to book big parties with a hip-hop band. I got hundreds … Continue reading

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