Monthly Archives: July 2011

On Commodore Sky Travel, how do you change the field-of-vision value from 72 to 36 or something?

(You): On Commodore Sky Travel, how do you change the field-of-vision value from 72 to 36 or something? [Vark assigned category: Sky Travel, more details]

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In emacs, how do you make “sort-lines” do numerical sort?

(You): In emacs, how do you make “sort-lines” do numerical sort? [Vark assigned category: Emacs, more details]

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Is the USA seriously considering defaulting on its sovereign debt? In other words, will the “full faith and credit” of the United States government no longer be a 100% guarantee? Has the US ever defaulted on debt before? I thought they worked very hard NOT to do this?

(You): Is the USA seriously considering defaulting on its sovereign debt? In other words, will the “full faith and credit” of the United States government no longer be a 100% guarantee? Has the US ever defaulted on debt before? I … Continue reading

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Smoke is the water?

In SuperFriends #31, Zan (who can assume any watery form) turns himself into smog. Smog is a combination of smoke and fog. While fog is a form of water, smoke is not.

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Comics Code Authority: thumbs up to mens’ bare butts?

This panel from SuperFriends #30 exposes a man’s bare butt. I guess the Comics Code Authority guy who reviewed it didn’t see anything wrong with that, hmmm.

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Wondertit powers: activate!

In SuperFriends #29, Jayna turns into a mermaid as part of a joke. It’s hard to tell for sure, but it looks like she’s bare-breasted, even though her brother is right there (as the water she’s floating in). Oh well, … Continue reading

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Nuclear fish-ion

The aliens in SuperFriends #27 must use nuclear fission when they breathe, and must not use atomic weight when measuring quantity: There are 2 hydrogen atoms to every oxygen atom in water, but an oxygen atom weighs 16 times as … Continue reading

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Where can I find an audio pronunciations of words in an open format such as MP3? The ones I’ve found so far use proprietary plugins.

(You): Where can I find an audio pronunciations of words in an open format such as MP3? The ones I’ve found so far use proprietary plugins. (robsclone): i thought wiktionary’s pronunciations were in mp3 or at least ogg (You): kl, … Continue reading

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How do I make Unix ‘date’ give me month and day-of-week information in another language, say Spanish?

(You): How do I make Unix ‘date’ give me month and day-of-week information in another language, say Spanish? (Matias): Are you using PHP to obtain the information about the date? PHP 5 includes localization settings you can use to get … Continue reading

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I just got a Passport backup drive (USB), but can’t write or copy any files to it. I checked Windows permissions/etc, and still no go. How can I fix this? I know about Windows permissions, so I’m looking for a Passport-specific solution (I believe the problem is with the Passport [or the software it installs], not a general file perm problem).

(You): I just got a Passport backup drive (USB), but can’t write or copy any files to it. I checked Windows permissions/etc, and still no go. How can I fix this? I know about Windows permissions, so I’m looking for … Continue reading

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