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Using gaim w/ my gmail account, how do I add a US telephone number for SMSing as a buddy? I know I can do it from google’s web interface, but can I do it from GAIM?

(You): Using gaim w/ my gmail account, how do I add a US telephone number for SMSing as a buddy? I know I can do it from google’s web interface, but can I do it from GAIM? (Dan): Just Add … Continue reading

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In comments for http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/2011/08/15 [http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/2011/08/15] what does the “PRO” symbol mean?

(You): In comments for http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/2011/08/15 [http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/2011/08/15] what does the “PRO” symbol mean? (Steven): http://www.gocomics.com/help/pro (You): thanks! ———————- (Brian): http://www.gocomics.com/help/pro (You): thanks! [Vark assigned category: symbol, more details]

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Other than google docs, how can I share a spreadsheet/database w/ other people (so they can edit it too)? I know I could use github, but was hoping for something easier.

(You): Other than google docs, how can I share a spreadsheet/database w/ other people (so they can edit it too)? I know I could use github, but was hoping for something easier. (Oliver): Adobe also has a system like gdocs. … Continue reading

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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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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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Where can I find a dirt cheap telephone for an actual land line? No fancy feature, not cordless… just something cheap I can hook into my newly purchase actual land line service.

(You): Where can I find a dirt cheap telephone for an actual land line? No fancy feature, not cordless… just something cheap I can hook into my newly purchase actual land line service. (Chris): Kmart, Target, Meijer. ———————- (‘Lin): Try … Continue reading

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