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In egrep, how do I match the horizontal tab character exactly without matching spaces? [::space::] matches spaces, as does [::empty::]

(You): In egrep, how do I match the horizontal tab character exactly without matching spaces? [::space::] matches spaces, as does [::empty::] (Alexander): You can (at least) print tab as it is. To tape it in bash (and in vim editor), … Continue reading

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On a MediaWiki wiki, I want to find all pages X that are in a certain category AND have a link to a given page Y. Is this possible?

(You): On a MediaWiki wiki, I want to find all pages X that are in a certain category AND have a link to a given page Y. Is this possible? (Marco): I don’t think you can do this from the … Continue reading

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Opinions on whether CouchDB or MongoDB is better, or are they about the same?

(You): Opinions on whether CouchDB or MongoDB is better, or are they about the same? (Alexander): i have a bit limited experience with both, couchdb is implemented in erlang, that is a rather strange choice, however this doesn’t affect the … Continue reading

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What’s the easiest way to save a GLUT-created image to an image file? I’m actually trying to create an MPG/MP4 from a GLUT animation I’ve created.

(You): What’s the easiest way to save a GLUT-created image to an image file? I’m actually trying to create an MPG/MP4 from a GLUT animation I’ve created. (hamutaro): http://www.opengl.org/resources/code/samples/glut_examples/ (You): hamturo, thanks… which sublink answers my question? [Vark assigned category: … Continue reading

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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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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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