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Activity for Olin Lathrop‭

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Comment Post #289365 *"Here's your soup, but next time please don't make a mess"* has been shown over and over again to not work. It is interpreted as *"blah blah here is your answer"*. Your carrots simply don't work in this context. The only way to get the attention of people like that is to not allow them to have th...
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10 months ago
Comment Post #289365 One of the pitfalls of Elsewhere is that they didn't enforce quality enough. Crap needs to be dealt with quickly and decisively. Link-only posts don't belong here. We don't want the OP to get the desired result from a crappy question, else he (and others watching) will be back doing it again. Tha...
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10 months ago
Edit Post #289365 Initial revision 10 months ago
Answer A: Closing "unclear" questions
That question seemed to mostly quotes from elsewhere. I can see the point to it having been closed due to being link-only. "Unclear" is probably the nearest handy close reason.
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10 months ago
Comment Post #288855 This was tried early on, and found not to work. Note that the communities that did import SE content are clumped near the bottom in activity. I think this is Writers, Outdoors, and Photography. Maybe there are one or two more. The search engines seem to ding us for having duplicate content. So...
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11 months ago
Comment Post #287876 Yeah, real power users don't use a mouse.
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #287347 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: Adding option to pandoc call from RStudio
This is admittedly rather ugly, but you could move the PANDOC program to elsewhere, and replace it with your own script. That script can add command line arguments, then run the real PANDOC. One issue is that you'll have to re-do this every software update. Like I said, it's ugly.
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over 1 year ago
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Edit Post #287151 Initial revision over 1 year ago
Answer A: How do I make Xbox stop telling me that I have a free game pass on Windows 10?
I have Windows 10 but don't have this problem. That may be because the first thing I did when I got the machine was to go thru all the settings I could find, and shut off anything I didn't want. Go to the main Settings. On my machine at least, there is an option called Gaming. Try going there a...
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over 1 year ago
Comment Post #287143 Let's be clear. Did you or did you not create the posts on the other sites yourself?
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over 1 year ago
Edit Post #286903 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: How to make git push/pull work again?
I fixed the problem by re-installing GIT. I also updated to the latest version instead of re-installing the existing version. I was running version 2.32.0-64 and am now running 2.37.2.2-64. However, the version update was unlikely the fix since the old version worked fine until a few days ago. ...
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almost 2 years ago
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #286902 @#36377 It fails too. See addition to question.
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #286902 @#8046 See addition to question.
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almost 2 years ago
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Edit Post #286902 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Question How to make git push/pull work again?
I have a bunch of GIT repositories on my laptop, which have their "origin" set to repositories on GitHub. After a commit in a local repository, I do git push -u origin master to update the remote repository on GitHub. This was all working fine for a long time, up until a few days ago. Accord...
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #286755 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: How can I see old photos, so far down a Facebook page that scrolling down freezes the browser?
I don't know anything about Facebook or Simple Autoscroll, but the first thing to diagnose this would be to remove the plugin. Remove or disable Simple Autoscroll, then see if it still freezes at the same place. If it doesn't, then you know Simple Autoscroll has a bug and not to use it.
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almost 2 years ago
Edit Post #286734 Initial revision almost 2 years ago
Answer A: Does embedding an image, in an email, debauch its appearance or quality?
This is up to the how the email client displays the images, which is something you as the sender have no control over. For embedded images, the client usually re-sizes them to fit in the preview area. With attached images, the image file is viewed in a separate app, which is presumably optimized fo...
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almost 2 years ago
Comment Post #286580 500 GB SSD ... 300 GB of family videos ... Windows 11 consumes 200 GB ... 100 idle GB.
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almost 2 years ago
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Comment Post #286323 OK, I'll add detailed app info to the question.
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about 2 years ago
Edit Post #286290 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Question Android phone, name associated with incoming call?
This is regarding the regular phone app that came with my Android phone. Under App Info, it says App installed from Google Play Store and version 78.0.437276706. I haven't done anything deliberate to change the phone app from what came with the phone, although there have surely been automatic updat...
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about 2 years ago
Edit Post #286214 Initial revision about 2 years ago
Answer A: Computer whining (~16khz noise coming from somewhere in the case)
This is from a meta-stable oscillation of one of the switching power supplies. The switching speed is almost certainly much higher than this, which is why you don't hear it most of the time. Under just the right conditions of input voltage and load current, the control algorithm of the power supply...
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about 2 years ago
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about 2 years ago
Comment Post #285868 Define what you want, not what specific product you want that many here don't know. Also, this doesn't seem like a user-level question in the first place, although maybe it is valid depending on what this AdSense thing is supposed to do.
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over 2 years ago
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Edit Post #285835 Initial revision over 2 years ago
Answer A: Get unique list of all files in a git repository, which I modified
You could take the list you have, then sort it and remove redundant lines. Sorting programs come with the OS nowadays. I've had to do such things occasionally, so I created a program to eliminate adjacent redundant lines from a text file. For example, I copied your GIT output above into the fi...
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over 2 years ago
Edit Post #285791 Initial revision over 2 years ago
Answer A: How can I heighten the Security window?
Unquestionably, I wrote the original links to Microsoft in my post. I thus attributed. This if flat-out wrong. Here is all the text in the post you reference: I actioned all these steps to Take Ownership of my Drive D, like adding Everyone to permissions and choosing "Never notify me when" in ...
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over 2 years ago
Comment Post #285790 I am not, nor ever claimed to be, a Dr.
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over 2 years ago
Edit Post #285766 Initial revision over 2 years ago
Answer A: Can I post this question — now REwritten and citing Super User — similar to one deleted by moderator?
No, you should not post that question, at least not in this form. Here are some problems: Can I await Mozilla or Firefox to unearth the awry Add On(s)awry, before attempting myself? How long needs Firefox? That's too long for a title. The title should be a concise summary. More importantly...
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over 2 years ago
Comment Post #285726 -1 for expecting others to clean up your mess for you.
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over 2 years ago
Comment Post #285699 Or even just hover over it. Often a "tool tip" will appear. The real answer to your question, @#53919, is apparently <i>"I didn't think of it, and I'm looking for instant gratification. I've found asking here is less work than actually reading documentation or otherwise trying to solve the probl...
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over 2 years ago
Edit Post #285599 Initial revision over 2 years ago
Answer A: Camera USB device in file explorer - why so slow?
This is a function of how the device presents itself over the USB, and also possibly what file format it stores pictures in. Some modern cameras can be switched between being a "camera" or "file system" over the USB. Check the user manual. To guarantee you see the pictures in part of your file s...
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over 2 years ago
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over 2 years ago
Comment Post #285408 @samcarter: OK, I added some weasel words. That doesn't change the fact that this is either a very dumb question, or a very badly written one. It's not clear whether the issue is that anything happens when you click a link, that Chrome specifically run versus some other browser or app, or that the ...
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over 2 years ago
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over 2 years ago