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Answer A: Understanding integrated/low-end GPU performance for budget upgrades
First I would look at some hardware you have on hand, see how fast your main task is on it (say, encoding a video takes 2 minutes) and figure out how much faster I want it to be (say, 1 minute, so 2x faster). Then I would go on https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ and figure out the benchmark score...
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Question In VS Code, can you display an inline diff of unstaged changes?
When there is unstaged change in the file I'm editing, VS code shows little red triangles and colored bars (green/blue) in the left margin. If I click on these, a popup opens showing a diff of that change, titled "Git local working changes". Clicking the little icon with the mouse is tedious. Is t...
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Question How to disable line breaks in HTML tag content?
When I type HTML in VS Code, it adds linebreaks to the content of the tag when it is over a certain length. How can I disable this? I tried setting `html.format.wrapAttributes` to `preserve` and `html.format.wrapLineLength` to `0` but the lines still get wrapped.
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Question Does Thunderbird support Maildir?
I want to use a local folder in the Maildir format with Thunderbird. I have other programs set up that bring mail to this folder, I just need Thunderbird to view and sort them. I found https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/maildir-thunderbird which sounds like the support is very half baked and wil...
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Question How to configure custom DNS for only one Wifi network?
One of the Wifi networks I connect to has a DNS server on it, which is better than public ones. This DNS server is not available when connected to other networks. When I'm on this network, I want my phone to use eg. `192.168.1.2` as the DNS. When on other networks, it should use the default automa...
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Comment Post #288810 I don't have as much experience with trackballs, but it seems like https://old.reddit.com/r/Trackballs/ has a bunch of useful information.
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Answer A: How can I make moving from Chrome to Firefox as simple as possible?
Firefox is apparently able to automatically import all that: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/switching-chrome-firefox I personally don't use these auto-imports. I find that browser migration is an opportunity for spring cleaning and decluttering my config. You can exports bookmarks to HTML, a...
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Comment Post #291141 Indeed! But it's not an SSD. I thought "hard drive" already meant spinny drive.
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Question My hard drive is screeching, now what?
My hard drive is making a screeching/scraping/scratching sound. Is this bad? Will it explode? What I do? How do I figure out which hard drive is doing it, if I have multiple?
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Answer A: Is there a memory book for humans?
Not a real answer, but may be interesting: Silly Tavern includes a memory book Of course, Silly Tavern is a frontend for talking to AIs. So passages from the memory book will be shown to the AI, not you. There are various ways you could see them anyway (view full prompt, ask AI to repeat them) but...
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Question Is there a memory book for humans?
LLMs (AI) have limited context windows which makes it challenging to include all necessary context in the prompt. A common solution is a memory book. The memory book stores arbitrarily large amounts of text (typically past conversations as well as reference material like wikipedia articles), segme...
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Answer A: Browser video sometimes stops working; how can I figure out why?
Does the Mac Mini have a GPU? This sounds like something that could happen due to a graphics driver issue. AFAIK Youtube relies on the HTML5 `video` element. If it freezes in all browsers, it's probably not a browser problem. Nevertheless, most browsers (eg. Firefox) have a "Safe Mode" which start...
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Answer A: What are the security or privacy implications of browser clipboard events?
It's hard to comment definitively on this because both attack vectors and countermeasures evolve rapidly. My guess would be that Firefox would not allow tab X to see that you copied something on tab Y. It's a DOM method so presumably it is specific to that page. This would also be the only logical...
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Question Is there a program for systematically testing keyboard function?
My keyboard is getting old and occasionally I notice the key presses don't quite register. This keyboard uses membrane switches so I can see how they would wear out after a while and not be as responsive. I haven't been able to take careful note of which keys exactly are failing and how often. ...
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Answer A: Best practices for small, internet-critical company's ISP for maximal uptime
Your only real option here is redundancy. Besides what manassehkatz explained already, you can also open a second office in a different location. It seems unlikely that internet would fail in two different cities at once, and this will work even when there is an ISP monopoly in each area.
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Answer A: Recommended way to back up large photo/video library on iOS device
I believe the recommended solution by Apple would be to buy a more expensive phone with more storage. This is usually not a very good deal financially. For example, currently the iPhone 15 has a 128GB model for $800, while the 512GB model is $1100, so they want you to pay $300 more. Meanwhile a 50...
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Question How can I separate a home LAN to isolate resources?
I have a home network, including a server (not on public internet) that runs various services. For example, a Nextcloud instance with family photos. Currently, the server is connected to my router by Ethernet, while other devices connect to the WiFi. All computers can see each other. I want to ...
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Comment Post #290709 Good luck! Once you get past some boilerplate it has, it actually has a pretty intuitive API (compared to others like beautifulsoup which are themselves considered "easy"). Glancing at their docs, also, I think it's gotten a little bit easier since I last used it. When finding the elements, I find...
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Comment Post #290694 Ah, got it. So it really comes down to figuring out a way to bulk import into DW at this point. I tried searching a bit when I saw this question, and I was very surprised that DW docs don't have a whole section explaining how exactly to import markdown. They do discuss importing from other wikis, ...
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