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Tired of wading through endless automated phone menus? Frustrated to get through six levels of menus and waiting for an agent, only to be transferred to a different number? NoPhoneTrees.com claims to have the direct-dial number you need, and the shortest touch-tone path to talk to a live human being.
In olden times, you needed to know whether a duke had precedence over a marquis. Now it's more important to know whether bitwise-and outranks element selection through pointer.
The trick is to put the special-character delimiter in single quotes, preceded by a dollar sign, per the ANSI-C quoting facility of the bash shell.
A comprehensive collection of documentation for the once ubiquitous VMEbus single-board computer.
Based on the Boeing 767, the first 18 KC-46As are due to McConnell AFB by the end of 2017, and Altus AFB will be the schoolhouse for pilots and boomers. MORE: Confessions Of A USAF KC-135 'Flying Gas Station' Boom Operator. And TSgt Jamie Morton, the "photog boom," shares dramatic photos of receiver aircraft from a KC-135 Boom Operator's point of view.
Converting 32-bit code to 64-bit code
Some resources for avoiding pitfalls when moving C or C++ software from a 32-bit computer to a 64-bit computer:
- Apple: 64-bit transition guide: Making code 64-bit clean
- Viva64: A Collection of Examples of 64-bit Errors in Real Programs
- Viva64:20 issues of porting C++ code on the 64-bit platform
- The Unix System: 64bit and Data Size Neutrality
- IBM: Porting Linux applications to 64-bit systems
- MSDN: Rules for Using Pointers
In 2008, legendary computer scientist Donald Knuth complained about gcc on 64-bit platforms forcing the wasteful use of 64-bit pointers, when 32-bit pointers would suffice, and that the man page advertised an option to permit this, although it's only available for the obsolete MIPS platform. This Ubuntu bug page pursues the question.
A collection of useful tools for converting between machine-readable and human-readable timestamps. (The Unix Epoch is the number of seconds since midnight GMT January 1, 1970. This number is used for file creation and modification times and other system purposes.)
If you're trying to run an old educational CD-ROM game by Dorling Kindersley (DK) on Windows XP, you'll probably see an error message like this:
There's a patch to fix the problem. It's available through Global Software Publishing's support website. (GSP bought the DK Interactive Learning back catalog.) Here is a direct link to the DK audio patch file.
Which wires carry which signals? Here is a reference source with diagrams and details of 1,648 connectors, ports, cables, and more.
A different approach to remote desktop access, using free (as in free speech and free beer) open-source tools (PuTTY and RealVNC).