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  1. Ruby: Can I non-programmatically stop a command without exiting the RVM? If so, how?

    Let's say I'm running a Ruby command when I decide I want to stop it from running, and Ruby does not ask if I want Ruby to stop whatever's going on.

    How do I do what I want to do?
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    I created a number guessing game in Java.

    Just thought I'd share this quick app I made in Java.

    You guess a number between 1 and 10. If your guess is correct, you earn a point. If it is incorrect, you lose a point. You can try again as...
  3. Re: How do I get the username of the person who is currently using the computer?

    I am going to implement the following code into my app. It doesn't get the name of the user that is currently using the computer, but I can use the function to present a list of users. I'll let the...
  4. How do I get the username of the person who is currently using the computer?

    I'm developing a Java application that is supposed to be able to figure out who's currently using the computer and log him or her out. The app is supposed to run under an administrator account that...
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    Happy Seis de Mayo!

    How did you guys celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

    And yes, I'm back from the underworld.
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    JPG that gets live data from a Webpage

    I'm just wondering if there is any way to create a JPG file that loads data from the Web. This would allow me to do things like upload a JPG file that shows live data on a Website where the data I...
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    Re: Cross forum posting

    No, cross-posting isn't a problem. It's not every day someone posts angrily.

    In all seriousness, I see cross-posting as an opportunity to get additional help. Maybe someone on another forum came...
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    Re: The State of VBForums

    You work at UCLA, right? If I ever visit that place, I'll be sure to call 911 at night, just so we can have a nice chat.
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    Re: The State of VBForums

    He cannot be pre-historic, as being pre-historic would imply that he was not part of history and therefore did not exist back then. Obviously, he existed back then; therefore, he is not...
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    Re: Visual Basic is a con !

    I hear a lot of old people refer to themselves as young. The young people refer to them as old. But half a century old is not too old.
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    Re: The Great Ideas Thread

    :lol: That would be a human's job.

    I can think of other applications for such a program. Put it in a car and hook up some IR sensors and you could have yourself an automated car. Actually, Google...
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    The Great Ideas Thread

    Have an idea you think is great? Post it here and you just might get some valuable feedback.

    Here's an idea I think is great: a search engine that gives a lot of weight to Webpages that people...
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    Re: A little 411 on wireless E911

    Ok, it turns out you were right, to some extent. What really happens when you call 911 is that a computer determines where to route your call based on the location of the cell mast and, in cases...
  14. Gone are the days of having to know network printer addresses

    At least, on a Mac or other Bonjour-enabled device, they are. With Bonjour, the computer can find a Bonjour-equipped printer on the network. The user does not need to know where on the network the...
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    Re: Phone for Shaggy

    iPhone. Enough said.
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    Re: The State of VBForums

    Maybe the VB user base is getting smaller compared to the rest of the programming world.
  17. Re: Maybe the police should give away dashcams

    They could attach a radar gun and catch other drivers speeding. Think about this: it could result in more criminals being caught. Or knowing that everyone has a camera in their cars that the police...
  18. Maybe the police should give away dashcams

    Think about this. Some police departments are cash-strapped. I say, if they could find a way to finance a program where they can see what you see when you are driving, they can keep an eye on...
  19. Re: Need help building a normal distribution function in JavaScript.

    Bump!
  20. Need help building a normal distribution function in JavaScript.

    Hello to the members of the most wonderful Windows development community in the world! I have come to seek your help.

    I'm building a function that I can use to approximate the normal distribution...
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    Re: States can't legally nullify federal law.

    I see there is a law that will be proposed before the Texas state legislature that makes it illegal for law enforcement officers under the state's jurisdiction to enforce the strict gun control Obama...
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    Poll: Re: Where is ThEiMp from?

    I have a great idea. Go ask him. :D
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    Re: States can't legally nullify federal law.

    This. I know for a fact there ARE good lawyers out there. In fact, I personally know two of them.

    Anyways, we're getting off-topic, and I wanted a serious discussion.
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    Re: States can't legally nullify federal law.

    I'd like to have an open discussion about whether a state can legally prohibit the enforcement of federal law.

    Let me tell you something. Back in the old days, the Supreme Court made a ruling...
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    Re: A little 411 on wireless E911

    Oh, no. I understand that clearly. I just don't really think you have all your facts straight.

    I invite you to have a look at this article. Highway patrol given outsized load of wireless 911...
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    Re: fraud activities alllowed?

    In Utah, the addresses correspond to the number of blocks to the intersection of Center St and Main St (each city and town have their own Center St and Main St), as well as the direction from that...
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    States can't legally nullify federal law.

    As my thread title says, states can't legally nullify federal law. The notion that they can has probably even been thrown out by the Supreme Court. However, because the powers of the head of any...
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    Re: A little 411 on wireless E911

    I think this information is slightly incorrect.

    1) The FCC hopes to have all networks transmitting GPS data from new phones in a few years. Certain networks like AT&T currently figure out where...
  29. Poll: Super Bowl 2013: Who are you rooting for?

    The Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers?
  30. Re: Finding nearest address on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

    But how many of those devices made it this easy to figure out the address of the place you're located at?

    Edit: I should add that you don't have to open Maps either. Just ask Siri where you are.
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    A little 411 on wireless E911

    Calling 911 from a cellphone is different from calling 911 from a landline. This can translate to longer response times. Note: By landline, I mean a real landline, not VOIP, the use of which can...
  32. Finding nearest address on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

    I'm sure a lot of iDevice users know this cool trick, but I'm going to post about it so others know about it too.

    Let's say you are in a building and for some reason want to know the address. ...
  33. AppleScript: separating items into categories

    After at least a week, I have finally made enough progress on a script I am working on that categorizes items. It's not finished, and the code thus far is clunky and could maybe use some cleaning...
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    Re: My plan for thwarting kidnappers

    No. He could be wearing a yellow collar, in which case I'll yell "A man with a yellow collar is trying to kidnap me." He could be wearing no collar and I'll change "yellow collar" to some other way...
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    Re: Miniature home security robots

    One could probably find a way to protect the robots from accidental damage while keeping the whole security system cheaper than paying a company like ADT or Monitronics. Heck, maybe those companies...
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    Re: Mayan seven day forecast

    We're still here. That was the worst apocalypse ever.
  37. US Government providing information on SEO

    I find this rather strange, but the U.S General Services Administration has a Website (howto.gov). The main function of the site is to provide Web-related information such as SEO or microblogging to...
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    Re: My plan for thwarting kidnappers

    Wrong. Call the POLICE first. You may be able to reach a dispatcher sooner than you can reach a close friend, who will probably call the police or tell you to do so anyway.
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    Miniature home security robots

    You're out on the town. A group of intruders comes to your house and breaks in. Oh no! Luckily, you bought an underpriced miniature robot. When they detect an intruder, it will try to shoot the...
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    Re: My plan for thwarting kidnappers

    Good advice. I changed my plan. The best plan is prevention.

    Be aware of your surroundings.
    Make a scene. Yell "A man with a white collar is trying to kidnap me" if the guy is wearing a white...
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