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  1. I'm a Mac noob. So please forgive me because my...

    I'm a Mac noob. So please forgive me because my possible solution may be inelegant, a little user-unfriendly, or both. If all else fails, could you:

    1. cd /usr/local/bin
    2. use ln -s to create...
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    I think you a need to end each marked line with a...

    I think you a need to end each marked line with a semicolon.

    //Conversion- program to convert celsius to fahrenheit
    #include <cstdio>

    #include <cstdlib>
    #include <iostream>

    int main(int...
  3. Hey Jason, You're new to programming, right? ...

    Hey Jason,

    You're new to programming, right? Then how about this book (Amazon.com: Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language (2nd Edition) (9780321680563): Mark...
  4. Printing postscript files

    Hi everyone,

    I'm posting my question here because I wonder whether my problem is OS-X-specific.

    With my Sun workstation, I can print a postscript document, envelope.ps, say, by typing "lpr -Php...
  5. Yeah, technologist, go ahead: Gloat, gloat,...

    Yeah, technologist, go ahead: Gloat, gloat, gloat. :D Everybody else does. :)My diligent new iMac squeezed hard enough to make my favorite jpeg portrait's eyes bulge. Unfortunately, the poor...
  6. You're right, I'm sure. But I can sometimes...

    You're right, I'm sure. But I can sometimes shrink compressed files by stacking compression. For example, I've compressed a bzipped file with gzip or the other way around. I just haven't tried to...
  7. You're welcome, brentbyoung. Now that I've read...

    You're welcome, brentbyoung. Now that I've read briefly about Objective-C's structured types, I know that my explanation was correct. In your example, "variable.variableName," does stand for the...
  8. I don't know Objective-C. But in...

    I don't know Objective-C. But in "variable.variableName" maybe "variable" is a the name of a structured variable that contains a component called "variableName."

    In Pascal, you can define a...
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    I wonder what you mean by "open." But if I want...

    I wonder what you mean by "open." But if I want to uncompress a zip file's contents, then in a Terminal window or in an xterm window, I type something like this:

    unzip AppleSoftware.zip

    I'm...
  10. I agree with our friend who says that algorithms...

    I agree with our friend who says that algorithms and data structures are programming-language- independent. But I hope beginning programmers would learn C, C++, and Objective C after they learn...
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    That's easy if I understand your question. In a...

    That's easy if I understand your question. In a Terminal window, type "diff" and then the names of the files you want the computer to compare. For example, if you want to compare the contents of...
  12. Thanks, my friend, for the excellent news. I've...

    Thanks, my friend, for the excellent news. I've just installed AppCleaner. I could learn to love OS X and my iMac.
  13. Uninstalling programs

    Hi friends,

    Solaris comes with two very useful programs: pkgadd and pkgrm. Pkgadd installs software packages, pkgrm deletes them. Pkgrm makes the computer ask whether you still want to delete a...
  14. I haven't counted them, but the only ones I know...

    I haven't counted them, but the only ones I know about are the ones with counterparts on my Sun box's keyboard.
  15. An IDE for Prolog

    Hi everybody,

    Do you know of an IDE for the Prolog programming language? I've installed one for Common Lisp and tried to install one for Haskell. I just haven't found one for Prolog. You...
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    They outlast many other computers. I know of Sun...

    They outlast many other computers. I know of Sun machines that universities were still using when those machines were in their twenties. My Sunblade 100 has been working trouble-free for the past...
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    Or a NewB 43 in decimal, because a hexidecimal 2B...

    Or a NewB 43 in decimal, because a hexidecimal 2B converts to a decimal 43. :) That's one decimal 11 plus two decimal 16s. So I'm guessing our new friend is younger than 2B and certainly 2B or not...
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    I was enthusiastic when I unpacked the machine. ...

    I was enthusiastic when I unpacked the machine. Then, I longed to revive the Sun machine. I'm still eager to do that, but I can't pull it out from under my bed.
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    Thank you, jetmech1. Maybe someday I'll learn to...

    Thank you, jetmech1. Maybe someday I'll learn to love Macs. The better you know others, the more you'll love them. Maybe the same is true about Macs. I don't love mine, perhaps because I hardly...
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    I hated to switch. I could upgrade easily to...

    I hated to switch. I could upgrade easily to Solaris 10 to keep using my workstation. I needed the Mac for voice-overs I'll do. I could have bought a PC, but I want a Unix platform, and OS X is a...
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    Love your enthusiasm, guys

    Hi everyone,

    I'm happy to hear that switchers love their Macs. I got a new iMac a week or two ago. But I want to return to my favorite platform, a Sun workstation running Solaris. That's why I...
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