## I worked for a company affiliated with a very publicly failed project. Should I take it off my resume?

I worked briefly for a company that had a recent highly publicized failed government project (I'm sure you can probably guess). While I did not work on that particular project, I think all the bad ...

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## Why does CSS work with fake tags?

In my class, I was playing around and found out that CSS works with made-up tags. Example: <style> imsocool { color:blue; } </style> <body> ...

## Can't understand array declaration

I have problem understanding this piece of code: int[] it = new int[][]{{1}}[0]; Why it is compilable and how can I understand such a declaration?

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## Why can't I execute shutdown when the permission is rwxr-xr-x?

I'm in /sbin and I see that shutdown has permissions rwxr-xr-x. Doesn't this mean that anyone can execute it?

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## Find $x$ such that $\sqrt{x+\sqrt{x+7}}\in \mathbb{N}$

Find $x$ such that $$\sqrt{x+\sqrt{x+7}}\in \mathbb{N}$$ I tried many ways: $$\sqrt{x+\sqrt{x+7}}=n$$ $$\sqrt{x+\sqrt{x+7}}²=n²$$ $$x+\sqrt{x+7}=n²$$ then solve for x but didn't do with success. I …

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## Writing musical pitches

Is there a package or macro that allows me to easily typeset musical pitches, like the following: ? Indeed I would like to have subscripts for the octaves. Let's say $\mathrm{E}\flat_3$ How ...

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## American 'cup' measurement — for cheese

One recipe states "one cup of cheese, shredded". Now, does this mean you need a "cup" of cheese (i.e. 8oz.) and then grate it (I am English), or do you grate it first and then measure your "cup" of …

## Is it possible to redefine the tilde ('~', home directory) in UNIX?

Is it possible to redefine the home directory? e.g. to /ext1/acheong instead of /home/acheong. (This question is mostly academic, as it seems like bad practice to do so. I also have no choice in the …

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## Is it wrong to ask a player to justify their character's actions?

When a player has their character do something completely outside of the perceived norm for that character, is it okay to ask them for a justification? If they can not give satisfactory ...

## How to respond to “Why do you deserve a promotion”?

Our company has a new IT manager and it is suddenly the time for promotions. He is still new to the company and he doesn't have much knowledge about the employees. My project manager spoke about my …

## Is it possible to turn off the XBox One Kinect?

If the Kinect is disconnected from the XBox One, is the console still usable? (Does unplugging the Kinect render the console inoperable?) Is it possible to turn off of disable the Kinect, or is it …

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## Why is the notion of a function as a relation important?

I am reading Bartle and Sherbert's "Intro to Real Analysis" and in motivating the definition of a function as a relation they make the statement, "To the mathematician of the the early nineteenth ...

## Irreducible polynomials with a root modulo almost all primes

Let $f \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ be a non-zero polynomial which is irreducible over $\mathbb{Q}$. Suppose that $f$ has a root in $\mathbb{F}_p$ for almost all primes $p$. Must $f$ be linear? ...

## Are other birds able to do what owls do as far as mail delivery?

Usually, Muggles associate pigeons with mail delivery. Most mentions I recall in Potter wizarding world use owls for this. Is there something special about owls in Potterverse that they have ...

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## How is shooting into water handled?

I'm running a D&D Next Campaign and it does seem that there must be some kind of mechanic that would in-game handle these problems, but I just don't know where to look. I've gone into a few forums …

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