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comment How many astronomers are there in the world today?
Would you consider me an astronomer? I'm a software developer by trade, with no formal astronomy education besides university physics. I'll tell you the names, distances, masses, and other information of most celestial objects with an absolute magnitude 3 or higher. I'll teach you quite a bit about theories including orbital mechanics, astrophysics, gravitation, and also about practicalities such as historical and current spacecraft and missions. If you consider me as an astronomer despite no formal training, then any estimate of amount of astronomers goes way up, there are many more like me.
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comment Should I use "sudo" before "make install"?
Thank you. Assuming that I were to install software that is to be used by all users, how would I do that without sudo? Do you suggest adding the binaries to each individual users' ~/bin/? Or perhaps creating a dummy user software and adding his ~/bin/ to all users' paths?
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comment Should I use "sudo" before "make install"?
Thank you, I will look into checkinstall.
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accepted Should I use "sudo" before "make install"?
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comment Should I use "sudo" before "make install"?
So I should eliminate the --prefix clauses altogether, if my intention is to make the package available for all?
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comment Default contents of /etc/network/interfaces on Crunchbang/Debian?
This is such a beautiful answer.
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awarded Civic Duty
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revised Word for a software bug that occurs again after having fixed it?
Remove remark which makes the post appear to be from the OP.
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awarded Popular Question
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awarded Necromancer
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accepted ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE faster than UPDATE
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comment What is internal representation of string in Python 3.x
This is a valid question, if for no other reason than knowing what the value of ord('העטלף') will be.
Sep
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answered Python PHP Like string concatenation
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answered Exception TypeError warning sometimes shown, sometimes not when using throw method of generator
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awarded Necromancer
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comment How to use git-merge --squash?
I highly suggest performing the merge in the feature branch first git merge master, and only then git merge --squash feature in the master branch.
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comment Should I abandon my thought experiment about time?
Note that watching a natural clock (the orbits of the moons of Jupiter) approach and recede (as the Earth and Jupiter got closer and further away) was one of the hints that led to the developments that led to the understanding of the speed of light, and also of the dimensions of the solar system.
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awarded Revival
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