Feb
18
awarded Caucus
Feb
12
comment how to get latex to hyphenate a word that contains a dash?
Thanks for your comment @DrewSteen. Obviously I agree. But in my defence there was no such thing as tex.SX back when I asked this questions :-)
Jan
24
awarded Yearling
Jan
24
comment Why must flash memory be written/erased in pages/blocks ?
thanks for this answer. Does this line of thought also somehow explain why write operations must be done page-per-page ?
Jan
21
asked Why must flash memory be written/erased in pages/blocks ?
Dec
18
awarded Yearling
Nov
21
comment Is there a Unix utility to prepend timestamps to lines of text?
how does that prevent date from being spawned at every line ?
Nov
18
comment Is there a prefered name for the “effective access time” formula?
The ACM/IEEE-CS Curricula (page 46) refers to this concept as "computing Average Memory Access Time". So I guess I could go with "AMAT formula". It's maybe not well-accepted but at least it's unambiguous and easy to remember...
Nov
7
awarded Good Question
Oct
23
awarded Student
Oct
23
asked Is there a prefered name for the “effective access time” formula?
Oct
15
answered Is the Relocation register changed in terms of memory mapping and allocation?
Oct
11
awarded Notable Question
Sep
11
comment Why is this not throwing a NullPointerException?
@Arpit I respectfully disagree. There is a big concept hidden in this question, and that is, the difference between an object and a reference to that object. Most of the time, we don't need (nor want) to be aware of this difference, and language designers work hard to hide it from us. Just think of pass-by-reference arguments in C++, for instance. So it's not surprising to me to see beginners confused by all that magic !
Jul
30
awarded Editor
Jul
30
comment What's the difference between All-Mountain, Cross Country, Freeride, Downhill bikes?
Awesome answer. I would concur with @Rider_X about XC bikes being much more diverse, but again I find your answer very informative.
Jul
30
revised What's the difference between All-Mountain, Cross Country, Freeride, Downhill bikes?
copy-paste a very relevant comment into the XC section
Jul
19
accepted emacs+auctex: prevent region filling when inserting itemize
Jun
28
comment how to silently disable xtrace in a shell script?
Thanks a lot for your answer ! I'm not playing with variables in the commands (they really are just longish invocations) so I went for the subshell approach, and it fits my needs perfectly.
Jun
28
accepted how to silently disable xtrace in a shell script?
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