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Convert Metric <-> Imperial

Posted 01-03-2014 at 05:14 AM by druuna
Updated 01-31-2014 at 04:24 AM by druuna

Converting from metric to imperial and vice versa using bc.

Here are a few examples in the form of functions:

# -------------------------------------------------------------------------- #
# - Imperial to metric
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------- #

  • pounds to kilograms
PHP Code:
# Function : lbToKg
# Syntax   : lbToKg <pounds>
#
# Convert pounds to kilogram
function lbToKg() { 
...
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Various Linux Guides I have collected

Posted 03-12-2014 at 02:23 PM by Habitual (Spock's Brain)
Updated 08-18-2017 at 01:03 PM by Habitual

Version: 1485955114

Lemme know if something doesn't link and I'll track it down.
It is my sole intention to only provide authoritative citations where ever possible.

### Recent Featured ###
A Newbie's Getting Started Guide to Linux Free Guide
Partitions - MBR vs. GPT - hydrurga
Daily Free eBooks from packtpub - Props to Jjanel
The ultimate guide to Linux for Windows users
Clone Your Website with XAMMP - frankbell how-to. Nice...
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(Not) Microsoft calling...

Posted 02-24-2015 at 07:37 AM by brianL
Updated 02-24-2015 at 07:39 AM by brianL

It's been a while since I got one of these calls. Somebody with a strong Indian accent, using an English name (Andrew, this time), and claiming to work for Microsoft.
After introductions, this is the conversation:
Andrew: we have reports that your computer has been downloading malicious software.
Me: Oh? That sounds bad.
Andrew: Don't worry, we can fix it.
Me: I hope so.
Then asks if I'm at my computer & is it on. And which browser I use.
Andrew:...
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My Aliases used on a daily basis

Posted 06-30-2016 at 02:57 PM by lazydog

Here is a list of Aliases I use on a daily basis, some more then others. For machines I do not have a home directory I carry a small usb stick that I then source them from.

For systems I have a home directory on I source them from bashrc as follows:

Code:
# Common Aliases
if [ -e ~/.alias ]; then
         source ~/.alias
fi
Alias List:
Code:
#######################################################
...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell Inspiron 14

Posted 11-03-2016 at 06:40 AM by trevorparsons

tl;dr version: To get Ubuntu installed on the Inspiron 14 with the Realtek wifi working, leave the machine's setup as it is by default (UEFI boot mode, Secure Boot enabled), run the Ubuntu installer, connect to wifi when that's offered, but don't accept the option to install third-party drivers for graphics and wireless.

The longer version....

This evening it took me three attempts to get Ubuntu 16.04 installed onto my friend Dave's Dell Inspiron 14-3452.
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