I am based in Durban, South Africa and would like to get a copy of the operating system but do not have an internet connection. Can someone nearby help me make a CD copy?

What thought process went in to each layout? Which typist was considered when putting the keys in their particular spots on the keyboard??


There is a folk tale of an Egyptian princess in Ireland around 1700 BC. Is there credible evidence of early contact between the two places?

For my web development purposes, I am looking for a code editor. In my case, it's mostly for JavaScript and PHP.

Here are my requirements:

  • Must have Syntax highlighting,
  • Must have Code hinting (like IntelliSense),
  • Should support FTP,
  • Must be cross-platform.

Syntax highlighting and code hinting are two things I need since it helps coding quicker and I surely do not want to miss out on those features.

But even more, I would also like to have a program with integrated FTP support so I do not have to switch back-and-forth between an editor and some FTP program (as I am currently doing).

Which cross-platform JS/PHP editor software (with code hinting etc.) would offer a solution to my FTP problem, so I could avoid the need of using an additional FTP program next to a code-editor?

Is there a method by which the conversions can be achieved on the fly by using a mathematical formulae and not using specific area charts?

I'm interested in planting about 5-10 vines of wine grapes from a mature (3-5 year old) rootstock.

Any suggestions on the particular varietal. I'm located in the Texas Hill Country near Austin. I'm currently focused on Lenoir (Black Spanish).

I am using an Dell Latitude D830 with Ubuntu 12.04. Now, when I turn off the pc, Ubuntu doesn't halt completely sometimes. I think that is due to the latest Nvidia drivers, because in the past with Ubuntu 10.10 I installed the latest drivers released by nvidia and I had the same problem. By now, "messages" file / var / log is always empty. My video card is: NVIDIA Corporation G86M [Quadro NVS 135M] PC will not turn off even with "halt -p".

Currently I subscribe to a few WebCal links that a sports league I play in provides, so if my games get rescheduled, my calendar will always be up to date.

I would like to receive notifications for these events in Google Now, though. My research shows that Google Now only reads from the "My Calendars" section in Google Calendar, and any WebCal link you subscribe to will show up in the "Other Calendars" section.

Is there a way to have a WebCal show up in the "My Calendars" section? If not, is there a utility that can possibly sync the individual events from a WebCal into my own calendar so that Google Now can read them?

Make a fake loader just like this :

Parameters :

  • Display loading (space) one of these cyclically-\|/ (space) (percentage counter from 0-100) then a %.
  • The percentage counter is supposed to increment by 1 every time the display changes.
  • The time taken by counter to jump to next iteration is random. Any kind of random will do as long as the function/method is capable of generating all random integers having probability > 0 in range 1<= ms <=750 here ms being time in milliseconds.
  • Start at loading - 0 %.
  • End at loading - 100 %.
  • NO INPUT is required.
  • submit a full program or function or whatever similar.

The code that I used :



int main()
    char a[15],b[]="-\\|/";
    int i=0,j=0,ms;
        wsprintf(a,"loading %c %d ",b[i],j++);
            //This part is to make the output look cool
            case 0:ms=1;break;
            case 1:ms=2;break;
            case 2:ms=5;break;
            case 3:ms=10;break;
            case 4:ms=15;break;
            case 5:ms=20;break;
            case 6:ms=25;break;
            case 7:ms=50;break;
            case 8:ms=500;
        Sleep(ms);  //Otherwise this is supposed to be random
        if(j<101)   //like this Sleep(rand()%750+1);


  • the code with least bytes wins.

Consider the action of $\mathbb{Z}/p^\times$ the units of $\mathbb{Z}/p$ on the classifying space $B\mathbb{Z}/p$ by left multiplication on the $n$-simplices $$ \alpha\cdot (g_1,...,g_n)=(\alpha g_1,...,\alpha g_n). $$ Here $B\mathbb{Z}/p$ denotes the usual model as the realization of the simplicial set whose $n$-simplices are $(\mathbb{Z}/p)^n$. Note that the action is free on the $n$-tuples that are different than the one consisting of only zeros.

Then what can be said about the quotient space $(B\mathbb{Z}/p)/\mathbb{Z}/p^\times$? Such as its homotopy type, homology groups...