Why do I sometimes see a file named something like “.nfs000000000048134c000001e7” when I run ls -a?

I’m ssh’d into a server running some form of linux. Here’s what ls -al returns: -rwxr-xr-x 1 ari csugrad 12088 Jan 20 20:33 .nfs000000000048134e000001e8 It’s an executable file, and executing it seems to print 8 bytes of nonsense (which is EXACTLY what the program I’m currently debugging is doing – coincidence?). Furthermore, lessing it reveals that its mostly in binary, but with a LOT of parts that correspond to actual strings (strings, as in half static…

"Why do I sometimes see a file named something like “.nfs000000000048134c000001e7” when I run ls -a?"

How to configure Google Calendar to parse an Event start time like it did in the past

Google Calendar changed structure a few days ago. In the new UI when entering the start time of the event as the first word of the title the new UI does not apply it to the event scheduling anymore: Instead the event is defaulting to All Day. When I uncheck All Day it uses some apparently random start time: When I have a series of events to enter it is inconvenient to go and update…

"How to configure Google Calendar to parse an Event start time like it did in the past"

(shrink/elongate) range size but distribute values equally in excel

I have a number of project costs per month that I am trying to normalize to analyze. Around 100 projects with different lengths (shortest is 18 months and longest is 123 months) I’m trying to average them all to a 100 months total so the 123 months project will shrink to 100 months, and the 18 months project will get enlarged to 100 months. However, I need the cost to get distributed in proportion.

"(shrink/elongate) range size but distribute values equally in excel"

How to create cover art for albums that are missing cover.jpg?

I have a bit of mixed bag music folders going on. Some have folder.jpg, some have cover.jpg and some do not have any album art in them but the songs have album art embed in the audio format. And some of my albums are missing cover art totally. What I want is to create cover.jpg(or folder.jpg or album.jpg etc) for the album folders that are missing them as long as there could be at least…

"How to create cover art for albums that are missing cover.jpg?"

How to Repair Windows Loader (on dev/sda1) in GRUB Menu

I have a dual boot setup (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04) on HP Elitebook 840 G1. I am currently able to boot into Ubuntu without any issues. However, Windows recently updated and since then, one of my Windows 10 Loaders (on /dev/sda1) has not been working. From the Grub menu, Windows 10 Loader (on /dev/sda1) usually brings me to various Windows 10 boot options for Windows, Macrium, Windows Recovery etc. Here is my process: Start…

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UDP Broadcasting Not Working on Some Routers?

I have a game that runs on mobile devices and connects two of them together by using UDP Broadcast and simultaneously listening and broadcasting. On most home wifi networks, this works well (corporate networks are a different story). However, on others, the devices just can’t find each other. I’m not well versed enough in home networking to know why this would be the case, but I’d love to know some possible causes so I can…

"UDP Broadcasting Not Working on Some Routers?"

What is the offical way to update Windows 10 without connecting it to the internet?

I have a couple of computers that I use as database shards and are not connected to the internet. I have the firewall blocking all ports and ip addresses except for ones directly dealing with the database master. I want to control every single patch and update that is installed on these offline slaves. Googling it provides some ways using 3rd party tools. But I was wondering what is the windows recommends as the offline…

"What is the offical way to update Windows 10 without connecting it to the internet?"

GTX 1070 generates artifacts while gaming, but disappears instantly afterwards

My 1070 is brand new, bought only a few months ago, and I believe my case has sufficient cooling (GPU hits 75C while playing Battlefield 4). I also vacuumed the case and did a reinstall of win10. The artifact is not a checkboard but a quick white flash. I can still play my game during this time, and afterward. Any help would be nice.

"GTX 1070 generates artifacts while gaming, but disappears instantly afterwards"