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Is the word Desultory used frequently?

Today in my writing class I wrote: a desultory conversation, then I was told the word desultory is so rarely used and I should avoid using these kind of words in my academic writing. I want to ask if I can use this word in my writing or my essay at all?

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macOS (Catalina) Disabled Input Monitoring

I have an application that I need to add to the input monitoring section of Security/Privacy. For some reason when I click on it and then unlock I don’t even get an empty list, I get nothing and there’s no more “+” to add to the list….

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“tops” meaning “props” or “kudos”

I recently heard “tops” used in a way similar to “kudos” and “props”. Kid 1: Hey Palet, tops on your strategy man. Kid 2: What strategy? Kid 1: You know, start off with the psycho whore and work you way up from there. Yeah I just hope you’re banging her by now. Trust me it […]

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What is the reason of defining multiple meanings of a single word?

For example: the word – “legend” has below two meanings as a noun. a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated. an extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field. Why not just have another word for the different meaning. Does it serve any purpose in enriching the language or for […]

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Are they correct possessive pronouns or not everyone’s and Anybody’s?

Are they correct possessive pronouns or not everyone’s and Anybody’s? I have read that we can use his possessive pronoun for everyone. There are no pronouns like everyone’s and Anybody’s.

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What a granny is supposed to say to respond to “Thank You”?

A post gives “8 Ways to Respond to Thank You”. I didn’t find one is appropriate the following situation. Imagine that, a granny prepares a breakfast for her grandson. Grandson: thank you, granny. Granny: That’s OK. which sounds weird, right? So, what a granny is supposed to say to respond to “Thank You”?

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Why there is extra probeID in microarry Raw data (CEL) as compare to data in Series Matrix File & SOFT formatted family file?

#Series Matrix File(s) >data_matrix<- getGEO(filename=”GSE115167_series_matrix.txt.gz”) >dim(exprs(data_matrix)) [1] 49395 12 #SOFT formatted family file(s) >data_soft<-getGEO(filename=”GSE115167_family.soft.gz”) >probesets <- Table(GPLList(data_soft)[[1]])$ID >data_soft1<- do.call(“cbind”, lapply(GSMList(data_soft), function(x) { tab <- Table(x) mymatch <- match(probesets, tab$ID_REF) return(tab$VALUE[mymatch])})) >data_soft1 <- apply(data_soft1, 2, function(x) { as.numeric(as.character(x))}) >rownames(data_soft1) <- probesets >colnames(data_soft1) <- names(GSMList(data_soft)) >dim(data_soft1) [1] 49395 12 #Raw data (GSE115167_RAW) .CEL file >data_raw <- ReadAffy(widget=TRUE) […]

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The macOS system must be configured so that the su command requires smart card authentication

I am following some hardening guide and in the specific I am doing the AOSX-14-003051 V-95983 from the following website: https://vaulted.io/library/disa-stigs-srgs/apple_os_x_1014_mojave_security_technical_implementation_guide You can open the website and search for the keywords AOSX-14-003051 or you can search for the keywords V-95983 If you read the Fix Text Column and the Check Content Column I am not […]

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Is Mac hardware with the T2 chip vulnerable to the latest Intel CSME exploit?

Based on this exploit, are recent Macs with the T2 chip affected, I ask as I wonder how much Apple relies on its own silicon vs Intel CSME. This is a disaster, how is Intel surviving this stuff. I read that the T2 chip has its own Secure Enclave and immutable BootROM, and it verifies […]

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Compound numeral adjectives

I wonder about the “and in compounds numeral adjectives: should I say “a five-hundred-AND-forty-six-metre-tall/high tower” or should I remove the AND? Do I correctly place the hyphens?