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Using 7zip to extract a CAB file of drivers. Where do you extract them?

I have a Dell E5450 and I have downloaded the Windows 10 driver pack cab file from Dell. I’d like to use 7zip to extract these driver files to their proper location on the windows computer only using the command line. I have read that windows 10 .inf files need to live in C:\WINDOWS\INF and […]

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Can Kevin McCarthy realistically be elected Speaker of the House, albeit temporarily?

There are various articles floating around noting that incumbent Speaker Nancy Pelosi faces "tight margins" for the Speaker’s election, especially since the coronavirus pandemic may force some members into self-isolation, resulting in them unable to be physically present on the floor to vote on January 3. From The Hill: “Let’s say, just theoretically, we had […]

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Powering 12V 35W halogen bulbs with a constant current supply

I’m revisiting an old project, and I want to see if there is anything I could have done differently, or if I missed any important details or considerations. Basically, I used a constant current driver (designed for LEDs) to power and dim a halogen bulb. The driver is a MeanWell HLG-100H-20AB, and the bulb is […]

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Powering 12V 35W halogen bulbs with a constant current supply

I’m revisiting an old project, and I want to see if there is anything I could have done differently, or if I missed any important details or considerations. Basically, I used a constant current driver (designed for LEDs) to power and dim a halogen bulb. The driver is a MeanWell HLG-100H-20AB, and the bulb is […]

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Under current law and procedure, if texas seceeded from the union, what would happen to the military budget?

Under current law and procedure, if texas seceeded from the union, what would happen to the military budget? In 1861 this was simple, the north paid everything so it was unaffected. Now, it’s almost the opposite situation. Here says DESC reported that its 4 top domestic suppliers included Shell, Valero Marketing and Supply Company, ExxonMobil, […]

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How to use laptop i/o devices **transparently** for mac mini

I was thinking about getting a mac mini and have inevitably run into the question of how to make use of the thing that has integrated all the necessary IO devices, namely, the laptop. Googling "mac mini laptop as monitor" gives only application-level workarounds like VNC screen sharing, which requires a monitor for first setup, […]

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How to use laptop i/o devices **transparently** for mac mini

I was thinking about getting a mac mini and have inevitably run into the question of how to make use of the thing that has integrated all the necessary IO devices, namely, the laptop. Googling "mac mini laptop as monitor" gives only application-level workarounds like VNC screen sharing, which requires a monitor for first setup, […]

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The meaning of “Fix Version” field in Jira, while working in agile, microservices and CI/CD processes

When working on a monolith application in a "waterfall" process, a "Fix Version" field makes a lot of sense. Say you have the "November 2020" planned release, you can add/plan dozens of relevant bugs and features to that release. Other bugs and features may be planned for the next release of "December 2020" and so […]

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Using enzymes, could you have a reaction without energy

This may be more of a chemistry question, but while learning about biology I’ve been learning about reactions and catalysts, specifically the phosphorylation of glucose by hexokinase. And I’ve been wondering, theoretically, could an enzyme bind together two molecules without any added energy. Just doing things like bringing the molecules closer together and releasing positive […]

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How to create mutually referencing data structures in Haskell?

I’ve exploited the fact that when the JVM creates an object (immutable or not), its pointer is created before its fields are initialized. That allows me to create something like this: class BackRefdNode(val parent:Option[BackRefdNode], node:ClassicNode){ val children=node.children.map{c=> new BackRefdNode(Some(this), c) } That’s not the case (as far as I know) with Haskell, and if that’s […]