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Child div doesn't inherit parent's div background-color

I have a parent div with two child divs. I want the parent div and the child divs to have a blue background color when it's hovered. But the child divs doesn't inherit the background color. It is o...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Bennshinpoes‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by r~~‭

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white screen issues but not in USB tethering mode

I am getting a white screen issue for my angular portal, only if I am not using "USB tethering". When I use home/office wifi, and mobile hotspot, I get a white screen when I use USB tethering fro...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by SmartestVEGA‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Ethan‭

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org.apache.http.NoHttpResponseException: nginx.apps.cloud.cloud.local:443 failed to respond

Getting the following error only when I call a post API through Nginx [0m[31m12:48:35,903 ERROR [io.acurio.hub.api.rest.impl.DesignsResource] (default task-16) Failed to invoke workflow: com.masha...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by SmartestVEGA‭

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Cast uninitialized variable to (void)

Is it undefined behaviour to cast an uninitialized variable to (void)? Example: int main() { int x; (void)x; return 0; }

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Estela‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Ethan‭

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Jenkins failed to delete a file - why? How to prevent?

We are using Jenkins to run our system tests on a regular schedule. The Jenkins job downloads some python scripts from Perforce, runs them and compares the outputs with known-good results. The pro...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by anatolyg‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by anatolyg‭

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What is HEAD in Git?

In Git documentation, there are lots of references to the term "HEAD". But what exactly is it? Some places refer to it as "a pointer to the current branch". So it's a branch? What is it used for?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by hkotsubo‭

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Input date in Angular Material date picker in dd/MM/yyyyy format

I am trying to create an application that takes a date as user input which is then passed as a parameter to an API call. The local date format is dd/MM/yyyy. I want the user to be able to enter t...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by mcalex‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by tmpod‭

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ffmpeg: apply a filter from a start time to the end of the video

I'm using ffmpeg to apply a filter in between two time points. I am using the between() operator to specify the times. For example, to apply the yadif filter between 30 and 90 seconds I run: ffmpe...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Trevor‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Trevor‭

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When I use the piecewise function I get more columns in the output

I have this code syms t y(t) = t*heaviside(t)*heaviside(1-t); x(t) = piecewise(0<=t<=1,1,t<0,0,t>1,0); l = -2:0.01:2; disp(y(l)); disp(x(l)); and in the output, I ge...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by MissMulan‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Alexei‭

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What should I read if I knew C++ twenty years ago? [closed]

For someone who was familiar with C++ in the past and is coming back to it after a long break, what are some useful books that won't waste time with basics but will cover the new features of the mo...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Fred Wamsley‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Alexei‭

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Is there any benefit to using new?

I've heard that in modern C++, smart pointers are preferred to raw pointers for ownership (the so-called RAII principle, as I understand it). This makes sense, and since then I've always used them...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Create a list of Niven numbers in Python

There's this new challenge on Code Golf CD and I'm using Python to do it. A little bit of golfing already took place, so the code might look a bit messy for you. Anyway, I'm proud of what I've writ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Dirk Herrmann‭

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How to do private encapsulation in C?

I'm using an object-oriented design for my C project and trying to implement classes with private encapsulation. How do I do this? Some things I've tried that are problematic: Using a struct f...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Can UWPNuGetPackages be moved to another drive?

I'm trying to make a UWP app in Visual studio, but the NuGet package files have been huge. They just don't fit on my SSD, but I do have an HDD I could theoretically use. After a bunch of tinkering...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Ullallulloo‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Ullallulloo‭

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Why is boolean value f (false) defined as a parsing-word while t (true) is not in Factor?

I noticed when attempting to generate random booleans that t and f are not treated in the same way: t random ! Error f random ! returns a value In the factor 0.98 and 0.99 documentation, t is ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Razetime‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Alexei‭

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How to get a default value from an assoc in Factor programming language

To get a value from an assoc and provide a default value if the value does not exist, I am using the following definition: :: at-def ( key assoc default -- value ) key assoc ?at [ drop default ] w...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Razetime‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by erg‭

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How to create a quotation containing the given token in a syntax word in Factor programming language

I am trying to define a syntax word as follows: USING: kernel syntax parser fry prettyprint ; IN: syn-try SYNTAX: syn scan-word '[ _ ] . ; Given a word, I want to create a quotation conta...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Razetime‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Alexei‭

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How to manage user-specific application data on Linux?

I am developing an application that targets Linux-based OS, and I need to store the user's configuration, metadata and other things in a persistent way (i.e. on the file system). I know that one c...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Björn‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by celtschk‭

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How to plot table from pandas dataframe

MWE import pandas as pd import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt df = pd.DataFrame(np.random.rand(9, 4), columns=['a', 'b', 'c', 'd']) df.plot.bar(table=True) # don't want plot, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by mcp‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by __blackjack__‭

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Keep local branch changes to resolve all remaining conflicts in a merge

On branch-x, I do git merge branch-y Now there are some conflicts, and git status shows Changes to be committed: new file: a new file: b Unmerged paths: (use "git a...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

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What is the Python Global Interpreter Lock?

What exactly is the Python Global Interpreter Lock (GIL)? As someone who is relatively new to Python, is this something I need to be aware of, or is this just some implementation detail of the inte...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Derek Elkins‭

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How to correctly daemonize a Rocket-based app?

Summary I'm refactoring a Rust-based service/daemon to move away from gRPC and use a Rocket-based API instead. I'm also using the daemonize crate to turn the foreground process into a background p...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by ghost-in-the-zsh‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by ghost-in-the-zsh‭

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How to add vertical lines for visual separation in pandas plot

MWE import pandas as pd import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt df = pd.DataFrame(np.random.rand(9, 4), columns=['a', 'b', 'c', 'd']) df.plot.bar() plt.show() Question Ho...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by mcp‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by samcarter‭

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How to use grep to print only specific word from a string

I have a variable that contains a string: $CCSR = "branches/features/arm_and_musl" I want to get only the part after the last /. In this case it's "arm_and_musl" but it can be anything. So som...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Megan‭  ·  edited 1y ago by hkotsubo‭

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Need help in migrating a Python2 custom middleware to current Python3 version

class ExtendUserSession(MiddlewareMixin): """ Extend authenticated user's sessions so they don't have to log back in following 15 minutes (set by Django's default `SESSION_COOKIE_A...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by roronoa_zoroDR‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Do you need to use std::move to store a parameter passed by value?

If you have a class which needs to store a construction parameter internally, and you want to take advantage of move semantics, I understand that the parameter should be passed by value: class Foo...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Dirk Herrmann‭

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How to configure .gitignore to ignore all files except a certain directory

MWE In the terminal run: mkdir mwe cd mwe mkdir dir touch f1.txt f2.pdf dir/f1.txt dir/f2.pdf git init . Create a .gitignore with: * # ignore all !dir/ # except this directory ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by mcp‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Working with a generic class that uses a type that should be of generic type

I have followed Nick Chapsas' tutorial to avoid throwing a ValidationException to treat validation errors and instead rely on LanguageExt.Common.Result<> from LanguageExt library. I have ma...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Alexei‭

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How to efficiently remove every occurrence of one string inside another

I have two strings and want to remove every occurrence of the second string inside the first one starting from the beginning of the first string and as if each occurrence was removed immediately. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by dumplings‭  ·  edited 1y ago by __blackjack__‭

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How to migrate NLog configuration from XML file(s) to application settings (JSON)?

I have just created an ASP.NET Core 6 application and added NLog support for logging: NLogBuilder.ConfigureNLog("nlog.config").GetCurrentClassLogger() However, this API is almost deprecated as ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Alexei‭

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How to generate lots of hyperlinks rather fast using ClosedXML library?

I am using ClosedXML library to generate an Excel containing thousands of hyperlinks using cell's Hyperlink property: cell.SetValue(text).Hyperlink = new XLHyperlink(url); Such a call takes abo...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Alexei‭

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What allows a string slice (&str) to outlive its scope?

As a relative newcomer to Rust, I'm trying to understand the behaviour of lifetimes, but I am confused by the following code: let s: &str = "first"; let mut r: &str = s; println!("First ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Moshi‭

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VBScript Listener in SSRS

Is it possible to add listeners via VBScript/ JS directly into a SRSS report? Goal: Track changes of input fields and key press inside the wrapper React based on the events Directly in the...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Yolanda‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Alexei‭

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Assert that some code is not present in the final binary, at compile or link time.

I'd like to assert that some code can be optimized out, and is not present in the final binary object. #define CONSTANT 0 #if (!CONSTANT) [[landmine_A]] #endif static int foo(void); void...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by alx‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by alx‭

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Regarding the implementation of data structures.

I'm attempting a question to do with data structures, file streams & linked lists. The code isn't complete yet as I am still halfway working on it. I am required to use data structures in the d...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by dumplings‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Alexei‭

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How can I modify the code above to accept string as user input and use strcmp to compare with the contents of the text file & then delete that line?

I want to enter a string to compare with the text file, and if that word matches, then I want to delete that line containing that string. How can I modify the code below, since the code below take...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by dumplings‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Alexei‭

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Problems with data structures and filestreams.

So I just started learning how to use file-streams in C & decided to attempt a question which is to do with library management in C, however I am currently encountering some problems and feel l...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by dumplings‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Alexei‭

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Why does fopen return NULL?

#include<stdio.h> #include<stdlib.h> int main (void){ FILE *cfPtr; char name[15]; int ID; if ((cfPtr = fopen("draft.txt","w")) == NULL){ printf("File could n...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by dumplings‭  ·  edited 1y ago by dumplings‭

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How to pass in a readable file (stream) to a Zig function?

Most of the example code in the Zig online docs is in the form of test blocks. Sadly, this means there aren't quite enough examples of how to write functions. Given that one has a readable file, p...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by aghast‭

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PGP sign emails sent with git-send-email(1)

How can we use git-send-email(1) to sign patches (emails) with the gpg(1) keyring? I've heard it can be done, but couldn't find anything in the git-send-email(1) documentation nor in a web search.

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by alx‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by alx‭

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How to define custom configurations in new-style .csproj?

Problem I'm trying to update some projects from old-style .csproj: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project ToolsVersion="14.0" DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.mi...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Peter Taylor‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭

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array of arrays vs array of pointers to store array of string literals

Let's consider the following code: const char a[][4] = {"aa", "aaa"}; const char *b[] = {"bb", "bbb"}; const char *const c[] = {"cc", "ccc"}; For shared libraries, both b and c arrays require...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by alx‭  ·  edited 1y ago by alx‭

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Vim: how to search for all instances of a string, except for those that are between two specific strings

Using Vim, I am trying to search for all instances of a specific string, except for those that fall somewhere in between two other specific strings. For example, I want to determine all instances ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Trevor‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Dirk Herrmann‭

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Order a subcollection from linq

I am using linq/EF core to retrieve data via an API call. How do I sort the collection of related data for each retrieved entity? Assume the following structure: an Order is made on a certain da...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by mcalex‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Alexei‭

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Is it possible to undo a git reset?

For some reason, I just wanted to undo a commit on my git repository, which I've done with the following command: git reset --soft HEAD~1 So far, so good. However, by mistake I issued the comma...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Alexei‭

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How to solve missing JAR files error from Ant

I keep getting this error: Cause: the class org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.optional.ssh.SSHExec was not found. This looks like one of Ant's optional components. Action: Check that the ap...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Megan‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Megan‭

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C# WPF datagrid not persisting inserts

I am working with VS 2022 and trying to make a WPF MVVM application. The application updates the items displayed in the datagrid, persisting the changes to the database upon save. However, adding a...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by FrankLuke‭

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Child process works only once after the parent's two calls to scanf

This program creates a child process and shares two integers (base and height) through the shared memory. The parent process asks four times to insert two integers and wait for the child process t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Luca_Impellizzeri‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Alexei‭

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How to set update-crypto-policies to LEGACY in Dockerfile

So im trying to do RUN update-crypto-policies --set LEGACY in my Dockerfile as I was getting an error "Failed to load certificate from file 'client-rsa.pem':''ee key too small". But when I build...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Megan‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Megan‭

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How to open a file and edit its content in groovy script

I have a Makefile in my Jenkins job's workspace, that I want to edit out certain parts from and then save it, before running next part of the script that uses this Makefile. The part that I want t...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Megan‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Alexei‭