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If I know C++, can I wing my OS course which is done purely in C?

Learn Programming - 5 hours 55 min ago

I've learned C++ as part of my Object Oriented Programming Course. I'll be taking an Operating System course next semester and the professor makes us do everything in C.

Will my knowledge in C++ alone be sufficient to do well in that course or should I take some time prior to starting the course to learn C concepts that are not covered in C++/ or is different in C++.

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[C++] Integer comparison code works on my machines but not code submission website (Hackerrank)

Learn Programming - 5 hours 55 min ago

I have a solution for this problem:

I have the following code:

#include <iostream> #include <vector> #include <cstdio> using namespace std; int global_int; void vectorGenerator(){ vector<int> fourIntegers(4); for (vector<int>::size_type i = 0; i < 4; i++) { cin >> fourIntegers[i]; } for (vector<int>::size_type i = 0; i < 4; i++) { int x; if (fourIntegers[i]>=x) { x = fourIntegers[i]; global_int = x; } //else {;} } } int main() { vectorGenerator(); cout<< global_int; return 0; }

On my console (I use CLion) I get results like this:

/home/_____/CLionProjects/untitled3/cmake-build-debug/untitled3 1 23 1 3 23 Process finished with exit code 0

Hackerrank doesn't accept my answer. I was hoping someone could test the code on their machine so I can see if it's on their end or mine.

Also, if anyone would like to critique or improve the code, I'd greatly appreciate the feedback!

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PDFelement 6.7.3 - Create, edit, convert, sign, and perform OCR on PDF files.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 56 min ago

Wondershare PDFelement can help you convert any PDF (even one created from a scan) to any format, as well as allow you to edit, annotate, or sign it. It is an excellent partner for business or study, or for editing forms for a trip. It's an excellent alternative to Adobe Acrobat.

Note: price reflected on the listing is for the "Pro" version of the app.

Version 6.7.3:
  • Support to edit Form XObjects in PDF documents.
  • Fixed the crash issue that might happen when closing some PDF files with comments.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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SoundDesk 4.3.2 - Professional mixing software.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 2 min ago

SoundDesk, by LoudLAB, can be used by audio professionals to mix on-the-fly, by musicians to record a rehearsal, and anything else that involves mixing or routing digital audio.

  • Audio Units - SoundDesk has up to 12 Audio Units inserts on every channel and up to 4 on the master section, so you can use your favourite plug-ins. Furthermore, each channel displays the delay introduced by the plug-ins, and lets the user correct the unwanted time shift.
  • Routing - All channels can receive any real input and send to any real output, master section or auxiliary. Making the routing possibilities of SoundDesk only limited by your hardware. Channels can be either mono, stereo or auxiliary receivers, and you can switch between options at any time.
  • Mixing - Up to 48x2 input paths (48 stereo channels), 54x2 output paths and 12 Aux sends per channel (pre- or post-fader). >Each channel is equipped with a DC blocker, a noise or wave generator and a delay unit. The user can assign names and colours to individual channels. Goniometers and PPM meters on all channels.
  • Master Tools - SoundDesk 3 includes a stereo 3 or 2-Way Linear Phase Crossover, a "Analogue Warmth" option (tube like overdrive and tape like saturation) and a spectrograph at the master channel. The master channel can be recorded in real-time and saved as: AIFF, WAVE, FLAC, CAF, Sound Designer II, NeXT/Sun, MPEG-4, Apple Lossless or AAC files.
  • MIDI Control - SoundDesk can communicate with the Mackie Control Protocol, HUI MIDI Mapping Protocol and standard CC devices. The CC mode includes a simple MIDI mapping system designed to ease communications between your devices and SoundDesk.
  • Wireless Control Surface - SoundDesk can also be controlled by a device with TouchOSC installed and connected to the same Wi-Fi network. TouchOSC (from is a simple and customisable OSC controller, which means you can customise the layouts (included) and upload them into your device of choice with the TouchOSC Editor.

Version 4.3.2:

Note: The downloadable demo is version 4.3.2; the version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 4.2.

  • New Plug-in Manager.
  • Other stability improvements.

  • OS X 10.11.6 or later

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guys i gotta say

whoever wrote modern discrete math books has a sense of humor and i appreciate that

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Plex Media Player - Complete media playback solution.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 9 min ago

Note: Plex Home Theater is deprecated and no longer in development. We have focused our efforts on the newer Plex Media Player app instead and recommend moving to that app.

Plex Media Player is the go-to app for Home Theater PCs (HTPCs) connected to big screen TVs. Your collection of videos, music, and photos never looked so good!

  • The ultimate home theater experience - Your HTPC running Plex Media Player gives you the best possible playback experience on a dizzying array of configurations. From PCs to Raspberry Pis to Mac Minis, Plex Media Player is the most powerful, sophisticated way to play media in your home theater. Simple and intuitive controls give you the cleanest, most theater-like viewing experience. Power users and media junkies rejoice!
  • Easy to search and browse - Plex Media Player has powerful live search capabilities that allow you to quickly find that movie, show, or song you are looking for. Plex also provides helpful suggestions when you don’t really know what you want.
  • Plays anything, anywhere - Plex Media Player gives you both a beautiful HTPC experience and a slick desktop media player experience. Whether you are home or away, you can easily play any file type with the world’s most powerful playback engine. It’s the ultimate media player!

Plex Media Player comes as a free app, with an option to upgrade to a Premium plan.

  • Fixed an issue connecting to Plex Cloud servers

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Learn Programming - 6 hours 10 min ago


Are there similar sites to and that support Import posts from RSS feed and with automatic canonical URL inclusion and a text pointing to the original post?

Example of imported article with rss and automatic inclusion of canonical URL and a final reference to the original web site:

Thanks Miguel

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GitKraken 4.0.5 - Cross-platform Git client.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 16 min ago

Note: This download is temporarily unavailable. Selecting download on this page will direct you to the developer's where a download may be found.

GitKraken is a cross-platform Git client with efficiency, elegance, and reliability at its core. It was made for devs, by devs. GitKraken makes Git commands and processes easy, fast, and intuitive. Enjoy a visually appealing experience that requires fewer interactions, allows for more fluid workflows, and provides total functionality.

Version 4.0.5:
  • Readded editor setting to change the font family. Changing this setting will alter the font in the Diff, File, History, & Blame Views.

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Fastest way to create an xml file

Learn Programming - 6 hours 20 min ago

Hello guys, i was wondering what is the fastest way to make an xml file faster....i was trying to mess with the excel xml mapping but i couldnt export it.

here is an example of my xml file: Xml sample

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Looking for an ultra-portable (13.3", Canada, $1100 CAD)

Hello, I'm looking into grabbing an ultraportable device that I can take with me instead of lugging the gaming laptop around, and to replace my super aged Surface 3 (10" tablet).

I'm looking to do photo editting (lightroom), and other than that, web surfing and netflix/watching videos. The performance of the intel 620 igpu is good enough for me to play light games. A 2in1 is nice, for when I have the urge to draw, or to watch movies in an airplane or just have the flexibility. But in all honesty, it's more of a luxury than anything else.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1100 CAD, Canada

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good Battery Life, overall usability 2in1 would be nice, but is a luxury - I don't mind regular laptop. Just no detachables.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Important, this will be a laptop specifically for travel/mobility

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13.3"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Lightroom, Photo Director 9 for Photo editting.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I plan to run most GPU intensive games at low settings, if any at all. Overwatch, Warthunder, and Killing Floor would be the most intensive. Night In the Woods, Jalopy, Starbound, Stardew Valley - lighter weight games more likely.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good Keyboard, touchpad above average, and reliable build quality. 90% sRGB coverage is good, closer to that is what I'd prefer, better than that would be perfect.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

I've looked at a few options.

HP x360 13.3" (2500u, 256gb SSD, 2in1) for $1,099 CAD - Seems cheap for a powerful 2in1, but I've heard really bad things about battery life being less than 4 hours for some.

HP 13 (13-ah0001ca, 8250u, 256gb SSD), for 1,099 CAD (special offer right now) - People seem to like this? Though in Canada, it's 8250u and UHD 620, no Mx150 that I sometimes see on the US side. It's fine, makes it cheaper. Keyboard on all the new HP laptops are to my liking though.

Lenovo Yoga 730 (8250u, 256gb SSD, 2in1), for around 1,099 as well. (I have found a yoga 720 for $800 CAD used on ebay) - Heard about amazing battery life, than horrific battery life.

Zenbook 13 UX331UA (8250u, 256gb SSD) also for $1,099 CAD. - This is one I've done the least research on.

Acer Spin 5? The specs and price are pretty compelling - But I've had really bad experiences with Acer before though, so I'm a little hesistant here.

Another option is to get a refurbished X360 Spectre (13.3", 8550u, 516 NVME SSD) for $1,149 from ebay - I've heard a lot of stories about the QC on this particular model and how many have been burned by it.

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Bee Invoicing 2.0.3 - Easy-to-use application that simplifies invoicing.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 28 min ago

Bee Invoicing lets you print and send invoices and quotes in PDF format, plus track customer payments and view balances still due on invoices. With Bee Invoicing, you'll be able to easily track all customers, projects, invoices, quotes, and time, and can even generate packing lists and customer statements! Best of all, Bee Invoicing lets you get started quickly by importing items from a spreadsheet, and customers from your contacts.

All of Bee Invoicing data is stored locally on your computer.

  • Print and send invoices and quotes in PDF format.
  • Generate PDF packing lists and customer statements.
  • Track customer payments and view outstanding balances on your invoices.
  • The Dashboard gives a big picture outlook of your company using statistics and charts.
  • Track your customers, projects, invoices, quotes and time.
  • Items: Create them one at a time or import from a spreadsheet. Categorize items by product group.
  • Customers: Create them one at a time, or import directly from your contacts
  • Tag important entries.
  • Data stored locally on your computer.
  • Simple to use and easy access to all of your data.
  • Support for multiple companies
  • Flexibility with currencies, invoice numbering, tax rates, discounts, shipping and much more!
  • Receive all future software updates free. No monthly fees!

Version 2.0.3:
  • Allow Customers to be created "on-the-fly" during Invoicing
  • When new Product Group added, scroll to and select new group.
  • When selecting (highlighting) an Invoice line, highlighted text should go white against a dark background.
  • Due Date & Delivery Date automatically "ticked" when date updated.
  • Bug fixes

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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UniPlayer 20 - The look and feel of iOS in just one place.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 33 min ago

UniPlayer is an Applescript-based application that performs various different tasks from it's main window. With it, you can access hard disks, the web, write and recall notes and, especially, play the user's iTunes music. Each item carries basic features which, in most cases, is all it takes! Several - music, books, Internet - can run simultaneously and also controlled using the standard Mac OS shortcuts. All of this with an iOS look-and-feel! And, by simulating a real device, click on the botton's window to proceed or cancel tasks.

Version 20:
  • New interface and general improvements

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • iTunes 10 or later
  • Flash Player (the latest version, for our arcade games) allowed in FileVault or Safari Preferences

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GlueMotion 1.1.0 - Create timelapse videos from photos.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 38 min ago

GlueMotion is the perfect tool for time lapse photographers. The application allows you to batch edit, deflicker and assemble sequences of images into time lapse movies. GlueMotion has been made to save your time and guide you during the process of creation. By using the included batch editing tool, you will not have to use additional applications.
GlueMotion is able to crop, rotate, flip and adjust colors of your photos such as exposure, saturation or brightness. Moreover the application is able to deflicker the sequences of photos. In other words, GlueMotion will analyze your photos and select automatically the optimal brightness correction for each image. The application is designed for professional needs. That is why it can handle several hundreds of thousands of images painlessly. In addition, all industry-standard formats are supported.
The application can import PNG, JPEG as well as all RAW image formats supported by macOS. The exported movie can be encoded in H.264, Apple ProRes as well as HEVC. This version has been optimized for macOS High Sierra and later. Moreover the application is available in 7 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese). Feedbacks can be sent directly from the application. In this way, you can contact us for any kind of suggestions and improvements in few clicks.

Version 1.1.0:
  • Added a new experimental deflickering engine- Added support of macOS Mojave
  • Fixed minor issues

  • macOS 10.13 or later

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Any good websites/tutorials to learn blockchains?

Learn Programming - 6 hours 39 min ago

Hi everyone.

I'm interested to know how one could learn/program block chains? It feels like a pretty new area in CS, seeing as it's difficult to find any tutorials or books to start learning.

Any ideas where I can get a good understanding and also the ability to program in this area?


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Tayasui Sketches 4.6 - Versatile and user-friendly sketching drawing tool.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 41 min ago

Tayasui Sketches is a versatile and user-friendly sketching app.

  • Over 20 ultra realistic tools
  • Incredibly realistic watercolor wet brushes
  • Smart Brushes Editor
  • Color Eyedropper
  • Color editor
  • Import photos

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

Version 4.6:
  • Added new brushesCorrected bugs regarding PSD import

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Weekly [Discussion] Thread

Pull up a chair and put that work away, it's Friday! /r/Tasker open discussion starts now

Allowed topics - Post your tasks/profiles

  • Screens/Plugins

  • "Stupid" questions

  • Anything Android

Happy Friday!

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