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  • Can I still do the IB diploma?

    I am interested in completing the IB diploma; however, I am already in precalculus as a sophomore, which is the first year of IB mathematics HL. Therefore, I would essentially be taking IB mathematics HL through my sophomore and junior years, taking the HL exam at the end of my junior year.

    Is that allowed? If not, what can I do to still have a chance for the diploma?

    1 AnswerPrimary & Secondary Education1 decade ago
  • Teaching self motivation?

    My family is trying to teach my younger brother (he's about 14) to take initiative and be self-motivated (in all aspects of his life, not just in education). However, we're in uncharted waters here, and doing some research isn't helping. I've found tons of sources to teach yourself self-motivation and initiative, but not anything useful in terms of teaching others those same skills, especially at the teenage years. Any ideas? (resources and/or strategies would be greatly appreciated)

    1 AnswerOther - Social Science1 decade ago
  • Making sense of archiving and lossless compression?

    For everyday files and folders, there are many data compression and archive formats, such as zip, gz, 7z, bzip2, and such, and there are many algorithms, such as DEFLATE, LZMA, LZX, etc. If you have all these choices, are there guidelines for which one you should use, depending on what you are doing? Are there certain circumstances under one of them is the best one to use, and are their certain circumstances where some are bad?

    This is really confusing me, and I've looked everywhere, and can't find an answer. Perhaps someone could shed some light on this.

    3 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago
  • Strange Mac files - what are they?

    If you have any file, for example "blah.txt", that you put onto a Mac, when you bring it back to Windows, it has a secondary file called "._blah.txt". What exactly are those things and what to they do?

    1 AnswerOther - Computers1 decade ago
  • How to cross out stuff on AP computer science exams?

    I know on the AP English and History exams, they just have you double strike what you don't want taken into consideration, but is it the same with AP computer science? Or do you comment out the code (by putting "//" or "/*...*/"?

    1 AnswerStandards & Testing1 decade ago
  • How much homework do you get in AP US history and AP Physics C?

    And is the combination overwhelming?

    By the way, I will be a sophomore, if that helps any.

    2 AnswersPrimary & Secondary Education1 decade ago
  • Outlook 2007 personal folders missing?

    I just logged into Outlook 2007. All my personal folders are gone, and there's no .pst file anywhere. Anyone know how to fix this?

    1 AnswerSoftware1 decade ago
  • Importing java files from outside normal jdk?

    I know that if you want to import something, you say "import something.something.Something", like "import java.util.Set" or "import java.awt.event.*". But, is there a way to use the import statement to import files from other locations on your computer? Or, if not, is there any way to somehow incorporate them into your program without manually dragging them into whatever package you are using every time you want to use them?

    2 AnswersProgramming & Design1 decade ago
  • How to access C drive using a vista boot cd command prompt?

    I'm trying to access my C drive using a windows vista CD command prompt. I have the command prompt up and everything, but it's stuck in the X drive. When I try to say "cd C:\" or something like that, it doesn't do anything. I have the right permissions and everything, because I can see my files when I try to save a notepad, but it's really important that the command prompt is at the C drive or that some window can be opened in the C drive.

    Help is greatly appreciated.

    5 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago
  • Emergency! Need to access hard drive. 10 points!? (moved)?

    I'm sorry; I don't know how this ended up in the hardware section, so here goes in software.

    Here's my problem; I (being stupid, I know), renamed nvsvc32.exe to nvsvc32.exe.old. Now, system32\config\system is corrupted.

    I could go through recovery console, but it's risky, so I need to know; how can I go into the computer's hard drive itself, using the operating system from the cd? This is Windows XP. The operating system on the hard drive is SP3 but I am using a boot cd in SP1a. I know how to rename it and everything, but I need to rename the old file back to what it was. Preferably, I would like to have a command prompt pop up allowing me to access the C drive.

    In case this helps, I have a Vista cd, which I know how to access the command prompt with. Since I only need to access the hard drive, and only once, is this a possible solution?

    If any of you know how, I would be extremely grateful and will give 10 points. And please, step by step instructions. I don't know computers in this area that well. Thanks!

    6 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago
  • Emergency! Need to access hard drive. 10 points!?

    Here's my problem; I (being stupid, I know), renamed nvsvc32.exe to nvsvc32.exe.old. Now, system32\config\system is corrupted.

    I could go through recovery console, but it's risky, so I need to know; how can I go into the computer's hard drive itself, using the operating system from the cd? I know how to rename it and everything, but I need to rename the old file back to what it was.

    If any of you know how, I would be extremely grateful and will give 10 points. Thanks!

    5 AnswersOther - Hardware1 decade ago
  • Grammar question - possessive of children (trying again)?

    Sorry, I asked this wrong earlier. I'll try again.

    Let's say you're saying the possessive of something plural. For example, a country of the citizens would be the " citizens' " country.

    Now, how do you say that with children? According to Microsoft Word, " childrens' " isn't correct.

    4 AnswersWords & Wordplay1 decade ago
  • Transcripts for universities/colleges?

    When a college/university receives your high school transcript, does it contain your quarterly grades for each course, semester grades, or only year-grades? Or something else?

    3 AnswersHigher Education (University +)1 decade ago
  • How Bcc works in weird situations?

    Let's say you have an e-mail like this:

    To: example1@yahoo.com

    Cc:

    Bcc: example2@yahoo.com, example3@yahoo.com, example4@yahoo.com

    According to Yahoo's help section (http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/yahoomail/ba... ), example2 would see

    "To: example2@yahoo.com, example1@yahoo.com,

    not

    "To: example2@yahoo.com, example3@yahoo.com, example4@yahoo.com, example1@yahoo.com.

    Basically, Bcc receivers cannot see each other in Yahoo mail.

    However, on the Wikipedia article concerning Bcc (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_carbon_copy ), it starts to lean toward that Bcc receivers can't see each other, but then puts on the end that it's not required and that they can possibly see each other. I think the article implies that it may vary among e-mailers.

    But, let's say that Yahoo is on the sending end (as pre-mentioned, Yahoo does not allow Bcc receivers to see each other), but sends it to, for the sake of the story, the users above, but with the domain name "example.net", where, for the sake of the story, Bcc receivers can see each other. Will Yahoo rules apply, or will example.net's rules apply? So, will example2@example.net see

    "To: example2@example.net, example1@example.net,

    or

    "To: example2@example.net, example3@example.net, example4@example.net, example1@example.net ?

    In addition, let's go back to the same usernames, but with domains at yahoo.com. What if these users are on the receiving end, and example.net is on the sending end? Do Yahoo's rules apply, or do example.net's rules apply?

    Finally, let's say that example2 and example3 are under yahoo.com, but example4 is under example.net. Would any particular domain's rules apply to all the receivers, or, if the standard is receiver-dependent, would individual users fall under their domain rules?

    I apologize for the length and possible lack of clarity of this question, but I am just extremely curious, and, as I don't have another e-mail account where I can guarantee these conditions, I can't test it out. In addition, I think other people would also be very interested in the answers. If anyone happens to know them, I would greatly appreciate it if they let them out here. Thanks for reading.

    2 AnswersSending and Receiving Messages1 decade ago
  • Annoying T-Mobile ring!?

    I have one of those T-Mobile phones where, when someone calls me, instead of giving a standard dial tone to the caller, the phone plays the song. Frankly, the songs are horrible in my opinion, and I think it leaves a tacky impression on callers. How do I get rid of them and just have a standard dial tone for callers?

    2 AnswersCell Phones & Plans1 decade ago
  • Can I make a postcard?

    I need to give someone a postcard to send back to me as an acknowledgement of receipt. However, I don't have any real postcards. Can I just cut out a think piece of paper that meets postcard size guidelines, address and stamp it, and have the postal service treat it as a postcard?

    1 AnswerOther - Society & Culture1 decade ago
  • Upgrading internet explorer?

    Right now, I'm using IE6. And, yes, I've heard it's insecure, and I also heard that IE8 was just released to manufacturers 2 days ago. So, I have three options. Should I:

    Upgrade to Internet Explorer 8? (is it stable enough yet, and compatible with everything?)

    Upgrade to Internet Explorer 7? (I heard many use it), or

    Keep Internet Explorer 6?

    8 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago
  • More good songs for the piano?

    Yes, a few weeks ago, I asked about good classical songs, and I am enjoying them immensely. However, I'd also like something to do alongside them, something that's a bit different, so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for good, dramatic/epic, and somewhat popular and modern music for the piano (e. g. lord of the rings, etc). But I'd also like it to be something challenging, for someone who has been playing for 9-10 years (and, for example, harder than Schumann's "Aufschwung" and "Grillen" in classical terms). Any ideas?

    4 AnswersOther - Music1 decade ago
  • Looking for a classical song for piano?

    I'm looking for a classical song for piano, something that's good for someone who has played for 9-10 years (and, like, harder than Schumann's "Aufschwung" and "Grillen"), and something that's rather fast and dramatic, that people would find amazing. Any ideas?

    5 AnswersClassical1 decade ago