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Ladies and gentlemen, the right honourable Prime Minister of Austria.
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Just wondering if anyone here has suggestions....

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I've got a Dell XPS 15 laptop connected to a (rather old) Dell 2408WFP monitor via HDMI. I want to use only the monitor when I'm at my desk, so I've set Windows to show the desktop there and switch the laptop display off.

This works fine after rebooting, but if I just close the lid, Windows forgets my settings. On waking up it either duplicates the desktop on both screens, or it extends them, depending on what my setup was before I changed things. How do I get it to remember my settings after hibernating?

The laptop has double GPUs, both the Intel integrated GPU and an Nvidia GTX 750M, if that makes a difference.

The problem appears to be specific to closing the lid. If I press the power button, then everything works as it should whether I set it to sleep or hibernate. Conversely, if I close the lid, then it always reactivates the laptop display on waking up.
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Great moments in StackExchange hot network questions, part 2

Some building are really tall, if you flush the toilet and the contents go into a pipe and straight down, there could be a lot of energy, potentially enough to cause harm to the sewer pipe at the end of the fall.

I know that in my home, the pipe goes straight down and then there is just a 90 degree bend. According to Wikipedia the calculations for Terminal velocity have a lot of variables, but in essence things that are falling get to top speed quickly.

When solids are falling straight down a drain pipe in a highrise building, how fast do they fall? What is the potential for the things that are falling to damage the pipes? How is this addressed in building engineering?
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The right question to be asking is, how can the energy of falling poop be harvested for the good of humanity?
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Great moments in StackExchange hot network questions.

When I pet my cat, and then touch her on the nose, I get a little shock. Sometimes, when she walks up to something, her nose sparks and she jumps back and puffs out. I was wondering how I might go about measuring the capacitance of my cat.

So how many micro-farads does my cat have? I don't think I can just attach the black thing on the multimeter to her tail and then touch the red side to her nose as in this wikihow article. Neither the wiki article on Body capacitance nor this stack exchange question on the same topic tell me anything about measuring.
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4k screen = see all the compression artifacts that websites wanted to hide from you
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You know, this Windows 8.1 Start screen isn't too bad after all.

#cognitivedissonance   #windows4lyfe   #stockholmsyndrome  
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Great moments in monomania, Wikipedia edition, volume #69217 ch. 26 s.8 ss.13 p.725

Since 2007, almost all of Henderson's edits have been to tweak the misuse of "comprised of" by other Wikipedians. In a compelling, 6000 word essay, which ranks among the top Google results for the phrase, Henderson sets out in exacting detail why it should be avoided.
Each Sunday night before he goes to bed, Bryan Henderson follows an exacting routine to rid the world of one particular grammatical mistake.
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New year, new job.

I, for one, welcome our new Redmond overlords. I'd also like to remind them that as an experienced data scientist, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground coding cubicles.
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Shameful confession: I've only now learnt what the National Report and the Daily Currant are, due to a (real) news report that Facebook is cracking down on fake news sites. So I went to see what the fuss was about.

Holy crap, it's hilarious. Today's headlines from NR: "OBAMA IS AN ATHEIST", "NINTENDO TO KILL OFF MARIO", etc. This is already quality flamebait, but DC is better still, crossing the line into actual satire:

"SAUDI ARABIA SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING ALLOWING WOMEN TO USE FORKS"
"FOX NEWS ANALYST CLAIMS LONDON IS 85% GAY"
"AMERICAN SNIPER BOMBS AT IRAQI BOX OFFICE" <-- double points for double meaning
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Beautiful Peniscola.
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I'm an RC fan myself.
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Ah, the good ol' days. When Wile E. Coyote had a stick of dynamite, Elmer had a rifle, and Mickey had a machine gun.
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This still may be the case in videogames: I'm pretty sure that if you have the "Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey" figure in Disney Infinity you can have him wield all sorts of gnarly weapons.
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