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Zip a zip

 
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If I want to compress "my documents" to my documents.zip. What happens if I have in zip files already in this folder?
 
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It works fine. The file won't get compressed any further, of course.
 
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It works fine. The file won't get compressed any further, of course.



Wrong ! The zip file will explode and your hard disk will crash with a screech. Only WD40 can stop the screeching.
 
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I find turtle wax also works. Especially if you apply it beforehand as a preventative measure. Better safe than sorry, after all...
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
I find turtle wax also works.



Luddite! I find that lubricating nanites work best.
 
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You can prevent the hard disk from exploding by applying external pressure to counter the pressure-build up in the recursive zip files. Putting a stack of heavy books on top the case works to some extent (about 5 stone) but the best thing to do is submerse it in non-conducting fluid like vegetable oil to a depth of 30 feet or more.
 
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Never zip a zip file otherwise you will have to unzip it twice. :roll:
 
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Nikos, you're never going to get anywhere with computers if don't adopt a "try it and see what happens" approach. As my old Apple II+ manual said, you aren't going to damage the computer just by typing on the keyboard, unless you type on it with a hammer.
 
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My computer is very slow.
 
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That's because you're too nice to it.
Do as bosses do, threaten to fire it (putting a flamethrower within sight of it helps) or cut its vacation allowance.
Whipping also helps, shouting can be effective at times.
 
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Originally posted by Jeroen T Wenting:
That's because you're too nice to it.
Do as bosses do, threaten to fire it (putting a flamethrower within sight of it helps) or cut its vacation allowance.
Whipping also helps, shouting can be effective at times.



I don't have anyone who shouts... probably I should get married soon.
 
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Originally posted by rathi ji:
My computer is very slow.



Plug it into two power sockets at the same time, it will run twice as fast...
 
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Originally posted by rathi ji:


I don't have anyone who shouts... probably I should get married soon.



I thought you have your landlord to shout on you
 
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Research suggests computers run twice as fast when mounted on a Shinkansen
 
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Originally posted by John Meyers:
Research suggests computers run twice as fast when mounted on a Shinkansen



What it cost??? I hope less than 1 GB RAM.
 
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


I thought you have your landlord to shout on you



We are shifting and new flat is near Hyderabad Central.
 
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Originally posted by Greg Charles:
As my old Apple II+ manual said, you aren't going to damage the computer just by typing on the keyboard, unless you type on it with a hammer.



Or a cat.
[ November 22, 2006: Message edited by: Maureen Augustus ]
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