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A good friend is moving to Boston next month and I've had many hours' worth of gaming saved on game-save files from a few games. I tried to connect a Belkin transfer cable between my laptop and his XBox360 but it didn't seem to get anywhere? (How can I make the transfer happen this way?)
I also wonder whether the game-save information can be transferred from his account to a new one of mine.
- I think you need to use a memory card. See Xbox_360_accessories#Memory_units. RudolfRed (talk) 06:10, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Why did the IANA choose port 80 for HTTP?
- Yes, I think TBL had it at 80. It's certainly 80 by the time of the first public HTTP documentation in 1991. Unfortunately I can't find old releases of CERN httpd on its website (only source for v3 from 1996). The changelog (which goes back to v0.1 in 1991, presumably matching that HTTP spec) doesn't mention a port change. So I think we can say, for anything remotely public, TBL always had it at 80. -- Finlay McWalterჷTalk 12:47, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Cleaning an imac's screen
- Along with warnings that most of their screens are coated with various useful things that will get wiped off if you use some kind of astringent cleaner. --Mr.98 (talk) 11:38, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
Hi, I only started coding a couple of days ago, so I'm pretty clueless, and I'm just trying to look at other people's code to learn. I am coding in CSS to style websites that already exist, so I can't change their code; this CSS is for Stylish on Firefox. I want a side bar to stay fixed where it is on the page, and not scroll up, and "position:fixed" works fine for this. But the page has a navigation bar on the top, which I don't want fixed, and it isn't. The problem is, when scrolling down, the top bar disappears like I want, but the sidebar then has a lot of empty space above it. I want the sidebar to scroll up with the page until the page is scrolled down by 250px, and then to be fixed to the side. Is that possible?
I know I'm not the best at explaining things, so I'll give an example. Imagine the Wikipedia logo on the left spanned the whole top of the page. I would want the sidebar below that logo to stay fixed to the left, but let the logo scroll up. The problem would be that the links would have a lot of space above them when the page is scrolled down, because of the space the logo took. So I need to have that sidebar scroll up the size of the logo, and then be fixed.
- I wouldn't rule out the possibility of some fancy not-quite-fully-standardized way to hack that to work with just CSS, but it'd probably be simpler to do in JS, you might look into Greasemonkey . ¦ Reisio (talk) 18:18, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
- Rather disappointingly, CSS isn't as general a style description language as one might like. In particular, one can't reorder how elements are arranged in HTML (one can often work around this with layout CSS, but it becomes increasingly complicated) and one can't change which elements are inside which. And CSS has very limited capacity to add and remove content from HTML. CSS certainly doesn't allow one total control over all aspects of every website. People have done amazing things styling in CSS Zen Garden, but the HTML for that is deliberately very simple and entirely semantic, which makes doing things much more straightforward. If your intention is to learn CSS (which is still a worthy and useful goal, as CSS is still a valuable thing and mostly a big improvement over what we had to do in HTML alone) then I'd personally recommend generating your own HTML and CSS together and following a sensible CSS tutorial (e.g. Dave Raggett's). Taking a look at how people did some wildly different things with the same content on CSS Zen Garden is also a useful learning tool. I think if you try to learn by simply manipulating the CSS of existing, often rather uncooperatively written, pages, you might get rather frustrated, and miss some of the deeper ideas of how things are supposed to work. -- Finlay McWalterჷTalk 18:35, 6 May 2012 (UTC)