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Filtering invalid utf8

I have a text file in an unknown or mixed encoding. I want to see the lines that contain a byte sequence that is not valid UTF-8 (by piping the text file into some program). Equivalently, I want to ...
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0answers
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how to fix this: cinnamon stopped. your system is running in fallback mode

yesterday, I found out that the mint 13 xfce installation is acting different then before. I noticed that my dad's account was not looking it should normally. I tried my mom's account and when logged ...
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0answers
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complex dd-wrt routing setup - is it possible?

I have access to my university's VPN through OpenVPN, and would like to extend it to all the devices at home. I have cable internet, a DD-WRT router, a bunch of clients (mostly Windows), and a ...
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how to download a file using just bash and nothing else (no curl, wget, perl, etc.)

I have a minimal headless *nix which does not have any command line utilities for downloading files (e.g. no curl, wget, etc). I only have bash. How can I download a file? Ideally, I would like a ...